This deeply moisturizing, sulfate-free Facial Cleanser helps wash away dirt, oil and impurities, leaving skin feeling soft, smooth and refreshed. Combined with premium, ultra-hydrating Hyaluronic Acid, this lavish Facial Cleanser contains the powerful ingredient, Bentonite Clay, known for its ability to absorb toxins and impurities. Our paraben free Facial Cleanser produces a rich lather that moisturizes and nourishes the skin for a healthy appearance.
What is Hyaluronic Acid (HA)?
Hyaluronic Acid is a special mucopolysaccharide occurring naturally throughout the human body. One of the most heavily researched substances today, its function in the body is, amongst other things, to bind water and to lubricate movable parts of the body, such as joints and muscles. HA has the unique ability to bind up to 1,000 times its weight in water, which makes it nature's greatest natural hydrator for your skin! The body's HA production naturally decreases with age, leaving skin dry and wrinkled. Replenishing the body's natural HA allows the skin to retain moisture and provides age-defying volume, form and lift as well as lessening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Its consistency and tissue-friendliness allows it to be used in skin-care products as an excellent moisturizer. Hyaluronic Acid is one of the most hydrophilic (water-loving) molecules in nature and can be described as "nature’s moisturizer".
Why is Hyaluronic Acid so important to the skin?
Although Hyaluronic Acid (HA) can be found naturally in most every cell in the body, it is found in the greatest concentrations in the skin tissue. Almost 50% of the bodies HA is found here. It is found in both the deep underlying dermal areas as well as the visible epidermal top layers. Young skin is smooth and elastic and contains large amounts of HA that helps keep the skin stay young and healthy. The HA provides continuous moisture to the skin by binding up to 1000 times its weight in water. As we grow older, the body loses its ability to maintain this same concentration in the skin. As a result, the skin can become unhealthy.
The skin is the largest organ in the body comprising about 15% of the body weight. Roughly 50% of the Hyaluronic Acid in our body is found in the skin. HA and Collagen are vital to maintaining the skin's layers and structure. It is the collagen that gives the skin its firmness but it is the HA that nourishes and hydrates the collagen. Imagine the collagen as the stretchy fibers that restore the skin back to shape when stretched. Collagen is like a rubber band but stretch that rubber band a million times, like what we do with our skin and without any moisture. Eventually that rubber band gets overstretched (saggy) and dried out and will most likely break. This is much the same way the collagen in our skin reacts leaving our skin in need of moisture. Now imagine that same rubber band stretched a million times while under water the whole time. Chances of that rubber band drying out and breaking are minimal. Consider the Hyaluronic Acid as the water that keeps the collagen moist and elastic. Collagen is continuously surrounded and nourished by the gelatinous HA substance. Young skin is smooth and highly elastic because it contains high concentrations of Hyaluronic Acid, which helps skin stay healthy. As we grow older, the body loses its ability to maintain this same concentration in the skin. With decreasing levels of HA in the skin, so goes the ability of the skin to hold water. The result, the skin becomes drier and loses its ability to maintain it's hydration. Hyaluronic acid acts as a space filler by binding to water and thus keeping the skin wrinkle-free.
How long has Hyaluronic Acid been used?
Hyaluronic Acid was first used commercially in 1942 when Endre Balazs applied for a patent to use it as a substitute for egg white in bakery products. He went on to become the leading expert on HA, and made the majority of discoveries concerning HA. Hyaluronic Acid has long been used in some of the top selling commercial skincare products to support skin hydration.
Because it is an acid will it burn my skin?
Hyaluronic Acid is often called an acid and this is a misnomer. Hyaluronic Acid as a sodium salt (sodium hyaluronate)(Episilk™) will have a neutral pH measurement not an acidic. Because of the water binding capacity of Hyaluronic Acid, it is actually very good for skin health.
Pour a small amount of cleanser into dampened hands, then massage over face and neck. Rinse thoroughly with water.
Water, SodiumLauryl Glucose Carboxylate, Lauryl Glucoside, Decyl Glucoside, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Vegetable Glycerin, Bentonite Clay, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glucose Oxidase, Lactoperoxidase.
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