2% Pure Ceramides 1 & 3
Part of a larger family of ceramides, and proven to synergistically increase hydration and optimal barrier function
4% Natural Cholesterol
Proven to accelerate barrier recovery in aging skin to improve the appearance of radiance and skin fullness
2% Fatty Acids
Aids in structural integrity of skin lipids to optimize skin’s overall lipid balance and improve skin elasticity
Essential oil blend
Combination of lavender, rosemary, and peppermint oil for a cooling, nourishing feeling
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- Restores essential skin lipids: ceramides, natural cholesterol, and fatty acids
- Improves the look of skin fullness, texture, and pore appearance
- Improves the appearance of skin evenness and overall radiance
- Unique lipid stabilization system in a lightweight and fast-absorbing texture
- Shortens the adjustment period to retinoids up to 1 week while reducing dryness (see Science & Proof below)
- Paraben-, and dye-free
- Ideal for aging, normal, and dry skin types
HOW TO USE
Apply a small amount between fingertips, warm and melt the cream in circular motions. Apply once or twice daily to face, neck, and chest. If using in the morning, apply after a SkinCeuticals vitamin C antioxidant serum and before a SkinCeuticals sunscreen. If using with a retinol at night, apply after retinol application.
In an 8-week study, Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 significantly improved the appearance of key visible signs of accelerated aging:1
- 66% improvement in smoothness
- 35% improvement in laxity
- 20% improvement in evenness
- 26% improvement in radiance
- 44% improvement in pore appearance
In a lipidomic study, use of this cream resulted in a 57% increase in ceramides, 50% increase in cholesterol, and 12% increase in fatty acids in the form of triglycerides.2
1Protocol: Average results shown. A dermatologist-controlled 8-week clinical study on 55 subjects with twice daily application of Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2. Subjects also used SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser and Ultimate UV Defense SPF 30. Inclusion Criteria: Females ages 55-75 with moderate fi ne lines/wrinkles, uneven skin tone, skin dullness, skin roughness, lack of skin tone clarity, and lack of skin firmness.
2Protocol: Average results shown. Lipidomics analysis (N=28 females aged 55-75). Statistically significant increase in lipids determined by spectrometric analysis of tape strips collected at baseline and after 8 weeks of twice daily application of Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2..
Science & Proof
Aging skin is increasingly susceptible to lipid depletion: the loss of natural compounds in skin’s surface, present in the predominant form of ceramides, natural cholesterol, and fatty acids. This lipid loss occurs with age and compromises skin’s natural protective barrier, resulting in visible signs of accelerated aging, as skin loses its ability to effectively self-repair. As a result, visible signs of aging may appear more pronounced, in the form of skin roughness, uncomfortable tightness, dullness, and loss of facial fullness.
Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 is the first anti-aging cream to directly address age-related lipid loss with a 2:4:2 cholesterol-dominant ratio, this formulation contains maximized concentration of pure lipids easily utilized by skin.
Retinoids are known as one of the best anti-aging skin care treatments, but the adjustment period can cause redness, peeling, and flaky skin. Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 is now shown to shorten the adjustment period to retinoids up to 1 week while reducing dryness.*
4-week study, on 17 female subjects, ages 38 to 64, who were retinoid averse (self-reported). Subjects applied topical 0.025% tretinoin to their entire face every other evening, or every evening, depending on tolerability. Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 and a comparative competitor product were applied to the face twice a day after retinoid application in a split-face, randomized manner.