Skincare & Cosmetics

If you’ve ever been left disappointed after purchasing a topical skin treatment that, after many weeks of use clearly doesn’t work, you may find some answers by reading on…

Why don’t they work?

While over-the-counter treatments may not have worked for you, they may work for others. They’re designed to work for most of the people, most of the time. However there will always be a certain percentage of the community, like you, whose skin condition doesn’t fit the usual mold.

It may be that your skin has too much of a certain compound and not enough of another; more so than the average sufferer of your particular skin condition. Or you may have several competing conditions that require an approach far more customised than a one-size-fits-all product can offer.

Compounded medication can help. We work in partnership with you and your doctor or skin specialist to produce skin treatments that are made to specifically cater to the unique needs of your skin. We can also help with hard-to-find skin treatments that may be in short supply at your usual community pharmacist.

Skincare v’s Cosmeceuticals v’s Compounded Skincare, what’s the difference?

Skincare is made in bulk by a company that manufactures various skincare and beauty products on mass.

These products contain a wide range of ingredients of varying quality. Unfortunately, they often also contain animal products, preservatives, perfumes and other ingredients that can harm both the user and the environment.

Cosmeceuticals are a mix of cosmetic and pharmacy, backed by science and thorough research, delivering a premium product.

Cosmeceuticals also contain no animal products, preservatives or synthetic scents. Instead, using active ingredients usually only available via your GP, specialist or selected trained Beauticians.

Compounded Skincare, also a form of cosmeceutical, is created specifically for you, but a highly skilled pharmacist, in consultation with your GP or specialist.

According to your referral and the pharmacist’s preparation, ingredients can be added or altered, delivering a premium result full of high-quality active ingredients – a one of a kind product just for you.

What are the benefits?

Active ingredients contained in cosmeceuticals are often used based on one or two chosen concerns.

While over the counter or off the shelf products claim to include Vitamin C, E or Retinol, to name a few, the key difference is the concentration of these ingredients, often including additives to increase shelf life.

Compounded products can be developed to target specific areas of concern such as:

  • Acne
  • Allergy symptoms
  • Fine Lines
  • Pigmentation
  • Scarring
  • Sun Damage
  • Skin sensitivity conditions.

By working on a specific issue, products can take a more targeted approach, delivering better results and significantly increased effectiveness.

Compounded Skincare also removes common fillers and harsh additives that can cause further damage or irritate the skin, allowing for higher concentrations of high-quality active ingredients.

A key benefit for compounding medicine is the pharmacist’s ability to manage the concentrations of active ingredients in the formulations, allowing for gradual increase and guaranteeing custom treatment for each patient.

More than just cosmetics

Compounded Skincare isn’t only about a cosmetic solution; products can also address a range of other conditions, including skin allergies.

Compounded Skincare and cosmetics are available in a topical cream, a liquid solution or peel products, offering a solution for a range of conditions encompassing a wide range of active ingredients, including:

  • Anti-Aging Agents: Hyaluronic Acid, Snail Secretion, Idebenone, Panthenol, Vitamin A Palmitate, Tretinoin, Co enzyme Q10, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Allantion, Aloe Vera, Jojoba Oil, Rosehip Oil, Caffeine, Mineral Oil, Pyruvic Acid, Silicone, TCA and EDTA
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents: Salicylic Acid, Chlorhexidine, Sulphur, Sulphacetamide, Benzoyl Peroxide, Gentamycin
  • Anti-Fungal Agents: Miconazole, Boric Acid, Sodium Thiosulphate, Thymol and Chloroform (Nail Formulation)
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents: Crude Coal Tar, Coal Tar, Urea, Zinc, Hemp Seed Oil, Pumpkin Seed Oil
  • Anti Pyretic Agents: Menthol, Phenol, Camphor
  • Anal Fissure Treatment: Diltiazem, Nifedipine
  • Depigmenting Agents: Hydroquinone, Kojic Acid, Tretinoin, Azelaic Acid, Phytic Acid
  • Immune Suppressing Agents: Tacrolimus, Imiquimod
  • Steroid Therapy: Hydrocortisone, Clobetasol, Methylprednisolone, Betamethasone, Dexmethasone
  • Wart Treatments: Podophyllin, Trichloroacetic Acid, Monochloroacetic Acid