The skincare industry is largely self-regulated, which means it is very difficult for skin care brands and providers to ensure that all products on the market are legitimate. It can be incredibly dangerous to use skincare products when you are unsure of its origins, and more specifically, its ingredients. Fortunately, medical grade skin care products are much more transparent. Below, we’ll tell you what you need to know for your safety and skincare shopping.
Avoid Third Party Vendors
Popular skin care brands like ZO® Skin Health and Neocutis® can only be distributed by authorized providers. Furthermore, these products are only available through a physician’s office. If you are shopping online for skincare items of these brands, and see them available elsewhere, that’s a red flag. First, you don’t know if these products are legitimate. Receiving counterfeit or imitation skincare products can be terribly dangerous, as they might damage your skin. Furthermore, you have no way to know the condition of the products unless you buy them from a trusted source. If the skincare products are used, tampered with or otherwise damaged, you might be purchasing a product that isn’t in a condition to be sold in the first place. Finally, you need to consider how the products are held. Skincare products are unique because their ingredients require them to be stored in very specific conditions. When you buy these products from unreliable vendors, there’s no way to guarantee the product has been properly stored, and therefore, you might find that the quality of the product has been compromised.
Where Can I Find Medical Grade Skincare?
Luckily, it’s not complicated to find out whether your medical grade skincare products are coming from an authorized distributor. At Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery, we’re proud to be authorized vendors of both ZO® Skin Health and Neocutis® products. This means that we have a legitimate relationship with these brands, and we are qualified to provide you with these products and with helping you determine the skincare products that are most beneficial to you. In addition to the comfort of knowing your skincare products are safe and legitimate, visiting us for your skincare needs can help you optimize your skincare routine. With our deep knowledge of cosmetic skin care, we can tailor your skincare regimen to address concerns specific to your needs. That way you get the most “bang for your buck”. If you’d like to learn more about the products we have available, or and discover what products would work best for your specific skin type, schedule a consultation with our aesthetician, contact us today! If you are a return customer with an of the ZO Skin Health line, you can purchase your favorite products through our online portal here.