COUNTER CLOCKWISE PORE REFINING SERUM
Lightweight facial serum to refine pores with a soft and persistent exfoliation. Works together with a combination of active ingredients to visibly improve the skin tone and the aspect of fine lines while helping to minimize the appearance of pores. Can be applied locally depending on the skin type.
What does Counter Clockwise contain?
It contains 7 sebum control and pore refining actives (Salicylic Acid, Gluconolactone, Bromelain, Papain, Hamamelis, Urea and Aloe Vera), biotech derived ingredients to boost tissue regeneration & probiotic balance (white horehound, saccharide isomerate) as well as the powerful and stable form of vitamin C (ACTI-C) for a skin brightening and antioxidant profile.
Our products contain a substantial amount of natural extracts, and therefore, color and aspect may vary from batch to batch, just as a vintage variation.
Why does this happen?
The answer is the weather. Every single growing season is unique. Every weather event will have an effect on the plant extracts that ultimately makes it to your skin everyday. In most cases, it is not a case of performance, but simply shaping the color and appearance of skincare product.
What makes this formulation so innovative?
ACTI C (ethyl ascorbic acid) - Global skin optimizer & Antioxidant
It is a derivative of ascorbic acid, one of the most stable derivatives of ascorbic acid known. Once it penetrates into the skin, it is metabolized to ascorbic acid. Due to this process its efficacy is more pronounced than the one of pure ascorbic acid, more unstable.
SALICYLIC ACID - Acne control & Exfoliating
Belongs to the group of active compounds of the beta hydroxy acids (BHA), acting as keratolytic agents. Topical salicylic acid treats acne by reducing swelling and redness and unclogging blocked skin pores to allow pimples to shrink. It treats other skin conditions by softening and loosening dry, scaly, or thickened skin so that it falls off or can be removed easily.
VITAMIN B3 (niacinamide) - Cell dynamizer & Brightening
Vitamin B3 preserves the levels of important skin enzymes (NADH and NADPH), that contribute to the support of the skin’s barrier against pollutants and other irritants. It’s also useful to enhance the production of natural emollients that can help the skin to remain hydrated. Contributes to the production of cellular energy and lipids (responsible for cell growth and differentiation) and has a proven brightening effect on the skin.
GREEN HYALURONIC (lactobacillus/soybean ferment extract, viscum album (mistletoe) leaf extract and imperata cylindrica (alang-alang) root extract) - Moisturizer & Soothing
Fermented through the traditional korean method, this powerful complex of mistletoe, Japanese blood grass root and organic soybean moisturizes the skin 3 times more than hyaluronic acid. Protects the hydrolipidic barrier and is also anti-inflammatory, modulating the activity of NO (Nitric Oxide) synthesis and activating the natural anti-inflammatory mediator: LO (lipoxygenase).
ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS CONTROL EXTRACT (marrubium vulgare (white horehound) extract) - Anti-Pollution & Cell dynamizer
Obtained from Marrubium vulgare (White Horehound) by a unique method which allows the extraction of an ingredient rich in protective phytomolecules to fight against visible and invisible pollution
damage to the skin. ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS CONTROL EXTRACT has 4 paths of action: protects skin cells
from the penetration of pollutants; removes and neutralizes toxic
oxidant species; strengthens the skin barrier;
and repairs the cell metabolism
by replenishing the energy level and reducing the inflammation, for a total DNA protection.
BROMELAIN AND PAPAIN - Exfoliating & Regenerating
Natural fruit enzymatic peeling enzymes that facilitates skin regeneration by peeling the upper skin layers. Enzyme peeling is a relatively rare peel type referring to a class of superficial peels. Its undeniable advantages are lightness and low risk of injury. The process of keratinized cells exfoliation and activation of the skin regeneration and reconstruction occurs due to the action of enzymes which break down the protein structure of dead cells without irritating the skin.
BOTANICAL BLEND (wheat germ, centella asiatica, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, bilberry, brewer’s yeast, bergamot, mandarin orange, sweet orange and grapefruit extracts) - Energizing & Protecting
A mix of the purest energizing and protecting botanical extracts, (centella asiatica, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, wheat and myrtillus) prepared in a fresh pressed juice of orange, bergamot, mandarin and grapefruit for a total antioxidant effect.
COUNTER CLOCKWISE INGREDIENTS: WATER (AQUA/EAU), GLYCERIN, GLUCONOLACTONE, PROPANEDIOL, ALCOHOL DENAT., ALOE BARBADENSIS (BARBADOS ALOE) LEAF JUICE, NIACINAMIDE, HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) FLOWER EXTRACT, UREA, SALICYLIC ACID, LACTOBACILLUS/SOYBEAN FERMENT EXTRACT, MARRUBIUM VULGARE (WHITE HOREHOUND) EXTRACT, BROMELAIN, IMPERATA CYLINDRICA (ALANG-ALANG) ROOT EXTRACT, PEPSIN, VISCUM ALBUM (MISTLETOE) LEAF EXTRACT, SACCHARIDE ISOMERATE, TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM EXTRACT, YEAST (FAEX/LEVURE) EXTRACT, CENTELLA ASIATICA (ASIATIC PENNYWORT) EXTRACT, GINKGO BILOBA (GINKGO) LEAF EXTRACT, PANAX GINSENG (ASIAN GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT, VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS (BILBERRY) LEAF EXTRACT, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACT, CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) FRUIT EXTRACT, CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACT, CITRUS NOBILIS (MANDARIN ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACT, SILICA, XANTHAN GUM, LECITHIN, SCLEROTIUM GUM, PULLULAN, POTASSIUM SORBATE, CITRIC ACID, DEHYDROACETIC ACID, BENZOIC ACID, SORBIC ACID, PHENETYL ALCOHOL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, FLAVOR (AROMA).
ACTI-C INGREDIENTS: 3-O-ETHYL ASCORBIC ACID.
Free from fillers (silicones), allergens, toxins, oil derivatives, parabens and more.
Vegan, toxic free, dermatologically tested, not customizable, mixable with serums or moisturizers
Our formulations are constantly improving, please refer to the product packaging for the most up-to-date ingredient list.
Directions for use
Counter Clockwise Dosage
To treat open pores, first spots and lack of vitality in combination to oily skin types.
Mix the complete content of ACTI-C in the bottle. Shake well before each use, apply day and night before your regular treatment. Let it absorb before applying the next product.
Apply the product exclusively on the areas in which you need to treat pores and imperfections. This normalizing serum is perfect for oily skins, due to its sebo-regulatory performance. For combination skins, apply locally on areas that tend to shine.
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