Calms Skin • For Hypersensitive Skin • Reduces Redness • Relieves Symptoms of Contact Dermatitis
The Anti-Inflammatory Crème Cleanser, Step 1 in our 5-Step Facial Regimen, is designed to soothe and calm the skin as it purifies. Crafted to care for those prone to redness or *problematic inflammation and skin sensitivities.
High in Chamazulene, known to reduce redness, along with the cleansing and softening effects of our Marine Algae, harvested once a year from the rocks along the Brittany Coast of France, this formula gently cleanses as it soothes.
Due to the soothing properties in the ingredients of this cleanser, we recommend using it to calm the skin after sunburn, windburn, laser treatments, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels.
*Please note: Sensitive skin may be caused by many medical conditions and should always be diagnosed by a professional Health Care Practitioner. See also Disclaimer in footer.
Apply 4-6 pumps to dry skin. Massage over entire face and neck in a circular fashion until créme has disappeared, remove with wet wash cloth. For *inflamed skin you may leave on an extra 5-10 minutes before gently removing with wet wash cloth.
*Acne • Rosacea • Sunburn • Redness due to medical treatments, i.e., lasers, dermabrasion, windburn, micro-needling, etc.
By Julia Faller, Founder/Formulator
Massage-In Crème Cleanser • Crystal Radiance Hydrating Elixir • Precious & Nourishing Facial Oil
The Anti-Inflammatory Series was originally created for hyper-sensitive, auto-immune or atopic skin inflammations such as eczema, seborrhea dermatitis, psoriasis, and other reactionary skin conditions.
Over many years of creating active botanical preparations, we have encountered many that rash up at the mere smell of an essential oil. My daughter Taylor was the impetus of the Anti-Inflammatory Series, after a severe bout with impetigo caused by an infected mosquito bite at 12. Her legs would rash up if she sat on a friend’s lawn, using lip balm with essentials oils or makeup would instantly cause a reaction.
I myself have suffered with such auto-immune skin responses. My personal journey is one that does not prescribe to conventional wisdom when it comes to my health. Our skin is a visible indicator of other systemic issues, so once those are addressed, and a solution adhered to, the skin will heal. Diet, stress, and overall mindful lifestyle is key.
The standard recommendation of dermatologists is steroids and the elimination of perfumed products. Why not guide them holistically and prescribe an anti-inflammatory diet along with nutritional supplementation and lifestyle awareness, among other things?
Crisis Skin Only
It is because of the aforementioned, as well as each individual’s medical disposition, that we have changed our message of use. Because these types of auto-immune response skin conditions are becoming such an epidemic, we feel it is beyond our scope of care with simply a topical product. In other words, these conditions require systemic and holistic attention along with a lifestyle change.
In addition, almost everyone thinks they are sensitive. I disagree, the original line is conducive and corrective for the majority of people and can give greater attention to the skin’s purity, hydration, and overall health than the anti-inflammatory is able to.
Here are the categories and some of the key dispositions for using the Anti-Inflammatory Series and why everyone should have it on hand:
• Sunburn • Windburn • Laser or other facial rejuvenation with redness and inflammation • Inflamed Rosacea • Micro-needling • Inflamed acne • Hot inflamed skin • Hives • After microdermabrasion or caustic peels • Alternate with Rosemary & Geranium Crème Cleanser [if R&G is too strong for daily use]
Aloe Vera Aloe barbadensis • Neroli Citrus aurantium Hydrosol Aqua • Plant Oils: Coconut Cocos nucifera, Jojoba Simmondsia chinensis, Avocado Persea americana, Red Palm Elaeis guineensis, Foraha Calophyllum inophyllum, Olive Squalane Olea europaea • Red Marine Algae Chondrus Crispus • Co2 Extracts: Amaranth Amaranthus caudatus, Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis • Vitamin E Tocopherol [Sunflower-Source] • Vegetable Glycerin Glycerin • Coconut Sodium cocoate • Grape Vitis vinifera Alcohol • Vegetable Cellulose • Proprietary Blend Essential Oils
Balances & Detoxifies • Anti-Aging • Activates Circulation • Promotes Elasticity
Originally formulated for professional treatments, this one-step treatment will purify, tone, and exfoliate at deep levels. As Step 1 in our 5-Step Facial Regimen, our unsurpassed formula will not only cleanse the skin's upper surface but will help to eliminate toxins without stripping all of the natural oils. Best for Most skin types.
The synergy of essential oils and nutritional botanicals aids circulation when applied in conjunction with Benedetta’s own OMR massage-in technique. This cleanser purifies the skin as it rehydrates and exfoliates, bringing balance to the pH of the skin. Our rosacea customers have reported less redness with a smoother skin surface.
Rich in therapeutic-grade nourishing oils and antioxidants, this revolutionary cleanser will do a beautiful job, whether you have normal, dry, or oily skin. When applied regularly, this simple, time-proven procedure will promote elasticity, leaving the skin supple and hydrated.
Day & Night: Use morning and night in accordance with the Benedetta Facial Regimen. Follow with Steps 2 through 5.
Apply a quarter size of cleanser to dry skin. Massage over the entire face and neck in a circular fashion until créme has disappeared and an oily film remains. Pay attention to areas of congestion and bumpy skin, massaging these areas longer. Leave on for 1-3 minutes for therapeutic treatment. Rinse with a wet washcloth or leave on for a minimum of 10 minutes for a gentle exfoliation treatment.
May be used as a spot treatment at night for blemishes that have not broken through the skin (such as fatty deposits and blackheads) and to help lighten age spots over time.
There is no need to use a separate toner as the cleansing and toning process is complete after the use of this product.
OMR: This technique is used to inhibit the stretching and pulling of the skin. This simple yet effective procedure should be practiced whenever applying product below the eyebrows.
Open mouth to a comfortable position while pressing lips over teeth. The wider the mouth is opened, the more resistance will be felt. Do not overdo this or open to a point of discomfort. Massage is done using firm, continuous pressure.
This authentic formula is based on my experience of creating customized aromatherapeutic treatments for my clients. The common protocol for the first stage of the facial treatment was the same for most. The goal was to stimulate circulation, move the lymph, and allow purification at deeper layers while moving waste through the skin and back into the bloodstream. This relatively simple procedure using fatty oils and essentials — no soap or surface cleansers — now needed to be a relatively universal treatment. The challenge was to design a preparation that was capable of creating similar, if not better, results for home use, and get it stabilized in a bottle without a large percentage of petrochemicals and adulterants.
Taking 3 years to perfect, the Rosemary & Geranium Purifying/Massage-in Crème Cleanser is the foundation to the Benedetta Facial Regimen. Used by professional estheticians in the first and crucial step to performing the Benedetta Holistic Facial, sometimes massaged into the skin for as long as 40 minutes.
The Rosemary & Geranium Crème Cleanser has surpassed what I set out to accomplish in a cleanser. After more than 20 years in the marketplace, this remarkable, authentic preparation has far surpassed expectations.
Domestic Harvest - 82%
Local Harvest - 1%
Global Harvest- 17%
Aloe Vera Aloe barbadensis • Rose Rosa damascena Hydrosol Aqua • Plant Oils: High Oleic Safflower Carthamus tinctorius, Apricot Prunus armeniaca, Foraha Calophyllum inophyllum, Olive Squalane Olea europaea, Avocado Persea americana • Vegetable Glycerin Glycerin • Co2 Extracts: Calendula Calendula officinalis, Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis • Vitamin E Tocopherol [Sunflower-Source] • Green Clay • Proprietary Blend Essential Oils • Bee Propolis • Coconut Sodium cocoate • Grape Vitis vinifera Alcohol • Vegetable Cellulose
If you are sensitive and turn red easily, do you suggest rotating the anti inflammatory cleanser with the rosemary cleanser! Summer is around the corner and high heat and humidity along the mis Atlantic coast. Help!
Great question! Your skin's hydration and seasonal needs may change throughout the year, so alternating product as needed is a great way to find the correct balance for your skin. You can use the Anti Inflammatory Cleanser when your skin is "in crisis," and alternate with the Rosemary Cleanser when your skin is calm.
I love this cleanser. It leaves my skin feeling soft and helps reduce any redness. Using Benedetta’s facial care system is my favorite self care routine!
Great product for my skin! This, followed by the hydrating elixir tightens my pores & brightens my skin. Ive used these products for years & will continue to do so.
I love this cleaner. Cant say enough.
I have been using Benedetta cleanser, eye-cream, mist, and moisturizer for a year now and have greatly noticed a difference! I have always struggled with combination skin and was unable to use many other products successfully due to drying out my skin or causing more breakouts. My skin feels like it can breathe and noticeably glows when I use the products, especially as they recommend with massaging in the cleanser for 8 minutes for a gentle and incredible exfoliating affect. When I think of the things I am grateful for in my life, Benedetta's anti-inflammatory cleanser is at the top of my list!
Ever since I found Benedetta products 4 years ago, my face has become less red, less dry and much more attractive. I have rosacea and generally *very* sensitive skin and this cleanser really helps minimize all the associated problems. Sometimes, I apply and leave it on for an hour at night as a "spa treatment" and it makes my skin very happy. I highly recommend it.