Contributor: Dr. Salar Parvini

Most of us wash our face with some sort of water based cleanser. Typically these were surfactant based products that left our face squeaky clean. As we study skin (and skincare) we've learned over the decades that being squeaky clean actually damages skin! So when we formulated Clarify – the second part of our double cleansing system along with Purify – we wanted to ensure that it deeply cleansed your skin while also enriching it with vitamins and minerals without the squeak.

Clarify is designed to gently remove environmental toxins, excess facial oil, and light makeup without harsh chemical surfactants or alcohols. It also prepares the face to receive the humectants in the Nourish serum, emollients in the Restore facial moisturizer and nutrients in the Glow facial oil making it an essential step in all skin care routines. The oil and pH balance also helps preserve the body's natural microbiome to help control breakouts and your skin will look healthy and vibrant thanks to the increased bioavailabilty of the plant derived niacinamide (B3), vitamin C, B5 and E blend! The essential oils of lavender, chamomile, and rosemary will soothe and calm skin while reducing inflammation and puffiness and provide a fresh clean scent. Our premium oil blend ensures that Clarify will not over dry skin while it cleans and nourishes!

So lets break down why a cleanser needs so many vitamins and minerals packed in it! Niacinamide helps visibly improve the appearance of enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, dullness, and weakened surfaces.  MSM (aka Sulphur) is necessary to both collagen and keratin, it is a well established building block for collagen and connective tissues. Vitamin C is necessary for collagen production and maintenance, also a potent antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals in the skin. Helps even out skin tone. Our Vitamin C is oil soluable and does not oxidise readily. Vitamin B5 is a humectant that stabilizes the skin barrier, which reduces the amount of water that is lost through the skin thus improving softness and elasticity. Provides relief from itching and reduces redness. Vitamin E  blocks free radicals and replenishes lipids which slows down the aging process. It also helps reduce wrinkles and fine lines.