What Are Cosmeceuticals?

Dr. Albert Kligman, a dermatologist, introduced the term “cosmeceutical” in 1980. The name “cosmeceutical” comes from combining the terms “cosmetic” and “pharmaceutical”.

Our skin care clinic’s best dermatologists offer cosmeceutical treatment in Lahore and Islamabad and other skin rejuvenation treatments with safety & quality at the heart of our services.

What Is The Difference Between Cosmetics And Cosmeceuticals?


  • A cosmetic skincare product is generally available at any beauty shop or over the counter without a prescription. These products are famously known to enhance and improve the look of your skin.
  • Since the ingredients used in cosmetic products are not strong enough, they do not penetrate your skin deep enough to make visible changes to it.
  • Cosmetic products can remove dead skin cells, brighten the skin and moisturize it but do not provide any long term benefits.

It refers to a product that includes active ingredients that have an excellent biological effect on your skin, such as wrinkle reduction, relief from acne and pimples, or managing hyperpigmentation.


  • Cosmeceutical skincare gives actual results, and you will see visible improvements to your skin, since they contain a high concentration of active ingredients that are absorbed to the deeper layers of your skin.
  • Your skin will look and feel moisturized, nourished, radiant, healthier, with fine lines and wrinkles minimized, skin’s pH balance restored, and pigmentation and sun damage corrected.
  • Science and research usually support cosmeceutical skin care products. Their goal is to transform or improve the physiology of your skin, and in some cases, to treat and prevent certain skin conditions such as acne, or hyperpigmentation.

What Are The Benefits Of Cosmeceuticals For Your Skin?

  • Delay and repair major signs of ageing
  • Effective relief from most common and stubborn skin conditions such as acne and hyperpigmentation
  • Removal of dead skin cells and uneven skin tone
  • Natural production of collagen and elastin
  • A boost of moisture to the skin with increased hydration levels

Cosmeceuticals From Glow & Go’s Skin Care Range

CLEANSE α Hydroxy-Acid Foam Wash

The Cleanse foamy facial cleanser contains glycolic acid, which is found naturally in sugar cane and has a wide range of benefits for your skin such as:

  • Mild exfoliation of dead skin cells and removal of impurities
  • Skin looks hydrated and plump
  • Any mild skin discoloration is reduced
  • Skin looks brighter and healthier with daily use

HSF cleanse Foam Wash

REVITALISE C12 - 12% Vitamin C Serum

This skin rejuvenating antioxidant serum is designed by Glow & Go Formulations to deliver maximum skin benefits such as:

  • Skin brightening and lightening of age spots and acne marks
  • Collagen production for a firmer looking skin
  • Reduced production of melasma causing skin discoloration
  • Preventing skin damage caused by free radicals
  • Plumps the fine lines and wrinkles with regular usage
  • Safe to use for a long time

C12 Vitamin C Serum 12%

Revitalise C20 20% Vitamin CE & Ferulic

This Vitamin C serum has been formulated using scientifically proven ingredients that can gradually transform your skin by enhancing its appearance. The product also contains Ferulic acid that fights free radicals; extends the life and potency of vitamin C, reducing and healing skin damage.

Revitalise C20 vitamin C 20%

EXFOLIATE α Hydroxy-Acids Gel

The Exfoliate is a skin-friendly chemical exfoliating gel containing glycolic acid, lactic acid, pyruvic acid, and kojic acid. These active ingredients provide a variety of skin advantages such as great nourishment, smooth skin texture, collagen activation, and brighten complexion.


EXFOLIATE PLUS α Hydroxy-Acids Gel

The Exfoliate Plus is another chemical exfoliator gel that has an added strength of all the ingredients found in Exfoliate gel. It is an ideal cosmeceutical skin care product for those who want to step up to an advanced level of chemexfoliation and want superior results from theri exfoliation routine.

Exfoliate Plus

STIMULATE MP - Multi-Peptide Serum

This popular anti ageing serum is a dream come true for people who want to erase fine lines, creases, wrinkles and other signs of ageing such as rough dry skin texture. The topical application of this skin transforming serum activates your skin cells to start the production of collagen that makes your skin firmer and younger looking.

Stimulate MP 

Retinaldehyde Serum - Retin A (retinaldehyde) Serum

Retinaldehyde is derived from Vitamin A that gradually converts to Retinoic Acid in your skin. Retinaldehyde works similarly to Retinol by transforming your skin and encouraging cell renewal, but without any irritation.

The Retin A serum can:

  • Boost elastin and collagen production
  • Refine and shrink enlarged open pores
  • Regulate excessive oil production by your sebaceous glands
  • Thickens the inner layers of your skin, thus minimizing fine lines and wrinkles

stimulate RA

Stimulate RE | Retinol Cream

Stimulate RE contains two most powerful active ingredients that dive deep into the skin’s layers to transform your skin at cellular levels. This serum contains Retinol and Retinyl Palmitate that is simply ideal for your skin no matter what skin type you have.

  • It is an amazing product for acne prone skin
  • This serum addresses ageing concerns such as thinning skin and wrinkles
  • Encourages natural collagen production
  • Increases cell turnover for a brighter and smoother complexion

Stimulate RE

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who Is A Good Candidate For Cosmeceuticals Skin Care Products?

Anyone can benefit from cosmeceuticals who wish to address a variety of skin conditions and even those who want to keep their skin in healthy condition without the need of undergoing expensive laser treatments and other invasive options.

  • People suffering from active acne condition and oily skin issues such as blackheads and whiteheads
  • Men and women noticing fine lines and wrinkles on their skin 
  • Young and mature adults who want to prevent and even reverse sun damage
  • People struggling with uneven skin tone, dull complexion and dry skin texture
  • Patients experiencing dry, flakey skin and want a well hydrated skin
  • People who want to maintain a healthier looking skin

Most Common & Effective Cosmeceutical Ingredients

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  • Glycolic Acid: It is a chemical exfoliator that gently removes dead skin cells as well as other skin imperfections such as black heads and acne. It is suitable for all skin types
  • Hyaluronic Acid: This is an important skin care ingredient that helps to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized
  • Retinols: It is called the skin’s super hero that prevents wrinkles and increases skin cell turnover. It is derived from Vitamin A and ensures a youthful, firmer looking skin
  • Vitamins: Vitamins are super beneficial for your skin and are included in almost every skin care product. Vitamin B helps to improve your skin tone while Vitamin C promotes collagen production and brightens your skin too.
  • Salicylic Acid: It is an excellent acne-fighting ingredient that not only helps to clear clogged pores due to oil and dead skin cells but also acne eruptions.
  • Peptides: These ingredients are also known as building blocks of your skin and help to repair your skin while also preventing the development of fine lines and wrinkles.

What Is Meant By Active Ingredients?

The active ingredients in a product are those that have a visible impact on your skin. These ingredients must be used in certain concentrations to be effective, and they are usually unstable if not properly prepared and preserved. Active ingredients may include peptides, bioactive molecules, and antioxidants.

What Are Multi Peptides?

Peptides, which are in fact, short chains of amino acids, make up proteins like collagen, elastin, and keratin. These proteins are very important to make your skin look firmer and healthier. Your skin becomes less elastic without these peptides that eventually cause wrinkles, rough skin texture, and dull complexion.

What Is Exfoliation & Why Does My Skin Need It?

The method of exfoliation involves removing dead skin cells from the top layer of your skin. Whether your skin is dry, mixed, greasy, or sensitive, exfoliation can help it appear fresher and youthful.

Unfortunately, exfoliation is often skipped in a skin care routine which can lead to a dull complexion and the formation of premature wrinkles. From pore unclogging, acne control to brightening and anti-aging, exfoliation is a must-have skin care step for you.

How Frequently Should I Exfoliate My Skin?

Start with one to two chemexfoliation treatments each week, according to Glow & Go skin care experts. If your skin does not become overly dry or irritated, you can gradually increase to no more than four days once a week.

What Are AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) & Why Does My Skin Need It?

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) are naturally occurring acids that can be found in sour milk, fruits, and sugar. Here is why you should include AHAs in your daily skin care routine:

  • Dead skin cells are exfoliated 
  • The blood flow to your skin is improved
  • Clogged pores due to debris and oil are unblocked and shrink
  • Helps your skin care products to perform better
  • Fine lines and wrinkle look minimized with regular usage
  • Acne and pimples are reduced to a great extent

When Is It Best To Apply Vitamin C Serum?

There is no hard and fast rule when it comes to the application of your Vitamin C serum, however Glow & Go experts advise to use this serum before applying your sunscreen to maximise the protection against sun’s UV rays.

Why Glow & Go?

Glow & Go Pakistan has a team of specialists who have profound experience in all kinds of aesthetic treatments located in Karachi, Lahore & Islamabad. The doctors in our aesthetic clinic use techniques that are suitable only to your needs and preferences and the goal is to make you look and feel better.