More results, less effort.
The journey of building an effective skincare routine is often studded with challenges and less than stellar results. Let’s simplify the process of selecting skin solutions that deliver results without compromise—for all tones, types, and genders. Our incredibly potent, dynamic formulas take the guesswork out of the game. Welcome to Cipher. It’s time for your skin to thrive.
We call our holistic, streamlined approach to skin wellness intelligent alchemy.
We focus on leveraging ingredient synergies in ways that have never been explored before. Each sophisticated product, rooted in intention, is uniquely suited to target multiple skin concerns simultaneously. Elegant, purposeful formulations inspired by innovations in dermal science + biotechnology, the best of nature’s offerings, and clinically proven results.
Skincare shouldn’t be a chore. We hope to make your daily ritual just a little bit sweeter.
what is intelligent alchemy?
Transformative, multitasking skincare consciously curated from the best of science and nature. It’s no-nonsense luxury for your skin.
Clinically proven actives
Formulas built to showcase the active ingredients that make an impact. We focus on complex, multi-pathway targeted systems featuring synergistic blends of clinically proven actives. Then, we boost their impact with complementary extracts and oils from nature. What you get? Remarkably transformative, comprehensive, streamlined treatments.
We believe the key to unlocking your best skin is through optimising skin hydration + barrier health. Because of this, you’ll find it’s a prime quality of our formulations. Your skincare should have it all: intelligently crafted, intensely effective, and a complete indulgence to use.
Multifunctional is the name of the game—formulas fully loaded with ingredients proven to have a comprehensive, positive impact on skin health. All Cipher products, meticulously crafted from years of research and testing, are built to deliver results-driven actives and nurturing, skin-supporting ingredients in perfect harmony.
Since we’re talking ingredients, lets cover the basics. We’re adamant that “chemical” is not a dirty word. Everything is a chemical. Natural things, synthetic things—all chemicals. Formulating exceptional skincare is about crafting a holistic, functional blend of chemicals to benefit our skin and bodies most.
We only want to create products that we truly believe can bring something new to the table. Quality over quantity—our minimalist line aims to deliver the results of 10 products in each single bottle. That brings us to our next core value: sustainability. Its important to acknowledge the role creating products plays in the bigger picture and we’re continually making strides to reduce our environmental impact. We aim to maximize use of biodegradable, environmentally friendly ingredients and ensure sustainable and responsible sourcing practices. One way we do this is through use of nature-identical synthetics which can be created in-lab without eco or cultural impact. A second option we love is utilizing ingredients and extracts from byproducts of existing manufacturing processes. For pure botanical oils, we research origins to ensure fair trade practices are followed and strive to support our farming communities.
Did you know, the acidity of our skin is near pH 5.5? Applying things to our skin with pH significantly higher or lower than this can sometimes disrupt its precious balance—aka an impaired skin barrier. This impairment can cause flares in skin issues such as acne, sensitivity, eczema and rosacea.
Also, formula pH has an impact on the efficacy and tolerance of its active ingredients. For example, alpha hydroxy acids are classified as medical grade (unsafe for home use) when pH is less than 3.0. On the other hand, they are essentially ineffective above pH 5.5.
We take great care to ensure the pH of every batch is optimally balanced to produce effective, safe, and well-tolerated formulas for all skins—especially sensitive and those prone to development of hyperpigmentation.
transparency + trust
Community is important to us. We want you to feel comfortable and confident in your skincare choices.
We aim to cultivate trust through transparency and honesty and believe a great avenue toward achieving this is through sharing knowledge.
Rather than relying on of-the-moment buzzwords, we try to break down our formulas in an informative and straightforward way. Our ingredients are specifically selected to:
- actively deliver visible skin improvements,
- support healthy, resilient skin,
- help stabilize and boost efficacy of actives, and
- optimise the delivery of actives.
You know what to expect from each sophisticated formula and hopefully learn a bit along the way. Want to know more? You can find full definitions of every intentional ingredient in our products by simply tapping through the ingredient list.