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Skinceuticals Phloretin CF Gel is designed to brighten complexion, even skin tone, and protect the skin from environmental damage. The gel is marketed as an ideal product for people with sensitive skin or for people who wish to use a minimal amount of product.
Phloretin CF Gel is sold as one of five components of Skinceutical’s Advanced Brightening System. Through Skinceutical, the kit carries a large price tag, $310. However, Skinceutical’s Phloretin CF Gel can be purchased as a single item from other vendors for around $100. However, Skinceutical recommends purchasing only through their “authorized retailers,” claiming that many fake or diluted products are being sold, under their brand name, by un-authorized retaliers.
Founded in 1994, Skinceuticals is a well-established company, with products sold worldwide and used in spas and dermatology offices. They have been featured in Allure, Vogue, People, and Good Housekeeping.
Skinceuticals was founded by Dr. Sheldon Pinnell, a prominent researcher in the field of anti-cancer and anti-aging technologies. Skinceuticals is responsible for several breakthroughs in the skincare industry, including the use of patented antioxidant formulas and the creation of the the first 100% physical sunscreen. Skinceuticals markets their products as “cosmoceuticals,” meaning that they unite health and beauty interests.
In addition to these “cosmeceutical” products, Skinceuticals also offers in-office treatments through a network of trained professionals. Skinceutical products are designed to synergize with in-office treatments for maximum skincare.
SkinCeuticalsPhloretin CF Gel improves and protects your complexion by increasing the turnover rate of skin cells, boosting collagen levels, and providing photo-protection.
Mild acids and antioxidants in the gel increase the turnover rate of skin cells so that dead and damaged cells are shed, making room for fresh cells at the surface of your skin. The namesake ingredient, phloretin, reduces the degradation of collagen, keeping your skin’s structural support system intact.
Simply apply 4-5 drops of the gel to your head, neck, and chest once a day. The gel should absorb quickly into the skin and leaves no residue.
Skinceuticals lists 3 active ingredients in their Phloretin CF gel:
Phloretin is an antioxidant extracted from apple trees. The substance combats free radicals (which damage cellular DNA), interrupts synthesis of melanin (responsible for dark spots and age spots), and reduces collagen breakdown (collagen gives the skin a firm structural support system).
L-absorbic acid is the most common source of vitamin C in skincare products. Vitamin C protects the skin from sun damage and brightens the complexion.
Ferulic acid is another antioxidant that combats damaging free radicals.
- Comes from a reputable company.
- Good for sensitive or oily skins. Requires the use of only 4-5 drops of product per day.
- Relatively high price and only sold by manufacturer in a 5-component kit.
- Market is inundated with knock-offs.