Caffeine – reduces puffiness, in cellulite-treatment creams and eye creams.  Teamine Eye Complex by Revision.

Calendula – from blossom of the lime tree, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, skin-clearing, and soothing.  Skinceuticals, Immuderm.

Carthamus Tinctorius (see safflower seed oil)

Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide (botanical hyaluronic acid) – absorbs water to hydrate skin, if able to penetrate to the dermis may stimulate fibroblasts to make new collagen. iS Clinical Youth Eye Complex.

C Vitamin – antioxidant, stimulates collagen synthesis, anti-inflammatory, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, brightens discolored skin.  Skinceuticals, Revision (ultra-stable form THD Ascorbate – Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate.)  Dermalogica, Glytone, iS Clinical, Obagi.

Centelline (Centella Asiatica) – smooths and minimizes the appearance of scars. SkinMedica Scar Recovery Gel, iS Clinical.

Ceramides – strengthen and repair the skin’s barrier, improves hydration of the skin. In Nectifirm by Revision.  TNS Ceramides by SkinMedica.

Chamomile Flower Extract (Chamomilla Recutita) – antioxidant, anti-irritant, anti-viral, photo-protective.  iS Clinical, SkinMD Natural Shielding Lotion.

Chronoline – (Caprooyl Tetrapeptide-3) – a peptide that activates skin repair and reduces appearance of wrinkles.  Glytone.

Chrysin Hydroxysuccinimide – from the blue passion flower.  Solubilizes iron deposits under the skin, and helps eliminate pigmented bilirubin.  In Teamine Concealer by Revision.

Creatine – an amino acid metabolite, helps maintain cell energy.  Neocutis.

Crithium Maritimum Extract – activates retinoid – vitamin A – receptors but without the inflammation of a regular retinoid.

Coconut oil – emollient/moisturizer, antibacterial, antifungal.

Copper PCA – astringent, hydrating, inhibits melanin synthesis, anti-microbial, and antioxidant.  Promotes growth of collagen and elastin, reduces fine wrinkles, prevents hyperpigmentation.  Revision.

Copper Peptides – Promotes new vascularization, formation of new collagen, elastin, and glycosaminoglycans in skin to tissue repair and rejuvenation.  In Neova.

Copper Tripeptide HGF Growth Factor – antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, for wound healing and promotion of healthy collagen formation. iS Clinical.

Cotton Seed oil (Gossypium Herbaceum) – anti-viral, and anti-tumor.

Cucumber – anti-inflammatory, soothes and calms redness, burning, itch, and irritation in the skin, and brightens skin tone.  In SkinCeuticals, Revision, Immuderm.

Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract – Cantalope, contains the precursors for vitamin A, B, and C synthesis, and photoprotective.

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