As always, the secret is in the ingredients.
My objective when I designed the alpha/beta was to emulate (improve on an existing product) on a product in the market that worked very well. That product is not sold any longer, so SAS alpha beta exfoliator is probably one of a kind: a mix alpha/beta without water.
Alpha hydroxy acids are organic acids with one hydroxyl group attached to the alpha position of the acid. They include glycolic acid, lactic acid, malic acid, tartaric acid, and citric acid are often used extensively in cosmetic formulations.
Salicylic acid as a peeling agent has a number of indications, including acne vulgaris, melasma, photodamage, freckles, and lentigines.
The benefits of alpha hydroxy acids (lactic acid) and salicylic acid (called in the industry beta hydroxy acid) together in a product that will exfoliate lightly and ensure that pores don’t get clogged.
Antioxidants like tocotrienols and natural vitamin E will help the skin disarm reactive oxygen species (ROS*). Essential fatty acids in the rosehip and poemgranate oil will help your skin renew its own barrier. Your skin will feel fresh and smooth after rinsing.
What’s special about this formulation? There is no water and no alcohol, so it will work better and with less discomfort.
After rinsing, apply collagen serum for even better results, including minimizing pores and helping improve the appearance of scars and post-inflammatory pigmentation.
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