Breakouts and sensitivities aren’t just irritating, they’re your skin’s way of asking for help. Powered by EltaMD’s patented AAComplex technology, this 3-step system is shown to visibly reduce redness and increase hydration in 24 hours after just one use, and help repair and strengthen damaged skin barrier. Dermatologist-tested and designed for sensitive and acne-prone skin, it's the skin care breakthrough you've been waiting for.
For your most radiant results, we recommend using all four steps daily, morning and night.
- Helps repair damage to the skin barrier— the outermost protective layer of the skin
- Calms irritated sensitive skin
- Visibly reduces redness in 24 hours after just one use
- Restores and retains hydration to keep skin supple
- Formulated for sensitive and acne-prone skin
Please recycle the container using our TerraCycle bin at the Spectrum Dermatology of Seattle clinic.
Use fingertips to gently apply over the face and neck after cleansing and toning skin, morning and evening. For optimal results, use with the entire Skin Recovery System.
Step 1. EltaMD Foaming Facial Cleanser – 2.7 fl oz
Pump a moderate amount of cleanser to damp skin. Massage-in gently and evenly to moistened face and neck. Allow 30 seconds for the cleanser to foam. Once the cleanser has foamed, rinse off well with lukewarm water. If cleanser does not foam after 30 seconds, rinse and repeat to ensure thorough cleansing. Gently pat skin dry with a soft towel.
Step 2. EltaMD Skin Recovery Essence Toner - 7.3 fl oz
Apply with a cotton pad or with your hands to gently press into skin. Use morning and night after cleanser.
Step 3. EltaMD Skin Recovery Serum - 1.0 fl oz
Use fingertips to gently apply over the face and neck after cleansing and toning skin, morning and evening. For optimal results, use with the entire Skin Recovery System
Step 4. EltaMD Skin Recovery Light Moisturizer - 1.7 fl oz
Apply EltaMD Skin Recovery Light Moisturizer over face and neck after serum. For optimal results, use with the entire Skin Recovery System
Skin Recovery Essence Toner
- Malachite Extract: A mineral-rich copper complex that boosts cellular defenses while offering protection and detoxifying benefits. It’s also what gives the Skin Recovery Essence Toner its natural pale blue color.
- Hydroxyacetophenone: An antioxidant and skin-soothing ingredient derived from nature.
- Biosaccharide Gum-1: Distinguished for its multi-performance benefits which improve overall skin well-being.
Skin Recovery Serum
- Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract (aka Cica or Tigergrass Extract): A plant extract that improves skin barrier function.
- Tocopherol: An antioxidant that reduces free radicals to help diminish the signs of aging.
- Sodium Hyaluronate: A more easily absorbed version of Hyaluronic Acid. It retains moisture and improves skin feel and suppleness.
- Panthenol (Vitamin B5): An exceptional skin-conditioning agent that provides anti-inflammatory effects and soothes irritated, sensitive skin.
Skin Recovery Light Moisturizer
- Squalane: A naturally occurring lipid derived from olives which protects against moisture loss.
- Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract: A natural extract that visibly improves elasticity and nurtures rough and dehydrated skin.
- Tocopherol & Tocopheryl Acetate: Antioxidants that reduce free radicals and help diminish signs of aging.
- Sea Water: Marine water sourced from France, naturally rich in minerals which help maintain hydration and mitigate the effects of pollution.
- Sodium Hyaluronate: A more easily absorbed version of Hyaluronic Acid. It retains moisture and improves skin feel and suppleness
AAComplex: Every product in the system is formulated with our patented combination of three amino acids, which is shown to help repair the skin barrier, visibly reduce redness, and increase hydration in 24 hours.
EltaMD Foaming Facial Cleanser:
- Bromelain: Enzymes found in pineapples that work as an anti-inflammatory and reduces inflammation. Adds the foaming feature, leaving skin silky smooth
EltaMD Skin Recovery Essence Toner:
- A refreshing alcohol-free toner that helps detox skin while keeping it hydrated.
- Contains malachite extract which removes impurities, protects against aggressors, and gives this dye-free toner
its natural pale blue color.
- Delivers essential nutrients and improves the skin's ability to absorb and retain moisture
EltaMD Skin Recovery Serum:
- The most restorative product in the system, with twice the concentration of AAComplex*
- Contains Cica (Tigergrass extract) to calm inflammation and improve skin barrier function.
- Shown to visibly reduce redness in 24 hours after just one use.
EltaMD Skin Recovery Light Moisturizer:
- Soothing hydration that feels weightless on skin.
- Contains Squalane, a plant-derived ingredient that protects against moisture loss to keep skin supple.
- Non-greasy and effortlessly wearable.
EltaMD Skin Recovery Essence Toner Ingredients: Water, Propanediol, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Glycerin, Taurine, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Arginine, Citric Acid, Malachite Extract, Glycine.
EltaMD Skin Recovery Serum Ingredients: Water, Propanediol, Isododecane, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Polysilicone-11, Panthenol, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Taurine, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium, Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Arginine, Butylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Isohexadecane, Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Carboxyethyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Coco-Glucoside, Polysorbate 80, Decyl Glucoside, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Citric Acid, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Glycine, Sodium Hyaluronate.
EltaMD Skin Recovery LightMoisturizer Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Isododecane, Propanediol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Panthenol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Polysorbate 20, Sucrose Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Sea Water, Taurine, Xanthan Gum, Behenyl Behenate, Arginine, Tribehenin, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Sulfite, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycine.
EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 Ingredients: Active Ingredients: 9.0% Zinc oxide, 7.5% Octinoxate. Inactive Ingredients: Purified Water, Cyclomethicone, Niacinamide, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polyisobutene, PEG-7 Trimethylolpropane Coconut Ether, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lactic Acid, Oleth-3 Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Butylene Glycol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane.
Ingredients may change. Please refer to the actual product packaging for the most current information.
Note about allergens: Although all our products are formulated to avoid common allergens, allergies can occur to any new product used on your skin. We recommend that prior to using a new product, all users do a patch test with the product on a small spot on your arm or other inconspicuous area for a few days. If rash or irritation develops, discontinue use.