STEP 1: Cleanse with Diamonds
Cleansing is the foundation of any skincare regimen. But that cleansing must be gentle, balanced and pure. Each ingredient plays an important role.
Water…the universal solvent. By starting with crystal clear isotonic (mineral balance that mimics
the skin) glacial water, we ensure the minerally balanced foundation of our cleanser which will aid in maintaining the integrity and pH of the skin
Hydrosols are the distilled essences of plants, flowers and fruit, capturing their unique skin pampering qualities. We have selected two toning hydrosols; Cucumber adds moisturizing and soothing while Indian Keora (or Kewra) cleanses and unclogs the pore to prevent blemishes. The combination of both these hydrosols helps tone and balance your skin while cleansing.
Milk. Milk of some kind has been a staple ingredient in obtaining that “peaches & cream” complexion of youth. Tropical Coconut Milk and Exotic White Orchid Milk are rich in proteins and carbohydrates which soothe and soften so we naturally chose these luxurious botanicals to enhance this cleanser.
Lipids. These are simply the natural oils found in plants and your own skin. Every cleanser needs the right balance of natural lipids to keep the skin in peak optimal health. This cleanser is packed with a healthy punch of Cloudberry Seed oil. The Cloudberry is a super-fruit native to the extreme climates of Iceland, Norway & Greenland, making it a rare and sought after ingredient due to its delicate nature and extraordinarily high Vitamin C content. The oil, which is cold-pressed from the seeds, is high in essential fatty acids and antioxidants. Green caviar oil, a unique and powerful skin moisturizing oil derived from sea algae adorns this formula with its skin firming action. Combined with the proper amount of balancing and hydrating Castor Seed oil, glowing skin is only one wash away.
Vitamins & Proteins. These are a given to any formula. Pro-vitamin B5 is most commonly added and for good reason as it is an intensive moisturizer in cleansers. As for protein, we’ve
selected the super-grain Quinoa as it outperforms other proteins in terms of moisture retention, protection against environmental stresses, and is high in anti-oxidants.
Extracts & Nutrients. These are what adds uniqueness and effectiveness to this cleanser. The star of this formulation is an ancient beauty secret from Japan…..Sake! Sake makers were known to have the softest and smoothest hands in the land, even in winter. The Geishas also used sake to help keep their complexions flawless & glowing. So we have added pure sake extract for the same moisturizing and conditioning benefits your skin deserves.
Surfactants & sensory ingredients are every bit as important as the stars of the show. Our cleansing ingredients are botanically derived, extremely gentle and often used in baby care products. Unlike sulfates, which are very small molecules and strip away essential lipids from below the skin’s surface, these are much larger in molecular size so they won’t rob you of the natural lipids essential for proper cellular function. We have also added a cooling lemon extract in just the right amount to leave your skin feeling refreshed without irritation because your skin should feel as good as it looks.
Emulsifiers play a dual role here. With many to choose from, we naturally gravitate to multifunctional ingredients. Simply put…we keep the oils and water based components from separating with ingredients that also moisturizes and imparts a velvety smooth finish. Cetyl alcohol and emulsifying wax both create and elegant skin feel while adding extra moisture binding properties.
Aromatherapy …sense of smell may very well be the most powerful of the senses. It can elicit the strongest of emotions, remind you of a familiar time and place of youth or inspire your heart. Pink Grapefruit and Clary Sage essential oil is blended for an energizing, uplifting and balancing aroma
Diamonds…Luxury ingredients not only add a sense of opulence and exclusivity but with diamond extract, that sense of extravagance is accentuated by the unique light scattering effects of this precious gemstone.