Clean Scene Micellar Gel ingredients
As the saying goes, everything happens for a reason, and there’s definitely a reason we chose to include these specific ingredients in Clean Scene Micellar Gel. And because full transparency is a good habit, you can click on each ingredient below to learn about what it is, what it’s doing, and why we picked it.
Water/Aqua - An essential hydrator used to incorporate all of our skin loving ingredients into one formula while also boosting their efficacy and delivery to the skin.
Propanediol - A known hydrator that helps enhance the absorption of ingredients into skin.
Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside - A vegetable derived ultra gentle cleanser that also helps incorporate oils and fragrance into the formula.
Glycerin - A humectant that attracts moisture from the air, locking water into the skin to replenish and restore skin’s hydration levels.
Phenoxyethanol - A skin safe preservative that keeps pathogens from growing and multiplying in skincare formulas once they’re exposed to air.
Fragrance/Parfum - A 100% natural fragrance free from phthalates, alcohol, and synthetic colors/dyes.
Chondrus Crispus Extract (plus water, citric acid, phenoxyethanol, and potassium sorbate) - An algae extract that reinforces and protects the skin’s barrier from photoaging and structural damage. It also helps to reduce fine lines, and soothe inflammation.
Acetyl Glycyl Beta-Alanine - A powerful skin brightening peptide that inhibits melanin production by targeting and disrupting the formation, generation, and transport of melanin to the top layer of skin. When applied topically, the appearance of dark spots & hyperpigmentation are reduced, revealing a brighter, more even toned complexion.
Ectoin - Discovered in the salt lakes of the Egyptian desert, this amino acid derivative is designed to protect plants from the lethal and extreme conditions of their habitat. When applied topically to skin, this natural stress-protection molecule stops & prevents cell damage from HEV over-exposure, while repairing & regenerating aged, stressed, irritated skin.
Hydroxyethylcellulose - A plant derived thickening agent.
Hydroxyacetophenone - A multi-tasking antioxidant found in cloudberries that forms a protective barrier on skin to guard against oxidative damage while also inhibiting skin irritating enzymes to calm and soothe the skin.
Gellan Gum - a plant derived gelling agent that gives our formula it’s lightweight gel texture.
Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract - Also known as persian lilac, this antioxidant neutralizes free radical damage to reduce visible signs of aging while also acting as an anti-inflammatory to reduce redness and irritation. This ingredient is a part of the natural colorant blend that gives our formula its beautiful blue hue.
Tanacetum Vulgare Extract - Also known as blue tansy, this ingredient is rich in chamazulene, which helps calm irritation, redness, and inflammation. It also helps other actives better penetrate the skin for improved efficacy.
Butylene Glycol - A texture enhancer that keeps the formula feeling lightweight on skin.
Ethylhexylglycerin - A skin safe preservative that also helps to soften the skin.
Sodium Hyaluronate - The water soluble salt form of hyaluronic acid, this ingredient is highly efficacious and more effective in hydrating the skin than pure hyaluronic acid. It attracts water to skin, locking it in place for immediate and long lasting hydration.
Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract - A member of the cucumber family, thsi ivy gourd fruit extract is known to condition skin while also balancing skin’s moisture levels. This ingredient is a part of the natural colorant blend that gives our formula its beautiful blue hue.
Pentylene Glycol - A skin safe synthetic humectant and anti-microbial agent.
Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract - Also known as neem extract, this ingredient is full of antioxidants that protect against free radical damage, calm & soothe skin, and improve skin’s hydration levels to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. This ingredient is a part of the natural colorant blend that gives our formula its beautiful blue hue.
Corallina Officinalis Extract - A red algae extract that helps gently remove dead skin cells to brighten skin tone. Comprised of calcium, zinc, and magnesium, this extract is essential for skin revitalization. This ingredient is a part of the natural colorant blend that gives our formula its beautiful blue hue.
Gluconolactone - A multi-faceted polyhydroxy acid (PHA). Because of their larger molecule size, PHAs exfoliate in a more mild, gentle manner - making them perfect for sensitive skin. Unlike other acids, Gluconolactone won’t increase skin’s sensitivity or vulnerability to sun damage. Plus, PHA's humectant properties attract & lock water into skin - helping improve skin's hydration.
Calcium Alginate - A seaweed derived coating on our encapsulated hyaluronic acid spheres to maintain their freshness prior to evacuation through our bead crushing pump.
Biosaccharide Gum-4 - An effective pollution protection active, this plant based sugar alcohol forms a breathable barrier on skin to prevent environmental aggressors from penetrating the epidermis.
Glucose - An effective humectant, this simple sugar attracts water from the air, binding it to the skin for immediate, long lasting hydration
Sodium Chloride - Salt, a naturally occurring ingredient, used as a thickening agent.
Xanthan Gum - A natural thickening agent.
Sodium Benzoate - A skin safe preservative that prevents pathogens from growing and multiplying in skincare formulas one they’re exposed to air.
Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract - A plant extract derived from aloe vera that is known for its skin soothing & hydrating properties. It is also full of antioxidants, enzymes, and vitamins which aid in its ability to reduce inflammation. This ingredient is a part of the natural colorant blend that gives our formula its beautiful blue hue.
Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract - Rich in antioxidants, this eggplant fruit extract is known to nourish and hydrate while also protecting skin from free radicals that cause premature aging. This ingredient is a part of the natural colorant blend that gives our formula its beautiful blue hue.
Glyceryl Caprylate - A vegetable derived ingredient that helps regulate skin’s moisture.
Arthrospira Platensis Extract - Blue spirulina, a blue-green algae full of vitamin E, selenium, and tyrosine,that is known to protect against and eliminate free radical damage, helping minimize visible signs of aging.
Synthetic Fluorphlogopite - a skin safe synthetic mineral thickening agent
Citric Acid - A citrus derived alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) which sloughs away dead skin cells revealing a brighter, smoother, more even toned complexion.
Hydrolyzed Rhodophyceae Extract (plus water, butylene glycol, pentylene glycol sodium chloride, and xanthan gum) - Derived from red seaweed, this ingredient protects skin from the damaging effects of blue light and reverses past damage that has caused a loss of elasticity to help maintain youthful, firm, sculpted skin.
Disodium Phosphate - A skin safe synthetic used to adjust the formula to a pH optimal for use on skin.
Polysorbate 60 - A coconut derived cleansing agent and solubilizer.
Potassium Sorbate - A skin safe preservative.
Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract - Helps brighten and soothe skin, while reducing inflammation. As a potent antioxidant, this extract helps to protect skin’s barrier from free radical damage that can cause premature signs of aging. This ingredient is a part of the natural colorant blend that gives our formula its beautiful blue hue.
Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Flower/Leaf Extract - Full of antioxidants that help protect skin from environmental aggressors while calming & soothing skin. This ingredient is a part of the natural colorant blend that gives our formula its beautiful blue hue.
Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract - Packed with antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, holy basil is known to reduce breakouts while calming skin irritations. This ingredient is a part of the natural colorant blend that gives our formula its beautiful blue hue.
Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract - A marine active ingredient found in the deep, cold waters off the coast of Greenland. This ingredient forms a protective film on skin to defend against the damaging effects of digital pollution (blue light).
Sodium Phosphate - A safe synthetic used to adjust the formula to a pH optimal for use on skin.