Absorption describes how well a substance penetrates your skin. Here we measure absorption in terms of its rate of penetration into your skin. How fast did it absorb? Some products don't absorb well, and instead "sit" on top of skin forming a film, which can range from light to heavy. If you still have a layer of product sitting on top of your skin, the rate would be considered Very Slow.
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Sometimes a product leaves a residue on the skin after it is applied - a film or a layer of product. Often the residue feels greasy, particularly with heavy moisturizers that contain a high amount of lipids. If your product does have residue, how greasy is it?
Generously sized moisturizer with licochalcone. Intensely hydrating, non-comedogenic lotion designed to eliminate dry, flaky skin. Goes on clear and absorbs quickly, leaving no
residue. Super light feel, fragrance free and dye free.
- What is licochalcone?
- Is the moisturizer non-comedogenic?
- Why 2 full pumps?
- How many do I need per month?
- Why add jojoba?
What is licochalcone?
Licochalcone gives this moisturizer its characteristic yellow color. Licochalcone is a highly distilled and potent extract of a species of licorice root well known for powerfully
calming and soothing the skin. It is especially beneficial on acne-prone skin which tends to be sensitive and irritated. Licochalcone is incredibly expensive at $6000 per kilogram and needs to
be used at .1% strength to be effective. This moisturizer contains the full .1% and is not included simply for "label claim." If you suspect you may be allergic to licorice root, patch test
your skin by applying some Moisturizer to your inner elbow for 2 days before applying to the face.
[Note: To avoid staining light colored clothing, allow moisturizer to dry for a minute or so before dressing.]
More about Licochalcone
Is the moisturizer non-comedogenic (non pore-clogging)?
Yes. 100%. You do not have to worry about this moisturizer clogging your pores. Each ingredient is chosen carefully to ensure that this moisturizer is completely non-comedogenic. Far
from causing any problems with acne, regular use should actually help calm and soothe acne-prone skin. Use it liberally without fear.
Why 2 full pumps?
Many people are accustomed to using only a small amount of moisturizer. However, when you are on The Regimen and using generous amounts of 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, your skin will require
extra hydration. It is important to use 2 full pumps (4mL) of this moisturizer to keep your skin in balance. During the first few weeks of The Regimen you may require 3 pumps, which is
perfectly okay to use during this time.
How many do I need per month?
about one 8 oz. bottle
Why add jojoba?
Jojoba oil makes any regular moisturizer into a super moisturizer. If you want extra hydration, try mixing in a few drops (5-6) of jojoba oil to your moisturizer before you apply it.
The added jojoba oil will provide an extra boost of moisture without clogging pores. It may also help control oil productionan extra, very welcome benefit.