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Are Expensive Skin Care Products Better?

Choosing skincare productsEver heard the saying that “you get what you pay for”? This is used to justify that shelling out additional money for the more expensive choice means you end up with a higher-quality product. Does this hold true when discussing skin care products, however? Your Redwood City cosmetic surgeon at GLOW Surgical Arts offers this guide on whether expensive skin care products really are better.

Expensive does not always equal superior.

Sometimes with a higher-priced “high end” skin care product, you think you are paying for higher quality when, in reality, you actually are paying for branding and packaging. The product itself may be of the same quality as a discount brand, just like you can find clothes made at discount or big-box stores that are of a higher quality than higher-made counterparts.

Ingredients matter.

The best way to determine whether or not a skin care product is worth the price is by examining the list of ingredients. The ingredients used to make a skin care product determines its quality.

When looking at ingredient lists on any cosmetic product, be sure to remember that the ingredients are listed in order of percentage in the product unless that ingredient comprises 2 percent or less of the composition of the product.

For certain products, such as moisturizers for the face and body, spending more money does not necessarily mean higher quality. However, for products targeting specific things or anti-aging products, then less expensive options often under deliver.

Want to see a real difference in your skin? Buy products from your cosmetic surgeon.

Rather than sit and search on the Internet for information on every single ingredient in a skin-care product, take out the time and the guesswork and consider buying products from a cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Paul Gorman at GLOW Surgical Arts. Surgeons and other medical professionals offer prescription-strength products. As is the case above, the difference comes in the ingredients. Prescription-grade products have ingredients that are not available to consumers in over-the-counter products. Skin care products of prescription strength also have been backed by medical research and clinical trials and can make a real difference in the appearance of your skin, such as improving skin tone, reducing wrinkles and making pores smaller and less noticeable.

GLOW Surgical Arts offers two prescription-strength skin care products that are made with the finest ingredients and are suited for a variety of specific skin and complexion types. These products are Tretinoin (available in 0.1% and 0.5% strengths) and Hydroquinone (4%). We also have a variety of non-surgical procedures we can perform to improve the appearance of your skin, such as collagen induction therapy, microneedling, laser skin resurfacing, PRP therapy, and IPL treatments. To learn more about any of the procedures offered at GLOW Surgical Arts, call (650) 241-2209 to schedule a consultation.

Located in Redwood City, GLOW Surgical Arts offers expert cosmetic surgery services to patients throughout the Bay Area.