Cosmeceuticals are products that have both cosmetic and therapeutic effects. In skincare, this translates to products that have active ingredients that affect skin cell function. At Oz Hair & Beauty, you’ll find many cosmeceutical skincare products containing vitamins, antioxidants or botanicals that can target specific skin concerns.
If you have dry, dehydrated or dull skin, hyaluronic acid is a powerful active ingredient that boosts hydration and locks in moisture. Also popular amongst those with dehydrated skin, vitamin B hydrates while working to calm redness and irritation, reduce oil production and strengthen the skin barrier. Niacinamide is a popular & highly effective form of vitamin B.
Hailed as anti-ageing heroes, products containing vitamin A or retinol improve cell turnover, so are great for wrinkle prevention, minimising breakouts and brightening/smoothing skin. For those with sensitive skin, bakuchiol is a gentle, natural alternative with similar effects.
Another anti-ageing, skin-brightening hero, vitamin C is an antioxidant that protects skin from environmental damage. vitamin E, however, is another antioxidant that supports skin health and can be paired with Vitamin C to boost photodamage protection.
Incorporating a chemical exfoliant like an AHA or BHA into your skincare routine can have several benefits. AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) are water-soluble acids that remove the top layer of skin to generate new skin cells and are an ideal addition to your skincare routine if you want to target hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, fine lines or enlarged pores. BHAs are oil-soluble and work to deeply clean pores and dry out excess oil, so they are great for oily or acne-prone skin.
If you are looking for gentle ingredients that boost skin health and have anti-ageing benefits, look out for peptides and ceramides. Peptides are amino acids that boost collagen and elastin, and ceramides are lipids that help to lock in moisture and repair the skin barrier.
You’ll find a variety of cosmeceuticals at Oz Hair & Beauty from top brands like Aspect, Medik8, Pixi and Cosrx. And don’t forget the most important player in your skincare routine - sunscreen! It is always important to protect your skin from harmful UV rays, but particularly when using active ingredients that sensitise your skin.
Do you need advice on which cosmeceuticals are suitable for your skin concerns or which active ingredients can be used together? Reach out to a customer service team member using our live chat service.