All Skin Types
Green Clay, Inulin & Gluconolactone
Cleanses • Mattifies • Maintains skin microbiota balance • Reduces acne
Clay mask with prebiotics joins the cleansing properties of green clay with the moisturizing effect of betaine and hyaluronic acid and the nutritional properties of the prebiotic complex of yogurt and inulin with the anti-acne activity of gluconolactone.
Green clay is unique in its ability to neutralize xenobiotics and toxins in the skin, to nourish the skin with vital minerals and to normalize the sebum production. Inulin and yogurt powder maintain the balance of skin microbiota and eliminate the negative effects of the preservatives in cosmetics. The medicinal herbs extracts have a cleansing, calming and regenerating effect, helping to reverse the signs of aging.
Betaine is a naturally derived ingredient, an amino acid. Also known as Trimethylglycine or glycinebetaine. It is obtained from the process of making sugar out of sugar beets. Being an osmolyte, its structure allows to attract water and help maintain cell water balance. Betaine reduces the ability of water molecules to solvate proteins, thus stabilizing the native protein structures. It primarily functions as a humectant and anti-irritant in cosmetic products, is prone to hydrogen bonding. It is identified as anti-melanogenic agent. Accumulated evidence has shown that betaine has anti-inflammatory functions in numerous diseases.
Gluconolactone is white crystalline powder derived from gluconic acid received from vegetable raw materials. Gluconic acid, found abundantly in plant, honey and wine, is a mild organic acid derived from glucose by a simple oxidation reaction. It’s a polyhydroxy acid (PHA), that is often referred to as next generation AHA. It gently lifts off dead skin cells form the skin surface making skin smooth and even. In the long term it provides anti-aging benefits. It has comparable skin benefits to AHAs but without the irritation as a side effect.
A comparative study of gluconolactone versus benzoyl peroxide in the treatment of acne. The results of this study showed that both gluconolactone and benzoyl peroxide had a significant effect in improving patients' acne by reducing the number of lesions (inflamed and non-inflamed). Furthermore, fewer side-effects were experienced by patients treated with gluconolactone when compared with benzoyl peroxide.
In cosmetics it is known as a regenerating, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic agent. It is used for fatty and oily skin formulations.
Patented active inredient of the Laboratory Givaudan (France). Yogurtene® Balance combines the skin benefits of yogurt with the prebiotic activity of Inulin, a vegetable fructose polysaccharide derived from chicory. Yogurtene® Balance reduces the growth of pathogenic bacteria in favour of friendly microorganisms naturally present on the epidermis. It has no antibacterial properties and remains gentle for the skin, regulates the production of sebum. It also provides the skin with all the benefits of yogurt: non-hydrolysed proteins, lactose, vitamins and minerals.
High-molecular-weight-HA Sodium Hyaluronate is the salt form of Hyaluronic Acid . High-molecular-weight-HA (>500 kDa) is an excellent surface hydrator, skin protectant, that can hold up to 1,000 times its own weight in water. It can act as an osmotic pump helping water-soluble actives to penetrate deeper into the skin. Smoothes the skin, boosts the tissue regeneration without scarring, prevents oxygen free radical damage.
It shows good antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, protecting the cells from free radicals, preventing the breakdown of collagen and reducing the skin's UV damage. It's been shown to be an extremely effective treatment for reducing the redness and irritation associated with Rosacea.
Xanthan gum is a polysaccharide with many industrial uses, which is made by mixing fermented sugars. It is used as a stabiliser, emulsifier, thickener, suspending agent and bodying agent. Xanthan gum exhibits high viscosity at low concentrations, little change in viscosity at varying temperatures, and excellent stability over a wide pH range.It improves cream texture und moisturizes the skin.
- Kaolin, Illite, Montmorillonite
- Inulin (and) Yogurt Powder
- Sodium Hyaluronate
- Mix the content of the packet with 30 ml of warm water until the mixture has a smooth texture.
- Apply the mask with a cosmetic brush or everyway over a cleansed face, neck and decolleté in a thick layer (2-3 mm), avoiding the eyes area.
- Keep the mixture moist.
- Avoid drying out by spraying the face with tonic or water if needed.
- Wait 7-15 minutes and remove it with a damp warm cloth or cosmetic towel, rinse the residue with water, spray the skin with tonic and apply a Sativa face cream or a Sativa serum.