What is Rejusure® PHA Alcohol-Free Face Toner?
Rejusure’s 2% PHA + Niacinamide face toner is light-weighted and alcohol-free. It rapidly diffuses into the skin and leaves a fresh and firm feeling. Polyhydroxy acids (PHA) are relatively large-sized skin exfoliators. They are suitable for sensitive skin or beginners on the hydroxy acid treatment. Polyhydroxy acid is a gentle chemical exfoliant. The most common PHAs are gluconolactone, galactose and lactobionic acid. PHAs exfoliate dead skin cells from the surface, which helps skin be smoother and more even.
Polyhydroxy acid absorbs into the superficial skin layer and causes exfoliation. Increased keratinocyte shedding boosts skin cell regeneration. Rejusure’s polyhydroxy acids toner helps tighten dilated skin pores by inducing clogged pores to expel sebum and dead skin debris. By clearing the pores and follicles, pre-acne lesions like blackheads are less likely to develop. Free and vacant skin pores lead to a firm and smooth skin appearance.
Rejusure® PHA Alcohol-Free Face Toner exfoliates and rids the skin of dead cells and debris, hydrates the skin and boosts moisturizer activity, firms saggy skin and tightens pores, temporarily lifts facial features, gentles sensitive skin, purifies the epidermis from dirt and excess sebum.
- Poly Hydroxy Acid (PHA): PHA works by exfoliating dead skin cells on the surface, resulting in a more even skin tone and texture, and is also used on the skin for its exfoliating, skin smoothing, moisturizing, and anti-aging benefits.
- Niacinamide: Niacinamide ensures an even distribution of pigment to tackle age spots and hyperpigmentation for all skin types.
- Rose Water: Rose Water gives the skin that refreshed look and helps hydrate, revitalize, and moisturize the skin.
Rejusure’s toner brightens the skin tone and regulates melanin production. It fades dark spots, blemishes, and hyperpigmentation caused by UV damage. Polyhydroxy acids also have humectant properties. They draw water molecules from the atmosphere to the skin surface, increasing skin moisture and softness.
What are Polyhydroxy Acids?
Polyhydroxy acids are chemical exfoliants, considered second-generation alpha hydroxy acids. They provide similar effects without excessive irritation and inflammation. Therefore, they are suitable for sensitive skin like rosacea and atopic dermatitis.
The most common PHAs are galactose, lactobionic acid, and gluconolactone. Hydroxy acids have transformed the dermatological approach since their introduction in 1970. In the last three decades, hydroxy acids appeared in most skincare products, ranging in concentrations from 2% to 70%, used for treating conditions like ichthyosis, keratoses, warts, psoriasis, and photoaged skin. The hydroxy acids concentrations in skin care products correlate to their potency.
One of the most cited benefits of hydroxy acid is reversing the UV photodamage effect. They reduce roughness, discoloration, and keratoses. Additionally, they significantly improve collagen and elastin synthesis.
The use of polyhydroxy acid in low 2% potency is for exfoliation. It is active on the superficial skin levels, causing patchy necrosis that the deep stem cells respond to by active regeneration.
The benefits of polyhydroxy acids over alpha and beta hydroxy acids lie in their larger size and humectant properties. Polyhydroxy acids can not gain deep skin layers. Therefore their activity is limited to the epidermis, making them perfect for sensitive skin.
Alpha hydroxy acid, in addition to its exfoliating properties, is also a humectant. They seal water molecules inside the epidermis and prevent skin surface dehydration.
How to use Rejusure® PHA Alcohol-Free Face Toner?
- Begin with a single application every 2-3 days before pushing it to a daily application.
- Polyhydroxy acids are one of the most gentle exfoliators with rare side effects like irritation or inflammation.
- Use twice every day on clean skin.