Deep-cleaning, pore-unplugging, yet non-drying cleanser / 4 oz
There’s nothing quite like this cleanser, which deep cleans and unclogs pores with an efficient blend of alpha and beta hydroxy acids (lactic acid and black willow bark) while apple cider vinegar, a natural antimicrobial, helps restore skin’s pH balance. If you’ve been a fan of drugstore “Deep Clean” cleansers in the past, you’ll find that this is a kinder, gentler, much more adult-appropriate version that still leaves your skin feeling fresh and clean.
Surprisingly, this cleanser is actually one of our favorite products in Marie Veronique’s entire, and entirely wonderful, Treatment Line. It effectively purifies skin, but the creamy/milky/gel-like texture never leaves skin feeling dry. As Marie says, “Clearing pores without drying skin is crucial to treating adult acne, as adult skin is more prone to inflammation — which can result in wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.”
It’s a particularly wonderful way to start your morning, even if you’re not a major acne sufferer. We just love this stuff.
How to Use
LACTIC ACID is an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that effectively exfoliates while providing anti-aging benefits such as increasing production of natural ceramides to hold in moisture. Lactic acid also helps lighten post-acne hyperpigmentation.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR is a natural antimicrobial and antiseptic toner, also contains valuable alpha-hydroxy acids that balance your skin's natural pH levels. By restoring your skin's pH balance, it helps ward off bacteria so pores are unblocked and breakouts are prevented.
PHLORETIN is a bioflavonoid found mostly in apples (and apple cider vinegar) has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties that new studies show effectively fights acne.
Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Infusion, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour, Phaseolus Angularis (Adzuki) Bean Powder, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Glycerin, Jojoba Beads, Acetic Acid (Apple Cider Vinegar), Lactic Acid Extract, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Xanthan Gum, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Honey, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oleoresin, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran, Althaea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Root Powder, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) Oil*
* Essential oil
Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Infusion, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour, Phaseolus Angularis...