Many other cleansers use harsh surfactants or sudsing agents that actually strip the skin of its environmental protective barrier. Instead, we use the mildest surfactant available, a sugar surfactant, to remove substances like makeup, which stubbornly adhere to the skin. Oils deliver an amazing range of benefits to all parts of the skin and body, right down to the cell membranes. Contrary to popular belief, the best way to combat excess greasiness and acne is by using the right combination of oils.
Borage oil High in GLA’s (gamma-linolenic acid), borage oil helps to control inflammation, one of the primary contributors to acne. Borage oil also regulates water loss, thereby ameliorating adult acne symptoms.
Tea tree oil Tests show that tea tree oil is as effective as benzoyl peroxide in combating P. acnes, the major acne-causing microbe. Better yet, it has none of the downside risks associated with benzoyl peroxide, like sun sensitization and increased skin sensitivity.
All Ingedients Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil*, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) oil*, helianthus annuus (sunflower) oil*, cucurbita pepo (pumpkin seed) oil*, borago officinalis (borage) oil*, emu oil, salix nigra (black willow bark) extract*, tocopherol (vitamin e), euterpe oleracea (acai) oil, vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) seed oil*, rubus idaeus (red raspberry) seed oil*, calophyllum inophyllum (tamanu) oil*, hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) oil*, squalene (from olive oil), citrullus lanatus (watermelon) seed oil, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) oleoresin*, usnea lichen tincture, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) essential oil*, daucus carota (carrot) seed essential oil, curcuma longa (curcuma) essential, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) essential oil*, cymbopogon martini (palmarosa) essential*, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) essential oil*, chamomilla recutita (moroccan chamomile) essential oil
% organic ingredients: 91%
No Harmful Ingredients No toxic preservatives, harmful ingredients (such as triclosan), sudsing agents, drying anti-microbials (such as alcohol), fragrances, or detergents. No benzoyl peroxide, which kills new skin cell formation and contributes to accelerated aging of skin.
Many people are reluctant to use oils because they think oil clogs pores, but in fact oil is the best way to deep cleanse: Oil cleans pores because oil dissolves oil. Our skin thrives on oil. In fact, waxes—not oils, are a major cause of skin congestion.
Applying oils to the skin without the interference of a wax barricade gives your skin the essential fatty acids it needs to stay healthy. These fatty acids, called lipids, are part of the environmental protection barrier that prevents outside elements, among them the sun, wind and pollution, from assaulting the skin and compromising its integrity. Oils also work wonders for restoring elasticity and keeping your skin hydrated. Oils actually penetrate into clogged pores and break up congested matter—because oils dissolve oils.
At Marie Veronique, we prefer oils to lotions because the small lipid particles penetrate past the epidermal barrier to deliver nutrients to deeper layers of the skin. This means that a very high concentration of therapeutic ingredients can reach the dermal layer where skin renewal takes place.