Rejuvenating gel with AHA fruit acids

Rejuvenating gel with AHA fruit acids

Formula: 09515

Phase Ingredients for ~ 50 ml % Quantity
A rose water 91,8 46 gr
A AHA fruit acids 6 3 gr
A hibiscus flower powder 0,1 0,05 gr
A xanthan gum 1,5 0,8 gr 
B cosgard 0,6 10 drops

Sanitize the dedicated containers and utensils you will work with, details in the general safety guidelines.

Preparation method:
In a glass or bowl mix the rose water, fruit acids and hibiscus powder. Sprinkle xanthan gum over this solution and mix vigorously until the gum is completely dispersed. It is left to rest for approximately 10 minutes, during which time the gel will form.
Add the preservative over the gel and mix well. The resulting gel is transferred to the dedicated container. pH: 5-5.5

The result is a light, refreshing, pleasant-smelling gel that is used as a face mask. It has a light exfoliating effect and stimulates the renewal of the skin, which becomes smoother and brighter. It can also be applied on the neck and décolleté. Application to the eye area is not indicated.

Some people with more sensitive skin do not tolerate AHA acids well. It is advisable to perform a tolerance test before regular use of the gel. 

The gel can be used daily or 2-3 times a week, depending on skin tolerance. When applied, slight tingling may be felt on the skin. About 10 minutes after application, the skin will be cleaned with a cleansing disc soaked in water or by rinsing with lukewarm water.

Options and explanations:

  • in the older version of the recipe instead of rose water we used carrot water but this product has not been in our offer for a long time
  • the amount of AHA fruit acids may be increased or decreased depending on skin tolerance; for a more pronounced exfoliating action (chemical peeling), it is possible to work with 10% AHA and the addition of lactic acid so that the pH of the composition is approximately 3.5; for changes in the quantities of ingredients, the amount of rose water shall be adjusted accordingly
  • to obtain a pH of 3.5 while keeping the percentage of 6% fruit acids, about 1 gr of lactic acid will be added; pH should be measured in the meantime mainly because rose water but also fruit acids, being vegetable products, have a pH that can vary depending on the lot
  • 0.5% allantoin (before xanthan) may be included in the composition for the calming effect, especially if the skin is more sensitive

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  • Difficulty: beginner/advanced/experienced
  • Utensils: precision scale, bowl or glass, teaspoon
  • Recommended container: Ele Frost glass jar with lid, 50 ml
  • Shelf-life: 3 months - prepared in optimal conditions of hygiene, kept in a cool place

This formula was developed by Elemental's qualified staff. The recipes are intended to exemplify the use of products marketed by Elemental and are believed to be accurate, however, Elemental assumes no liability or risk associated with the use of its products for the preparation and evaluation of the recipe as the conditions of preparation and use are beyond its control. The Elemental customer must ensure that the reproduction of the formulation does not infringe any intellectual property rights and that it complies with the specific rules and regulations in force. The person who prepares the recipe must refer to the safety data sheets to ensure the safe handling of all raw materials and bears full responsibility for ensuring the safe and correct use and storage of all materials procured and used. Assessments of the safety, stability, regulatory compliance and suitability of this recipe, methods and the finished product are the sole responsibility of the user and/or the legal entity placing the product on the market. Elemental is not liable for any damages resulting from the use of this information, and assumes no responsibility for misuse of selected materials, formula or method, in whole or in part.

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