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Why add Algae Extracts to your skin care routine?
Algae refer to a simple group of aquatic organisms capable of conducting photosynthesis. In skincare, some algae extracts have been shown to act as emollients and soothing agents capable of delivering a variety of nutrients to skin.
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Why add Artemia Salina to your skin care routine?
This plankton extract helps boost skin’s natural defenses and resistance to UV- and heat-induced stress.
Why add Avobenzone to your skin care routine?
This oil-soluble organic compound is primarily used in sunscreen formulations to absorb the full spectrum of UVA rays. Avobenzone is often used in conjunction with other sunscreen ingredients such as octocrylene.
Why add Ceramides to your skin care routine?
Ceramides are waxy lipid molecules naturally present in the stratum corneum, the outermost layer of the skin, that play a key role in skin lipid barrier function. Ceramides work synergistically to help increase skin hydration and promote optimal barrier function. SkinCeuticals ceramides are formulated synthetically to be bioidentical to skin's natural ceramides.
Why add Dioic Acid to your skin care routine?
Naturally found in various animals and vegetable fats and oils, dioic acid helps reduce excess sebum while diminishing P.acnes bacteria. This ingredient has also been shown to improve the appearance of uneven skin tone. SkinCeuticals only uses vegetable-derived dioic acid in its formulations.
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Why add Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate to your skin care routine?
Dipotassium glycyrrhizate (licorice root extract) is the principal component of licorice root. This potent ingredient is recognized for its ability to help even out skin tone and it has been shown to help preserve hyaluronic acid content in skin.
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Why add Fatty Acid to your skin care routine?
Naturally found in a variety of animal and vegetable sources including fish, seeds, and nuts, fatty acids aid in the structural integrity of skin lipids to optimize its overall lipid balance. SkinCeuticals only uses vegetable sources of fatty acids in its formulations.
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Why add Ferulic Acid to your skin care routine?
Ferulic acid neutralizes free radicals and complements the antioxidant benefits of vitamins C and E for visible aging benefits. This powerful antioxidant can be found in the cell walls of plants such as wheat, rice, peanuts, oranges and apples.
Why add Glycerin to your skin care routine?
Synthetically derived or found naturally in the lipids of animals and vegetables, this powerful humectant possesses water-binding properties that help deliver intense hydration. SkinCeuticals only uses vegetable-derived sources of glycerin in its formulations.
Why add Glycolic Acid to your skin care routine?
Glycolic acid helps facilitate skin's natural exfoliation and minimizes the build-up of dead skin cells to improve the appearance of skin's tone and texture. This alpha-hydroxy acid can be derived synthetically or found naturally in sugar cane, beetroot, grapes, and other fruit.
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Why add Hyaluronic Acid to your skin care routine?
Hyaluronic acid is the body's natural hydrator, making it an excellent moisturizer when applied topically. A natural humectant, hyaluronic acid is capable of holding 1,000 times its own weight in water.
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Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid
Why add Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid to your skin care routine?
Recognized for its exfoliating properties, this aminosulfonic acid derivative works enzymatically to help break the bonds that bind dead cells to the skin’s surface for even exfoliation.
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L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
Why add L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) to your skin care routine?
Synthetically derived or found naturally in citrus fruits, l-ascorbic acid is lauded for its superior antioxidant benefits. This highly potent form of pure vitamin C helps neutralize free radicals and helps protect against oxidative stress while providing visible anti-aging benefits.
Lha (Caproloyl Salicylic Acid)
Why add Lha (Caproloyl Salicylic Acid) to your skin care routine?
A derivative of salicylic acid, this lipo-hydroxy acid helps promote cell turnover via targeted exfoliation. It has also been shown to decongest pores and refine the skin’s surface.
Why add Natural Cholesterol to your skin care routine?
Cholesterol is naturally found in the body and one of the predominant lipids found in skin. In topical skincare formulations, this ingredient is known to accelerate barrier recovery in aging skin. SkinCeuticals natural cholesterol is derived from a purified isolation of wool wax.
Featured in: Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)
Why add Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) to your skin care routine?
Also known as vitamin B3, niacinamide is a water-soluble vitamin found naturally in yeast, meat, fish, milk, eggs, green vegetables, beans, and cereal grains. Topical application of niacinamide has been shown to strengthen skin’s moisture barrier and reduce the appearance of discoloration and blotchiness.
Why add Octocrylene to your skin care routine?
Widely used in sunscreen formulations, this organic compound delivers effective UV protection by absorbing burning UVB rays. It possesses emollient properties and can be used as an additive to help preserve the nature of photosensitive ingredients.
Olive Leaf Extract
Why add Olive Leaf Extract to your skin care routine?
Derived from olive leaves, this emollient plant extract is rich in antioxidants including oleuropeine and hydroxytyrosol. Its moisturizing properties make it beneficial for dry skin types.
Why add Optical Diffusers to your skin care routine?
Designed to reflect and redirect light, optical diffusers help spread light evenly across a surface. In skincare, optical diffusers disperse light to help minimize the appearance of skin imperfections or uneven tone around the eyes.
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Why add Phloretin to your skin care routine?
Derived from apples and the root bark of fruit trees including pear and grapefruit, this antioxidant neutralizes damaging free radicals and improves uneven skin tone.
Why add Proxylane™ to your skin care routine?
Derived from beech wood through an environmentally-efficient process, this patented molecule helps support skin’s matrix and restores water to skin. Proxylane is easily biodegradable, non-bioaccumulatable, and non-eco-toxic.
Why add Resveratrol to your skin care routine?
Known as the longevity molecule, resveratrol is sourced from grape skin, blueberries, raspberries, and various plants including knotweed. It has been recognized for its powerful antioxidant and anti-aging properties which include strengthening skin’s natural antioxidant defense system to help neutralize free radicals.
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Why add Retinol to your skin care routine?
Retinol is a form of vitamin A (retinoic acid) that is clinically proven to help improve the appearance of aging skin. Retinol is shown to help improve uneven skin tone, promote cell turnover, and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Why add Salicylic Acid to your skin care routine?
Often used as a key ingredient in topical acne products, this beta-hydroxy acid is extracted from the bark of willow trees. Salicylic acid exfoliates skin, refines pores, and reduces the formation of acne when used at an appropriate concentration.
Sulfonic Acid (HEPES)
Why add Sulfonic Acid (HEPES) to your skin care routine?
This synthetically derived acid activates natural enzymes in skin to help break the bonds that bind dead skin cells to the surface for even exfoliation.
Why add Titanium Dioxide to your skin care routine?
Titanium dioxide is a natural mineral used as a mineral UV filter. This key sunscreen ingredient forms a barrier on skin to reflect and help protect against UVA and UVB rays.
Translucent Color Spheres
Why add Translucent Color Spheres to your skin care routine?
Comprised of iron oxide spheres, this color-infused technology enhances natural skin tone and boosts radiance while providing a universal tint for most skin tones.
Why add Tri-Peptide to your skin care routine?
Peptides are compounds consisting of two or more linked amino acids (natural proteins). The number of amino acids that make up a peptide determine whether it is a di-peptide (2 peptides), tri-peptide (3 peptides), or more. In topical skincare formulations, some peptides are shown to help provide anti-aging benefits.
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Why add Vitamin B5 to your skin care routine?
Also known as pantothenic acid and found naturally in salmon, avocados, sunflower seeds, broccoli, and more, this essential nutrient helps promote the skin barrier’s natural repair process. SkinCeuticals only uses vegetable-derived sources of vitamin B5 in its formulations.
Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol)
Why add Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol) to your skin care routine?
The most abundant, pure form of vitamin E, this powerful antioxidant can be derived synthetically or sourced naturally from a variety of foods including vegetable oils. Alpha tocopheral plays an important role in neutralizing free radicals, moisturizing skin, and improving the appearance of visible skin aging.
Zinc Oxide (Z-Cote®)
Why add Zinc Oxide (Z-Cote®) to your skin care routine?
Zinc oxide is a natural mineral used as a UV filter. This key sunscreen ingredient forms a barrier on skin to reflect and help protect against UVA and UVB rays. Zinc oxide demonstrates strong protection across the UVA spectrum and its distribution characteristics help provide an even spread without a whitening effect.
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