Non-surgical cosmetic skin treatments can get you great anti-ageing results. But you’ll get better, longer lasting results from these professional treatments if you commit to a homecare routine with the right skincare products.
How do I know which skincare products are right for me?
Start with a skin analysis. At Cosmedic Professionals, we want you to get the best from our results-driven treatments, and a thorough skin analysis is an important part of this.
Your skin is as individual as you are and has different needs to someone else’s, even if you’re the same skin type. So, Cosmedic Professionals founder, Rita Porreca recommends a personalised skin analysis and consultation with a skincare expert.
“You need a therapist who is not only skilled in non-surgical cosmetic treatments, but also has an in-depth knowledge of the skin and what products and ingredients will get you the best results,”
Our skin analysis machine shows what’s going on deep in your skin to identify issues to address now, and those that are not yet visible, such as pigmentation under the surface, so we can treat skin concerns before they occur.
Once we have your skin analysis results, we can design personalised treatment and skincare packages that get you the best, long-lasting results.
What skincare ingredients give the best results?
Rita advises looking for active ingredients like retinol, hyaluronic acid and vitamin C, whatever your age and skin condition.
Retinol is an antioxidant that helps slow age-related collagen loss. Collagen is one of our skin’s connective tissues which helps give skin its youthful elasticity. By regenerating collagen production, retinol helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and even out skin tone.
O Cosmedics Retinol Concentrate Professional Strength contains the highest non-prescription concentration of retinol. It helps restore skin’s firmness and elasticity, and improve the appearance of wrinkles, photo damage and pigmentation.
Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in our skin. It hydrates the cells and makes our skin look dewy. But as we age, we produce less of it, our skin becomes drier and we lose that youthful glow. So look for hyaluronic acid in your moisturisers to boost your skin’s moisture content and prevent moisture loss. O Cosmedics Pure Age Defiance serum has optimal levels of hyaluronic acid, to rehydrate, calm and plump skin, restoring its radiance.
Vitamin C, another antioxidant, helps reduce skin redness and pigmentation, fine lines and firmness. It helps soothe sun damaged skin and boosts collagen and elastin production. Vitamin C can oxidise when exposed to air, reducing its effectiveness, so look for it in a stabilised form, such as O Cosmedics oil-soluble Vitamin C Hemp Seed Oil.
Another ingredient Rita recommends to enhance professional skin treatments is the skin rejuvenating peptide, Snap 8. It helps plump skin, hydrate, and helps prolong results from injectibles such as Botox and skin tightening treatments like Plasma Lift and HIFU. O Cosmedics Immortal Cream contains high concentrations of Snap 8, vitamin C and V8 peptide to rejuvenate and hydrate skin, while relaxing lines and wrinkles.
“Our products aren’t off the shelf, they’re prescribed according to your skin analysis, and they’re very concentrated so you only need a small amount to last a long time.”Rita Porreca
Rita also suggests using a home derma roller, a device which creates micro-channels in the skin’s surface, similar to our Skin Needling treatment, so these active ingredients can get deeper into your skin. But because our professional non-surgical cosmetic treatments are so powerful, Rita adds that you mustn’t use any active skincare products until the day after your treatment.
How many skincare products do I need?
You don’t need a bathroom cupboard full, just a few key products are enough, Rita says. She recommends these five essentials from O Cosmedics:
Cleanser: Gentle Antioxidant Cleanser, which cleans and hydrates all skin types including reactive and rosacea skins, and post-cosmetic treatments.
Exfoliator: 3 in 1 Peel Mask uses fruit enzymes to removes old skin cells, stimulating new healthy cells to the surface for smooth, hydrated, radiant skin.
Day/Night moisturiser: Comfort Cream suits all skin types, especially dry, dehydrated, damaged and ageing skins. Rich in essential fatty acids, super antioxidants, intense hydrators, and V8 Peptide Complex, it helps heal, protect and repair UV stress and signs of ageing.
Serum: Stem Cell & EGF Booster Anti-ageing Mechanism uses three peptides to improve lines and wrinkles, and increase skin’s firmness and elasticity.
Sunscreen: Mineral Pro SPF 30+ Triple Defense Action is a sheer, lightweight formula with 20% natural zinc oxide, to deliver broad-spectrum UV and sun protection, while assisting skin healing and reducing inflammation.
Just as it takes more than one professional skin treatment to get noticeable, long-lasting anti-ageing results, it takes quality skincare and commitment to maintain those results. Homecare is about making that commitment to caring for your skin, just as you care for the rest of you!