Defy

Defy

Triple Hydroxy Acid
Age-Defying Treatment

$72.00

Stimulate & Renew

A rich but gentle resurfacing treatment that exfoliates while hydrating the skin. Great for sensitive skin types. Provides gentle exfoliation for a smoother, softer appearance.

  • Benefits
  • Application
  • Ingredients

Benefits

A combination of science and botanical ingredients help firm skin and smooth lines and wrinkles.

Conditioning moisturizers help attract and retain vital moisture in the skin.

Helps to even skin tone by reducing the look of acne scars, dark spots and hyper-pigmentation.

Free radical-fighting antioxidants defend skin from environmental stress that can cause inflammation and damage to collagen and elastin.

Acne is caused when oil, hair and dead skin cells clog pores. Ingredients such as Salicylic Acid and AGP Complex help stimulate cell turnover to curb breakouts.

Improved texture and proper product absorption is due to exfoliation. When the surface layer of the skin is removed, fresh skin is revealed and can absorb active ingredients easier.

For those with severe gluten sensitivities or Dermatitis Herpetiformis, rest assured this product is gluten free.

Application

Night

Apply a small amount to freshly cleansed and toned skin 2-4 times weekly as part of your nightly regimen. Use as tolerated. Follow with a moisturizer if further hydration is needed.

Day

We do not recommend this product for use in the AM as it may cause skin sensitivity to sun exposure.

Apply Defy daily as an exfoliating night cream to prep the skin for our retinol serums like Serum 16 or Define.

Ingredients

All Ingredients

Key Ingredients
Chirally Correct L-Lactic Acid, L-Malic Acid and L-Tartaric Acid I Gently exfoliate for a smoother, softer appearance
Aloe Vera and Chirally Correct L-Bisabolol I Help calm and soothe the skin while visibly revealing a smoother appearance
Olive Oil I Hydrates, soothes and nourishes

Aqua (Water), Lactic Acid (L), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Benzyl Alcohol, Albumen, Tartaric Acid (L), Malic Acid (L), Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (D-alpha), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Bisabolol (L-alpha), Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil, Allantoin, Alcohol, Fullerenes, Lecithin

COMPLETE YOUR ROUTINE

Cleanse

1

Benefit Clean

Gentle Cleanser

$39.00

Treat

2

Defy

Triple Hydroxy Acid
Age-Defying Treatment

$72.00

Balance

3

Benefit Balance

Antioxidant Infused Toning Mist

$38.00
  • Reviews
  • Q&A

Reviews

Defy is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great non-retinol option Defy is an amazing retinol-free option! I love that I can use it when not pregnant, when pregnant, while breast-feeding. It is so nice to be able to depend on this product to gently exfoliate my skin, lighten my spots and keep my blackheads away all while baking my buns! I used to hate having to change my entire skincare regime just because I was expecting. Not anymore! Love this product, light weight, still hydrating, goes on smooth, and just a little bit is needed! I love to layer this with the phytoclear to keep the breakouts at bay. Wake up in the morning looking great and feeling smooth!
Date published: 2013-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth and Soft Within the first few days of using this product, I could tell that it was drawing out all the oil and impurities hidden deep within my pores. My skin care technician warned me that using this product would cause some mild skin irritation and bumps for the initial week or so, only for the bumpy skin to be replaced by smoother, softer, and clearer skin than before. For about a week, I had small, white little bumps all over my face, especially around my oily t-zone. . After about 2 weeks, these bumps disappeared and my skin was left feeling so much smoother and softer than before using this product. Great alternative for those with skin too sensitive for retinols and other Vitamin A treatments.
Date published: 2013-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best spot fader Had a perfectly round sunspot on my collar bone that was terribly unsightly, I used defy for 3wks virtually diminished it! All that is left is a faint arc on the superior rim!! I suspect another few weeks and it will be all clear!!!
Date published: 2011-05-24
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Q&A

Please advise what results I could get if I use Defy every other evening and use Serum 16 on the other evenings? I use Radiance in the am. Looking to brighten face and alleviate age spots.

Asked by: pdxtaylormary
You will get brighter glowing skin.
Answered by: CosMedix
Date published: 2016-09-29

I know the AHA's are safe to use in pregnancy. Are the remaining ingredients in this product safe to use while pregnant. I use define all the time and love it!! I'm looking for an exfoliater to use? Thanks

Asked by: Anonymous
First of all, congratulations! Defy (not Define) is overall safe to use during pregnancy as it has AHA's, but no retinol (Define has 2% retinol and is not for use during pregnancy or lactation) For an exfoliant, we recommend Pure Enzymes as it is fruit enzymes and AHA's and safe for pregnancy and lactation. As every pregnancy varies, CosMedix always recommends consultation with your physician before using any of our products. Again, congratulations!
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2016-07-20

How do you use this product? Do I rinse it off? Is it a true exfoliation? Thank you

Asked by: Anonymous
Recommended use for Defy is to apply either morning or night, after serums and before moisturizer/SPF. You do not rinse off this product. It is left on and the Alpha Hydroxy Acids (L-Lactic, L-Malic & L-Tartaric) help to gently exfoliate and resurface the skin. If using in the morning, be sure to follow with an adequate SPF of 17 or higher.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2016-07-20

Will this product work with refine? If not why?

Asked by: Anonymous
Defy can work with Refine. Defy is an AHA exfoliating cream and when added to a regimen that includes Refine, it will help add a great boost. You would either layer Defy on first and follow with Refine or alternate using each every other night. Be sure to start 1-3x/week in doing so and if no adverse reactions occur with your skin (sensitivity, redness or excessive dryness), increase to daily.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2016-07-20

Is this safe to use while pregnant? I want a resurfacing treatment, previous used this, but would like to use the next step up.

Asked by: Anonymous
As I understand your question, you have used this previously? Defy is safe to use while pregnant/breastfeeding but CosMedix always recommends that you check with your personal physician regarding the topical application of product. The next step up is Define, which is the same but with 2% encapsulated retinol. That is not approved for use while pregnant/breastfeeding.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2016-07-20

How often do you recommend I use this product? I have sensitive skin that is prone to breakouts, with clogged pores/blackheads and oily skin around the t-zone, but that also dries out easily. Thank you.

Asked by: Anonymous
You can use this product daily, but start with using every other night. If after a week you do not see any sensitivity, increase to daily. The combination of Alpha Hydroxy Acids in Defy will help to gently exfoliate your skin and in turn will assist in clearing up both the congestion and acne yet still keep it hydrated.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2016-07-20

Will this product work with define? If not why?

Asked by: Anonymous
Someone who is on Retin-A could use Defy, which has no Retinol. It could be used 2-3 times a night, depending on sensitivity. Both Defy and Define have an Alpha Hydroxy Acid base, but Define has an additional 2% proprietary retinol complex. You could start with Defy and work your way into using Define for more anti-aging benefits.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2016-07-20

I use Defy every other night along with Clear products. What other nighttime product can I use to help with aging, age spots and light acne (the acne products have helped alot, still some congestion on chin). Something for atlernative nights. I"m 43. T...

I use Defy every other night along with Clear products. What other nighttime product can I use to help with aging, age spots and light acne (the acne products have helped alot, still some congestion on chin). Something for atlernative nights. I"m 43. Thanks.
Asked by: Anonymous
Lightning to brighten age spots can be used on alternative nights.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2016-07-20
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Defy
$72.00