SkinScript is a beauty brand that specializes in corrective skin care for all skin types and ethnicities, offering both retail and professional skin care products. The products were designed and developed under the direction of physicians and aestheticians to create a unique skin care line to treat their clients’ top concerns while improving their skin’s appearance and repairing damaged skin.
Is SkinScript cruelty free?
SkinScript products are cruelty free and are never tested on animals. While SkinScript does not harm animals in the making of their products, some do contain ingredients such as lactic acid or yogurt (derived from milk), or honey. However, SkinScript does offer some vegan skin care products.
SkinScript offers two different lines of skin care products, a professional line for aestheticians and a retail line. If you’re an aesthetician, SkinScript offers a wide variety of options for your clients, including varying strengths of chemical peels, fruit enzymes, and clay masks. In this section, we’ll discuss a few of the key skin care products in the SkinScript retail line. Keep in mind, however, that these retail products cannot be purchased online by consumers. Rather, consumers must contact their nearest retailer to purchase SkinScript products.
One popular SkinScript retail product is the Glycolic Cleanser, a foamy cleanser infused with a combination of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs). It is said to renew the skin by removing the uppermost layer of dead skin cells to reveal a bright, smooth skin surface. However, there are a few potentially irritating ingredients in this cleanser’s formula, which we will discuss in the next section.
Another key skin care product by SkinScript is an anti-aging serum called Retinaldehyde Serum with IconicA. This serum is said to significantly improve skin radiance, brightness, smoothness, fine lines, photo damage, and overall skin tone.
SkinScript Hydrating Moisturizer is the final key skin care product we’ll discuss. The Hydrating Moisturizer is said to improve the appearance of wrinkles with intense hydration, as well as bind moisture in the skin, soothe, calm, and strengthen capillaries.
In this section, we’ll discuss the formulation details behind each of the key SkinScript products mentioned above.
SkinScript Glycolic Cleanser features several types of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), including 17% glycolic acid, as well as malic and tartaric acid. AHAs exfoliate the skin by targeting corneocytes (dead skin cells that make up the top layers of skin) in a process called corneocyte desquamation. By enhancing their breakdown and increasing the separation of skin cells, the rate of cell turnover is increased. Ultimately, this helps to improve uneven skin texture, resulting in smoother, softer skin. AHAs are also known to stimulate collagen production. Unfortunately, SkinScript Glycolic Cleanser contains several ingredients that can potentially irritate and damage skin, including denatured alcohol, vanilla extract oil, and sandalwood oil.
Retinaldehyde Serum with IconicA features a vitamin A derivative called IconicA (Retinal), the first stable retinaldehyde in the industry. For any vitamin A derivative to be effective, it must first convert into retinoic acid. For example, you’re probably familiar with retinol, which must be converted to retinaldehyde and then to retinoic acid. IconicA offers more effectiveness than retinol because it is one step closer to retinoic acid. Retinoic acid is clinically proven to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve uneven skin tone, restore skin firmness, and shrink the appearance of enlarged pores. Additional ingredients in this serum that offer benefit to the skin include niacinamide (a form of vitamin B3), L-carnitine, phenylethyl resorcinol, and bisabolol.
SkinScript Hydrating Moisturizer is formulated with many moisturizing ingredients, such as shea butter, squalane, rosehip oil, and aloe. Shea butter forms an occlusive barrier on the surface of skin to help lock in moisture. Squalane helps to replenish the skin’s lipid barrier. A strong, intact barrier is important to keep moisture in and keep things like allergens, bacteria, and irritants out. When the barrier is weakened, these intruders can pass through the top layer of skin, causing damage that ultimately leads to common skin conditions such as acne, rashes, sensitive skin, and even signs of aging. Squalane helps to prevent and address these problems. Rosehip oil contains beta carotene, which has the ability to increase cell turnover and promote regeneration in the outer layers of the skin. Rosehip oil also contains all-trans retinoic acid (a vitamin A acid) that stimulates cellular regeneration and collagen production within the skin. This improves skin texture and reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Aloe helps to draw moisture into the skin, as well as soothe any irritation and calm inflammation.
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What are some alternatives to SkinScript?
While SkinScript offers several decent skin care products, you may not want to go to an aesthetician just to purchase their products. In this case, we’d like to recommend Formulyst skin care products. Formulyst believes in long-term skin care treatments rather than short-term cover-ups. That’s why they use ground-breaking research and cutting-edge technology to formulate advanced skin care treatments.
For example, instead of using SkinScript Glycolic Cleanser (which contains denatured alcohol and irritating fragrant plant oils), we recommend Formulyst Clarifying AHA Cleanser. This cleanser is formulated to gently cleanse and exfoliate the skin while removing dirt and makeup. It contains glycolic acid to help refine pores, control excess oil, and smooth away any surface-level roughness.
If you’re looking for a hydrating moisturizer that will also provide anti-aging benefits, we recommend Formulyst Age Defying Daily Moisturizer. This hydrating anti-aging formula contains humectants like glycerin, gluconolactone, sodium lactate, and Aloe vera leaf juice to draw moisture into the skin. It also contains several emollients, like squalane and caprylic/capric triglyceride from coconut, as well as a couple occlusives like dimethicone to lock in moisture. In addition to these moisturizing ingredients, this formula is rich in antioxidants and a blend of natural complexes – including rosemary extract, sunflower extract,and nourishing watermelon rind. Overall, Formulyst Age Defying Daily Moisturizer helps to keep skin feeling smooth, hydrated, and looking its most radiant.
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