Brittanie’s Thyme Organic Sensitive Facial Cleanser is a certified organic, gluten free, vegan cleanser that gently removes dirt and oil while also hydrating and nourishing your sensitive skin. The antioxidant rich ingredients work to protect the skin from the aging effects of free radicals.
Time for a Chemistry Lesson
One of the key components of this cleanser is a whole lot of ingredients that contain antioxidants. What does that mean, though? Antioxidants offer protection from free radicals. Free radicals are uncharged molecules with an unpaired valance (outer shell) electron. This makes them highly reactive molecules, because molecules like to have a completely full outer shell. They don’t like to be missing electrons. Because of this desire to fill their outer shell, free radicals steal electrons from the skin when they encounter it. This loss of electrons changes the molecular makeup of the skin which leads to signs of aging. That’s where the antioxidants come in. These molecules have spare electrons that they’re willing to donate to the free radicals to protect the skin and combat the damage done by the free radicals. No single antioxidant can combat all the different free radicals found in our environment, though, so good skincare products offer a wide variety of sources for antioxidants.
Our Ingredients Make the Difference
Malus Fruit (Apple) Extract
Malus fruit extract, more commonly known as apple extract, is one of the antioxidant rich ingredients in this cleanser, but antioxidants aren’t the only things offered by this extract. The two main functions of apple extract in skin care are anti-aging and skin smoothing. In addition, the mildly acidic nature offers a gentle exfoliator that softens and nourishes skin. It relieves the skin of redness and itchiness while offering a light, crisp scent and feel that revitalize both skin and mood.
Our second antioxidant rich ingredient is sunflower oil, which has many different antioxidants within it. The top antioxidant in sunflower oil is Vitamin E. It protects from harmful UV rays produced by the sun as well as many other environmental stressors. It also helps trap moisture in the skin to keep it more hydrated for a longer time, making it perfect for dry, dehydrated skin. Sunflower oil is also rich in Vitamins A, C, and D which help to regenerate new skin cells and get rid of acne-causing bacteria. These vitamins also offer anti-inflammatory properties to soothe and calm the skin.
Chamomile Essential Oil
Chamomile essential oil is one more antioxidant powerhouse. It is most well-known for its anti-inflammatory and calming properties. It can calm all sorts of skin irritations from rosacea to eczema to acne, making it great for sensitive skin. Chamomile can repair skin while minimizing the appearances of scars, age spots, and blemishes, leaving the skin tone even and clear.
Organic Sensitive Facial Cleanser by Brittanie’s Thyme is a fruit-based aloe cleanser perfectly formulated to gently remove dirt and oil from the most sensitive skin without adding to those sensitivities. The calming ingredients work together in perfect harmony to hydrate and nourish the skin, while still offering a fresh and clean result.