A glorious grapefruit astringent that helps to tightens the skin and brings about a healthier glow ( all that vitamin C) Rich in vibrant grapefruit oils which are known to be beneficial for distressing skin conditions including acne. The feel good scent of grapefruit boost your mood (read the Essential oils book, it works!) while naturally toning and improving your skin.
AO Ingredient Jar Stars
Witch Hazel Distillate
Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil
Organic White Willow Bark Extract
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Balanced for the skin’s pH between 4.2 to 5.8
Fights Premature Aging and Infection
Grapefruit essential oil contains vitamin C, an antioxidant that fights free radicals. Free radicals cause premature tissue damage, vision deterioration and nervous disorders. Internal consumption of grapefruit essential oil helps protect the body from free radicals, thereby reducing their effects on premature aging. Grapefruit essential oil also is beneficial when applied topically to the skin to treat wrinkles and acne and to prevent wound infection. It may be irritating to sensitive skin if exposed to sunlight after application.
Willow Bark Extract is used in cosmetics and personal care products for its astringent, anti-inflammatory, soothing and conditioning properties. It has been used for centuries as a treatment for headaches and other ailments due to its aspirin-like properties, as well as as an antiseptic, according to The University of Maryland Medical Center. Willow Bark Extract contains salicylic acid, a BHA that is a natural exfoliant and is used in many acne treatments because of its ability to help skin shed dead cells and clear pores; it can also stimulate new cell formation. Willow Bark Extract also contains "phenolic acids; such as salicin, salicortin, fragilin, populin, triandrin and vimalin, as well as flavonoids, tannins (gallotannins and catechin-type tannins) and minerals," which all allow it to aid in skin rejuvenation. Willow Bark Extract's astringent properties are, however, thought to soften and loosen dry, scaly, or thickened skin so that it falls off or can be removed easily.
A final note! My bright, lively “good morning” astringent wakes up the skin and the senses, creating an uplifting and invigorating feeling, while refining, clarifying and revitalizing the skin. Perfect for most skin types, especially combination, oily or breakout prone. Wake up wonderful!