Skin Care And Prescription Skin Care

Cosmeceutical and pharmaceutical skin care.

Revive your complexion with skincare products tailored to you! Dermatologist Dr Victoria Gauba can offer you a wide range of effective skincare products ranging from cosmeceutical grade, to pharmaceutical grade, right up to prescription-only pharmaceutical skin care products to treat a wide range of skin concerns, including acne, rosacea, pigmentation, ageing skin etc.

Cosmeceuticals combine the benefits of cosmetics with pharmaceuticals to offer you medical grade skin care products that can help to tackle issues such as acne, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, rosacea, age spots, redness, and fine lines and wrinkles.

Cosmeceuticals also give you a skincare regime to use at home that can help revitalise your complexion, improve dry or oily skin, and fight the signs of ageing.

Effective products to treat acne, rosacea, pigmentation and the signs of ageing

At the Golden Ratio Cosmetic Medical Clinic, we currently use products from the Dr Obagi and ZO® cosmeceutical ranges. These products cover every aspect of skincare, including a number of specific programmes for problems such as acne and anti-ageing – and are available in a choice of formulations. This means that we can make sure that you go home with the products that will best complement and enhance your skin.

Skin care and prescription skin care in Hampshire


What are cosmeceuticals?
Cosmeceuticals are skin care products that have pharmaceutical benefits and contain bioactive ingredients such as vitamins, enzymes, antioxidants, peptides, ceramides, minerals, herbs and essential oils. They are only available from a skin care professional and go beyond the appearance of your skin to improve its overall health and function.

Can anyone use cosmeceuticals?
Different cosmeceuticals are right for different skin types and issues, so it’s important to have a proper skin analysis and seek recommendations for an experienced professional, preferably a doctor who can advise you on the best products for your needs.

What are pharmaceutical skin care products?
Pharmaceutical skin care products  are cosmetic products that have pharmaceutical benefits. Like cosmeceuticals they contain bioactive ingredients such as vitamins, enzymes, antioxidants, peptides, ceramides, minerals, herbs and essential oils. However, pharmaceutical products are licensed as medical products, they tend to be stronger than cosmeceuticals and sometimes will contain different ingredients than cosmeceutical products. These products are for treating specific skin concerns, though they don’t necessarily require a prescription.

What are prescription skin care products?
Prescription strength skin care products are only available on prescription. The prescription of this type of skin care can only be given by; and it’s use  overseen and monitored by a GP or dermatologist. Some prescription products and treatments, such as Roaccutane can only be provided by a dermatologist such as Dr gauba. Prescription skin care is given purely to treat a skin condition. Topical products contaiming, Tretinoin and Hydroquinone are strictly prescription only.

What is ZO®?
The ZO® Skin Health cosmeceuticals range and ZO® provides a home-care skincare regime that can be used whether or not you decide to have an in-office aesthetic procedure. This range maximises the effectiveness of vitamin A (retinol) to reduce the signs of ageing by penetrating your skin and stimulating the natural production of collagen and elastin.

The ZO® Skin Health products protect your skin from pollution and the environment. These products are clinically proven to create and maintain healthy skin. The benefits of these products are that they can increase your skin thickness, enhance cellular function, improve your circulation and minimise inflammation as well as treat specific skin problems. There are dedicated skincare programmes for acne treatment and prevention, and anti-ageing, as well as products for cleansing, exfoliation, skin defence and repair, renewal and recovery, and sun protection.

ZO® Medical is a skincare range designed to provide more focused treatment for pigmentation disorders, sun damage, oily skin, and inflammatory disorders.

What is Obagi?
Obagi  is a world-leading brand of prescription skincare systems. Within each system, there are all the products you need to carry out your daily skincare regime and supercharge the health and appearance of your skin. Obagi gives an added degree of flexibility because there are systems for different skin types and skin problems.

Obagi also provides a range of targeted solutions. For example, if you want to improve the fine lines and wrinkles in the décolletage area or you want to specifically refresh and rejuvenate the delicate skin around your eyes, we can recommend carefully formulated products that focus on those areas.

Why come to the Golden Ratio Cosmetic Medical Clinic for skin care products?
Dr Victoria Gauba is a qualified dermatologist, as well as an experienced cosmetic medical doctor, so she has an incredibly detailed understanding of what healthy skin looks like. Dr Gauba passionately believes that skin is the largest organ of the human body but one that is woefully neglected sometimes. Her psychology qualifications and many years of aesthetic experience have also shown her how the health of your skin can impact on your confidence and self-esteem.

Therefore, Dr Gauba’s intention is to recommend the products that she feels will make the biggest and most positive difference to your skin long-term. As a medical doctor, Dr Gauba is able to prescribe products that are not available on the high street.

How much do cosmeceutical products cost?
Costs depend on the products you choose. We will make you aware of the cost of each product when you come into the clinic for your skincare consultation.

Skin care and prescription skin care in Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh. We are a short trip from Southampton and also convenient for our Winchester and Andover clients. Call us today on  02380 270 698.