Pore Cleansing Balm [AHA]
Lactic Acid belongs to the alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) group and is a naturally occurring carboxylic acid that’s found in many foods. It’s a chemical exfoliant which works by breaking down and dissolving the bonds of the dead skin cells without causing sensitivity. This aids in the removal of dull, rough skin and encourages cellular renewal. Lactic acid helps to improve the texture of the skin, fight fine lines and reduce dark spots.
Glycolic Acid belongs to the alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) group and it’s popular for its exfoliating properties and unclogging ability. It’s usually derived from sugarcane. While some skin treatments focus and cleanses the upper layer of the skin, glycolic acid has a smaller molecular weight and, therefore, can actually go deeper and really unclog pores.
Jojoba Oil is full of skin-nourishing, softening and anti-aging properties due to the rich content of antioxidants, vitamins (A + B) and minerals. It assists in fading the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while leaving your skin plump and hydrated.
Mineral Oil, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Polyethylene, C13-15 Alkane, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, PEG-10 Isostearate, Trihydroxystearin, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Water, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Ethyl Macadamiate, Glycerin, Tocopherol, Sodium PCA, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Glycolic Acid, Malic Acid.
How To Apply
To be used as the first step in the double cleansing routine. Warm a small scoop of the cleansing balm between dry palms and massage over dry skin. Wet your hands with a little water and massage the face to emulsify the oil. Rinse well with warm water and pat dry. Follow with a water-based cleanser.
The balm is so rich and the aroma is so pleasant that when I close my eyes to cleanse my face, it feels like a spa treatment. It's also a plus that there are AHAs to help exfoliate my skin as I cleanse. Definitely recommend this if you do your skincare as your self-care ritual.
In love with this balm. Feels really nice on my skin. It cleans well thoroughly and leaves my skin nice a smooth. Great ingredients used which is a bonus!