Research and innovation are at the core of the SkinCeuticals mission. Our dedication to science has established the brand as a leader in the advanced skincare arena. The company’s founding was the direct result of a revolutionary discovery that set the standard for antioxidant formulation. SkinCeuticals continues to pioneer next-generation products that will optimize the health and beauty of the skin—and change the face of skincare for years to come.
At SkinCeuticals, founding scientist and chief medical advisor, Dr. Sheldon Pinnell established SkinCeuticals as the skincare industry’s antioxidant authority. Dr. Pinnell’s groundbreaking, peer-reviewed research and comprehensive dermatologic knowledge resulted in the Duke University Antioxidant patent. This is now the gold standard for topical antioxidant formulations and licensed exclusively to SkinCeuticals.
With nearly 40 years of experience researching and developing technologies that help to prevent accelerated skin aging and skin cancer, Dr. Pinnell’s work established SkinCeuticals as a leader in scientifically validated skincare. SkinCeuticals is committed to cutting-edge skin science. This is reinforced by strategic relationships within the scientific community.
We have established a network of leading scientists from the fields of cellular and molecular biology, chemistry, and biophysics to further understand and research skin aging, skin types, and skin conditions. With this comprehensive knowledge of the skin and skin health, SkinCeuticals continues to raise the skincare bar and maintain its leadership position in the skincare industry.
Your skin changes from one day to the next, from one year to the next. This is why you may need some help choosing the right skincare products as you go through life. Whether your goal is to slow down cosmetic aging, prevent or correct sun damage, or keep your skin as clear and resilient as possible, SkinCeuticals may be an ideal medical-grade brand for you.
At Central Valley Eye Medical Group, Inc., our experienced team performs a variety of cosmetic procedures. Additionally, we’re proud to offer clinical-grade skincare products at our various locations. Contact an office near you to learn more or to pick up your SkinCeuticals products!
Why Choose SkinCeuticals Products for My Skin?
It’s advantageous to use only clinical-grade skincare products on your skin, regardless of what you’d like to achieve. This is because all serums, cleansers, moisturizers, and other items are formulated with the most biologically active ingredients. You can only obtain SkinCeuticals products from a doctor’s office or qualified medical spa for a reason; all of these items are designed for clinical-level results!
How Are SkinCeuticals Products Different From What I Can Buy at the Store?How Are SkinCeuticals Products Different From What I Can Buy at the Store?
With so many high-quality skincare products available at local retailers, it’s difficult to understand why medical-grade skincare would be necessary. There are a few significant differences between what you can purchase at a store or online retailer and what you can only get from a doctor. One is that every SkinCeuticals product has been through stringent clinical testing. Each is designed with specific ingredients that combine to achieve specific results, such as soothing inflammation or reducing dark spots. SkinCeuticals also contains no aggressive additives or fragrance, and is manufactured in a way that supports the natural pH of the skin.
What Are the Benefits of Using SkinCeuticals?
If you want results that you can see when you look in the mirror, you have reason to consider talking to a professional about SkinCeuticals! Some of the benefits you receive from using a customized SkinCeuticals regimen include:
- Overall skin rejuvenation. The development of fine lines and wrinkles can coincide with tissue laxity, thinning skin, dark spots, and other concerns. SkinCeuticals serums and other products contain vital nutrients like Resveratrol and other antioxidants that fight inflammation and the effects of free-radicals.
- Manage cosmetic aging. With ingredients like vitamin C, vitamin E, and ferulic acid, the SkinCeuticals anti-aging system helps reduce oxidative stress in the skin. These products also promote healthier collagen and elastin production, so the signs of aging occur at a slower pace.
- Brighten and smooth the skin. Slough away dead and damaged skin cells more quickly but without irritation. SkinCeuticals ingredients themselves aid in cellular turnover, but for a little more exfoliation, you can select a clinically-proven exfoliating scrub that works quickly without harsh substances.
Can I Use SkinCeuticals If I Have Acne?
You can! Being a medical-grade skincare line, SkinCeuticals has multiple formulations designed to address specific concerns. Acne and acne scarring are two of them. These concerns can be addressed with the SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense Serum, gentle cleansers, and moisturizers that soothe inflammation without clogging the pores. SkinCeuticals products are made for naturally oily skin as well as for skin affected by hormonal acne. Serums made with vitamin C are particularly useful in the prevention and correction of acne scars.
SkinCeuticals Clinical Studies
At SkinCeuticals, we discover, develop, and deliver innovative skincare products that improve the overall health and appearance of the skin. We subject our active ingredients and final formulations to rigorous clinical studies in order to obtain scientifically validated proof that they deliver on their claims-reinforcing our commitment to provide advanced skincare backed by science.
All clinical studies are not created equal. Some studies only look at one or two ingredients in a formulation. Others test these ingredients at concentrations much higher than the levels found in the final product. Even more, some studies are performed in-vitro, or in a petri dish as opposed to real, live skin.
Skin Protection from the Inside + Outside Correction
Properly formulated topical antioxidants have been shown to provide protection from skin-damaging free radicals. Additionally some have a corrective action to help improve fine lines and wrinkles and reduce discoloration resulting in a comprehensive anti-aging effect. But what are antioxidants, how do they work, and what other benefits do these active molecules have for the skin?
What is an antioxidant?
An antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a type of damage that occurs when molecules lose electrons. Five types of antioxidants found naturally in the body that protect against damage are: glutathione, ubiquinone, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), alpha tocopherol (vitamin E), and alpha lipoic acid. Antioxidants work by different mechanisms to stop or neutralize damage. Out of the five antioxidants found in the body only vitamins C and E are proven to get into skin. Additionally, there are a few plant antioxidants that work in skin.
What is a free radical?
Free radicals are molecules with unpaired electrons, causing them to be unstable and highly chemically reactive. These unstable molecules are generated by UV rays, infrared radiation, pollution, and lifestyle factors like alcohol and cigarette smoke. Over time, free radical damage leads to visible signs of accelerated skin aging, including fine lines, wrinkles, laxity, discoloration, and even skin cancer.
Sunscreen is the first line of defense and essential for protecting skin’s surface from the damaging effects of UVA and UVB rays. Unfortunately, sunscreen filters only protect skin from up to 55% of damaging free radicals*. Topical antioxidants neutralize free radicals and protect against UV damage. Incorporating a topical antioxidant and sunscreen into a daily skincare regimen provides complete protection from environmental damage.
*Haywood, R., et al, J Invest Dermatol 2006;121:862-868
SkinCeuticals: The Antioxidant Authority
In 1997, SkinCeuticals changed the face of skincare with the introduction of Serum 10 and Serum 15, the company’s first stabilized, pure L-ascorbic acid topical antioxidants. Representing four generations of antioxidant technology that have been proven to increase environmental protection protection with each advance SkinCeuticals offers nine formulations for the face and eye area.
The SkinCeuticals Difference
A topical vitamin C antioxidant must be properly formulated to be effective. This is dependent on three factors: The form of vitamin C used, the concentration, and the pH of the solution.
SkinCeuticals founding scientist Dr. Sheldon Pinnell conducted research about antioxidant formulation and discovered these factors, now known as the Duke Antioxidant patent. SkinCeuticals is the only brand to formulate antioxidants according to these standards.
In the years since the patent, each subsequent antioxidant generation has been subjected to rigorous clinical studies—and the results are clear: SkinCeuticals topical antioxidants neutralize free radicals caused by solar radiation and other environmental factors for inside protection and outside correction.