WHY WE USE IT
HOW IT’S MADE UP
Our Powerful Fruit Complex is based on a standardized extraction of five plant species: Bilberry, Sugar Cane, Orange, Lemon, and Sugar Maple. These botanical extracts deliver five natural AHAs to the skin: Lactic Acid (from Bilberry), Glycolic Acid (from Sugar Cane), Citric Acid (from Orange and Lemon), and Malic and Tartaric Acids (from Sugar Maple). These AHAs are commonly used to treat skin conditions such as rough skin, surface wrinkles, and fine lines. Recognized for having exfoliating properties, AHAs leave the skin with a smooth and radiant appearance.
Glycolic acid, the smallest molecular structure of the group, has proved effective in cosmetics due to its ability to reach the deeper layers of the skin, making it an excellent exfoliating agent that provides immediate skin-softening effects. Glycolic acid loosens corneocyte attachments and reduces cell cohesion at the lower level of the stratum corneum to promote cellular renewal. As new skin cells generate, older cells slough off to reveal smoother-looking skin. Factors such as sun damage, age, and environmental stress slow down this process which results in the accumulation of dead skin cells. The use of alpha-hydroxy acids can combat the problem by breaking proteolytic bonds to increase cellular renewal. Moreover, glycolic acid allows the capillaries to dilate and deliver more oxygen and energy to the cells for increased intracellular efficiency. In addition to increasing collagen and glycosaminoglycan (GAG) synthesis, Glycolic acid treatments also increase type I collagen mRNA and hyaluronic acid content of human skin.
Lactic acid is an excellent moisturizing ingredient and is beneficial for most hyper-proliferate skin conditions. One of the key benefits of using lactic acid in anti-aging applications is that research has also shown it is capable of reversing cutaneous atrophy. This will help thicken the skin to create a more youthful aesthetic.
Citric acid is an intermediate in the Krebs cycle and is integral for ATP production, which helps to promote healthy skin by stimulating the formation of fibrous protein. The Krebs cycle, also known as Citric Acid, occurs in the mitochondria of our cells. This cycle is responsible for metabolizing sugar intake thus breaking it into carbon dioxide, water, and energy. In skin biology, Citric Acid provides cells with a source of useable energy. This, in turn, contributes to the factors that chemically exfoliate the outer layer of the epidermis.
Malic + Tartaric Acids
Malic and tartaric acids also influence skin tone and have been shown to increase elasticity, which is an important factor to enhancing complexion clarity.
|Product||Powerful Fruit Complex % Inclusion||Clinical Testing Claims Substantiated at % Inclusion|
|Face & Body Glow Mist||5%||5%|
|Brightening Face Mask||5%||5%|
|Clarifying Face Mask||5%||5%|
|Bath & Shower Jelly||
2.5% We avoided putting this in at a higher level
as we recommend you follow up with our incredible Body Glow Hydrator
|Body Scrub & Mask||5%||5%|
|TLC Foot & Bath Bombs||We wanted to focus on the other nourishing ingredients for this one!||5%|
|Body Glow Hydrator||5%||5%|
|Whipped Body Souffle||0.2% We wanted to focus on the other nourishing ingredients for this one!||5%|
|Multi Balm||We wanted to focus on the other nourishing ingredients for this one!||5%|