Smoothing Serum is a slightly viscous, fluid exfoliating beta hydroxy acid serum for the treatment and prevention of breakouts and blackheads, as well as rough and/or aged skin texture.
Directions for use: Blend a pump or partial-pump amount into clean skin, either focused on trouble spots or as an allover treatment, preferably in the evening. Once a day treatment, or only as needed application, will suffice. Product may also be used as a spot treatment or as an intermittent application (1 to 3x per week for example). Product does not need to be removed from skin, but can optionally be rinsed around 10 mins after applied if desired for the sake of textural esthetic.
Serum with glide on easily and develop a short period of mild tackiness after application before becoming smooth and unnoticeable. It is best to wait for several minutes before following with your normal skin care routine. Smoothing Serum has a mildly hydrating quality, but if dryness or flakiness develops, use product less frequently.
*Always accompany the use of exfoliation products with daytime sun protection and/or sun avoidance in order to mitigate the increased risk of new and future sun damage, and to enhance the achievement of desired results.
Beta Hydroxy Acid
This naturally occurring compound in plants (namely willowbark) has activity as an anti-inflammatory agent and acts as a topical antibacterial due to its ability to promote exfoliation. It’s molecular size and oil-solubility allows for exfoliation within the pores of the skin as well.
This natural renewable betaine extracted from beet root sugar is a skin moisturizing osmolyte that acts to reduce sensitivity and maintain intracellular hydration, as well as promote collagen, improve elasticity, and help protect skin from oxidative stress.
A natural humectant found in the stratum corneum as part of its natural moisturizing factor (NMF), that also contributes anti-microbial benefits.
The sodium salt of pyroglutamic acid is a powerful humectant and naturally occurring component of human skin as part of the "natural moisturizing factors" that maintain a healthy epidermis.
Radish Root Bioferment
These naturally occurring antimicrobial peptides from the probiotic fermentation of kimchi create hurdle technology that prevents the growth of harmful microbes and is gentle on the skin.
Also contains: Purified water, ecocert-certified vegetable propanediol, and plant cellulose.