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Scrub Away the Blues

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:04pm

 

Drgross

My microdermabrasion experience got me thinking about exfoliation. I’ve always been good at using body scrubs but my face has been completely neglected when it comes to exfoliation. Lucky for me, glamour.com put together a great list of exfoliates that I can’t wait to try.

MD Skincare Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel   has two steps and takes two minutes: In step one, a pad with glycolic and salicylic acids refines texture and tone. Step 2 neutralizes the acids with vitamins A, C, E, and green tea extract.  

Tracie Martyn Enzyme Exfoliant   is both a physical and chemical scrub, which means it contains both tiny particles to slough off dead skin and keep your pores clean, and also has fruit acids and enzymes to draw the icky stuff out. Sounds like the perfect combo!

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate  is an at-home version of celebrity aesthetician Kate Somerville’s famous facial. A potent brew of lactic and salicylic acid, plus enzymes found in papaya and pineapple, help dissolve dead skin cells. Microbeads sweep the whole mess away. 

Biologique Recherche P50 Lotion Ok, so this one combines witch hazel and onion extract which doesn’t sound appetizing. But those ingredients, plus lactic acid, work together to seek and destroy the gunk that clogs pores, so it’s worth it to just hold your breath and spread it on. 

Sonya Dakar Triple Action Organic Scrubs   The LA aesthetician’s face scrubs are made with protein-rich, non-abrasive Linipack seeds and alpha hydroxy acids, which slough off dirt, dryness and encourage skin cell regeneration.

I’ll let you know how it goes as I give them a shot. Have you all had any luck with exfoliating? Let us know!

n*

 

Drgross

My microdermabrasion experience got me thinking about exfoliation. I’ve always been good at using body scrubs but my face has been completely neglected when it comes to exfoliation. Lucky for me, glamour.com put together a great list of exfoliates that I can’t wait to try.

MD Skincare Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel   has two steps and takes two minutes: In step one, a pad with glycolic and salicylic acids refines texture and tone. Step 2 neutralizes the acids with vitamins A, C, E, and green tea extract.  

Tracie Martyn Enzyme Exfoliant   is both a physical and chemical scrub, which means it contains both tiny particles to slough off dead skin and keep your pores clean, and also has fruit acids and enzymes to draw the icky stuff out. Sounds like the perfect combo!

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate  is an at-home version of celebrity aesthetician Kate Somerville’s famous facial. A potent brew of lactic and salicylic acid, plus enzymes found in papaya and pineapple, help dissolve dead skin cells. Microbeads sweep the whole mess away. 

Biologique Recherche P50 Lotion Ok, so this one combines witch hazel and onion extract which doesn’t sound appetizing. But those ingredients, plus lactic acid, work together to seek and destroy the gunk that clogs pores, so it’s worth it to just hold your breath and spread it on. 

Sonya Dakar Triple Action Organic Scrubs   The LA aesthetician’s face scrubs are made with protein-rich, non-abrasive Linipack seeds and alpha hydroxy acids, which slough off dirt, dryness and encourage skin cell regeneration.

I’ll let you know how it goes as I give them a shot. Have you all had any luck with exfoliating? Let us know!

n*

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