Galactose

Category

Chemical Exfoliant

Ingredient

Galactose

Definition

Category: PHAs

Type: Ingredient

Definition: Galactose is naturally occurring in the body as a sugar that is transformed into energy that is distributed through the liver in the body. It is an ingredient known in the nutrition world but that is slowly becoming popular in the skincare world too. Because of its antioxidant and prebiotic content, it can help to protect and boost the skin.

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Benefits

  • Improves skin texture and tone
  • Improves skin’s hydration levels
  • Helps reduce signs of ageing thanks to its exfoliating properties
  • Helps to gently dissolve dead skin cells
  • Protects the skin from environmental triggers
  • Increases the effectiveness of next skincare products in line

Danger

  • No danger associated but can be considered as a potent ingredient.

Hint

If you are already using other type of chemical exfoliants it is an excellent product to have in a cleanser as it can be used daily or even better in a moisturiser.

Contraindications

Compromised skin barrier

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