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SKIN CARE INGREDIENTS DICTIONARY

Ceramides

Ceramides are waxy, lipid molecules naturally present in the stratum corneum that play a key role in skin lipid barrier function. When applied topically, 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.

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Replenishing Cleanser | Replenishing Cleanser (new)

Glycerin

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.

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Replenishing Cleanser | Replenishing Cleanser (new)

Glycolic acid

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.

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Blemish + Age Toner | Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight | Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight

LHA (caproloyl salicylic acid)

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.

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Blemish + Age Toner

Panthenol

Derived from vitamin B5, this effective humectant helps skin absorb and retain moisture from the environment.

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Replenishing Cleanser | Replenishing Cleanser (new)

Phytic Acid

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.

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Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight | Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight

Retinol

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.

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Retinol 0.3 | Retinol 0.3

Salicylic acid

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.

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Blemish + Age Toner

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