For the smoothest and most youthful looking skin, it’s advised to occasionally exfoliate your face and body. Achieved through mechanical or chemical means, exfoliation is the removal of the oldest dead skin cells on the skin's outermost surface. It’s involved in the process of all facials, during microdermabrasion or chemical peels at medical spas and but a mild version can be done at home as part of your regular skincare regimen. Here are some of our picks for at-home exfoliating:
Omorovicza Gentle Buffing Cleanser
Gentle yet effective, this exfoliating cleanser removes complexion-dulling dead skin cells and impurities to reveal softer, smoother, more radiant skin. Providing both a physical and enzymatic peel, it balances the skin without stripping it of natural oils. Stimulate micro-circulation and promote a healthy glow with vitamin C rich capsicum peptide. Gently buffs the skin with diathomaceous earth; a mineral-rich sedimentary rock that is non-abrasive.
NARS Double Refining Exfoliator
This synthetic fragrance free, paraben free, alcohol free, and oil free formula refines skin's surface with mild citrus fruit acids and botanical exfoliating spheres. Pores are deeply cleansed, smoothed, and become less visible. Skin feels smoother and looks brighter. Contains the NARS exclusive Light Reflecting Complex designed to restore skin's youthful radiance and reflect light like a prism.
Avene Gentle Body Scrub
Soothing, non-abrasive body scrub for mild skin exfoliation to reveal clearer, softer and smoother skin. Jojoba beads and polyethylene waxes physically exfoliate the skin while Sodium Salicylate gently provides a chemical peeling effect.
Lancer The Method: Body Polish
This warming body polish exfoliates away dull, dry surface cells to reveal fresh, glowing skin. Finely-milled, pure quartz crystals and salicylic acid smooth and even the skin's surface while kigelia fruit extract and marula oil ensure skin is soft, supple and visibly rejuvenated.
ExfoliKate Gentle Exfoliating Treatment
Gentle Exfoliating Treatment helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, while calming and soothing skin. Lactic Acid acts as a natural skin exfoliator while microbeads and natural papaya, pineapple, and pumpkin enzymes remove dead surface cells. Geranium and lemon balm extracts serve as natural astringents while vitamin A fades the appearance of discoloration.
Clarins Gentle Refiner Exfoliating Cream with Microbeads
Clarins dual-action microbeads along with soothing mimosa extract makes a clean sweep of dull, flaky surface cells while tightening pores. Used twice a week, skin emerges fresh, smooth and refined.
Anjali MD Exfoliating Cleanser
With versions for teens and adults, this exfoliating cleanser is a foaming gel designed to clean your face of oil, bacteria and makeup. An essential daily detox, this non-drying formula contains a powerful triple blend of non-irritating Salicylic, Glycolic and Lactic Acids. It exfoliates clogged pores and impurities, prevents future breakouts.