Key Active Benefits
Lactic acid is one of the more gentle hydroxy acids used in skin care that delivers numerous skin benefits:
Incredibly hydrating because of its unique structure allowing it to bind water within skin.
Helps fade skin pigmentation.
Improves signs of sun-damaged skin and reduces pores, fine lines and wrinkles, while smoothing surface texture.
Strengthens the skin’s barrier by encouraging ceramide production.
Lactic acid also supports the skin’s microbiome by keeping its first line of defence strong by positively interacting with a neuropeptide in skin’s surface known as Substance P.
Stimulates collagen synthesis
Speeds up cell turnover and stimulates cell renewal
Provides skin luminosity
Medical-grade Mānuka honey is highly antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory, giving it outstanding healing properties
Tips + Multifunctional Use
 FACE MASQUE
Dispense 1 dropper of masque onto fingertips and smooth over clean, damp skin. Cover face and neck, avoiding the eye area. Leave for 10 minutes, then rinse skin with warm water. Due to the active ingredients, you may experience a tingling or warming sensation. For best results, use weekly. Not recommended for sensitive skin or for use post shave. Follow with your moisturiser of choice.
 ECZEMA + KERATOSIS PILARIS TREATMENT
Used weekly to treat keratosis pilaris [dry, ‘goosebump’ skin usually found underneath the upper arms, thighs and buttocks] and patches of eczema on the body. Regular gentle exfoliation of these conditions improves surface texture and increases moisture absorption. Follow with Sans [ceuticals] Cellular Repair Lotion or Activator 7 Oil to further heal and restore the skin’s barrier function.
WITHOUT: Animal testing, artificial fragrances, sulfates, silicones, petrochemicals, parabens, PEGs, phthalates or artificial colours.
- Lactic Acid
- Leptospermum Scoparium Mel [Mānuka] Honey
- Aloe Barbadensis [Aloe Vera] Leaf Juice
- Terminalia Ferdinandiana [Kakadu] Plum Fruit Extract
- Dehydroxanthan Gum
- Dehydroacetic Acid
- Tocopherol [Vitamin E]
- Panthenol [Provitamin B5]
- Hyaluronic Acid
- Potassium Sorbate
[MULTI FUNCTIONALITY] Our scientists believe there is no hierarchy when it comes to the skin on your face versus the skin on your body—it all requires the same calibre of ingredients and care.
We believe it is better to have fewer items in your bathroom that are used more frequently, ensuring potency and freshness. This approach reduces clutter while also being kinder on the wallet.
[TESTING + ANIMAL SAFETY] Sans [ceuticals] products and formulations are not tested on animals. Prototypes are rigorously tested on an array of cosmetologists, therapists, beauticians, and people in Lucy’s life, until the perfect formulation is created. ACTIVATOR 7 BODY HAIR + FACE OIL is 100% vegan.
[PRESERVATIVE SYSTEMS] After exhaustive research into the safest preservative systems available today, Sans [ceuticals] chose the following:
DEHYDROACETIC ACID & BENZYL ALCOHOL An Ecocert approved, multi-use, broad spectrum preservative system that is a synergistic blend of organic acid and alcohol. Meets COSMOS standards and is NATRUE Certified—NATRUE is a non-profit organisation that provides certification guaranteeing the ingredient is genuinely natural. NATRUE also guarantees the ingredient is Soil Association approved and not tested on animals.
TRISODIUM ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE Winner of the UK Green Technology design award, this new generation preservative is fully biodegradable and a new, environmentally friendly alternative on the natural-care market. Scores a ‘low hazard’ 1 out of 10 on EWG’s Skin Deep® Cosmetics Database—a US, non-profit, environmental organisation that specialises in research and advocacy in the areas of toxic chemicals.
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS [ROSEMARY] LEAF EXTRACT This powerful herb has superior antioxidant strength, making it a favourite in the preservation of food and cosmetics. Rosemary extract is used to slow microbial growth on food and prevents oxidation of oils in skin care formulations.
POTASSIUM SORBATE Discovered by the French in the 1850s and derived from the berries of the mountain ash tree, potassium sorbate is the potassium salt of sorbic acid. It is primarily used as a food preservative to inhibit moulds and yeasts in many foods, such as cheese, wine, yogurt, dried meats and apple cider.
[NATURAL FRAGRANCE] Our natural fragrance [fragrance being a term required by EU regulations] is 100 percent ECOCERT and crafted in Grasse, France. Our precious botanicals are extracted using CO2 supercritical extraction. This is one of the cleanest and purest ways of obtaining extracts and actives, and eliminates the need for potentially harmful solvents like hexane—often used in the manufacturing of absolute and fragrance oils. Our natural fragrance will also produce a more active and spirited aroma than that derived from steam or heat distillation.
[BEYOND ORGANIC] Potency, purity and origin of source are key to our formulations. At Sans [ceuticals], understanding the methods and practices of our suppliers is more important than a certified stamp [which can ultimately represent as little as 5 percent in a formulation]. Instead, using sound, clean science, we take highly active technologies and suspend them in a foundation of pure, natural and safe ingredients to ensure our products activate and optimise cellular health. We believe being organic is simply not enough—a pure + active approach is the future of modern skincare.