This Purifying Facial Cleanser is a face wash for anti-acne. Get the unblemished skin of your dreams! A natural purifying, foaming cleanser specifically designed not just for acne but for oil prone skin and open pores. Gently cleans and lifts away impurities without stripping the skin of its natural oils. If you use harsh drying cleansers that strip away the oils, your skin overcompensates by making more oil, thus making more spots! Vegan friendly.
You probably know that most commercial cleansers contain harsh surfactants or emulsifiers – which is pretty much the same from a chemical point of view. Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and soap strip the natural lipid layer from the skin’s surface and destroy its protective barrier. In other words, they are simply too harsh for sensitive skin types like acne skin. Our cleanser contains a ‘green’ surfacant (foaming agent) which is so gentle it is suitable for babies.
This is part of our trio of blemish treatment products. We recommend you use this with our Treatment Gel and Purifying Toner for best results. This trio has special properties that help to unclog the ‘cement’ that blocks pores thus causing blemishes. Everyone who has tried this regime is happily surprised with the great results!
Witch hazel to soothe inflammation, gently heal spots and protect the skin. Reduces the amount of contaminants that enter pores and, consequently, the amount and severity of blemishes. Also, because astringents remove excess oil, regular use of witch hazel may further prevent blemishes, especially black heads which result from dried sebum build-up in pores.
Tea tree for its antibacterial properties. Prone to blemishes, blackheads and oily skin? Tea tree is nature’s alternative to harsh ingredients, with Community Trade organic tea tree oil, clinically proven to give clearer skin from one week. The range also uses willow bark extract which is the single most effective pore unclogger! . So say goodbye to shine and hello to clear skin!
Decyl glucoside (a mild plant derived surfactant) to gently cleanse. Biodegradable also and so gentle it is used in baby washes and shampoos.
Cucumber extract to tone and cool.
1. One of the key properties of cucumber for acne is the cool soothing feeling it provides the skin. This helps to reduce red inflamed acne and is also effective if you have sun burn!
2. Cucumber has the same PH as the skin. It is also very toning and hydrating.
3. Cucumber also has skin tightening properties. It cleanses the skin removing impurities and dead skin cells and tightens the pores leaving them smaller and less likely to become clogged.
4. As well as an acne solution cucumber also acts as an anti-aging solution at the same time. The amino acids and minerals contained in cucumber help preserve skin by firming and regenerating it.
All these ingredients combined make a powerful, effective yet gentle cleanser that ‘does the job’!
Using 2 pumps, twice a day, will last 2 months.
Tip – watch your diet as well. To get one step closer to clearer skin, cut back on foods with a high glycemic index and dairy, suggests Diane Madfes, MD, a dermatologist and clinical instructor at Mount Sinai Medical Center. While these two types of food may not necessarily cause acne, studies show an association between them and breakouts. Load up on foods full of inflammation-fighting omega-3s instead.