Dr Maricia Duvenhage writes:
It is often questioned whether or not medical skin care products (cosmeceuticals) are better than products that can be bought over-the-counter (cosmetic products).
Price is not necessarily indicative of how good a product is!
Medical skin care products are prescribed and dispensed by doctors, dermatologists or clinics where trained aesthetic therapists have access to medical supervision.
Over the counter products, on the other hand, are available in pharmacies, department stores and beauty salons and do not require a medical doctor to be present.
This month we uncover the key points that differentiate cosmeceuticals from cosmetic products.