When it comes to skincare, not all products are created equal — from quality of ingredients to the manufacturing process, there’s a lot to consider before you decide what to purchase. Drug store brands often make big promises they can’t keep, whereas many professional skincare lines have years of research to back up their claims, along with the support of passionate, skilled doctors. And at Atagi Plastic Surgery and Skin Aesthetics, we only carry the highest-quality medical-grade lines to support your skin’s health and beauty.
Ready to learn more? Let’s get into the details:
Cheap drugstore prices come at a cost to your skin.
Drugstore products are usually produced by large brands who don’t specialize in skincare, and the difference is clear in their manufacturing process. These products are typically made in huge batches with low-quality ingredients, allowing companies to charge much less. These savings are then passed onto the consumer, and while it might seem like a good deal at first, you may end up dealing with new or worsened skin concerns like clogged pores, dryness, flaking, acne and redness. Medical-grade skincare is made in smaller batches, meaning they are often much fresher and contain fewer harmful preservatives.
Medical-grade products contain high quality ingredients.
Each ingredient you’ll find in a medical-grade product has been hand-selected with a specific formulation in mind. Drugstore products, on the other hand, are often made with lower quality ingredients along with potentially harmful chemicals and irritants. If they do happen to contain a high-quality ingredient, the amount is negligible. By law, the ingredients within drugstore products cannot be as potent as those in medical-grade products you can purchase at professional aesthetic medical practices. Not only do these better-quality options contain higher quality ingredients, but there is also a higher concentration of active ingredients for powerful, reliable treatment.
Drugstore skincare products are often one-size-fits-all.
The skincare options you’ll find at the drugstore are often mass-produced and mass-marketed, but they’re definitely not for everyone. For example, if you have a certain skin condition or a unique skin type, it will likely be difficult for you to find a product that aligns with your skincare needs and goals. Medical-grade skincare accommodates a wide range of skin types, skin tones and skin concerns to ensure that you achieve your desired results and find relief from certain conditions.
Medical-grade products are made with patients in mind.
As we’ve discussed, drugstore products are often made by big companies who mass-produce their products without taking into consideration any specific skin type, tone or condition. You might not find the specific item that you need at a drugstore simply because if they were produced, they wouldn’t generate as much profit. While these brands might not think it’s worth it to create specialized skincare, many medical-grade lines are created by doctors to fill an obvious gap in the market for the sake of their patients. Each product they offer is conceptualized, studied and created with the utmost care and respect for the people using them, and it shows in the results.
Look no further than Atagi Plastic Surgery and Skin Aesthetics.
We strive to help our patients enhance their natural beauty while reclaiming confidence and a healthy glow. Our selection of skincare lines was carefully chosen based on quality and customer satisfaction. They include:
- Atagi Skin, our very own skincare line, offers a range of restorative gels, creams and cleansers to help you treat, protect and perfect your glow.
- SkinBetter Science® is backed by rigorous testing to create only the highest-quality, safest and most efficient products possible.
- EltaMD® creates sunscreen for a wide variety of skin types and tones, featuring a lightweight texture and results-driven ingredients.