Cosmetics -vs- Cosmeceuticals

It’s the age old debate—well in the beauty industry, at least—as to whether cosmetic skincare or cosmeceutical skincare is better for your skin. So, let’s have it out, here and now.

What is Cosmeceutical Skincare?



a cosmetic that has or is claimed to have medicinal properties.

Cosmeceutical skincare, as with cosmeceutical products, contains active ingredients that penetrate the deeper layers of your skin. These ingredients can change the way your skin behaves and have a long lasting effect.

This includes blends of AHA, glycolic and lactic acids, peptides and antioxidants that create long-lasting results beyond the surface of the skin.

So, not only does your skin look great, cosmeceutical treatments and products are also doing wonders behind the scenes.

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What is Cosmetic Skincare?



affecting only the appearance of something rather than its substance.

Cosmetic skincare only has a temporary effect on your skin and its appearance – it doesn’t work deep down to really change your skin for the better.

Cosmetics are still great though, they can sooth, hydrate, tighten or smooth your skin’s appearance. Although as soon as you wash it off, removing the products, the benefits are largely removed.

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What do we use at Your Beauty Secret?

Well, we’re huge fans of cosmeceutical skincare products and treatments, and use and sell Murad.

Murad is the world’s leading clinical skincare brand and believe in treating your skin’s problems, instead of just covering them up. Murad products and treatments offer the fantastic medicinal and clinical benefits of cosmeceutical products, whilst combining the good stuff from cosmetics, such as hydrating, soothing and smoothing properties.

We’ve got a Murad facial treatment for everyone; why not head over to our Murad Facials page and take a look for yourself.

If you need any advice, or want any more information on any of our treatments, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

All of our therapists and highly trained and experience in cosmeceutical treatments, certified by Murad and are trained in Melanoma and Skin Cancer Early Detection.