Scrub Away the Blues



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, 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!



3 responses to “Scrub Away the Blues

  1. In the past I’ve used Origins Modern Friction, which they tout as a ‘buffing paste’ and ‘nature’s gentle microdermabrasion.’ Not only did this product make my face feel silky smooth, it smelled so good, I wanted to eat it! Not kidding! My skin care needs have changed over the years though, and I’ve not used it recently. But I did really like that my face was so soft. Now I use Arbonne’s Illuminating Enzyme Peel which contains the fruit enzymes, and I think my skin looks and feels great. (Origins still smells better though) 😉

  2. I’m a big fan of exfoliating – especially chemical exfoliation which is better for my sensitive skin. I have been using the MD Skin Care Alpha Beta peel for a couple years and love it. I have heard great things about Kate Somerville so I want to try that too. And as a once a week treatment I adore Juice Beauty Green Apple peel. That gives me a glow like nothing else. BTW you guys rock – your product reviews are always so great!

  3. @Caroline – Thanks for the recommendation. I will be adding these to my list! I love Origins products so I’m sure his one is just as fabulous.

    @Kate – Thanks so much for the compliment! We just love being able to share and learn more about great products. Thanks for being a loyal reader!


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