O.R.A.C. Lifting Complex - Ingredients
Glycolic acid is the smallest alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), derived from sugar cane. Its small size allows it to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin. Glycolic acid is an effective exfoliator to remove dead skin cells and loosen buildup of oils and debris which lead to breakouts. Glycolic acid helps to separate skin cells in the outer layers of skin without rough, mechanical exfoliation techniques. This speeds up cell turnover and bring fresher, younger cells to the surface. It has effective skin-renewing properties, reduces inflammation, evens skin tone, and gives the skin a soft, supple feel.
Salicylic acid is a beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) which is derived from willow bark. As a BHA, it is fat-soluble and can penetrate into the lipid layer of the skin to unclog pores, reducing breakouts and blemishes.
Squalene is a natural organic compound, produced by the body. It comprises about 10% of the skin's oil. It is a fatty molecule which helps in retaining the skin’s moisture and hydration. It is a natural anti-oxidant and is useful for anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as reducing fine lines and redness.
Green Tea is made from the Camellia Sinensis leaves, but they have not undergone the withering and oxidative process used to make other teas. This allows it to retain its nutrients and powerful anti-oxidant properties. It can help to improve blemishes, reduce oily skin, and make your skin look younger. It contains polyphenols, flavonoids, and other key nutrients which help protect the skin and retain moisture.