28 Day Skin treatment serums | Exfoliating serum
28 day skin exfoliating serum is specifically formulated to penetrate deep inside blocked pores, clearing breakouts and reducing inflammation without the use of irritating ingredients.
How it works
Sebum is an oily substance produced by our skin's sebaceous glands. Sebum reduces water loss from the skin surface and protects the skin from infection by bacteria and fungi. It is an essential component of our skin's function but under circumstances our sebaceous glands can produce too much sebum, which sticks to sloughed skin and clogs pores. This can lead to inflammation and acne.
The key active ingredient in our exfoliating serum is Salicylic acid. Salicyclic Acid is an organic beta hydroxyl acid (BHA). BHA causes skin cells to shed more rapidly, removing built-up dead skin cells on the surface, clearing blocked pores and neutralising the bacteria within. It is both an anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory to help reduce redness and calm breakouts.
We prefer BHAs over alpha hydroxyl acids (AHAs) such as glycolic acid for acne treatment. AHA serums such as glycolic and malic acid only exfoliate the surface of the skin while salicylic acid is able to get through your skin’s lipid barrier and into our skins pore's.
pH/pKa balanced to prevent irritation
This pH of this formula is approximately 3.0. pH is a measure of a substance's acidity or alkalinity. The pH of BHA serum is very important in skincare because to pass through the skin's upper layers BHA must have a pH that is close to its pKa value. pKa is a property of a compound that tells us how acidic it is. Salicyclic Acid has a pKa of 2.97. When pKa is close to pH the effectiveness of the BHA is maximized and the potential for irritation is minimised. This exfoliating serum is alcohol, paraben, sulphate and synthetic fragrance free, vegan friendly and cruelty free.
Unique roller ball applicator
No need for cotton pads and wasted serum. The exfoliating serum applicator uses a steel rollerball to minimise waste and allow easy targeting of small skin areas. Optionally store in the fridge to provide cooling comfort on application.
Directions & how to achieve best results
With our easy-applicator you can apply the exfoliating serum to the skin under and around your eyes, but be careful and never use underneath your eyebrows.
Using the integral rollerball apply a small amount directly to the skin. There is no need to wait until your skin has absorbed your routines different products as our exfoliating serum will work immediately before or after you apply other products.
Always patch test before first use and take some time to experiment to see what works best for you - we suggest applying this product to a small area to test if you are sensitive to this product.
Start with one application daily. While daily exfoliation works best for most people, exfoliating every other day may be a better option for you if you have sensitive skin. If dryness and/or peeling occurs reduce application frequency. If you develop severe irritation, swelling of eyes and mouth, hives, blistering, or difficulty breathing, immediately rinse off the serum, cease use and seek medical attention immediately.
Sunburn Alert: This product contains a beta hydroxy acid (BHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.
Keep out of reach of children. Not suitable for use if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
Aqua (water); Cocamidopropyl Dimethylamine; Salicylic acid (2%)
Key ingredients explained:
What it is: can be derived from coconut oil, this formula is made synthetically in a lab.
What it does: an antistatic agent that makes Salicylic acid water soluble and stable.
Side effects: generally considered to be safe when used in small amounts in water-based formulas. High concentrations can be irritating.
What it is: can be derived from the Willowbark plant, this formula is made synthetically in a lab.
What it does: offers moisturizing, anti-fungal, analgetic, UV-absorbing and anti-pruritic effects.
Side effects: generally considered to be safe when used in small amounts in water-based formulas. High concentrations can be irritating. Very high concentrations above 5% can cause moderate chemical burns of the skin. May increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn.