This water-activated powder is a highly-concentrated but gentle brightening cleanser.
Somewhere between a chemical and a physical exfoliant, this adaptable formula gently refines skin tone and texture without irritating sensitive skin.
The unique blend of enzymes, antioxidants, and hydrators buffs away debris and dullness, smoothes skin texture, and brightens overall skin tone without stripping your skin barrier.
Its powder formula makes it travel-friendly and easy to tweak, depending on how much water and powder you emulsify together.
Not all skin concerns require an elaborate response, but when your skin’s been looking and feeling a bit meh, Sunapee is the gentle nudge towards smoother, brighter, happy skin. The concentrated powder formula makes it travel-friendly as well as environment-friendly (hey, not all concerns are just skin concerns). Its blend of gentle plant-based enzymes, powerful antioxidants, and cushiony hydrators work to effectively and gently fine-tune your complexion. Due to its customizable nature, this polishing wash is friendly towards any skin type and skin situation. However potent you prefer to make your cleanse, this wash leaves skin feeling exceptionally smooth and bouncy as it gradually brightens tone and refines texture to reveal your most polished complexion.
Add a few drops of water to a pea-sized amount of powder and emulsify together to activate the formula. Tweak your mixture’s ratio depending on whether you want a stronger scrub with a thicker paste (powder > water) or a light, foamy lather for a gentle, buffing cleanse (water > powder).
You can also sprinkle a pinch of the powder into any other HoliFrog cleanser for an exfoliating boost to your cleansing ritual.
Warning: External use only. Avoid contact with eyes.
Pore Confession: Fine lines are important. They show us where we’ve been.
Hibiscus Flower Powder: As a natural source of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), this allows hibiscus to naturally exfoliate your skin which reduces hyperpigmentation + blackheads and improves the texture of the skin.
L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C): A highly researched form of Vitamin C, which is a powerful skin brightener that repairs free radical damage, reduces hyperpigmentation, evens out skin tone, and promotes collagen production.
Papain: Helps rehab a damaged or irritated skin barrier.
Bromelain: A pineapple-derived enzyme that aids in exfoliation.
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Milk Powder: A rich hydrating agent, coconut milk powder also contains natural exfoliants and vitamin C to smooth, brighten, and moisturize.
Sodium Hyaluronate: The sodium derivative of hyaluronic acid that attracts and retains 1000x its own weight in water (much like when you eat a very salty meal), it’s able to penetrate your skin cells more deeply than hyaluronic acid, giving your skin that plump, bouncy feel.
Kojic Acid: A potent skin-brightening agent derived from mushrooms as well as a byproduct of the fermentation process of sake and rice wine. This helps even out skin tone and boost skin’s water retention.
Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Powder: This antioxidant all-star repairs free radical and UV damage, boosts skin’s defenses against future free radical damage and oxidative stress, and sooths irritation and redness with its anti-inflammatory properties. It also makes a delicious beverage.
Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Powder : Extremely soothing and calming, this botanical ingredient is full of anti-inflammatory properties. It’s also a great bedtime tea.
Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Powder: This antioxidant is full of fatty acids with anti-inflammatory properties that help de-stress skin from any sensitized irritation.
Vaccinium Corymbosum (Blueberry) Seed: A potent antioxidant with skin-firming and plumping abilities, this repairs free radical damage while soothing and moisturizing skin to reduce the visible effects of aging.
- Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
- Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Powder
- Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Powder
- Bambusa Arundinacea Stem Extract
- Zea Mays (Corn) Starch
- 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid
- Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Powder
- Kojic Acid
- Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice Powder
- Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Liquid Endosperm
- Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Powder
- Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Powder
- Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Powder
- Vaccinium Corymbosum (Blueberry) Seed Powder
- Sodium Hyaluronate
- Acacia Senegal (Acacia) Gum
FULL INGREDIENT LIST:
Like many brands, our formulas are held to E.U. standards, making us confident in their safety, but safety isn’t our only goal. An ingredient can be harmless but that doesn’t make it the best one for the task. There are lots of technically safe ingredients that are filler, meaning they’re not bad per se, but they don’t really do anything for you either, other than take up space in a formula that a better-performing ingredient could occupy. Every single ingredient in our formulas has a function and purpose, selected for having the most beneficial role in our skin’s health.
Below is a list of the unsafe and unsavory ingredients that don’t make the HoliFrog grade. You won’t find any of these offenders in our products: Acrylates, Alcohol (SD alcohol, ethanol, denatured, isopropyl, methanol or ethyl alcohol), Aluminum compounds, Benzalkonium Chloride, BPA, Butoxyethanol, Chemical Screens, Coal Tar Dyes, DEA, Detergent, Dyes, EDTA, Essential Oils, Ethoxylated ingredients, Formaldehyde, Fragrance, Heavy metal, Hydroquinone, MEA, Mercury + mercury compounds, Methylisothiazolinone, Mineral Oil, Palm oil, Parabens, PEGs, Phthalates, Polysorbate, Propylene Glycol, Recorcinol, Silicones, SLES, SLS, TEA, Triclosan
The HoliWash Cycle
We’ve come a long way since “lather, rinse, repeat.” Washing your face isn’t rocket science, but you can mess it up if you don’t let your cleanser work the way it’s supposed to. There’s a proper time and place for it and that’s one-to-two minutes and at the sink. (FYI, in-shower face-washers, washing your face in the shower usually runs most of the cleanser off your face quicker than it needs to work properly.)
We can’t speak for all facial cleansers, but HoliFrog washes contain a mild range of gentle surfactants to cleanse skin without over-stripping your moisture barrier (you’re welcome). Tashmoo Water Lily Nourishing Milky Wash contains the least with 3%, Shasta AHA Refining Acid Wash has 3.4%, Kissimmee Vitamin F Therapy Balmy Wash has 5%, and Superior Omega Nutritive Gel Wash contains the most, with 8%. They’re all formulated at an optimal pH balance, counterbalancing surfactants and exfoliants with rich, nourishing oils to keep your skin in check. Each wash contains a unique set of active ingredients geared towards giving your skin exactly what it needs when you need it. All you have to do is give them the time to get to work.
The 1-Minute AM Wash:
Whether you’re an early bird or a sleepy bird, washing your face every morning is important. Your morning cleanse preps your skin so you can layer up your skincare products and makeup for the day. A full 60 seconds may feel like an excessive amount of time to push suds around your face, but that gives the formula’s actives a proper amount of time to get intimate with those pores. Think of it like a face wash sandwich: 30 seconds to dislodge any dirt and emulsify sebum, 30 seconds for the formula to penetrate pores, and in between you’ve got a very nice mini facial massage in the morning. Your skin deserves it.
The 2-Minute PM Wash:
After your day is done and before your head hits the pillow, pencil in washing your face. This is the big wash because now there are greater obstacles in the form of dirt, sweat, oil, sunscreen, makeup, environmental pollutants, and anything else that may have met your face throughout the day to remove. You’re tired, you just want to go to bed — but you also want nice skin and nothing sabotages a good skincare routine like piling products on top of pre-clogged pores. This is where [double-cleansing] comes in. Take one minute with a hardworking yet gentle oil-based wash to emulsify and whisk off surface grime and makeup, so you can effectively remove all aforementioned offenders. For the encore, massage a follow-up wash around your face for another minute to oust any clingy residue as well as nourish your skin with its own formula’s actives. Your pores can sleep easier at night, knowing that all of yesterday’s gunk is out of them.