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What Are Dermaceuticals?

When it comes to skincare products, there are so many options available, Which makes it tough to wade through the marketing trying to decide what is best for your skin type. Skincare products can affect the skin in different ways. Generally speaking, “cosmetic” products are meant to cleanse or enhance the skin without any therapeutic or long-term benefits. But, what are dermaceuticals? Dermaceutical products, also referred to as functional cosmetics, cosmeceuticals, or dermapharmaceuticals, are skincare products that do have therapeutic properties and work to improve overall skin health, support cellular proliferation, brighten, and address premature again. 

What are Dermaceuticals?

As mentioned above, dermaceuticals are intended to do more than temporarily enhance your skin’s appearance. They contain ingredients that actually improve and support skin health in a variety of ways. They tend to penetrate deeper into the layers of skin to make your skin thrive from the inside out. Some of the benefits may include a clarifying, reduction in wrinkles, dark spots, inflammation, and pore size, as well as an increase in skin elasticity, moisture, and so much more!

What Exciting Ingredients Can One Find In Dermaceuticals?

There are so many diverse ingredients you may find in dermaceutical products, and it’s important to know which ones to look for and what they can do for your skin. Here are some of the most popular ingredients to seek when choosing a skincare product.

Algae Active Concentrate( Pullulan, Nannochloropsis Oculata Extract):

A microalgae concentrate that helps to encourage skin vitality, strengthen cutaneous protection, address hydro regulation, while helping to improve Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) levels and skin’s natural renewal, in turn promoting a brighter, softer, improved tone and more hydrated complexion. 

Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Extract:

Cannabis sativa, or CBD extract is non-psychoactive, antioxidant-rich, and has a multitude of benefits. While nourishing and moisturizing the skin, it provides defense from free-radicals and is a more potent antioxidant than vitamin E and C. Hemp oil is anti-bacterial, balancing, and protects the skin from collagen loss. With a high fatty acid content, it can also aid in wrinkle reduction and improve skin’s elasticity. 

Sh-Oligopeptide-1 – (Epidermal Growth Factor aka EGF): 

A peptide that has shown to fast-track the development of anti-aging properties by addressing natural skin exfoliation, turn-over and proliferation which in turn helps to soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while also working synergistically to boost healthy complexion results. EGF is capable of thickening tissue layers while enhancing barrier function.

Hyaluronic Acid:

Hyaluronic acid (HA) occurs naturally in our skin. We tend to have an abundance of it when we are young, but it decreases as we age. HA gives skin its plumpness by helping absorb more moistures and also promotes collagen synthesis.

Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate:

This non-irritating derivative of L-ascorbic acid is light and oxygen stable. You only need a small amount of magnesium ascorbyl phosphate to get the same collagen-boosting qualities of L-ascorbic acid. With its high antioxidant value, it will also brighten skin. 

BV-OSC (Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate):

Oil soluble Vitamin C consists of antioxidant and brightening properties, addresses the support of natural collagen synthesis, additional ingredient activities help inhibit Matrix Metalloproteinase (MMPi) and promotes defense properties while addressing the softening of redness possibly caused by inflammation. 

Inyline® (Acetyl Hexapeptide-30, Arginine): 

A molecular cosmetic hexapeptide specifically designed to help lessen expression wrinkles, aids in smoothing skin surface by targeting a post- synaptic approach, programmed to generate an effect which aids in limiting facial movement repetition which has shown to cause the formation of fine lines and wrinkles; Ingredient Study: significant reduction in wrinkle depth with a mean decrease of 14.9% after 28 days.

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3): 

Vitamin B3 helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles thanks to its powerful collagen-boosting properties. It also helps to correct uneven skin tone with its antioxidant, free-radical-fighting nature and prevent hyperpigmentation by protecting skin from the sun’s infrared rays. Niacinamide can also reduce pore size.

Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38: 

Also known as Matrixyl Synthe’ 6, this compound is derived from amino acids and is the star ingredient in supporting collagen renewal and thereby decreasing fine lines and wrinkles. 

Pepha®-Tight (Pullulan, Nannochloropsis Oculata Extract):

A beautiful algae extract that tightens and provides long term effects by promoting properties which help strengthen skin.

PhytocellTec® Symphytum [Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Callus Culture Extract]:

A plant stem cell active addresses natural skin turnover activation in order to aid in promoting more smooth and even tone without traditional chemical or physical exfoliation

Retinaldehyde (Retinol):

Patented stable Retinaldehyde, performs closest to Retinoic Acid (Vit A) in a cosmetic topical, providing the ultimate anti-age properties, helps to soften fine lines, with little to no irritation as is found in most Vitamin A actives

ResistemTM (Globularia Cordifolia Callus Culture Extract):

Plant extract obtained by stem cell cultures from Globularia Cordifolia, helps to address anti-aging improvements through toxin elimination, skin lifespan extension and natural skin renewal


These are just a few to mention, many more to discover with Botanical Rush!!


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