Gaia AHA Fruit Acid Toner Gold 100ml (Premium Gold Range)
The Gold range is enhanced with enriched oils of Jojoba and Sesame (both organically sourced) as well as organic Kalahari Melon Seed Oil, high doses of Hyaluronic Acid (nucleic proteins derived from the Kombucha Symbiont matrix, Vitamin A & C.
Our flagship moisturiser, the Royal Bio Nutricell is enriched with Kigelia (sausage tree extracts) and Rosehip oil.
The importance of Fruit Acid toners
Contrary to popular advertising myths, the first available natural alpha-hydroxy fruit acid preparations in the world, were conceived, formulated and manufactured by the Gaia Research Institute, years before their current worldwide popularity.
Since then many have followed our lead as science validated the amazing ability of properly used fruit acids to turn back the years in terms of visible aging. Today we still lead the field with genuine fruit acid preparations rather than the harsh cheap mimics (usually sugar-cane derived glycolic acid) used by most other manufacturers.
Our genuine Alpha Hydroxy Fruit Acid Toners deep cleanse the skin, including the portals of the pores, via natural herbal organic acids and essential oil solvents, which dissolve contaminated, oxidised and rancid sebum not reached by conventional cleansers.
AHA and botanical astringents, on constricting the pores, cause dissolved spent wastes to ooze to the surface and be easily removed by wiping with cotton wool.
Natural fruit acids in our bodies:
Centuries ago, humans were primarily fruit eaters and so evolved an exquisite protective acid mantle of natural fruit acids brought to the skin during perspiration. Now, our specially extracted alpha-hydroxy fruit acids can provide leading-edge visible age control that optimise the many natural functions of the skin. Fruit acids are important because:
- significantly improve texture and appearance within 4-8 weeks of daily use, without the risk of sensitisation or skin damage
- redefine texture and visibly smooth out and retard development of fine wrinkles and reduce the severity of deeper wrinkles
- naturally stimulate, via polypeptide signalling, the production of collagen and elastin.
- It is important to use a moisturizer with a slight sunscreen for day use such as Bio Nutricell (green or gold); Day Defence cream; Cell Regenerating cream as the skin is rendered slightly more vulnerable to UV light.
Chemical peels can leave disastrous permanent blemishes.
Anti-Irritant ingredient in our Toners:
We have also led the entire field with the incorporation of green tea extracts, which are highly specific anti-irritants against possible inflammation. If not formulated correctly, most manufacturers reduce their AHA concentrations to often practically useless levels.
Further benefits of topically applied green tea extracts include very powerful antioxidant properties, which retard the aging process as well as other constituents that actively protect against all serious forms of skin cancer.
Note: Genuine Fruit Acids cannot thin the skin as reported for other Alpha Hydroxy Acids. Only if spent surface cells are physically exfoliated, can skin become slightly more vulnerable to solar damage. Being fruit-eating animals by design, we are biologically constituted to eat fruit and perspire its acids.
GAIA PIONEERS THE USE OF FRUIT ACIDS – WHY ARE THEY SO IMPORTANT?
Alpha-Hydroxy Fruit Acid Toners form a vital part of the synergistic way in the way the range has been formulated. It is essential that for each skin type, the relevant toner is used in conjuction with cleansing and moisturising. The Gaia range of toners will not leave the skin feeling dry and taught.
The main purpose of the toners are to allow the top dead layer of skin to be sloughed off in a natural and non harmful way. The toners act as an exfoliator, gently removing the top layer of skin and enhancing new cellular regeneration.
Our unique blend of fruit acids (AHAs), essential oils and herbal extracts combine to assist in achieving the following benefits: • clearer, smoother skin • anti aging by stimulating collagen and elastin naturally • balancing oil production • allowing moisturizers to adhere better • continuing the cleansing process • restoring the pH level of your skin after cleansing AND • providing antioxidants. Improves Moisturization: Removal of the dead skin build up, or cellular debris improves skin texture.
The smoother skin in turn can boost the effectiveness, absorption, and adhesion of your moisturiser. To support the moisturising effect of the AHAs, is a combination of natural emollients and plant extracts. Balances Oil Production: Removal of dead skin cells allows normal oil production to resume.Essential oils are also used to assist in balancing sebum production.
Soothes: A mix of natural anti-inflammatories ensure a soothing, calming toner. Maintains the skin’s pH: The skin has a level of acidity of about pH 4 to 5.5. In addition to helping protect skin from “the elements” (such as wind or pollutants), this “acid mantle” ,as it is known, inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria and fungi. Loss of acidity causes the skin becomes more prone to damage and infection. Over washing or using cleansers that are too strong can result in the loss of the acid mantle.
All our AHA Toners contain: purified rainwater; distillate of witch hazel astringent; seaweed extract [iodine], partly for cell-optimising trace minerals, polysaccharides and sulphonated galactins; comfrey extract, especially for chlorophyll and healthy cell-proliferating allantoin; green tea extracts, partly for anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant polyphenols, chlorophyll, astringents and organic Germanium; stinging nettle extract, partly for gallic acid, organic silica and astringents; centella extract, partly for chlorophyll and immuno-stimulating and skin-healing accelerative asiaticosides; kombucha (green tea symbiont) extract (selenium), partly for hyaluronic acid and beta-glucan polysaccharides, rare anti-aging bio-actives normally only obtainable from placenta & healing mushrooms (selenium); expressed oil of lemon as natural solvent; vitamin C as cell-protectant, thymol as antiseptic and three genuine alpha-hydroxy fruit acids as astringents, preservatives and more specifically for their collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid stimulating cytokine reactivation activities. Each toner type has its own unique extras. In addition to the collective ingredients listed above, this product, as part formula specifically contains: colloidal silver (additional); centella extract (additional); jojoba oil; vitamins A, C & E and essential oils of Lemon, Neroli, Bergamot, Lavender, Sage, Juniper, Patchouli, Tea Tree, Thyme, German Chamomile and Lemon Balm.
The ingredients listed above were scientifically selected following more than a decade of research for specific skin enhancing properties additional to basic nutritive and abovementioned co-constituents and properties, having valuable additional empirical bio-activities far too numerous to mention here. Each of the three toners additionally contains individualised ingredients. These are listed as contents for each AHA Toner entry. The toners form the skin-type specific basis for correct product selection for optimal results, with an appropriate cleanser and moisturiser being chosen to complement and synergise the anti-aging properties of the AHAs. There are no products capable of safely competing with properly formulated genuine alpha hydroxy fruit acids when it comes to delaying and reversing premature visible aging of the human face, neck, arms and hands. Gaia Organics introduced this natural organic anti-aging technology 16 years ago and even today remains the field leader in this respect. Note: Genuine Fruit Acids cannot thin the skin as reported for other Alpha Hydroxy Acids. Only if spent surface cells are physically exfoliated, can skin become slightly more vulnerable to solar damage. Being fruit-eating animals by design, we are biologically constituted to eat fruit and perspire its acids.
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