Loved by celebrities and skin care experts, iS Clinical are the tried and trusted brand when it comes to fixing stubborn complexion complaints. Get the low down on our Brand of the Month for July and learn more about some of their top products in our exclusive chat with the team Stateside…
First, some history…
Founded in the heart of Beverly Hills, iS Clinical is the third largest cosmeceutical brand in the USA and the skincare brand of choice for stars including Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Victoria Beckham and Sophie Turner. They utilise botanically-derived, pharmaceutical grade ingredients as opposed to more commonly used cosmetic-grade raw materials which are considerably cheaper and, as a result, less effective. Featuring a range of unique formulas which are supported by whitepapers and clinical studies, iS Clinical is trusted by doctors to deliver results.
The iS Clinical range follows a four-step philosophy – cleanse, treat, hydrate and protect. Each product contains a range of active ingredients all of which are fragrance-free, paraben-free and non-systemic-pregnancy safe.
The Cult Cleanser: iS Clinical Cleansing Complex
“The Cleansing Complex is the go-to cleanser for everyone, for both AM and PM. Containing both Salicylic and Glycolic Acids, this cleanser helps to gently resurface the skin while also helping to control acne breakouts and minimise pores. As well as these acids, another key ingredient is Centella Asiatica, an antioxidant which stimulates collagen synthesis – making it ideal for wound healing and the reduction of scar tissue. This gentle cleanser is also featured in our signature iS Clinical Fire & Ice Treatment.”
The Suits-All Serum: iS Clinical Active Serum
“This is the go-to serum to help treat acne while simultaneously reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Only a few drops are required per application and it is recommended to be used at night. Within this serum you will find Glycolic, Salicylic and Lactic Acids, all of which are desquamation agents which help to exfoliate, deep cleanse and moisturise all in one step. Along with these there is also Kojic Acid which inhibits tyrosinase enzymes that produce melanin, making this product a great tool for reducing hyperpigmentation. Kojic Acid also has powerful antibacterial, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. The Active Serum is extremely effective and is quite often referred to as the ‘tingly stuff’ by celebrities, as from the moment it is applied on the skin you can feel it starting to work. It is an amazing product for those who suffer with both cystic acne and/or occasional breakouts, as it can be used all over or as a spot-on treatment.”
The Antioxidant Powerhouse: iS Clinical Super Serum Advance Plus
“Part of our Advance + range, the Super Serum Advance + is a super antioxidant, ideal for skin optimisation and long-term scar management. One of the key ingredients within this serum is L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) which provides time-released, continuous antioxidant delivery. It is a potent antioxidant with photo-protective and anti-inflammatory properties that also stimulate collagen synthesis. This product is can also be used to safely lighten and correct hyperpigmentation. Another key ingredient is Copper Tripeptide Growth Factor, which is clinically proven to stimulate the synthesis of collagen in the fibroblasts and increase the accumulation of total proteins, glycosaminoglycans and DNA in dermal wounds. It’s best used in the AM and can even be used to reduce the appearance of stretch marks on the body.”
The Targeted Treatment: iS Clinical Youth Eye Complex
“Designed to correct the signs of periorbital ageing while also helping to reduce puffiness and the appearance of dark circles, this product helps to improve skin hydration, firmness and elasticity for both immediate and long-term improvements. It contains Hyaluronic Acid Microspheres which, when combined with water, act like a sponge; absorbing and expanding to fill in wrinkles. Also found in this product is Acetyl Octapeptide-3 which aims to reduce expression lines by neuromuscular mediation. This product can be used both AM and PM, and also features in our signature iS Clinical Fire & Ice treatment.”
You can shop the entire iS Clinical range here.