This is an excellent cleanser for oily, acne and sensitive skin that is prone to irritation and inflammation. It provides a gentle, yet deep cleanse that reduces irritation and inflammation while gently removing excess build up and impurities. Each application works to slightly soften and remove the dead surface layer of skin. It has a slight drying and antiseptic effect as it moderates oil production. It works to control Rosacea by tightening the blood vessels under the skin. Due to its anti inflammatory and anti itching properties it is a great choice for skin prone to eczema and/or psoriasis. It is very effective at helping calm and sooth inflamed follicles and ingrown hairs due to waxing or shaving, thereby making it a great choice for male skin as well.
A little goes a very long way with this cleanser! To use mix ½ to 1 pump of cleaner with water in hands. Apply and massage into skin with fingertips for 1 to 3 minutes in circular motion covering the entire face and neck and avoiding eye area. Remove completely with a damp face towel or rinse with water. Use 1-2 times daily. You can expect one bottle of this cleanser to last 9-10 months or longer. It is very concentrated and packed with nutrients geared towards cleansing and calming your skin.
Ichthammol: Also known as ammonium bituminosulphonate. It is a product of natural origin obtained in the first step by dry distillation of sulphur-rich oil shale. It is used in medicine as a remedy for treating some forms of skin diseases, such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. It is commonly used in an ointment as a “drawing slave”, it also has anti-inflammatory, bactericidal and fungicidal properties.
Lavender Oil: Lavender oil has a calming effect which may aid in relaxation and the reduction of anxiety. It may be used as a topical antiseptic and pain reliever. Lavender has anti-inflammatory, refreshing, tightening and bacteriostatic effects to the skin.
Flaxseed Oil: Flaxseed oil contains high levels of omega-3 fatty acids. Flaxseeds themselves contain lignans, a class of phytoestrogens considered to have antioxidant and cancer preventing properties. Flax is very healing. It helps metabolize oil, which plays a role in collagen and elastin production, as well as strengthening the skin.
Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids: Omega-3 helps with certain circulatory problems, such as varicose veins and Rosacea. Omega-6 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids, which means that they are essential to human health but cannot be made in the body. For this reason, they must be obtained from food. Together omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids play a crucial role in brain function as well as normal growth and development, including that of the skin.
Vitamin F: To the skin, it brings suppleness and a youthful appearance. Vitamin F is needed for healthy growth of cell membranes. Eczema may be indicated when deficient in Vitamin F.