What is cosmeceutical skincare? If you are skincare junkie, we are very sure you have been bombarded with the term ‘doctor-designed’ and ‘clinically-tested’ a gazillion times, whatever that means. It’s frustrating to pay premium prices for such products and not see a difference or worse, develop a skin allergy from thereafter. Good news is, you are not alone in this battle ladies.
Getting to the root of this problem, is regulation. As cosmeceuticals are not regulated by the FDA or Health Sciences Authority in Singapore, cosmeceutical or cosmetics companies are not bound to upkeep their claims on seen their packaging. This makes it difficult for consumers to know if a given product can do what it claims it can do, contain the ingredients it claims to, or if the ingredients have the potential to cause harmful reactions such as phototoxic conditions when exposed to the sun or cause allergic or irritant contact dermatitis.
So before slathering any products onto your face, always remember to check the labels. Just because it’s recommended by your aestheticians or even cosmetics companies claiming to be ‘doctor-designed’, they might not always be a good fit for your skin. As a quick rule of thumb, picking out products recommended by a dermatologist (check your doctor’s accreditation here) would be a safe bet. One would be wise to do thorough brand research, look for the labels ‘dermatologist-tested’, ‘dermatologist formulated or recommended’ or just consult a dermatologist before you buy.
Dermatologist-formulated cosmeceutical skincare
Our best advice, reach out for cosmeceuticals — skincare products that are formulated in a laboratory and backed up by clinical studies — recommended accredited dermatologist. For example, Dr TWL Dermaceuticals, a specialist cosmeceutical skincare line founded and owned by Mr. Teo Zhi Liang, a pharmaceutical engineer and developed by his sister Dr Teo Wan Lin, an accredited dermatologist in Singapore. Dermatologist formulated and tested cosmeceutical is the new IT girl in the beauty industry your skin will thank you for. Read more about it here.
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Meet with Dr. Teo Wan Lin, founder and Specialist Consultant Dermatologist of TWL Specialist Skin & Laser Centre, an accredited dermatologist specialising in medical and aesthetic dermatology. She integrates her artistic sensibility with her research background and specialist dermatologist training, by means of customised, evidence-based aesthetic treatments using state-of the-art machines, injectables (fillers and toxins) which work synergistically with her proprietary line of specialist dermatologist grade cosmeceuticals Dr.TWL Dermaceuticals.