In the ongoing quest for healthy, glowing skin, we are constantly bombarded with product options. And the momentum behind the skincare industry isn’t expected to slow down anytime soon.
According to Statista, it is estimated that the global skincare market will be worth $189.3 billion by 2025

If you’ve ever bought skincare products from a grocery store, Sephora, or department store, you may be questioning if they’re actually doing anything for your skin. What’s more, have you ever wondered why your local medical spa doesn’t sell the same skincare brands? It’s because there’s a class of products known as medical-grade skincare. 

But what does medical-grade skincare even mean? Here’s the short answer: 

Medical-grade skincare products are the purest form of the most quality ingredients at the right strength and combinations backed by clinical research studies.

Unlike over-the-counter (OTC) products, medical-grade skincare products are often sold through licensed professionals such as dermatologists, plastic surgeons, or medical spas (like Omni Centers!). The difference is in their formulation, concentration of active ingredients, and the rigorous testing they undergo to prove their safety and effectiveness. 

Now that we’ve covered the basics, let’s get into why medical-grade products can be more beneficial for your skincare goals.

Higher Concentrations of Active Ingredients

An advantage of medical-grade vs. OTC is the higher levels of active ingredients. These products are formulated to penetrate deeper into the skin, targeting concerns at the cellular level. Ingredients such as retinoids, peptides, antioxidants, and growth factors are commonly found in concentrations significantly higher than what is available OTC at your local drugstore. Because legally, OTC skincare products can only include a small concentration of active ingredients. Typically only 10 percent of ingredients are active, whereas medical-grade products are made up of 99 percent active ingredients. This potency ensures you are more likely to get noticeable results in a shorter amount of time in treating concerns like aging, acne, pigmentation, and more.

Scientifically Backed and Clinically Tested

Medical-grade products are backed by scientific research and clinical trials. This rigorous testing ensures that the products not only contain high-quality ingredients but are also effective and safe for use. These studies often reveal the optimal concentrations of active ingredients needed to address specific skin concerns, ensuring that the products deliver on their promises.

Skin care companies such as Alastin, skinbetter science, and ZO Skin Health are backed by science and make products that are safe and effective. These companies have invested years in clinical trials to be able to provide their customers with safe, professionally tested skin care products.

Customization and Expert Guidance

When purchasing medical-grade skincare from a medical spa like Omni Centers, you often receive personalized recommendations from skincare professionals. This tailored approach ensures products are suited to your specific skin type and skin goals. Skincare experts can help you build a customized skincare regimen, ensuring products are used correctly and effectively for optimal results. Request a consultation to speak with our expert team. 


While medical-grade skincare products might seem more expensive at the cash register, their potency and efficacy can make them more cost-effective in the long run. Due to their higher concentrations of active ingredients, you might use less product per application. Additionally, achieving quicker and more significant results can reduce the need for multiple products or treatments to address the same skin concern, ultimately saving you money and time. Be sure to check our monthly promotions for discounts. 

Not Another Marketing Gimmick 

There’s been talk as to whether medical-grade skincare is proven to be more effective or if it's just a marketing strategy. While a certain level of skepticism is healthy, it's important to recognize the evidence and professional endorsements backing medical-grade products. Dermatologists and skincare professionals recommend medical-grade skincare not because of industry trends but due to their observed effectiveness and safety in clinical practice and research findings.

Crafting the Right Medical-Grade Skincare Regimen For You

We make embarking on a journey with medical-grade skincare is easy. During a consultation, a licensed skin professional can assess your skin's needs, address concerns, and recommend products tailored to your skin type and goals. This is a crucial step in maximizing the benefits of medical-grade skincare.

By following expert advice and incorporating medical-grade skincare products into your daily regimen, you can take control of your skin’s health and appearance, combat signs of aging, and prolong your in-clinic treatment results.

Looking to step up your skincare game? Schedule your consultation with our skincare experts in Olympia, Washington.