About Flower Acid Exfoliant with Hibiscus Flower Acids
The Flower Acid Exfoliant is a gentle treatment for blemishes and helps relieve symptoms of rosacea, eczema and psoriasis. It calms inflammation and restores stronger, more youthful looking skin. Vigna Aconitifolia seed extract enhances cell renewal and hydration. The goal of this exfoliant is to improve skin firmness via exfoliation. Here is a breakdown of the unique Phyto-chemistry of Flower Acids.
Bio-Complex of different acids—Phytic, Pyruvic, Vita A like, Gamma Amino Butryric (GABA) and TEGO® Stemlastin which provide a gentle exfoliation while stimulating collagen and mucopolysaccharides synthesis
Polyphenols are powerful antioxidants. Tee et al. 2002 assessed the antioxidant properties of Hibiscus by comparing its activity with those of BHA and b-carotene
Anthocyanins (deep purple pigment in the flower) are a major component of hibiscus that reduce oxidative stress on DNA and act as a sunscreen in absorbing UV rays (Duhn et al, 1997)
The pyruvic acid being a second-generation acid exhibits greater keratolytic properties like the properties found in salicylic acid.
TEGO® Stemlastin is a standardized extract of the micro algae Cyanidium caldarium. Through its combined activity on epidermal stem cells and the elastic fiber, TEGO® Stemlastin retains a youthful skin appearance and reduces the signs of chronological skin aging.
Compared to conventional AHA’s, flower acids from hibiscus are:
50% more hydrating
20% greater cellular turnover than AHA’s and salicylic acid
30% reduction in appearance of wrinkles by inhibiting elastase and hyaluronidase breakdown of connective tissue
Anti-Inflammatory properties exhibiting an absence of the ‘burn’ (Levy and Goldschmidt 1979)