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- Many skin-care products are backed by testing and clinical trials.
- It can take years to research and test the efficacy when creating medical-grade skin-care products.
- It's recommended that you only use one to three medical-grade products in your routine at a time.
The world of skin care is a lot to take in. There are so many options and so many factors to be educated on to make sure you are choosing the right products for you. The amount of research that goes into creating a skin-care product and testing its efficacy takes years. Most of the progress and discovery in skin-care science, such as ingredient discovery, is due to medical-grade skin-care companies. The formulations are potent, usually a step below, if not comparable to, prescription products, and backed by testing and clinical trials. They are at the forefront of research and innovation, and that's often reflected in the price. However, your whole routine does not have to be medical-grade to reap the benefits.
We highly suggest having one to three medical-grade products maximum in your routine — the rest can be affordable finds from the drugstore or department stores. Medical grade skin-care is usually sold exclusively in dermatologist offices, medical spas and clinics, and at Dermstore. We curated the best-of-the-best skin-care products from Dermstore that are worth the splurge.