Ask any dermatologist and they’ll tell you the same thing: SkinCeuticals is the gold standard in high-tech skin care. Its mission? To develop innovative, well-researched and science-backed formulas designed to help you achieve the healthiest skin possible. And for more than two decades, SkinCeuticals has been leading the industry with clinically proven products that protect skin, correct existing concerns and prevent further damage.
If you’re new to SkinCeuticals and wondering how to get started on your regimen, you’ve come to the right place. Here to give us the top 6 must-try SkinCeuticals products is Nicole Akers, AVP of education and development for SkinCeuticals. Keep scrolling below to learn why you need to add these products to your skin care regimen.
“It’s the number-one globally recognized antioxidant in the industry. It’s the perfect synergy blend of vitamin C, vitamin E and ferulic acid. Three to five drops on the fingertips is all it takes.”
What it does: Antioxidants like vitamin C are a skin care must—after all, they protect your skin from free radicals, which can damage skin and lead to wrinkles. Aside from neutralizing free radicals, C E Ferulic also helps build collagen and replenish lipids to keep your skin firm, smooth and youthful-looking.
“This was one of the first nonprescription products to catch my eye years ago, when antioxidants really began to take on a prominent role in skin care,” explains board-certified dermatologist Ashley Magovern. “Antioxidants prevent and reverse photodamage, and they also help prevent and improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots while maintaining the integrity of your collagen. When used in combination with sunscreen, C E Ferulic has been shown to provide better protection than sunscreen alone.”
“This combines phloretin, ferulic acid and vitamin C. This provides a great result when it comes to brightening and overall radiance of the skin.”
What it does: SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF provides powerful antioxidant protection to normal, oily and combination skin types. Designed for daytime use, this antioxidant serum features a powerful blend of antioxidants: 2% phloretin to neutralize damaging free radicals, improve cell turnover and lighten signs of discoloration; 10% L-ascorbic acid to protect your skin from oxidative stress while providing visible anti-aging benefits; and 0.5% Ferulic acid to enhance the antioxidant benefits of phloretin and vitamin C. Together, these ingredients work to improve the appearance of discoloration, fine lines and uneven skin tone.
“This is truly an intense and groundbreaking product that improves overall skin firmness. Consistent and daily usage can give the appearance of softer and smoother skin.”
What it does: Hyaluronic acid is one of the most commonly buzzed-about beauty ingredients because of its incredible ability to hold up to 1,000x its weight in moisture. It’s also something that your body makes naturally, so its chemical composition absorbs easily into your skin. That makes hyaluronic-acid serums particularly amazing for dry and mature complexions or anyone who wants to plump away fine lines and wrinkles.
Aside from its high concentration of pure hyaluronic acid, this serum features 10 percent proxylane™, a patented molecule that supports the skin’s hyaluronic-acid levels, as well as botanical extracts of licorice root and purple rice. These ingredients work synergistically to amplify the skin’s hyaluronic-acid levels by 30 percent. The result? Long-lasting hydration and improved skin texture.
“It truly does restore all the elements needed to keep the skin in good healthy skin ratios, keeping your skin healthy and strong and even more resilient against free radical damage and potential assailants.”
What it does: Lipids are skin’s natural fats. They are essential components of skin and play a crucial role in maintaining the strength of the skin’s protective barrier, which holds moisture, protects the skin from damage and keeps dirt and impurities out. As we age, lipid production declines; this can result in rough surface texture, uncomfortable tightness, dullness and loss of facial fullness. A compromised skin barrier is also more prone to irritation and water loss. This is why it’s important to counter the effects of lipid loss with a topical treatment—but not just any topical treatment.
With 2% pure ceramides, 4% natural cholesterol and 2% fatty acids, SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 is formulated with a maximized concentration of lipids in this optimal ratio. In an eight-week study, Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 significantly improved the appearance of key visible signs of accelerated aging. And it’s not just for aging skin: This potent treatment also helps reinforce the skin’s barrier both before and after cosmetic treatments, which is essential for optimal healing and results.
“An excellent product that is going to help with improvements of skin density by well over 18.9%.”
What it does: Resveratrol is part of the grape plant’s defenses against UV light, infections and other environmental stressors. These defense mechanisms work in kind for your skin, protecting it from sun damage, acne-causing bacteria and free radical damage resulting from exposure to pollution. While much of the research around this “longevity molecule” has focused on its internal use, it has also been shown to be an effective topical antioxidant—fighting the good fight against free radicals.
Featuring resveratrol along with skin-repairing baicalin and E, Resveratrol B E is an antioxidant night concentrate designed to boost skin’s own antioxidant defense system to help repair and prevent accumulated damage for improved radiance, elasticity and density.
“If you can see the sun, the sun can see you, so falling in love with your sunscreen is absolutely critical in this entire process. This is the sunscreen that I personally am in love with.”
What it does: Think you only need to worry about sunburn during summer? Think again! The truth of the matter is that the majority of the UV damage we receive isn’t always from spending an entire day at the beach. It’s from your day-to-day activities—driving in a car during daylight, for instance—or during winter when sun protection is likely the last thing on your mind.
Designed to supply brilliant sun protection, this mineral sunscreen delivers a shine-free, matte finish, even in the most humid temperatures, thanks to its aerated silica that absorbs 15 times its weight in oil. Zinc oxide blocks burning UVB rays, and titanium dioxide keeps UVA rays a safe distance from your skin.