What are the best Skinceuticals products?
I have a soft spot for Skinceuticals. They were the first to put a proper Vitamin C serum on the map and have a solid reputation for creating science-backed products that do what they say on the tin.
But it’s bloody expensive. If you’re willing to splurge, you’d better be sure you’re splurging on the right things, the little potions that are gonna make the biggest difference in your skin and give you the results you crave.
Here they are below, the best Skinceuticals skincare products:
Best For Antiaging: SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic ($166.00)
Skinceuticals CE Ferulic is the original CEF serum, the first to combine Vitamin C with Vitamin E and Ferulic acid to supercharge its anti-aging powers. All together, these 3 antioxidants fight more than 4 different types of free radicals before they give you wrinkles and dark spots. Vitamin C goes the extra mile: it also boosts collagen production and fades away dark spots. The catch? Ferulic acid stinks. Without a fragrance to cover it up (and thank goodness there isn’t one – fragrances are irritating), the serum doesn’t smell the best. Is it still worth getting when there are so many dupes around? Let’s put it this way: if you can afford the splurge, this stuff works.
Best For Sensitive Skin: Skinceuticals Serum 10 AOX+ ($70.00)
Are you struggling to find a Vitamin C serum that doesn’t irritate sensitive skin? Meet Skinceuticals Serum 10 AOX+. It has “only” 10% L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), a concentration low enough not to irritate skin, yet high enough to still be effective at fighting wrinkles, boosting collagen, and brightening the skin tone. Skinceuticals also added ferulic acid for an extra antioxidant boost (but no Vitamin E this time 🙁 ). Plus, the serum’s hydrating, too.
Best For Hyperpigmentation: Skinceuticals Discoloration Defense ($98.00)
Skinceuticals Discolouration Defense is a powerful cocktail made up of 3 powerful skin-lightener: 1% Kojic acid inhibits the production of melanin, 3% Tranexemic Acid helps fade stubborn dark spots (it works as well as Hydroquinone, but without the irritating side effects), and 5% Niacinamide reduces sallowness, brightens the complexion, and hydrates skin. Will the serum fade away your dark spots? Hard to tell. There’s a reason why there are a dozen brightening agents out there (and more are being discovered every year). Just like most medications, what works for one person may not work for another. But the science here is solid and the formula gentle. I’d personally give it a try before opting for harsher, prescription-only treatments.
Best Sunscreen: Skinceuticals Sheer Physical UV Daily Defense SPF 50 ($34.00)
Skinceuticals Sheer Physical UV Daily Defense SPF 50 is an all mineral sunscreen that uses mineral filters titanium dioxide and zinc oxide to provide broad-spectrum protection without irritating even the most sensitive of skin types. Usually, high SPF mineral sunscreens have disgustingly greasy textures that are hard to spread, but this one is sheer enough to make it a pleasure to use… Unless you have dark skin. If that’s the case, it’ll leave a white cast behind. Still, if you have sensitive skin, that’s always better than an irritation, don’t you agree?
Best For Reducing Wrinkles: Skinceuticals Retinol 1.0 Night Cream ($88.00)
Skinceuticals Retinol 1.0 Night Cream isn’t for the faint of skin. It contains 1% retinol, a concentration that can seem smaller to skincare newbies (we’ve all been there). But retinol is so powerful, 1% packs a very powerful punch. So powerful, expect it to cause some serious peeling, redness and irritation when you first start using it. To reduce the side effects, get your skin used to retinol slowly. Start with a low concentration and build your way up to this slowly. Why make the effort? Retinol is a form of Vitamin A, the only thing proven to reduce the wrinkles you already have. Is that a good enough reason for you? 😉
What do you think are the best Skinceuticals skincare products? Share your fave picks in the comments below.
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