Glycolic, Lactic and Salicylic Acid Facial Cleanser

by admin2 on December 7, 2011

Cleanser for oily or problematic skin. An Oil-free facial cleansing lotion that isn’t greasy and never drying. Removes excess oil and dirt from inside the pores.

Directions: Wet face with water, squeeze a few drops into the palm of hand. Work on face. Avoid eye area. Rinse with lukewarm water. Tap dry and apply BIOSKINCARE or BIOSKINCLEAR on top.

Alpha Beta Hydroxy Acid Ingredients: Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid.

Glycolic Acid & Lactic Acid. These two natural acids are also known as Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA). They are naturally occurring acids, derived from sugars in particular plants or in milk. Some examples are Glycolic Acid (Sugar Cane), Lactic Acid (Milk), Tartaric Acid (Grapes), Citric Acid (Citrus Fruits), Malic Acid (Apples), and Mandelic Acid (Bitter Almonds). These acids work at the very base of the stratum corneum, dissolving the cement that holds dead skin cells together. This allows for an increase in cell turnover and influences the structure of new stratum corneum being made.

Salicylic acid works from the uppermost layer of the skin, dissolving skin layer by layer.

Salicylic acid is the chemical compound with the formula C6H4(OH)CO2H, where the OH group is adjacent to the carboxylic acid group. This colorless crystalline organic acid is widely used in organic synthesis and functions as a plant hormone. It is probably best known as a compound that is chemically similar but not identical to the active component of aspirin. The name derives from the latin word for the willow tree (Salix), from whose bark it can be obtained.

Also known as beta hydroxy acid (compare to AHA), salicylic acid is the key additive in many skin-care products for the treatment of acne, psoriasis, callouses, corns, keratosis pilaris and warts. It treats acne by causing skin cells to slough off more readily, preventing pores from clogging up. This effect on skin cells also makes salicylic acid an active ingredient in several shampoos meant to treat dandruff. Use of straight salicylic solution may cause hyperpigmentation on unpretreated skin for those with darker skin types (Fitzpatrick phototypes IV, V, VI), as well as with the lack of use of a broad spectrum sunblock.

The facial cleanser also contains Camphor. This is a natural ingredient extracted from wood of the camphor laurel (Cinnamonum camphora), a large evergreen tree found in Asia (particularly in Borneo) and some other related trees in the laurel family, notably Ocotea usambarensis. Camphor is readily absorbed through the skin and produces a feeling of cooling similar to that of menthol and acts as slight local anesthesic and antimicrobial substance.

The cleanser also contains a little Phenol, which is an organic chemical of the formula C6H5OH. Its structure is that of a hydroxyl group (-OH) bonded to a phenyl ring; it is thus an aromatic compound. It has antiseptic and anesthesic properties.

When the Alpha-Beta Facial Cleanser is used to clean oily skin, before applying a little BIOSKINCARE, the result is a more flexible, smoother skin, and a more even skin tone.

Glycolic acid, the most common alpha hydroxy acid found in cosmetic preparations, is popular mainly because that is the alpha hydroxy acid that has been the most widely studied. The small molecular structure and the rapid penetration of glycolic acid make it the most irritating of the group. The possibility of irritation make glycolic acid more suitable for those with mature or non-sensitive skin. Those with oilier skin types often prefer glycolic acid sinks it sinks into the skin quickly. The widespread use of glycolic acid, though, gives the consumer flexibility on the formula. The consumer has a wide range of choices with glycolic acid products: gels, serums, lotions, creams, formulas at varying pH’s and concentrations, for that contain a variety of other age-fighting ingredients. If a person wants to find a cream that contains both AHAs and vitamin C, they will have a good chance of finding a glycolic acid formulation that does.

Lactic acid is most often found in moisturizers due to its more moisturizing properties. Lactic acid is a natural humectant that draws and holds water in the upper layers of the skin. Alpha hydroxy acids as a whole can increase the skin’s ability to trap water due to an increased production of natural skin moisturizers (hyaluronic acid), but lactic acid’s extra humectant properties make it even more ideal for treating dry skin. Lactic acid’s larger molecule size makes it less irritating than glycolic acid. Also, because lactic acid is naturally found in the human body, it is not likely to cause an allergic reaction in those with reactive skin. Lactic Acid is ideal for those with slightly sensitive, dry skin or allergy-prone skin.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids are ideal for use with other products since they can enhance the penetration of ingredients into the skin.

Other Ingredients: Deionized water, Neopentylglycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Tridecyl trimellitate, Polyacrylamide, Iso-paraffine, Laureth-7, Camphor.

Neopentylglycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate and Tridecyl trimellitate: are both organic chemicals used as emollients and thickening agents.

Polyacrylamide: basic type of material used to make gels.

Iso-paraffine. It is a branched-chain alkalene. An alkane in organic chemistry is a saturated hydrocarbon without cycles, having the general formula C n H 2n + 2, that is, an acyclic hydrocarbon in which the molecule has the maximum possible number of hydrogen atoms and so has no double bonds. Function: it combines or dissolves in lipids (superficial skin fats).

Laureth-7: An organic chemical obtained by modification of lauric acid, a natural fatty acid, and oxirane (ethylene oxide). Function: Emulsifier / Surfactant

Preservatives: Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

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Alpha Beta Facial Cleanser for Oily and Problematic Skin 4 oz. $12.95

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What our customers say:

“These products are amazing. I use the acne cleanser and then the cream. My skin has never been clearer. It seems to be working better than my prescription creams. My scars also appear to be reducing. I also have been using the BIOSKINCARE CREAM on burns with excellent results. Thank you for such a wonderful product!”
Shelley Orton. UT. USA

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