Effectively wicks away oil without drying or irritating the skin
An extract from olive leaves known for its anti-inflammatory properties also reduces the appearance of large pores
Salicylic Acid (Beta Hydroxy Acid)
An anti-microbial that gently exfoliates and prevents breakouts
Tea Tree Oil
A gentle disinfectant that soothes the skin
All-natural plant with astringent properties that tones the skin and tightens pores, leaving skin feeling soothed and refreshed
Healthy Cleanse® - Oily
One-Step Perfected Face Wash for Oily Skin
The issue we deal with here is women who have very sensitive skin prone to acne breakouts and oiliness. I used salicylic acid to exfoliate and remove acne-causing bacteria. Usually after exfoliation, skin goes into protection mode by getting red and closing off its pores. By pairing salicylic acid with soothing tea tree oil and my proprietary Calming Complex™, I was able to protect newly exfoliated skin from getting irritated, so pores remained open and didn’t contribute to bacteria proliferation or lack of oxygen, which is a breeding ground for acne. Contrary to popular belief, oily skin still needs hydration, so I left a thin layer of moisture to return oily skin to a balanced pH level after cleansing.
What We Tested
- Sebum on the surface of the skin
- Skin irritation
What Techniques We Used
- Sebumeter®: This instrument determines the production of excess sebum excreted on the forehead, which is typically an area of high sebum production, with a specially designed translucent plastic strip that is measured photometrically by a microprocessor. When the strip becomes coated with sebum, the instrument generates readings in micrograms of sebum per square centimeter.
What We Found
- Skin oiliness was reduced by 94%.
- Sebum on the surface of the skin was reduced by an average of 85%.