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  • Writer's pictureTori McDonald

Drugstore vs. Medical Grade Products

Updated: Apr 20, 2022

Drugstore products are those found in drugstores, supermarkets, online, etc. These products can be purchased without a consultation and usually contain various fillers, preservatives, or fragrances that can irritate the skin. The efficacy of active ingredients can decrease from these fillers and preservatives. They also typically skimp on the active ingredient advertised, which means you are paying for a whole lot of nothing. In addition, they work only on the superficial layers of the skin.

Medical grade products are only prescribed by a licensed professional and contain higher percentages of active ingredients to repair the skin. These products go through extensive clinical studies and many are also FDA approved, meaning they go through rigorous testing. I use and sell DMK products which use transdermal delivery. This means the ingredients actually penetrate into the deeper levels of our skin and store there for up to 8 hours.

In summary, drugstore products are easier to obtain and often cost less, but these “benefits” aren’t worth it. If you continue to use these products that are cheaply made and irritate the skin, you are actually doing more harm than good, and you will not achieve the results you are looking for. If you’re interested in buying DMK products, you can schedule a skin consultation with me, either virtually or in person. I will analyze your skin and determine the best course of action to help you achieve your skin goals!

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