Specialty Products

Skin Care Products

Every skin care company believes that their products are the best. Many companies offer a full line of products that includes cleansers, moisturizers, antioxidants and their own “specialty” product. The company’s specialty product reflects their idea of how they can improve the skin. Some seem to work, others are merely “hope in a bottle.” But they all have their own “shtick”. We have looked into a few popular specialty products, and supplied the following information as a guide to help those interested in learning more about these treatments. If you have any questions about the products featured here or any other skin care treatment, please feel free to contact our office near Baltimore, Maryland to speak with one of our aestheticians.


Copper Peptides

Copper is the third most abundant trace element found in the body. Some skin care products that contain copper peptides have been shown to improve wound healing. It is thought that they act by increasing collagen production. Procyte® is a company which bases their products on GHK-copper peptides.

Growth Factors

Topical epidermal growth factor has also been shown to improve wound healing. Growth factors are chemicals which are passed between cells that help to give instructions for what the cells are to do. This is different from growth hormones, which are a type of hormone secreted by the brain. Some growth factors direct cells to make more collagen while others increase blood flow through increased capillary formation. SkinMedica® is a company which utilizes their product TNS®, based on epidermal growth factors, as the cornerstone of their skin care line.

Teamine Eye Complex®

Teamine Eye Complex® is a product that claims to improve dark circles beneath the eyes. By working on multiple pathways, it is reported to reduce puffiness, firm and tighten the skin, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Contact Our Skin Care Center in the Baltimore Area

The aestheticians at Face Appeal can help you determine which products may be right for you through a personal skin care consultation. If you live in Baltimore or another area of Maryland and would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.