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.

INGREDIENT MEANING SKIN TYPE & CONDITION PRODUCT
Acetyl Dipeptide - 1 (peptide) Stimulates the production of Elastin to firm and lift the skin and help prevent skin sagging Ageing skin beginning to lose shape and tone Advanced Firming Serum
Advanced Lifting Complex™ Increases skin tone to firm skin. Decreases skin roughness and wrinkle depth Ageing skin beginning to lose shape and tone Advanced Firming Serum
Allantoin Supports the skins barrier function. It hydrates, heals, soothes and calms the skin. Dehydrated, irritated skin

Revitalising Toner,
Soothing Eye Make-up,
Revitalising Repair Mask,
Purifying Mask,
Advanced Eye repair,
Advanced Pro-Radiance Enzyme Peel,
Ageless Overnight Retinol Powerbalm Level 1,
Ageless Overnight 0.5% Retinol Powerbalm Level 2
Aloe Vera Soothes and repairs the skin with its hydrating and anti-inflammatory properties Sensitive skin, dehydration sun damage Revitalising Day Moisturiser,
Revitalising Repair Mask,
Facial Exfoliator,
Purifying Mask,
Pro Radiance Enzyme Peel
,
Advanced Restoring Night Cream,
Body scrub,
Daily Body Lotion
Amino Acid Reduces post inflammatory pigmentation Breakout prone skin and acne sufferers Purifying Toner
BioScrub (Marine biodegradable micro particles) Buffs and polishes skin, removing dead skin cells All skin - excluding those suffering with inflammation Revitalising Facial Exfoliator
Botanical B Glucans Highly hydrating ingredient which forms a protective mesh over the skin - locking in moisture. Improves skin texture for softer more supple skin All skin types, especially those concerned with dehydration and skin ageing Revitalising Day Moisturiser,
Advanced Restoring Night Cream
Chamomile Anti-inflammatory - calms and soothes irritation Sensitive skin or those suffering with flushing or blushing Revitalising Cleanser,
Purifying Cleansing Gel
Collagen (vegetable) Intensely hydrates - leaving the skin looking firmer, more youthful and luminous Dehydrated and ageing skin types Advanced Firming Serum
Corn Cob Granules Exfoliates and eliminates dead skin cells to smooth skin All skin types.  A very effective treatment for keratosis pilaris Exfoliating Body Scrub
Cucumber An ingredient with soothing and refreshing benefits Irritated skin and puffy eyes Soothing Eye Make-up Remover,
Revitalising Toner,
Advanced Eye Repair
Dermapep™ (Peptide) - Retinoic Acid Anti-ageing retinoic mimicking peptide, stimulates collagen production to decrease wrinkle depth Ageing, pigmentation, dulling skin and those suffering with enlarged pores due to skin slackening Ageless Peptide Eye Complex,
Ageless Overnight Powerbalm 1
Environmental Defence Matrix ™ Repairs skin and provides protection from damage caused by free radicals All skins, especially those exposed to high levels of free radical damage (smoker or an outdoors fanatic) Revitalising Repair Mask
Eye Revite™ (Oligopeptides and Oligosaccharides)  Stimulates lymphatic drainage reducing puffiness whilst stimulating collagen production. Reduces the amount of MMP-1 in the skin (an enzyme that removes collagen and elastin from the skin) to prevent lines and wrinkles Ageing skin and those with puffy eyes Advanced Eye Repair
Fruit Acids (AHA Grape) & Enzymes Gently dissolves skin cells for mild exfoliation, leaving the skin brighter with a more youthful complexion All skins, thickened, ageing, dull, pigmented skin Advanced Pro-Radiance Enzyme Cleanser, Advanced Pro-Radiance Enzyme Peel
Glycolic Acid AHA The gold standard of all acids. Glycolic Acid is the smallest molecule and will penetrate the skin deepest. Resurfaces skin and stimulates collagen production to combat against ageing and acne. Ageing, dulling, breakout prone skin and those suffering with more visible lines and wrinkles Intensive Glycolic Peel Plus+ (professional salon treatment)
Glycerin A famous & highly effective moisturising ingredient, which also helps skin to retain moisture.  Enhances the penetration of other skincare ingredients.   Suitable for all Skin Types

 

Soothing Eye Make-Up Remover, Revitalising Cleanser, Revitalising Toner, Facial Exfoliator, Revitalising Day Moisturiser, Revitalising Repair Mask, Purifying Cleansing Gel, Purifying Toner, Purifying Day Moisturiser, Purifying Mask, Advanced Eye Repair, Advanced Time Delay Day Cream, Advanced Restoring Night Cream, Advanced Calming Serum, Advanced Firming Serum, Advanced Pro Radiance Enzyme Peel, Exfoliating Body Scrub, Daily Body Lotion, Ageless Overnight Powerbalm Level 1Ageless Overnight Retinol Powerbalm Level 2, Ageless Peptide Eye Complex
Grapeseed Oil Effectively removes the build-up of excess oil and grim, leaving the skin feeling soft and nourished Suitable for all skin types

 

Revitalising Cleanser,
Purifying Cleansing Gel,
Exfoliating Body Scrub
Green Clay Draws out sebum, refines pores and decongests skin whilst promoting skin healing Oily, congested, breakout prone skin, Acne Purifying Mask
Green Tea A highly effective Anti-oxidant that helps prevent cell damage caused by free radicals Suitable for all skin types   Revitalising Cleanser,
Purifying Cleansing Gel,
Advanced Firming Serum,
Advanced Calming Serum
Hyaluronic Acid (Sodium Hyaluronate) Binds and retains 1000x its own weight in water. Plays a key role in hydrating and repairing skin Dehydrated skin       Advanced Time Delay Day Cream
Hyaluronic Spherical Technology Swells to x30 its original size, immediate wrinkle filling with continued improvement for up to 6 hours, increased skin hydration Dehydrated skin and those experiencing deeper lines around eyes, lip's and brows Ageless Peptide Eye Complex
Hydra Advance ™ Humectant (prevents water loss) binds and retains moisturiser into the lower layers of skin Dehydrated skin

 

Advanced Time Delay Day Cream,
Advanced Eye Repair
Lactic Acid AHA Brilliant for those with dry skin. Lactic Acid AHA resurfaces and normalises skin cell behaviour. It also stimulates collagen production, softens and hydrates  whilst also reducing melanin production Ageing, Pigmented, dull skin, those suffering with more visible lines and wrinkles AHA Lactic Acid, Intensive Glycolic Peel+ (Professional salon treatments)
Liquorice An anti-oxidant ingredient with anti-inflammatory / soothing properties Inflamed or dull skin   Purifying Toner,
Purifying Mask,
Exfoliating Body Scrub
Mattifying Complex Absorbs excess oil whilst mattifying complexion  Oily skin

 

Purifying Day Moisturiser
Nepal Oligosaccharides (prickly pear) Stimulates the skins natural skin renewal process by weakening cell cohesion, leaving the skin smoother and decreasing the appearance of lines and wrinkles Suitable for all skin types

 

Advanced Pro-Radiance Enzyme Cleanser,
Advanced Pro-Radiance Enzyme Peel
Panthenol (Pro Vitamin B5) Deeply moisturising and healing ingredient Dry skin -  helps to promote skin healing Soothing Eye Make-up Remover,
Facial Exfoliator,
Revitalising Repair Mask,
Purifying Mask,
Advanced Calming Serum,
Exfoliating Body Scrub
Pentavitin™ Advanced humectant that supports the skin's barrier by offering prolonged hydration.  Clinically proven to  lock in moisture for 12 hours Dehydrated skin

 

Revitalising Day Moisturiser
Regenacell ™ Cell energy booster that stimulates the cell’s ability to regenerate ATP (cellular energy). Stimulates cellular metabolism, regeneration and renewal Ageing, dulling skin

 

Advanced Time Delay Day Cream,
Advanced Restoring Night Cream
Rovisome Technology (Encapsulated Vitamin C) Increased delivery of vitamin C providing collagen production, anti-oxidant protection and increased luminosity Ageing, dulling skin

 

Ageless Peptide Eye Complex
Salicylic Acid BHA Highly effective exfoliator for skin resurfacing, decongesting / treating acne and unblocking pores Oily, congested and breakout prone skin AHA Lactic Acid,Intensive Glycolic Peel Plus(professional salon treatments)
Seaweed Extract Rich in Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6 and B12 and has an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effect All skin types. Helps protect the skin of the body from ageing

Exfoliating Body Scrub,
Daily Body lotion

Shea Butter Highly nourishing, and anti-inflammatory. Increases skin suppleness Dry, sensitive skin

 

Revitalising Facial Exfoliator,
Revitalising Day Moisturiser,
Revitalising Repair Mask,
Purifying Day Moisturiser,
Advanced Enzyme Peel,
Advanced Eye Repair,
Exfoliating Body Scrub,
Daily Body Lotion
Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C) Brightens and evens skin tone, anti-oxidant, reduces skin blemishes by up to 30%, helps to control bacterial acne Oily, congested, breakout prone skin, Acne Purifying Toner
Sodium PCA A highly effective humectant (prevents water loss.) Increases skins moisture retention Dehydrated skin

 

Revitalising Toner
Soothing Phyto Complex Reduces redness, swelling and discomfort with its anti-inflammatory properties Sensitive skin, acne skin or those suffering with flushing and blushing Advanced Calming Serum
Sun Cat™ - Encapsulated SPF UV filters (SPF 30) Broad spectrum SPF for defence against harmful UV rays, with prolonged protection against sunburn and ageing Suitable for all skin types

 

Revitalising Day Moisturiser,
Purifying Day Moisturiser,
Advanced Time Delay Day Cream
Tetrapeptide-3 (Peptide) Stimulates the growth of collagen and elastin (Skin texture) to strengthen the dermal & epidermal junction (layers of skin) Ageing skin that is beginning to experience more visible lines & wrinkles Ageless Overnight Retinol Powerbalm Level 1
Tripeptide-1 (Peptide) Helps resurface skin by promoting the growth of dermal proteins, collagen and elastin (prevents lines & wrinkles) Ageing skin beginning to experience more visible lines & wrinkles Ageless Overnight Retinol Powerbalm Level 1
Ageless Overnight Retinol Powerbalm Level 2

Vitamin A (Retinol) Highly effective, key ingredient of anti-ageing.  Stimulates growth of dermal proteins, reduces the signs of ageing, and stimulates cell renewal (exfoliating) Ageing, dull, pigmented skin and those suffering with persistent breakouts Ageless Overnight Retinol Powerbalm Level 1
Ageless Overnight Retinol Powerbalm Level 2
Vitamin C  Powerful anti-oxidant that neutralises free radicals All skin types, anyone concerned with ageing, pigmentation, dulling skin, breakout prone skin and acne  Purifying Toner,
Revitalising Toner
Vitamin E (Tocopherol) Excellent anti-oxidant that protects the skin and promotes healing All skin, especially those exposed to environmental pollutants  Soothing Eye Make-up Remover, Revitalising Facial ExfoliatorRevitalising Day Moisturiser, Revitalising Repair Mask, Revitalising Day Moisturiser, Purifying Mask, Advanced Time Delay Day Cream, Advanced Restoring Night Cream, Advanced Firming Serum, Advanced Pro-Radiance Enzyme Peel, Exfoliating Body Scrub, Daily Body Lotion
Walnut An anti-oxidant that protects against environmental pollutants All skins, especially those exposed to high levels of free radical damage (smoker or an outdoors fanatic) Advanced Calming Serum
Witch Hazel An astringent that removes excess sebum on oily skin, whilst promoting skin healing Oily, congested, breakout prone skin, acne sufferers Purifying Cleansing Gel
Zinc PCA Regulates sebum production and controls shine Oily, congested, breakout prone skin, acne sufferers Purifying Toner,
Purifying Day Moisturiser