What are the best drugstore skincare brands?

Navigating the world of skincare can be an overwhelming experience. Drugstore shelves overflow with promises that often fall short of expectations, sending us on a never-ending search for the next “miracle” product. The cycle is fueled by both our desire for something new and by the relentless influence of aggressive advertising. How many neglected, half-used pots and jars sit in your cupboard that you bought a long time ago but can’t bring yourself to throw away? It’s a painfully common scenario – we’ve spent money on those products, so letting go is tough.

Before you go on another shopping spree, take a moment to think about your approach to skincare. There is a world beyond the drugstore aisle and maybe it’s time you discovered it. Enter: medical grade skincare at Synergy in Nanaimo. “Medical grade”, or “clinical grade”, does not automatically mean expensive and full of scary acids that will peel off your skin in sheets. Here are the benefits you can expect when you switch to personalized skincare at Synergy.

Supercharge and Elevate Your Skincare Routine

Get Personalized Advice

One size fits none, especially when it comes to skincare. With medical grade treatments, you’ll get personalized advice and recommedations tailored to your unique skin needs. Think of it as having a skincare “insurance” plan made just for you.

Better Ingredients for Better Results

Ever wondered why your drugstore products didn’t quite cut it? Medical grade treatments have higher concentrations of active ingredients, penetrating deeper for more effective results. Whether it’s tackling fine lines, hyperpigmentation, or acne scars, the potency of these treatments speaks volumes about their transformative power.

Long-Term Value aka More Bang for your Buck

While drugstore products may seem wallet-friendly upfront, the higher concentration of active ingredients in clinical products means you use less product for more significant results. It’s smart skincare any way you look at it.

Clinical Strength Without Compromise

Here’s a skincare secret: the less regulated a product, the weaker it often is. That’s where the compromise happens. Many products out there are loaded with chemicals and artificial scents, and guess what? They’re known to speed up the aging process, delivering the opposite of the story you’re “buying”.

Medical-grade skincare provides clinical-strength formulations without compromising on safety. These products are developed with a focus on delivering powerful results while maintaining the highest standards of safety and skin compatibility.

So that was a bit of a trick question: with very few exceptions, the best skincare is not found at the drugstore. The best promoted – maybe.

Skincare Lines Available at Synergy

We proudly carry the following brands:

  • Alastin, full range
  • Colorescience, full range
  • Jane Iredale, full range
  • Latisse
  • SkinCeuticals, full range
  • Vivier, full range
  • ZO Skin Health, suncare

Learn more about each of these brands here >>

Call us at (250) 591-1566 to book your consultation in Lantzville and to purchase. And for the month of December 2023, enjoy 10% off all skincare and 15% off skincare on the days when you’re getting aesthetic treatments.

Dr. Barnsley is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Barnsley is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Victoria and Nanaimo, BC
Dr. Barnsley is a member of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
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Dr. Philip Barnsley, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Victoria, BC, specializes in a variety of plastic surgery procedures including breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, facelift, as well as a number of non-surgical medical aesthetic procedures. He serves Lantzville, Nanaimo, Victoria, and other communities throughout Vancouver Island.