Texture Magic Exfoliating Toner ingredients

As the saying goes, everything happens for a reason, and there’s definitely a reason we chose to include these specific ingredients in Texture Magic Exfoliating Toner.   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 skin. 

Niacinamide - Also known as vitamin B3, this ingredient creates a more even tone, controls sebum production, reduces breakouts, and strengthens the skin’s barrier. 

Propanediol - A known hydrator that helps enhance the absorption of ingredients into skin.

Lactic Acid - This alpha hydroxy acid (a part of our AHA blend), sloughs away dead skin cells and buildup on the skin’s surface while also creating a brighter, more even looking complexion. 

Citric Acid - A citrus derived alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) which sloughs away dead skin cells revealing a brighter, smoother, more even toned complexion.

Butylene Glycol - A texture enhancer that keeps the formula feeling lightweight on skin.

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.

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

Fragrance/Parfum - A 100% natural fragrance free from phthalates, alcohol, and synthetic colors/dyes.

Malic Acid - Derived from unripe fruit, this alpha hydroxy acid (a part of our AHA blend), mildy exfoliates skin to sloughs away dead cells and buildup on skin’s surface. 

Phytic Acid - Found in plant seeds, this alpha hydroxy acid (a part of our AHA blend), exfoliates to slough away dead cells and buildup on skin’s surface while acting as an antioxidant to neutralize free radical damage.

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.

Glycerin - A humectant that attracts moisture from the air, locking water into the skin to replenish and restore skin’s hydration levels.

Sodium Benzoate - A skin safe preservative that prevents pathogens from growing and multiplying in skincare formulas one they’re exposed to air.

Pentylene Glycol  - A skin safe synthetic humectant and anti-microbial agent.

Potassium Sorbate - A skin safe preservative.

Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract - also known as African Whitewood, this potent astringent is known to alleviate common skin concerns by refining pores, reducing sebum production, and moisturizing the skin.

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.

Salicylic Acid - Considered a beta hydroxy acid (BHA), this ingredient exfoliates inside the pores to unclog dead skin cells, dirt, and excess oil, while fighting acne-causing bacteria to reduce breakouts, giving skin a smooth, visibly poreless texture. 

Sodium Chloride - Salt, a naturally occurring ingredient, used as a thickening agent.

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.

Phenoxyethanol - A skin safe preservative that keeps pathogens from growing and multiplying in skincare formulas once they’re exposed to air.

Xanthan Gum - A sugar based stabilizing agent used to create optimal formula texture, while also binding other skin ingredients together.

Calcium Gluconate -  An effective humectant, this calcium salt of gluconic acid attracts moisture to the skin for immediate hydration, while simultaneously calming and soothing your 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.

Glyceryl Caprylate - A vegetable derived ingredient that helps regulate skin’s moisture.

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.

Maltodextrin - An anti-irritant that enhances the anti-aging benefits of our hydroxy acid blend, while keeping skin calm and soothed. This plant based sugar derivative also draws moisture to the skin to help maintain optimal hydration levels. 

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). 

Hydrolyzed Gardenia Florida Extract - A powerful antioxidant, this Gardenia Flower extract neutralizes free radical damage caused by environmental aggressors, creating  a more youthful looking complexion

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.  

Oleanolic Acid - Found in olive leaves, this potent multitasker acts as an antioxidant, antimicrobial, and antiager. When applied topically, blemishes are reduced, redness is soothed, and skin appears firmer and more youthful looking.