Ctrl Z

4 customer reviews


multi-corrective overnight facial

An advanced resurfacing treatment to dynamically recondition skin’s appearance. An intelligent blend of direct acid, enzyme, and non-acid exfoliants soften visible blemishes, hyperpigmented spots, pores, and texture. In synergy, potent actives boost luminosity, add supple volume, and support a resilient microbiome for facial-like results overnight.

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Fragrance Free
Skin Type
[esp. congested, acne-prone, hyperpigmented]
Use Frequency
or as needed
Alcohol Free
Silicone Free

Achieve facial-like results overnight.

A multi-step delivery system in a single, sophisticated formula to dynamically recondition skin's appearance. Blemishes, dark spots, pores, and texture seem instantly blurred, brightened, and smoothed—with cumulative results over time.

Resurface + Renew

Our proprietary 15% triple-pathway resurfacing complex includes a unique blend of direct acid + enzyme + non-acid exfoliants to gently soften skin, promote cell turnover, and allow a fresh, renewed appearance to shine.

Mandelic acid balances sebum production while calming the look of inflammatory reactions, making it especially great for tone correction in both light and deep skins. Alongside alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) mandelic and lactic, polyhydroxy acid (PHA) gluconolactone and pineapple enzyme support dynamic sloughing of dead cells and stimulate skin’s repair process.

What differentiates Ctrl Z’s approach to skin resurfacing is the inclusion of an incredibly efficacious non-acid exfoliant: yeast oligopeptide. Rather than exfoliating cells indiscriminately, this novel ingredient works by boosting skin’s natural exfoliation system to help it work more efficiently and effectively. Studies show this biotech peptide is as effective as glycolic acid without the irritation. An encapsulated, time-released beta hydroxy acid (BHA), salicylic acid, completes the blend: the optimal ingredient for decongesting blackheads and smoothing visible skin texture.

Brighten + Smooth

Potent, technologically advanced actives work in synergy with our resurfacing complex for transformative results—fast.

First, undecylenoyl phenylalanine partners with niacinamide for next-level skin brightening. Rather than suppressing tyrosinase activity like traditional brighteners, this exceptional duo inhibits the formation of visible hyperpigmented marks before they surface. Combined with Ctrl Z’s gentle exfoliants, a more radiant, even look is revealed with each use.

Next, we have a multi-pathway approach to delivering firm, bouncy-looking skin with palmitoyl isoleucine. Teaming with our advanced smoothing peptide palmitoyl tripeptide-38, this talented amino acid derivative targets volume and firming cells to add plumpness to cheeks and fill visible fine lines and wrinkles. By supporting proteasome activity, it also helps clear evidence of extrinsic environmental damage amassed in the skin.

Soothe + Nurture

Unlike traditional resurfacing treatments, Ctrl Z’s comprehensive formula supports barrier function, cellular repair, and optimal skin health simultaneously.

Soothing madecassoside from the centella asiatica plant couples with panthenol to calm the look of redness and irritation. Isolated from the cell wall of chlorella, prebiotic freshwater microalgae support holistic, efficient healing of visible skin stress. Tried and true hyaluronic acid teams with the elegant polysaccharide snow mushroom to ensure lasting hydration. Finally, we seal everything in with luscious, antioxidant-rich prickly pear oil to top off this dynamic mega-facial with a nutrient-packed mic drop.

Hit Ctrl Z for a reset

In the evening, apply two pumps to clean face and neck, avoiding the eye contour. Gently massage to absorb. Use 2-4 times per week. Congested, acid-tolerant skins may use nightly. Sensitive skins and those new to exfoliants should begin with once per week use or use as a 10 minute rinse-off mask. Perfect as a standalone, multitasking treatment or layered as desired. If layering, we recommend using Ctrl Z first before other treatments or creams.


The texture of Ctrl Z is a nourishing gel-cream emulsion with a soft bounce and velvety feel that absorbs quickly. Oily skin types can use as their sole moisturizer while dry skin types may enjoy layering a complementary treatment, like The Potion or Night Shift, or your occlusive cream of choice over top.


Spot test for sensitivity prior to first use. A slight tingle on application is normal, but there should be no burning sensation. Discontinue use if irritation occurs. Direct acids increase your susceptibility to sun damage. Wear sunscreen daily and limit sun exposure, especially during use and for two weeks after.

Ctrl Z is generally considered safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding, although some prefer to avoid salicylic acid which this formula contains at 1.5%. Most consider salicylic acid to be pregnancy safe at concentrations <2%. Consult your health care professional to discuss your unique situation.

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Aqua, Mandelic Acid, Propanediol, Lactic Acid, Niacinamide, Undecylenoyl Phenylalanine, Gluconolactone, Arginine, Glyceryl Stearate, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Opuntia Ficus-Indica (Prickly Pear) Seed Oil, Salicylic Acid, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Allyl Methacrylates Crosspolymer, Glyceryl Oleate Citrate, Palmitoyl Isoleucine, Olive Glycerides, Yeast Extract, Soy Amino Acids, Madecassoside, Glycerin, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Chlorella Vulgaris (Microalgae) Extract, Diheptyl Succinate, Undecane, Tremella Fuciformis (Snow Mushroom) Sporocarp Polysaccharide, Cetyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Myristyl Myristate, Hydroxyacetophenone, Bisabolol, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Polyacrylate-13, Tridecane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Phytate, Potassium Sorbate

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  1. Emily (verified)

    Love this. I wake up with an incredible glow every time I use it. It’s unlike some of the other exfoliators I’ve tried in that it’s both powerful and gentle, which is perfect for my skin.

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  2. C Mysha Webber-Eakin (verified)

    I am loving the way this makes my skin just Glow. And it actually Feels good on! I highly recommend this product and noticed a dewiness and freshness after the very first use.

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  3. Anonymous (verified)

    I use this in combination with the night shift serum in the evenings and works well in healing and reducing breakouts. Very gentle but powerful.

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