Cosmeceutical vs Over The Counter Skin Care

Did you know that despite all it’s pretty packaging and copious advertisement, skin care products sold over the counter in department stores and specialty boutiques only work on the very surface? Take a closer look at any label and a pesky little “may” will be plopped right in front of any claims it insists it provides.

In Australia any product that creates actual biological actions on the skin below the stratum corneum (the outermost layer of the skin) cannot be sold without recommendation from a qualified, professional therapist — in addition any claims a product makes must be approved by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Association. As department store products are only cosmetic, they’re not legally allowed to guarantee the effects of their product on skin structure or function. This is where cosmeceutical products come in. 


What is cosmeceutical skin care?


Although the term isn’t regulated (meaning you still might see it on department store products), true cosmeceutical skin care is the harmonious collaboration of cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. It’s fortified with medicinal properties that create real biological action, penetrating deep into the skin and creating lasting change for the better. Cosmeceutical skin care also has higher, more potent and actively balanced ingredients to better nourish, replenish and transform your skin. 

At MISS FOX we exclusively offer cosmeceutical skin care, backed by medical research and potent in ingredients and quality — we only want the best for your skin. Glowing as much on the outside as you do inside is such an empowering position, so equipping you with the best products to achieve this is our mission.


MISS FOX Loves:


One of the key brands we love and believe in is Osmosis Skincare. Created by Dr Ben Johnson, Osmosis was born with a holistic ethos of inspiring, healing and remodelling. Rather than wearing down the skins barriers or simply masking the root concern, Osmosis gets down to the core of the issue and works to remodel your skin at a cellular level, creating a great foundation to build up on — even when not using the product!


Although the right cleanser and moisturiser are essential, the most transformative and bioactive step happens with serums. The following four serums are key to a superb complexion, used either alone or in combination by recommendation from your consultation: 


STEMFACTOR

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Growth factors are stem cell-derived proteins that our bodies naturally produce to help regulate cell production and the division, maturation, and growth of cells.


This process in our bodies inevitably slows down as we age, causing wrinkles, discolouration, and other skin imperfections. In an effort to combat that decrease in production, we are utilising growth factors in a unique, highly results-driven way! StemFactor contains over 540 uniquely identified proteins and a higher concentration of growth factors that help reverse ageing with clinical evidence of its efficacy!

Stemfactor contains actual human stem cell-derived molecules of collagen, elastin, SOD (superoxide dismutase), fibronectin, and the feature ingredient, tropocollagen. All of these are components that our skin produces naturally, making it easy for the skin to recognise and regenerate these proteins back into the system resulting in repair and a reversal of ageing.

INDICATIONS: All Skin Type.
USAGE: Apply 1 pump morning and night before all other serums. 


RESCUE EPIDERMAL REPAIR


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Rescue has proven to be one of the most successful tools in effectively and permanently treating skin concerns such as Rosacea, wounds and inflammation, enlarged pores, hyperpigmentation, scarring, and skin texture changes.

The patented Trioxolane molecule in Rescue is created through a proprietary process that allows it to become stable and extremely potent. It creates a bioidentical molecule to what is found naturally in the body, making this ingredient easily recognized by the skin and absorbed into your system.

Oxidative damage is ravages the epidermis, causing inflammation and free-radical damage, or wrinkles. Rescue is a powerful oxygen repair tool which promotes long-term healing and repair as well as relief from inflamed skin conditions such as Rosacea in a matter of weeks.

INDICATIONS: All Skin Types, Rosacea, Inflammation, Acne, Enlarged Pores, Scarring, Melasma/Pigmentation.
USAGE: Apply 1 pump with Clear Activating Mist, morning and night. 

VITAMIN A

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You've heard it one thousand times by now, Vitamin A is the yin to your yang, the pea to your pod, the coffee to your morning! Osmosis Vitamin A, liposomal Retinaldehyde, arguably is the BEST form of Vitamin A for your skin!

In the body, we convert Beta Carotene into Retinol, Retinol into Retinaldehyde, and Retinaldehyde into Retinoic Acid, a very detailed process! All of these Vitamin A derivatives serve an important job to the skin but the strongest, most active form is Retinoic Acid. Retinoic Acid is the only ingredient that requires a prescription even though Retinaldehyde has a similar activity level. Both Retinaldehyde and Retinoic acid are 500 times more active than their Vitamin A counterparts! This means we can use smaller amounts in our formulas, but still see BIG results without irritating the skin!

The advantage of using Retinaldehyde, is that smaller amounts (with much higher activity levels) can be used very effectively when incorporated into a liposome. By doing this, we enhance its penetration (an important factor in the use of Retinols because of their size) and help prevent its oxidation which also occurs with all Retinols. What does this mean for your skin?

This means, your skin's absorption rate is increased by a clinically proven 600% and active Vitamin A can be delivered along with other support ingredients that stimulate Collagen and Cell Renewal while increasing nutrients to your skin. Calm: Sensitive Skin or as a first Vitamin A serum; Correct: Normal and Ageing Skin; Renew: Mature Aging Skin; Clarify: Acne and Blemish Prone Skin.

INDICATIONS: All Skin Types
USAGE: Apply 1 pump with Clear Activating Mist, morning and night. 

CATALYST AC11



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DNA is the essential communicator within our cells, instructing each cell how to function. With extensive damage that comes from the normal aging processes, environmental exposures, and lifestyle, our cells perform less efficiently. Repairing that damage is essential to healthier, younger functioning skin.

Catalyst AC11 is the ultimate DNA repair serum. Osmosis uses Vitamin C in the form of L-ascorbic acid which is essential in forming proteins in the skin. Alpha ketoglutarate, a key intermediate in the Krebs cycle, enhances the activity of L-ascorbic acid for even more protein production. By adding amino acids we also provide the skin with building blocks to create protein. Zinc Fingers are created by combining Vitamin C, amino acids, copper, and zinc. In our skin they repair DNA damage. AC-11TMis an extract from Cat's Claw and is clinically proven to correct and prevent the formation of Thymine-Thymine Dimers, a mutation in our DNA that occurs from UV exposure. It also decreases erythema from excess sun exposure and improves our skin's immunity.

Clinically proven to improve elasticity, reduce broken capillaries and redness, tighten the eyelids, improve skin radiance and luminosity. With a cellular focus, we see results that far surpass other products on the market. We are now creating younger skin with permanent results.

INDICATIONS: All Skin Types
USAGE: Apply 1 pump with Clear Activating Mist, morning and night.

Why not step into 2019 with your best face forward? Start with a Holistic Skin Analysis — a comprehensive internal and external assessment and skin care plan formulation, fully redeemable against Osmosis products. It includes the next generation VISIA skin scan to reveal the conditions above and below the skin surface, as well as true skin age, so you can make truly informed, holistic decisions about your skin’s requirements, and show some love to the skin you’re in.

Book your skin analysis with our specialists now.