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Demystifying DETOX ME

by Tal Carmel August 22, 2018

With the launch of DETOX ME, our detoxifying face mask, we took the time to sit down with Dr. Rozenblat, the biochemist who helped bring the 123FRÉ Set to life, and she gave us the low-down on what’s actually in the product. We know that in today's day-and-age everyone wants to know what goes IN the products they put on their face, so we’re breaking it down for you. We’re taking you through all of the ingredients, one by one, and letting you get a glimpse behind the curtain. So, take out your pen and notepad, because today we’re giving you a science lesson. Let’s start off by breaking down the big and obvious: Argania Active Complex©, our unique formula that combines Argan oil and Argan leaf extract.

Argan Oil - What’s so great about Argan oil? A whole lot! For starters it’s made up of an extremely beneficial components: Linoleic acid (29-36%) which is an omega-6 fatty acid and has anti-inflammatory, acne reductive, and moisture retentive properties. 

With the word “acid” popping up all over the place, it’s easy to confuse it with the burning kind. But fear not! Because when it comes to skincare, certain acids are actually really good for you, especially those in Argan oil. Argan oil helps maintain balance in the skin by keeping it hydrated, through its many highly moisturizing properties. It also strengthens the skin's barrier (via fatty acids), and is non-allergenic (making it suitable for sensitive skin). Argan has antioxidant activity, meaning it’s anti-pollution, prevents photoaging and wrinkles, protects against UVB-induced oxidative stress, and improves the antioxidative capacity of the skin (through its polyphenols and tocopherols).

In short, because I’m sure all that science made your head explode… Argan oil contains a LOT of really good things that help keep your skin hydrated, calm, and protected. But, our products wouldn’t be as kick-ass as they are if we just left it at that!

No, we took it a step further than simply using Argan oil, we also took the Argan leaf extract. Because, if you’re already there, might as well utilize everything you can right? Especially when Argan leaf contains saponins, which have  antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. It also has high levels of flavonoids (mainly quercetin and myricetin derivatives) which are strong antioxidants.

But alright, alright, I know what you’re thinking, ‘great we already know how AMAZING the Argania Active Complex© is, because we already love the 123FRÉ Set, but we wanna know more about DETOX ME!’ So here we go, a complete rundown of the ingredients and what makes them great:

Argania Active Complex© - Argan (Argania Spinosa) Leaf Water Extract, Argan (Argania Spinosa) Organic Oil: potent antioxidants and hydrating effects, reduces the signs of aging,  improves the skin firmness and restores its elasticity

Kaolin-  Removes excess oil from the skin

Glycerin- Retains moisture and improves skin hydration

 Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower - Soothes and calms the skin, anti-allergenic properties

Plantain (Plantago Major) - Soothes and calms the skin

Calendula (Calendula Officinalis) Flower - Soothes and calms the skin, anti-inflammatory activity

Dandelion (Taraxacum Officinalis) Leaf - Prevents skin aging by reducing oxidative stress

Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium) Extract - Reduces skin inflammation and irritation

Salicylic Acid - Accelerates the shedding of dead skin cells

Lactic Acid - Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA): improves the overall look and feel of the skin. Helps to remove dead skin cells and keeps the skin moisturized

Tocopheryl Acetate - Vitamin E, antioxidant

Panthenol - Soothes skin, reduces redness and irritation and restores the skin’s natural protective layer

Allantoin - Calms irritated skin

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon Schoenanthus) Oil - Calms the skin, anti-bacterial

Bitter Orange (Citrus Aurantium Amara) Oil - Refreshing and balances oily skin

Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) Oil - Calms and soothes the skin, anti-inflammatory properties

Wow that was a lot. But let me group those ingredients for you, so you can more clearly see how all the ingredients work together and in conjunction with your skin care.

Prevents Acne and Breakouts: Purifies, removes excess oils and prevents breakouts:

  • Argania Active Complex©
  • Kaolin
  • Bitter Orange (Citrus Aurantium Amara) Oil

Purifies Skin of Dead Cells, Toxins and Impurities, City Pollutants and Everyday Impurities:

  • Argania Active Complex©
  • Salicylic Acid
  • Lactic acid
  • Tocopheryl Acetate

Restores The Skin's Barrier and Moisturizes:

  • Argania Active Complex©
  • Panthenol
  • Glycerin

Calms and Soothes The Skin, and Reduces Irritation:

  • Argania Active Complex©
  • Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower
  • Plantain (Plantago Major)
  • Calendula (Calendula Officinalis) Flower
  • Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium) Extract
  • Allantoin
  • Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) Oil

Rejuvenates The Skin:

  • Argania Active Complex©
  • Dandelion (Taraxacum Officinalis) Leaf
  • Lactic Acid

To sum everything up, DETOX ME was formulated to get deep down into your pores and properly clean your skin. All while keeping your skin barrier properly hydrated, moisturized, and well maintained. Although it was not specifically designed to prevent breakouts, pimples were an alarm that rang in our minds while formulating DETOX ME. As such, it contains many amazing ingredients that aid in acne and breakout prevention, especially when used in conjunction with REVIVE ME, or the 123FRÉ Set.

Now that we FINALLY made it through the all-natural and amazing list of ingredients in DETOX ME, let us know what ingredients surprised you.

And as always, since we love hearing from you, please leave us comments with your thoughts!



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