Garden of Wisdom's PHA Plus Serum contains a blend of gentle chemical exfoliants containing the next generation of AHA's, Polyhydroxy acids, which help exfoliate, brighten and amplify the benefits of other anti-ageing products.
PHA Plus Serum contains Polyhydroxy acids (PHA's), Gluconolactone and Lactobionic acid, which have been shown to display significant anti-ageing benefits when applied topically to skin. Due to their larger molecular size, PHA's offer gentler exfoliation when compared to AHA's making them ideal for all skin types including sensitive skin, rosacea-prone skin and couperose skin.
Polyhydroxy acids also display potent antioxidant properties protecting skin from harmful UV radiation making them ideal for use in a daytime regimen. Their humectant properties makes them ideal for dry, dehydrated skin and their ability to enhance collagen manufacture helps enhance skin firmness.
PHA Serum Plus also contains Phytic acid derived from the hulls of seeds and rice. At all concentrations, Phytic acid helps treat ageing skin, hyperpigmentation, photoageing, loss of skin elasticity, inflammation, uneven skin texture and tone.
Benefits of PHA Plus Serum:
- Provides significant humectant properties that help increase hydration within skin. When skin is sufficiently hydrated, it appears smoother and healthier.
- Promotes healthy cell turnover to reveal softer, smoother skin.
- Displays potent antioxidant properties to protect skin against UV damage.
- Gluconolactone specifically inhibits the enzyme elastase which is the cause of sagging skin.
- Improves skin clarity and brightness to freshen up a dull, lifeless complexion
- Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pore size.
- Strengthens skin barrier function to prevent dehydration and to keep out harmful chemicals and irritants
- Targets mottled pigmentation
- Gentle yet effective, PHA Plus Serum is suitable for all skin types including the most sensitive skin.
- Its inclusion into any regimen enhances the effectiveness of anti-ageing serums or products
- pH range 3.7-3.9
PHA Plus Serum is cruelty free, suitable for lacto-ovo-vegetarians and lacto-vegetarians but not for vegans. PHA Plus serum is free from alcohol and silicones. Serum bottles are made of PET which are 100% recyclable. Please dispose of the dispenser in your general waste.
Our In-store pharmacist Shabir Daya, has written an article about PHA:
Directions: Use PHA Plus Serum AM and PM after cleansing skin and before other serums with the exception of Vitamin C Serum + Ferulic Acid which should ideally be used first. Always patch test first.
Distilled Water, Gluconolactone 8%, Sodium PCA, Propanediol (Zemea), Lactobionic Acid 2%, Panthenol-D, Phytic Acid 2%, Blue Mallow Flowers, Leucidal SF, Hyaluronic Acid