Glowing, healthy skin is top of our beauty wish list – whether it’s taking action against ageing, busting acne once and for all or triumphing over hyper-pigmentation, we want to see results.
However, with so many ingredients to choose from, and endless products at our fingertips, it can be hard to know where to start. Skincare expert Nikki Zanna, lead aesthetic nurse at Halo Aesthetics says: “There is no one magic ingredient for younger, smoother and brighter looking skin, because there are multiple skin types. There’s no ‘one size fits all’ solution. However, whatever your skin type, skincare experts can recommend the best regime and products for you.”
Nikki suggests the ingredient percentages used within your product are the key to a radiant complexion. “We are seeing more people than ever seeking treatment for acne”, she says. “Adult acne is on the rise, and acne products line the shelves of pharmacies and supermarkets, but often they overpromise and under deliver on results. Why? Many products don’t have the right formulation of ingredients, and they can’t penetrate the skin to get to the root of the problem.”
Medical grade skincare is formulated by highly experienced physicians, biochemists and chemical engineers to target skin conditions and restore skin health in a major way. This means they pack a punch, and results can be achieved quickly – often between six to eight weeks.
“I recommend medical skincare range AlumierMD, which contain bioavailable ingredients to transform the skin from the cellular level”, says Nikki. “AlumierMD have a selection of acne products that can be tailored to your exact needs. The products contain ingredients like salicylic acid to keep the pores clear of oil and dead skin cells, hinokitiol - a plant extract which is a natural anti-bacterial, hyaluronic acid and vitamin B3 to repair and strengthen the skin, retinol to promote skin renewal and smooth away scarring and many other ingredients to keep acne at bay.”
Bioavailable ingredients in medical grade skincare mean they can deliver longer-lasting aesthetic results. A key benefit of using certain medical-grade skincare brands is that their products are often made with the highest quality of ingredients, at the right concentrations and with safety front of mind. Nikki explains:
“Sensitive skin needs gentle products with ingredients that reduce redness and inflammation. Sensitive skin is often lacking in moisture, so needs super hydrating products, which actually strengthen the skin's natural barrier to hold moisture in. AlumierMD have a range of skincare products tailored to sensitive skin types including rosacea which contains many natural plant and marine extracts such as hinokitiol, sea whip, boswellia, aloe and honey which have powerful natural anti-inflammatory properties.”
“It is also important to use a gentle broad-spectrum sunscreen every day to prevent irritation and dryness from UV exposure. AlumierMD sunscreens contains mineral filters like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which are gentle and less likely than chemical ingredients to irritate sensitive skin.”
The beauty of buying from medical-grade skincare brands, like AlumierMD, is that you purchase directly under the care of a licensed skincare professional. This means that you’ll only be recommended products that are suitable to your needs and ideal aesthetic outcomes, so you don’t end up wasting time and money on products that aren’t right for you.
Meet the Expert
Nikki is the founder of Halo Aesthetics and is the Clinic's Lead Aesthetic Nurse. Nikki is a member of the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses and is well respected within the Industry for her commitment to safety and quality.