Skinceuticals Review

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Editor's Review: 3.8 / 5.0

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Skinceuticals has been producing skin care products since 1997, and the company is committed to designing formulas that will help protect skin against environmental damage that results in premature aging. The company states that the products are available through dermatologists, plastic surgeons and medi-spas, but they can also be purchased through the company website and from online retailers. Some of the products are a bit expensive, but Skinceuticals does offer a 30-day money back guarantee.

There are numerous lines of Skinceuticals products, and many can be purchased in “systems” so you can find the group of products that will meet your specific needs best. Products include cleansers, toners and moisturizers, as well as items designed to treat particular skin issues. There are six different skin systems available for treating acne, lightening skin, maintenance, defense, clarifying and rejuvenating. For the purpose of this review, we will look at the System IV Rejuvenate.

Product Details

The Skinceuticals System IV Rejuvenate includes C E Ferulic, Phyto+ and Ultimate UV Defense SPF 30. As a bonus, you can get the Intense Line Defense with this system. According to the company website, the purpose of this system is to combine anti-aging, exfoliating and skin lightening products with photoprotection that can be used alone or with other products. The Skinceuticals C E Ferulic is an antioxidant formula that offers protection against photoaging. It states that it can help build collagen, but we do not find any ingredients listed that perform this job effectively. However, not all of the ingredients are listed on the company website.

The Skinceuticals Phyto+ does provide a hyaluronic acid base, which is an excellent choice for skin hydration. However, this ingredient is much more effective with proven substances like matrixyl or argireline in the mix. Neither of these ingredients is listed for the Phyto+. The Ultimate UV Defense SPF 30 contains zinc oxide, which makes it a basic sunscreen and the Intense Line Defense is another hyaluronic acid base that also contains a hydroxy acid blend. While this substance can be effective in anti-aging products, it can also be very irritating to the skin. Overall, we do not see many ingredients that jump out at us in the Skinceuticals System IV Rejuvenate as effective anti-aging substances.

The Good

  • Some of the Skinceuticals products contain hyaluronic acid.
  • The company does offer a 30-day money back guarantee.
  • The company focuses heavily on skin protection.

The Bad

  • There are few proven anti-aging ingredients in these products.
  • We were unable to find customer testimonials.
  • The complete ingredient lists could not be found on the company website.

The Bottom Line

Skinceuticals does provide some high quality products that can be good for the overall health of your skin. These products also seem like they’d be good choices for general skin protection. However, if you are looking for an effective way to say goodbye to your fine lines and wrinkles, there are better ingredients and products available.


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3 Comments/Questions/Answers to Skinceuticals

  • 1

    Arlene

    Hi i am allergic to asprin saliclyic acid sorry not spelled correctly your products do not have the ingredients on online any place i can find them?


  • 2

    Maria

    I purchased SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0. It is 1 oz for around $50.00. This is a horrible deal. After only the first use it took me 15 minutes to pump out a drop. The packaging is horrible. I read that is runs out fast online but ignored the review. It is true. Huge waste of money. I would hate for others to make the same mistake I did. Hope it helps someone.


  • 3

    Julie

    I got the LHA solution and cleansing gel along with the blemish+age defense for my daughter who has mild-moderate acne and saw no difference AT ALL after 3 months. The stinger is I paid $186 for just these 3 products. Buyer beware!



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