Skinceuticals Cell Cycle Catalyst

A lightweight, layerable serum that accelerates the skin’s surface renewal cycles and boosts anti-aging results.

SKIN TYPES: Dry, Normal, Oily, Combination

SKIN CONCERN: Aging, Wrinkles, Fine Lines, Dullness, Texture, Discoloration

Cell Cycle Catalyst is a daily use, layerable serum clinically proven to boost anti-aging results. Powered in part by a 7.7% multi-acid complex (alpha hydroxy and beta hydroxy acids) and 1% Taurine, Cell Cycle Catalyst is clinically tested to gently peel and enhance cellular turnover at the skin’s surface to smooth texture, improve the appearance of discoloration, and the look of visible lines. This anti-aging exfoliating serum helps maintain optimal hydration to support a healthy skin barrier.

Cell Cycle Catalyst is an optimal first step to boost the instant results of an anti-aging routine.

    • Promotes cell turnover
    • Improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, pores and blemishes
    • Visibly improves the appearance of fine lines, discoloration, and radiance
    • Leaves skin hydrated
    • Respects skin’s natural barrier
    • Well tolerated for daily usage into any AM/PM skincare routine
    • Tested on all skin tones
    • Fragrance-free, silicon-free, alcohol-free
  • TSA Approved 

Apply once a day, morning, or evening after cleansing. Apply 1/3 dropper with hands to a dry face.

If using in the morning, apply before a SkinCeuticals vitamin C antioxidant serum and before a sunscreen.

In the evening, apply before SkinCeuticals serums and moisturizers.

Depending on the content of your usual regimen (retinoids, other acids), should you feel any discomfort, space out the application of Cell Cycle Catalyst or switch usage of Cell Cycle Catalyst to the morning or to the night to avoid overapplication of active ingredients.


Provides a gentle multi-level peel to enhance cell turnover at skin's surface for visible improvement in texture and tone.

  • 2% Phytic Acid: Provides dual-action exfoliation and skin brightening effects. Helps inhibit the impact of skin aggressors that can cause dullness, promoting skin clarity and glow.
  • 1% Mandelic Acid: Exfoliates without causing inflammation and irritation.
  • .2% Salicylic Acid: Helps dissolve sebum and cellular debris in the pores. Improves the signs of discoloration and photodamage while helping to reduce the appearance of acne.
  • 2% Lactic Acid: Loosens and exfoliates dead skin cells to effectively promote cell turnover.
  • 2.5% Glycolic Acid: Facilitates skin’s natural exfoliation while eliminating dead skin cell buildup to improve the appearance of skin tone and texture.


  • 1% Taurine: a natural amino acid found in skin to help boost cellular energy and activate cell renewal cycles. It also helps to stimulate skin barrier renewal and maintain moisture in the skin.
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