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Medical grade bodycare – the best thing you'll do for your skin this spring

Get your body ready for the big reveal with advanced actives designed to rejuvenate skin from head to toe

Skin feeling the effects of a long, harsh winter? Why not consider upgrading or adding to your usual regime with a medical grade body product?

Also known as cosmeceuticals, medical grade products contain concentrated active ingredients such as AHAs, BHAs and hyaluronic acid, all proven to work by penetrating more deeply into the skin. This means they’ll be able to swiftly address any concerns such as dryness, flaky patches and even pigmentation.

Products containing these tried and tested ingredients are going to produce faster and frankly more impressive results than your bog standard lotions and potions, especially when you are looking to prep and prepare the skin on your body for the warmer months ahead.  

These beauty powerhouses will often have a higher price point than mass market products, which tend to include filler ingredients such as water, and much lower levels of active ingredients.

They are also the products you'll find cosmetic doctors, dermatologists and practitioners using on clients – and most often themselves – in clinic. Many medical grade brands are also launched by the aesthetics industry so you know they are going to deliver.

Here’s our pick of the best medical grade body care products for spring and summer-ready skin:

Revision Skincare Bodifirm

Revision Skincare achieves results by utilising innovative ingredients and technologies, and this breakthrough body contouring lotion contains exclusive 'iFirm' technology which visibly firms, lifts and tones. Along with combatting the appearance of thin, crepy skin and other signs of premature ageing, it rehydrates and supports the skins’ natural moisture barrier while also improving the appearance of sun damage. According to the brand, 90 per cent of users showed an improvement in the appearance of skin elasticity.

ZO Skin Health Body Emulsion

Get serious with your body care with this multi-action treatment which effectively delivers improvement in the quality, texture and overall health of the skin. Containing specialised enzymes and hydrators to soften and resurface rough, dry skin, it’s designed to be used with prescribed treatments for atopic dermatitis, irritant eczema and keratosis pilaris bumps. What’s more, it also contains retinol to improve elasticity, firmness and reduce the appearance of age spots, along with antioxidants vitamins A, C and E.

PCA Skin Body Therapy 

Want to flood your skin with moisture? Containing 12% lactic acid to help smooth and hydrate the skin, this therapeutic body moisturiser encourages a more even skin tone and smoother texture. Additional advanced ingredients include shea butter, jojoba, glycerin and sodium hyaluronate, a hyaluronic acid derivative, which can hold 1000 times its weight in water, thus playing an important role in skin hydration.

Profhilo Figura Body Cream 

From the same stable as the already iconic Profhilo injectable moisturiser, this multi-active firming cream restores tone and elasticity while intensely hydrating skin. Formulated with low and high molecular weight hyaluronic acid plus Matrixyl 3000, the combination of two peptides help remodel tissue and restore cellular function. A clinical study was performed where users rated it from very good to excellent for hydration (100%), elasticity (100%) and firmness (87%).

First Aid Beauty KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub 

Take action on keratosis pilaris, aka those annoying bumps on the backs of the arms, with this affordable body scrub including 10% glycolic and lactic AHA’s for skin polishing power and clearer pores. The formulation also includes natural pumice buffing beads to exfoliate and whisk away dead skin cells, revealing radiant skin that feels super smooth. Based on consumer tests on 38 people after 10 days of use, 95 per cent reported it got rid of dry, flaky skin, while 92 per cent felt skin was exceptionally smooth.

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