NIOD Low-Viscosity Cleaning EstherLow-Viscosity Cleaning Ester (LVCE)
Fatty Alcohol Ethylhexanoic Acid Ester
Not to be mistaken for alcohol or acids, this incredibly emollient and skin-friendly ester takes the approach of using the enemy's strength to win against the enemy—its structure is nearly identical to a vast array of emollients used in makeup and skincare (the enemy of clean skin), allowing this ester to reconstitute—or breakdown—these formulations solely by being so similar to them. Within seconds of application, with or without water, this flexible ester is able to dissolve even the most complex forms of silicones, oils, pigments and other topical formulations.
Isoamyl Alcohol Lauric Acid Ester
Once again with no relationship to alcohol or acids, this ester is another skin-friendly cleaner that is able to breakdown even the most persistent forms of UV filters used in skincare and sun care today. UV screening technologies are very difficult to detach completely from the skin and this ester is specifically conditioned for this purpose to purify the skin and the pores.
Catalyzed Avocado Butyl Alcohol Ester
A true evolution in green biochemistry, this patented avocado ester is able to clean the skin instantly of nearly every hydrophobic substance while clinically shown to balance sebum activity so that both dry skin and oily skin can benefit equally toward normalized behaviour.
Gallic Acid Ester
Both a cleaning ester and a potent antioxidant, this technology facilitates the removal of LVCE itself once other technologies are bound to surface impurities. As this ester is the last-man standing and closest-reacting to the skin, its antioxidant function is of significant value, offering tissue-adhering, water-free oxidative protection on a daily basis.
Other Ingredients: Clarified Peruvian Inca Inchi Oil purely for its protective alpha-linoleic acid content (not a cleansing oil as traditionally used in oil cleansers), Vitamin E to support ongoing repair of minor environmental or physical assaults to the skin and penetration-enhancing glycol ethers to improve absorption of subsequent skincare.
Patch tests are an easy way to help predict if you may experience a negative initial reaction to a new product. It is recommended to perform a patch test before incorporating any new product into your regimen. We have outlined a general method for conducting your own patch test below based on the type of product.
- Apply a small amount of the product onto a clean area of skin on the upper forearm.
- Keep the area dry.
- If the product has a specified duration of use, rinse off after this time has elapsed. Otherwise rinse off after 24 hours.
- If any redness, burning, itching, blistering or irritation is observed at any time throughout the test, do not use the product.
For more product specific information, review our Patch Testing Guide.