Would you try beauty vinegar? The latest skincare trend is taking the industry by a storm
We’ve been using apple cider vinegar in our beauty routines for ages – to clean our gut, as a hair rinse, and a toner to treat acne. The French skincare industry have finally caught on the trend, with brands such as Gallinee and Roger & Gallet revolutionising the way we use vinegar by launching special face vinegars.
So, what is this beauty vinegar? It contains acetic acid, an ingredient known to exfoliate, brighten, and tone. It’s also known for its cleansing and astringent nature, as well as its skin pH balancing benefits. Those interested in testing it out can begin by introducing a secondary cleanser or toner. Here are two to try:
Gallinée Prebiotic Face Vinegar ($29)
The Face Vinegar contains Actibiome, a prebiotic that calms stressed skin and prevents it from further irritations alongside post-biotics that allow the skin’s beneficial bacteria to flourish. The second active is the Hibiscus Vinegar – extracted from the Hibiscus flower that’s native to Central America. The vinegar improves skin in three distinct ways: purification, protection and proliferation (it’s a recognised AHA and the gentle exfoliating action stimulates cell renewal for a smoother, refined finish. It also helps minimise the appearance of blemish scarring).
Roger&Gallet Aura Mirabilis beauty vinegar ($20)
This vinegar is made from 95 per cent natural ingredients including fruits, flowers and spices. It’s best used as a secondary cleanser as it removes makeup residue, smoothes the skin and helps eliminate dead cells. This vinegar clarifies the skin, refines skin texture, tightens pores and refreshes your complexion instantly.