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WHAT'S IN A FACIAL CLEANSER?

1-20-21

Whether your skin is dry or breaking out, you don’t need an enormous amount of products to get that healthy, glowy look. What our faces need is one product with the right ingredients to be applied thoroughly and consistently at least once a day. With that in mind, we’ve created Autonomy Facial Cleanser -- one product with the best ingredients in the world, all in one beautiful bottle. 

Here’s a look at what it contains. 

ORGANIC JOJOBA SEED OIL

Since our skin is relatively porous, it’s important to use organic ingredients whenever possible. And the one ingredient that experts agree is helpful to create a healthy, glowy look is organic jojoba seed oil. Why? Because jojoba seed oil contains natural forms of Vitamin E, an antioxidant believed to help our bodies synthesize collagen -- the protein that helps maintain skin health and fight against the effects of sun damage and premature aging. And since jojoba seed oil is similar in nature to the oils our skin naturally produces, Autonomy facial cleanser helps regulate sebum production. This helps keep our skin evenly balanced and moisturized, leading to fewer breakouts and ensuring that our product, unlike others, always keeps your pores free and clear. 

ORGANIC EVENING PRIMROSE OIL

Organic evening primrose oil contains gamma-linolenic acid (or GLA), as well as linoleic acid.  Both of which are fatty acids that may help soothe common skin conditions and improve skin’s elasticity, moisture, firmness, and fatigue resistance. A gentle oil suitable for all skin types, the organic evening primrose oil in our facial cleanser is also believed to help fight against premature aging caused by sun damage, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and improving overall skin health. 

CBD

As most of us know by now, CBD is all the rage in the skincare industry -- and for good reason. That is, while CBD is relatively new to the market, there’s growing evidence that CBD can be more effective than Vitamin C in promoting healthy collagen production and reducing inflammation.

VITAMIN C

That said, we’ve included Vitamin C in our facial cleanser as well. Because, why not? CBD is a terrific antioxidant and so is Vitamin C for many of the same reasons: collagen synthesis, benefits on skin cells, and protection from ultraviolet rays and the damage they cause.   

Like CBD, the effects of Vitamin C when applied to the skin are not completely understood by experts due to limited research. But what we do know for certain is that, in addition to Vitamin C’s antioxidant functions, its role in the synthesis of collagen is well documented. 

ORGANIC COCONUT OIL

While our facial cleanser includes several other important ingredients that are a bit more sexy than organic coconut oil, we’d be remiss if we didn’t include it as one of the best natural ingredients in our product. From its bio-active compounds to its fatty acids, lauric acids, organic coconut oil is truly a wonder for our skin. It’s one of the few oils that’s completely hypoallergenic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal. And it’s terrific for dry skin, as its softening qualities and high concentration of lipids work as a barrier for our skin cells, helping us maintain skin hydration and moisture. 

OTHER GREAT INGREDIENTS IN OUR PRODUCT

While the ingredients listed above are, in our opinion, the must-haves in any facial cleanser, we’ve also included other amazing ingredients in our products, like Organic Aloe Leaf Juice, Organic Olive Fruit Oil, and Organic Rooibos Leaf Extract. And as with all the ingredients in Autonomy products, they’re vegan, cruelty free, non-toxic, palm oil free, and have been ethically sourced from suppliers around the world with policies that ensure that we’re all doing our part to protect our planet as we protect the health of our bodies and minds.