Chemical Exfoliators-The Secret to Smooth, Soft Glowing Skin

Chemical Exfoliators-The Secret to Smooth, Soft Glowing Skin

I’m sure that we have all used scrubs to buff away all of those nasty dead skin cells one time or another. Over the years chemical exfoliators have become mainstream because of the many benefits they have on the skin. They really are the secret to smooth, soft glowing skin. After all, who doesn’t want their skin as soft as baby’s skin?

I know what you’re thinking…CHEMICALS?!? Just hear me out, this isn’t what you think! Read on to discover just how amazing chemical exfoliators are.

The Importance of Exfoliating

Exfoliating is so important especially with dry, wind buffed complexions. Our skin already sheds 30,000-40,000 skin cells every minute. It also regenerates itself every 27 days, so it is essential to maintaining the health and vitality of our skin.

Exfoliation helps remove dead cell buildup for smoother, more youthful looking skin and can stimulate the cell renewal process.

The best part is, it’s never too late to start adding the exfoliating step into your routine!

What is a Chemical Exfoliator?

Unlike facial scrubs, which usually have grainy ingredients that polish and slough off skin, chemical exfoliators use ingredients, such as acids to help loosen dead skin cells. The acids work by breaking down the sugars in the skin, which then causes the cells of the epidermis to loosen and slough off.

I know, sounds a little scary, but these aren’t the typical acids found in a chemistry lab. There are two types of chemical exfoliants: AHA, or alpha-hydroxy acids, and BHA, beta-hydroxy acids. The two most popular AHAs are glycolic and lactic acids. In cosmetics, BHA refers to salicylic acid.

Glycolic Acid 
Glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid derived from sugar cane. Glycolic acid and the other alpha hydroxy acids are natural exfoliants that help remove dead skin cells. Because of this, glycolic acid and other alpha hydroxy acids help brighten the skin’s complexion and give it a more even tone. 

Lactic Acid 
Lactic acid is one of several alpha hydroxy acids. Lactic acid and the other alpha hydroxy acids are well known as effective exfoliants that help remove dead skin cells from the skin’s surface.

Salicylic Acid 
Salicylic acid is a natural beta hydroxy acid compound with cleansing and exfoliating properties. It helps to exfoliate the skin and clean the pores, thereby reducing the appearance of skin blemishes.

Different enzymes and Retinol-Vitamin A, are also chemical exfoliating ingredients that you may see in your numerous skincare products.

Benefits of Chemical Exfoliators

Chemical exfoliators are much more gentle on the skin than physical scrubs. Chemical exfoliants penetrate much deeper into the skin than mechanical exfoliators, so you can achieve better results with fewer issues. I recommend them to all of my sensitive and acne prone clients.

Other benefits are:

  • Promotes smoother, younger, healthier-looking skin 
  • Supports skin thickness 
  • Preserves skin’s water balance 
  • Soothes skin
  • Promotes even skin tone, minimizing the look of discoloration 
  • Increases radiance by removing skin-dulling dead surface cells 
  • Visibly reduces pore size and may help prevent breakouts by supporting normal oil production 
  • Promotes clean, even, firm texture 
  • Provides professional-quality exfoliation

Timeless Prescription Advanced Hydroxy Face Peel and Neutralizer 

My Pick: is a two-step process that removes dead skin cells, and provides an antioxidant defense that leaves skin looking smoother, younger and healthier. The peel combines powerful alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids with vitamins A, C and E, and herbal extracts to exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin. Green tea extract and chamomile soothe the skin after the peel in the antioxidant-packed neutralizer.

Benefits:

  • Promotes smoother, younger, healthier-looking skin 
  • Supports skin thickness 
  • Preserves skin’s water balance 
  • Soothes skin 
  • Combats negative effects of pollution and UV rays 
  • 4.0 pH is optimized for maximum effectiveness and safety 
  • Measured dose pads provide accurate application 
  • Applicator pads are disposable and hygienic 
  • Promotes even skin tone, minimizing the look of discoloration 
  • Increases radiance by removing skin-dulling dead surface cells 
  • Visibly reduces pore size and may help prevent breakouts by supporting normal oil production 
  • Promotes clean, even, firm texture 
  • Provides professional-quality exfoliation 
  • Face peel removes dead skin 
  • Neutralizer helps give skin a smooth, healthy appearance

How do You Use Chemical Exfoliators?

Check out my quick video that I did for my “All Things Beauty Community” showing just how easy it is to incorporate the Timeless Prescription Advanced Hydroxy Face Peel and Neutralizer into your routine.

What Others are Saying

Still not convinced that these “magic pads” are the secret to smooth, soft glowing skin? Here are just a few testimonials from happy customers:

Exceeded Expectations!

“Very pleased with the results of this product, even after only 5 days. As a 58 year old woman, I want my skin to remain youthful looking and healthy. There is a noticeable difference already – I am looking forward to seeing the final results after the full 30 days of use.” -Lori L

My skin looks and feels amazing

“I started using the timeless pads because I had quite a bad build up of dead skin on my nose. My makeup wasn’t sitting right at all and I also had small bumps on my forehead. After the first use I was surprised at how amazing my skin felt,I knew that after 1 use And it felt so good that I was excited to get to the end of the 30 days. I will use my last pad tomorrow and I’m so glad I went through the full 30 days…almost. My skin is super smooth and soft and my makeup sits perfectly without clogging on my dead skin. I also have noticed that the redness on my cheeks has reduced In appearance and the few blackheads that I had on my nose too. Im so happy with this product. Very simple to use too.” -Rebecca M

Happy

“I have been using this product for 7 months and find that it is the most effective one for my skin. I used to have lots of black and white heads on my face and have to spend at least $70 every 3 weeks on facials to help eliminate it, until I found this product and use it every day. So now my skin is never been so clean and clear. I am so happy with it so far.” -Barbara K

Ingredients

Glycolic Acid 

Glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid derived from sugar cane. Glycolic acid and the other alpha hydroxy acids are natural exfoliants that help remove dead skin cells. Because ofthis, glycolic acid and other alpha hydroxy acids help brighten the skin’s complexion and give it a more even tone. 

Lactic Acid 

Lactic acid is one of several alpha hydroxy acids. Lactic acid and the other alpha hydroxy acids are well known as effective exfoliants that help remove dead skin cells from the skin’s surface.

Salicylic Acid 

Salicylic acid is a natural beta hydroxy acid compound with cleansing and exfoliating properties. It helps to exfoliate the skin and clean the pores, thereby reducing the appearance of skin blemishes. 

Soy Isoflavones (Genistein) 

Soy isoflavones aglycone are the active form of isoflavones found in soy. These are primarily genistein, daidzein, and glycitein. These isoflavones have been shown in numerous studies to have multiple benefits for the skin including support of the skin extracellular matrix, enhanced moisturization, and protection against oxidative stresses. These functions of soy isoflavones help keep the skin looking firm, supple, evenly toned and more youthful. 

Pomegranate Extract 

Pomegranate extracts are rich in antioxidant compounds like anthocyanins, tannins, and ellagitannins. Pomegranate extracts have been reported to protect the skin from premature photo-aging, support a healthy skin matrix and soothe the skin. 

Tea Tree Oil 

Tea tree oil is well known for its cleansing and antioxidant properties. These properties help to protect your skin from environmental assaults, reduce the appearance of skin blemishes and help support an even, healthy complexion. 

Alteromonas Ferment Extract 

This extract from the deep sea Alteromonas species of bacteria is a concentrated polysaccharide (complex sugar) that has water retention and soothing properties. These properties help calm sensitive and irritated skin and help keep your skin moisturized. 

Mimosa Extract 

Mimosa Extract or Wattle Extract is derived from the bark of a tree (Acacia Mollissima or Acacia Mearnsii) which is cultivated in Africa and Brazil and is very long established. It is perhaps the most widely used tanning material in the world. It may reduce skin irritation by up to 72 percent. 

Vitamin C 

Vitamin C plays an important role in protecting the skin from damaging free radicals and supporting healthy skin proteins like collagen and elastin. Vitamin C also helps diminish dark circles caused by excess stress, pollution, fatigue and over-exposure to the sun. Overall, the benefits of vitamin C translate to smoother, brighter complexion. 

Vitamin E 

Vitamin E is a family of related compounds called tocopherols and tocotrienols. The vitamin E family is well known for its antioxidant capabilities, protecting the skin by neutralizing oxidative free radicals. Additionally, vitamin E moisturizes and soothes the skin and enhances skin smoothness. These actions help give your skin a healthy and more youthful appearance. 

Extract of Pine Bark, Green Tea, and Grape Seed 

Each of these extracts is rich in polyphenol compounds with natural antioxidant and soothing benefits. This combination of extracts helps to protect your skin from oxidative free radicals, thus giving your skin a healthier, more youthful glow.

Are you ready for smooth, soft glowing skin? Stay in touch and share your results and always please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions you have! Just comment below.




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