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Our Ingredients

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Skincode’s ingredients and products focus on delivering visible results through gentle formulas powered by cutting-edge dermatological research, patented technologies and nature’s finest active ingredients. Learn more about our hero skincare ingredients and their incredible benefits below.

ACR COMPLEX

Active Cellular Regenerating Complex (ACR) is composed of an exclusive combination of two complexes: biologically active peptides and phytoestrogens working in perfect synergy to slow down all signs of aging. Clinically proven to boost collagen production and to strongly stimulate the vital cell renewal processes, it reduces lines and wrinkles, visibily improves the skin’s firmness, supplies the skin with moisture and protects the skin against free radicals. The ACR Complex can be found at the heart of all Skincode Exclusive products.

ALOE VERA EXTRACT

Aloe Vera Extract has soothing, moisturizing and regenerative benefits. It has the ability to stimulate healthy cell growth and repair damaged tissues. Its healing and anti-inflammatory properties assist in wound healing.

ALPHA HYDROXY ACID (AHA)

Alpha Hydroxy Acids effectively help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. AHA gently exfoliates the skin to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores to reveal a smoother, brighten and more even complexion. Additionally it has very good anti-acne properties.

AHA BOTANICAL BLEND

Our AHA Botanical Blend is a concentrated combination of Bilberry, Sugar Cane, Orange, Lemon and Sugar Maple. It is rich in Alpha Hydroxy Acids, and particularly Lactic, Glycolic and Citric Acids. It gently exfoliates the skin to boost the cell regeneration process to reveal a fresher, smoother skin.

ALPINE PLANT DERIVED COMPLEX

The Alpine Plant Derived Complex is composed of seven Swiss Alpine Plants selected for their potent skin brightening activity to reduce skin discoloration, age spots and an uneven skin tone over time. It is the signature ingredient for Skincode’s Essentials Alpine White Collection.

AMELIOX

Ameliox, also known as the Wrinkle Smoothing Complex, is a liposomal preparation combining Carnosine, an antioxidant and anti-glycation substance with two powerful oil-soluble antioxidants. Part of it is sourced from the Milk Thistle, a flowering plant from the daisy family. It is considered to be a Botox alternative, due to its powerful skin firming and tightening effects. It helps to combat loss of firmness and rehydrates the skin by boosting the natural process that leads to the collagen and elastin production.

APPLE EXTRACT

Apple Extract is rich in highly active Polyphenols and nutrient rich Vitamins. It firms, lightens, detoxifies and helps to inhibit free-radicals.

APRICOT OIL

Apricot Oil is softening, nourishing, toning and moisturizing. The oil is rich is Pro-Vitamin A and Vitamin E, as well as Omega 6 and 9 fatty acids that help to slow down premature skin aging.

ARCTIC ROSE

Arctic Rose, also know as Rhodiola Rosea Extract is rich antioxidants. It has strong anti-aging and brightening properties. Additionally, Arctic Rose Extract has a protective effect on the skin cells by shielding them from ultraviolet radiation and environmental damage, thus improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

BIONYMPH PEPTIDE

Bionymph Peptide is a natural blend of tripeptides and active sugar molecules, working in perfect synergy to improve skin elasticity and boost collagen production, while fighting free radials and repairing skin cells.

BISABOLOL

Bisabolol is a soothing agent extrated from chamomile. It soothes inflammation, stimulates skin’s healing and deeply moisturizes. Additionally it stimulates the collagen production to maintain a firm and elastic skin.

CAFFEINE

Caffeine has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties that help detoxify the skin, while improving circulation and calming swelling or redness. For a tighter, brighter and less puffy face and eye area.

CALENDULA EXTRACT

Calendula Extract has bactericide, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory as well as anti-oxidant virtues. It softens and nourishes the skin, while stimulating the collagen production.

CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT

Centella Asiatica Extract has powerful anti-aging and skin soothing properties. It improves the skin firmness, elasticity and collagen production.

CHAMOMILE EXTRACT

Chamomile Extract is rich in anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that help sooth redness and irritation, while reducing blemishes. It helps booths the skin’s health and relieves feelings of discomfort from skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.

CM-GLUCAN

CM-Glucan is the signature, medical grade and patented active ingredient found in all the Skincode Essentials products. Purified from the cell walls of baker’s yeast, this active ingredient has the proven ability to stimulate the skin’s own defense mechanism, to accelerate skin regeneration and to reduce wrinkle depth. CM-Glucan enhances the skin’s resistance to UVA induced oxidative stress, as well as other environmental hazards. It enhances the turnover of cell renewal and accelerates skin recovery, while restoring the skin’s moisture barrier. It is also known as the repair and defense molecule.

CORNFLOWER EXTRACT

Cornflower Extract, also known as Centaurea Cyanus, works as an anti-inflammatory, skin conditioning agent and astringent. It is rich in polyphenols, specifically flavonoids and anthocyanins (flavonoids-high antioxidant properties).

CUCUMBER EXTRACT

Cucumber Extract is rich in antioxidants and ascorbic acid that protect the skin by neutralizing harmful free-radicals from pollution, UV rays and other environmental influences. Additionally, Cucumber Extract is high in lactic acid and bioactive compounds that improve the skin texture and provide soothing properties to the skin.

DEFENCE BOOSTER COMPLEX

Defence Booster Complex is formulated with revitalizing plant extracts from Arugula. It strengthens the natural defense mechanism of skin cells, while helping to achieve an even, radiant complexion. Its antioxidant properties help neutralize the effect of free radicals.

DERMAXYL™

Dermaxyl™ is a powerful anti-aging complex composed of a patented Ceramide and Oligopeptide blend. It stimulates the cell communication and repairs age-related skin damages. It helps to smooth wrinkles and restores the cutaneous barrier to reveal a more youthful complexion.

ELDER FLOWER EXTRACT

Elder Flower Extract originated from plants cultivated in the Swiss Alps, it has a distinct anti-inflammatory effect while being rich in vitamins, flavonoids and quercetin. It has a firming effect on the skin and works to achieve a more even skin tone.

ESCIN

Escin originates from the seeds of the Horse Chestnut tree. It has skin brightening and astringent properties that help achieve a radiant, even complexion. Additionally it has moisturizing and soothing benefits.

EVENING PRIMROSE OIL

Our organic Evening Primrose Oil exhibits soothing and moisturizing properties. It is very gentle, nourishing and regenerating. Rich in Vitamin E and essential fatty acids it restores radiance and comfort to the skin.

EVERLASTING EXTRACT

Everlasting Extract is a powerful antioxidant that helps stimulate the cellular regeneration process in the skin, while reducing free-radical oxidative damage.

GINSENG EXTRACT

Ginseng Extract has anti-aging, regenerative and toning virtues. It has a determinant role in the decrease of wrinkles and in the improvement of skin elasticity.

GOLDEN SEAWEED EXTRACT

Golden Seaweed Extract has anti-aging and skin defence boosting properties. It helps to heal, rejuvenate and protect the skin, especially during and after UV ray exposure.

GRAPE SEED EXTRACT

Grape Seed Extract is a natural plant constituent (bioflavonoid), which helps to strengthen and to protect the skin. It is considered one of the most effective natural skincare ingredients to protect and repair the skin from environmental damage, while fighting premature signs of aging.

GREEN MICROALGAE

Green Microalgae Oligopeptide improves the appearance of vascular imperfections such as dark circles and spider veins. It was shown to lessen dark circles visibly, enhancing the brightness of the skin and diminishing its pigmentation.

HYALURONIC ACID

Hyaluronic Acid is a natural hydrator found in the body making it an ideal moisturizer to apply topically onto the skin. It deeply hydrates and locks in moisture, while reducing fine lines and wrinkles. This incredible moisturizing agent can hold up to 1’000 times its own weight in water.

HYDRATION COMPLEX

Hydration Complex, also known as Pentavitin, is a natural skincare ingredient that nourishes and hydrates the skin. It is a water-binding agent and emollient, leading to long-lasting skin moisturization.

JOJOBA OIL

Jojoba Oil has superior soothing properties and protects against dehydration and external stresses. It is deeply moisturizing and works to seal your skin with a protective barrier that locks in moisture. Rich in Vitamin E it has strong antioxidant, skin soothing and softening benefits.

KAOLIN

Kaolin is a naturally occurring clay mineral that has excellent oil absorbing properties. It refines the skin’s texture and helps to clear up breakouts by drawing out impurities.

KUKUI OIL

Kukui Oil is rich in healthy fatty acids as Linoleic Acid and Omega-3, which can reduce inflammation, moisturize and sooth the skin. The oil is easily absorbed into the skin to help relieve feelings of discomfort.

LACTIC ACID

Our vegan Lactic Acid boosts skin cell turnover, by gently exfoliating and resurfacing a smoother, brighter, more even-toned skin. Lactic Acid also improves the skin’s natural moisture regulation and reduces the appearance of pores.

LOTUS FLOWER EXTRACT

Lotus Flower Extract is full of incredible antioxidants, flavonoids, fatty acids, proteins and vitamins, which work in perfect synergy to purify and soothe the skin, while gently exfoliating, firming and tightening it.

NETTLE EXTRACT

Nettle Extract is rich in Vitamin A and K, Calcium, Iron and Magnesium. Its healing, stimulating and anti-septic properties make it ideal for combination, oily, break-out and acne prone skin. It helps to regulate the oil production, while soothing and encouraging skin healing.

MEADOWFOAM SEED OIL

Meadowfoam Seed Oil has outstanding skin softening and conditioning properties, which attract and bind moisture to the skin. This antioxidant rich fatty acid boosts the skin with nutrients for a soft and nourished sensation.

MULTI-MINERAL ENERGIZER COMPLEX

The Multi-Mineral Energizer Complex works with the cellular energy in the skin cells to renew and revitalize. It contains Zinc, Copper and Magnesium to stimulate the cells to maintain a strong skin protection and restore radiance to the skin.

NIACINAMIDE

Niacinamide, also known as Vitamin B3, works to restore the natural moisture level of the skin by stimulating the production of skin-strengthening ceramides. It has shown to reduce the appearance of skin discoloration and blotchiness, while protecting the skin against oxidative stresses.

OZONE PROTECTING COMPLEX

The Ozone Protecting Complex is a botanical complex of active ingredients that work to protect the skin from damage from environmental pollutants.

PERFECTION PEPTIDE P3

Perfection Peptide P3 is a liposomal preparation of a tripeptide which activates the skin cell regeneration. This peptide stimulates the natural desquamation process of the skin, leading to a gentle peeling effect. The skin tone appears brighter, smoother and more even. Fine lines and pigmentation are diminished.

PORCELAIN FLOWER EXTRACT

Porcelain Flower Extract is a hydrating flower extract from Thailand. It soothes irritation and heals the skin, while illuminating and brightening it. It leaves the skin feeling soft and supple with a natural glow. Additionally it provides protection from UV radiation and free radicals.

PORE REFINING ACTIVE

Pore Refining Active is a precious medical resin based on mastic, an aromatic resin from the Lentisk trees native to the Greek island of Chios. It has strong anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that work to reduce the pore size and purify the skin.

PROGELINE

Progeline is a biomimetic peptide that reduces wrinkles and skin sagging for a firmer, more youthful complexion. This active mimics the action of Elafin, an enzyme inhibitor that regulates the integrity of the extracellular matrix by protecting elastin against degradation.

PRO-VITAMIN B5

Pro-Vitamin B5, also known as Panthenol, has anti-inflammatory, skin protecting and moisturizing actions. It helps to restore and maintain the skin’s natural moisture level, leaving the skin feeling velvety and smooth.

RED ALGAE CHONDRUS CRISPUS

Chondrus Crispus, known as Red Algae, is a type of seaweed that is stimulating, revitalizing and nourishing to the skin. It forms a protective film on the skin surface, reducing moisture loss and preventing dehydration. Rich in potent antioxidants it helps to protect the skin from blue light exposure.

RICE BRAN OIL

Rice Bran Oil, extracted from the germ and inner husk of rice, is rich in nourishing fatty acids and protective antioxidants, Vitamins B and E. The golden oil is an excellent natural skin emollient that helps to keep the skin moisturized and maintain a strong skin protective barrier. Additionally it has excellent anti-aging properties.

RICE STARCH

Rice Starch forms a soothing, protective film on the skin’s surface. It acts as a second skin to improve the skin texture and natural moisture level. It helps calm and soothe irritated skin.

SALICYLIC ACID

Salicylic Acid targets dead skin cells without penetrating or stripping the natural moisture of the lower skin layers. It helps to fight breakouts and keep pores clear of acne-causing debris.

SEA FENNEL EXTRACT

Sea Fennel Stem Cell Extract is rich in nutrients that promote the cell renewal process and skin healing. Its unique cellular structure allows it to penetrate the skin easier, stronger and more effectively. It has shown to diminish the appearance of wrinkles, reverse hyperpigmentation and overall brighten the complexion.

SESAME OIL

Sesame Oil is high in Zinc which helps to produce collagen. This gives the skin more elasticity and helps to repair any damage. Additionally, it contains an antioxidant called sesamol, which prevents the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

SODIUM HYALURONATE

Sodium Hyaluronate is a water-soluble salt form of Hyaluronic Acid created to increase stability and lessen the likelihood of oxidization. It is a smaller molecule, which allows it to more easily penetrate the skin. It has strong moisturizing and film-forming properties. It helps to restore the skin’s natural moisture level to preserve the suppleness, elasticity and tone, promoting a more youthful, revitalized and healthy skin.

SHEA BUTTER

Shea Butter, rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins, offers cell regenerative properties and efficiently delays skin aging. It has softening, moisturizing and restructuring benefits that soothe irritation and hydrate dry skin. Skin appears soft, comfortable and calm.

SUNFLOWER SEED OIL

Sunflower Seed Oil is rich in Vitamin E, as well as Vitamin A, C and D. This nutrient rich, antioxidant oil has emollient properties that moisturize the skin. Vitamin E helps trap and retain moisture to keep the skin hydrated throughout the day. Additionally it has soothing, protecting and anti-aging benefits.

ST. JOHN’S WORT

St. John’s Wort, rich in powerful flavonoids, has soothing, anti-aging, regenerative and restructuring effects on the skin. It hydrates the skin while plumping away fine lines and wrinkles to reveal a smoother, healthier complexion.

SWISS GLACIAL WATER

Swiss Glacial Water is naturally pure and rich in mineral trace elements. This extraordinary water has become globally recognized for its therapeutic properties, as well as its energizing and rebalancing powers in skincare.

SWEET ALMOND OIL

Sweet Almond Oil, rich in fatty acids, has strong skin softening and nourishing virtues. Its anti-inflammatory and emollient properties help to reduce puffiness and dry skin, while improving the complexion and skin tone. Additionally, it delays skin aging due to its regenerative and moisturizing properties.

SZECHUAN PEPPER COMPLEX

Szechuan Pepper Complex has a short and long term lifting effect on the skin. It relaxes superficial skin muscles and visibly reduces the appearances of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, it has a sensitivity reducing action that eases discomfort, itchiness and skin roughness.

TAMARINDUS INDICA SEED EXTRACT

Tamarindus Indica Seed Extract helps protect skin against water loss by activating the natural protective mechanism of the skin. Additionally it improves skin elasticity and reduces wrinkles.

TAMANU OIL

Tamanu Oil is oil is rich in fatty acids and antioxidants, which help to keep the skin moisturized and to fight against damage from free radicals. The oil’s ability to promote collagen and GAG (mucopolysaccharide) production also plays a role in anti-aging and skin regeneration.

TITANIUM DIOXIDE

Titanium Dioxide is a natural UVA and UVB sun filter with mattifying properties. It is great for people with sensitive skin that easily gets irritated, red or break-out prone. Titanium Dioxide provides a physical sunblock, which does not penetrate into the skin layers.

UREA

Urea is regarded as a ‘true’ moisturizer rather than a humectant since it attracts and retains moisture in the corneum layer. It helps to restore a feeling of softness and suppleness to the skin. Additionally, it has been found to increase absorption of other active ingredients.

UVA AND UVB FILTERS

Our broad-spectrum UVA and UVA Filters provide full sun protection at various SPF levels for each application and reapplication. They feature the optimal combination of UVA and UVB filters giving a wide-band UV protection against strong sun radiation, helping to delay premature skin aging.

VITAMIN A

Vitamin A, also known as Retinol, is a powerful anti-aging ingredient that reactivates the moisture content of the cell. It helps to improve the complexion, firmness and smoothness of the skin.

VITAMIN C

Vitamin C is a strong anti-oxidant that promotes collagen synthesis. It also inactivates Tyrosinase, the enzyme involved in the release of melanin, which leads to skin darkening and uneven pigmentation. As a result it helps to reduce skin discoloration and age spots, while promoting an overall more even skin tone.

VITAMIN C ESTER

Vitamin C Ester is a derivative of Vitamin C proven to improve the skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, while providing anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits to the skin.

VITAMIN E

Vitamin E has strong anti-oxidizing and moisturizing properties. It helps to enhance the skin glow and tones the tissues. It plays an important role in the prevention of skin damage due to UVA and UVB radiation.

WHITE TEA

White Tea is rich in anti-oxidants, thus protecting the body and skin against free radicals that cause oxidative damage. It also helps slow down the collagen and elastin breakdown that naturally occurs with age.

ZINC OXIDE

Zinc Oxide creates a protective barrier on the skin, while soothing and easing inflammation. It also provides a safe and effective broad-spectrum UV protection with optimum transparency. In particular, it gives an excellent UVA protection. It helps protect the skin against sun radiation and delays premature skin aging due to noxious sun rays. Zinc Oxide provides a physical sunblock, which does not penetrate into the skin layers.