What Is A Cosmesceutical?

The term “cosmeceutical” was introduced by dermatologist Dr Albert Kligman in 1984 and is derived from a combination of the words cosmetic and pharmaceutical.

Cosmeceuticals are products that have both cosmetic and therapeutic (medical or drug-like) effects, and are intended to have a beneficial effect on skin health and beauty. Like cosmetics, they are applied topically as creams or lotions but contain active ingredients that have an effect on skin cell function. In some cases, their action is limited to the skin surface (such as exfoliants), while others can penetrate to deeper levels, either enhancing or limiting normal skin functions. Cosmeceuticals are available “over-the-counter” (without prescription) and are generally used as part of a regular skin care regime to help improve skin tone and texture, pigmentation and fine lines.

Most moisturisers restore barrier function and water content to the skin, improving the appearance of aged or dry skin. Cosmeceuticals should ideally deliver the active ingredient in a biologically effective form to the skin and reach the target site in sufficient quantity to have an effect.

My skin is fine, why would I consider switching?

Maybe you have “good skin” and wonder why you would bother to spend the extra money on a cosmeceutical regime? The answer really comes down to realising the full potential of your genetically good skin… it could look even better. Cosmeceutical products work at the cellular and DNA level, to up-regulate cell turnover, repair barrier function and reduce the length of your skin cycle. They switch on your skin’s natural ability to hydrate, repair and rejuvenate itself; meaning a fresh complexion, even tone and improved elasticity. Even good skin needs a wake-up every now and then, as well as protection from sun damage. Sun damage will catch up with us all if we don’t tackle it from a young age, with a daily intelligent SPF.

My number one antiageing advice is sunscreen every day, rain, hail or shine!

Try Image MD Daily Restoring Moisturiser https://in2skin.com.au/product/image-md-restoring-daily-defence-moisturiser-spf-50/

 

Image MD Restoring Daily Defence Moisturiser SPF 50

$92.00

Image MD Restoring Daily Defence Moisturiser SPF 50

This daily, lightweight and non-greasy moisturiser infused with plant stem cell extracts offers advanced UVA/UVB as well as infrared protection. Transparent zinc oxide in combination with effective antioxidants help protect skin from free-radical damage while delaying the ageing process. Paraben free. Formulated by plastic surgeons for maximum results.

8 in stock

Description

Image MD Restoring Daily Defence Moisturiser SPF 50

This lightweight daily moisturiser offers SPF 50 broad-spectrum UVA/UVA protection. It’s formulated with sheer zinc oxide and UV filters, along with antioxidants that help fight environmental stressors. Formulated by a plastic surgeon to deliver benefits at-home and after cosmetic procedures.

WHY IT WORKS

Provides SPF 50 broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection
Formulated with zinc oxide and UV filters for a sheer and seamless finish
A blend of antioxidants helps to defend against the effects of environmental stressors
Perfect for everyday wear under makeup or high sun exposure

HOW TO USE

Apply generously 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply at least every 2 hours

FAQs

What are the ingredients?

INGREDIENTS

Featured Ingredients

Zinc oxide
Homosalate, octocrylene & octisalate
Hydrolyzed pea protein
Antioxidant blend

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS
HOMOSALATE 10.0%

OCTISALATE 5.0%

OCTOCRYLENE 6.0%

ZINC OXIDE 9.0%

INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: AQUA/WATER/EAU, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, GLYCERIN, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, THERMUS THERMOPHILLUS FERMENT, POLYACRYLATE-13, CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYISOBUTENE, POLYGLYCERYL-6 POLYRICINOLEATE, LECITHIN, ISOSTEARIC ACID, POLYGLYCERYL-3 POLYRICINOLEATE, POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID, SODIUM CHLORIDE, CETEARYL DIMETHICONE, MARRUBIUM VULGARE EXTRACT, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, XANTHAN GUM, POLYGLYCERYL-2 ISOSTEARATE, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, POLYSORBATE 20, LIMONENE, SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, PANTHENOL, DISODIUM EDTA, SODIUM HYALURONATE, MELANIN, ERYTHRITOL, CITRIC ACID, GLUCOSE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, HYDROLYZED PEA PROTEIN, TOCOPHEROL, PEG-8/SMDI COPOLYMER, TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, BAROSMA BETULINA (BUCHU) LEAF OIL, VANILLA PLANIFOLIA FRUIT EXTRACT, SODIUM BENZOATE, HOMARINE HCL, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, SODIUM SUCCINATE, MALUS DOMESTICA FRUIT CELL CULTURE EXTRACT, ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA (THALE CRESS) EXTRACT, MICROCOCCUS LYSATE, PLANKTON EXTRACT, ERGOTHIONEINE.

*We at Image Skincare strive to keep ingredient lists on this website as accurate as possible. However because ingredients are subject to change, we cannot guarantee that these lists are complete, up-to-date and/or error-free. For an accurate listing of ingredients in each product, please refer to your product packaging.