SIRCUIT® Cosmeceuticals develops formulas utilizing the absolute newest breakthroughs in the fields of science, skin chemistry and skin research. We utilize advanced ingredient technology and source from only the most distinguished vendors in the world with a small boutique philosophy which provides our clients with concentrated formula systems that ensure effective results. This glossary will help you to further understand the ingredients we use, and why we use them. Chiral Ingredients are listed alphabetically by the ingredient name followed by a D or L.
Oat Kernel Extract (Osilift®): It has an anti-aging tensor effect that is immediately lifting and visibly smoothing, which helps to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is also capable of optimizing the skin for an improved hold of makeup as well as ease of makeup application.
Olive Leaf Extract (Organic): Derived from the Olive Leaf commonly used to soothe the skin, this botanical antioxidant is rich in Vitamin E which helps to defend the skin against free radical damage and is also been known to help improve skin hydration. Supermild™, Savior™+, Nineoneone™, Immaculate Mist™+
Olivem®1000 Crystal Skin™: A self-emulsifying complex of fatty acids that mimics sebum and provides a deep moisturizing effect that can enhance skin hydration by sealing in the skin’s moisture and reducing evaporation to the surrounding atmosphere. Nineoneone™
Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 (Syn-Coll): A peptide that works to promote skin-smoothing by helping to diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles which provide immediate improvements in the visible signs of aging and long term anti-aging benefits. Oraia™
Panthenol (D): A Chirally Correct form of Vitamin B5 from Queen Bee jelly that can help to soothe and soften improving the hydration for the scalp and hair. I.Cee.U™+
Papain: An enzyme derived from Papayas that helps to accelerate mild exfoliation combined with the soothing antioxidant-rich benefits of Vitamins C, E and Beta-Carotene that can help to visibly revitalize skin.
Papaya Fruit: Highly nourishing and antioxidant-rich in Vitamin C, Beta-Carotene and flavonoids to help restore the even-toned look of your skin and improve the texture through mild exfoliation. By speeding up cell turnover rate, it can help to visibly revitalize skin, as well as improve the appearance of facial lines and skin-discoloration.
Pau D'Arco: It has calming properties and defense aspects to better equip the skin with natural protective benefits that help to support beautiful skin. Suggah™+
Pear Fruit Extract: An antioxidant with skin-conditioning benefits that helps to guard against environmental aggressors, while helping to improve the overall appearance of the skin.
Pearl Powder: This mineral-rich ingredient allows skin care advantages such as increased protective and soothing properties that are believed to help to improve the overall appearance of the skin. Cool Aid™, Swell™
Pepha®-Tight: An Algae extract that forms an invisible film that temporarily provides a skin-lifting effect which can improve the skin’s texture and appearance. Swell™
Peppermint, Tea-Tree, Eucalyptus and Rosemary Oils: Provides a soothing and cooling sensation on the skin. Savior™+
Phormistim G: Extracted from calcified Algae, it helps to support the natural protective and antioxidant mechanisms by forming an invisible shield that helps your skin fight against environmental stressors. Acting as an additional skin barrier, it helps to increase the moisture retention in the skin which provides improved hydration and additional comfort. Molecular Mist™+
Phytic Acid: An antioxidant with brightening benefits. Double Trouble™
Phytophingosine: Helps to minimize moisture loss thus improving skin hydration as well as having soothing effects to improve the condition and appearance of problem skin. Nineoneone™
Pineapple Fruit Extract: A mild Alpha-Hydroxy Acids found in Pineapple that gently exfoliates and conditions the skin. By speeding up the cell turnover rate, it helps to visibly revitalize skin as well as improve the appearance of facial lines and skin-discoloration.
Pink and White Grapefruit Essential Oils: Stimulating, refreshing and can also provide the skin with astringent benefits.
Plantago Lanceolata Leaf Extract: An antioxidant that helps to provide soothing protection from oxidative stress and plays a key role in enhancing overall skin quality. Supermild™
Plum Fruit Extract: An antioxidant rich in polyphenols and Vitamin C. Luxurist™+
Pomegranate Fruit: A nutrient-rich, nourishing antioxidant with anti-aging benefits that can help to reduce the amount of oxidative stress in the skin which can be useful to support beautiful, healthy looking skin. Double Trouble™
Propanediol: A multi-functional, preservative-boosting humectant from sustainable and renewable corn fermentation.
ProSina: A peptide that helps to improve tone while promoting moisture retention and increasing skin hydration. Suggah™+
Pterostilbene: The next generation of Resveratrol because it has a higher potential for better activity than Resveratrol. It is found in berries such as blueberries, cranberries and grapes and is a potent antioxidant with anti-aging benefits. Molecular Mist™+
Pumpkin Extract (Cucurbita Pepo): Rich in Beta-Carotene and over 100 other nutrients that can help speed up cell turnover rate visibly revitalizing the skin, as well as help to improve the appearance of facial lines and skin-discoloration which can promotes a more youthful appearance. Youth Accelerator™+
Pumpkin Ferment (Lactobacillus): Exfoliates and helps enhance natural cell turnover as well as deep cleans pores resulting in the improvement of the visible signs of aging and supporting long term anti-aging protection, including improved skin tone. Youth Accelerator™+
Purisoft®: A dirt-resistant peptide from the Moringa Seed that is designed to help keep your skin and hair cleaner longer as it protects against the potential damage caused from daily environmental pollution. X-Trap™
Quercetin: An antioxidant that helps protect the skin by neutralizing free radicals present in the environment while also providing soothing protection from oxidative stress and is capable of playing a key role in enhancing overall skin quality. Oraia™
Red Algae Extract: A rich source of natural polysaccharides that absorbs the negative effects of potential environmental damage with a proven ability to help enhance the skin’s barrier function, replenish the skin’s natural water reservoir, thus increasing its moisture retention capabilities helping to smooth and moisturize. Sol-Avert™
RejuvenOxâ (Perfluorodecalin): An oxygen moisturizing agent that works to hydrate the stratum corneum and decrease the trans-epidermal water loss, thus increasing the smoothness and softness of the skin. It is comprised of relaxation benefits which aid in smoothing the appearance of fine lines and is an effective method for reducing the visible signs of aging. Nineoneone™, Day Care™+
Resveratrol (from Giant Knotweed): A potent antioxidant rich in polyphenols with skin protective and anti-aging properties for younger-looking skin. Sircuit Addict™+, Sircuit Weapon™+, Immaculate Mist™+
Resveratrol (Wine Extract): A potent antioxidant rich in polyphenols with skin protective and anti-aging properties for younger-looking skin. Sircuit Addict™+, Sircuit Weapon™+, Fixzit™+, Cloud 9™+, Sir Activ™+
Retinol (0.9%): A precursor to Vitamin A, known for its anti-aging benefits that can help to improve the appearance of the skin.
Retinol (1%): A precursor to Vitamin A, known for its anti-aging benefits that can help to improve the appearance of the skin.
Retinol (Encapsulated): A stable retinol with the ability to promote skin-rejuvenation enhancing the skin’s overall appearance. By speeding up cell turnover rate, Retinol may help to visibly revitalize skin, as well as improve the appearance of facial lines and skin-discoloration.
Retinyl Acetate: A water-soluble form of Vitamin A, known for its anti-aging benefits that can help to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Retinyl Palmitate: Vitamin A. Due to its potential to form Retinoic Acid, the benefits include both anti-aging properties and antioxidant protection while it can also be used to counteract the appearance of dry, flaky skin. Dreamweaver™+, Eye Tech™, Double Trouble™, Luxurist™+
Rose Hip Oil (Organic): Rich in Vitamin A and C, this emollient oil can help provide the skin with a healthy glow as well as a visible reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful appearance. Cloud 9™+, Supernatural-A™, Suggah™+
Rosemary Essential Oil: Assists in helping keep skin clear. Savior™+
2% Salicylic Acid and 5% Lactic Acid (L): Exfoliates and softens, helping to potentially reduce the occurrence of breakouts and improve overall skin clarity. Savior™+
Salicylic Acid (15%): Occurs naturally in Wintergreen Leaves, Licorice, Marigold, Sweet Birch and other plants and is a widely used ingredient in topical skincare products. It gently exfoliates with properties that help to enhance skin clarity, potentially reduce the occurrence of future blemishes and can improve the overall appearance of problem skin.
Salicylic Acid (2%): Occurs naturally in Wintergreen Leaves, Licorice, Marigold, Sweet Birch and other plants and is a widely used ingredient in topical skincare products. It gently exfoliates with properties that help to enhance skin clarity, potentially reduce the occurrence of future blemishes and can improve the overall appearance of problem skin. Sircuit Agent™+, Fixzit™+
Salicylic Acid (in the form of exfoliating beads): Occurs naturally in Wintergreen Leaves, Licorice, Marigold, Sweet Birch and other plants and is a widely used ingredient in topical skincare products. It gently exfoliates with properties that help to enhance skin clarity, potentially reduce the occurrence of future blemishes and can improve the overall appearance of problem skin.
Sea Buckthorn Extract: A rare Omega-7 fatty acid that is well known for its rejuvenating effects on the skin. High in natural Vitamin C and E, this extract provides benefits which include enhanced skin radiance and increased antioxidant protection. Nineoneone™, Swell™
Shea Butter (Organic): An emollient from the Karite Tree with potential calming benefits that help to soothe and moisturize, enhancing the skin's overall quality and appearance. X-Trap™+, Savior™+, Dreamweaver™+, Secret Sauce™+, Suggah™+, I.Cee.U™+, Suggah™+, Luxurist™+, Crystal Creme™+
Shea Butter, Organic Jojoba Oil and Cocoa Seed Butter: A unique combination that is moisturizing, emollient and helps to smooth the lip area. Suggah™+
Silica, Gold Algae: Provides physical exfoliation to smooth and soften skin. (Does not contain dangerous micro-beads.) Sir Activ™+
Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate: An antioxidant and a stable pre-cursor to Vitamin C. Suggah™+
Sodium Hyaluronate (L): An intensely moisturizing and hydrating ingredient that is found to boost overall skin hydration by improving moisture retention at the skin’s surface. This moisturizing benefit also helps to improve skin roughness leaving skin to feel soft and smooth. Savior™+, Sircuit Weapon™+, Molecular Mist™+, Immaculate Mist™+, Secret Sauce™+, I.Cee.U™+
Sodium Lactate (L): The sodium salt of Lactic Acid that can help provide the skin with brightening properties. Sircuit Weapon™+
Sodium PCA (L): An intensely moisturizing and hydrating ingredient that has been shown to help decrease water loss from the skin’s surface as well as draw in moisture from the surrounding environment. By significantly increasing the water content in the stratum corneum, various skin factors such as barrier function and texture can be improved. Sircuit Weapon™+, I.Cee.U™+
Spin Trap: A powerful and intelligent antioxidant that is capable of neutralizing free radicals that are present in the environment by trapping rogue oxygen (ROS) and transforming it back into useful oxygen before free radical damage is done. Dreamweaver™+, Sircuit Addict™+, O.M.G.™+, Molecular Mist™+, I.Cee.U™+
Spirulina: A type of blue-green algae that is rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, carotenoids and antioxidants that can help protect skin from environmental damage. Clarity™
Squalane: An emollient from olives that provides moisturizing properties that benefit the skin. It helps keeps skin soft while it also helps to prevent loss of water from the skin providing improved hydration and reducing dryness, thus enhancing the skin’s overall quality and appearance. Sircuit Weapon™+, O.M.G.™+, Day Care™+, Supernatural-A™, Secret Sauce™+, White Out™+, Mocha Loca™+, Luxurist™+
Sulfur: A mineral-rich, natural clay that helps to absorb impurities and deliver trace minerals to the skin. Clarity™
Sunflower Seed Oil (Organic): An excellent emollient that’s rich in essential fatty acids (EFAs) and is deeply nourishing for the skin. Cloud 9™+, Supernatural-A™, Secret Sauce™+, O.M.G.™+, Eye Tech™, Double Trouble™, Luxurist™+, Suggah™+,
Superoxide Dismutase (L): A Chiral form of a potent antioxidant with powerful anti-aging properties that are capable of neutralizing free radicals present in the environment. By reducing levels of oxidative stress, it also inadvertently helps to promote skin radiance. Sircuit Addict™+
Sweet Orange Essential Oil (Organic): Stimulating, refreshing and may also provide the skin with brightening benefits. Brilliance™
SymWhite® 377: A powerful antioxidant and botanical fading agent that helps to promote clarity and brightness of the skin while also helping to improve the overall appearance of a dull complexion. Brilliance™
Syn®-Coll: A peptide complex that promotes skin-smoothing and anti-aging benefits by helping reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while also providing good moisturizing properties that benefit the skin’s overall quality and appearance. Oraia™
Tamanu Oil: An extremely soothing ingredient that is widely known for its ability to help to reduce and minimize imperfections while promoting clear, healthy skin. Suggah™+
Tartaric Acid (L): AHA from wine and a powerful antioxidant. White Out™+
Tea Tree Oil (Organic): Provides astringent characteristics that help to relieve excessive oiliness and fight against the ongoing conditions that can occur with problem skin. Savior™+, Sircuit Agent™+, Clarity™
Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate: An MMPi that provides Vitamin C like benefits which include enhanced skin radiance as well as increased antioxidant protection. Oraia™
Tocopherol (D-Alpha): A Chirally Correct form of Vitamin E and the most effective. Extracted from natural bean and seed oils, this powerful anti-aging antioxidant helps to defend the skin from damaging free radicals present in the environment which can prematurely age the skin. Sircuit Addict™+, Sircuit Weapon™+, O.M.G.™+, Sircuit Savant™, Oraia™, Day Care™+, Cool Aid™, Cloud 9™+, Dreamweaver™+, Secret Sauce™+, Supernatural-A™, White Out™+, Sol-Avert™, Mocha Loca™+, Double Trouble™, Clarity™, Handsome™+, Suggah™+, Mangilla
Totarol™: A plant extract from New Zealand’s Totara Tree. This effective antioxidant works to neutralize free radicals and provides astringent characteristics that can help to potentially relieve excessive oiliness and fight against the ongoing conditions that can occur with problem skin. Savior™+, Immaculate Mist™+, Clarity™
Tribehenin: An emollient and skin conditioning agent derived from vegetable fats. Suggah™+
Tropical Fruit Harvest™: A bioactive complex derived from Mango, Papaya and Pineapple that helps deliver instant moisture to rejuvenate and soften the lips and is the ideal remedy for relieving dry lips. Suggah™+
Tumeric: Hydrating and powerful, with antioxidant properties that can help to improve tone and provide lifting effects to the eye contour area as an anti-aging benefit and to support radiant, younger-looking skin. I.Cee.U™+
UGL Complex: A soothing AHA-free exfoliator that can potentially induce a skin-tightening effect which helps to imprive firmness, elasticity and has a skin-smoothing effect. This can help in a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, enhancinf the skin's overall quality and promoting a more youthful appearance. Sircuit Savant™
Vermouth: An antioxidant that helps provide soothing protection from oxidative stress and plays a key role in enhancing overall skin quality.
Vita-a-Like™: A botanical alternative to Retinol with high tolerance and stability that helps to reduce the common risk of irritation associated with Retinol. It works by speeding up the cell turnover rate which can help to visibly revitalize skin as well as improve the appearance of facial lines, thus providing important anti-aging benefits. Sircuit Savant™
Whey Protein: Helps promote skin brightening. Sircuit Addict™+
Wine Extract: An anti-aging antioxidant that works synergistically with Resveratrol to help to protect the skin by neutralizing free radicals present in the environment. Sircuit Addict™+, Sircuit Weapon™+, Fixzit™+, Cloud 9™+, Sir Activ™+
Witch Hazel (Hamamelis Virginiana Extract): Provides astringent characteristics that can help soothe problematic skin. Molecular Mist™+, Immaculate Mist™+, White Out™+, I.Cee.U™+, Revelation™+, Sircuit Weapon™+, Sircuit Addict™+, Infusion-A™, Sircuit Savant™, Nineoneone™, Brilliance™, Sircuit Agent™+, Fixzit™+, Oraia™, Day Care™+, Cool Aid™, Dreamweaver™+, Sol-Avert™, Cool Lychee Wa™+, Clarity™, Sir Activ™+, Mocha Loca™+, Double Trouble™, Suggah™+
Yogurt Extract: Rich in protein and widely recognized for its health benefits, this mildly exfoliating extract provides moisturizing properties that work to hydrate the stratum corneum and decrease trans-epidermal water loss, thus increasing the smoothness and softness of the skin. Suggah™+
Yogurt Powder: Yogurt has been used on skin for beauty benefits since ancient times. Cleopatra was famous for her daily sour milk baths that kept her skin glowing and youthful. When applied topically, it helps to soothe, soften and rejuvenate the skin.
Zeolites: Crystalline, hydrated silicates from volcanoes. These molecular cages draw impurities from the surface of the skin, thus helping to decongest pores and remove toxins from the skin’s surface layer so they are completely washed away. Sir Activ™+, X-Trap™+
Zinc Oxide (13.5%): Offers broad-spectrum physical protection against damaging UVA and UVB exposure while also known to provide soothing properties that may help to relieve skin discomfort. Sol-Avert™