FDA APPROVED vs OVER THE COUNTER
Unlike over the counter items, medical grade skincare products are monitored by the Food and Drug Administration and must hold up to more rigorous safety standards and clinical testing. Medical grade products are formulated with higher concentrations of the active ingredients necessary to see significant visible improvements in skin discoloration, skin tone/texture, fine lines, and wrinkles. Pharmaceutical grade products are equipped with sophisticated delivery systems to allow the active ingredients to penetrate deep into the skin, where collagen and new skin cells are produced. OTC products lack these delivery systems, and sit on the top layer of skin without ever being fully absorbed, meaning that these products will provide moisturizing benefits, but not much else.