This cleanser’s creamy texture leaves your skin soft, smooth, clean and nourished. It's packed with powerful antioxidants including aloe, green tea, white tea and rooibos tea, which have soothing effects on the skin. Recently, Japanese scientists discovered that rooibos tea contains a counterpart of the enzyme Super Oxide Dismutase (S.O.D.), which is an antioxidant that attacks free radicals and limits their damaging effects on the skin.
Salve’s Three-Tea Cleanser does not contain the typical surfactants that most cleansing gels contain. That means, this gentle cleanser won’t produce soapy suds. Instead, it's composed of oils and fats, which are mild and effective cleansing agents.
How this soap-less cleanser works: Oils and fats are actually complex compounds called triglycerides. All oils and fats are mixtures of triglycerides with different fatty acids attached. To simplify, an oil molecule is formed from one glycerin molecule and three fatty acid molecules. All fatty acid molecules are lipophilic and hydrophilic. Lipophilic means that a substance has a great attraction for oil, while hydrophilic means that a substance has a great attraction for water. The glycerin component of oils or fats is an alcohol with three locations on its molecule where the hydrophilic molecule of the fatty acid attaches.
Together, the hydrophilic and lipophilic molecules allow the cleanser to deeply penetrate the skins surface allowing for deep cleansing of stubborn dirt and oil. These same molecules possess and affinity for water which allows the water to dampen the skin's surface deeper and more thoroughly. Hydrophilic molecules are useful because it prevents the product from simply sitting on the skin's surface, leaving an invisible film, and blocking moisture from entering. The lipophilic molecules act like a magnet to dirt in the skin; once the molecules encounter the dirt, they cling to it and allow it to be washed away.
pH: 4.5 - 5.5
Great for These Skin Types:
Dry - Mature - Normal - Combination - Sensitive
Remove eye make-up prior to use. Cleanse your face and neck every morning and night. Always cleanse in circular, upward motions. Be gentle with your skin. Follow with Salve's Antioxidant Toner.
Aloe barbadensis (Organic Aloe Vera) Juice, Olea europaea (Organic Olive) Oil, Aspalathus linearis (Organic Rooibos Tea) Extract, Emulsifying Wax, Vegetable Glycerin, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Dimethylaminoeth, Camellia sinensis (Organic White Tea) Extract, anol (DMAE), Camellia sinensis (Organic Green Tea) Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Xanthan Gum (Polysaccharide Gum), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Ester), dl-Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Retinol Palmitate (Vitamin A), Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Oleoresin, Azadirachta indica (Neem) Oil.
Made in USA.