What makes our Cleanser refresh, cleanse and calm your skin?
Aloe Vera is a plant that has been used for thousands of years in skin care. It contains over 200 active properties, including amino acids, antioxidants and vitamins. It's soothing, cooling and moisturizing which makes it great for sensitive skin types. Aloe vera is also known to be anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant as well as an anti-microbial agent; making it perfect for sensitive, acne-prone skin. The Purify & Comfort Face Cleanser is a water-less formula, with aloe vera being the base (the formula contains 80% aloe vera), which means it not only provides a beautiful smooth texture (it feels light but nourishing), but the properties themselves make the formula very gentle and effective.
AHA Glycolic Acid & BHA Salicylic Acid
There are several acids that can be used in skincare products, but two of the most popular and effective are alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) and beta hydroxy acid (BHA).
🖤 AHA's help to treat and prevent recurring acne. Acne pimples occur when your pores are clogged with a combination of dead skin cells, oil (sebum), and especially bacteria. Exfoliating with AHAs can help loosen and remove the clog and remove acne causing bacteria. Continued use may also prevent future clogs from forming. AHAs may also reduce the size of enlarged pores, which are commonly seen in acne-prone skin. Skin cell turnover from exfoliating glycolic and lactic acids can even reduce acne scars. Citric and mandelic acids, help to soothe inflamed skin.
🖤 BHA is water-soluble, which means it can penetrate deeper into pores than the other types of acids typically found in skincare products. It also stimulates cell turnover while regulating inflammation - making it ideal for treating breakouts, blackheads, clogged pores and other issues related to excess sebum production on your face or body.
Botanical Amino Acids
Botanical amino acids are a naturally derived ingredient that helps to hydrate and soothe the skin. It also helps to maintain the skin's natural barrier function.
Vitamin C is also known as L-ascorbic acid, and it naturally occurs in many foods like red bell peppers and citrus fruits. It reduces fine lines and wrinkles by promoting collagen production, which keeps your skin firm and smooth. Vitamin C also works to reduce hyperpigmentation (dark spots or discoloration on your skin) by lightening dark areas of the face. It also helps to strengthen the skin’s barrier function, so it's more resistant to irritation and visible signs of aging.
Pomegranate enzyme is an exfoliant that helps to remove dead skin cells, impurities and excess oil. It is a naturally derived exfoliant, making it suitable for sensitive skin types.
Moonstone is known as the “stone of new beginnings” as it can help you move on from the past, and make positive changes in your life. The word moonstone comes from its shimmering reflection that resembles moonlight on water. These crystals are also known to help balance emotions by reducing stress or anxiety that may cause breakouts on your face.
This formula is 100% fragrance-free as we know our customers want their skin care products to be as pure and gentle as possible. It is also free of parabens, sulfates and other harsh chemicals that can leave your skin feeling irritated, dry or tight after use.
Optimal pH balance
Did you know that your skin’s pH is an important part of its health? The pH balance (or acidity) of your skin can have a major impact on how your skin looks and feels, from preventing acne and irritation to soothing dryness and redness. Our cleanser has a pH of 5.6 which respects the skin’s natural moisture barrier.
We hope this post has helped answer some of your questions about our Purify & Comfort Face Cleanser. If you want to find out more about the product, or if there’s anything else we can help with, please do get in touch with us! Shop and learn more about this cleanser here.