Active ingredients in your prescription are determined by your dermatology provider on a person-by-person basis. Commonly used ingredients include:
- Azelaic acid
- Tretinoin (strength prescribed by dermatology provider)
- Vitamin C (magnesium ascorbyl phosphate)
- Zinc Pyrithione
Want to know more? Check out an in-depth overview of our active ingredients (and what they do) on our main site.
Our base (inactive) ingredients have been specifically formulated to work well with our active ingredients and to be non-pore-clogging. Our mixes have a pH of approximately 4-5 (although the pH varies by formulation), and are free of any added fragrances. Curology formulas are cruelty-free and are never tested on animals.
Inactive ingredients (all formulas except those with vitamin C):
Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, C13-14 isoparaffin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, water, laureth-7, maltodextrin, phenoxyethanol, polyacrylamide, tocopheryl acetate, triethylene glycol.
Inactive ingredients (formulas with vitamin C):
Water, petrolatum, propylene glycol, cetearyl alcohol, sorbitol, ceteareth-20, simethicone, glyceryl stearate, PEG-30 stearate, sorbic acid.
The Cleanser & Moisturizer:
Our dermatologists designed both the cleanser and moisturizer to be simple and non-clogging — they has everything you need, and nothing extra.
Our cleanser will leave your face feeling fresh, clean, and ready for the next step. The combination of plant sugars creates a unique barrier effect that locks moisture into skin, keeping you naturally hydrated. Plus, your skin may look calmer or less irritated, thanks to a soothing, anti-inflammatory oat extract. It has a pH of 5.5-6.5 and is gluten-free, paraben-free, oil-free and fragrance-free. It also does not contain salicylic acid. The full ingredients are listed below:
Water, Acrylates Copolymer, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Xylitylglucoside, Propanediol, Coco-glucoside, Anhydroxylitol, Stearic Acid, 1,2-hexanediol, Xylitol, Panthenol, Coconut Alcohol, Citric Acid, Peg-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Chloride, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Disodium Edta, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Avena Sativa (Oat) Leaf Extract
Your skin will feel soft and hydrated right after you apply our moisturizer, but there are long-term benefits too! One of the key ingredients is hyaluronic acid, which helps skin retain moisture over time. We wanted this moisturizer to be for day and night, so we left out the SPF. You’ll want to layer a sunscreen over the moisturizer in the daytime. It has a pH of 4.8-5.8 and is gluten-free, paraben-free, oil-free and fragrance-free. The full ingredients are listed below:
Water, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Propanediol, Polysilicone-11, Cetearyl Olivate, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-hexanediol, Sodium Acrylate/sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Sorbitan Olivate, Polyisobutene, Carbomer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Citric Acid, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Disodium Edta, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dimethiconol, Caprylyl/capryl Glucoside, Decyl Glucoside