The Grapefruit Glycolic Wash contains ingredients that are well documented for improving the condition of facial skin. Some of these ingredients work by encouraging faster skin cell turnover, which is characteristic in young skin. Other ingredients improve the complexion by directly targeting hyperpigmentation and brightening the skin to even it out. Let's further examine these powerful, natural ingredients and how they can give you an even and flawless complexion.
Glycolic acid, derived from sugar and known for being the active ingredient in chemical peels can still provide a myriad of skin enhancing properties at lower concentrations. Glycolic acid works by unearthing deep pockets of dead skin and debris and bringing them to the surface of the skin, allowing them to be easily rinsed away. It is a very effective and potent acid that provides natural exfoliation. Since it loosens anything that clogs the skin and increases new skin cell turnover at rates that mimic young skin, it is an ideal anti-aging aid. It can decrease pore size and reduce or even eliminate fine lines and wrinkles.
MSM or Methyl-Sufonyl-Methane is a form of organic sulfur. Sulfur is an element that is crucial to the development and maintenance of healthy skin. MSM boosts the production of elastin and collagen which are essential to maintaining firmer, softer, youthful skin that regenerates quickly. MSM offers anti-inflammatory benefits for the skin as well and has successfully treated the symptoms of skin conditions from acne to psoriasis. It also is very effective at balancing the skin's pH. MSM has a wonderful dual benefit in that it can draw toxins out of skin cells and encourage other beneficial substances to penetrate deeply into the skin, therefore it's a wonderful addition to a beneficial skincare formulation.
Vitamin E is well known in the skin care world but many aren't aware of its function. Vitamin E is one of the most powerful antioxidants for skin, eliminating free radical damage in the environment and from within. It reinforces and protects the cells when applied topically and helps to maintain moisture balance and elasticity. In addition, Vitamin E also prevents fine lines and wrinkles. The ingredients in this formulation have profound synergistic effects that gently cleanse the face of impurities and penetrate deeply to provide long lasting benefits for your face and complexion. The Harvard School of Public Health says that Vitamin E serves as an antioxidant, to rid the body of free radicals that damage skin cells.
Kojic Acid is derived from fungi and was discovered in Japan and used in skin formulations since the 1990's. It is a byproduct of sake rice wine producers. Its probiotic, antifungal and antibacterial uses in fermentation are coupled with powerful inherent antioxidants. These properties are very valuable in food industries but offer a great boon for skin. Ever since, it has been coveted for its ability to lighten all types of hyperpigmentation, resulting in an even skin tone.