Cosmetics vs Cosmeceuticals

Move by Minerva is specifically designed for women who lead active lifestyles, but what about healthy-aging and the effectiveness to actually improve and change the skin?

In this blog we discuss the difference between a ‘cosmetic’ product, that can help maintain your skin by providing temporary results, and a ‘cosmeceutical’ product which includes active ingredients that penetrate the skin at a cellular level to bring about visible changes.

When it comes to slowing down the aging process a cosmeceutical product is the essential part of a skincare range. Cosmeceutical products include ingredients that are backed by clinical science and actually penetrate the skin at a deeper level where the improvements can be made to collagen and elastin. A cosmetic product may include active ingredients at a lower concentration, whereas a cosmeceutical has higher levels of concentrations and often have a variety of these active ingredients combined, making them more of a results based product.

So what are the active ingredients?

Antioxidants such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Green Tea, Co Enzyme Q10 help strengthen the skin and fight off free-radical damage to slow down the signs of ageing.

Vitamin B (Niacinamide, Panthenol) which improves the skin’s barrier function and therefore promotes healing and helps to reduce moisture loss.

Glycolic, Lactic, Salicylic Acids (AHAs & BHAs) are effective exfoliators and re-texturisers. They help to refine and decongest the skin and can also reduce breakouts pigmentation on the skin.

Hyaluronic Acid which is an effective hydrator to help hold moisture in the skin.

The Move by Minerva range is committed to providing the most effective skincare formulations and contains the highest level of these active ingredient concentrations before having to consult a professional skincare stockist in which a proper consultation is required. The products have been created to not only be light on the skin, absorb quickly, and meet the needs of an active women, but they also importantly help soften fine lines, reduce wrinkle depth, reduce the severity of acne, diminish scarring, and reduce the appearance of sun damage and pigmentation. By stimulating collagen, re-texturising the skin, and ensuring deep hydration your complexion will look healthier, radiant, and more youthful.

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