Directions: Ideally used at night when skin is able to repair during sleep, but may be used in the morning. Pour an almond size amount into closed fingertips and gently massage over dampen or dry face (when applied on dry skin you will feel the exfoliant more). Do not apply to eye area. Rinse with luke warm face towel until all product is removed.
Tip from Liz: Follow with "No Fillers- Pure Mineral Mud Mask", if your skin is oil prone or experiencing breakout. May be applied as spot treatment, verses applying over entire face. Use every evening until the skins oil production is balanced or breakout has healed.
Why It Works? It includes the following non-toxic ingreditents*;
Decyl Glucoside-Sugar derived ingredient used as a gentle detergent cleansing agent.
Cellulose- Primary fiber component of plants. Used in cosmetics as a thickening agent and to bind other ingredients together.
Cocamide MEA- is a mixture of ethanolamines of fatty acids derived from coconut oil. It's function is the mechanical removal of dirt. It is safe as used in rinse-off products, such as a topical exfoliator.
Glycerin- the dual ability to hydrate the skin and fill in gaps in dryer skin. It has the abitlity to attract water to the skin, leaving it hydrated and smooth.
Cetearyl Alcohol- a fatty alcohol. It is used as an emulsion stabilizer, opacifying agent, and foam boosting surfactant. It imparts an emollient feel to the skin.
Glyceryl Stearate- easily penetrates the skin and slows the loss of water from the skin by forming a barrier on the skin’s surface. It has been shown to protect skin from free-radical damage as well.
Cocamidopropyl Betaine- Gentle surfactant used in skincare products, almost always as a secondary cleansing agent and lather booster.
Prunus Armeniaca (Apricol) Kernel Oil-Emollient plant oil pressed from the seeds of apricots, and similar to other non-fragrant plant oils in terms of its emollient, skin-smoothing, and antioxidant benefit.
Triethanolamine- A pH balancer and emulsion stabilizer. Like all amines, it has the potential for creating nitrosamines. There’s controversy as to whether or not this poses a real problem for skin, given the low concentrations used in cosmetics and the theory that nitrosamines cannot penetrate skin.
Full Ingredient List: Aqua, Decyl Glucoside, Cellulose, Cocamide MEA, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricol) Kernel Oil, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Parfum, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Saccharum Officinarum, Concentrated Lemon Juice, Concentrated Apple Juice, Cetearyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Menthol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone
*references for ingredient descriptions;
www.truthinaging.com , www.paulaschoice.com , www.researchgate.net , www.worldofchemicals.com