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Glow: New Formulation - now with 6 exfoliating agents!

Updated: May 24, 2023

New and Improved Glow – now with 6 Exfoliating Agents!

5 Squirrels are always working hard to ensure all the products in Your Signature Range are of the highest quality. To this end, we are pleased to announce that we are launching a new and improved version of our popular Glow product. Glow has been reformulated to include the latest technology as well as making it more environmentally friendly and sustainable. It now includes 6 exfoliating agents for enzymatic, mechanical and chemical exfoliation!

  • Pumpango 4%: Papaya, Mango and Pumpkin enzymes for gentle enzymatic exfoliation!

  • Quartz and Bamboo for mechanical exfoliation!

  • Glycolic Acid for chemical exfoliation!

Key Benefits:

  • 95.5% reduction in pigmentation in 3 days!

  • 25% increase in cell renewal!

  • Effective exfoliation yet gentle and hydrating!

  • Excellent pore refining and sebum management properties!

Everything you need to know about Glow’s new formulation

Please see below for full details of Glow’s new formulation including what has been added, which ingredients we are keeping and what has been taken out. We have also included an updated product description and directions. This should be everything you need to update your sales & marketing collateral so you can inform your patients about the changes.

Product Description

A potent yet gentle micro polish containing six exfoliation and cell renewal ingredients, to gently remove dead skin cells without increased irritation. Pumpango enzymes provide gentle plant-based exfoliation, whilst Glycolic Acid deeply penetrates and increases cell turnover. Bamboo and Quartz provide sustainable mechanical epidermal shedding. The formula also contains calming and hydrating ingredients to reduce irritation. It can help reduce the signs of pigmentation, spot prone skin, excess sebum and ageing.

Directions for Use

For external use only. Massage a small amount onto cleansed, dry skin 2-3 times per week, in light circular movements for 2-3 minutes, re-activating with water when necessary, avoiding eye area. Rinse off thoroughly. An SPF must be worn daily when using this product.

New Formulation Ingredients

Aqua, Silica, Glycerin, Glycolic Acid, Bambusa Arundinacea Stem Powder, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silybum Marianum Ethyl Ester, Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Fruit Ferment Filtrate, Arachidyl Alcohol, C20-22 Alkyl Phosphate, C20-22 Alcohols, Behenyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Xanthan Gum, Ribes Nigrum Fruit Extract, Arachidyl Glucoside, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Carica Papaya Fruit Extract, Mangifera Indica Fruit Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Gluconate, Potassium Sorbate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Parfum, CI 77491 (Iron Oxide), Didecyldimonium Chloride, Glucose, Tocopherol, Sodium Hydroxide

Active Ingredients

Silica, Glycolic Acid, Bambusa Arundinacea Stem Powder, Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Fruit Ferment Filtrate, Carica Papaya Fruit Extract, Mangifera Indica Fruit Extract

Added ingredients

We have added a variety of new ingredients to make Glow more efficacious and sustainable.

  • Silica: A responsibly sourced abundant natural resource which promotes mechanical exfoliation - removing the layers of dead cells and stimulating the renewal of the skin and stratum corneum.

  • Bambusa Arundinacea Stem Powder: Responsibly sourced bamboo extract which helps to eliminate the remains of epidermal fat material and, together with other bamboo mineral salts, allows skin cells to recover their functionality. Bamboo powder effectively absorbs excess sebum, leaving oily and combination skin feeling matte and soft. It has antibacterial properties and helps combat acne. Promotes healing and helps to calm and regulate sebaceous glands.

  • Silybum Marianum Ethyl Ester: Marine friendly silicone replacement to help skin feel soft and smooth.

  • Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Fruit Ferment Filtrate: Pumpkin enzymes extracted from the food industry by-product of pumpkin skin. It contains proteases to gently breakdown epidermal proteins to help exfoliate dead skin cells without irritation. It can help increase cell renewal by 25% and is equivalent to 4% Glycolic acid.

  • Arachidyl Alcohol: Non-irritating thickening agent.

  • C20-22 Alkyl Phosphate: Phosphoric rock extract to give the product a silky feel and acts as an antioxidant without irritation.

  • C20-22 Alcohols: Non-irritating emulsifying agent which can also help protect skin from environmental damage.

  • Behenyl Alcohol: Non-irritating plant-derived emulsifier.

  • Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil: Helps reduce TEWL.

  • Arachidyl Glucoside: Emulsifier that can also prevent TEWL.

  • Carica Papaya Fruit Extract: Ayurvedic-derived papaya enzyme called papain which, when applied topically, can break down inactive proteins and eliminate dead skin cells to rejuvenate and exfoliate skin. Papaya contains arginine, which is an amino acid that smoothes skin and aids in cell regeneration.

  • Mangifera Indica Fruit Extract: Mango enzymes from food waste, known as the 'king of fruits' to gently exfoliate. Both mango and papaya have antioxidant, anti-age, anti-acne, anti-dermatitic and anti-dandruff activities. Evidence shows these 2 enzymes used together provide a 95.5% change in pigmentation over 3 days through increased cellular renewal.

  • Sodium Gluconate: Acts as a skin conditioning agent, making the skin softer and smoother. It moisturises the skin and hydrates it by trapping moisture in or beneath the skin which keeps the skin healthy and vibrant.

  • Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate: Anti-bacterial peptide to preserve the product and reduce skin bacterial growth derived from radish root.

  • Didecyldimonium Chloride: Enhances spreadability and reduces product tackiness.

  • Glucose: Helps hydrate the skin.

  • Sodium Hydroxide: A pH balancer.

Ingredients we are keeping

We are keeping all the active ingredients that have made Glow such a successful product.

  • Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride: Antioxidant that helps smooth the skin.

  • Glycolic Acid: Glycolic Acid penetrates the skin effectively and stimulates cellular activity. It moisturises the stratum corneum to alleviate dry skin and flaking. It can readjust the water percentage in the epidermis, allowing for smoother, softer, and more radiant skin. It also increases the production of dermal matrix compounds and collagen synthesis in the dermis, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while improving elasticity and firmness derived from certified REACH sustainable sources.

  • Tocopherol: Vitamin E to help reduce TEWL.

  • Potassium Sorbate: Preservative to substitute for Parabens.

  • Sodium Benzoate: Preservative to substitute for Parabens.

  • Glycerin: A humectant to hydrate skin.

  • Xanthan Gum: Environmentally friendly thickening agent.

Ingredients we have removed

As well as adding new efficacious ingredients, we have also improved the environmental credentials of Glow by removing several potentially harmful ingredients.

  • Cetyl Alcohol: This preservative is no longer required and has been substituted for more environmentally friendly preservatives.

  • Hydrated Silica: Replaced with sustainable Quartz from extraction.

  • PEG-100 Stearate: Emulsifier not required in new formulation.

  • Glyceryl Stearate: Thickening agent not required in new formulation.

  • Mica: Added a shimmer to old formulation which is not required in a wash-off product.

  • Propylene Glycol: Can be irritating to sensitive skin.

  • Triethanolamine: Potential irritant.

  • Caprylyl Glycol: Not required in new formulation.

  • Decylene Glycol: Not required in new formulation.

  • Phenoxyethanol: Not required in new formulation.

Old Formulation

Aqua, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycolic Acid, Hydrated Silica, PEG-100, Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Mica, Propylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium, Benzoate, Triethanolamine, Caprylyl Glycol, Decylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Ribes Nigrum Fruit Extract, Parfum.

Pumpango is a highly effective ingredient that can only be found in the new and improved Glow.

Pumpango is a unique combination of Papaya, Mango and Pumpkin enzymes that provide gentle enzymatic exfoliation.

Enzyme exfoliation breaks down the "glue" that holds dead skin cells together, working gently to speed up the skin's natural exfoliation process. Pumpango is ideal for treating the following skin conditions:

  • Breakouts

  • Clogged pores

  • Dull skin

  • Hyperpigmentation


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