Founded in 1997, SkinCeuticals is a skincare line dedicated to the research and development of innovative dermatology products. Designed to combat the visible effects of aging, SkinCeuticals products combine natural botanical extracts and scientifically advanced skin care.
Their topical vitamin C products, super antioxidant treatments, moisturizers, broad-spectrum sunblocks, and alpha hydroxy acids employ pure bio-available ingredients designed to improve the condition of even the most environmentally challenged skin.
To maintain and improve skin health, an effective skin care regime must contain three fundamental elements — prevention, protection, and correction. The SkinCeuticals product philosophy is built around these principles. Their line of advanced skin care products is designed to prevent future damage, protect healthy skin and correct previous damage. The entire SkinCeuticals program works as a complete system for maximum improvement to skin health.
SkinCeuticals Body Tightening Concentrate
Formulated for loose, sagging skin on gravity-fighting body zones including the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, knees and upper arms, this cooling fluid reinflates and supports skin’s structure resulting in a smooth, tight surface.
A combination of 2.5% tripeptide, 5% yeast extract and 2% hydrolyzed rice protein tightens, firms, and lifts loose, sagging skin.
- Tightens, firms, and lifts loose sagging skin
- Stimulates natural moisturizing factor to fill the skin with volume
- Instant cooling effect
- Formulated for use on abdomen, buttocks, thighs, knees, and upper arms
- Paraben-free and fragrance-free formulation
SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic®
C E Ferulic features a synergistic antioxidant combination of 15% pure vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), 1% vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol), and 0.5% ferulic acid to enhance protection against environmental damage caused by free radicals that can contribute to atmospheric aging. This vitamin C serum helps neutralize free radicals induced by UVA/UVB, infrared radiation (IRA), and ozone pollution (O3), which may lead to visible signs of accelerated skin aging. In addition to antioxidant protective benefits, C E Ferulic improves signs of aging and photodamage, the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and the loss of firmness, while brightening the skin’s complexion.
SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense
Discoloration Defense is a layerable, daily-use dark spot corrector clinically proven to reduce the appearance of key types of skin discoloration, including hard-to-treat forms such as stubborn brown patches and post-acne marks. Formulated with 3% tranexamic acid, 1% kojic acid, 5% niacinamide, and 5% HEPES, this latest-generation formula improves the appearance of skin discoloration, brightens skin, and evens skin tone in as early as 2 weeks.
- Features a synergistic blend of anti-discoloration ingredients to reduce the appearance of skin discoloration, improve brightness, and minimize the reoccurrence of discoloration (with continued use)
- 60% average improvement in the appearance of stubborn brown patches.
- Paraben-, fragrance-, silicone-, gluten-, and hydroquinone-free.
- An ideal at-home complement to professional skin discoloration treatments, such as chemical peels or non-ablative laser; always consult with a physician for individual regimen recommendations.
SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF®
A daytime vitamin c antioxidant face serum that delivers advanced environmental protection and diminishes the appearance of fine lines and discoloration.
Phloretin CF features a patented synergistic combination of 2% phloretin, 10% pure vitamin C (l-ascorbic acid), and 0.5% ferulic acid for enhanced protection against atmospheric skin aging – environmental damage and premature signs of aging caused by free radicals from UVA/UVB, infrared radiation (IRA), and ozone pollution (O3). In addition to antioxidant protective benefits, Phloretin CF improves the appearance of discoloration, fine lines, and uneven skin tone.
- Prevents premature signs of aging and corrects existing photodamage
- Divides and conquers the range of reactive oxygen species (ROS) throughout the skin
- Prevents cell mutation by shielding skin’s DNA
- Accelerates cell turnover, Boosts skin’s support structure
- Inhibits UV-induced discolorations
SkinCeuticals H.A Intensifier
H.A. Intensifier is a multi-beneficial corrective serum proven to amplify skin’s hyaluronic acid levels. This unique formulation contains a high concentration of pure hyaluronic acid, proxylane™, and botanical extracts of licorice root and purple rice to support skin’s hyaluronic acid levels and deliver surface hydration, helping improve the visible appearance of firmness, smoothness and facial plumpness. This hyaluronic acid serum may be used as part of a home skincare regimen after dermal fillers; always consult with your physician for individual at-home advice.
Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the skin and plays an important role in maintaining moisture. This essential molecule however has a short lifecycle in skin, with 30%-50% degrading every 24 hours. With age, the skin’s ability to produce hyaluronic acid decreases. Production starts to decline in the 20s and this decline accelerates in the 40s. Decreased production rapid degradation of hyaluronic acid contribute to signs of aging, including decreased firmness, less facial plumpness, and rough texture.
While hyaluronic acid is a powerful hydrator, the size of the hyaluronic acid molecules are too large for optimal skin absorption. H.A. Intensifier uniquely combines surface-hydrating hyaluronic acid with 10% proxylane™ and an optimal concentration of licorice and purple rice extracts to support skin’s hyaluronic acid levels.
In a 12-week clinical study, H.A. Intensifier significantly improved the appearance of key aging indicators:
- 23% improvement in plumpness
- 9% decrease in sagginess
- 11% improvement in firmness
- 13% improvement in elasticity
- 18% improvement in texture
Protocol: A 12-week, single-center, clinical study was conducted on 59 females, ages 42-60, with mild to moderate facial sagging and loss of firmness, rough skin texture, nasolabial fold wrinkles, marionette lines, and presence of fine lines/wrinkles in the crow’s feet area. H.A. Intensifier was used twice daily in conjunction with SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser and a sunscreen. Efficacy and tolerability evaluations were conducted at baseline and at weeks 4, 8, and 12.