What is Corn Cob?

Corn Cob Meal is milled from the cob and is known as Zea Mays. It is an ingredient that has been used in skincare for many years and is predominantly used as a physical exfoliant to help remove dead skin cells by buffing and polishing the skin.

Skin benefits of Corn Cob

Corn Cob works as a gentle abrasive to buff the other layers of skin and remove old, dead skin cells from the surface. This will help other products such as serums and moisturisers absorb better into the skin for better results. It will also leave a smooth, radiant finish on skin, which can help reduce the signs of ageing.

Removes free radicals from the skin's surface
We encounter environmental pollutants every day and this can cause cell damage. By exfoliating regularly, these environmental pollutants will not only be removed from the skin’s surface, but the skin will also be better protected as moisturisers and SPF’s are absorbed more effectively after exfoliation.

Why We Use Corn Cob

“We chose Zea Mays Corn Cob as it is a natural ingredient that feels great on the skin and is abrasive enough to remove dead skin cells without irritating sensitive skin." - Shelley Martin, Co-Founder & New Product Development Lead

Corn Cob Skincare Products

Who Corn Cob Is Best For

Corn Cob is suitable for all skin types. It's especially great for those with dull, dry skin and those who are looking to reveal new, bright skin.

Things to Consider Before Using Corn Cub

Those with allergies to corn should avoid products with Corn Cob.

Corn Cob is suitable for sensitive skin however this is dependent on the size of the particle and the other active ingredients included in the skincare product.

Before and After Using Corn Cob

Take a look at some of our real before and afters taken by customers who used SKINICIAN Exfoliating Body Scrub containing Corn Cob granuals: