PRETTY PARTY PICKS | Find Yours »
Save up to $50 | Use code SAVE »

G2G Spring 2013 - Hot Topics

Guide to Gorgeous — Hot Topics & Trends

Be an exfoliation expert

Exfoliation is a vital step in obtaining a smooth radiant complexion. Not only does exfoliation refine the skin and even the skin tone but it also removes dead skin cells allowing the skin to more effectively receive your skin care products thus increasing their efficacy. The most common exfoliation methods are manual exfoliation and chemical exfoliation.

Manual exfoliation involves physically removing dead skin cells by hand. For the face, choose exfoliators with scrubbing spheres or beads and massage gently without applying too much pressure. Rougher scrubs made with ground nutshells, etc. can scratch or tear delicate facial skin. If you have very sensitive skin or active acne, manual exfoliation is not recommended.

Chemical exfoliation is achieved with skin care products that contain one or more acids or enzymes, most commonly Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) or Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA). Both AHA and BHA exfoliate the surface of the skin, but BHA can exfoliate inside pores. BHA also has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory actions, which makes it ideal for blemishes, acne, sensitive or reddened skin. AHA works well for those with more tolerant skin or those seeking to reduce sun damage, dryness or thickness.

Exfoliation generally should be done 1-3 times per week but be sure to follow the manufacturers guidelines included with your product choice. And remember exfoliation comes with the risk of increased sun sensitivity so be sure to always incorporate a sunscreen into your beauty routine.


  

G2G Spring 2013 - Hot Topics Products

Sort results by:
Display:        
This peel does it all - smoothes fine lines, minimizes pores, reduces sun damage and improves skin tone.
$68.00
2oz | RC042
In Stock
 
This Alpha-Beta Hydroxy peel brightens, lightens and tightens skin.
$45.00
2oz | JB010
In Stock
 
A non-abrasive exfoliant that promotes hydration, clarity and skin balance.
$44.00
1.7oz | YK007
In Stock
 
A one-step express peel to exfoliate, brighten and resurface skin.
$48.00
1.7oz | OL084
In Stock
This peel exfoliates and refines to reduce wrinkles and lighten hyperpigmentation.
$39.00
2oz | JB021
In Stock
 
Gently exfoliates while stimulating circulation and encouraging cellular regeneration.
$45.00
2oz | KV008
In Stock
 
A fruit acid gel with no abrasive particles specially formulated to exfoliate mature skin.
$63.00
1.5oz | DC251
In Stock
 
This product gently exfoliates skin leaving a natural looking glow.
$40.00
1.69oz | DC220
In Stock
Regenerate, smooth and firm your skin.
$40.00
1.18oz | RC026
In Stock
 
An at-home soothing and softening glycolic peel.
$50.00
1oz | AS030
In Stock
 
A non-abrasive botanical scrub that balances and exfoliates oily skin types.
$44.00
1.7oz | YK006
In Stock
 
Powerful blemish clearing action without harsh ingredients. Heals and hydrates.
$39.00
2oz | JB095
In Stock
Display:        

Holiday Clearance | Save on overstock, seasonal and discontinued items — See Details »
FREE Body Shower Gel ($8 Value). Details »
FREE Art of Shaving Travel Tote. Details »
Skin Care Regimen »
2 steps to a new you — My Beauty Advisor

help

about

share

HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.
BBBOnLine Reliability Seal
TRUSTe online privacy certification
Stella Service
SEE ALL    
SEE ALL