- Acne Prone
- Hormonal Zits
- Occasional Zits
PRESS REFRESH™ ingredients
Salicylic Acid (BHA)
Salicylic acid is an oil-soluble exfoliant that’s uniquely able to burrow into your pores to clear dirt and debris from the inside-out. Its industrious, deep-diving skills make it a dermatologist favourite for upending congestion and clarifying texture. Works as hard as you do on a tight deadline.
Glycolic Acid (AHA)
A second exfoliant that smooths surface-level texture while absolutely not stripping your Very Important moisture barrier. Glycolic acid utilizes its teeny, tiny molecular weight to penetrate the skin and vanquish dead skin cells to reveal the fresh layers of skin beneath.
Lactic Acid (AHA)
Lactic Acid (AHA) A third—very gentle!— water-soluble exfoliant that also tames texture, while brightening and boosting your skin's resilience. Since it’s not oil-soluble like salicylic, it doesn’t penetrate deep into the skin, but actually loosens the ties between dead skin cells to exfoliate the top layer while brightening, smoothing, and sloughing away textured cells.
Niacinamide (B3) works with the natural substances in your skin to shrink the appearance of redness, and improve the appearance of uneven skin tone. Your skin's calm, logical, level-headed friend, niacinamide can also help to repair signs of damage.
The CEO and President of Moisture & Hydration, hyaluronic acid ensures your skin doesn't reach desert-dry levels given PRESS REFRESH’s exfoliating acids take on a drying action. HA is a humectant, which makes it capable of drawing moisture from its surroundings and thus, a super excellent hydrator.
This multi-action skin replenisher extracts impurities and dials down redness whilst retaining your sincerely precious hydration levels. Allantoin has a side-project, too: rallying for elasticity. An extract from the comfrey plant, allantoin also has supercharged soothing properties. The trivia no-one asked for: Comfrey leaves have been used to alleviate skin trauma like minor cuts for centuries.
Full ingredients list:
Aqua, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Benzyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Ceratonia Siliqua (Carob) Gum, Chondrus Crispus Powder, Cellulose Gum, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Panthenol, Dextrin, Raspberry Ketone, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Fragrance, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Allantoin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Potassium Hydroxide, Carbon, 1,2-Hexanediol, Salicylic Acid, Lactic acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycolic acid, Phenoxyethanol, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Monarda Didyma Leaf Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Freesia Refracta Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower/Leaf Extract, Gold (CI 77480)
We have Zits in this house. Big forehead zits that hurt to move your head. Hormonal zits. Zits at the very wrong time before an important event! Zitsticka has changed the game in this house. It works flawlessly!!!!
We also take skin discipline which absolutely changes the skin appearance and breakouts!
This face mask is more expensive than others, but you can tell why. My skin feels exfoliated and refreshed after this mask, but not dried out or tight. That said, I don't know how much of an effect it has on my breakouts per se. For an overall improvement in texture + tone, however, it is great. I use the nights before days I want my skin to look the best it can.
I LOVE this mask, I've been using it once a week for a few weeks and I have had significantly less pimples, and the next morning my face is so so smooth! I follow up the mask with a heavy moisturizer and I am glowing the next day!!
These are awesome for when I'm beginning to notice runaway flare ups (ALWAYS right before big events or after problematic food 😅) and need to stop it in its tracks.