The importance of using the right cleanser

Lydia Simonis | Cactus Skincare

Do you really want clean, toxin free skin?

Well, best you avoid cleansers that contain Sodium Laurel Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate... Sodium Laureth Sulfate? Actually it can be labelled around 17 different ways but is basically the same thing which is a cheap ingredient that is found in most detergents and other harsh cleaners. Here's an entry in Wikipedia that is helpful if you want to find out more about that in it and avoid cleansing milks, which consist mostly of water.

"Why not cleanse with SLS?"  You may ask? "My skin feels tight, dry and clean, in fact squeaky clean after I use it.
I'm not saying SLS doesn't work, it does! Very, very well in fact. It's the go to for industrial degreasing, floor cleaning, cleaning concrete and getting the grease off the wheels of your car. It's awesome.

Should you use it on your face? I'll let you decide. Peer reviewed papers based on clinical trials show that it can cause subcutaneous irritation. It has been found in the blood and muscle tissue of the test sites (rats). Cumulative use increases the concentration with undefined as yet potential for major toxicity. Finally SLS removes the precious youth preserving sebum/acid mantle of the skin. Sebum protects the skin from bacterial infection, prevents airborne pollutants from contaminating the skin surface and also helps keep the skin hydrated by acting as a barrier.

Lauren Vickers | Cactus SkincareCactus Skincare uses Apricot Kernel Oil for it’s fine molecular structure, which is able to penetrate the deepest layers of the skin and work at a cellular level. Toxic substances are dissolved and then removed with warm water.

Apricot Kernel Oil carries the other ingredients (Lemon Myrtle Oil, Coconut Oil,Soy Maize Oil, Rapeseed Oil) deeply into the skin and achieves the benefits of powerful antioxidants and antibacterial, antiseptic, antifungal, antimicrobial properties which help keep your skin clean and protected, improves skin tone, anti-ageing properties and prevention of acne scar tissue).

There is also a delivery of vitamins and minerals that are inherent within the natural oils and extracts like vitamins A, B3, B6, C, E, K, Omegas 3, 6, 9 and Thiamin among too many others to list here.

Always read the ingredients. Get to know what they mean and what their benefits are. Don’t trust what your skin care ‘expert’ tells you. We appreciate that that kind of includes us... well, yeah. You should definitely do your own research. There’s a lot of pseudoscience out there. Find out for yourself what works and what doesn’t. Be your own expert.

If you want to trial our Lemon Myrtle Cleanser for yourself? We offer trial packs with everything you need to get started for $9.95. You'll get 4 products suited to your skin type that ought to last you around a week. 

If you're interested, click the samples below to choose a regimen that will suit your skin type!

 

Cactus Skincare | Samples

Click to choose a trial regimen suited to your skin for $9.95

Cactus Skincare | Lemon Myrtle Cleanser

Lemon Myrtle Cleanser full product description (as well as some juicy reviews)

 


Deborah De Silva
Deborah De Silva

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Deborah is the founder and chief product developer. She has never lost her passion for ordering in posh ingredients and making her son smell them before creating incredible products.



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