Essentique’s newly introduced facial cleanser for teens is the perfect solution for those suffering from frequent acne outbreaks. Packed with nutrients and vitamins that prove to be vital in maintaining healthy, glowing skin, the numerous ingredients used are individually effective in combating skin complications and combine to create one successful product.
One of the most effective ingredients in this facial cleanser is Gorgonian extract. It is extracted from the marine organism (and renewable resource) Pseudopterogorgia elisabethae, also known as sea whip. This extract has natural anti-inflammatory properties and is safe, effective, sustainable, and environmentally friendly. It works to overcome irritations and is suited for sensitive skin, while soothing your skin, preventing irritations, and reducing redness.
Beer extract is rich in antioxidants, which help to fight the adverse effects that free radicals have on the skin and thus helps to prevent premature skin aging. Moreover, the vitamins and minerals present in the beer help in skin tightening and improve the elasticity of the skin. This extract also possesses antibacterial effects, which can help improve the complexion by killing off potential bacteria that can trigger problems in the skin.
Evening primrose oil proves to be a very effective moisturizer. It not only makes the skin soft, but it also supplies the skin with healthy fats and nutrients that are essential to flawless, youthful skin. The natural anti-inflammatory properties of this oil work to reduce swelling, redness, itching, and rashes on the skin. It is also known to help treat hormonal imbalances, which, in turn, helps reduce acne and breakouts on the face. This oil is oftentimes used to reduce hyperpigmentation or any dark spots. Pumpkin seed oil includes natural nutrients such as zinc which work to firm and tighten the skin. Zinc also helps with oily skin and makes for a healthy and clean complexion. Additionally, this oil is rich in vitamin E, an antioxidant, therefore protecting the skin from environmental stressors. Similar to evening primrose oil, pumpkin seed oil deeply moisturizes the skin, as the fatty acids sink into the skin for long-lasting moisturization (without the greasiness!) and also soothes the skin.
Acne-prone skin, especially skin that is oily, is known to be deficient in an essential fatty acid called linoleic acid. Since Linoleic acid is an important component of the oil that coats your skin, called sebum, a deficiency in linoleic acid causes the sebum to thicken which clogs your pores and lead to unfortunate acne breakouts. Evening primrose oil and pumpkin oil have the highest level of linoleic acid among all other oils, which is what makes them ideal candidates for an anti-acne skin care product. Increasing the levels of linoleic acid in your skin proves to be quite healing and successful in preventing future breakouts.
Willow bark contains salicylic acid, which acts as a natural exfoliant that helps to shed dead skin cells and clear pores, as well as stimulate new cell formation. This extract is high in tannins, phenolic acids, flavonoids, and a myriad of minerals that soothe the skin. Because of this, it also works as a toning agent and allows for a more youthful, rejuvenated complexion.
Calendula Hydrosol aids in healing wounds, and does so quite quickly. It is a powerful antiseptic and has fast wound healing properties that have long been used for cuts, scrapes, and wounds. Calendula also has strong anti-inflammatory properties and can be used to reduce inflammation brought on by acne, eczema, or psoriasis. As an antifungal, calendula hydrosol is used to treat various fungal infections, and astringent properties make calendula the ideal candidate for facial toning in oily or acne-prone skin. Similar to the antiseptic properties in Calendula, Chamomile hydrosol fights bacteria and can be used to disinfect wounds and relieve itchy skin. Chamomile Hydrosol is a suitable candidate for soothing and reducing irritation for those with sensitive skin, and it is a powerful anti-inflammatory substance that reduces inflammation, minimizes redness, decreases swelling, and aides in problems relating to acne inflammation, eczema, and other skin conditions.
MSM, or sulfur, improves the natural collagen and keratin production in your body. It is known to reduce the signs of premature aging, and also has powerful detoxifying and anti-inflammatory benefits. Also included in this facial wash is a blend of tea tree, lavender, geranium, bergamot, roman chamomile, basil, and frankincense essential oils. These oils all contain anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, also proving to be effective in preventing and reducing acne scars, reducing wrinkles and age spots, and reducing stretch marks. This unique blend helps your skin to be as smooth, clear, and happy as it deserves to be.
Apple Surfactant is an essential amino acid derived from apple juice that offers soft lather and leaves the skin feeling soft after application. It is excellent for sensitive skin, as it is non-irritating and does not strip the skin of its natural oils.
For those teenagers who have tried and tested a mass variety of products, yet are still struggling to find a product that satisfies the skin, Clair is the answer to these problems! Treat your skin the way it deserves to be treated: naturally.