SkinCeuticals Takeover: Gels and Serums

SkinCeuticals Takeover: Gels and Serums

Following our informative SkinCeuticals video Q & A on Facebook (which you can catch here if you missed it), we wanted to focus on all those little pots of serums and gels. They may look super professional with their pippet-style lids and applicators, but which one is suited for which concern?


Here, we break down these skin-loving potions and highlight why they are so popular amongst customers and SkinCeuticals fans…

SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic

Skinceuticals C E Ferulic is a revolutionary topical antioxidant combination that provides 8 times the skin’s natural photoaging protection. C E Ferulic contains ferulic acid, a new antioxidant that doubles the synergistic benefits of C E – neutralizing free radicals, building collagen, and providing improved antioxidant protection.

Here’s a run-down of everything it achieves and why it is a worldwide best-seller!

  • Maximum anti-aging results -better than any one antioxidant alone
  • Neutralizes free radical damage and protects against oxidative stress –
  • Excellent for use in conjunction with sunscreen
  • Photoaged or Photodamaged skin
  • Dry or sensitive skin, poor skin elasticity
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Great for use 30 days before and/or 7-10 days after invasive or non-invasive procedures

SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF

This fanastic product has scooped up awards for being an incredible antioxidant, and has also featured in Marie Claire as a “Beauty Must-Have”. They described it as the below:

SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF… buh-bye brown spots – we swear – after a week of using this supercharged antioxidant serum (layered under sunscreen, of course).- Marie Claire, April 2009

Phloretin CF represents a new class of preventive and corrective topical antioxidant treatment. Created after 5 years of extensive research, Phloretin CF protects against not only free radicals, but the range of other reactive molecules known to cause damage and DNA mutations among the integral cell types.

  • Prevents premature signs of aging and corrects existing photodamage.
  • Prevents cell mutation by shielding skin’s DNA.
  • Accelerates cell turnover.
  • Boosts skin’s support structure.
  • Inhibits UV-induced discolorations.

SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel

Enriched with vitamin B5, known to help with tissue repair, SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel replenishes nutrients the skin needs to feel smooth and appear younger. This moisture-enhancing gel contains hyaluronic acid, the body’s natural hydrator, to bind moisture to the skin. Recommended for use with vitamin C treatments and will help maximize the benefits of your daily moisturizer.


  • Contains vitamin B5 to help with tissue repair and replenish nutrients
  • Binds moisture to the skin with hyaluronic acid, a natural humectant
  • Leaves skin feeling supple and smooth
  • Maximizes the benefits of a daily moisturizer
  • Recommended for use with vitamin C treatments

SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel

Optimal for sensitive or problematic skin, this light oil-free gel contains botanical extracts with anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties to help soothe and calm irritated skin. Phyto Corrective Gel also contains natural alternatives to hydroquinone and other chemical skin lighteners to help diminish the appearance of brown spots for clear, fresh-looking skin.


  • Excellent oil-free hydrator for acneic skin
  • Contains anti-inflammatory cucumber and anti-bacterial thyme to soothe and calm irritated skin
  • Helps prepare skin for rejuvenating procedures, reducing post-treatment redness
  • Plant glycosides help minimize discoloration
  • Optimal for sensitive or problematic skin

SkinCeuticals Phyto +

This botanical gel for hyperpigmentation is an advanced lightening formula combining four active ingredients to diminish skin discoloration. Kojic acid and arbutin (natural alternatives to hydroquinone) work to help break up hyper-pigmentation, while cucumber and thyme contain anti-inflammatory properties to soothe irritated skin. Active ingredients are delivered in a hyaluronic acid base to hydrate as they help heal, calm, and improve the appearance of the skin.


  • Contains kojic acid and arbutin to help reduce hyperpigmentation
  • Active ingredients work synergistically to lighten the appearance of skin
  • Natural alternative to the chemical skin lightener hydroquinone—less likely to cause irritation
  • Contains anti-inflammatory cucumber and anti-bacterial thyme to soothe and calm irritated skin
  • Helps maintain results following invasive cosmetic procedures

SkinCeuticals Blemish and Age Defense Serum

Blemish and Age Defense Serum is a targeted, oil-free approach to treat adult acne and signs of aging. This 1st-to-market acid blend combines 2% Dioic Acid with an optimal alpha and beta-hydroxy acid formulation designed to prevent the formation of acne, minimize hyperpigmentation, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Specifically created for the concern of blemish-prone skin, but also to address aging.


  • Inhibits excess sebum production.
  • Reduces acne causing bacteria, P acnes.
  • Prevents hyperpigmentation caused by inflammation or UV exposure.
  • Decongests clogged pores.
  • Diminishes surface indicators of age.

SkinCeuticals Serum 20 AOX

Formulated at the precise concentration proven to deliver maximum amounts of vitamin C, Serum 20 is now formulated with AOX+ advanced antioxidant technology, combining ferulic acid with 20% L-ascorbic acid to enhance antioxidant performance. This lightweight and fast-absorbing serum neutralizes free radicals, defends against environmental damage, and helps prevent premature signs of aging.


  • AOX+ advanced antioxidant technology — combines ferulic acid with L-ascorbic acid to enhance antioxidant performance
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, neutralizes free radicals and defends against environmental damage.
  • Stimulates collagen synthesis
  • Allows the highest level of Vitamin C to be effectively absorbed
  • Once absorbed, it can’t be washed or rubbed off, remaining protective for up to four days — an excellent addition to sunscreens!


You can continue to browse the many skin-loving and skin treating products from SkinCeuticals here. 



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During the day, I’m a busy Beauty Content Manager, musing over all things beauty and make-up. By evening, I’m a dedicated beauty blogger, experimenting with shiny products and the newest lotions and potions. I trained in make-up artistry just to satisfy my cosmetics addiction. Overly interested in natural and organic beauty, as well as how diet and fitness have an effect on how we look and feel.

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