The COSMEDIX Skincare Dictionary: Part 1

Skincare can be many things: luxurious, rewarding, indulgent and sometimes confusing. Anyone who has ever been to a spa or shopped for skin care products online knows there is a wide selection of products to choose from, all of which contain their own unique ingredients and technical pronunciations. Like most things in the beauty world, skincare can be a little scientific. Lucky for you, COSMEDIX has been in the game of award-winning skincare for over 20 years and we’ve quickly become an authority in understanding the skin’s wants, needs and concerns.  To help you better understand the ABC’s of skincare, we have curated our own skincare ingredient “dictionary”—starting with our proprietary and chirally correct ingredients:

AGP Complex (AGP + Retinol)

What It Does: Helps minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone

What It’s In:

What It Is: AGP Complex is a product of our very own invention. Naturally, there are a lot of technical terms we could use to describe this high-performance skincare ingredient, but to put it simply, AGP Complex is our special blend of plant-based ingredients and Vitamin A (Retinol). So why is this blend beneficial to skin, you ask? Well, AGP Complex creates a special delivery system that allows Retinol to be easily dispersed into the skin, helping to minimize irritation. This means you can use our high dose Retinol products to help improve the appearance of fine line and wrinkles, while helping to reduce the irritation sometimes caused by traditional Retinols.

Chiral Correction Technology

What It Does: Helps encourage desired results with minimal irritation

What It’s In:

What It Is: While Chiral Correction Technology might not be an ingredient itself, it is a professional skincare method COSMEDIX uses on a number of our ingredients—making it worth a mention. Chirally Correct ingredients undergo a chemical “split”, keeping the elements that produce desired results while helping to minimize those that cause irritation. This technology helps breakdown effective ingredients so that they work with your skin, not against it. Not only does this help minimize skin irritation, but it also allows sensitive skin types and skin tones to explore skincare ingredients that might have caused them irritation in the past.


What It Does: Helps encourage skin renewal to improve the overall look of skin

What It’s In: Serum 16 Rapid Renewal Serum

What It Is:  LG-Retinex is another ingredient COSMEDIX formulated in our promise to redefine clean skincare. While traditional Retinol is often referred to as “the fountain of youth”, it is also known for sometimes causing redness—especially in sensitive skin types. COSMEDIX dreamed of a world where we could help reduce the appearance wrinkles and improve the look of an uneven skin tone while minimizing common irritation…so we created LG-Retinex. This proprietary encapsulation of both Retinol and Retinal absorbs into the skin and encourages skin renewal. With the help of this groundbreaking ingredient, we have formulated high-performance products that help improve the appearance of skin without the typical irritation experienced with most retinoids.

Happy Birthday, Lumi Crystal!

We are celebrating the 1 year anniversary of LUMI CRYSTAL, Opti Crystal’s lip-loving sister with liquid crystal technology! This luxe, age-defying Liquid Crystal Lip Hydrator has officially graced the lips of the skin care world for an entire year. Since its release, Lumi Crystal has quickly become a skin care fan favorite, thanks to its high shine finish and multi-tasking, clean skin-loving lip ingredients. To celebrate, it is only fitting that we share all the love you have shown us for our uber-hydrating lip topper in its first year!

COSMEDIX Lumi Crystal is our secret weapon in the battle against dull, dry lips. Formulated with a 90% liquid crystal base, this age-defying lip treatment drenches your pout in a rush of hydration, while a plumping peptide helps soften and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on lips. This lip hydrator also helps protect the delicate lip area from environmental stressors. Recognized as a “go-to formula” this liquid crystal lip hydrator is packed with nourishing ingredients that glide across the lips for a smooth, glossy finish and a softer-looking pout.

With all those skin-loving lip benefits, it’s easy to see how our age-defying lip hydrator has become a favorite for influencers and beauty and skin care gurus alike. While highlighting some of hereditors’ favorite beauty products, Erin Jahns of Who What Wear showed some love for Lumi Crystal, saying,

“I am not a gloss person, but this new crystal-infused formula from cult-loved Aussie brand COSMEDIX has been my go-to formula all month long… Lumi Crystal seals in moisture so well that I don’t have to put anything else on my lips for the rest of the day, and I’m also convinced it makes my lips look fuller, softer, and more pillowy”.

Everyone is praising Lumi Crystal and it’s easy to see why. Keep reading to see what our customers are saying:


“Better than any other moisturizing lip product I’ve used. And it’s beautiful over lip pencil or lipstick!”

This stuff is no joke!

“This may be spendy for a lip gloss but as someone whose lips are always dryer than the Sahara desert I was willing to try anything! This stuff is amazing! It’s not a plumper, it’s a moisturizer. Moisturized lips mean plump lips and that’s exactly what this product does. It keeps my lips moisturized even hours after it’s warn off. This is now a staple in my skincare/makeup regimen. Thank you for creating this! A fan forever.”

The Only Thing I Put On My Lips

“Since I started using the Lumi Crystal, I have not used anything else on my lips! I use this as my go-to. As a gloss during the day and as a treatment at night. It’s GORGEOUS!”

Where to Buy COSMEDIX?

Simply put, COSMEDIX was clean before it was cool! As a pioneer in clean, clinical and luxurious skincare we want to guarantee our customers experience the BEST of our innovative, plant-based skin care products. COSMEDIX is driven by our promise to create high-quality products formulated with clinical-level key ingredients that are potent, yet gentle enough to address your skin needs and concerns. How do we do this, you ask? On our mission to redefine clean, we invented our own technology to achieve our formulation standards—meaning we’ve set the skincare bar high! Ensure your skin is treated to effective formulas that meet our quality standards when you buy from our AUTHORIZED retailers. Get the real deal when you shop online or at a local spa with these approved sellers:

Shop confidently when you buy at—home to clean, trusted and inclusive skincare that customers love. Here you can find our luxurious line of cleanser, toner, mask and eye serum solutions, including best-selling liquid crystal eye serum:

               OPTI CRYSTAL | A luxe eye serum formulated with liquid crystal technology to help plump the look of fine lines, help reduce the appearance of dark circles, and deliver a rush hydration to the under eye area.

Spa Partners

COSMEDIX is proud to serve the world’s finest spas, skincare professionals, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. Visit a spa near you to indulge in a 5-star treatment while gaining access to COSMEDIX top selling products and our spa-exclusive skincare line:

               ELITE SKINCARE| A high-performance skin care collection that is formulated with higher-level active ingredients to ensure maximum effectiveness—without the prescription. Elite is only available at select physicians’ offices and spas.

COSMEDIX offers a curated selection of our award-winning skincare products through Amazon Luxury Beauty. The COSMEDIX Amazon store is stocked with your new favorite cleanser, serum and moisturizer, which is supplied directly to Amazon through our distribution center. Shop online and explore our Amazon Choice cleanser:

               BENEFIT CLEAN| Gently lift away dirt, oil and pore-clogging impurities with this antioxidant-rich cleanser that helps balance and hydrate the skin for a softer, uber-clean complexion

A dermatologist-founded company, Dermstore offers professional-strength products from top skin care brands, like COSMEDIX. Shop with confidence at knowing COSMEDIX products have been supplied straight from the experts. Don’t know what to buy first? Add a Vitamin C boost to your spring skincare routine with the help of:

               PURE C |An age-defying mixing powder that can easily be added to your favorite serum and moisturizer to help boost their results while helping to brighten the appearance skin and help improve the look of skin tone and texture.

*Like any other skincare brand, COSMEDIX products may be purchased through unauthorized retailers online or in store. However, the only way to guarantee COSMEDIX products are genuine is to purchase through our authorized skincare retailers, listed above. We are unable to ensure the authenticity of any COSMEDIX products purchased through an unauthorized seller, as the product may be expired, diluted, counterfeit or may not be safe to use. If you have any questions about the quality of your product, please reach out to us at

Eye Spy A Genius Formula

You’re busy. Juggling a full-time job, social life and family time while trying to be a healthy, productive member of society is just exhausting—and unfortunately sometimes that means we don’t get our full 8 hours of sleep (and it certainly shows). That’s where Eye Genius comes in. Our Brilliant Eye Complex revives the look of tired eyes by targeting three stubborn eye area issues: dark circles, under eye bags and crow’s feet. This lightweight formula helps the sensitive skin around the eyes appear less puffy and rejuvenated as it helps smooth the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Sounds pretty great, right? As with most COSMEDIX products, the magic behind Eye Genius is in the skin-loving ingredients: firming peptides, borago oil, vitamin E, and light-reflecting mica. Let’s take a look behind the curtain. 

Firming Peptides

The biggest secret behind Eye Genius’s brilliant formula? Peptides. Eye Genius is formulated with five firming peptides that actively help reduce the look of fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet for a more youthful-looking eye area.

Borago Oil & Vitamin E

Let’s talk about the uber-hydrating, ultra-calming ingredients in Eye Genius that keep your under-eye area looking plump and hydrated—Borago Oil and vitamin E. Borago Oil helps deeply condition the skin while soothing the skin’s appearance. When combined with vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties are triggered to calm the look of puffiness. 

Light-Reflecting Mica 

This flashy, natural ingredient is best known for its shimmering appearance. Mica works beautifully in the Eye Genius formula to instantly illuminate the appearance of dark circles—keeping the eyes bright and more awake-looking. 

Don’t take our word for it! See what our customers are saying about Eye Genius: 

“This eye cream makes my under eyes feel hydrated and luxurious! I definitely see a difference and improvement in my fine lines and wrinkles around my eye area and will definitely be purchasing more.”
– Megan, a COSMEDIX customer

“This is the best eye treatment for day time! I like to use this in the morning, and then my beloved Opti Crystal at night. This is super hydrating and it instantly absorbs and brightens. Makeup wears perfectly over it. A must.”
– Katie, a COSMEDIX customer

PRO TIP: Eye Genius is perfect for daytime use! Use alone for an instant hydrating pick-me-up, or under makeup as a smooth base for concealer.

Can’t wait to get your hands on Eye Genius? You’re in luck! Get it free with orders over $100 this weekend only—use code EYEGENIUS at checkout.

Meet Kasey Boone of Glow Skincare

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Although National Aesthetician Day has come and gone, we’re continuing the celebration by shining light on skincare professionals that help guide us through the journey to achieving the complexion of our dreams. The skincare journey is often marked with many highs and lows, ineffective products, painful treatments and a dip in our bank accounts…but, why should it? Aestheticians are there to help customize our regimens with high-performance products, perform gentle, yet impactful treatments and provide emotional support as skin begins to transform. In short, they’re your skin’s best friend.

Located in the heart of Los Angeles’ Toluca Lake neighborhood is a one-stop-shop for all your skincare needs—Glow Skincare. With services ranging from collagen facials to microdermabrasion, this salon is equipped with the finest professionals to help target common skin concerns, like acne, hyperpigmentation, fine lines & wrinkles, sun spots, dull skin and enlarged pores. Whether you’re a teen looking to tackle an onslaught of pesky blemishes or a male looking to deep cleanse your beard, Glow is the place for you. The team is small, but mighty, with a perfect blend of talents, passions and specialties to kickstart your skin-transformation journey.

kasey boone glow skincare

The woman behind the spa is dancer-turned-esthetician, Kasey Boone, who has been treating clients for 8 years as Glow’s owner and Head Aesthetician. A self-proclaimed beauty lover and lover of all things skincare, Kasey has built an expansive client list across the greater Los Angeles area, specializing in hydrodermabrasion, peels, customized facials and organic spray tans.

A few of their top services include:

Blueberry Smoothie: It’s as good as it sounds! This treatment works to soften rough, uneven skin tones for a balanced complexion and dramatically smoother texture. If you struggle with acne or texture, this is the treatment for you!

Pomegranate Peel: Don’t let the word ‘peel’ intimidate you. This gentle antioxidant exfoliating treatment is the perfect pick-me-up for all skin types and conditions, as it leaves behind a radiant, renewed and glowing complexion.

Timeless Peel: We may not be able to turn back the hands on the clock, but this peel makes us look that way! Instantly stimulate collagen, elastin production and cell turnover to visible reduce signs of aging and pigmentation with this gentle peel. It produces powerful results that may include mild to moderate flaking, depending on your skin condition.

Kasey’s Favorites 

Opti Crystal | Liquid Crystal Eye Serum 

“Opti Crystal is an under eye game changer! I have struggled with under eye darkness and fines lines (thanks, genetics) my whole life and Opti Crystal is THE BEST product I have ever used. Not only is this product beautiful, but it gives you results immediately with its amazing liquid crystal technology and it’s going to work long term for you as well. I’m addicted to this product and so is my family, and best of all my clients!”

Serum 16 | Rapid Renewal Serum 

“First off, in my opinion everyone needs to be on a retinol. Retinol has so many benefits—it gently resurfaces the skin which helps with fine lines, brightness, firming and even acne! I love Serum 16 because even though it is exfoliating, this serum will also rehydrate the skin. I can’t live without it!”

Bio-Shape| Firming Face Mask 

“Bio-Shape is my new favorite mask. Its seriously magical. I LOVE to sleep in a thin layer of this mask 1-2 times a week. I wake up smooth and firm—no joke all of my little fine lines have been filled in—it’s crazy. I love this mask for its immediate results but also its long-term firming. This mask is also a great hydrator without clogging your pores. Perfect pre-event mask for that extra plump and glow.”

To jumpstart your skincare journey, visit Kasey Boone at Glow Skincare at