With an abundance of miracle products to choose from, how do you know if your skincare is the real deal? 


Over the past 20 years, Lana and Yasmine have been trialing many different skincare products, brands and formulations, both in their skin clinic, The Aesthetic Lounge, and on themselves. For these skin gurus, the choice is very clear – it’s Cosmeceuticals all the way. 


The outcomes achieved with their ranges of cosmeceutical skincare have brought their skin clinic, The Aesthetic Lounge to the forefront of the industry in both results and expert advice. 

“For us, it’s about creating real, visible skin changes, something we have only ever seen cosmeceutical products do.” 

Lana, Dermal Clinician

So sit tight, it’s time to get your geek on, as Lana and Yasmine cut through all the marketing B.S. and explain why you need to change over from the empty promises of cosmetics to the skincare products of the future – cosmeceuticals!

We cannot stress this enough, read the ingredients list! Even if your skincare sounds like it has all the right cosmeceutical ingredients advertised on its label, like niacinamide and hyaluronic acid to name just a few, unfortunately skin companies still hide colours, fragrances, sulphates, parabens and other nasties that not only interfere with your skin’s ability to absorb the ingredients but can lead to sensitivity and reactions.

We ensure that all of our cosmeceuticals do not contain any nasty surprises, as we are only interested in skincare that creates real, positive skin changes. 

Phew crisis averted! Or was it…

You must always keep in mind, what does go into a product is just as important as what doesn’t. 

If you are not seeing results, that’s because skincare products need to create a biological impact within the skin for it to actually create visible changes. No results = it’s not a cosmeceutical. Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as throwing in the newest trending ingredients and then voi-la! 

Formulating skincare that is stable, and active, and concentrated, and also reaches its target cell is an intricate and extensive process, setting apart cosmeceuticals from all other cosmetic skin products. 

Simply put, without the right ingredient formulations your skincare isn’t doing what it promises. For example, if your serum contains a high percentage of vitamins but is not formulated correctly, it cannot create the desired outcome, as the target cells deep within your skin will not receive these vitamins and likely lead to irritation.

“One thing we know for sure, cheap skincare isn’t great, great skincare isn’t cheap and expensive skincare might not be exactly what it’s cracked up to be.”

Yasmine, Dermal Clinician

We love cosmeceuticals because they deliver results unlike any other. A complex hybrid between cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, they are science driven formulas that feel and smell luxurious, without all the unnecessary nasties. 

We recommend our high performance cosmeceuticals to target specific skin concerns, from scarring, pigmentation, redness, acne and breakouts to preventive ageing, wrinkles, open pores, and everything in between. Not only do cosmeceuticals shine as stand-alone skin solutions, but they also support our in-clinic skin treatments by increasing your skin’s strength and healing capacity. 




Written by Yasmine & Lana – Cosmetic Dermal Therapists

Our Dermal Clinician’s Yasmine & Lana, aka skin experts, have over 40 years combined experience and for more than a decade they have been helping people transform their skin from their Melbourne skin clinic, The Aesthetic Lounge. Their results driven treatments, expert advice and high performance skincare is why their clients choose and trust them.
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