Natural VS Medical Grade

North Oak Apothecary, LLC
October 4, 2019
Natural vs Medical Grade products

I was sitting in a medical office having a Foto Facial done. That’s where your face is numbed slightly, and a laser is used to help eliminate sunspots. I use sunscreen religiously, but I am still prone to getting some sun on my face. I’ve had a similar procedure and liked the results, so I am giving it another go.
As I was talking to the young lady a term came up that stuck in my head; Medical Grade….
She was referring to their skin care line which would help with the healing. I left with no new products but went home and used my serum for mature skin several times a day over the next few days. But that term has stuck in my head. So, I decided to research the difference between the two.
According to “Dermatologists” are some of the best products for skin care and are declared medical grade quality.
Medical grade products avoid the following ingredients;

I decided to compare a crème deemed by Dermatologist as Medical Grade.
1.7 oz retails for $147 (Be still my heart)
Key Ingredients:
Shea Butter, Algae Extract, niacinamide (Vit B), Vitamin E & Retinol.
It contains in all 41 ingredients as listed below.
Water/Aqua/Eau, Niacinamide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Maltodextrin, Squalane, Behenyl Alcohol, Palmitic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, C20-40 Alkyl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance, Behenyl Behenate, Chlorphenesin, Tribehenin, Cetyl Stearate, Isostearyl Isostearate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Stearic Acid, Tocopherol, Sodium Hydroxide, Betaine, Paeonia Albiflora Root Extract, Cichorium Intybus (Chicory) Leaf Extract, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Phytate, Potassium Sorbate, Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp Extract, Acetyl Glucosamine, Retinyl Palmitate, Coenochloris Signiensis Extract, Lecithin, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract.
Clarity Antioxidant Crème
North Oak Apothecary
4.2 oz retails for $38 (Really?)

Key Ingredients:
Organic Aloe
Vitamins A, B5, C & E

It contains 26 ingredients as listed, however, the Clarity Crème has no scent or Essential oils.

Ingredients: *Organic Aloe Leaf Juice, AvocadoFruit Oil, *Organic Jojoba Seed Oil, Emulsifying Wax, Glycerin, *Organic Palm Fruit Oil, Stearic Acid, Vitamin E, Sunflower Seed Oil, *Organic Neem Seed Oil,
*Organic Rosemary Leaf Extract, *Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Phenoxyethenol, Rose Flower Water,
Rosehip Seed Oil, Carrot Seed Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Vitamin A Ester, Vitamin C Ester, Provitamin B-5, Allantoin, *Organic White Willow Bark Extract, *Organic Alcohol, Xanthum Gum, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate,
Essential Oil/Scent.

*Denotes Organic

So, my only question to you would be….
Medical Grade crème or a hand-created crème where you can pronounce the words?