Geek & Gorgeous
Geek & Gorgeous Calm Down
Geek & Gorgeous Calm Down is a super-gentle, sensitive skin focused exfoliant with 4% PHA+BHA acids works to give you a healthy glow while soothing, protecting, and hydrating the skin.
Why We Love It
Finally an exfoliating option for sensitive skin with both the benefits of poly-hydroxy and beta-hydroxy acids! This mild formula delivers the best of both worlds.
A gentle, soothing exfoliating liquid that is designed for very sensitive, redness prone skin types. PHA acids are the gentle sisters to the better known AHAs that similarly remove the dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, but without the potential irritation that comes with high amounts of AHAs. PHAs are also great at moisturizing the skin and giving it extra antioxidant protection. BHA or salicylic acid is also a gentle exfoliant known for its anti-inflammatory properties.
We combined PHA and BHA acids with several soothing, antioxidant and moisturizing ingredients, so that Calm Down not only gently exfoliates, but also soothes and hydrates the skin. If you have sensitive skin or are looking for a really gentle, almost impossible to overdo exfoliant, you have found it. It is also a great option if you just start out using exfoliating acids and want to take it slow and start with a gentle option. In this case, it can be combined with Smooth Out. Experiment with alternating them until you find the ideal exfoliating strength and frequency for your skin (for example, using Smooth Out twice a week and Calm Down the rest of the time sounds like a good routine to start with).
Apply as the first step after cleansing to a dry face.
HOW TO APPLY
Use it as a toner, either with a cotton pad or pour it into your hands and apply with fingertips.
Other serums, emulsions, creams, oils and sunscreen during the day.
Due to potential irritation/sensitivity, it's not recommended to combine multiple exfoliants within the same routine.
IMPORTANT: The product contains BHA, do not use it if you are allergic to Aspirin.
+ Exfoliates dead, dull skin cells
+ Suitable for sensitive skin types
+ Helps reduce redness and uneven tone
+ Refines texture and smooths surface of skin
+ Provides antioxidant protection
+ Hydrating, weightless formula
+ Anti-inflammatory and calming benefits
THE FORMULA FOCUS INGREDIENTS
Gluconolactone + Lactobionic Acid (PHA)
Gentle exfoliating acids that not only refine the surface of the skin, but also hydrate and give antioxidant protection.
Salicylic acid (BHA)
An oil soluble acid that is known for its anti-inflammatory properties.
Phragmites Kharka + Poria Cocos Extract
Natural extracts that work in synergy to effectively reduce inflammation and strongly support skin in dealing with external stress.
Nopal Cactus +Yeast Extract
A unique combination of cactus and yeast extracts containing low molecular weight peptides, carbohydrates and bound minerals designed to sooth and hydrate the skin.
A classic skincare ingredient that is a reliable soothing, moisturising and skin-protecting agent.
FULL INGREDIENTS LIST
Water/Aqua, Glycereth-26, Gluconolactone, Lactobionic Acid, Propanediol, Salicylic Acid, Panthenol, Glycerin, Opuntia Ficus‐Indica (Prickly Pear) Extract, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Phragmites Kharka (Topical Reed) Extract, Poria Cocos Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol