fermented White Willow extract
The botanical name of White Willow is Salix Alba, and it belongs to the Salicaceae family. Originally from mild climates, it is now commonly found throughout Europe and West and North Africa. This plant has been used therapeutically since ancient times for the properties of its bark, rich in flavonoids, tannins, and salicin. Salicin, more commonly known as salicylic acid, is generally used on the skin for its astringent, toning and sebum-normalising properties.
Tapioca starch is a natural starch derived from the cassava tuber (Manihot esculenta). The structure of this particular starch makes it particularly gentle, ensuring that it is suitable for even the most sensitive skin types. It lends the product a silky smooth texture, which makes application more pleasant. It reduces oiliness thanks to its high absorbent power, helping leave skin with a clean, fresh feeling.
The acronym AHA stands for Alpha Hydroxy Acids, also known as Fruit Acids. The AHAs are organic acids sourced from fruit, plants or even milk, which have both moisturising and exfoliating effects on our skin. The most well-known AHAs are certainly Glycolic Acid (from sugar cane), lactic acid, citric acid (found in citrus fruits), malic acid (from apples) and tartaric acid (from grapes) but there are many more. They can be used on their own or combined with others, based on the treatment. AHA-based exfoliants have a gentle, yet effective action, removing impurities and promoting skin cell turnover.
Extracted from the foot of the Auvergne volcano in France, it consists of two clay minerals: Illite and Montmorillonite. Rich in trace minerals, this green clay is known for its ability to improve skin imperfections and for its excellent sebum absorption. It consists of a very fine powder that gently exfoliates the skin, and is therefore suitable for even the most sensitive skin types. Exfoliates, mattifies and purifies deep down.