Acne can be a difficult battle for both a client and an esthetician working to promote healthy skin. The Aveda Outer Peace line is a great line of products to recommend to clients struggling through breakouts. In order to give your client the best possible result, it is essential to know what is in this cleanser that makes it such a great option for an acne prone client.
The Outer Peace Cleanser contains many powerful, naturally derived ingredients including the following:
Oat Amino Acids
This is the active ingredient in the cleanser that makes it foam, also called a surfactant. Oat grain contains many vitamins and lipids that promote healthy skin. In recent studies, as many as seventeen amino acids have been found in oats. Oats give the skin moisture, protection, and have PH balancing properties.
Saw Palmetto Fruit Extract
Saw Palmetto is plant sterols, fatty acids, and bioflavonoids. It is rich in polysaccharides which are used by the body to aid in immune system efficiency and act as an anti inflammatory. Many studies have shown that Saw Palmetto is especially helpful in reducing hormonal acne because it inhibits the conversion of testosterone into DHT, which is one of hormonal acne’s main causes.
Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxyl acid that is derived from wintergreen. It aids breakouts by dissolving the dead, keratinized skin cells to keep the pores unclogged, decreasing inflammation.
This cleanser is gentle yet effective on the skin. It thoroughly cleans the skin without over drying, which is a huge selling point for many people who struggle with acne or even just the occasional monthly breakout.