At SKINICIAN we believe that knowledge is beautiful and we want to empower you with the information you need to make informed choices when it comes to choosing your skincare. Understanding exactly what specific skincare ingredients do and the skin types they are suitable for is the right step in choosing the most suitable and most effective products for your skin. 

To help make things simple and avoid any confusion, we've made this simple glossary with a list of our ingredients and what they do for your skin.

  • Acetyl Dipeptide - 1 (peptide)

    Stimulates the production of Elastin to firm and lift the skin and help prevent skin sagging

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  • Advanced Lifting Complex™

    Increases skin tone to firm skin. Decreases skin roughness and wrinkle depth

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  • AHA's (Alpha Hydroxy Acids)

    Gently dissolve skin cells for mild exfoliation, leaving the skin brighter with a more youthful complexion

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  • Allantoin

    Reduces post inflammatory pigmentation

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  • Aloe Vera

    Soothes and repairs the skin with its hydrating and anti-inflammatory properties

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  • Amino Acid

    Reduces post-inflammatory pigmentation

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  • Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate

    Clinically proven to reduce pigmentation, reduces cell damage caused by UV rays and increases collagen production to slow skin ageing

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  • Avocado Oil

    Hydrates, nourishes, protects and may help boost skin collagen

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  • Beta-Glucans

    Highly hydrating ingredient which forms a protective mesh over the skin - locking in moisture. Improves skin texture for softer more supple skin

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  • Botanical Calming Complex™

    An anti-inflammatory that soothes skin irritations and reduces redness

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  • Butcher's Broom

    Anti-inflammatory antioxidant that reduces redness and calms irritation

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  • Chamomile

    Anti-inflammatory - calms and soothes irritation

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  • Corn Cob Granules

    Exfoliates and eliminates dead skin cells to smooth skin

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  • Cucumber

    An ingredient with soothing and refreshing benefits

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  • Dermapep™

    Anti-ageing, retinoic acid mimicking peptide that stimulates collagen production to decrease wrinkle depth

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  • Encapsulated SPF

    Broad spectrum SPF for defence against harmful UV rays, with prolonged protection against sunburn and ageing

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  • Environmental Defence Matrix™

    Repairs skin and provides protection from damage caused by free radicals

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  • Ethyl 3-0 Ethyl Ascorbic Acid (form of Vitamin C)

    Increased delivery of vitamin C providing collagen production, antioxidant protection and increased luminosity

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  • EYE REVITE™

    Stimulates lymphatic drainage to reduce puffiness and stimulates collagen production to prevent lines and wrinkles

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  • Glycolic Acid

    The gold standard of all acids that penetrates skin deepest. Resurfaces skin & stimulates collagen production to combat ageing and acne.

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  • Glycerin

    Highly moisturising ingredient that helps skin to retain moisture & helps penetration of other ingredients.

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  • Grapeseed Oil

    Effectively removes the build-up of excess oil and grim, leaving the skin feeling soft and nourished

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  • Green Clay

    Draws out sebum, refines pores and decongests skin whilst promoting skin healing

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  • Green Tea

    A highly effective antioxidant that helps prevent cell damage caused by free radicals

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  • Hyaluronic Acid Spheres

    Swells to x30 its original size, immediate wrinkle filling with continued improvement for up to 6 hours, increased skin hydration

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  • Lactic Acid

    Resurfaces, normalises skin cell behaviour, stimulates collagen production, softens, hydrates & reduces pigmentation

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  • Liquorice

    An antioxidant ingredient with anti-inflammatory properties to soothe skin

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  • Mattifying Complex

    Absorbs excess oil whilst mattifying complexion

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  • Nepal Oligosaccharides (prickly pear)

    Stimulates the skin's natural renewal process by weakening cell cohesion. Leaves skin smooth and lines & wrinkles reduced

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  • Panthenol (Pro Vitamin B5)

    Deeply moisturising and healing ingredient

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  • Regenacell™ (Yeast Extract)

    Cell energy booster that stimulates the cell’s ability to regenerate ATP (cellular energy). Stimulates cellular metabolism, regeneration and renewal

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  • Retinol

    Highly effective ingredient that stimulates growth of dermal proteins, reduces the signs of ageing, and stimulates cell renewal

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  • SACCHARIDE ISOMERATE

    Advanced humectant that supports the skin's barrier by offering prolonged hydration. Clinically proven to lock in moisture for 12 hours

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  • Salicylic Acid

    Highly effective exfoliator for skin resurfacing, decongesting / treating acne and unblocking pores

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  • Seaweed Extract

    Increases collagen, firms skin to reduce cellulite and has an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect

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  • Shea Butter

    Highly nourishing, and anti-inflammatory. Increases skin suppleness

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  • SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE (form of Vitamin C)

    Clinically proven to brighten, even skin tone, reduce skin blemishes and blackheads

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  • Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid)

    Intensely hydrates to plump and smooth signs of ageing, as well as provide the skin with healing and anti-inflammatory benefits

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  • Sodium PCA

    A highly effective humectant  (prevents water loss) that increases your skin's moisture retention

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  • Soothing Phytocomplex™

    Reduces redness, swelling and discomfort with its anti-inflammatory properties

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  • Tetrapeptide-3

    Stimulates the growth of collagen and elastin to strengthen the dermal & epidermal junction (layers of skin)

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  • Tripeptide-1

    Helps resurface skin by promoting the growth of dermal proteins, collagen and elastin (prevents lines & wrinkles)

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  • Vegetable Collagen

    Intensely hydrates - leaving the skin looking firmer, more youthful and luminous

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  • Vitamin E

    Excellent antioxidant that protects the skin and promotes healing

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  • Walnut Extract

    An antioxidant that protects against environmental pollutants

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  • Witch Hazel

    An astringent that removes excess sebum on oily skin, whilst promoting skin healing

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  • Zinc PCA

    Regulates sebum production and controls shine

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