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Our OmniSome™ delivery system makes our retinol formulations more powerful than ever.

how delivery systems change skincare effectiveness

The next generation of ingredient delivery

Delivery systems are how key ingredients in your products are distributed into your skin. Advanced delivery systems can dramatically change how effective your product is, keeping ingredients inside protected from damage and even minimizing any side effects you may experience.

Traditional delivery systems
Conventional skincare delivery systems encapsulate the ingredients and essentially open on contact with the skin. This results in a large deposit of the product on the surface layers of the skin and relying on the skin to absorb as much of the product as it can on its own.

Next generation OmniSome™ delivery technology
Having been used in pharmaceuticals for decades, PCA SKIN® took the OmniSome™ delivery system and used it to make skincare formulations more powerful than ever. The OmniSome™ delivery system encapsulates the formulas fragile ingredients in layers, like an onion. Instead of the encapsulation being broken on contact with the skin, an initial deposit is made when applied, opening up that first large layer. As the product absorbs into the skin, the OmniSome™ carries the inner layers deeper into the skin, gradually breaking apart and releasing the ingredients. The result is a large initial deposit in the first two hours and time-released deposits over the next eight hours, allowing one application of product to last ten hours. Major benefits of this advanced delivery system include reduced irritation since most of the product is not sitting on the surface layers of skin. Less irritation means more frequent use of the product and more powerful results.

PCA SKIN offers three unique retinol formulations with this next generation delivery technology: Intensive Age Refining Treatment®: 0.5% pure retinol night, Intensive Clarity Treatment®: 0.5% pure retinol night and Intensive Brightening: 0.5% pure retinol night. In addition to the advanced delivery technology, each retinol is formulated for a specific skin concern — aging, acne or discoloration — by pairing retinol with additional ingredients that target these unique concerns.