Dermocosmetics, or dermatological cosmetics, contain more bioactive ingredients than regular cosmetics. Depending on the type of preparation, they have an anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, anti-seborrheicidal, vessel sealing or reducing the symptoms of skin aging.

- Dermocosmetics are created as products to introduce substances into the skin that counteract the ageing process. They are cosmetics that can stimulate our skin very well and slow down these aging processes. Antioxidants contained in dermocosmetics, vitamins A, E, C - these are priceless substances for the skin. They are free radical scavengers and make the skin cell function much better. Of course, one must be aware that dermocosmetics will not work as strongly as treatments in beauty parlours or aesthetic medicine parlours - says Dr Ewa Rybicka, a doctor of aesthetic medicine in the Clinic of Aesthetic Medicine ESTETICA NOVA in an interview with Newseria Lifestyle news agency.

Dermocosmetics do not cause allergy and can be used by people with allergies. They are usually odourless and colourless. Some of them are based on thermal waters. Those preventing wrinkles, sagging and loss of skin firmness are very popular. It is important to choose the right cream for your age group.

- When we reach for a cream for more mature skin, it is likely that the skin will not use the substances it contains because it does not need them. The research that is currently being conducted shows us how the skin ages, what processes take place in it over time, how the external environment and lifestyle affect it. Knowledge about how we eat, how we exercise and whether we are active is needed by scientists to produce dermocosmetics for the right age range - explains Dr Ewa Rybicka.

A poorly selected product can do more harm than good, so if you are unsure about choosing the right cosmetic, it is worth consulting your doctor, dermatologist or cosmetologist.

- If we have doubts about whether a given cream is good for us or not, we can ask the doctor whether our skin actually ages biologically according to our age, whether it is younger than our age or whether it needs more intensive therapy because it is more damaged. If in doubt, I recommend consulting a doctor. Such information can be given to us by a dermatologist and aesthetic medicine doctor after skin examination - explains Dr Ewa Rybicka.

The production of dermocosmetics is the result of close cooperation between dermatologists, chemists and cosmetologists. It is more like a drug than a cosmetic. Before they are released on the market they undergo many years of research and laboratory tests. Depending on the type, they may have high concentrations of B vitamins, vitamins A, E and C, lipids and ingredients of plant origin such as aloe vera, green tea, soybean, coneflower, ginseng and ginkgo biloba.

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