From store-brand creams and serums to pricey brand-name lines of skin care, there’s no shortage of skincare products on the market. Although a higher price doesn’t necessarily mean a better product, there are reasons to avoid store-brand skincare products.

Angie Bjorgaard, RN, BSN, and our aesthetic team at Sublime Aesthetic Professionals in East Grand Forks, Minnesota, are committed to helping clients in East Grand Forks, Minnesota, find the best skincare products for the healthiest skin. Keep reading to learn why you should avoid most store-brand products and how you can find the right skin care for you.

The importance of active ingredients

Skincare products contain two types of ingredients: active and inactive. The active ingredients are the things that treat your skin. Inactive ingredients are the substances into which the active ingredients are dissolved.

When it comes to skincare, the active ingredients are the most important part of the product. Store-brand skincare products typically use lower-quality active ingredients. Although they may cost less, they are also less effective.  This means that though they may have some benefits, store-brand products typically take much longer to produce the results you want.

In other words? Although you may be saving some money initially, you’ll need to buy more of the product compared to a high-quality skincare product and may end up spending much more in the end.

A better way to choose skincare products

At Sublime Aesthetic Professionals, we’re committed to helping our clients get the best skin care possible. That’s why our team recommends individualized skincare products whenever possible.

For the ultimate in personalized skincare, we use VISIA Complexion Analysis. This technology analyzes your complexion to give us your TruSkin AgeTM using high-definition images to look at different factors that affect your skin and the products you use, including:

  • Wrinkles
  • Spots
  • Pores
  • Porphyrins
  • Texture
  • Sunspots
  • Brown spots
  • Red areas (complexion)

Your Sublime Aesthetic Professional also receives valuable information about issues occurring below the surface of your skin, enabling us to give you the best product recommendations for your unique needs.

Depending on your needs, our team may also suggest additional aesthetic treatments to help you achieve your goals and get your skin in optimal shape. For example, in addition to high-quality products, we may suggest laser treatments to control emerging sun damage or Botox® for fine lines.

Get better results from your skincare products with the help of the experts at Sublime Aesthetic Professionals in East Grand Forks. You can schedule a consultation by calling us at 701-587-3537 or requesting an appointment online now.


*Individual results may vary.

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