SkinCeuticals

Skin is the body’s largest organ and one of the most important. In order to achieve optimal skin health, understanding the various skin types and concerns as well as factors that potentially cause the appearance of damage is essential.

The Brand

Research and innovation are at the core of the SkinCeuticals mission, and their dedication to science has established the brand as a leader in the advanced skincare arena. The company’s founding was the direct result of a revolutionary discovery that set the standard for antioxidant formulation. SkinCeuticals continues to pioneer next-generation products that will optimize the health and beauty of the skin—and change the face of skincare for years to come.

SkinCeuticals Skincare

In order to maintain and improve the health and appearance of skin, a proper skincare regimen is essential. Although the specific products depend on skin type and skin conditions, every effective regimen must include three fundamental elements — Prevention, Protection, and Correction. SkinCeuticals’ product philosophy and consumer education programs are built around these principles. These three steps address and minimize the effects that environmental aggressors have on the skin and the use of topical antioxidants play an important part in this.

 

Antioxidant Science

What is an antioxidant?

An antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits the oxidation of other molecules.
Oxidation is a type of damage that occurs when molecules lose electrons. Five types of antioxidants found naturally in the body that protect against cellular damage are: glutathione, ubiquinone, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), alpha tocopherol (vitamin E), and alpha lipoic acid. Antioxidants work by different mechanisms to stop or neutralize damage. Out of the five antioxidants found in the body only vitamins C and E have been proven to get into skin. Additionally, there are a few plant antioxidants known to work in skin.

 

What’s a free radical?

Free radicals are molecules with unpaired electrons, causing them to be unstable and highly chemically reactive. These unstable molecules are generated by UV rays, infrared radiation, pollution, and lifestyle factors like alcohol and cigarette smoke. Inside the skin, free radicals damage cells, their DNA, and other vital cellular components. Over time, free radical damage leads to visible signs of accelerated skin aging, including fine lines, wrinkles, laxity, discoloration, and even skin cancer.

While sunscreen is the first line of defense and essential for protecting skin’s surface from the damaging effects of UVA and UVB rays, sunscreen filters only protect skin from up to 55% of free radicals*. Topical antioxidants work in skin to neutralize free radicals and protect against UV damage. Incorporating a topical antioxidant and sunscreen into a daily skincare regimen provides comprehensive protection from environmental damage.

*Haywood, R., et al, J Invest Dermatol 2006;121:862-868

Product Intro Regimen

The SkinCeuticals Difference

A topical vitamin C antioxidant must penetrate skin to be effective. This is dependent on three factors: The form of vitamin C used, the concentration, and the pH of the solution.

In the years since the patent, each subsequent antioxidant generation has been subjected to rigorous clinical studies—and the results are clear: SkinCeuticals topical antioxidants neutralize free radicals caused by solar radiation and other environmental factors for inside protection, while synthesizing collagen production for outside correction.

Prevention

To “Prevent” accelerated skin aging and skin cancer, it’s imperative to use a daily topical antioxidant. This targeted range of products prevents skin damage by neutralizing the free radicals generated by UV rays, infrared radiation, and other environmental factors like pollution, alcohol consumption, and cigarette smoke.

Even the best broad spectrum sunscreen can only block up to 55% of the damaging free radicals generated by UV exposure, but SkinCeuticals antioxidants are specially designed and clinically proven to provide the most advanced protection from environmental aging. When used together, SkinCeuticals antioxidants and sunscreens provide ultimate protection by preventing the visible signs of photoaging and promoting optimal skin health.

CE Ferulic

C E FERULIC®

N / D / S

C E Ferulic® is a revolutionary antioxidant combination that delivers advanced environmental protection against photoaging by neutralizing free radicals that cause accelerated signs of aging. We especially recommend this antioxidant for mature skin.

Phloretin CF

PHLORETIN CF

N / O / C

This broad-spectrum treatment provides advanced environmental protection to defend skin against the reactive molecules (including free radicals) that are known to cause cellular damage. In addition to its superior antioxidant capabilities, it has been proven to correct existing damage from the inside out making it the antioxidant of choice for people who have hyper pigmentation.

Reservatrol B E

RESVERATROL B E

D /N / C / S

With age and ongoing aggression, skin accumulates excessive free radical damage and loses its efficiency to effectively repair at night. This antioxidant night concentrate boosts your skin’s own antioxidant defense system to promote its natural nightly repair for improved radiance, elasticity, and density.

Serum 10

SERUM 10

N / S

Ideal for sensitive skin types or conditions to help restore healthy looking skin, Serum 10 AOX+ neutralizes free radicals, defends against environmental damage, and helps prevent the appearance of accelerated aging. Serum 10 AOX+ has also proven to be very effective in managing acne making it ideal for younger skin.

N = Normal, O = Oily, D = Dry, C = Combination, S = Sensitive

Protection

Photo damage created by the sun is the number-one cause of accelerated skin aging and skin cancer. In order to prevent this damage, it’s essential to “Protect” skin with sunscreen. SkinCeuticals offers a full range of broad spectrum sunscreens designed for different skin types, conditions, and lifestyles in order to shield skin from UV rays.

The SkinCeuticals line of sunscreens provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Formulated with Z-COTE® transparent zinc oxide, skin is protected from the entire spectrum of damaging UV rays, not just sunburn. Unlike the pasty, white zinc oxide sunscreens of the past, SkinCeuticals sunscreens are formulated with cosmetically elegant textures.

Sheer Mineral UV Defense SPF 50

Sheer Mineral UV Defense SPF 50

N / D / S / C

This groundbreaking, weightless, 100% physical sunscreen provides water-resistant broad spectrum protection with transparent titanium dioxide and zinc oxide (Z-Cote®*). Enhanced with artemia salina, a plankton extract, this lightweight sunscreen increases skin defenses and resistance to UV and heat stress. Color-infused technology enhances natural skin tone and boosts daily radiance.

UltraFacialDefense

Ultra Facial Defense SPF 30

N / D / O / C

This broad spectrum protective cream with transparent zinc oxide (Z-Cote®*) helps protect against the damaging effects of UVA and UVB rays. Cosmetically elegant and moisturizing, this sunscreen is ideal for daily use and high-altitude climates.

N = Normal, O = Oily, D = Dry, C = Combination, S = Sensitive

Correction

To minimize lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and other visible effects of past damage, SkinCeuticals offers products designed to “Correct”. These potent skincare products are formulated with powerful ingredients and advanced technologies to restore a healthier, younger-looking complexion.

SkinCeuticals corrective products combine anti-aging, lightening, and exfoliating ingredients to help rehabilitate the skin, restoring a healthier and more youthful appearance. Our active ingredients and advanced technologies correct fine lines, wrinkles, discolorations, acne, and more. Whether you’re concerned about wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne, redness or all of the above, SkinCeuticals corrective products are formulated to exfoliate, repair, and rejuvenate the skin. Our range of creams, serums, masques, and targeted treatments for the delicate eye and lip areas have been clinically tested and shown to work synergistically with the rest of your SkinCeuticals regimen to provide optimal results.

AGE Interrupter

A.G.E. INTERRUPTER

N / D / S

One main cause of visible aging is glycation, which occurs when excess glucose molecules bind to collagen and elastin fibers and prompt the formation of advanced glycation end-products (A.G.E.s) that lead to severe skin wrinkling. A.G.E. Interrupter is a unique treatment formulated with 4% blueberry extract, 30% Proxylane™ and 0.2% phytosphingosine to help prevent the glycation process and correct severe signs of aging in mature skin.

Advanced Pigment Corrector

ADVANCED PIGMENT CORRECTOR

N / D / S / O / C

Advanced Pigment Corrector is clinically proven and tested on all ethnicities to help correct the appearance of unwanted pigmentation. This powerful multi-layer treatment is a highly effective, safe, full-facial approach to reducing stubborn discolorations.. In addition to its efficacy on the appearance of skin discolorations and dark spots, Advanced Pigment Corrector boosts skin tone evenness and radiance.

Phyto Corrective Gel

PHYTO CORRECTIVE GEL

N / O / D / C / S

Optimal for sensitive or problematic skin, this light oil-free serum contains botanical extracts with anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties to help soothe and calm irritated skin. This corrective serum is perfect for people suffering from acne or rosacea.

Blemish Age Defence

BLEMISH + AGE DEFENSE

O / C

A targeted, oil-free approach to treat adult acne and signs of aging. This first-to-market acid blend combines 2% dioic acid with an optimal alpha- and beta-hydroxy acid formulation designed to prevent the formation of acne, minimize blemishes, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Retinol 0 3

RETINOL 0.3

N / O / D / C

Our retinol products help stimulate cell regeneration and build collagen to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots from both photo- and intrinsic aging. If you suffer from hyper pigmentation then this product is strongly recommended.

N = Normal, O = Oily, D = Dry, C = Combination, S = Sensitive

Normal Skin

Normal Skin

Normal skin is hydrated, tends to be clear and even-toned. Normal skin tolerates exfoliation and more aggressive skincare ingredients.

Oily Skin

Oily Skin

Oily skin is caused by overactive oil glands. A shiny appearance, enlarged pores, and acne are primary concerns.

Dry Skin

Dry Skin

Dry skin experiences flaking, itching, and dullness. Dry skin does not produce enough oil. Cold weather and harsh conditions make symptoms worse.

Combination Skin

Combination Skin

Combination skin is dry in some areas and oily in others. Oily skin is often seen in the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin).

Sensitive Skin

Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin reacts to products or environment with redness and itching. Sensitive skin is often experienced from birth.

Ageing Skin

Ageing Skin

Dry skin and wrinkles are caused by sun exposure and decreased oil production. Signs include enlarged pores, loss of elasticity, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone.

Acne

Acne

Excess oil and excessive cell production lead to breakouts. Acne includes blackheads, whiteheads, cysts, and nodules.

Hyper Pigmentation

Hyper-Pigmentation

Excess pigment production leads to spots and uneven skin tone. Sun exposure is the primary cause of pigment changes. Hormone-induced hyperpigmentation causes dark patches on the forehead and cheeks. Past acne and other trauma may result in dark spots.

Rosacea

Rosacea

Rosacea causes persistent blushing and flushing. Rosacea may lead to broken blood vessels and pimple-like lesions on the cheeks and nose.

Dehydrated Skin

Dehydrated Skin

Dehydrated skin is rough, itchy, and flaky. Dehydrated skin does not maintain proper levels of hydration. Lack of moisture makes wrinkles more visible.

Sensitized Skin

Sensitized Skin

Sensitized skin is red, inflamed, and itchy. Harsh ingredients can sensitize the skin. In-office clinical procedures can create sensitized skin

Why are SkinCeuticals products different?

SkinCeuticals products are backed by science from the first stages of their development through the packaging of the final formulations. Extensive medical-grade clinical testing that proves our products’ efficacy sets SkinCeuticals apart from other cosmeceutical brands on the market.

What standards are followed in the formulation of SkinCeuticals products?

SkinCeuticals is committed to the highest, medical-grade formulation standards, and uses only pharmaceutical-grade ingredients. We subject our final formulations to extensive clinical testing that proves they deliver on their claims. Our products are produced in small batches and packaged under closely monitored, sterile conditions to ensure optimal potency and freshness.

What does an antioxidant do for my skin?

Antioxidants provide protection from free radicals that cause damage deep within the skin. Unlike sunscreens that protect skin from UV rays, antioxidants prevent skin damage caused by other environmental aggressors such as infrared radiation, pollution, cigarette smoke, alcohol, and more. SkinCeuticals antioxidants have also been proven to reverse skin damage, including fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.

What in-office procedures and professional treatments does SkinCeuticals offer?

SkinCeuticals offers a range of clinical-grade professional peels and facial treatments performed by SkinCeuticals skincare professionals in doctors’ offices and medical spas. When these targeted skincare solutions are combined with a customized SkinCeuticals at-home regimen, the result is healthier skin with visible improvement in signs of accelerated skin aging and other skin conditions.

Is SkinCeuticals found worldwide?

SkinCeuticals is sold in 25 countries around the world through dermatologists, plastic surgeons, medical spas, select pharmacies, and premium spas.

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