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Designed for a revitalizing daily routine, Essentials uses oil-based surfactants and hydrating extracts to gently cleanse, remove makeup and tone skin. Silky, creamy and foaming cleansers formulated with rich natural-origin ingredients cleanse skin with or without water. Differentiated formulas and textures eliminate impurities while protecting the skin barrier of each skin type. Combine cleansers with alcohol-free Essential Toner morning and night, and exfoliators up to twice a week for maximum impact on skin vitality. Use the Essential Scrub with jojoba natural spheres for normal or resistant skin types or try the Essential Peeling Scrub with bromelain for an enzymatic action that removes dead skin cells on sensitive or mature skin.
Cleansing Your Skin
Clean skin is fundamental to any routine for immediate and long-term skin glow and vitality. Our skin faces a host of daily aggressors that need to be removed to ensure proper oxygenation and care of our skin barrier. Using an effective yet gentle approach to cleansing is the first step to great skin. Choosing the right cleanser is key. Surfactants or surface active agents break down the interface between water and oils or dirt. Because they contain both hydrophilic and hydrophobic molecular groups, they are able to hold oils and dirts in suspension, allowing for their removal from surfaces. Oil-based lipo-affinity cleansers melt away the bonds that keep dirt and debris stuck in our pores. They gently sweep away bacteria and excess oil while loosening debris on the skin’s surface. They protect the natural moisture levels while infusing skin with their beneficial nutrients. Formulas enriched with an oil based phase and gentle cleansing surfactants leave skin smooth and clean and luminous without harming the skin’s natural barrier. Aggressive cleansing can remove skin’s natural protective barrier causing tightness, redness, and even excessive sebum production, so invest in gentle cleansers that will leave skin smooth and clean.
The combination of betaine, a natural osmolyte extracted from sugar beets and Jojoba spheres or papaya enzymes provides an extraordinary silkening action. Jojoba beads are spheres of solid wax made by hardening Jojoba oil extracted from the seeds of the same plant. The paste derived from this nut has been prized for many years by Native Americans for it’s amazing skin and hair-boosting effects. Jojoba beads provide a natural exfoliating action that digs deep into pores. Jojoba also imitates the structure and consistency of sebum and can signal your skin to decrease sebum production, thus decreasing oiliness and protecting against acne breakouts. They are environmentally friendly, naturally-derived and biodegradable. Bromelain is an enzyme found in pineapple stem and pineapple juice. Known for its anti-inflammatory properties, it can help reduce the pain, bruising and redness on skin and has exfoliating properties. Like exfoliating acids, bromelain breaks down the proteins that hold your skin cells together. Once this glue loosens up, dead cells “fall off” your skin. It doesn’t penetrate as deeply into the skin, so it’s less likely to irritate it. Betaine is a natural humectant that helps skin gain and maintain moisture. It’s anti-aging properties help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and soothes and protects skin.
Conscious Skin Science™
A sustainable and conscious approach towards both the skin and the environment. We select the finest natural-origin ingredients, the most advanced high-tech molecules and carrier systems. We choose not to use animal derivatives, silicones, mineral oils, parabens, artificial colors and any other ingredient which might be aggressive for the skin or the planet. Our formulas are tested by dermatologists and their efficacy is clinically proven. They are suitable for vegans.