Geek & Gorgeous
Geek & Gorgeous Cheer Up
Geek & Gorgeous Cheer Up is a medium strength, combination-skin focused exfoliant with 6% Mandelic Acid + BHA works both on the surface of the skin and inside the pores to clear and balance the complexion.
Why We Love It
This clever product combines both oil-soluble and water-soluble exfoliating acids to get the benefits of both worlds! The result is smooth, clear skin.
A lightweight, fast absorbing exfoliating liquid that is designed to treat combination skin gently, but effectively. The duo of mandelic and salicylic acid exfoliates both the surface of the skin as well as inside the pores, it’s both antibacterial and anti-inflammatory.
The acid duo is joined by Sarcosine, an amino-acid derivative that further helps to tighten up enlarged pores and balance oil production. With regular use, Cheer Up fights several of the typical problems of combination skin including enlarged pores, extra oil production, blackheads, acne, and post-acne marks.
Cheer Up is non-irritating and non-drying, and it's the best friend for combination and/or problem-prone skin. It is our bestseller, award-winning formula that won the Cosmopolitan Beauty Award for best exfoliant in 2018 in our home market.
Apply as the first step after cleansing to a dry face. You can use Cheer Up from every other day to twice a day depending on your skin’s level of tolerance. For most skin types, once daily use is ideal.
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: AHA acids make the skin more sensitive to the sun. Use a good SPF in the morning!
+ Helps reduce appearance of enlarged pores
+ Balances oil production
+ Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory action within skin
+ Brightens and evens skin tone
+ Helps prevent blackheads and breakouts
+ Removes dull, dead skin cells
THE FORMULA FOCUS INGREDIENTS
An AHA that comes from bitter almond and is known for its gentleness and antibacterial properties. It not only exfoliates the surface of the skin, but also helps to fight acne (especially good for pustules, but also helps with inflammatory nodules) as well as post-acne marks.
Salicylic Acid (BHA)
Super well-known oil-soluble acid that is the gold standard in treating blackheads and enlarged pores. It works inside the pores to clear out dead skin cells that clog them.
An amino-acid derived ingredient that helps to normalize oil production (not by drying the skin, it is a so-called 5α-Reductase inhibitor), tightens up enlarged pores, and evens out the surface of the skin.
Xylitylglucoside + Anhydroxylitol + Xylitol
A sugar based humectant trio that increases the skin’s water-binding capacity and strengthens the skin’s barrier.
FULL INGREDIENTS LIST
Water, Propanediol, Mandelic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol, Sarcosine, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Glucose, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol