Purslane and Commelina Gentle Balancing Toner
Purslane* and Commelina Gentle Balancing Toner is a calming, regulating toner that restores the skin's pH balance, removes the last vestiges of cleansers and re-balances excess sebum, so refreshing the skin for the next step in your skin care routine.
Use in the evenings after cleansing; and in the morning, instead of cleanser, for extra hydration and protection.
WHAT IT DOES
- Restores healthy pH
- Balances sebum and oils
- Boosts collagen synthesis
- Promotes cell renewal
- Repairs DNA - read how here.
Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) is an Australian native (also known as Pigweed and by several Aboriginal names, including Munyeroo). It is rich in vitamins A (as beta-carotene), C and E (alpha-tocopherol) as well as Glutathione, a power-house anti-oxidant that brightens skin. It also promotes the pro-aging enzyme telomerase which protects the cells' DNA repair function. Purslane has skin-soothing properties and is also a good source of potassium, magnesium, calcium and phosphorous that feed good skin. Purslane is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids which help to regulate the skin's oil production.
Commelina (Commelina cyanea) is an Australian native that grows mainly on the eastern coastal areas. It is exceptionally high in Vitamin C. It was eaten by the first white settlers in Australia to alleviate scurvy caused by Vitamin C deficiency, hence its common name, Scurvy Weed.
Purslane and Commelina Gentle Balancing Toner also contains Gluconolactone, a gentle PHA (Polyhydroxy Acid) that mildly exfoliates and hydrates, and Tasmanian Mountain Pepper Berry (Tasmannia lanceolata) which is an instant anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory.
Manuka Honey is made by bees who feed exclusively on Leptospermum scoparium, a species of tea tree endemic only to eastern Australia and New Zealand. The organic manuka honey used in Founder's Formula products is harvested from bees who feed on Leptsospermum that grow wild on the sand dunes of Guugu Yimmithirr country in Cape York Peninsula.#
There are so many benefits from using organic Manuka Honey in skin care: - it is a potent anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. It is full of bioflavonoids and minerals that balance pH and help slough away dead cell debris to reveal clear skin. Manuka Honey also inhibits the function of MMPs matrix (metalloproteinases), a group of enzymes that are responsible for collagen destruction and degradation. This protects the integrity of collagen production and cell turnover, keeping skin looking healthy and glowing.
Formulated with organic Aloe Vera juice and Hyaluronic Acid, this super gentle but effective toner is non-astringent, non-drying, and protects the acid mantle.
Suitable for all ethnicities and skin types including oily, sensitive or rosacea-prone skins.
HOW TO USE
Moisten a reusable bamboo or cotton pad with Toner and pat on face and neck.
Use in the mornings as the first step in your skin care routine. No need to cleanse first.
Use after cleansing at night before other skin care.250 mL
Organic Aloe barbadensis Leaf Juice, Tasmannia lanceolata (Tasmanian Mountain Pepper Berry) Extract, Gluconolactone, Beta Glucan, Hyaluronic Acid, Glycerin, Commelina cyanea (Scurvy Weed) Extract, Organic Leptospermum scoparium mel (Manuka Honey), Portulaca oleracea (Purslane) Extract, Sodium Benzoate.
*Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) is native to Australasia, some parts of South East Asia and southern Europe.
# The Dhubbi Warra Aboriginal Corporation in Cape York receives a royalty for the Manuka Honey we purchase.