Clarifying Peptide, Salicylic + Mandelic Acid, Tea Tree Oil – A purifying cleanser that draws out impurities, promotes rapid correction of imperfections and addresses signs of aging with a blend of exfoliating salicylic and mandelic acids and a unique pore-cleansing peptide.
– 2 Peptides including a Clearing Peptide and Preservative Peptide improve skin clarity and reduce redness and irritation through antimicrobial properties. Clearing Peptide works synergistically with salicylic acid to effectively target mild to moderate acne and improve skin complexion.
– 0.5% Salicylic acid and Mandelic acid deliver antioxidant, anti-bacterial and antiseptic benefits to the skin by promoting skin cell turnover and the softening and exfoliation of dead skin. Beneficial to dry and damaged skin and helps to reduce dry patches and flaking and restoring suppleness.
– Antioxidant-rich boswellia, chamomile and honey soothe and protect skin from over-dryness and irritation. Skin appears brighter and feels more evenly hydrated and refreshed.
– Tea tree oil, derived from the leaves of the Melaleuca tree, provides broad spectrum antimicrobial activity to reduce acne breakout and irritation.
– Bentonite, a superb mineral-rich clay derived from volcanic ash deposits in marine environments, draws out skin impurities and toxins as well as absorbs excess sebum and oil to prevent pore clogging. Transforms this product into a cleanser and mask in one!
– Artificial Fragrance
HOW TO USE:
With damp hands apply a small amount to dry skin and gently massage using circular motions for 30 to 60 seconds. Rinse and pat dry. Use AM & PM. PRO TIP: As a mask treatment, apply thin layer to entire face for 7-10 minutes with gently massaging of skin.
Water, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Kaolin, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Glycerin, PEG-150 Distearate, Decyl Glucoside, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Salicylic Acid, Menthyl Lactate, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate (Raphanus Sativus Root Extract) (Peptide Preservative), Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Xanthan Gum, Bentonite (Cl77004), Mandelic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Butylene Glycol, Yeast Polysaccharides, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Honey (Mel) Extract, Boswellia Serrata Extract, Oligopeptide-10 (Clearing Peptide), Limonene
Research and Results
KEY INGREDIENT SUMMARY:
Mandelic Acid is a naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acid(AHA) and pH adjuster found in almonds with antibacterial properties. Mandelic acid can be used as an astringent and exfoliator to remove dead skin and stimulate cell renewal. It is larger in size than other AHAs which allows it to penetrates dermis more slowly and uniformly, making it ideal for those with sensitive skin and pigmentation.
Salicylic Acid is a key ingredient to acne solutions due to its exfoliant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antiseptic properties. Because it is lipophilic, it can penetrate the skin more readily and successfully exfoliate dead cells deep through the epidermis and help remove excess oil built up in the poresan added hydration benefit to the skin by stiumlating barrier fortification with wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties.
Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil) is an extract derived from the leaves of the Tea Tree shown to provide broad spectrum antimicrobial properties, particularly active on acne-producing bacteria. Acts as an anti-inflammatory and topical anesthetic.
Oligopeptide-10 is a 15-unit synthetic peptide containing leucine, lysine, and phenylalanine. It has been shown to act as a broad anti-microbial peptide by binding to gram-positive bacterium LTA (lipotechoic acid) and is particularly effective against Propionibacterium acnes (i.e. the “p-acne” bacterium linked to the skin condition acne). Oligopeptide-10 is highly synergistic with salicylic acid and thus can be very effective at clearing the skin and reducing comedones, irritation, pustules, and papules.
Bentonite is derived from volcanic ash deposits in marine environments. Bentonite is highly absorptive and works to bind and draw out impurities and toxins from the body. This mineral-rich clay also absorbs excess oil, reduces shine and provides soothing and healing benefits.