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Details on the protective antioxidant ingredients in Cipher formulas. Guard from free radical damage for a radiant, healthful appearance.

bearberry alpha arbutin

Alpha Arbutin

Alpha arbutin is a natural skin brightener from bearberry; an edible red berry that is a favourite food of bears. It can lighten the appearance of hyperpigmentation by inhibiting the activity of an enzyme in…
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September 21, 2022
ascorbic acid vitamin c serum LAA

Ascorbic Acid

Ascorbic acid is vitamin C in its pure form. This gold-standard, well-studied antioxidant offers multifunctional, clinically proven results. Ascorbic acid can visibly brighten the skin, support collagen synthesis to smooth the appearance of fine lines…
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September 24, 2022
ascorbyl glucoside

Ascorbyl Glucoside

Ascorbyl Glucoside is a photo-protective, brightening, collagen boosting, and moisturising agent. It is a vitamin C derivative synthesized from ascorbic acid and starch using enzymes. Glucose stabilizes the vitamin C from oxidative degradation, and it…
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September 21, 2022
ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate

Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate

Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate is the tetraester of ascorbic acid and isopalmitic acid. It is a clinically proven, stable, oil-soluble vitamin C derivative. It offers superior percutaneous absorption and effectively converts to free vitamin C in the…
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September 21, 2022
beta glucan

Beta Glucan

Beta glucan is a polysaccharide sugar commonly derived from yeast or oats. It has anti-redness, anti-irritant and antioxidant effects and is prized for its wound healing abilities. Beta glucan induces the proliferation and migration of…
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September 21, 2022
caffeine

Caffeine

Caffeine has antioxidant, circulation-promoting, and soothing properties. It also has an unmatched ability to de-puff eyes, visibly brighten dark circles, and firm and tone skin.
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September 21, 2022
papaya pawpaw oil

Carica Papaya (Pawpaw) Seed Oil

Papaya oil, or Pawpaw oil, is beautifully aromatic with a light silky touch. It’s remarkably high in antioxidant tocopherols and carotenoids (vitamin A), making it perfectly suited to improving skin elasticity, reducing wrinkles, and promoting…
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September 21, 2022
chlorella microalgae prebiotic skin microbiome

Chlorella Vulgaris (Microalgae) Extract

Chlorella vulgaris is a form of green microalgae and is a rich source of carotenoids. In our formulas, we utilize this extract in two different forms. First, it combines with a second microalgae, haematococcus pluvialis,…
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September 21, 2022
copper gluconate

Copper Gluconate

Copper gluconate, the copper salt of gluconic acid, is an ingredient that delivers the important trace element copper to the skin. Copper is vital for the appropriate functioning of almost all tissues in the human…
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September 21, 2022
mango ginger root curcuma amada

Curcuma Amada (Mango Ginger) Root Extract

A close relative of turmeric, mango ginger contains high concentrations of curcuminoids and terpenoids. These active constituents provide impressive soothing and antioxidant benefits to calm the appearance of irritation and ailments.
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September 21, 2022
diglucosyl gallic acid

Diglucosyl Gallic Acid

An innovative biotech molecule activated by the skin's microbiome. It acts on seven biological targets to visibly brighten, calm, and protect skin from UV damage.
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September 21, 2022
ectoine Extremolytes Extremophiles

Ectoine

Ectoine is a multifunctional active touted as a "stress-protection molecule." It is a fermentation-derived amino acid derivative belonging to the group Extremolytes, which are molecules that protect extremophilic microorganisms from their hostile habitats. Benefits of…
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September 21, 2022
acai oil

Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Oil

Organic açaí berry oil is a stunning green lipid that helps maintain optimal skin balance with its impressive antioxidant content and emollient properties. This oil can effectively restore skin elasticity, minimise the appearance of wrinkles…
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September 21, 2022
sandalwood nut oil

Fusanus Spicatus Kernel (Sandalwood Nut) Oil

Australian sandalwood nuts are a sustainable byproduct from the fragrance industry. This supercritical CO2 extracted oil is prized for its ximenynic acid content accounting for over 30% of the total fatty acid composition. Not to…
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September 21, 2022
Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate glycyrrhetinic acid glycyrrhiza glabra licorice root extract glabridin

Glabridin

Glabridin is an isoflavonoid isolated from the roots of glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice root). This multifunctional active is a strong tyrosinase inhibitor that also posesses antioxidant and soothing anti-inflammatory activity. This unique combination of skills ensures…
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September 21, 2022

Gluconolactone

Gluconolactone is a polyhydroxy acid (PHA) with more talents than exfoliation alone. Gentle and hydrating, it can be great for everyday use. Like all acids, PHAs stimulate skin’s repair process while lessening the appearance of…
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September 21, 2022
Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate glycyrrhetinic acid glycyrrhiza glabra licorice root extract glabridin

Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract

A whole-root licorice extract standardized for its anti-inflammatory glycyrrhizinic acid content. It is great for sensitive skin and boasts antioxidant, brightening, and skin repairing properties. It can diminish the appearance of scars and dark spots,…
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September 21, 2022
dna repair enzymes

Haematococcus Pluvialis (Microalgae) Extract

Haematococcus pluvialis is a form of green microalgae and is a rich source of astaxanthin. In our formulas, it combines with a second microalgae, chlorella vulgaris, to form a powerful DNA repairing active. This specialty…
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September 21, 2022
St. John's Wort hyperforin Hyperium Perforatum

Hyperium Perforatum (St. John’s Wort) Extract

An extract of St. John's Wort standardized to a minimum hyperforin content of 30%. Hyperforin, an active component of the plant, is a phloroglucinol with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. Most impressively, it promotes faster skin…
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September 21, 2022
shiitake mushroom

Lentinus Edodes (Shiitake Mushroom) Extract

Shiitake mushrooms are packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. They contain the antioxidant L-ergothioneine, which helps prevent the breakdown of skin cells from environmental stressors. As a rich source of kojic acid, shiitake mushrooms can…
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September 21, 2022
centella asiatica gotu kola madecassoside

Madecassoside

Madecassoside is a pentacyclic triterpene and remarkable active constituent of the centella asiatica (gotu kola) plant. It's a calming soother that promotes smooth skin while mitigating visible redness. It reduces itching and burning sensations to…
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September 21, 2022
niacinamide

Niacinamide

Niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3, is a skin restoring hero that’s great for all skin types. It works with your skin's natural defences to improve the appearance of redness, blotchiness, uneven tone, oiliness, dehydrated…
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September 21, 2022
pataua oil

Oenocarpus Bataua (Patauá) Fruit Oil

Pataua oil has a dreamy, cushiony texture that absorbs readily and leaves behind a soft, almost powdery feel. Because it absorbs so well, it’s the perfect vehicle for transdermal delivery. This means it can help…
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September 21, 2022
prickly pear oil

Opuntia Ficus-Indica (Prickly Pear) Seed Oil

Prickly Pear Oil is a light, fast-penetrating oil that’s extremely rich in essential fatty acids, especially the beloved linoleic (omega 6). Plus, it packs in heaps of antioxidants, polyphenols, amino acids and vitamin K. Prickly…
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September 21, 2022
rice bran oil gamma oryzanol

Oryzanol

Gamma oryzanol is a multi-functional phytosterol from rice bran oil with powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory abilities. It contains a mixture of sterols and ferulic acids that effectively combat free radicals and UV damage while slowing…
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September 21, 2022
passionfruit oil

Passiflora Edulis (Maracujá) Seed Oil

Maracujá oil, also known as passionfruit oil, is remarkably high in skin healing linoleic acid. It’s rich in protective antioxidants to battle the effects of sun damage, pollution, and other environmental stressors. Antioxidant lycopene works…
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September 21, 2022
propyl gallate

Propyl Gallate

Propyl Gallate, a derivative of antioxidant gallic acid, is used in small amounts to stabilize sensitive active ingredients in formulas from degredation.
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September 21, 2022