INTELLIGENT ELIXIRS TAKES A THOUGHTFUL APPROACH TO SKINCARE PRODUCTS, WITH HYDRATING SERUMS, MOISTURIZERS AND SUNSCREENS.
Intelligent Elixirs makes professional-grade products accessible to everyone. PHOTO COURTESY OF INTELLIGENT ELIXIRS
IN 2017, CAT TATMAN AND MARY BUTLER co-founded Colorado-based Intelligent Elixirs (ieskincare.com), a skincare line that features clean, cruelty-free products that promise to “nourish and foster healthy, youthful skin.” The two have a combined 36 years of industry experience in skincare development, working with brands like Glo Therapeutics, Kinerase, Cellex-C and Jane Iredale. After years in the business, they were inspired to create their own line of products clinically proven to improve and protect the health of the skin.
“There are many products in the market; however, the number-one product that everyone needs is a topical vitamin C serum,” Butler says. The innovative brand’s bestselling 15% vitamin C anti-aging serum has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties to protect and support healthy, glowing skin.
Given Colorado’s high altitude and abundant sunshine, they advise wearing a broad-spectrum SPF, like Intelligent Elixirs’ tinted SPF 30, which provides protection from UV rays while reducing the appearance of fine lines. The brand’s signature product, ultrarestorative moisturizer, incorporates a combination of vitamin E and extracts designed to repair the skin—all in a luxurious, skin-softening formulation.
Intelligent Elixirs products are free of toxic ingredients, including GMOs, artificial fragrances, parabens and artificial dyes. “We were very thorough and methodical in selecting ingredients that have therapeutic benefits,” Tatman says. “Our products are ‘intelligent’ because we formulate with pharmaceutical-grade ingredients that have clinical data to support the benefits to the skin.”