What is it? A featherweight all-in-one serum to intensely brighten, hydrate, and smooth the look of skin without irritation. a proprietary antioxidant complex protects from oxidative stress, unique actives softly refine skin’s appearance, and barrier support ensures resilience and vitality.
Notes from the Curator: C-Shield is a total package treatment! Daily use refines the appearance of pores, texture, redness, and hyperpigmentation.
Let’s Get Nerdy: How do antioxidants work? They protect skin by tracking down free radicals: unstable molecules found everywhere in our environment. antioxidants “scavenge” free radicals by neutralizing them before they can damage our skin. Vitamin c is one of the best at doing this job. Also, vitamin c is renowned for its ability to restore firmness by stimulating collagen synthesis. Vitamin C in two stable and bioavailable forms: Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate + Ascorbyl Glucoside deliver this potent ingredient without the sting or irritation associated with traditional l-ascorbic acid. Not only great for sensitive types, c-shield shines on acne-prone skin as it gently combats visible breakouts.
- About the Brand
Cipher calls their uniquely holistic, streamlined approach "Intelligent Alchemy". What Is Intelligent Alchemy You Ask? - Transformative, multitasking skincare consciously curated from the best of science and nature. It’s no-nonsense luxury for your skin. Cipher focuses on coupling benefits that encompass all skin tones, types, and genders in a powerful way. Elegant, intentional formulations based on forward-thinking cosmetic science and the best of nature’s offerings–all selectively concocted in house in small batches to assure quality and care. Skin care shouldn’t be a chore and Cipher hopes to make this daily ritual just a little bit sweeter.
- How to Use
Your daily shield from oxidative stress.
In the morning, apply 3-5 drops to damp clean face, neck, and eye contour. gently massage to absorb. Follow with moisturiser if desired, such as beam me up, and always spf 30+ sunscreen. For best results, use daily, wear sunscreen and limit sun exposure.
c-shield is a low viscosity water-based emulsion with a deep brick-red hue that dissipates on application. it delivers active ingredients and hydration with a feather-light finish. oily skins will likely enjoy c-shield and spf alone, where drier skins may like a moisturizer sandwiched between the two.
aqua, sodium ascorbyl phosphate (vitamin c), propanediol, ascorbyl glucoside (vitamin c), niacinamide, sodium lactate, betaine, leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate, yeast extract, pinus strobus (white pine) bark extract (proanthocyanidins), superoxide dismutase, coffea arabica (green coffee) seed extract (chlorogenic acids), caffeine, tremella fuciformis (snow mushroom) sporocarp polysaccharide, sodium hyaluronate, soy amino acids, chlorella vulgaris (microalgae) extract, lactobacillus ferment, panthenol, saccharide isomerate, d-alpha tocopherol, allantoin, olive glycerides, hydroxyacetophenone, cocos nucifera (coconut) fruit extract, lactic acid, polyglyceryl-10-laurate, isodecyl neopentanoate, sodium phytate, xanthan gum, undecane, lecithin, tridecane, sclerotium gum, pullulan