Experts from SkinCeuticals are here to explain what exfoliation product is best for your skin type!
Exfoliation is the secret to smooth, soft and healthy-looking skin from head to toe but using the right product is key. Whether you prefer physical exfoliation in the form of a scrub, chemical exfoliation that uses acids and retinol or a combination of both, there are a variety of safe and effective options that can help you refine your skin and improve your glow.
SkinCeuticals Clarifying Exfoliating Cleanser
This exfoliating cleanser jump-starts your skin care routine by whisking away cell buildup and providing a smooth, healthy surface for the products that follow. Combining ultra-fine pumice for physical exfoliation and a gentle blend of glycolic, salicylic and lactic acids for chemical exfoliation, this creamy wash improves skin’s texture and reduces the appearance of pores as it leaves your skin feeling supple and hydrated. Ideal for all skin types, it is even safe for acne-prone skin.
SkinCeuticals Micro-Exfoliating Scrub
There’s a place for a face scrub in virtually every routine, but it’s important to use a product that contains exfoliating particles that won’t scratch or injure the skin’s surface. With a potent concentration of 2% hydrated silica for even, effective exfoliation that’s mild on the skin, this oil-absorbing scrub features hydrating glycerin and soothing aloe for a baby-soft finish after every use.
SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.3, 0.5 and 1.0
Retinol is amongst the most widely studied (and proven) skin care ingredients. Its ability to promote cell turnover provides significant improvement in fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and blemishes by preventing clogged pores from becoming clogged with dead cells. SkinCeuticals offers three retinol strengths (Retinol 0.3, 0.5 and 1.0), so there’s an option for all skin types and levels of tolerance. In addition, these advanced nighttime treatments are all formulated with advanced technology that maintains their potency and an encapsulated delivery system that keeps side effects like irritation to a minimum.
SkinCeuticals Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight
Glycolic acid is the gold standard of exfoliating acids and this skin-rejuvenating ingredient can help you make the most of your beauty sleep. Proven to provide significant improvement in the skin’s radiance, texture and tone within eight weeks (without irritation or other unwanted side effects), this nightly exfoliating treatment delivers the benefits of 10% glycolic acid along with skin-brightening phytic acid and a soothing blend of natural oils and botanicals.
Note: When combining retinol and an exfoliating acid like glycolic in your regimen, it is recommended to introduce products slowly, applying 1-2 nights a week and increasing use over time. Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight should be used on alternate nights with retinol after the skin has been acclimated. If irritation occurs, decrease frequency of use and consult your dermatologist.
SkinCeuticals Body Retexturing Treatment
Your body deserves the skin-renewing benefits of exfoliation as well, and extra hydration enhances the resurfacing of dull, rough skin. This lightweight, gel-based treatment packs a powerful punch of skin-refining hydroxyethyl urea and ultra-hydrating hyaluronic acid to moisturize and revitalize the appearance of stubborn scaly spots on the arms, legs, elbows and knees.
Sun protection is essential 365 days a year regardless of your skin care routine, but it’s especially important to shield your skin from UV rays when using any exfoliating product on the face or body.
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