Aldo Celeste, creator and founder of the Colorado-based line Sciote Skin, calls his brand "a reflection of my own journey of self-realization." His journey is evidenced in the name he chose, since "Sciote" is Latin for "Know thyself." A 20-year veteran of the beauty industry, Aldo has worked with renowned experts such as Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier and Vincent Longo, and has educated for prestigious product lines that include Chanel and Stila. Where he once simply followed beauty trends, his growing knowledge of skin care led him to believe in the importance of understanding the ingredients we are putting on our skin. He channeled his knowledge and experience into developing his own line of organic skin care products that are pure, non-toxic and effective.
Sciote adheres to a principle of balancing nature and science. Products that contain the purest essential oils and botanical ingredients are empowered by the latest in skin care science and technology. Ingredients are listed with both their scientific and common names so that consumers can make informed decisions about using them. Sciote pledges to leave out "harmful sulphates, thalates, parabens, dyes, toxic and harmful chemicals or artificial perfumes," and uses recyclable, air-less packaging for all their products in keeping with their eco-friendly, green philosophy.
Sciote was added to the Truth In Aging shop in February 2014, and has received enthusiastic feedback from our community. Read about some of the favorite Sciote products carried by TIA.
Sciote Omni Phyto-Cell Serum ($130 in the shop) is a multi-tasking formula that tackles fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, dryness and uneven skin tone. Matrixyl 3000, Resistem and peptides work together to promote collagen production and repair existing skin damage, leaving skin hydrated, firmer and more even-toned.
TIA Community Reviewer Lori raved "And the results — oh, the results! IMMEDIATE plumping of the skin resulting in a smoother surface, sound familiar? A product that does exactly what it claims!" Read her full review.
Sciote Peptide+Defense Firming Youth Serum ($105 in the shop) reduces fine lines and wrinkles by plumping and smoothing skin's surface, as well as stimulating collagen production to repair damaged tissue and lift sagging skin. Its potent formula contains a proprietary blend of amino acids, hyaluronic acid, vitamin A and Matrixyl 3000.
TIA Community Member Melissa said "My skin has changed drastically since I started using these products on a regular basis. The Super Moist is another Sciote product I can not live without!"
Sciote Illume Brightening Serum ($95 in the shop) promotes cell turnover and reduces hyperpigmentation and age spots with a potent formula that contains 5% kojic acid, 3% glycolic acid and 1% salicylic acid. Hyaluronic acid hydrates the skin, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
TIA Community Reviewer Francine reported, "When four people in a two week period went out of their way to say how healthy and great I looked, I knew I had a keeper." Read her full review.
Sciote Super Moist Hyaluronic Serum ($75 in the shop) is a deeply hydrating and plumping formula that smooths skin with 50% hyaluronic acid and MSM (the purest form of sulfur). Fine lines and wrinkles are reduced and skin is left radiant.
TIA Community Reviewer Judy said "I've gone from raisin to grape! It honestly does feel like I'm giving my face a well-earned drink." Read her full review.
Sciote Omni Phyto-Cell Face Crème ($110 in the shop) works to relax and repair deep wrinkles while encouraging the production of new collagen. Active ingredients such as Matrixyl 3000, retinol, glycolic acid and hyaluronic acid leave skin looking smoother, lifted and more even-toned.
TIA Community Reviewer Kelly said "The nasolabial crease looks plumped like when air pushes out the crease in a pool float and it is slightly lifted. This is great news because I really wanted to love this product for the amazing ingredients it contains." Read her full review.
Sciote Peptide+Defense Firming Youth Crème ($90 in the shop) increases moisture retention and diminishes fine lines and wrinkles with squalene and hyaluronic acid. Ingredients including glycolic acid (5%), bee propolis, royal jelly and peptides improve elasticity and even skin tone.
TIA Community Reviewer Phyllis raved "After less than a week of use, I swear I could see that the skin on my face was plumper and healthier. Dare I say it actually... GLOWED?!" Read her full review.
Sciote Peptide+Defense Firming Day Crème ($80 in the shop) contains a peptide complex that helps to promote elasticity and firmness. Hyaluronic acid, non-comedogenic jojoba oil and other botanical actives provide deep moisturization, helping to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by plumping and smoothing skin's surface.
TIA Community Reviewer Kimberly declared "I have to say that my expectations for this product were met and exceeded. I began to notice increased tone and overall plumpness to my face, and it also began to help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles after about one month's use — even my neck seemed to look better." Read her full review.
Sciote Illume Brightening Crème ($85 in the shop) contains potent concentrations of glycolic acid (5%) and kojic acid (3%) to reduce dark spots and hyperpigmentation and restore skin's radiance and clarity. Hyaluronic acid deeply hydrates and rejuvenates tired skin.
TIA Community Member Dorie said "Not only is the scent so appealing but I also feel that it has really helped my dry skin and age spots."
Exfoliant + Mask
Sciote Antioxidant Scrub & Masque ($50 in the shop) is an antioxidant-rich, 2-in-1 treatment that helps reduce hyperpigmentation, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. It neutralizes free radicals with exfoliating glycolic acid (5%) and lactic acid (2%), coenzyme Q10; improves skin texture with Sciote's peptide complex; and draws out impurities with kaolin clay.
TIA Community Reviewer Stacey raved "So, does it work? 100% yes! My skin has never looked or felt better. Not only am I glowing, but my skin is softer and I am starting to see my fine lines reducing. This is one of the best products I have ever tried." Read her full review.
Sciote Peptide+Defense Firming Eye Crème ($65 in the shop) soothes and hydrates the skin using aloe instead of water. Antioxidants, humectants, peptides and fruit acids revitalize skin and diminish the appearance of fines lines and wrinkles.
TIA Community Member Joan says "The smell is to die for and my skin glistens after using. I receive repeated compliments from those around me on how young and fresh the product has made my skin and I LOVE it!"
Sciote Vitamin C Eye Treatment ($65) contains 5% vitamin C, a hydrating peptide complex and soothing cucumber to reduce puffiness and dark circles. This gentle but effective formula firms, hydrates and revitalizes the eye area.
TIA Community Reviewer Cindy reported "The puffy bags are still there, but much diminished, and the once (creepy) crepey skin under my eyes is plump and youthful looking. I've had several comments on my skin lately, and although it's only my eye area that's been treated differently, my whole face looks brighter and healthier." Read her full review.