Research on Ingredients
Sucrose is a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the environment into the skin and helps to hydrate the skin and keep moisture within. It is a natural source of glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that penetrates the skin and breaks down the “glue” that bonds skin cells, encouraging cell turnover and generating fresher, younger-looking skin. Sucrose’s small particles make an excellent topical exfoliant, refining skin and giving it a healthy glow.
Gluconolactone is a polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that is capable of chelating metals and may also function by scavenging free radicals, thereby protecting skin from some of the damaging effects of UV radiation. It is similar to an AHA, but has been shown to be gentler on the skin because of its molecular structure, making it an excellent choice for those with sensitive and aging skin.
Algin is a polysaccharide derived from the sodium carbonate extracts of brown seaweed and is natural acid. This gelatinous substance has a remineralising and moisture-preserving effect on the skin, improving cell metabolism and skin elasticity.