By Leila Cunningham, Head of Skincare Products at CLN Company
Our company's vision was to create a range of high-quality products using clean ingredients sourced from plants and fruits. It took nearly two years to discover, test, and formulate the perfect plant extracts for our Aquafacial Cleansing Serum and Revitalizing Serum. Our priority has always been not just the best, but also the purest ingredients.
In this blog post, we'll be reviewing our experience using Paula's Choice Skin Care Ingredient Checker, and providing insight into how different products and ingredients stack up.
What is the Beautypedia Skin Care Ingredient Checker?
Beautypedia serves as a powerful decoding tool on the Paula’s Choice website, empowering customers to analyze skincare product ingredients in a matter of seconds. With the support of a team of experts, users can simply take a photo of the product's ingredient list or type the ingredients directly into the site. Each ingredient is meticulously rated on a scale ranging from the best to the worst, based on its effectiveness, benefits, and the presence or absence of potential skin irritants. This comprehensive product review database boasts coverage of over 45,000 products from more than 300 renowned brands.
Who is Paula?
Paula Beth Begoun, known as "The Cosmetics Cop," is a renowned American talk radio host, author, and successful businesswoman. She is the visionary behind Paula's Choice, a brand that has revolutionized the beauty industry.
Her passion for skincare started as a personal necessity, having struggled with eczema and acne. Paula's personal experience motivated her to research the industry extensively and uncover the harsh truths that were hidden from consumers. Her knowledge and expertise have made her an internationally recognized authority and consumer advocate for the cosmetics and hair-care industries.
In 1995, Paula took her passion and expertise to new heights by launching her own line of beauty products. With over 20 books written on the topic of beauty, Paula has become a respected name in the industry, routinely making appearances on news and talk shows.
See How Clean Face Company’s Key Ingredients Were Rated! Here's a little inside scoop: 7 out of 7 ingredients were considered BEST!
At Clean Face Company, we are committed to using only the finest ingredients carefully selected by our formulators. Our products undergo rigorous testing in state-of-the-art labs and are crafted with love.
Let’s Explore the Science Behind Our Key Ingredients:
- Our formulation features the most potent AHA alpha-hydroxy-acid, Glycolic Acid, at a concentration of 1%. This powerful ingredient effectively penetrates and exfoliates the topmost layer of the skin, resulting in refined smoothness and an even skin tone.
- We have also enhanced our formula with Hyaluronic Acid, renowned for its incredible ability to retain 1000 times its weight in water. This super hydrator instantly quenches and moisturizes the skin, restoring youthful suppleness. Derived from glucose and yeast extract through fermentation, it is a "natural moisturizer" suitable for various skin types and climates. Hyaluronic Acid aids in binding water to collagen, ensuring plumper, dewier, and more hydrated skin. It also promotes collagen production, making it an effective anti-aging agent. Additionally, it forms a breathable film on the skin's surface, sealing in moisture and offering protection against dust and UV rays.
- Niacinamide, also known as Vitamin B3, works synergistically with AHA to effectively reduce the appearance of dark spots and unevenness, restoring a naturally healthy and even skin tone. Unlike Hydroquinone, this active ingredient is safe for use on all skin tones and types. Niacinamide enhances protein synthesis, promoting improved skin metabolism and texture, while also exhibiting anti-aging properties. It acts as a potent antioxidant, inhibiting the formation of free radicals, and acts as a skin brightener and UV protector.
- Clean Face Company has also incorporated a unique apple derived super moisturizer - sustainably harvested from fresh crops. This moisturizer is composed of natural complex sugars that possess exceptional moisture-retaining properties. It replenishes hydration and draws in atmospheric moisture, instantly leaving the skin plump, dewy, and with a radiant glow. The moisturizer's effectiveness in regulating trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL) can be attributed to the presence of carbohydrates and α-hydroxyacids (AHAs) found in apples. AHAs are natural active compounds that promote normal keratinization and desquamation. Carbohydrates, on the other hand, are hygroscopic, meaning they absorb water, contributing to maintaining a healthy moisture level in the horny layer of the skin.
- Tripeptide Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 is a highly effective bioactive peptide specifically formulated to enhance the skin's natural collagen synthesis, resulting in a remarkable improvement in the appearance of various types of wrinkles. This exceptional ingredient also possesses excellent skin firming and moisturizing properties, making it an ideal choice for comprehensive skincare routines.
- Vitamin C Ethyl Ascorbyl Acid is widely recognized as one of the most stable forms of vitamin C. This exceptional stability allows it to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin without causing irritation.
- Made from the pure inner fillet gel of the aloe vera leaf, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice possesses remarkable healing properties. This medicinal plant offers quick relief, soothing soreness and warmth. With frequent use, aloe vera can expedite the skin's healing process. Furthermore, it contains campesterol, which aids in reducing inflammation and bradykinin. Thanks to its regenerative and soothing properties, aloe vera is widely used in cosmetics.
- Derived from bananas, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Extract is a natural preservative. It boasts a rich composition of bioactive compounds, including flavonoids, alkaloids, glycosides, and terpenoids. These compounds endow it with potent enzymes that effectively break down a wide range of organic and inorganic substrates, making it highly efficient against various microorganisms. Furthermore, it is gentle on the skin, ensuring a non-irritating experience.
Clean beauty is not just a trend, it's a lifestyle. Using clean and the best ingredients free from toxins will not only benefit your skin but also the environment. Our loyal customers have seen a change in their skin after switching to Clean Face Company products. They rave about the natural glow and radiance their skin now has without the use of harsh chemicals.Don't wait any longer to experience the benefits of clean beauty for yourself. Check out our Aquafacial Cleansing Serum and Revitalizing Serum to see the difference for yourself. Your skin and the environment will thank you!