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Why I Chose SkinCeuticals
SkinCeuticals is Advanced Skincare Backed by Science
Research and innovation are at the core of the SkinCeuticals mission, and their 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.
SHELDON R. PINNELL, MD
As 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, which 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, and 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.
THE ANTIOXIDANT AUTHORITY
What is an antioxidant, and why is SkinCeuticals the authority? With four generations of topical antioxidant formulations, 10 patents, and more than 200 studies published in prestigious medical journals, SkinCeuticals is a trailblazer in antioxidant science.
Properly formulated topical antioxidants have been shown to neutralize skin-damaging free radicals. Some improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration. 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 cellular 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 have been proven to get into skin. Additionally, there are a few plant antioxidants known to work in skin.
What’s 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, 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.
While sunscreen is the first line of defense and essential for protecting skin from UVA and UVB rays, sunscreen rays filters may only protect skin from up to 55% of free radicals*. Topical antioxidants work to 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
SkinCeuticals founding scientist Dr. Sheldon Pinnell conducted research about antioxidant formulation and discovered specific formulation factors, now known as the Duke Antioxidant patent. SkinCeuticals is the only brand to formulate antioxidants according to these standards.
The SkinCeuticals Difference
A topical vitamin C antioxidant must be formulated properly to be effective on skin. This is dependent on three factors: The form of vitamin C used, the concentration, and the pH of the solution.
In the years since the patent, each subsequent antioxidant generation has been subjected to rigorous clinical studies—and the results are clear: SkinCeuticals vitamin C serums neutralize free radicals caused by solar radiation and other environmental factors while helping to maintain and improve the overall appearance of skin.
SkinCeuticals holds its research, formulations, clinical testing, product quality, and corporate ethics to the highest standards. This commitment makes it possible to provide our patients and professional partners with advanced skincare that is backed by science, and proven to optimize skin health.