The Glytone Ingredient Glossary

Every Ingredient Explained

Every Ingredient Explained

Whether you're new to skincare or an expert, keeping up with evolving trends and new science can be overwhelming. The Glytone Glossary is a comprehensive guide to the ingredients in our products, from Azelaic Acid to Tranexamic Acid, empowering you to make a well-informed decision best suited for your skin.

Agastache Mexicana Flower

Helps reduce visible redness while supporting the skin's natural protective barrier to promote a more even skin tone. Featured in our Mandelic Gentle Resurfacing Serum.

Allantoin

Helps increase smoothness while nourishing and soothing skin. Featured in our Exfoliating Body Lotion.

Antioxidants

Protects and nourishes skin, fights free radical damage and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Discover Antioxidant-infused formulas.

Azelaic Acid

Helps even skin tone, addresses mild to moderate inflamed blemishes and aids in reducing visible signs of redness. Discover Azelaic Acid-infused formulas.

Bakuchiol

Improves skin brightness and tone. Clinically shown to improve the appearance of acne when paired with Salicylic Acid. Featured in our Acne Treatment Lotion.

Bentonite Clay

Unclogs pores and inhibits P. acnes bacteria. Featured in our Acne Treatment Mask.

Benzoyl Peroxide

Deeply penetrates pores and eliminates bacteria while minimizing irritation. Encapsulated BPO reduces irritation and improves efficacy, while Micronized BPO deeply penetrates pores to prevent future blemishes. Discover Benzoyl Peroxide-infused formulas.

Bisabolol

Helps heal acne and prevent future blemishes. Featured in our Acne Treatment Lotion.

Camelina Oil

Helps protect and preserve the skin's lipid barrier function. Featured in our Soothing Lipid Recovery Cream.

Ceramides

Rich in Omega's to help mimic the skin's natural ceramides to reduce roughness and dryness. Featured in our Hydration Intensifying Serum.

Centella Asiatica Extract

Derived from Tiger Grass to help reduce the appearance of scarring. Featured in our Acne Back & Chest Treatment Spray.

Ellagic Acid

Extracted from African Birch Bark, helps provide powerful antioxidant protection while visibly reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Featured in our Age Defense UV Mineral Sunscreen Serum Broad Spectrum SPF 50+.

Glycerin

Helps strengthen the skin's moisture barrier while shielding skin from potential sources of irritation. Featured in our Hydrating Cream.

Glycolic Acid

The benefits of Glycolic Acid will depend on the percentage used. Up to 2% will increase skin hydration. 2-4% will soften the skin. 4-8% will moderately increase cell turnover. 8-12% will significantly increase cellular turnover. 12-15% will significantly increase collagen deposition. Discover Glycolic Acid-infused formulas.

Hyaluronic Acid

Hydrates and visibly plumps and smoothes skin. Discover Hyaluronic Acid-infused formulas.

Kaolin

Removes impurities and balances the complexion. Featured in our Rejuvenating Mask.

Kojic Acid

Helps diminish the appearance of dark spots, while providing antibacterial benefits that reduce the effects of acne. Featured in our TranEXamide Discoloration Treatment Serum.

Lactic Acid

Gently exfoliates skin's surface, helping skin appear brighter, softer and more hydrated. Discover Lactic Acid-infused formulas.

Lactobionic Acid

Protects skin and attracts moisture for added hydration. Featured in our Age-Defying PHA+ Renewing Eye Cream.

Malic Acid

Helps brighten and smooth skin texture. Featured in our Enhance Brightening Cleansing Powder.

Mandelic Acid

Versatile AHA, derived from bitter almonds, is effective at targeting blemishes, uneven skin tone, and fine lines & wrinkles. Discover Mandelic Acid-infused formulas.

Niacinamide

Clinically shown to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while promoting a more uniform complexion. Featured in our Age Defense UV Mineral Sunscreen Serum Broad Spectrum SPF 50+.

Peptides

Help the skin appear firmer and more youthful. Featured in our Age-Defying PHA+ Renewing Eye Cream.

Phytic Acid

Derived from rice, helps improve the appearance of dark spots and brighten skin while gently exfoliating. Featured in our Mandelic Gentle Resurfacing Serum.

Resorcinol

Acts to help remove dry, roughened tissue. Featured in our Acne Tinted Spot Treatment.

Retinaldehyde

Helps improve firmness and elasticity while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Discover Retinaldehyde-infused formulas.

Rhodophycea Extract

Helps support the skin's protective barrier and provides antioxidant protection. Featured in our Age-Defying HA+ Smoothing Hydra Cream.

Salicylic Acid

Deeply clears pores to prevent new acne blemishes, blackheads and whiteheads. Discover Salicylic Acid-infused formulas.

Shea Butter

Hydrates, moisturizes and calms the skin. Featured in our Soothing Lipid Recovery Cream.

Squalane

Boosts skin's moisture content, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Featured in our Hydra Lipid UV Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40+ and Night Renewal Cream.

Sulfur

Unclogs pores and inhibits P. acnes bacteria. Discover Sulfur-infused formulas.

Titanium Dioxide

100% mineral sun filter help provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 50+ protection. Featured in our Hydra Lipid UV Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40+ and Age Defense UV Mineral Sunscreen Serum Broad Spectrum SPF 50+.

Tetrapeptide Complex

Helps firm skin, supports the density of collagen fibers and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Featured in our Age-Defying Peptide+ Overnight Restorative Cream.

THD Ascorbate

Lipid-soluble, stable form of Vitamin C that supports collagen health, brightens the skin and visibly reduces signs of premature aging. Featured in our Age-Defying C+ Advanced Antioxidant Serum.

Tranexamic Acid

A potent amino acid derived from Lysine, it helps minimize the reoccurrence of discoloration and stubborn brown patches with continued use. Discover Tranexamic Acid-infused formulas.

Vitamin C

Helps provide powerful antioxidant protection. Featured in our Age-Defying C+ Advanced Antioxidant Serum.

Vitamin E

Helps provide powerful antioxidant protection. Featured in our Enhance Brightening Serum.

Zinc Oxide

100% mineral sun filter help provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 50+ protection. Featured in our Hydra Lipid UV Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40+ and Age Defense UV Mineral Sunscreen Serum Broad Spectrum SPF 50+.