Renee Rouleau Skin Care AHA/BHA Blemish Control Cleanser
- vegan and cruelty-free face cleanser that contains aha and bha.
- it doesn't contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, parabens, silicones or sulfates.
- it does contain fragrances and oils.
- it is likely to be good for reducing pores.
- it is reef safe.
- it is not fungal acne (malassezia) safe.
This product was submitted by bradley_gilbert on August 22, 2021
To effectively use AHA/BHA Blemish Control Cleanser to deep clean clogged pores and fade discolored acne scars: apply a small amount to damp skin. Rub in circular motions for 30 seconds and rinse well with lukewarm water. Pat skin dry and...
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immediately follow with an alcohol-free toner, serum and moisturizer for your skin type.
Ingredient List (27)
Water • Decyl Glucoside • Cocamidopropyl Betaine • Acrylates Copolymer • Jojoba Esters • Sodium PCA • Glycolic Acid • Salicylic Acid • Lactic Acid • Citric Acid • Carica Papaya Fruit Extract • Citrus Grandis Seed Extract • Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract • Garcinia Mangostana Peel Extract • Ahnfeltia Concinna Extract • Citrus Grandis Peel Oil • Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Oil • Sodium Cocoyl Apple Amino Acids • Glycol Distearate • Steareth-4 • Sodium Hydroxide • Disodium EDTA • Sodium Chloride • Glycerin • Butylene Glycol • Phenoxyethanol • Caprylyl GlycolJump to Ingredients Explained
Here's a breakdown of the benefits, notable ingredients, and drawbacks that we found with Renee Rouleau Skin Care's AHA/BHA Blemish Control Cleanser.
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Renee Rouleau Skin Care AHA/BHA Blemish Control Cleanser Ingredients Explained
This product contains 27 ingredients. Click on any ingredient to learn more about it
Water is the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. It often makes up the largest portion of a product, and is thus typically found at (or near) the top of an ingredients list.
In most cases, the purpose of water within an ingredient list is to act as a solvent - this means it's there to help dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.
Water also happens to be necessary for all life on Earth. If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!
We don't have a description for Decyl Glucoside.
We don't have a description for Cocamidopropyl Betaine.
We don't have a description for Acrylates Copolymer.
We don't have a description for Jojoba Esters.
Glycolic Acid is arguably the most famous AHA with research to back up its benefits. Its main role is to peel the top layer of skin cells from the newer layer of skin underneath. This helps skin to remove dark spots and look more even.
Glycolic Acid has shown to boost collage production, a protein that helps skin stay firm. Overall, Glycolic Acid helps with improving uneven tone, rough patches of skin, fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage. It also increases skin hydration by playing a role in creating molecules that create hyaluronic acid naturally.
When applying Glycolic Acid, it is normal to feel slight stinging. The pH value and concentration of glycolic acid play a role in the effectiveness of the product.
Recent studies have shown Glycolic Acid may protect the skin against UV damage. However, you should always wear SPF, especially when using exfoliants.
Salicylic Acid (also known as beta hydroxy acid or BHA) is one of the most well-known ingredients for treating skin that struggles with blackheads and acne. It helps to exfoliate the skin's surface and pores, and also acts as an anti-inflammatory agent.
Unlike AHAs which are water souluble, Salicylic Acid is oil soluble. This means that it's able to exfoliate the inside of pores and reduce blackheads.
Concentrations of 0.5-2% are recognized by the U.S. FDA as an over-the-counter topical acne product.
It can cause irritation and/or dryness if one's skin already has a compromised moisture barrier, so it's best to focus on repairing that before introducing a Salicylic Acid into your routine.
In general, Salicylic Acid is a great ingredient for oily acne-prone skin.
Lactic Acid is an AHA that is derived from fermenting lactose, a carbohydrate from milk. It removes the top layer of old and dead skin cells and helps increase cell turnover.
Not only does it help exfoliate the skin, it helps strengthen the skin's barrier. When applied, lactic acid helps the skin create ceramides.
Lactic acid is an over-the-counter chemical exfoliant that comes from the fermentation of lactose — a carbohydrate found in milk.
According to legend, Cleopatra herself used to bathe in sour milk to help reduce wrinkles.
Citric Acid is an AHA derived from citrus fruits (think oranges, lemons, and limes!). A small amount is used in formulas to adjust the pH of products. In higher concentrations, it can exfoliate skin.
We don't have a description for Carica Papaya Fruit Extract.
We don't have a description for Garcinia Mangostana Peel Extract.
We don't have a description for Ahnfeltia Concinna Extract.
We don't have a description for Sodium Cocoyl Apple Amino Acids.
We don't have a description for Steareth-4.
We don't have a description for Sodium Hydroxide.
Disodium EDTA plays a role in making products more stable by aiding other preservatives. It is a chelating agent, meaning it neutralizes metal ions that may be found in a product.
Disodium EDTA is a salt of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid and are found to be safe in cosmetic ingredients.
An organic, colorless, odorless, and non-toxic compound that has antimicrobial and antiviral properties. It acts a humectant in skincare products, meaning it helps skin retain moisture by pulling moisture from the air.
Butylene Glycol (or BG) is used within cosmetic products for a few different reasons:
- It is a solvent, meaning that it helps to dissolve other ingredients. This also enhances the absorption of the product into one's skin.
- It is a humectant, which means that it helps attract moisture into the skin.
- It helps improve product application.
Overall, Butylene Glycol is a safe and well-rounded ingredient. It is unlikely to irritate skin, and works well with pretty much all other ingredients.
Phenoxyethanol has germicide, antimicrobial, and aromatic properties. In studies, Phenoxyethanol has been found to prevent germ and microbial growth. By itself, it has a scent similar to roses.
Phenoxyethanol is commonly used with Caprylyl Glycol to preserve the shelf life of products.
Caprylyl Glycol is a humectant, meaning it retains and preserves moisture. It is a common ingredient in many products, especially those designed to hydrate skin. The primary benefits are retaining moisture, skin softening, and promoting a healthy skin barrier.
Though Caprylyl Glycol is an alcohol derived from fatty acids, it is not the kind that can dry out skin.
This ingredient is also used as a preservative to extend the life of products.