PORE REFINING CLEANSING BALM WITH NATURAL FRUIT ACIDS, AHAs
What are AHAs?
AHAs are alpha hydroxy acids - a class of chemical compounds that can be either naturally occurring or synthetic. Many are derived from organic sugars, with glycolic acid (from sugar cane) and lactic acid (from milk) the best-known and best-researched of the bunch.
What are they used for?
In over-the-counter products, AHAs offer chemical exfoliation as an alternative to manual exfoliation, working primarily by dissolving the bonds between skin cells to allow the removal of dead cells and a subsequently smoother skin surface. Low concentrations (from around four per cent) are usually gentle enough for regular at-home use, whilst chemical peels utilise concentrations of up to 70 percent under the supervision of a medical professional. Glycolic acid has the smallest molecule size, so is highly effective at penetrating the skin.</p>
Benefits of AHAs
1. They help exfoliate
AHAs are primarily used to exfoliate your skin. In fact, this is the foundation for all of the other benefits AHAs offer.
Exfoliation refers to a process where the skin cells on the surface shed off. This helps remove dead skin cells but also makes way for new skin cell generation.
As you age, your natural skin cell cycle slows down, which can make dead skin cells build up. When you have too many dead skin cells, they can accumulate and make your complexion look dull.
2. They help visibly brighten skin
When these acids exfoliate your skin, dead skin cells are broken down. The new skin revealed beneath is brighter and more radiant. AHAs with glycolic acid can help break down skin cell accumulation, while products with citric acid can brighten your skin even further.
3.They help promote collagen production
Collagen is a protein-rich fiber that helps keep your skin plump and smooth. As you age, these fibers break down. Sun damage may also accelerate collagen destruction. This can result in sallow, sagging skin.
Collagen itself is in the middle layer of your skin (dermis). When the upper layer (epidermis) is removed, products such as AHAs can go to work on the dermis. AHAs may help promote collagen production by destroying old collagen fibers to make way for new ones.
4. They help minimize and correct discoloration
Your risk for skin discoloration increases with age. For example, flat brown spots, known as age spots (lentigines), may develop as a result of sun exposure. They tend to develop on areas of the body that are exposed to the sun most often, such as your chest, hands, and face.
AHAs promote skin cell turnover. New skin cells are evenly pigmented. In theory, long-term use of AHAs may reduce skin discoloration by encouraging the old, discolored skin cells to turn over.
HOW TO USE A CLEANSING BALM
Step 1: Start with a small scoop of the Cleansing Balm in clean, DRY hands. Dry is the key that many forget! Warm the product between your fingers and apply to a DRY face. Yep, even if you are wearing makeup – a good balm should melt your stubborn mascara. Gently massage the balm in circular motions all over your face.
Step 2: Wet a clean muslin cloth with hot water, and wring the cloth damp. Place the cloth over your face and wait a moment for the steam to open your pores. It feels like a mini-facial right at home. So take a deep breath, and let the scent of clove and rosemary relax you.
Step 3: Take the muslin cloth and wipe away the day. If you are wearing heavy makeup, you may need to wet the muslin cloth and sponge face again to cleanse completely.
Step 4: A quick splash of cool water will leave your skin feeling refreshed and prep your face for any serums or treatments to follow. And of course, always finish any skincare routine with your favorite moisturizer.
Weight : 100 gms
Fulfillment & Returns
Fulfilled by Soapworks India.
This item is non-returnable.