SkinMedica

AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser

AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser

Overview

SkinMedica AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser falls into the category of products that are meant to be rinsed off, peeled off, or taken off. We believe that the moisturizing effects of these products end as soon as they are removed from the skin, no matter how many moisturizing ingredients are on the ingredient list. This is why we don’t provide a moisturizing rating for them.

  • ALCOHOL-FREE
  • SULFATE-FREE
  • FRAGRANCE-FREE
  • NON-COMEDOGENIC
  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • SILICONE-FREE
  • PARABEN-FREE

IngredientOriginFunctions
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
Sodium C14-16 Olefin SulfonateSyntheticCleansing,Formula Helper
Cocamidopropyl BetaineBotanical,SyntheticCleansing,Formula Helper
PEG/PPG-8/3 Diisostearate SyntheticFormula Helper
Hydrogenated Jojoba OilBotanicalMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Abrasive
Acrylates CopolymerSyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract BotanicalAntioxidant,Astringent,Refreshing
Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) ExtractBotanicalMoisturizing (humectant),Antioxidant,Exfoliant,Formula Helper
Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) ExtractBotanicalAntioxidant,Exfoliant
Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit ExtractBotanicalAntioxidant,Fragrance
Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit ExtractBotanicalFragrance
Salicylic AcidSyntheticAnti-acne,Exfoliant,Soothing,Anti-seborrheic,Fragrance,Preservative,Formula Helper

Ingredients explained

Function

Solvent

Origin

Naturally occurring

The most used ingredient in skincare. Its concentration defines the product texture: rich creams may have about 50% of water while a light jelly about 90%. Water doesn’t moisturize the skin by itself and is used in skincare as a solvent for other ingredients.
Function

Cleansing, Foaming

Origin

Synthetic

An anionic surfactant alternative to sulfates with an excellent foaming profile.
Function

Cleansing, Antistatic, Foaming, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

A mildly cleansing ingredient derived from coconut. It also produces the foam that tells us our soap is actually working to remove dirt and oils.
Function

Emulsifying

Origin

Synthetic

Description is coming soon
Function

Moisturizing (occlusive), Emollient, Abrasive

Origin

Botanical

A potent occlusive moisturizing jojoba oil derivative.

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