Purifying Gel Cleanser (Salicylic & Glycolic Acid) 160ml SLS FREE
Purifying Gel Cleanser is a deep cleansing oil-free formula, which thoroughly removes excess oil, surface impurities and make-up. Its alpha and beta-hydroxy acids and natural enzymes help to exfoliate the skin, helping to remove dead cells. Recommended for normal to oily skin types. Paraben and SLS free.
This product is excellent as part of a 2 step cleansing program for Problem skin. Although this does remove make-up, if you do wear foundation we recommend removing first with our First Cleanse Oil and using the Purifying Gel Cleanser as your second cleanser and morning cleanse. Learn how to cleanse your skin properly HERE (really worth a read).
A unique cleansing gel which is perfect for oily, troubled and acne skin thanks to the wonderful synergy of deep cleansing ingredients. Glycolic and lactic acid (AHA's) help the skin to naturally shed the dead skin cells which cause our pores to get clogged and leaves the skin looking dull and unhealthy while the salicylic acid (BHA) works deep in the pores helping to reduce the size of enlarged pores and to clear blackheads. With regular use, skin becomes clearer, smoother and brighter.
This product is free of irritating sulphates, the foam is created by the bottle and not a soap base.
How does it work?
Salicylic acid helps to unclog the pores and deeply exfoliate the skin, while natural Vitamin B Complex derived from Yeast Extract helps to regulate oil gland secretion to reduce the clogged pores, inflammations, and breakouts associated with an oily skin condition.
Natural botanicals include watercress extract which is high in vitamin C (ascorbic acid) known for clearing the complexion and has cleansing and healing properties, lavender extract, renowned for its amazing healing and anti-inflammatory benefits and papain which helps to break down the skin on top of the blemish and release the trapped material under the skin. Papain is also used to treat blackheads by removing any blockage and helping to break down the dead cells inside the pore.
Salicylic acid is a very effective ingredient for treating oily/acne skin types that are prone to open pores and blackheads. Because it has a larger molecular structure to Glycolic Acid it stays on the surface of the skin longer giving it fantastic pore clearing capabilities. Salicylic Acid resides is the key ingredient for restoring purity and clarity to the skin. It is a highly effective pore cleanser with anti-wrinkle and anti-acne properties. It works by gently removing old cells from the skin, and also boosts collagen production which in turn can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Salicylic Acid has an anti-inflammatory effect, making it useful for anyone with acne.
How is this good for spots?
The most common form of acne is caused as hair follicles get clogged by the oil your skin naturally produces. Normally the sebum (natural oil in skin) travels up the hair follicle and out to the surface of the skin. However, with acne, skin cell turnover is slowed, causing sebum to get trapped within the follicle, bacteria multiply within the clogged pores and so a spot is formed. Salicylic Acid helps by removing the old skin cells and the grime that's blocking up pores so stops the spot cycle. Salicylic acid will also help regulate the amount of oil your skin produces.
Pump roughly 3 pumps of cleanser into the palm of your hand and use your finger tips to massage over the face in an upwards circular motion. Rinse thoroughly with tepid water. If you wear make-up or work in an environment where your skin gets dirty or very oily then, as beauty therapists recommend, do a ‘double cleanse’. We always recommend cleansing twice in the evening; no matter what product you use, one cleanse will not be enough.
When using any cleanser an acid toner is always advised to restore PH. For normal to combination the Purifying Calendula Toner and for oily/problem skin the Detoxifying Eucalyptus Toner.
When treating blackheads we highly recommend using the Dermaflannel or 2% Salicylic Acid Chemical Peel alongside this fantastic cleanser for it's advanced skin clearing properties.
When using any product containing glycolic acid you must use a moisturiser with a SPF of at least 15 during the day, if you plan on sunbathing or visiting a hot climate use a minimum factor 25.
Please Note: This product now comes in a new pet plastic bottle with foamer pump top and so a separate pump top is not needed for this product. The bottle also looks half full, it does contain 160ml of product but space in the bottle is needed for the foamer and for the products to have enough space to expand during airmail, many skincare bottles leave a large gap but as they contain opaque labels, the gap isn't noticed.
DO NOT USE If you're pregnant/breastfeeding, if you are undergoing any kind of intense beauty treatment (microdermabrasion, glycolic acid (at a salon) treatment, Retin-a, laser therapy etc) or if you're on medication which increases the skins sensitivity such as roaccutane. If you are allergic to latex avoid this product as it contains Papain derived from the papaya fruit, the same source as latex.
Ingredients: Aloe Vera Gel, Decyl Polyglucose, Glycolic Acid (7%), Salicylic Acid , Cocomidopropyl Betaine, Dimethicone, Yeast Extract (Vitamin B), Sodium PCA, Glycerin, SD Alcohol 40, Lactic Acid, Watercress Extract, Papain, Bromelain, Lavender Extract, Soap Wort Extract, Camphor, Sodium Hydroxide, Guar Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate.
Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes.