SkinCeuticals Daily Moisture
High on the ingredients list are glycerin (humectant), sorbitol (humectant), and cetyl palmitate (emollient). Other ingredients worth noting are sodium hyaluronate, licorice root extract (anti-irritant), and retinyl palmitate (antioxidant). Despite a pretty spiffy-looking ingredients list, I worry that the benefits of any antioxidants or plant extracts are not stable in this jar packaging. It's a nice moisturizer, but I don't consider it superior to other moisturizers I've tried that are at a similar or lower price point.
SkinCeuticals MetaCell B3
With a high amount of glycerin, it also serves to bind water to the skin, which in turn helps keep my skin smooth and flake-free. The formula also contains tripeptides to help with signs of aging, but I can't comment on its effectiveness since I'm still relatively young. For me, although it's a nice product with the glycerin and niacinamide, I wouldn't be able to justify the $110 USD pricetag, mostly due to the fact that I'm not able to properly assess its anti-aging claims.
SkinCeuticals Antioxidant Lip Repair
To get the most out of Antioxidant Lip Repair, I prep my lips by using a lip scrub first. It's the kind of product that won't work well if you have a lot of dry bits clinging to your lips. If I'm using it before bedtime, I'll also layer a very thick, occlusive lip balm on top to lock in all the moisture and wake up with amazingly smooth lips.
Part 1 of this post series: SkinCeuticals Introduction + Gentle Cleanser, Serum 10 AOX+, Retexturing Activator
Part 3 of this post series: SkinCeuticals AOX+ Eye Gel, Physical Fusion UV Defense, Physical Eye UV Defense, + Conclusions
Available at select skin care professional locations: Daily Moisture ($60 USD / 2 oz); MetaCell Renewal B3 ($110 USD / 1.7 oz); Antioxidant Lip Repair ($38 USD / 0.34 oz)
Daily Moisture ingredients: aqua/water/eau, sorbitol, cetyl palmitate, stearic acid, stearyl benzoate, glycerin, butylene glycol, cyclopentasiloxane, tocopherol, phenoxyethanol, peg-100 stearate, Hamamelis virginiana extract/witch hazel extract, glyceryl stearate, Glychyrrhiza glabra extract/licorice root extract, sodium hyaluronate, Urtica dioica/nettle extract, Equisetum hiemale extract, Thymus vulgaris extract/thyme extract, algae/Gellidiela acerosa extract, algae/Sargassum filipendula extract, carbomer, allantoin, panthenol, algae/Hypnea musciformis extract, triethanolamine, methylparaben, trisodium edta, ethylparaben, propylparaben, isobutylparaben, butylparaben, retinyl palmitate, Poterium officinale root extract, Zingiber officinale root extract/ginger root extract, Cinnamomum cassia bark extract, cinnamal
MetaCell B3 ingredients: aqua/water/eau, glycerin, dimethicone, niacinamide, propanediol, dimethicone/peg-10/15 crosspolymer, methylsilanol/silicate crosspolymer, sodium chloride, polymethylsilsesquioxane, phenoxyethanol, microcrystalline cellulose, CI 77163/bismuth oxychloride, chlorphenesin, caprylyl glycol, sodium citrate, ethylhexyl hydroxystearate, peg-10 dimethicone, disodium edta, cellulose gum, Laminaria digitata extract, adenosine, Citrus aurantium amara flower oil/bitter orange flower oil, Melaleuca viridiflora leaf oil, tetradecyl aminobutryoylvalylaminobutyric urea trifluoroacetate, linalool, Cymbopogon flexuosus oil, citral, limonene, Pelargonium graveolens flower oil
Antioxidant Lip Repair ingredients: aqua/water/eau, hydrogenated polyisobutene, glycerin, Cera microcristallina/microcrystalline wax/cire microcristalline, dimethicone, undecane, tridecane, peg/ppg-18/18 dimethicone, silica, alcohol denat., tocopherol acetate, polymethylsilsesquioxane, ethylhexyl palmitate, phenoxyethanol, lauryl peg-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone, tocopherol, magnesium sulfate, distearimonium hectorite, glucosamine HCl, tribehenin, caprylyl glycol, allatoin, disodium edta, hydroxyethyl urea, sorbitan isostearate, sodium hyaluronate, Faex extract/yeast extract/extrait de levure, biosaccharide gum-1, palmitoyl oligopeptide, Silybum marianum extract