The epidermis, the top most layer of skin, is only 0.1 to 1.5 millimeters thick. It is made up of five layers: the basal cell layer, the squamous cell layer, the stratum granulosum, the stratum lucidum, and the stratum corneum. Working together, these layers continually rebuild the surface of the skin from within, maintaining the skin’s strength and helping to thwart normal wear and tear and sun damage.
The stratum corneum is the outermost, visible layer of the epidermis. The stratum corneum is made up of 10 to 30 thin layers of dead cells. The thickness varies depending on health, age, and location on the body. The stratum corneum is protected by a thin layer (approximately 5 cells thick), the acid mantle, made up of water (perspiration) and oil (sebum).
As the outermost cells give way to wear and tear, they are replaced from within by new layers of strong, long-wearing cells. In the average adult, it takes nearly a month for the stratum corneum to be completely replaced. The replacement process generally slows with age.
Juice Beauty’s (PATENTED) Green Apple Peel blends a powerful hydroxy-acid complex of certified organic apple, lemon, grape juices, raw cane sugar, and white willow bark to dissolve and free dull, lifeless skin for instantly and visibly improved skin tone and texture.
Alpha hydroxy acids are derived from fruit and peptide sugars. Alpha hydroxy acids cause the cells of the epidermis to become “unglued” allowing the dead skin cells to slough off, making room for new growth. An example of a beta hydroxy acid is salicylic acid. The main difference between alpha hydroxy acids and beta hydroxy acids is their lipid (oil) solubility. Alpha hydroxy acids are water soluble only, while beta hydroxy acid is lipid (oil) soluble. This means that a beta hydroxy acid is able to penetrate into the pore which contains sebum and exfoliate the dead skin cells that are built up inside the pore.
The Green Apple Peel begins by removing the protective acid mantle cell layers, approximately 5 cells thick. The alpha and beta-hydroxy acids continue to unglue the dead skin cells of the underlying stratum corneum. Depending on age and thickness, as many as 10 cell layers can be removed.
We recommend that anyone using Juice Beauty’s Green Apple Collection (and everyone in general!) use Juice Beauty’s spf products that contain both UVA and UVB protection. Additionally, anyone buying any new beauty product of any kind should conduct a patch test on a sensitive (non-facial) part of their skin to make sure that this product will work for you and not cause over sensitivity
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