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Cosmeceuticals are a cross between cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. They contain active ingredients to benefit your complexion by altering the skin’s inner layers. Cosmeceuticals can be used routinely on the skin without the major side effects of pharmaceuticals!



Cosmetics vs


COSMETICS Formula-wise, cosmetics are only complex enough to work on the surface of the skin. It may feel nice on the skin and perk up your complexion for a day or two, but only temporarily.

COSMECEUTICALS With active ingredients and the right delivery system, Cosmecuticals are able to correct skin concerns and improve complexion from inside out for the long term, by strengthening the skin barrier and promoting change to the cells.

Active ingredients are defined as pharmaceutical ingredients that are tested to ensure effectiveness.

COSMETICS Cosmetics are produced to sell to the masses. Companies would not want masses of consumers to have adverse allergic reactions to their product, so only a small amount of anything that would cause major change is put into a product, or none at all. 

COSMECEUTICALS On the other hand, cosmeceuticals contain the right dosage of active ingredients that has positive effects on the skin without causing damage.

COSMETICS Manufacturers first decide on the concept and budget based on current trends. Ingredients and processing techniques that are too costly to mass produce are ruled out. The ingredients are then chosen according to what fits in the budget. 

COSMECEUTICALS As for cosmeceuticals, manufacturers first find out how much potential an ingredient has through dermatological research. By focusing on one 'star ingredient', they can develop a unique formula and manufacturing technique.



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BeautySquare is committed to improving skin in the most well-informed and natural way possible.


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