Sometimes it is just as important what is NOT in a product, as what IS in it. The 2 Minute Miracle Gel was carefully formulated with specific and select ingredients that are gentle, powerful and effective. But, we also went to great care to avoid ingredients that may be too harsh, aggressive or overall unkind to your skin. So lets talk about what you will not find in our 2 Minute Miracle Gel, and why.
NO harsh grains or abrasives - many times exfoliators contain grains or harsh abrasives like apricot pits or almonds. This is why you may find that when people hear the world exfoliate - they shy away or show some concern. Especially if someone has sensitive skin, thin mature skin or even rosacea you will hear them tell you that they never exfoliate. This is because products with grains or abrasives can leave the skin dry, irritated, red and uncomfortable after you use them. These grains or abrasives can also make little microscopic tears in the skin as well as damage the healthy and in tact skin. The 2 MM Gel gently rolls away the top layer of dead skin but with a soft, Aloe Vera based gentle gel. It cannot harm healthy skin and only removes the dead layer of skin that is intended to shed. It is referred to as the smart exfoliator and it is ideal for all skin types INCLUDING sensitive, rosacea and mature.
NO sulfates or surfactants - Over the years we have been trained that our skin has to feel "squeaky clean" - or it just isn't clean. To do that we use products that remove oil and debris with ingredients in soap like products, known as surfactants. Surfactants are tiny little molecules that are designed to go deep into the skin and remove all oil - it cannot discern between the good and the bad oils and as we know, we need the good oils on our skin to keep the acid mantle or very outside layer in balance. Removing all oils can leave the skin dry and parched. Also by disturbing the balance of the acid mantle - we allow foreign substances and bacteria to get into our skin which can lead to clogged pores, acne and skin conditions. The other downside is that when you remove all the oil you actually cause your skin to produce more oil to combat dryness. This is more of a problem for those who battle combination and oily skin. It becomes a viscous cycle of stripping the skin, making it feel that squeaky clean and then your skin producing more oil. The 2 Minute Miracle Gel is designed to cleanse and tone the skin but without removing all of the good oils leaving the skin feeling soft and balanced. It is still a good idea to use a light application of moisturizer after the gel which will help dry skin stay moisturized and help oily skin become balanced and normal.
NO Parabens - Over the last many years there has been a great deal of research done on parabens. Parabens are found in greater concentrations in a myriad of consumables, including fruits, vegetables and drinks. There became some controversy many years ago as to the saftey of paraben in cosmetics. The studies were conducted by injecting reproductive cells at levels which would exceed any level our skin could absorb. Scientifically the molecule of a paraben is too large to penetrate the skin. The CIR panel which stands for The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) panel, is an organization that reviews and assesses the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics. We follow all of their studies and recommendations since they are the leading authority on the safety of skin care ingredients, in the US. They compiled the more than 265 studies in The Journal of Toxicology and they ruled that using products that contain parabens caused no adverse reproductive effects, However, in an effort to find the safest means of delivering skin care- we have identified an internationally approved, safe and accepted preservative system which does not include the use of parabens.
NO artificial color and no artificial fragrance - What many people do not realize is that research has established that much of the inflammation or the negative reaction you get (on your skin or under your eyes) when using a skin care product, can be related to synthetic colors, dyes and fragrance. The 2 Minute Miracle Gel is completely fragrance free contains and any scent is from the ingredients themselves. No synthetic colors or fragrance are ever used.
NO Animal By-Products - We use plant or vegetable derived versions of our ingredients - for example the glycerin is vegetable derived (not animal), squalene is olive derived (not shark) and more!
NO Animal Testing - I get asked about animal testing because there are many companies who do testing on all types of animals. The active ingredients in our exclusive complex all have what is called In Vitro and In Vivo studies. These modern methods include sophisticated tests using human cells and tissues (also known as in vitro methods), advanced computer-modeling techniques (often referred to as in silico models), and studies with human volunteers (also known as in vivo) . All scientific data that is tested and collected for the active ingredients in our 2 Minute Miracle Gel is gathered using real people - not animals!
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