WHAT IT IS:
An Intense 2-in-1 Resurfacing Exfoliation Treatment with Lactic Acid, Multi-Fruit Enzymes, and Our Thermal Warming Complex.
WHAT IT’S GOOD FOR:
• All Skin Types
• Dull / Rough Skin
• Uneven Skin Tone
• Dark Spots
WHAT IT DOES:
• Thermal Warming Complex increases vasodilation and blood-flow to deliver more oxygen and nutrients to the upper layers of the skin.
• Lactic Acid stimulates collagen while gently exfoliating the skin for a healthy-looking glow.
• Proteolytic Enzymes (Papaya, Pineapple, Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Fruit Ferment Filtrate) help to resurface the skin, smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
• Alcohol-free formula leaves skin soft and supple.
• Improves the look of skin tone and texture.
• Deep exfoliation clarifies skin for a professional-grade facial at-home.
• Kicks your cell-turnover into fast forward for results after one use.
Flash Forward Thermal Enzymatic Exfoliation Treatment is an intense resurfacing treatment that delivers clinical results to reduce the appearance of fine lines and improve the look of skin tone and texture for a brighter, more youthful glow after just one use. This powerful formula merges clinical strength Lactic Acid, Multi-Fruit Enzymes, and our Thermal Warming Complex for a professional-grade facial at-home.
Our unique two-in-one formula combines physical and chemical exfoliation with our Thermal Warming Complex, to thoroughly open pores and allow the active ingredients to penetrate deeper for more intense exfoliation. Formulated with 10% Lactic Acid (AHA), and Multi-Fruit Enzymes (Papaya, Pineapple, Pumpkin), this intensive treatment helps to remove dead skin cells and increase cell turnover. Sweet Almond and Avocado Oils help restore fatty acids to prevent skin from over-drying. The result – glowing skin after just one use.
Flash Forward Thermal Enzymatic Exfoliation Treatment
2 oz / 57 g
SCENT: Faint Natural Fragrance of Sweet Ginger
TEXTURE: Cream Exfoliator with Jojoba Ester Spheres
COLOR: Light Blue (color comes from natural Gardenia Florida Extract, and can vary from batch to batch)
• Freshly Batched
• Clinically Tested
• Dermatologist Reviewed
• Allergy Tested
Backed by Free Agent Fresh Manufacturing Standards
• Lactic Acid has been shown to increase epidermal and dermal firmness and thickness with clinical improvement in skin smoothness and in the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
• Lactic Acid stimulates collagen while breaking down the top layer of dead skin cells allowing skin to better retain moisture.
• Proteolytic Enzymes (Papaya, Pineapple, Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Fruit Ferment Filtrate) applied topically have been shown to significantly improve epidermal properties such as smoothness, texture, and depth of wrinkles after 1 month and both epidermal and dermal properties after 3 months.
Directions: Thoroughly cleanse skin. Wet face using warm water, and apply a thin, even layer of Flash Forward, massaging in a circular motion for 30 seconds. Leave on skin for one to three minutes, as tolerated. Rinse with cool water and pat dry. For best results, use two or three times a week. Can be used in the shower.
Sensitive Skin: Thoroughly cleanse skin. Wet face using warm water, and apply a thin, even layer of Flash Forward. Let sit on skin for 30 seconds, or a maximum of three minutes, as tolerated. Avoid scrubbing. Rinse with cool water and pat dry. Use once a week until skin adjusts to intensity.
*Mild redness is a normal part of the enzymatic exfoliation process and should disappear within 5 - 15 minutes. **Hot water intensifies the Thermal Warming Complex. If the product starts to feel too hot, rinse with cold water. ***Can cause sensitivity to the sun. Be sure to wear sun protection daily.
This formula gets its blue color from the Gardenia Florida Extract. As a natural ingredient, the shade can vary in intensity from batch to batch.
Warnings: For cosmetic use only. External use only. If irritation occurs discontinue use. Store below 30°C / 86°F. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. Patch test on the inside of the elbow to ensure skin compatibility.
Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Lactic Acid, Jojoba Esters, Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Olivate, Propanediol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Sorbitan Olivate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Glyceryl Caprylate, Bromelain, Papain, Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Fruit Ferment Filtrate, Algin, Hydrolyzed Gardenia Florida Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Oil, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Maltodextrin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Carbomer, Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Vanillyl Butyl Ether, Titanium Dioxide, 1,2-Hexanediol.
INGREDIENT LIST BREAKDOWN
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
Extracted from the leaves of the Aloe Vera plant, which contain an impressive number of vitamins, including A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, E, Choline, and Folic Acid. These vitamins are essential for protecting the skin from free radicals that cause premature aging due to damaging effects on the DNA and other cell structures. These organic molecules rejuvenate aged tissues and promote healthy skin. We chose to use Aloe Leaf Juice as the first ingredient in this formula, in place of water, because of its healing properties.
Produced from the fermentation of corn and its derived sugars, Lactic Acid is shown to increase epidermal and dermal firmness and thickness with clinical improvement in skin smoothness and in the appearance of lines and wrinkles. This AHA powerhouse helps to stimulate collagen while breaking down the top layer of dead skin cells, allowing the skin to better retain moisture. One of our favorite AHAs because of its larger molecule size, Lactic Acid is ideal for sensitive skin and reactive acneic skin types.
A biodegradable spherical bead-like wax substance that produces a gentle physical exfoliation without causing microscopic damage to the delicate layers of the skin. Because these Spheres are made from Jojoba Shrub Oil, they breakdown to their oil form when washed down the drain. Therefore, they do not pose any risk of plastic pollution in our oceans.
Made from a combination of Coconut Oil and Glycerin, this is a natural alternative to synthetic compounds. Used in the formula as an emollient, this ingredient helps to soften and smooth the skin.
Found naturally in the body, our Glyceryl Stearate is derived from vegetables and acts as a skin lubricant. By penetrating the dermis, it slows trans-epidermal water loss by forming a protective barrier on the skin. We added this as an additional ingredient to help prevent irritation and moisture loss during the exfoliation treatment.
Olivem 1000 Blend
(Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate)
A natural emulsifier derived from Olive Oil and Sugar that helps blend ingredients together while softening the skin to create a smooth luxurious feel. Even though this blend is more expensive, we chose to use it in place of Cetearyl Alcohol for its humectant properties that promote the retention of water in the dermis.
A natural glycol (derived from corn) that enhances the absorption of ingredients like Lactic Acid. Packed with hydrating properties, we selected this ingredient for its ability to leave skin soft and smooth without over-drying.
Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer
A large molecule polymer used to increase the viscosity (the thickness) of our formula so you get the full benefits of all the active ingredients by allowing them to sit on the skin as an intensive mask.
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil
A powerful antioxidant that replenishes the skin barrier and optimizes the absorption of active ingredients so they reach the dermis for maximum efficacy. We selected this oil because it is non-comedogenic and provides skin soothing moisture.
Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil
An oil-rich in skin-replenishing fatty acids. We added this to the formula for its antioxidant and moisturizing properties.
A highly alkaline ingredient used in small amounts to adjust the pH of this product, to counterbalance the high level of lactic acid, so it is safe for topical use without harming the skin.
Extracted from pineapples, this enzyme is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, and its ability to soften the skin's keratin proteins, acting as an alpha hydroxy acid to remove dead skin cells via enzymatic exfoliation. We added this enzyme to our formula to intensify the exfoliation process for fast results. A Free Agent favorite!
Papain Enzyme Blend
(Water, Papain, Carbomer, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Algin)
An advanced exfoliating system of high-grade papain derived from the Carica Papaya plant for instant luminosity and glow. The powerful enzymes go to work breaking down the dead skin cells on the top layer of skin, revealing healthy-looking skin. Blended with Algin, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Carbomer to help control consistency and bind water for an easier application and more spreadable texture. We selected this ingredient blend for its superior exfoliating abilities when combined with Lactic Acid.
Pumpkin Enzyme Blend
(Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Fruit Ferment Filtrate,
Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate)
A natural blend that is created by fermenting the pumpkin fruit with lactobacillus, to breakdown the biomolecules into isolated phytochemicals. Radish Root Ferment Filtrate is added to help prevent overgrowth of micro bacteria. The result is an enzyme that provides a gentle exfoliation that can be an alternative to AHAs.
Natural Color Blend
(Hydrolyzed Gardenia Florida Extract, Maltodextrin)
This luxe floral extract is known for its concentration of flavonoids and Ferulic Acid. Blended with Maltodextrin to reduce skin irritation, we’ve added this to our formula for its rich blue color and its strong antioxidant properties that help neutralize free radicals in the skin to combat environmental aggressors like pollution.
Natural Aroma Blend
(Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root,
Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Oil)
We pair natural Ginger Root with a hint of Lemongrass to create a light uplifting aroma that is blended together in a base of Soybean Oil to stabilize the extracts without the need for harsh preservatives.
A natural ester of Acetic Acid and Vitamin E that is considerably more stable than either compound alone. We use low levels (less then 1%) of this antioxidant in this formula because of its protective and moisturizing properties.
(Water, Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate)
A high molecular weight blend with antimicrobial properties that increases the viscosity of the formula for proper application.
Natural Preservative Blend
(Glyceryl Caprylate, Glycerin, Caprylhydroxamic Acid)
We worked hard to find the perfect blend of several natural preservation methods that will inhibit the growth of bacteria and provide additional product safety while simultaneously helping improve overall skin tone and texture. This allows us to create formulas that are free from the harmful preservative systems that are often used in the skincare industry.
Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate
A naturally-derived sugar that serves as a stabilizer and emulsifier.
Vanillyl Butyl Ether
A key player in our Thermal Warming Complex. This ingredient creates a warm sensation on the skin that increases vasodilation and blood-flow to deliver more oxygen and nutrients to the upper layers of the skin.
An inert mineral that is used as an opacifying and thickening agent.
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