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Complex Formula: Clarifying Cleanser

Complex Formula: Clarifying Cleanser

You probably know by now that we believe that more ingredients mean more results. We source our ingredients from over 68 countries, focusing on innovative ingredients to provide visible results without a single drop of synthetics. Our Clarifying Cleanser features 12 amazing high-performance ingredients. Here’s how we break it down.

4 Sources to Reduce the Look of Blemishes

Prickly Pear Flower Enzymes

This amazing new ingredient provides gentle enzymatic exfoliation to encourage cell renewal and target blemishes to help clear buildup without irritation or over-drying.

Primary Benefit: cleans pores and removes dead skin cells.
Clogged pores can trap bacteria and sebum in the skin, cleaning and removing buildup is crucial to minimizing blemishes.
Secondary Benefits: soothes irritated skin, conditions/moisturizes, antioxidant, smooths skin texture.

Sourced from: USA

Salicylic Acid from White Willow Bark

Salicylic acid exfoliates by breaking down the glue holding dead skin cells together which retain excess sebum. It can penetrate sebum in the hair follicle to exfoliate pores from the inside out. It's known to have anti-inflammatory properties that calm irritated skin and prevent breakouts. 

Primary Benefit: As a BHA, salicylic acid provides chemical exfoliation that removes dead skin cells and buildup to clean pores.
Secondary Benefits: anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antioxidant.

Sourced from: Canada

Lactic Acid from Fermented Sugar

Lactic acid exfoliates by dissolving the “glue” in between dead cells on the skin’s surface, gently sloughing them off, revealing a smoother skin texture and increasing cell turnover rate.

Primary Benefit: As an AHA, lactic acid provides chemical exfoliation on the surface of the skin to remove dead skin cells and encourage cell turnover.
Secondary Benefits: Moisturizing, smooths skin texture.

Sourced from: Spain

Citric Acid from Fermented Corn Sugar

Citric acid is a sugar derived AHA commonly found in citrus fruits. also an AHA so it exfoliates by breaking down dead skin cells. 

Primary Benefit: As an AHA, citric acid provides chemical exfoliation on the surface of the skin to remove dead skin cells and encourage cell turnover.
Secondary Benefits: Evens skin tone, antioxidant.

Sourced from: Canada

4 Sources to Balance Oil

Wild Crafted Juniper Fruit

Helps balance oil and sebum without disrupting the natural pH-balance, or over-drying, for a healthy-looking, matte complexion.

Primary Benefit: Balances sebum to provide a matte complexion.
Secondary Benefits: Refines pores and blackheads, antibacterial, reduces redness.

Sourced from: Macedonia

Wild Harvested Mojave Yucca

Yucca saponins are well suited for cleansing acne prone skin without stripping the skin of moisture while removing excess sebum, debris, and dead skin cells.

Primary Benefit: Balances oil.
Secondary Benefits: Cleanses, mattifies, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, soothes.

Sourced from: Mexico

Cassava Tapioca

Cassava Tapioca is known to have a high capacity for absorption, making it an excellent ingredient for absorbing excess oil on the skin, as well as drawing out impurities to help detox the skin. 

Primary Benefit: Balances oil.
Secondary Benefits: Smoothes skin texture, anti-inflammatory, detoxes, nourishes.

Sourced from: Thailand

Root Vegetable Carbohydrates

Root vegetable carbohydrates are known to absorb excess oil which can help balance skin, making it ideal for blemish-prone skin. 

Primary Benefit: Balances oil.
Secondary Benefits: pre-biotic, brightens, reduces blemishes, antimicrobial, nourishes.

Sourced from: Japan

4 Sources to Soothe Redness

Chlorella

A strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that helps nourish the skin to soothe redness, calm irritation and fight free radicals. Plus it gives the formula its signature green color.

Primary Benefits: Soothes redness and irritation.
Secondary Benefits: Calms, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory.

Sourced from: Japan

Mint Extract

This new ingredient provides a cooling sensation and gives the formula its crisp, vibrant scent.

Primary Benefit: Soothes redness.
Secondary Benefit: Calms irritated skin.

Sourced from: China

Raw Harvested Honey

Honey is known for its anti-inflammatory activity, because of its high flavonoid content, making it ideal for soothing problematic skin. The high sugar content and consistency of honey helps lock-in moisture to help keep the skin barrier intact.

Primary Benefit: Honey is known to be an anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial.
Secondary Benefits: Cleanses, reduces blemishes, antioxidant, moisturizes.

Sourced from: Vermont, USA

Sugar Carbohydrate Complex

This complex is identical to Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF), which is a carbohydrate in the skin. Because this complex is identical in structure, it is able to encourage production of your skin's natural moisturizers: hyaluronic acid, NMF, and ceramides.

Primary Benefit: Soothing, is known to help provide relief of itchiness.
Secondary Benefits: Nourishes the skin with NMF-identical carbohydrates, softens, smoothes, calms irritation.

Sourced from: Switzerland

  1. Clarifying Cleanser
    Clarifying Cleanser

    cleanser for blemish-prone skin

    $68.00
    125mL
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