Cosmedix was founded in 1998 by a team of aestheticians, chemists and doctors: The goal was to create medical-grade products that were not only natural but effective in addressing common skin concerns, without causing irritation.
The brand categorizes its active ingredients into the five A’s: acids, amino acids, vitamin A (aka retinol), antioxidants, and ascorbic acid. It’s these five key players that gently — but effectively — treat skin problems by promoting cellular turnover; treating the skin at the cellular level. It offers products that treat everything from signs of aging, to dry skin, dullness and acne.
Cosmedix also utilizes chiral correction technology, which is a pharmaceutical-level purification process that filters out the ineffective (and potentially irritating) components of each molecule. The result? Skincare products that only feature the safest and potent form of ingredients. They also have a line of professional only products that can be used by licensed aestheticians (see here for a list of spas in your area).
Needless to say, we’ve fallen hard and fast for the brand. Read along to see our 10 faves — and why you’ll want to give them a try.
More about Cosmedix
The plant-based CosMedix™ chemical peel treatment philosophy is based on the principal that inflammation is the core cause of all skin conditions. Traditional skincare products have primarily selected ingredients that create inflammation when addressing these common skincare problems, such as retinol (vitamin A) and glycolic acids.
CosMedix™, however, using a process called ‘chiral correction’, made the majority of the active ingredients that they use less irritating. They also removed all other known irritants, e.g., artificial colors and fragrances, artificial preservatives, sodium lauryl sulfate (commonly used in shampoos and shower gels), benzoyl peroxide (commonly used in acne, hair dye and teeth whitening products) and glycolic acid.
Provides Key Nutrients For Skin, Hair and Nails
Enhances Collagen Formation
Thickens and Strengthens Hair and Nails
Promotes Hormone Balance