The MEN³ Face Polish is a unique blend of a physical exfoliant (sipernat), a safe acid peel with Alpha hydroxy acid, and a range of actives to nourish, soften, and repair the skin. It is a mild exfoliant that gently removes dead skin cells and unclogs pores while preserving the delicate skin barrier through its mask action.
Apply in a thin, even layer to a clean, damp face. Gently massage in a circular motion for 30 seconds. Do not scrub and avoid the eye area. Leave on for 5 minutes (maximum 2-3 minutes for very sensitive skin). Thoroughly rinse off with warm water and pat dry gently. Follow up with the MEN³ time-out moisturizer for hydration.
SCIENTIFICALLY DISSECTING MEN³ TIME-OUT MOISTURIZER
Sipernat® 22: These spherical hydrogenated silicon dioxide crystals provide a very gentle yet effective physical scrub. As the particles disintegrate during skin rubbing, this is a first choice when deep cleansing is required. An additional advantage is that it can also be used on sensitive skin. (Except for open acne and psoriasis)
Microcrystalline Cellulose: Microcrystalline Cellulose is a very safe insoluble abrasive fiber that will enhance the exfoliating action of Sipernat® and help to release impurities – which are the cause of clogged pores – dead skin cells, and dull spots and polish the skin.
Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate: Hydrogenated Olive Oil is an olive lipid derived from cold-pressed premium olive oil. It is known for its excellent properties to soften, nourish, soothe, and retain moisture in the skin. It is a rich source of antioxidants.
Hydroxycaprylic Acid (6-hydroxyhexanoic acid): Alpha hydroxy acid derived from royal jelly and coconut oil. Hydroxycaprylic Acid is a mild exfoliant that gently removes dead skin cells and unclogs pores while maintaining the delicate skin barrier. AHA-containing products primarily provide a chemical exfoliation of the surface skin. This Alpha Hydroxy Acid will increase collagen production and blood circulation, brighten the skin (melasma), and reduce age spots. Large and coarse pores become finer, and (acne) scars become less visible. Moreover, your skincare products will work much better after this peel.
Squalane: Squalane is an oil that occurs naturally in our skin but decreases as we age. Squalane restores the skin’s natural balance, hydrates the skin, and restores elasticity. The squalane used in MEN³ is derived from 100% Ecocert sugar cane.
Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil: This is a blend of hydrogenated* vegetable oils used to soften the skin. They also help improve hydration by forming a barrier on the skin’s surface that reduces moisture loss. The MEN³ Face Polish contains a blend of several oils (rapeseed oil, safflower seed oil, sesame oil, palm oil, coconut oil, and olive oil) tailored to the oilier but typically dehydrated male skin.
Cetearyl Alcohol: Cetearyl alcohol is extracted from coconut and palm kernel oils. It enables the mixture of oil and water in a cosmetic product (emulsifier).
Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables: Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables are used as a surfactant. This surfactant deeply cleanses the skin. Oil and dirt bind together and can be easily rinsed away with water. Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables in MEN³ face polish are also used to adjust viscosity and ensure optimal texture spreadability.
Kaneka: Kaneka or Sodium Surfactin: Sodium surfactin is a peptidelipid composed of amino acids and fatty acids, produced by the fermentation (a natural enzymatic reaction) of Bacillus subtilis (a harmless microorganism). Kaneka consists of 7 amino acids and has antibiotic properties.
Propanediol: Propanediol is a skin-softening active ingredient. It is a natural alternative to conventional synthetic glycols. It is used as a replacement for glycerin and propylene glycol but is believed to be 100% safe for all skin types.
Octyldodecanol: Octyldodecanol is a fatty acid used to improve the texture of cosmetic products and is used in our MEN³ Face Polish for its softening properties.
Dracorin® CE: Dracorin® CE or Glyceryl Stearate Citrate is an O/W emulsifier, mainly recommended for sensitive skin due to its high tolerance. It is also an emulsifier allowed for use in food. It is a combination of glycerin mono-/distearates and citric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides. The major advantage of Dracorin® CE is the natural and pure base of raw materials, free from synthetic petrochemicals or ethylene oxide.
Methylpropanediol: Methylpropanediol is an ingredient that acts as a solvent. In our formulation, it also improves the absorption of some ingredients for better penetration and efficacy. Methylpropanediol also has pronounced hydrating properties.
Xanthan Gum: A 100% natural thickener that is also used as an emulsifier and stabilizer. This stabilizer prevents ingredients from separating.
Cellulose Gum: Cellulose gum is a 100% natural and plant-based ingredient used as a thickener. Cellulose gum also improves the release of active ingredients. This active is also used in the food industry and is super safe.
Ethylhexylglycerin: Ethylhexylglycerin is a skin softener. It also enhances the efficacy of the preservative phenoxyethanol and improves hydration in the skin without a sticky feeling.
Phenoxyethanol: Preservative. Derivative of green tea.