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Apricot Penta-Acid Polish

With PHA and Quadruple AHA Complex

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Minimum commitment of 3 delivery cycles. 
Description
Apricot Seed Powder gives this deep-cleansing, exfoliating scrub-mask the power to clarify and refine the skin, with assistance from five other gentle-acting natural acid exfoliants that make it uncompromising in its performance.

Within this gentle-action formula, Gluconolactone is the next-generation ingredient helping to regenerate and repair the skin barrier, boosting moisture levels alongside Aloe Leaf Juice, while Alpha Hydroxy Acids of exceptional quality come as a four: Tartaric Acid from Grape, Malic Acid from Apple, Citric Acid from Lemon, and Mandelic Acid from Almond, all harvested in Italy. These gentle acids aid skin renewal, working to protect Collagen and improve uneven skin tone to delay signs of aging.

Suitable for all skin types, particularly combination, oily, dull or tired skin, and dermatologically proven as non-irritant.
Apricot Penta-Acid Polish
Apricot Penta-Acid Polish
Apricot Penta-Acid Polish

PRODUCT BENEFITS

EXFOLIATES

Apricot Seed Powder gently exfoliates and refines.

BRIGHTENS

Polyhydroxy Acid and Quadruple Alpha Hydroxy Acid Complex brighten and clarify.

PURIFIES

Polyhydroxy Acid and Quadruple Alpha Hydroxy Acid Complex purify and balance.

HYDRATES

Aloe Leaf Juice and Algae boost skin hydration.

THE QUADRUPLE AHA-ACID COMPLEX EFFECT

Our quadruple-blend of Italian Alpha Hydroxy Acids gently exfoliates and nourishes the skin. This combination of high-quality plant acids, including Tartaric Acid from Grape, Malic Acid from Apple, Mandelic Acid form Almond, and Citric Acid from Lemon, efficiently renews the skin, protecting Collagen and stimulating Fibroblasts to produce new fibrils.

A CIRCULAR ECONOMY

UPCYCLED INGREDIENTS

We have integrated zero-waste upcycled ingredients, made from nutrient-rich plant-based leftovers, in a number of products. In doing so, we’re diverting leftovers from landfill.

Our Upcycled Wheat Bran comes from the Po River Valley in Northern Italy. It acts on wrinkles and promotes skin elasticity. Our Upcycled Red Grape Skin comes from the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy, and has strong antioxidant activity and helps the skin remain toned and elastic.

2023 GREEN BEAUTY STARS

WINNER: APRICOT PENTA-ACID POLISH

This blend of physical and chemical exfoliants is upcycled both inside and out. Italian Wheat Bran promotes skin elasticity, while Red Grape Skin delivers a strong shot of antioxidants. It's all housed in a refillable 31% post-industrial recycled glass jar and a 100% recycled box liner featuring a painting of the brand’s organic farm in Sicily, where many of the product’s ingredients are grown.

    Our Ingredients

    We focus on locally sourced Mediterranean ingredients, many of which come from our Organic Farm in Sicily. Each ingredient must smell and feel amazing but more importantly have clear benefits in use, without any compromise in skin kindness.

  • PHA (Gluconolactone)

    A next-generation gentle exfoliant that helps to hydrate and brighten the skin. Its ability to protect against free radicals contributes to its antioxidant and anti-ageing properties. 

  • Quadruple Triple-AHA Complex (Tartaric, Malic, Mandelic, Citric)

    A quadruple-blend of Alpha Hydroxy Acids that gently exfoliates and nourishes the skin.

  • Aloe Leaf Juice

    A nutrient-rich juice from the succulent heart of the Aloe Leaf that helps deeply hydrate, while calming and soothing the skin. 

  • Algae

    Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, amino acids, and Vitamins A, B, C and E, which all have antioxidant qualities and protect the skin against free radical damage. It also works to reinforce barrier function, soothe and brighten the skin. 

  • Apricot Seed Powder

    Powder that gently exfoliates the skin.

  • Upcycled Red Grape Skin

    A bio-liquefied Italian organic Red Grape Skin that helps the skin remain toned and elastic.

  • Upcycled Wheat Bran

    A bio-liquefied Italian Wheat Bran that acts on wrinkles and promotes skin elasticity.

  • Full Ingredients

    Aqua (Water), Rosa Centifolia Flower Water*, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Water*, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sclerotium Gum, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Seed Powder, Gluconolactone, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Mandelic Acid, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Ahnfeltiopsis Concinna (Red Algae) Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Tartaric Acid, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Citric Acid, Glyceryl Laurate, Hydrolyzed Grape Fruit*, Hydrolyzed Wheat Bran, Sodium Chloride, Tropolone, Parfum (Fragrance)**.

    *Organic ingredients. 
    **Allergen-screened fragrance.

  • Free From

    The Apricot Penta-Acid Polish is free from parabens, artificial preservatives, phthalates, silicones, SLS, SLES, silicones, mineral oils, TEA, DEA, artificial colours, harsh fragrances, essential oils, animal-derived ingredients, palm oil and unsustainably sourced palm oil derivatives. 

“Our knowledge of the science of skincare makes it possible to formulate products that are both highly effective and gentle on the skin. The concentration and combination of ingredients in each formulation are scientifically optimised to deliver the most benefit while avoiding any harmful side effects.”

Dr. Francesca Ferri
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“Through my time spent working with spas, I knew that I wanted to create experiential skincare. I noticed that many natural brands were using ‘essential oils’ to fragrance their products, and these often have unpredictable allergenic effects. The attempts by some natural brands to avoid this issue by being unperfumed didn’t make sense as fragrance is a key component of the spa experience, and is vital in stimulating emotions. So, I teamed up with Dr. Francesca Ferri to create lab-formulated, allergen-screened fragrances, ensuring our products combine outstanding fragrance with outstandingly low allergenic potential.”

Irene Forte

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