The latest addition to Pestle & Mortar’s product range is Exfoliate, a groundbreaking facial toner powered by glycolic acid and blended with a potent mix of natural anti-ageing and skin-bright- ening ingredients. Formulated in response to the demand for an exfoliating toner that is powerful yet kind, Exfoliate is the first gly- colic toner of its kind in Europe which is entirely transparent re- garding pH and free acid values. Exfoliate delivers a glycolic toner supported by nature and endorsed by science which regenerates, renews, brightens and refines the skin.
What is Glycolic Acid? Glycolic acid is a plant derived ingredient which removes the outermost layers of the skin by breaking down the bonds which hold dead skin cells together and dissolving sebum. Pore-block- ing cells are sloughed away and brighter, healthier, fresher skin is revealed.
Why is it groundbreaking? A glycolic acid toner that delivers an effective level of glycolic action without causing skin sensitivity or irritation is difficult to find. Exfoliate is formulated at a pH and with a free acid value that ensures both. In addition to its powerful exfoliating properties, Exfoliate boasts a cocktail of skin brightening, toning and anti-ageing extracts such as daisy flower, green tea and niacinamide, which ensures that skin receives a host of complimenta ry benefits.
Why are free acid value and pH important? The free acid value is the actual percentage of glycolic acid that is free to act on the skin and this value depends on the pH of the formulation. At higher pH, glycolic acid is rendered inactive. The lower the pH of the formulation, the higher the potency of the glycolic acid. However, if pH is too low, irritation is a risk. At a pH of 3.8 and with a free acid value of 6.8%, Exfoliate is formulated so that the efficacy of the acid is maximised without the risk of skin irritation.
Nature & Science Combined Pestle & Mortar formulates skincare solutions that work by combining natural healing philosophies with science. In a groundbreaking formulation, Exfoliate harnesses the power of glycolic acid at a concentration and pH which maintains effectiveness without causing irritation, and marries it with natural skin-brightening, soothing and toning extracts.
Exfoliate 180ml (€29.00)