A molecule is considered chiral (ki-rhul) if it differs from its mirror image. The easiest way to visualise this is to do the following:

Hold out your hands (palms up or down). You will see that they are mirror images of each other. Next, place your right hand on top of your left hand. You will see their major features do not line up, and no matter how you try, they can’t line up (therefore non-superimposable). However, your left and right hands are made of the same anatomical structures (fingers, joints, etc.) in a mirrored configuration.

This means your hands are chiral. We call a molecule achiral if it does not differ from its mirror image (therefore superimposable). Examples of something achiral are the letters “A”, “O”, “M” or “T”. Its original version does not differ from its mirrored version, and when placed on top of each other, their major features line up perfectly.


Many essential nutrients are chiral; that is, they come in a right-handed and left- handed form. Our bodies only accept one side; the other hangs around in its free form and causes irritation and damage to the skin. “Chirally correct” products only include the side of a chiral molecule that is accepted by our bodies. When man synthesises molecules, they always form in pairs that are mirror images of each other. So, like your left and right hand, these mirror-image molecules contain all the same parts but are not identical. Each mirror image of the molecule is given a prefix to its chemical name – either d or l.

Chirally correct skin care contains ingredients that have been tested to ensure that they only contain the active molecule (out of the mirror-image pair) that the human body can use. The molecules are sorted so that the inactive molecule is filtered out.

There is an overabundance of unnecessary chemical additives, fillers, and other harsh ingredients in other skincare lines. This new advancement in technology allows us to raise the standard on expectations from your skincare line. The Xcell Skincare range provides you with ingredients and products that do the job with the best results possible by working with your skin and body!

Thus, with the chirally correct technology, immediate results can be expected and will continue over time.