Focusing on Cleansers & Cleansing with OptiPhi

April 15, 2021 LNE Editor

Optiphi is going back to the ethos of the  brand and each month focusing on Specifics

This April looking at Cleansers & Cleansing

 

Why it’s important to cleanse
Daily cleansing removes traces of dirt, make up, excess oil, pollution, & dead skin cells off of your face. Allowing dirt and pollution to accumulate on your skin could potentially contribute to breakouts, dehydration and premature aging.
When and how often to cleanse
Cleanse with a skin pH-friendly cleanser of pH 5,5 at least once a day to remove impurities from the skin.
Don’t over cleanse – washing your face too much can overstimulate oil secretion, causing enlarged pores, shiny appearance and possible break outs.
Never sleep with your make up on – make up holds dirt and oil close to the skin. Not removing make up before bedtime, leaves your pores clogged and can cause break outs and congestion.
Your skin repairs and regenerates itself while you sleep – a clean skin facilitates radiant and healthy-looking skin
Different types of cleansers
You get various types of cleansers including light milky cleansers for younger or dehydrated skins, foaming gel cleansers for an oily-combination skins and creamy cleansers for the drier more sensitive skins. Each formulation is developed with active ingredients relevant to the skin type and condition. Chat to your optiphi® skin professional about the best cleanser for your skin.

optiphi® cleansers and how they differ

Active Facial Cleanser
• Silver and Red airless and lightless packaging
• Gel/foaming cleanser
• Multifunctional: Eye make-up Remover, Cleanser, Toner, Exfoliator, Spot Treatment
• Soap free formulation minimizes skin irritation
• Suitable for all skin types and conditions
• pH 5.5 maintains barrier function (No need for a toner)
• Contains Salicylic Acid to reduce skin irritation, deep cleanse and provide light exfoliation

Classic Pure Cleansing Wash
• White and Blue airless and lightless packaging
• Milky cream cleanser
• Multifunctional: Eye make-up Remover, Cleanser, Toner,
• Soap free formulation minimizes skin irritation
• Suitable for all skin types but ideal for drier more sensitive skin conditions
• pH 5.5 maintains barrier function (No need for a toner)
• Contains Salicylic Acid & Allantoin to reduce skin irritation, moisturize, deep cleanse and provide light exfoliation

Classic Pure Exfoliating Wash
• Blue and Silver tube packaging
• Beads suspended in a Gel -cleanser
• Contains safe scrub pressure sensitive beads, that release healing , soothing and revitalizing Vit B5 when it bursts
• Cellulose (plant based) Safe Scrub Beads –Microplastic FREE – safe for our oceans
• Dual Action Exfoliator: Physical (Beads) and Chemical (Malic Acid) exfoliation
• Multifunctional: Eye make-up Remover, Cleanser, Toner, Exfoliator,
• Soap free formulation minimizes skin irritation
• Best suited to oily and breakout prone skins
• pH 5.5 maintains barrier function (No need for a toner)
• Contains Malic Acid to exfoliate and brighten the skin

DELTA Exfoliating Cleanser
• White and Green Airless and lightless packaging
• Gel cleanser
• Contains safe scrub pressure sensitive beads, that release healing, soothing and revitalizing Vit B5 when it bursts
• Cellulose (plant based) Safe Scrub Beads –Microplastic FREE – safe for our oceans
• Dual Action Exfoliator: Physical (Beads) and Chemical (Lactic and Salicylic Acids) exfoliation
• Multifunctional: Eye make-up Remover, Cleanser, Toner, Exfoliator,
• Soap free formulation minimizes skin irritation
• Suitable for all skin types and conditions
• pH 5.5 maintains barrier function (No need for a toner)
• Contains Lactic Acid which exfoliates and moisturizes the skin as well as Salicylic Acid which is decongesting with a desensitizing and inti-inflammatory effect.

Body Curve Cleanse & Shave
• Silver & White Tube packaging
• Gel cleanser
• Chemical Exfoliation Azelaic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Malic Acid
• Multifunctional: Cleanser, Toner, Shaving Medium
• Prepares the skin for a close shave and reduces friction caused by the blade, reducing skin sensitivity and redness.
• Soap free formulation minimizes skin irritation
• Suitable for all skin types and conditions
• pH 5.5 maintains barrier function (No need for a toner)
• Also contains Vitamin B5 (D-Panthenol) which causes the hair to swell, making it easier to cut with the razor, further reducing skin irritation.

What does it mean to be soap free?
Soap is usually made with sodium hydroxide or a similar strong alkali therefore the pH of soap is generally very high (pH7-14).  To be “Soap-Free” means that a cleanser is made up of other ingredients which results in a lower pH of 5.5. (Which is closer to the skins natural pH)
What are surfactants?
Surfactants help to degrease and emulsify oils on the skin, allowing them to be easily washed away. Surfactants are used in most cleansers and many are considered gentle and effective for most skin types.

Acids in cleansers
Acids are great to use in a cleanser because of their pH – they do not strip the skin. They also have an exfoliating effect dissolving dead skin cells on the surface and stimulating cell regeneration in the lower layers. They also provide a gentle deep cleansing effect for the skin.

pH of cleansers
Our skins have got the pH of 5.5 – this means that our skins prefer a more acidic environment. The higher the pH of the cleanser – the less compatible it is for the skin. A high pH is more alkaline which ends up stripping the natural acid mantle on the surface of our skins – leaving our skins feeling tight, dry and prone to microbial invasion. A cleanser with a pH that meets the skins pH is incredibly compatible with our skins and leaves our skins balanced, protected and more hydrated.

 

For more information contact Skin Rejuvenation Technologies (Pty) Ltd

Tel: +27 12 667 6244/3  email: info@optiphi.com or visit: https://optiphi.com

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