When you work with your hands, using a gentle exfoliant can help remove the traces of the day, whether that is automotive grease, garden soil, construction glues, or other substances. Exfoliants also help to remove dead skin cells that can accumulate on the skin and cause dryness and dullness.
At Heavy Duty Cosmetics, we use natural, organic, and safe ingredients in all of our products. When it comes to our Deep Cleansing Scrub, we chose to use apricot stone powder as the exfoliant of choice.
What Is Apricot Stone Powder?
Apricot stones, sometimes called apricot kernels, are the seed that is in the middle of an apricot. When the centre of the pit is ground down, it creates a coarse powder that is perfect for removing dead skin cells and grime from the skin. Because it contains 50 per cent oil as well as fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals, apricot stone powder thoroughly cleanses the skin without stripping it of the natural oils that keep it soft and supple.
What Nutrients Are in Apricot Stone Powder?
Adding vitamins and minerals to skincare products can help nourish and rejuvenate the skin. Apricot stone powder is rich in several nutrients that are important to your skin's health.
The first is vitamin E. Vitamin E is a moisturiser and it also contains antioxidants. Antioxidants neutralise free radicals, which can cause signs of ageing, wrinkles, spots of melanin, and so on. By removing the power of those free radicals, your skin will not only feel better but also look better for years to come.
The powder also contains B vitamins, namely B17. This one is important for its anti-inflammatory effects. When you wash your hands frequently, especially if you are also using substances that might irritate the skin, you might end up with some inflammation. Signs of this inflammation are redness, itching, and even swelling or cracking of the skin. Vitamin B17 can help relieve this inflammation and leave your hands feeling more comfortable.
Finally, apricot kernel powder contains essential fatty acids, which provide moisture to the skin without leaving it greasy. This is an important addition to our cleanser, as we know how easy the skin can become dehydrated when the hands are washed frequently.
Are Heavy Duty Cosmetics Products Natural and Organic?
Yes! We take pride in providing our clients with the highest quality and safest ingredients available. Apricot stone powder is safe, natural, and organic. Our other ingredients are also organic, safe, and effective. We have looked for safe and natural alternatives to some of the ingredients in other hand cleansers because we want our products to provide nourishment to the skin without exposing it to chemicals or products that we wouldn't use on our own family members.
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