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Phyto-Gel Cleanser

sku # 1313-11

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Provides a delightful, natural, soft lather for deep cleansing.

Primary Benefits:

Cleanse deeply, remove makeup and impurities thoroughly, and control excess oil without drying the skin with this sulfate-free, foaming cleanser.

Who Needs It:

For all skin types, especially for those that tend to be slightly oily.

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Product Overview

Foam away impurities! Enticingly aromatic, Pevonia's Phyto-Gel Cleanser provides a delightful natural soft lather for deep cleansing. Saponaria, Rosemary, Lemon, and Pine precisely blend to rid your skin of impurities and surface toxins. Non-alkaline and non-drying, this gel is suited for all skin types.

About Oily Skin
By Kendall Weatherman, Licensed Esthetician


Oily skin is a skin type with higher than normal oil production all over the face. Oily skin appears shiny or greasy and pores appear enlarged, and visible, especially on the forehead, nose and chin. Skin thickening, clogged pores, blackheads and blemishes may also be present. Additionally, makeup tends to “melt” off or disappear and hair around the face tends to look dull and stringy.

Oily skin is caused by overactive oil (sebaceous) glands that produce excess oil (sebum). This can be due to genetics, stress, hormones, medications, climate, and improper skincare.

Heredity plays a role in the size of the oil glands and the amount of oil an individual makes. The good news is that the genetic tendency towards larger oil glands and higher than normal oil production also helps keep the skin hydrated and locks in moisture which tends to make oily skin age more slowly than dry skin types.

Stress causes a surge in hormones like cortisol and testosterone, which stimulate the oil glands to increase oil production. Additional hormonal fluctuations that occur with during puberty, menstrual cycles, pregnancy, or with the onset of menopause can also trigger the oil glands to pump out more oil.

Oil production increases when humidity and temperatures climb in the spring and summer or when living in or travelling to tropical climates. Dry winter air can also cause an increase in oil as the skin tries to compensate for getting dehydrated.

While many causes of oily skin are outside our control, factors within our control include the products we choose and how we use them. Mineral oil based skincare products, such as moisturizers, or makeup (foundation and powder too!) aggravate oily skin, clog pores and create blemishes. Harsh soaps or cleansers that contain sodium lauryl or laureth sulfate further irritate and strip the skin of natural oils. Product misuse such as excessive washing, overzealous scrubbing, use of hot water or simply inadequate use of moisturizers can further dry out the surface of the skin. All of these scenarios trigger the skin to produce more oil in an effort to compensate in a process called rebound oil production.

To control oily skin, it is important to choose skincare products designed to minimize oil, refine pores and hydrate the skin. Being consistent and gentle with the appropriate regimen is equally vital for treating oily skin. At minimum, cleanse, tone and use an oil-controlling moisturizer twice daily.

A skincare regimen for oily skin needs to start with a sulfate-free cleanser that will normalize and control oil production. Look for a cleanser that contains burdock, which normalizes the oil glands. Other great ingredients for oily skin include ivy, lemon, watercress, basil and pine.

Additional ways to control oily skin include exfoliation, masking and face oils. Use a gentle exfoliating cleanser three to four times per week and along with an enzyme peeling cream once or twice a week will remove the excess dead skin cells that tend to accumulate with oily skin and clog the pores. Incorporate a clay-based mask once or twice a week to further absorb excess oil and control the symptoms of oily skin. A professional deep cleansing facial treatment is also highly recommended.

Water (Aqua), Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Leaf/Stem Extract, Saponaria Officinalis Leaf/Root Extract, Glycerin, Nasturtium Officinale Flower/Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylisothiazolinone, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Flower/Leaf Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract.
Use morning and evening. Foam a small quantity of the Phyto-Gel Cleanser between wet palms. Apply on your face and neck and then work with your fingertips. Rinse with warm water, towel-dry, and follow with the Oily Skin Lotion or any Pevonia Lotion according to skin type.