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Details on the brightening and tone-correcting ingredients in Cipher formulas. Target the appearance of hyperpigmentation for a noticably radiant glow.

Rucinol 4-butylresorcinol 4-n-butylresorcinol

4-Butylresorcinol

4-butylresorcinol is a brightening resorcinol derivative also known as Rucinol. It's a potent tyrosinase inhibitor that exploits synergies with vitamin C to dramatically improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation—especially melasma.
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September 21, 2022
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
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
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
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
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
mandelic acid bitter almond (P. dulcis, variety amara)

Mandelic Acid

An alpha hydroxy acid from bitter almonds that excels at treating the appearance of hyperpigmentation and acne.
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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
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
potassium azeloyl diglicinate

Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate

Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate is a derivative of clinically proven hero ingredient azelaic acid and restoring amino acid glycine. It can balance skin tone, combat redness and texture, visibly improve inflammatory skin disorders such as rosacea,…
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September 21, 2022

Undecylenoyl Phenylalanine

Undecylenoyl Phenylalanine is a derivative of phenylalanine, key amino acid of the melanogenesis process. This unique molecule, known as a lipoamino acid, combats the appearance of hyperpigmentation to reveal a brighter and more even skin…
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September 21, 2022