Understanding Prescription-Grade Ingredients in Skincare

November 3, 2023
5 min read
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At MiQuest, we make it no secret that we’re big fans of prescription-grade skincare ingredients. In fact, we’ve made it our mission to provide the best prescription skin care out there.  

So, if you’ve come here looking to find out just why you should embrace the power of prescription skin care ingredients, you’re about to find out.

The Power of Prescription-Grade Ingredients  

Are you fed up with using off-the-shelf products that deliver zero - or minimal - results? Are you considering a prescription cream for your skincare routine? We’re here to tell you to stop considering, and start doing. Why? Because there’s simply no more powerful solution to targeting your skin concerns than a prescription-grade product. Prescription-grade ingredients -  

  • Help target specific skin concerns such as acne, rosacea, eczema, sun damage
  • Contain higher levels of active ingredients such as retinols, peptides, and antioxidants
  • Encourage cellular turnover
  • Promote skin that’s healthy both inside and out
  • Help properly protect your skin from harmful elements

Prescription vs. OTC Skincare

But what’s the difference between, for instance, a prescription cream for sun damaged skin and an OTC option? Quite simply it’s the strength of the ingredients in the product. For sun damaged skin, you’d ideally be looking for ingredients that will help even out your skin tone and boost skin cell turnover. Niacinamide is one such ingredient. While it’s possible to buy off the shelf products which list niacinamide as an ingredient, the concentration will be much lower than that found in a prescription-grade product.

It’s the same for a prescription cream for rosacea. When treating this condition, the prescription medication, Metronidazole, is a potent option. And when used in combination with other skincare ingredients it becomes a powerful tool in tackling rosacea. While off-the-shelf products do exist for rosacea, many people with this tricky skin condition find they’re just not strong enough to beat the symptoms. And that’s where prescription options come in.

Dermatologist Recommended Skincare

When you choose to go down the prescription-grade route, you know you’re getting the best possible option for your skin concern. At MiQuest, our formulation scientists use cutting edge AI scanning technology to understand your skin’s needs, which enables us to then formulate your own unique-to-you prescription Q-Stick.

While you enjoy the benefits of prescription-grade skincare, with MiQuest, you’ll also enjoy professional skincare advice. We believe this is what sets us apart. When you begin your skincare journey with MiQuest we’ll be there with you - every step of the way. We’ll check in to see how your skin is responding, and switch up ingredients should your skin’s needs change. You just don’t get this level of attention to detail when you buy a product off the shelf.

Prescription Treatment Options

At MiQuest, we embrace the differences in our skin and that’s why we’re advocates of prescription options. Our products deliver targeted skincare results, for a number of skin concerns such as -  

  1. Acne - prescription tretinoin is commonly used to target acne
  1. Dull Skin - a prescription cream for dry skin on face may include an azelaic acid prescription to help boost new skin cells
  1. Pigmentation - hydrocortisone and hydroquinone may be prescribed
  1. Melasma - a prescription melasma treatment will include ingredients such as tretinoin, hydroquinone, hydrocortisone, azelaic acid, and niacinamide
  1. Rosacea - azelaic acid and niacinamide are powerful treatment options
  1. Ageing Skin - the retinol tretinoin will boost skin cell turnover to reveal brighter, more youthful-looking skin

Skincare Regulations

Of course, when you’re choosing prescription-grade skincare it’s vital that you get these products from a reputable source. That’s because prescription-grade ingredients are much more powerful than off-the-shelf options.

At MiQuest, we work with you to ensure you harness the power of your prescription products and use them correctly. That’s why we’ve developed our easy-to-follow three-step routine which you follow every morning and evening. What’s more, with MiQuest, your prescription ingredients are only found in the Q-Stick which you apply as part of your evening routine. This is the best time for active ingredients to do their thing as your skin isn’t having to cope with the stresses and strains of the day.

The Results

Whether you’re looking to tackle a specific skincare concern, or simply want to give your skin a serious helping hand when it comes to looking its best, we believe there’s simply no better option than prescription-grade skincare. From acne to ageing skin, at MiQuest we can help you conquer whatever skin issue you’re facing. For effective treatment, great results, and support from skincare specialists, subscribe to your new skincare system with MiQuest today. Your skin will thank you for it!

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