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C-Shield Ingredients

Details on the ingredients in our rapid refining antioxidant serum: C-Shield. Synergistic preventative and corrective action to visibly brighten skin.

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…
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September 21, 2022
Glycine Alanine

Alanine

Alanine is an amino acid. It supports healthy skin function and helps ensure optimal hydration. Amino acids are building blocks of collagen and…
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September 21, 2022
Anhydroxylitol aquaxyl

Anhydroxylitol

A dehydrated derivative of plant sugar xylitol. This efficient saccharide humectant is part of a trio of tack-free sugar-based hydrators which also includes…
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September 21, 2022
arginine

Arginine

Arginine is an amino acid. Applied topically, it has antioxidant properties, is an excellent hydration booster, and supports collagen production.
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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…
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October 8, 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…
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September 21, 2022
aspartic acid Isoleucine amino acids

Aspartic Acid

Aspartic acid is an amino acid. It supports healthy skin function and helps ensure optimal hydration. Amino acids are building blocks of collagen…
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September 21, 2022
betaine anhydrous from sugar beet

Betaine

Betaine is an amino acid extracted from sugar beet molasses and vinasses. It’s a nourishing and functional ingredient that is hydrating, an anti-irritant,…
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September 21, 2022
coconut extract oil mcts

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

Caprylic/capric triglyceride is a common emollient derived from coconut oil and glycerin. This neutral vegetal oil functions as an emollient and skin-replenishing ingredient,…
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September 26, 2022
citric acid

Citric Acid

Citric acid is a mild acid derived from citrus fruits. It's generally used in small amounts to adjust pH of fomulas, but may…
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September 24, 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…
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September 21, 2022
Diheptyl Succinate Capryloyl Glycerin Sebacic Acid Copolymer

Diheptyl Succinate

A light, dry emollient often combined with Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer to form a natural texture and skin-feel enhancing alternative to silicones. The…
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September 21, 2022
disodium edta Sodium Metabisulfite

Disodium EDTA

Disodium EDTA is salt forms of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA). It's a safe and effective chelating agent, meaning it binds to metal ions to…
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September 25, 2022
ectoine Extremolytes Extremophiles

Ectoin

Ectoin is a multifunctional active touted as a "stress-protection molecule." It is a fermentation-derived amino acid derivative belonging to the group Extremolytes, which…
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January 14, 2023
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…
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September 21, 2022
glycereth-26

Glycereth-26

A humectant that provides exceptional slip and hydration. It delivers the skin benefits of glycerin without the tacky finish.
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September 21, 2022
glyceryn

Glycerin

Glycerin is a humectant that works to draw moisture into the upper layers of the skin. It also supports proper function of the…
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September 21, 2022
glyceryl oleate citrate

Glyceryl Oleate Citrate

Glyceryl oleate citrate is an ester of glycerin that functions as an emulsifier and emollient. It helps stabilise formulas and keep the oil…
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November 13, 2022
Glycine Alanine

Glycine

Glycine is an amino acid. It supports healthy skin function and helps ensure optimal hydration. Amino acids are building blocks of collagen and…
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September 21, 2022
castor plant fruit heptyl undecylenate

Heptyl Undecylenate

Heptyl undecylenate is an extremely light and dry emollient that is derived from castor oil. This soft-touch oil is a natural alternative to…
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September 21, 2022
amino acid skin hydration natural moisturizing factors serine Histidine

Histidine

Histidine is an amino acid. It supports healthy skin function and helps ensure optimal hydration. Amino acids are building blocks of collagen and…
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September 21, 2022
hydroxyacetophenone

Hydroxyacetophenone

Hydroxyacetophenone is a nature-identical phenolic antioxidant and soothing agent. This powerful free radical scavenger has synergistic effects with other antioxidants, boosts the efficacy…
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September 21, 2022
hydroxypropyl starch phosphate corn

Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate

Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate is a naturally derived, biodegradable rheology modifier isolated from starch granules of corn and wheat. It performs as a thickener,…
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September 21, 2022
aspartic acid Isoleucine amino acids

Isoleucine

Isoleucine is an amino acid. It supports healthy skin function and helps ensure optimal hydration. Amino acids are building blocks of collagen and…
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September 21, 2022
glycolic lactic salicylic acid aha bha

Lactic Acid

Lactic acid, like all alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), helps slough away old, dead skin cells on the surface to reveal improved skin texture…
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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…
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September 21, 2022