A Fresh Start For Skin: Exfoliation 101
Regularly removing layers of built-up dead skin cells doesn’t just do away with surface dullness, it is a key driver of cellular regeneration. But overly aggressive methods and harsh chemicals can easily damage the delicate skin barrier, strip away needed oils and cause aggravation. Learn how a gentler approach to exfoliation makes room for new skin cells to rise to the surface, revealing a healthy, glowing complexion.
A Natural Way To Exfoliate
By layering multiple sources of gentle exfoliation and deep hydration, Active Treatment Essence works to carefully slough off dead skin cells from the outermost layers of the skin to reveal a fresh, smooth complexion. For our formula we turned to natural sources of exfoliation, such as plant acids and enzymes, as well as fermentation, which makes Active Treatment Essence a safe and effective exfoliant for all skin types.
LACTIC ACID, a gentle member of the AHA family, is a water-soluble exfoliant and ideal for sensitive skin types. It successfully removes unwanted surface cells but, unlike other AHAs, also works to improve the skin’s overall moisture level. Lactic acid also helps to jumpstart cellular turnover and stimulate collagen production.
PHYTIC ACID, which is found naturally in seeds, is a powerful, free-radical fighting antioxidant that exfoliates without causing skin irritation. It has been shown to specifically target the root causes of skin congestion that lead to blackheads and enlarged pores, while lessening the appearance of acne scars and hyperpigmentation.
BROMELAIN, an enzyme found in pineapple, is a micro-exfoliant that effectively disrupts the bonds between dead skin cells, making them easy to slough off, without interfering with the skin’s natural pH levels.
PAPAIN, sourced naturally from papayas, is an enzyme touted for its skin softening effects and is a known exfoliant and brightener.
Our unique fermentation component was added to amplify the effects of these natural acids and plant enzymes, while still delivering an incredibly gentle exfoliation that can benefit even sensitive skin types. It has the added benefit of making the 70+ nutrients in Active Treatment Essence even more bioavailable, so the complexion can benefit from every bit of that skin food.