PCA SKIN is always striving to provide the very best products to our Certified Professionals and their patients. As of this week, we have launched the newly reformulated Facial Wash in an effort to improve on an already great product.
The first step to healthy, flawless skin is a gentle and effective cleanser. The purpose of the cleanser is to remove environmental pollutants, dirt, makeup, excess sebum, dead skin cells and bacteria, leaving a clean palette for any correctives you will be using on the skin. Facial Wash now has even more advanced ingredients to give the best cleanse possible for any skin type, even sensitive skin or those with rosacea.
Among the key ingredients in Facial Wash is lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) naturally found in milk and sugars. AHAs work mainly as exfoliants by breaking down the bonds between cells called desmosomes. This permits the dead surface cells to slough off, creating the appearance new healthy skin. Lactic acid’s larger molecular size allows it to penetrate into the skin slowly, reducing the chances of irritation, and making it an excellent choice for more sensitive skin types. Lactic acid also helps to even skin tone and is very hydrating to the skin.
The use of aloe vera dates back thousands of years in Egypt, the Philippines and India for its medicinal properties. The extracts provide a healing quality due to the vitamins, minerals and amino acids it contains. Aloe vera forms a protective layer over impaired skin and acts quickly to assist the healing process. Aloe vera is also full of moisture, giving it the ability to hydrate the skin and restore moisture that has been lost.
The addition of Salix nigra (willow) bark extract gives Facial Wash an extra boost. This extract is a natural salicin, meaning it produces salicylic acid-like materials. It is a safe way to get the benefits of a beta hydroxy acid (BHA) without the risk of irritation. Willow bark extract helps to calm and soothe the skin, and can also clear follicular debris.
With added surfactants for a deep clean, Facial Wash surpasses the intention of a gentle, foaming cleanser. Not only does it set up the skin for proper penetration of correctives, but it also gives the skin a treatment in itself with the amazing blend of quality ingredients.
Questions about our new Facial Wash? Call the Practice Development Group at 877.PCA.SKIN [722.7546] from 7am – 6pm Arizona time Monday-Friday.