The Benefits:

– Minimising the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

– Improving skintone and texture

– Increasing hydration

–  de-clogging, refining and reducing enlarged pores

 

Which Exfoliate?

All exfoliates whether it’s a AHA – Alpha Hydroxy Acid (Glycolic acid, Lactic Acid), PHA – Polyhydroxy acids ( gluconolactone lactobionic acid) or a  BHA- Beta-Hydroxy Acid (salicylic acid) help reduce wrinkles, pores, improve skin tone & texture by stimulating the production of collagen.

Exfoliating acids are a common additive to numerous skin care products including moisturisers, cleanser, toners, peels, and masks.

 

Glycolic Acid (AHA):

Recommended for:

– Sun damaged skin

– Ageing skin

 

Benefits:

– Removes dead skin cells on the skin’s surface

– Improves skintone & texture

 

 

 

 

 

Lactic Acid (AHA):

Recommended for:

– Dry skin types

– Sensitive Skin types (cannot tolerate glycolic acid)

 

Benefits:

– Increases skin hydration

–  Improve skintone and reduced pore appearance

 

Polyhydroxy acids (PHA)

Recommended for:

– Ezcema or dry skin condition

– Rosacea-prone skin

– Sensitive skin

Benefits:

–  Gentler on the skin & less irritating

– helps strengthen skin barrier function

–  Antioxidant properties 

 

Salicylic Acid (BHA)

Recommended for:

–  Oily skin

–  Acne and breakouts

– Enlarged pores

–  Acne Rosacea-prone skin

 

Benefits:

– Removes dead skin cells on the surface and in the pores

– Fights breakouts, Milia and enlarged pores 

– Anti-inflammatory properties

 

 

Do’s & Don’t of using an exfoliate:

– Increase % slowly start low and work up

– Trial with different strengths of exfoliates to see which concentration gives you the best results

– Don’t introduce all exfoliating products at once

– Don’t use around the eye area or to remove make-up

– Make sure you are applying sunscreen daily

Caution: When you initially start using exfoliating products you can experience breakouts, flaking and tinglying.

If you’re still a bit confused about which exfoliant to choose, contact our advice team for help