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💫 Beam Me Up // the all-in-one AM treatment:  ➕vitamin C antioxidant serum
➕visible redness corrector
➕barrier repair serum
➕illuminating, tone balancing treatment
➕anti-pollution protectant
➕de-puffing, dark circle brightening eye cream
➕SPF efficacy booster
➕lightweight plumping + smoothing gel cream moisturizer  Lets do more for our skin, minimal effort required.
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Which AM treatment is right for me? Do I need both?  Truthfully, the only thing you really 𝙣𝙚𝙚𝙙 is a good broad spectrum sunscreen, but what you choose to layer underneath is all about personal preference and how your skin is feeling that day.  / Most skins will enjoy layering 3 drops of C-Shield underneath 1-2 pumps of Beam Me Up.  C-Shield adds an extra boost of hydration (applied to 𝗱𝗮𝗺𝗽 𝘀𝗸𝗶𝗻 for best results) and the full gambit on antioxidant protection—no free radial left behind. C-Shield’s antioxidants work synergistically with those in Beam Me Up, and Beam Me Up is exceptional for keeping the skin barrier in tip top shape (hello, plump, calm skin).  / Have very oily or acne prone skin?  You may prefer C-Shield’s lightweight texture alone under sunscreen. It also has an anti-inflammatory effect to calm active acne.  / Want to focus on barrier maintenance and minimizing redness in a one-and-done step?  Beam Me Up is your gal. Not heavy in the slightest—a light gel cream that sinks in instantly to visibly plump, repair + brighten.  Which of our daytime treatments do you have your eye on?
/ What the heck is a 𝐥𝐢𝐩𝐨𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐨 𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐝?  Lets start at the beginning. Amino acids. They are essential components of proteins and play a determining role in the structure of all organisms. In fact, we’re all born from the same 20 amino acids. Pretty cool, right? Amino acids are the building blocks of many of our favorite skincare ingredients—like peptides!  Amino acids are naturally hydrophilic (water-loving) molecules. To create a lipoamino acid, we graft on one or more hydrocarbon chains to give them an amphiphilic (oil + water) character—this amplifies their biological effects. Basically, it makes them more powerful active skincare ingredients.  / What makes 𝐥𝐢𝐩𝐨𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐨 𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐬 special?  It’s tough for many water soluble things to permeate the skin. Lipoamino acids, being oil soluble, are more bioavailable. Since amino acids are involved in many processes in the skin, lipoamino acids are active ingredients that can proliferate these functions.  / Where will you find them? 𝐂𝐭𝐫𝐥 𝐙 replenishing overnight facial.  ➖𝐔𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐲𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐨𝐲𝐥 𝐏𝐡𝐞𝐧𝐲𝐥𝐚𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐞➖  / 𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐨 𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐝: 𝚙̲𝚑̲𝚎̲𝚗̲𝚢̲𝚕̲𝚊̲𝚕̲𝚊̲𝚗̲𝚒̲𝚗̲𝚎̲, key amino acid of the melanogenesis process
/ 𝐭𝐨𝐩𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐞𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭: brightening
/ 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬: suppressing activity of α‐melanocyte‐stimulating hormone (α‐MSH) and beta‐adrenergic receptor (β‐ADR)  ➖𝐏𝐚𝐥𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐨𝐲𝐥 𝐈𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐞𝐮𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞➖  / 𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐨 𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐝: 𝚒̲𝚜̲𝚘̲𝚕̲𝚎̲𝚞̲𝚌̲𝚒̲𝚗̲𝚎̲, key amino acid for detoxification + protein synthesis
/ 𝐭𝐨𝐩𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐞𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭: firming, plumping + detoxifying
/ 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬: targets volume cells (adipocyte) and firming cells (fibroblast) + detoxifies by stimulating proteasome activity  Keen to try lipoamino acids?
Oily or acne-prone skin? This little AM duo has you prepped, perked and protected without weighing you down—just top off with your favorite SPF.  / Cloud Melt : a gentle, thorough, indulgently emollient cleanse.  / C-Shield : multifaceted antioxidant protection + acne calming with a massive hydration boost.  Slap on that sunscreen and you’re out the door with more 💃
Many of us have been there, but it can be a tough lesson to learn.  / our tips /  Pace yourself on actives. More isn’t always more—it’s a marathon, not a sprint. It can take weeks to nurse an impaired barrier back to health and often comes with additional scarring + hyperpigmentation from the damage, so show your precious lipid barrier the respect it deserves 🙏  Always pair retinol with barrier supporting ingredients (think ceramides, fatty alcohols, linoleic-rich plant oils, panthenol) and stick to a schedule, slowly working your way up in frequency and/or intensity (or not).  Oh, and please mind the over-exfoliation. AHAs + BHA use should be used responsibly, especially when other strong actives (retinol, ascorbic acid) are involved in your routine. We have a few tips on chemical exfoliation + the skin barrier in our guides.  Thanks for coming to my TED talk 🙃  Any questions on incorporating potentially sensitizing actives into your routine?  Drop em👇
THIS WEEKEND ONLY! Spend $150 at cipherskincare.com and select a 💥FREE💥 Cipher Shorty with your order at checkout. Valued at A$48-$58 and our complementary gift to you.  Offer valid until 10am AWST Monday February 22nd or while supplies last. Stock is limited so get in quick!
4 weeks ago
Alicia
(verified owner)

Really loved this, feels so nice on my skin, not too heavy or oily

9 months ago
Cari
(verified owner)

This cleanser is double power to remove makeup but so gentle on my skin. I had ran out of my cloud melt and had to use a store bought cleanser until I received my restock. Wow! After using a store bought cleanser I noticed breakouts again and dry/oily skin. I also would see makeup residue come off onto my toner pad. I used my cloud melt tonight and had NO residue on my toner pad. Two days in and my pores have already shrank and my skin is smoother in appearance! Genius product that I will make sure to never run out of again!

1 year ago
Lisa Dick
(verified owner)

Can’t be without this now – has evened out my skin tone and calmed my skin

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