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What is a Cosmeceutical?

The term Cosmeceutical is a beautiful combination of the words ‘cosmetic’ and ‘pharmaceutical’, with the effectiveness of a pharmaceutical and the safety and pleasantness of a cosmetic. Cosmeceuticals contain a higher percentage of active ingredients that can influence the biological functions of the skin, basically by contributing nutrients that also have an anti-aging effect.

These products are the result of years of scientific research, testing, and development, culminating in something with proven effectiveness that visibly improves and enhances our skin.


What do cosmeceuticals contain?

Alpha-hydroxy acids, Lactic acid, Glycolic acid

They soften fine wrinkles, lighten pigmentation spots, generally tighten and improve skin texture.

Beta-hydroxy acids – Salicylic acid

It opens pores, clears up pimples, and eliminates scaling and roughness on skin.


Retinyl Esters, Retinol, Retinaldehyde, Oxoretinoids (Vitamin A): It treats fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmented spots, photo damage, and helps make your skin thicker.

Vitamin C

It promotes collagen production, improves fine lines, and reduces pigmentation and inflammation.

Alpha-tocopherol (Vitamin E)

It inhibits the acute UV damage of redness, sunburn, and tanning, as well as chronic UV photoaging and skin cancer, and improves skin hydration.

Alpha-lipoic acid

It has anti-inflammatory properties and acts as an exfoliant. Reduces skin roughness and fine wrinkles.

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)

It reduces fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmented spots, red blotchiness, and skin sallowness, improves skin elasticity.

N-acetyl glucosamine

It prevents photo damage, reduces pigmentation.

Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone)

It reduces UVA-induced collagen breakdown hence improving fine wrinkles, skin roughness.

Green tea extract (Polyphenols)

It has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and sunscreen properties, that reduce UV-induced DNA damage. It protects against UV-induced redness and swelling.

Grapeseed extract (Polyphenols)

It prevents photo damage.

Ferulic acid

It has a synergistic effect with Vitamins C and E in preventing photo-aging, increased firmness of the skin.


It lightens age spots, freckles, chloasma, melasma.

Kojic acid

It primarily lightens dark spots, and also has anti-wrinkle properties.

Licorice extract Glabridin

It soothes and hydrates skin, reduces hyperpigmentation.


Now that we know how they work, it’s time to include these amazing topical anti-ageing products into our skincare regimen.



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