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AYUNA the facial HIGH, 200ml – Prebiotic Refining Concentrate pH 3.5 - 3.7- exfoliating pores-minimising glow essence, balances the skin’s microbiota

by: Ayuna

1 099 SEK

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Prebiotic Refining Concentrate - High:  pH 3.5 - 3.7
Triple Acid Exfoliation Blend - High = 30%.
This lightweight, OIL-FREE prebiotic exfoliant essence combines natural acids with a blend of stem cells, botanical extracts & fermented ingredients.
It has an optimal pH range that varies depending on the strength of the formula:
  • THE FACIAL - Low: pH 4.2 - 4.5
  • THE FACIAL - High: pH 3.5 - 3.7
A powder-in-lotion concentrate that visually transforms the skin by improving both its feel & appearance.
Daily use of this colloidal acid system optimises your complete facial beauty routine; it aids in balancing the skin’s microbiota, evens the complexion, promotes a natural glow & maintains skin health.
Benefits:
  • visually transforms the skin, improving its appearance
  • helps maintain skin microbiota in balance
  • evens skin tone & minimises the appearance of pores
  • stimulates the skin’s natural luminosity
  • helps keep skin healthy & controls excess sebum
  • harnessing the Power of Nature Through Technology - AYUNA's patented bio-tech processes are used to obtain Plasmas rich in Botanical Cell Factors & Phyto-Peptides - highly concentrated botanical molecules that harness the full power of nature & expand its benefits to the skin
      • 100% natural, with organic certified ingredients, advanced green technology, formulate using only responsibly sourced, clean & non-toxic sustainably produced ingredients free from pesticide- & herbicide-free, vegan & cruelty-free
      • sustainably & ethically sourced - employing cultivation methods with minimal water & carbon footprint.

      Recommended for:

      • all skin types - please read below FQA info
      • ideal treatment to help balance, exfoliate & smooth skin on a daily basis
        • Thicker skin & stronger results - Up to twice a day
        • Thinner skin & mild results - Down to every other day

      How to use: 

      • shake well before using
      • apply on clean skin, prior to your AYUNA treatment cream, onto face, neck & décolleté using fingertips or a cotton pad
      • may be used in the morning and/or at night
      • obs! avoid contact with eyes. sun spf protection is recommended.We suggest using sunscreens containing our non-synthetic natural eco SPF filters and those that are safe for sea life. Your favorite SPF eco product may be applied after AYUNA CREAM I or CREAM II.
      OBS! FQA about this product:
      • Is this a toner or essence? It’s not a serum, but it’s not really a toner either. It’s a colloidal system for daily use that exfoliates & balances all skin types. THE FACIAL is a powder-in-lotion formula that visibly transforms the skin by improving its look & feel. It refines the skin’s surface texture & leaves skin radiant & smooth.
      • Can I Use THE FACIAL during daytime? Yes. THE FACIAL does not cause photosensitivity; however, the superficial exfoliation achieved with the formula exposes a thinner & less protected skin, leaving it more receptive to the sun. Because of this, AYUNA recommends daily use of non-chemical SPF sun protection or avoid prolonged sun exposure while using the product to minimise the risk of sun sensitivity/sunburn.
      • Will this dry skin out from the acids? Each person’s skin is unique; you never really know exactly how the skin will respond to a given product. This depends on several factors including the skin type, the concentration (low or high) & the frequency of use (once or twice a day or every other day). Due to the acidic exfoliation action, you may experience increased dryness of the skin during the first days of use. However, the natural pH of the skin’s surface is, on average, below 5, which is beneficial for its resident flora. An acid pH appears to preserve the resident bacterial flora whereas an alkaline pH causes dispersal from the skin.
      • What results can I expect? 
      • ALL SKIN TYPES - enhances the penetration of other products & uncover healthier & younger skin
      • MATURE SKIN - provides skin resurfacing & improvement in the signs of aging
      • HYPERPIGMENTED SKIN - evens skin tone & enhances skin clarity & texture while visibly reducing the appearance of dark spots
      • DRY SKIN - hydrates & softens skin texture leaving the skin velvety
      • OILY & ACNE PRONE SKIN - unclogs & minimizes pores & clears blackheads
      • How can I incorporate THE FACIAL into a routine that already has retinol or ascorbic acid or other acids such as AHAs? Is it possible to use in the same routine? 

        THE FACIAL is compatible with RETINOL (Vitamin A)/ ASCORBIC ACID (Vitamin C)/ AHA & BHA, but, when combining THE FACIAL with other products containing those ingredients, other factors that affect absorption & penetration of acids must be considered:

        • Percentages of acids / pH of the product
        • Frequency of use
        • Thickness of the skin

        However, how the combination melds depends on additional factors:

        • Skin type: effects are additive & therefore, an enhancement of penetration & activity can occur, which can increase the potential for discomfort or irritability of other ingredients for thinner & more delicate skins. (A patch test of the accumulated strength of the products in a small skin region is recommended.)
        • Formulations of the product ingredients: The range of derivatives & delivery systems for these molecules can vary widely. Therefore, any special instructions regarding their specific compatibility with acid products should be considered.
      • Is THE FACIAL incompatible with anything? There are no known incompatibilities. The main characteristic of the formulas in terms of possible interactions is their acidity. Therefore, THE FACIAL should not be applied in combination with other products that recommend avoiding acid conditions.
        As with any other cosmetic, it should not be applied on irritated or burned skin nor open wounds.
      • What are THE FACIAL active ingredients? 

        Triple Acid Exfoliation Blend - High = 30%, Low = 20%:

        • Raspberry Vinegar (Rich in Acetic Acid, a low molecular weight acid) = exfoliant & antioxidant
        • Glutamic Acid (Alpha-Amino Acid from fermented sugar cane & yucca) = exfoliant & detoxifier
        • Succinic Acid (Diacid obtained from fermented corn) = exfoliant & prevents the growth of P.acnes
        • Morinda Citrifolia Stem Cells - Prebiotic that balances sebum & microbiota, minimizes pore size
        • Lactobacillus Ferment - moisturiser
        • Cocos Nucifera Fruit Extract - moisturiser
      • What are the pH levels in the formulas? 
      This lightweight, OIL-FREE prebiotic exfoliant combines natural acids with a blend of stem cells, botanical extracts & fermented ingredients. It has an optimal pH range that varies depending on the strength of the formula:
      • THE FACIAL - Low: pH 4.2 - 4.5
      • THE FACIAL - High: pH 3.5 - 3.7
      • OBS! How do we incorporate it into a skincare ritual? 

      THE FACIAL (LOW & HIGH) is an ideal treatment to help balance, exfoliate & smooth skin on a daily basis. It does not require rinsing. Your serum, oil, or moisturizer can be applied immediately after use.

      It is recommended to move up & down to stronger (HIGH) or milder (LOW) formulas over time, depending on the skin condition or expert opinion.
      Depending on the skin condition, THE FACIAL can be used up to twice daily, as tolerated by the skin. Reduce the frequency of use if skin becomes uncomfortable or irritated.

      This product can be used in conjunction with any daily regimen. There are no known incompatibilities. The main characteristic of the formulas in terms of possible interactions is their acidity. Therefore, The Facial should not be applied in combination with other products that recommend avoiding acid conditions. As with any other cosmetic, it should not be applied on irritated or burned skin nor open wounds.

      • Do I use this after cleansing, before any other products? Cleanse & apply THE FACIAL onto face, neck & décolletée, focusing on the areas most affected by concerns. Follow by applying your usual serum & treatment cream. Regular use of THE FACIAL enhances the benefits of any treatment applied afterward.
      • OBS! When do I see results? 

        You may start seeing results right away, but THE FACIAL must be used regularly. Within 5-14 days, the improvement is noticeable. If different results are desirable, adjust the frequency of application and/or move to a different concentration. For example:

        • Thicker skin & stronger results - Up to twice a day
        • Thinner skin & mild results - Down to every other day
      What precautions do I need to take? 

      We recommend postponing the treatment if you have sunburned or irritated skin.
      If this is the first time you are using THE FACIAL, we suggest performing a sensitivity test on the back of your neck.

      Avoid all contact with eyes & mucous membranes. If contact occurs, wash immediately with water.

      In some cases, a momentary slight tingling may occur upon application of the product & is considered normal. Should this condition persist, remove the product with warm water.

      • Is this safe to use when suffering from mild but recurrent bouts of Perioral Dermatitis?

        We should start off by saying that Perioral Dermatitis a cutaneous pathology & as such, requires specialised medical monitoring & treatment, especially during outbreak situations & that its etiology depends very much on each case.

        Keeping this in mind, AYUNA is an ideal daily skincare collection providing well-aging benefits to skin prone to dermal pathologies. Ayuna products are remarkably suitable for sensitive skin types as the formulas are free from any ingredients of concern which can stimulate skin irritation or inflammation. Plus, AYUNA ‘topical fasting’ approach promotes regeneration of the skin through detoxification. Tremendous care has been taken in formulating Ayuna's products to provide maximum tolerance & compatibility with the skin. Therefore, as long as your skin is not having an outbreak, or you have been advised otherwise by a specialist, all of the products are suitable as a daily skincare regime.

        For THE FACIAL specifically, we do also advise starting with the LOW formulation & performing a patch test on the back of the neck.

      • What's the white, milky powder part? Is it the acidsThe white milky powder is AYUNA colloidal system & it is based on fine, solid particles of acid (glutamic & succinic). These acids are partially dissolved in the solution of THE FACIAL & also visible as small particles suspended in the liquid.
      • Is it this beneficial & can it be used on fine lines under the eyes, being careful not to get it into the eyes? The colloidal system provides a sustainable release of acids onto the skin to address pH increases caused by daily aggressions. As such, it becomes a buffer for the skin's pH balance. With the correct application, THE FACIAL can be applied around the eye contour area,  but it is important to take special precautions to avoid contact with the eye itself.
      • Can Tretinoin be used with THE FACIAL? I use prescription tretinoin and want to make sure the combination won't irritate my skin. 

        As Tretinoin is a medical treatment, we recommend checking with your doctor to determine if additional acids can be used as each person's case is unique.  The product is at its heart an acid & can add acidity to the regime.

        THE FACIAL is compatible with RETINOL (Vitamin A)/ ASCORBIC ACID (Vitamin C)/ AHA & BHA, but, when combining THE FACIAL with other products containing those ingredients, other factors that affect absorption & penetration of acids must be considered:

        • Percentages of acids / pH of the product
        • Frequency of use
        • Thickness of the skin

        However, how the combination melds depends on additional factors:

        • Skin type: Effects are additive, and, therefore, an enhancement of penetration & activity can occur, which can increase the potential for discomfort or irritability of other ingredients for thinner & more delicate skins. (A patch test of the accumulated strength of the products in a small skin region is recommended.)
        • Formulations of the product ingredients: The range of derivatives and delivery systems for these molecules can vary widely. Therefore, any special instructions regarding their specific compatibility with acid products should be considered.
      • Can you use it during pregnancy? AYUNA as a brand represents the premise of eliminating toxic substances that can be harmful for the skin. To our knowledge & from our extensive ingredient research, none of the components in AYUNA products are known to represent any specific risk for the pregnancy.

      The fragrance found in each of Ayuna's products, their Beautifulness Cocktail, is composed of natural essential oils. However, this combination is utilized in a low dosage that is not comparable, in any case, with the use of pure essential oils. Any specific risks involved are unknown. Given that each person's pregnancy is unique, if you have any doubts, we recommend consulting with your doctor.

      • Can THE FACIAL be used as a body treatment? The application of THE FACIAL in body areas is easy & effortless due to its texture & viscosity. In addition, the exfoliating agents in the formula improve skin texture on rough, dry areas where dead skin cells have accumulated (hands, elbows, knees and feet). It is also the ideal treatment for body areas affected by unbalanced sebum-secreting glands, including the back, chest & shoulders, due to the prebiotic compounds.

        Video: about the products scientific research & concept by co-founder. Dr. Isabel Ramos, PhD in chemistry & an expert in Green Technology & the development of natural cosmetics. At the core of her being is a deep focus in understanding the science the behind the skin, biochemical & biophysical mechanisms & the art of product textures.

        Sent: in this products you’ll notice Ayuna’s signature Beautifulness scent combined with acidic vinegar. It’s definitely unique & somewhat medicinal, but in a pleasant way.
        Texture: liquid with white particles inside (shake well)
        FREE FROM: GMO, pesticides, fillers, artificial colors, artificial fragrances, synthetic chemicals & synthetic scents, parabens.  
        Ingredients: water (aqua), vinegar (acetum), glutamic acid, succinic acid, propanediol, glycerin, sodium chloride, glyceryl caprylate, morinda citrifolia callus culture lysate, rubus idaeus (raspberry) fruit extract, lactobacillus ferment*, cocos nucifera (coconut) fruit extract*, gluconolactone, lactobacillus*, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, tocopherol, beta-sitosterol, squalene, 100% natural fragrance from essential oils (parfum)**, citric acid.
        **Natural & Probiotic Preservatives. Vegan.
        ***100% Natural Essential Oil-based Fragrance (Gurjum Balsam, Holy Wood, Myrrh, Chamomile, Rosemary, Buchu)

        Free of ingredients of concern. Mindful beauty.
        100% natural, vegan & ingredients are Natrue Organic Certification &/or Ecocert Compliant, advanced green technology, formulate using only responsibly sourced, clean & non-toxic sustainably produced ingredients.
        AYUNA · Less is Beauty reduces skincare to the essential. Through a discrete range of formulas – produced with care, attention & intelligence - they offer the skin "more" with "less".
        Packaging: reusable & recyclable plastic bottle w/top
        Made in: Barcelona, Spain
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        type: face toner by: Ayuna
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