Saturday, 28 November 2015

Cruelty-free exfoliators for blemish-prone skin

Exfoliators, particularly of the acid variety, have become a really popular product in the blogging world. I've recently realised the importance of exfoliation, particularly since my skin is prone to breaking out and also, annoyingly, flaking! I've been using these two products regularly for a few months now, so if you struggle with spots I can highly recommend them.

First up is a new hero product of mine - the B. Revealed Glycolic Cleansing Peel. I love this - it's become one of my staples. It's a very gentle Glycolic acid-based mask, which you leave on for around three minutes to slough away any dead skin cells - you can also use it as a regular cleanser and wash it off straightaway too, but I wouldn't recommend it as much for its makeup-removing qualities.

What I really like about this is that it's not uncomfortable to use, but I can really feel it working - other AHA-based products can be really painful and tingly, particularly when you have breakouts or broken skin. I can use this once or twice a week and it won't irritate me at all. Of course, AHAs increase your sensitivity to the sun's rays, so if you are going to try this make sure you're using SPF. It's £7.99, but it's always on offer when I look - it's half price at the moment! Find it here.

Top - Bee Good Exfoliator, Bottom - B. Glycolic Peel
Another product I've found myself reaching for a lot is the Bee Good Honey and Camelina Facial Exfoliator. This is more of a traditional scrub, which I've often steered clear of in the past, having been advised that acid exfoliants are a better option. However, with the condition of my skin being the way it is - very textured and often quite flaky - I sometimes find I need something with a little more grit (for want of a better word!) to really leave my skin smooth.

As you can see from the swatch above, it's not very grainy at all - it's actually quite creamy, and doesn't feel scratchy on the skin. With lots of natural, UK-sourced ingredients, Bee Good are a great cruelty-free skincare brand. Actually, in this case, the exfoliating part of the product is milled lavender flowers - how lovely! Find it here.

Happy exfoliating!

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