The Science of Skincare- SkinCeuticals Antioxidant Line

When it comes to skincare, I am a huge fan of everything scientific. From advanced formulations, to innovative ingredients, to new techniques; I love to be dazzled with science at its most advanced. That being said, it’s time to take another trip to science class, this time examining the SkinCeuticals Skincare line.

SkinCeuticalsSkinCeuticals is a skincare line that relies heavily on the use of patented formulations that are rich in antioxidants, to not only prevent and reverse the signs of aging, but to also heal the skin and ensure that skin stays in its best possible condition.

To understand how SkinCeuticals works, one must first note that the free radicals in our everyday environment are incredibly damaging to the skin, causing unsavory mutations that lead to premature aging, and even worse, disease. The direct solution to the free radicals problem is the antioxidant, received orally and topically, to fight the free radicals and prevent them from doing harm. Specifically, we are discussing the four antioxidants that are proven to penetrate the skin: Vitamins C, E, ferulic acid, and phloretin. SkinCeuticals as a brand has spent years perfecting the science, and the products designed to deliver these four antioxidants at their most potent concentrations, to yield maximum results.

Phloretin CF Gel is an antioxidant serum-in-a-gel designed to protect the skin from free radical damage, while stimulating the production of skin-boosting collagen and increasing cell turnover rate. Phloretin CF is formulated with a combination of 2% phloretin, 10% vitamin C, and 0.5% ferulic acid.

AOX+ Eye Gel is an eye gel designed to neutralize free radicals and protect the skin from free radicals and premature aging. AOX+ Eye Gel is formulated with ferulic acid, and 5% pure Vitamin C.

I’ve made several mentions of SkinCeuticals serum-in-a-gel formulation. To elaborate a bit on that, the products themselves have a  gelled consistency and feel. The actives are suspended in acidic serum, which then make contact with the skin and release targeted antioxidants that are designed to deeply penetrate the pores. What all of that really comes down to however, is an individual’s preference towards a particular product texture and feel. The gel is cooler, slicker, and a bit more substantial (to me, at least), than its aqueous counterparts. The gel is also gentler than a traditional serum, making it ideal for sensitive skin. Therein lies the benefit of the serum-in-gel formula.


Great skin is easier to accomplish, with the targeted antioxidant regimen found in SkinCeuticals’ range. Look for Phloretin CF Gel, AOX+ Eye Gel, and the rest of the line’s offerings straight from the SkinCeuticals website.

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