Exfoliating Cleanser Ingredients
Every ingredient has a scientific purpose to help you, look and feel your best. Some key ingredients in the ultimate men's exfoliating cleanser are:
Apricot Kernel Oil
Extracted from apricot seeds. Known for its skin smoothing, antioxidant benefits, and killing off bacteria as a natural antimicrobial. Used as a healthy cooking oil. Rich in Vitamin A and E to fight free radicals.
- ◄ Research
Yiğit, D., Yiğit, N., & Mavi, A.. (2009). Antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of bitter and sweet apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) kernels. Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, 42(4), 346-352. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0100-879X2009000400006
Minaiyan, M., Ghannadi, A., Asadi, M., Etemad, M., & Mahzouni, P. (2014). Anti-inflammatory effect of Prunus armeniaca L. (Apricot) extracts ameliorates TNBS-induced ulcerative colitis in rats. Research in pharmaceutical sciences, 9(4), 225–231.
Karaboğa, I., Ovalı, M. A., Yılmaz, A., & Alpaslan, M. (2018). Gastroprotective effect of apricot kernel oil in ethanol-induced gastric mucosal injury in rats. Biotechnic & histochemistry : official publication of the Biological Stain Commission, 93(8), 601–607. https://doi.org/10.1080/10520295.2018.1511064
Porous rock formed from volcanic explosions. The original natural exfoliator. Ancient Egyptian treatment for appearance. Removes dead skin cells before they become inflamed or irritated.
- ◄ Research
Baden H. P. (1980). The pumice stone in dermatologic therapy. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 2(1), 29–30. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0190-9622(80)80287-8
Matarasso, S. L., Hanke, C. W., & Alster, T. S. (1997). Cutaneous resurfacing. Dermatologic clinics, 15(4), 569–582. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0733-8635(05)70467-8
Rich in linolenic acid for anti-inflammation plus minerals and vitamins for replenishment. Said to improve dry, damaged skin. Good for your breakfast and your skin.
- ◄ Research
Patzelt, A., Lademann, J., Richter, H., Darvin, M. E., Schanzer, S., Thiede, G., Sterry, W., Vergou, T., & Hauser, M. (2012). In vivo investigations on the penetration of various oils and their influence on the skin barrier. Skin research and technology : official journal of International Society for Bioengineering and the Skin (ISBS) [and] International Society for Digital Imaging of Skin (ISDIS) [and] International Society for Skin Imaging (ISSI), 18(3), 364–369. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0846.2011.00578.x
de Oliveira, A. P., Franco, E., Rodrigues Barreto, R., Cordeiro, D. P., de Melo, R. G., de Aquino, C. M., E Silva, A. A., de Medeiros, P. L., da Silva, T. G., Góes, A. J., & Maia, M. B. (2013). Effect of semisolid formulation of persea americana mill (avocado) oil on wound healing in rats. Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM, 2013, 472382. https://doi.org/10.1155/2013/472382
Flores, M., Saravia, C., Vergara, C. E., Avila, F., Valdés, H., & Ortiz-Viedma, J. (2019). Avocado Oil: Characteristics, Properties, and Applications. Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 24(11), 2172. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules24112172