Why use Breathe Gentle Cleansing Oil?
Soaps and traditional cleansers primarily clean skin using surfactants – much like dishwashing liquid cleans dishes. Unfortunately, they do not distinguish between the oils you don’t want and the oils you do want on your skin; hence, they usually strip your skin of natural oils, making your skin feel squeaky clean and tight, but also leaving it unbalanced. This causes your skin to produce even more oil to rebalance it. Excess production equals more problematic skin, as people with oily and acne-prone skin can tell you! Using Breathe Gentle Cleansing Oil to cleanse will maintain the skin’s natural pH balance, and prevent it from having a production overload. It is specially formulated to cleanse all skin types, to remove makeup and sunscreen, surface debris and excess oil, leaving your skin feeling fresh, hydrated, supple and smooth.
Breathe Gentle Cleansing Oil contains apricot oil and castor oil, which hydrate and moisturise , as well as essential oils of Chamomile, Grapefruit, Rosemary & Lavender. which are naturally antibacterial. Breathe Gentle Cleansing Oil is gentle enough to use around the eyes.
Use day and night. Massage a small amount into the face and neck, concentrating on areas with more makeup. Remove gently with a steamy face towel for fresh, glowing, hydrated skin. For maximum benefit, follow with Breathe Hydrating Mist and either Double Double Corrective Facial Serum (for concentrated antioxidant support for problem areas), or Breathe Anti-ageing Facial Serum (for everyday care), and a Feisty Ferdy face cream or balm. Always use sun protection for your face and neck.
Apricot oil has high levels of two particular essential fatty acids, oleic acid (a type of omega 9) and linoleic acid (a type of omega 6). Oleic acid is and antioxidant which fights free-radical damage. It replenishes lost moisture and prevents moisture loss from the skin. Linoleic acid promotes healthy skin cell activity and stimulates cell regeneration. Both are ant-inflammatory, calming and balancing the skin, whilst promoting healing and repair. Apricot oil has quite slow skin absorption making it ideal for a cleanser.
Castor oil is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-ageing. It has high concentrations of ricinoleic acid, which is a form of Omega 9 fatty acid and a hydroxy acid. These stimulate production of elastin and collagen, and simultaneously suppress acne-causing bacteria. Castor oil is an extremely thick and slow to absorb, so it has an excellent ability to draw out impurities without adding large amounts of extra oil to the skin.
Chamomile oil is antibacterial and antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and calming to the skin. It helps to flush the pores and extract toxins from the skin. It improves cellular regeneration and wound healing. It’s beautiful scent is calming and brightens the mood.
Grapefruit oil encourages the clearing of the mind and decongestion of the skin. It is astringent and antibacterial, and therefore, excellent for acne. It cleanses and tone, which helps to improve complexion.
Rosemary oil is a very stimulating oil with a scent the refreshes and revives the mind. It has a strong cleansing and toning action, and encourages skin healing and skin cell regeneration.
Lavender True Oil
Lavender is a healing and balancing oil. It helps to preserve skin strength, improves skin healing and encourages cell regeneration. It helps to balance sebum production and kills bacteria and fungi, cleaning and disinfecting the skin and helping to keep pores open. It’s aromatic qualities helps to balance the mood.