Why Choose Professional Skin Care
Consider choices in skin care as the difference between fast food and thoughtfully prepared nourishing homecooked meal with carefully selected ingredients. Think about taking a little extra time to savor and enjoy. Sure, there are some grocery store brands that might work for you in a pinch. And yes, we know people look forward to Chic-Fil-A fix. Maybe it hits the spot, but in the end, that mass-produced chicken is not the same. You probably wouldn’t want to do it every day. If you did you would likely notice an unwanted change for the worse not the better.
Just like what you choose to put in your body will affect how the engine runs, what you consume will directly influence the health and appearance of skin. What you choose to put on your face does matter. The difference is not just in the ingredients but in the recipe of the ingredients.
Maybe you saw an ad in a magazine and tried a cleverly marketed product finding it didn’t do much. Or, it made your skin condition worse?
Commercial grade “over the counter” products can (arguably) get the most basic job done. Or can they. Maybe? Sometimes? They can cleanse and moisturize but that cleaning often strips the skin of beneficial oils overdrying it and causing skin to then overproduce oils and get out of balance or even clog pores due to cheap, low-quality oils like petroleum and mineral oil.
That trendy beauty shop find you saw all over Instagram might smell good or make your face feel really tight but did it turn out to be a #beautyfail? Why is it causing irritation or breakout due to harsh fragrance or dyes that can cause sensitivity? That grocery store grab-n-go mask might feel like its “doing something’, or seem to be working “OK.” It was probably a nice stress relieving time out. But, is convenient and cheap skincare about as good for your skin as that fast food you grabbed on the run?
Professional grade quality ingredients are more expensive. Why?
The difference between professional versus commercial or even department store or specialty beauty store brands is noticeable. Not just in the pricing. Many of the commercial “store bought” brands contain fillers that allow companies to save money on ingredients, water, dehydrating alcohols and include cheaper less-effective ingredients that may cause further skin issues.
Professional grade skin care is more expensive but it is also made with higher quality, clinically validated ingredients that were specifically chosen and included in the professional formula for their proven results. These ingredients are concentrated and effective, included in the recipe for their precise function.
The oils in professional skincare are a higher grade, more specific. Quality does cost more. These mimetic oils or botanically derived lipids, mimic the way the body produces oil and work with the body. The body recognizes these oils.
A great example of this is a professional grade facial cleanser that doesn’t leave your face stretched tight and instead cleanses but still leaves beneficial oils so the skin barrier still functions. The skin barrier is the protective barrier, it’s the outermost layer or Stratum Corneum. It protects it from bad bacteria, environmental pollutants and importantly TEWL or transepidermal water loss. Sorella Apothecary’s Orange You Jelly Cleanser is a great example of a high-quality cleanser that won’t strip your skin.
Instead of being one-size-fits-all, professional grade products are often tailored to focused conditions/concerns allowing for selection of products to meet your needs and goals. Like a farm to table meal, or, one you prepared yourself, small-batch preparation ensures a fresh product that is better for you and a healthier choice in the long run. It’s important to purchase professional products from trusted retailers.
But, do professional products really work? You be the judge. Invest in professional grade skin care to see and feel the noticable difference in your skin as it gets healthier from the inside out.
Take note that the beauty biz is booming. Products purchased online especially at Amazon may be counterfeit /fake, altered, expired or worse.
The above are opinions and derivative from our education and research. We encourage consumers to conduct their own research to make decisions about your individual skin health. Sena Spa guests complete an intake and a consult where we are able to assess skin and offer guidelines and recommendations. To learn more about Sena Spa Facial Rituals click here.