Glycolic Facial Cleanser | By Bella Reina
Bella Brief: Create an antioxidant barrier for your skin with this delightful gentle cleanser. Cucumber soothes and calms, while coconut, sugar beets and the essential oils of Moroccan rose cleanse and hydrate. With aloe, green tea and chamomile, this cleanser is great for all skin types, even sensitive.
Directions:Turn washing your face into a facial! Massage a quarter-size amount gently onto a lightly damp face, and massage for 30-60 seconds. Rinse thoroughly. Use morning and night. Follow with appropriate toner, serum and moisturizer.
Product Ingredients:Organic Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice*, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate (Coconut Oil)*, Decyl Glucoside (plant sources)*, Sucrose Cocoate (sugar base)*, Cocomide MIPA, Glyceryl MonoStearate*, Chamomile Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract* (Chamomile), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract*, Camellia Sinensis (Japanese Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Emulsifying Wax NF*, Essential Oils of Cedar wood*, Rosewood, Sage, Myrrh, Palmarosa, Blue Cypress, Patchouli, Moroccan Rose, German Chamomile, Neroli.
Cucumber: An anti-inflammatory that helps reduce heat and inflammation. It is cooling, and cleansing, and has an extremely soothing effect on the skin. Also contains amino acids and minerals that help firm and regenerate.
Aloe Vera: Derived from pure aloe leaf. Soothing, heals wounds, stops bleeding, relieves insect bites and is especially effective for burns. The active ingredients have been found to heal and regenerate skin. In skin care products it leaves a thin film that acts as a barrier to protect the skin. This works as a barrier to keep body fluids from escaping. Aloe vera improves hydration with its natural moisturizing factor and is good for all skin types. Aloe vera is composed of water, the enzymes catalase and cellulose, minerals, calcium, aluminum, iron, zinc, magnesium, sodium, 20 amino acids and carbohydrates. True aloe vera is watery and thin.
Green Tea: Green tea is often included in anti-aging skincare products for its antioxidant properties. It has three major benefits – that being a powerful antioxidant and thereby reducing free radical damage in the skin, a potent anti-inflammatory agent thereby reducing inflammation in the skin, and most importantly having a inhibitory action on collagenase (an enzymatic action in the skin where the collagen is broken down), resulting in more firm and elastic skin. The vitamin P properties and the tannins in its chemical composition give it astringent properties. It protects the skin, and later brings about vasoconstriction, reducing inflammation in the affected area.