Chemical vs Physical Exfoliation: Which is right for me?

Chemical vs Physical Exfoliation: Which is right for me?

When you hear exfoliation you mostly think of the physical act of scrubbing your skin however, this is not the only way you can exfoliate.

There are two types of facial exfoliation available at SKINICIAN - chemical or physical exfoliators. The right one for you depends your preference and your skin type.

Exfoliation is a key part of any developed skincare routine. Exfoliation is the removal of dead skin cells from the surface of the skin which is essential if you for a healthy and glowing complexion. Dead skin cells can clog pores, cause the skin to appear dull and in some cases can cause dry and flaky patches on the skin's surface. As we age, cell turnover slows down meaning those dead skin cells remain on the surface for longer. This makes exfoliation even more important as we age.

Physical Exfoliation

Revitalising Facial Exfoliator
If you like a physical exfoliation and like to feel a product instantly buffing the skin, then a physical exfoliator is perfect for you. For certain skin types, you may find a facial exfoliator can be too harsh (although tolerance varies hugely depending on ingredients.)

Our Revitalising Facial Exfoliator is a gentle yet powerful facial exfoliator. It is formulated with marine friendly biodegradable micro-particles to remove the build-up of dead skin cells, diminishing the appearance of fine lines and leaving the skin smooth, soft and more youthful-looking. 

TOP TIP: Add a pea-size amount of the exfoliator into our Revitalising Cleanser, mix with your hand and apply to the skin. This acts as a "power-cleanse" which is ideal for those who suffer from flakiness or dulling skin or for those who want a more gentle exfoliation.

Chemical Exfoliation

Facial scrubs are not the only way to exfoliate. Enzymes are a natural alternative to exfoliating. They work by creating a chemical reaction on the skin to dissolve dry, hardened skin cells and encourage the growth of new, healthy cells to take their place. We include exfoliating enzymes in our Pro Radiance Enzyme cleanser. 

Our Pro-radiance Enzyme Cleanser is a foaming facial wash that doubles as a chemical exfoliator. This product is designed to thoroughly cleanse the skin and remove impurities. It contains a powerful blend of natural fruit AHA’s - Passion Fruit, Grape and Pineapple - to aid the removal of dead skin cells, while Prickly Pear stimulates the skins natural renewal process to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Using this product will leave your skin feeling smooth, glowing and looking radiant.

When it comes to exfoliating we have the perfect options to keep your skin looking healthier than ever. 

Don't forget our current promotion too! Get a FREE Facial Exfoliator when you buy either our Purifying Mask or Revitalising Repair Mask. Simply add your chosen mask to your basket and we'll automatically add your free Facial Exfoliator. (Offer available until 22/8/2021)

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