Gentle yet thorough face cleansing is the most important precondition for optimum functioning of healthy skin. Overaggressive cleansing using alkaline substances inevitably leads to surface dehydration and obstructs the delicate balance of the hydrolipidic barrier, which in turn makes the skin fragile and more susceptible to development of pathogens. On the other hand, inadequate removal of accumulated exogenous impurities and sebum leads to irritation of pilosebaceous units, clogged pores and progression of acne.
That being said, selecting an ideal product for everyday cleansing of sensitive skin is without a doubt a crucial part of skin care.
Amphibian is an extremely gentle cleansing gel which will not dry out or irritate your skin. Its aqua jelly texture is incredibly slippery and designed to achieve maximum cleansing results by use of minimum amount of product. It’s based on gentle, skin-compatible amphoteric and amino-acid based surfactants that gently cleanse the skin without drying it out or irritating it.
Tensides or surfactants are the fundamental component of most skin cleansing products. Their molecules reduce the surface tension between incompatible phases (such as oil and water for example) so enabling dirt and impurities to be separated from the surface. The drying and irritating effect that a cleanser may have will mostly depend on the selected type and amount of tensides incorporated in the formula. In our formulation the percentage of tensides is lower than the percentage of the hydrating agents which, formula-wise, is extremely rare among products having the same function as Amphibian.
To resume, Amphibian does not include aggressive tensides, SLS and SLES, astringents, soap, alcohol or abrasive particles, which means that this is a very gentle cleansing gel. At the same time, the formulation easily removes surface dirt and impurities thanks to a carefully selected combination of tensides and hydrating agents that slow down loss of transepidermal moisture. In contact with water, Amphibian transforms into a super gentle foam that glides over the skin and effortlessly removes exogenous dirt, sebum and makeup.
The product is pH balanced (5.5) and optimised for use on inflammation-prone and sensitive skin. Betaine and bisabolol have a calming effect on the skin and protect the hydrolipidic barrier while a complex of minerals (Cu - Zn + Mg) helps maintain structural integrity of damaged, infected and inflamed skin (acne, dermatitis, irritations).
Amphibian is formulated without the addition of parabens, perfumes, alcohol, synthetic dyes and other irritants and is packaged in a hygienic pump bottle.
AQUA, GLYCERIN, SODIUM COCOAMPHOACETATE, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, LAURYL GLUCOSIDE, BETAINE, SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE, SODIUM LAURYL GLUCOSE CARBOXYLATE, BISABOLOL, ZINC PCA, COPPER GLUCONATE, MAGNESIUM SULFATE, XANTHAN GUM, ACACIA SENEGAL GUM, DISODIUM EDTA, CITRIC ACID
Use twice a day to clean the skin. Gentle and thorough, Amphibian is also great as a jelly cleanser after our pre-cleanser Atomic.
My skin is dry. Is Amphibian a good choice for me?
Amphibian is suited primarily for normal to oily skin simply because these skin types generally feel best after gel cleansers (apposed to cream or oil textures). However, it is mild and non-irritating so it can also be used on dryer skin types if this is the type of cleanser you prefer.
Why is pH important in a wash-off product?
Alkaline products (even cleansers) are not suited for naturally acidic skin environment because they strip the uppermost layer of the skin, the stratum corneum. Stripped skin has a weakened barrier function and is more prone to dryness, bacterial infections and irritation. Amphibian preserves the skin’s integrity.
This cleanser contains no fragrance. Does is smell weird?
In the European Union, where our products are made, perfumes are registered allergens and recognised as generally bad for the skin, even in wash-off formulas. Short contact time is enough for them to sensitise the skin and provoke an allergic reaction, especially in individuals with history of fragrance allergy. Amphibian is super gentle, suitable for use around eyes and has almost no distinctive scent.
What gives Amphibian its colour?
Amphibian has no synthetic colouring. The colour is a beautiful turquoise hue and is actually an accidental result of minerals added (zinc and copper). It just so happens these ingredients are also wonderfully calming and good for your skin.
|PRODUCT TYPE||Glycerine – based cleansing gel for everyday use|
|SKIN TYPES||All skin types, best for normal to oily|
|SPECIFICATION||Zero harsh surfactants; calming & hydrating glycerine, alpha bisabolol, betaine, mineral complex (zinc, magnesium, copper)|
|SCENT AND TEXTURE||Mild refreshing scent, jelly texture|
|PACKAGING||Bottle with pump dispenser, 200 ml|