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Cosmeceuticals - What Are They?

The largest organ of the human body is not inside our bodies, but on it – the skin. For many of us, part of the morning ritual is cleansing our skin and applying toners, moisturizers, serums, sun protection, using what we consider the best products, in order to protect, nourish, and rejuvenate the skin.

The products we use fall into three categories:

Cosmetic products – which are developed by the skin care industry – and can be sold over the counters in most stores. they are overseen by the FDA Center for Food safety and Applied Nutrition, which sets guidelines for labeling and nutrition. Cosmetics do not alter the body structures.

Skin Care products - requiring a prescription are classified as drugs. Drugs are approved by the Food and Drug Administration after undergoing an intensive regimen to certify their safety and efficacy. Drugs are substances that affect the structure or function of any bodily part.

Cosmeceuticals - are products that have some proven effects on the appearance of the skin. Cosmeceuticals are available at physician’s offices exclusively, neither over the counter, nor requiring a prescription. They fall into the category between drugs and cosmetics.

At Palm City Medical Aesthetics, we have partnered with ZO® Skin Health, a medical-grade skin care line which provides a distinct perspective on skincare, that elevates and optimizes the relationship between science and skin care.

You can schedule your consultation at 772.510.0105 to receive a consultation for a personalized skin care program.

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