What are they?

Cosmeceuticals are topical skin care products that enhance beauty and provide added health benefits.

The added health benefits may include skin tightening and firming, puffiness reduction, increased hydration and ingredients that enhance the appearance or feel of the skin, including products that improve uneven skin color and dark spots. The health benefits derive from the addition of vitamins, nutrients, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory ingredients and collagen boosting ingredients that have been clinically proven.

Cosmeceuticals are anti-aging skin products, skin firming creams, anti-wrinkle creams, cellular replacement serums, and combinations of sunscreens and moisturizers; and products that contain alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA) and beta-hydroxy acids (BHA), topical vitamin C, lipoic acid, Co-Q10, Green tea, soy and gingko, and pycnogenol. Cosmeceuticals are safe to use and results driven.

Medical grade cosmeceuticals contain higher amounts of active ingredients in safe, proven formulations that are delivered in a form that can reach targeted cells for effective and discernable results. They enhance cellular communications and strengthen the integrity of your skin. Cosmeceuticals are intended to balance and restore the skin for optimal skin health.

With Dr. Roberts’ guidance, you can learn about a good skin care regime and how it can work for you.

Everyone’s skin is unique and has its own issues. Good skin care is the foundation for natural beauty. If you have special problems like dry skin, acne, psoriasis or eczema, you need a discussion with Dr. Roberts. She can explain how to take care of your skin, and customize a skin care regiment for your needs.

Just remember that to get the results you seek, it is important to commit to a beauty regime designed for you, and follow your dermatologist’s advice.

If you are in your 30s and 40s, it is time to reevaluate your skin care products. Cleansers should remove surface oil, dirt and makeup without removing the natural lipids in your skin. Exfoliating products can help hydrate your skin, improve texture and improve our glow, but not at the expense of dryness, dullness and irritation.