This Alpha Hydroxy Acid Creme Moisturizer is suitable for all skin types and contains an amazing array of organically derived active ingredients carefully selected for their proven effects on the skin. Our products are made from naturally derived ingredients from around the world, backed by years of research and development in natural cosmetic formulating and manufacturing. This wonderful fast absorbing moisturizer contains numerous ingredients that will help you achieve a smooth, healthy complexion.
This a 2 oz bottle of moisturizer in a glass pump bottle to keep your product clean and safe.
Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA's), the most important ingredient in this moisturizer, occur naturally in several foods and include citric acid (from citrus fruits), malic acid (from apples), tartaric acid (from grapes), lactic acid (from milk), and Glycolic acid (from sugarcane). When applied to the skin, fruit acids supplement the skin's natural exfoliation process by loosening and sloughing away the outer layer of dead skin cells, revealing the newer, smoother cells underneath. This process rejuvenates the skin by improving circulation and stimulating new cell growth, resulting in a fresher, healthier complexion and reduced pore size. Here is the ingredient list of this amazing cleanser, followed by a breakdown of what each ingredient does for your skin:
Here's the breakdown of how each of the above ingredients works to improve your skin:
Aloe: improves skin integrity, decreased appearance of fine wrinkling, aids in moisture retention
Camellia sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Juice Extract: green tea extract, taken orally or applied to the skin, inhibits skin tumor formation induced by chemical carcinogens or ultra-violet radiation(UVB). The extracts also possess anti-inflammatory activity.
Prunus armeniaca (Apricot Kernel): The oil is similar in weight to human sebum. Extremely nourishing to the skin and excellent around the eyes and neck. Apricot kernel oil is an emollient. According to the AMA's committee on Cutaneous Health does help make the skin feel softer and smoother, reduce roughness, cracking and irritation and may possibly retard the fine wrinkles of aging.
Mangifera indica (Mango) Butter Mango butter exhibits excellent moisturizing for lotions and good lubricity on skin.
Butyrospermun parkii (Shea) Butter An emollient. Extremely therapeutic, helping to heal cracked, aged and damaged skin. Its chemical constituents help to heal bruising and soreness. Shea butter penetrates the skin and leaves it feeling soft and smooth. It has vitamin A, E and is highly compatible with skin. Shea butter has a high content of unsaponifiables and cinnamic esters, which have antimicrobial and moisturizing properties and provide protection from the UV rays of the sun
Glycolic Acid : Due to its excellent capability to penetrate skin, Glycolic acid finds applications in skin care products, most often as a chemical peel performed by a dermatologist in concentrations of 20%-80% or at-home kits in lower concentrations of 10%. It is used to improve the skin's appearance and texture. It may reduce wrinkles, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation and improve many other skin conditions. Once applied, Glycolic acid reacts with the upper layer of the epidermis, weakening the binding properties of the lipids that hold the dead skin cells together. This allows the outer skin to 'dissolve' revealing the underlying, healthier, smoother, brighter-looking skin.
Citric Acid: Antioxidant
Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Extract: An Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) that helps remove old, upper layers of skin to reveal new skin. Exfoliates, refines and clears skin.
Saccharum officinarum (sugar cane) Extract: An Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) that helps remove old, upper layers of skin to reveal new skin. Exfoliates, refines and clears skin.
Citrus auranium dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract: Antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Detoxifying, refreshing and cleansing. Derived from the rind of the orange fruit.
Citrus medica limonum (Lemon) Extract: Antibacterial and exfoliation properties. Refreshing, clarifies and cleanses the skin. Derived from the rind of the lemon.
Vaccinium macrocarpon (Cranberry) Extract: Contains a balance in ration of Omega 6 (linoleic) to Omega 3 (alpha-linolenic) fatty acids. Has a high level of Vitamin A, assists in moisture retention, lubricates and conditions the skin
Lecithin: Helps deliver moisturizing agents to the skin.
Fucus vesiculosis (Seaweed) Extract: An anti-inflammatory good for oily to dry skin. Has natural moisturizing and emollient effects. Rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals, balances and tones.
Aphanizomenon flos-aque (Blue Green Algae) Extract: A rich source of nutrients. Helps firm and moisturize the skin. Reduces puffiness and protects against radiation and other agents that cause harm to the skin
Montmorillonite (French Green Clay): A mild clay for normal to dry skin to gently cleanse and exfoliate the skin while improving circulation to the skin. Rich in minerals, it draws impurities out of the skin and replenishes it.
Tocopherol (Vitamin E): An excellent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. Soothes sun damaged skin, promotes skin suppleness, protects against UVA and UVB radiation from the sun, stimulates cell regeneration and supports skin regeneration, while protecting the skin against the damaging effects of free radicals.
Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract: Stimulating, purifying and rejuvenating. An all-natural preservative which provides a long-lasting antioxidant protection to our formulations.
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C): A potent antioxidant which protects the skin from adverse environmental effects. Stimulates the production of collagen and skin cell regeneration
Azadirachta indica (Neem): Antibacterial, antiviral, anti fungal and antiseptic properties. Protects against harmful pollutants and toxins. Treats skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis. Derived from the Karanja or Pongam tree.
Salix nigra (Black Willow Bark): Antiseptic, astringent, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. A safe way to get the benefits of a B-hydroxy acid without the risk of irritation.
Whew! As you can see, we packed everything we could think of into this one fantastic moisturizer to give you the results you are looking for, improving your skin tone and texture, providing essential moisture along with the most effective ingredients to encourage cell turn over, leaving you with a smooth, radiant complexion.
We challenge you to compare the ingredients in this moisturizer to any high end luxury moisturizer. You will see that we have everything that they do, everything that is but the expensive price tag. This moisturizer compliments all of our skin care products, and is best suited for use by those with normal to dry skin. The exception is that due to the high concentration of Alpha Hydroxy acids, it should not be used immediately after a chemical peel, please wait until the skin has stopped peeling before applying.