The Skincare Post: The Different Kind Of Exfoilators

Everyone was used to using an abrasive exfoilator and as much as its good to have a good scrub from time to time, they can be quite damaging to your skin. Then came along a chemical exfoilator, although they had always been there, not many people paid attention to them myself included. Everyone has heard of Pixi Glow Tonic or Clarins Exfoilating Toner but there are others out there which are just as good. Pixi Glow Tonic is impossible to get hold of, I've been in the store a few times to grab a bottle for friends and they never have it in stock. I've even been told of Clarins selling out on their version! Step aisde ladies, I have two products here which haven't been given enough love yet.

Aveda Botanical Kinetics Exfoilant is an exfoilator with salicylic acid, which leaves the skin looking smooth, soft and with a healthy glow. I just pour a little onto a cotton pad and wipe it across my face and neck, twice a week. I have read that some people have used this every day before as it's very gentle, but I wouldn't recommend that. Especially if you're using it in conjunction with something else like I am. Jurlique Fruit Enzyme Exfoilator* is a little different as you treat it almost like a mask. It's a fruit based facial treatment which exfoilators the skin to create a visibly smoother surface. The consistency of this is like a runny gel, which you apply all over your face and leave for 5 minutes, before rinsing off with warm water. If you have extremely sensitive skin, I feel as though you would have a problem with this as after the 5 minutes, there was a slight tingly sensation and I don't have very sensitive skin. Both of these products will be fine for all skin types. As my skin is mostly dehydrated at the moment, I have no need to use an abrasive exfoilant, which is why I'm sticking with using acid based ones. Oh, and don't let the word 'acid' scare you, they're all good ones.

Have you tried either or these, or any other exfoilators?

Luce x