The Art of Exfoliation

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We all go through those stages where for whatever reason our skin just doesn't want to play nicely: dry patches start cropping up, the t-zone is perpetually oily or the complexion is just inexplicably dull. One way to take back some control and impart some much needed glow to your skin is by introducing exfoliation into your routine. Enter our new Exfoliating Daily Treatment Tonic.

Exfoliation is a crucial part of any skincare routine. While the skin naturally renews every 27 days or so, this process can change and decline as we age. Supporting the natural process with an exfoliator of your own only guarantees a brighter, more balanced complexion. The main culprit of skin that looks and feels dull is a build-up of dead skin sitting on the surface of your face, so doing all you can to shift these cells does wonders. Going without exfoliation can also lead to other concerns: clogged pores and excess oil are the first steps of blemish and acne flare-ups. If you’ve not added an exfoliator to your routine yet, now’s the time.

Our exfoliating tonic is a great place to start. With a blend of natural and chemical exfoliants, it works twice as hard to give your skin that 'lit from within' look.  Although it may sound counter-intuitive, chemical exfoliation is a safe and effective method encouraged and practised by dermatologists globally. Empowered by alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acid (BHA) the lotion targets fine lines, uneven texture and dullness.

The cult-favourite AHA, glycolic acid, is loved for its brightening potential. It works to clarify and renew the surface of the skin by loosening the bonds of dead skin cells. Salicylic acid (the only BHA) targets deeper down to clear the pores of bacteria and dead skin, thereby keeping breakouts at bay. A mix of amino acids helps to maintain hydration, strengthen the skin’s defences and give the skin a plump and healthy finish. Glycine and proline diminish the appearance of lines and histidine works as an antioxidant, protecting the skin from environmental damage.

The chemical exfoliants are supported by a natural exfoliating complex of Basil, Hibiscus and Cherry to slough off dull, dry skin, as well as unclogging pores, revealing new skin and stimulating the production of collagen and elastane. Our exfoliating blend sits in a base of aloe and cucumber which has a unique jelly-like texture and provides soothing support so you have the benefits of the exfoliating treatment with no downtime.

Our tonic can be used morning and night after cleansing to tone and rejuvenate. Simply pour the solution onto a cotton wool pad and swipe across the face in an upward motion, taking care to avoid the sensitive eye contour.

Reveal brighter, balanced skin with our Exfoliating Daily Treatment Tonic.


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