As we age and go through different stages of our lives, our skin changes with us… but it doesn’t always have to! The natural consequences of aging take their toll, most obviously, on our skin.
The epidermis thins and loses elasticity, leading to wrinkles and a leathery appearance. Blood vessels also become more fragile and can burst- bleeding just under the surface of skin and affecting its appearance.
Sun damage and daily wear and tear all have an impact- but luckily there are products which can help.
Our pharmacists regularly compound a number of cosmeceutical products for all kinds of patients. Our most popular cosmeceutical product are of the following categories:
Chemical peels are products (usually in cream form) that are applied to the skin in order to peel away the top layers, removing blemishes and exposing fresh, younger looking skin.
While Peels can come in different strengths (superficial, medium and deep) the most popular products are superficial peels which are more gentle on the skin and have little risk of side-effects such as hyperpigmentation and scarring which can occur with heavy-duty deep peels (which should only be used under strict medical supervision)
At Compounding Chemist Ipswich, our pharmacists regularly compound cosmeceutical creams containing alpha-hydroxy-acids as the active ingredients. Alpha-hydroxy-acids are a chemical class which include glycolic, lactic and salicylic acids- all very effective and gentle chemical peel agents.
Ask our compounding pharmacists today about what kind of products we can make to keep your skin looking young, and fresh.
Whitening creams are an increasingly-popular cosmetic products used to lighten skin tone and to even-out complexion. A number of active ingredients are used to achieve this lightened skin tone, some of which are prescription only.
At Compounding Chemist Ipswich, our pharmacists regularly compound effective whitening creams containing:
- Alpha-hydroxy-acids (glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid) work by removing the most superficial skin layers which are often sun damaged and contain the unwanted pigment. They are also called ‘chemical peels’.
- Niacinamide is a water soluble B vitamin with a number of roles in the body. Recently it was also found to be an effective skin-whitening agent when applied topically according to research by cosmetics company Procter & Gamble. The benefit of niacinamide cream is that it has no known side-effects.
- Hydroquinone is a potent lightening drug which (in Australia) is prescription only. It is often prescribed by a dermatologist for patients with issues with pigmentation. Due to its potency, it can cause some short-term skin irritation.
If you’re interested how a skin-whitening product might benefit you, have a chat with your doctor or with one of our friendly compounding pharmacists to determine the best product for your skin.
Patient safety and customer satisfaction are the real key ingredients at Medicross Compounding Pharmacy Ipswich, and our thorough processes ensure that you are given the highest quality compounded and prescription medication... Ask your doctor today how compounded medicines can benefit you.