Medical Grade vs. Clinically Evidenced- Which is Better?

When it comes to skincare, most people want the best. They want to make sure that they are using products that are going to be effective and help them achieve their desired results. But what is the difference between medical grade and clinically evidenced skincare? What does each term mean, and which one should you be looking for when shopping for skincare products? In this blog post, we will explore the difference between medical grade and clinically evidenced skincare and help you decide which type of product is right for you!

The term medical grade is thrown around rather liberally regarding skincare products. But what does it mean? SKIN2’s resident expert Laura explains: “Medical-grade is a buzzword in skincare. Effectively, it is used to indicate higher amounts of active components in skincare products that have been proven effective on the skin and its deeper layers. As a result, you can typically see better results with these skincare items than with high street brands.”

However, this does not mean that the only products worth purchasing need to be incredibly expensive or prescribed by a doctor. As a result, the term we have decided to align with at SKIN2 is Clinically Evidenced. These products are extensively researched, with scientific backing, so the results they claim, you WILL see on your skin (if used correctly).

It is worth noting that some high street, over-the-counter products may positively affect the skin. The key to high-street success is to know what components to look for and in what concentrations. We always recommend our clients pay for scientifically proven products to change/improve skin conditions rather than brands with lots of glossy marketing and high prices with unbacked claims.

So, how do we know which products are worth buying? A firm favourite of ours is Obagi Medical. Other brands we often incorporate in our client’s skincare regimes include Zenii and a range of reputable brands used for Skin Boosters. You can view our complete treatment list on our website if you want more information.

Alternatively, you can contact one of our experts to discuss your options and determine which products will work for your skin.

To discuss your options, email the clinic directly at [email protected].

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