The Potion

9 customer reviews


firming lipid concentrate: recontour + fortify

A velvety oil-based firming treatment to softly reshape the facial contour, soothe the appearance of redness and dryness, fill visible fine lines, and fortify the skin barrier. Cheeks, jawline, and neck appear plumped and lifted, inflammatory reactions less evident, and suppleness and elasticity are noticeably restored.

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Fragrance Free
Skin Type
[esp. dry, sensitive, mature]
Use Frequency
[especially PM]
Alcohol Free
Silicone Free

Fill, firm, and fortify: the luxe treatment.

The Potion is a lusciously restorative firming blend with a carefully curated fatty acid profile and soft, velvety, fast-absorbing finish. Perfect for skins ranging from oily to dry, its cutting-edge actives target collagen synthesis and elasticity retention for an instantly soothed, plump, lifted appearance.

The Potion Firming Lipid Concentrate Dropper Shot

functional skin nutrition

feed skin with a proprietary blend of carefully curated fatty acids.


collagen boosters

Support skin’s collagen creation process to fill visible fine lines and lift and reshape the facial contour.


restorative complex

instantly soothe and reinforce skin barrier integrity.

01. functional skin nutrition

The heart of The Potion, our purposeful 10 super seed oil blend, is in a league of its own; brimming with vitamins, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents, fatty acids, and more. Our skin craves certain fatty acids more than others and especially covets these varieties.

  • Linoleic acid, an omega 6 fatty acid, has an unparalleled ability to soothe the appearance of inflammatory reactions, especially for acne-prone skins.
  • Gamma linolenic acid, also an omega 6, is sourced from blackcurrant and has healing qualities perfect for soothing skin reactivity.
  • Punicic acid, found in pomegranate, is a remarkable conjugated linoleic acid containing many key players in supporting skin cell resilience and restoration.
  • Australian sandalwood nuts, a sustainable byproduct from the fragrance industry, add the rare anti-inflammatory hero ximenynic acid. Ximenynic calms the appearance of redness and sensitivity by inhibiting skin reactions before they show visible effects.

02. support collagen restructuring

The Potion’s true magic lies in our innovative firming complex beautifully nestled within the nutritive botanical blend.

We begin with lupeol triterpenoid derived from white lupin seeds; a restorative molecule that stimulates synthesis of plumping type 1 collagen while gently remodeling skin’s appearance. It’s proven to be exceptionally efficacious at lifting the look of sagging jowls.

Next, tripeptide-29 and line-filling hyaluronic acid loaded inside phospholipid droplets form a unique active suspension system built to optimize delivery. The potent restorative peptide permeates the skin quickly for incredible long-term benefits while hyaluronic acid immediately swells for a sensation of rapid firming. The appearance of fine lines soften instantly for a smooth, lush finish.

03. restorative complex

Packed with antioxidants, extract of shiitake mushroom encourages faster skin renewal, a more even-toned complexion, and aids in preventing free radical damage. A touch of silky squalane keeps things light and talented olive lipids help increase skin permeability, so there’s no oily residue left behind.

Finally, restorative ceramide NP soothes skin and fights against degradation of existing collagen to deliver both instant plumping effects and noticeable improvements in elasticity and firmness with continued use. Reach for this indulgently rejuvenating treatment to intensely nourish, calm the look of skin ailments, and visibly lift and reshape the facial contour over time.

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Fusanus Spicatus Kernel (Sandalwood Nut) Oil, Opuntia Ficus-Indica (Prickly Pear) Seed Oil, Oenocarpus Bataua (Patauá) Fruit Oil, Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Passiflora Edulis (Maracujá) Seed Oil, Carica Papaya (Pawpaw) Seed Oil, Ribes Nigrun (Blackcurrant) Seed Oil, Citrullus Lanatus (Kalahari Melon) Seed Oil, Squalane, Olive Glycerides, Undecane, Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Phospholipids, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Tridecane, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Lupinus Albus (White Lupin) Seed Extract, Lentinus Edodes (Shiitake Mushroom) Extract, Tripeptide-29, Ceramide NP, Hydrogenated Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Hyaluronic Acid, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (Yeast) Extract, D-Alpha Tocopherol, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Bisabolol, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract

curated fatty acid profile

PercentFatty Acid
34%Linoleic (Omega 6)
31%Oleic (Omega 9)
11%Linolenic (8% Omega 3 ALA + 3% Omega 6 GLA)
6%Punicic (Omega 5)

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01.0 The Ritual

Morning or evening, distribute 2-5 drops between palms and gently press into prepped face, neck, and décolletage while skin is still damp.

Perfect on its own, layered over treatments like Night Shift or Ctrl Z, or mixed in with any moisturiser to boost nutrients and add luxe, soothing, plumping nourishment. For best results, use at least once daily, limit sun exposure and always wear sunscreen.

02.0 Texture

The Potion is a gorgeously soft and cushiony dry-touch oil that feels indulgent on application yet sinks in immediately, leaving no oily residue behind. Perfect for all skins, especially those experiencing visible effects of inflammatory conditions (rosacea / eczema), acne, reactivity, loss of elasticity (sagging skin), and dryness.

02.1 Notes

Spot test for sensitivity prior to first use. The Potion should feel instantly soothing on contact. Discontinue use if irritation occurs. The Potion is considered safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding. Consult your health care professional to discuss your unique situation.

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  1. I have never used an oil before but was intrigued to try one out after learning why you should use an oil on cipher’s Instagram! I am a stomach sleeper and love the sun. I started to notice lines on my chest and neck and wanted to try out an oil at night because I know I am not able to switch my sleeping position and/or ignore the sun! Whoa! I used this consistently at night on my neck and chest over the last four weeks. I have seen a noticeable improvement in my chest lines. One is almost nonexistent! It’s so hydrating and has a nice smell. 10/10 would recommend!

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  2. Such a lovely, light-medium weight dry oil. I find this helps a lot with the “tech neck” line I was starting to develop from wfh life. Love pressing a few drops on my skin before following up with a thicker moisturizer at night.

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  3. My favorite product from Cipher! I’m going to get the full size next. I use this anytime my skin is feeling dry and my skin absorbs it right up.

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