Is Medical Grade Skincare Better & More Effective Than Other Skincare?

Doing a deep dive into some of the claims you hear about “medical grade skincare” to see if it’s worth the extra expense and generally better than any other skincare.

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My Favorite Less Expensive But Equally Effective Skincare Products

Expensive Vitamin C Serum

$178 Skinceuticals CE Ferulic: (Dermstore), (Amazon)

Affordable Vitamin C Serums

$24.95 Timeless 20% Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid Serum: (Target), ( $5 discount for 1st purchase only)

$27.95 Maelove The Glowmaker: 

$19.95 Dr. Brenner C Serum with Vit. E, Ferulic & Hyaluronic Acid: (Amazon), (Walmart)

Expensive Lactic Acid Serum

$87 Sunday Riley Good Genes Lactic Acid Serum: (Sephora), (Dermstore)

Affordable Lactic Acid Serums

$6.50 The Ordinary 5% Lactic Acid + HA 2%: (Ulta), (Sephora), (Amazon)

$6.50 The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2%: (Sephora), (Amazon)

$12.99 Inkey List Lactic Acid Serum:

Expensive Vitamin B5 + Hyaluronic Acid Serum

$83.00 Skinceuticals Hydrating B5 Gel:

Affordable Vitamin B5 + Hyaluronic Acid Serum

$27.95 Maelove The Hydrator:

Expensive 1% Retinol Cream

$114.00 Vivier 1% Retinol Night Complex:

Affordable 1% Retinol Cream

$58 Paula’s Choice Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment:

Expensive Glycolic Acid Cream

$195 ReVive Moisturizing Renewal Cream:

Affordable Glycolic Acid Cream

$17.95 Alpha Skincare Essential Renewal Cream 10% Glycolic Acid:

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