Do you hate splurging on a skincare product, only to find it doesn’t work? Yeah, me too.
Sadly, it’s a reality many of us will experience. Enter: cosmeceutical skin care.
Cosmeceutical skincare products are more expensive, but in my opinion (and experience as a Dermal Therapist), they're the superior choice. Whether you use just one targeted cosmeceutical product or a whole cosmeceutical routine, it's an investment in your skin akin to buying shares.
You might not see results in months or years, but they're worth waiting for.
Adore Beauty is basically the home of cosmeceutical skin care, and 2020 has brought us four new high-performance skincare brands you should know about. But first...
What Is Cosmeceutical Skin Care?
Cosmeceutical skin care is serious skincare.
It incorporates biologically active ingredients that can alter the function of your skin in the long term… instead of just making it feel nice and fluffy for two seconds.
Formulated with active ingredients (e.g. antioxidants and vitamins) to target specific skin concerns like signs of ageing, pigmentation and acne scarring, cosmeceutical skincare products sit between prescription-based products and over-the-counter cosmetics.
Yes, they can be more expensive than products you'd find at the supermarket, but they're backed by science and research (to prove they work) and will deliver better results.
In fact, I wish I'd jumped onto the cosmeceutical skincare bandwagon a lot earlier than I ever did. (Not that it would’ve made much of a difference to my high collagen stores in my 20s, but prevention is everything when it comes to looking after your skin.)
Now that's covered, we need to chat about these four new and/or international cosmeceutical brands that have landed in Australia in 2020.
The Best New Cosmeceutical Skincare Brands in 2020.
Ugh, my heart beats for this brand. Not only is Dermalist one of the best new cosmeceutical kids on the block, but if a 10-step skincare routine sounds way too overwhelming, this brand was made for you.
Dermalist products aim to tackle a whole range of skincare concerns at the same time, cutting out the need for multiple bottles of serums and lotions. They're also great for partners or loved ones (i.e. dads) who refuse to use skin care out of stubbornness.
My husband is a big fan because he knows he only has to use one or two products, and then he's done.