Known as airlicium, this synthetically-derived ingredient can absorb up to 15x its weight in oil to help mattify skin complexion.
Coconut oil fatty acids
Found naturally in coconuts, these fatty acids are used in cosmetics for their emollient and emulsifying properties. When incorporated into surfactants they help reduce surface tension and facilitate cleansing.
Naturally found in cucumbers, this non-sensitizing extract has high quantities of vitamin C and amino acids which are known to help nourish, hydrate, and soothe skin.
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.
Derived synthetically or found naturally in sugar cane, beetroot, grapes and other fruit, this alpha-hydroxy acid helps facilitate skin’s natural exfoliation and minimizes the build-up of dead skin cells to improve the appearance of the skin’s tone and texture.
A natural humectant capable of holding 1,000 times its own weight in water. Hyaluronic acid is the body’s natural hydrator, making it an excellent moisturizer when applied topically.
Naturally produced by certain fungi, kojic acid helps improve the appearance of discoloration and skin brightness.
Niacinamide (vitamin B3)
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.
Olive leaf extract
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.
Orchis Mascula Extract
Derived from the orchid flower, this extract acts as a calming agent that protects the skin and helps to restore skin’s surface.
Naturally present in legumes and seeds, this potent ingredient provides dual-action exfoliation and skin brightening effects. It helps to inhibit the impact of skin aggressors that can cause dullness, promoting skin clarity and glow.
A sugar alcohol found in plants with a protective outer skin, this natural humectant draws water to skin’s surface and helps maintain adequate moisture levels.
Sulfonic acid (HEPES)
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.
Found naturally in the leaves and flower of the thyme plant, this botanical extract is high in thymol, known for its anti-septic and skin soothing benefits.
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.
This synthetically-derived ingredient is often used by physicians to address skin discoloration via oral and injectable application. Recently, topical application of tranexamic acid has been shown to minimize the reoccurrence of skin discoloration and stubborn brown patches with continued use.
It is often employed as an adjunctive therapy to in-office treatments such as laser or intense pulsed light (IPL).
Translucent color spheres
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.