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Cosmeceuticals vs Cosmetics

Cosmeceuticals vs Cosmetics

POSTED ON: 26th July 2016

What are Cosmeceuticals and how do they differ from Cosmetics?

Cosmeceuticals (as the name suggests) are essentially a combination of cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. They are products which offer the clinical strength of prescription treatments, but are designed for everyday use.

Most simply the difference between cosmeceuticals and off-the-shelf cosmetic products is that cosmeceuticals contain far higher levels of biologically active ingredients – substances that have been scientifically proven to optimise skin health.  Available only from registered skincare clinics, cosmeceuticals can be used to promote strong, healthy and younger looking skin, as well as to treat specific skin conditions.
At health + aesthetics we offer two fantastic ranges of cosmeceutical products:

ZO Skin Health Cosmeceuticals

ZO Cosmeceuticals at health + aesthetics, Farnham, Surrey
ZO Cosmeceuticals


The highly acclaimed ZO Skin Health range of cosmeceuticals was created by renowned dermatologist, Dr Zein Obagi, who has been developing skincare solutions for over 35 years.

The products and specific regimens have all been designed to address your unique skincare goals.  They are aimed at creating and maintaining lifelong healthy skin, rather than just quick-fixes, and are an excellent way to revitalise your skincare routine.

There are two individual ranges of products: ZO Medical and ZO Skin Health.

ZO Medical – Therapeutic Solutions provide clinically proven treatments for a wide range of skin disorders and chronic conditions, which include: acne, ageing, hyperpigmentation, inflammation, rosacea and sun damage.  The range includes: oil control products, anti-acne treatments, resurfacing skin peels and soothing/brightening recovery creams.

ZO Skin Health – Daily and Preventative Skincare Products are aimed at supporting daily skin health and protection from the environment.  These include: hydrating and exfoliating cleansers, advanced repair serums, sun protection, hand and body treatments. 

UniverSkin Cosmeceuticals


Universkin skincare at health + aesthetics. Farnham, Surrey
Universkin skincare


Meanwhile, brand new to health + aesthetics is the unique UniverSkin skincare range.
In fact we are lucky enough to be one of only 10 clinics in the UK to stock it.
The collection, which was developed at the state of the art POM laboratory in Nice, is totally different to other skincare brands.  Rather than produce large quantities of generic formulations, these products are blended individually to suit your skin’s needs at that particular time, which may vary due to the season, stress or hormones.

We literally mix the blends in front of your eyes using simple, fresh ingredients that are known to be effective at improving the overall appearance of your skin, as well as treating specific skincare conditions.

The whole experience is completely different to buying products off the shelf.   One of our experienced team will first carry out an analysis of your skin and discuss your needs and requirements, before recommending bespoke formulations which will meet your needs.  We will then invite you back in for a review, when you are ready to collect your next bottle, so that we can see the improvements in your skin and adjust the combination of active ingredients accordingly.

The highly experienced team here at health + aesthetics are experts in both the ZO and UniverSkin ranges.  They will be able to recommend the right products to for you to ensure long-term skin health and vitality.

To find out more or arrange a personal consultation, please contact us.

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