All About Exfoliating with Acids

All About Exfoliating with Acids

Acids might sound a little scary, but they are chemical exfoliants that efficiently (but gently!) remove dead skin cells to reveal the new skin underneath.

The acids in our Clear Reveal Serum work in different ways:

  • AHAs like mandelic acid help to smooth and brighten skin, addressing anti-aging and uneven skin tone.
  • BHAs like salicylic acid are great at decongesting pores.
  • PHAs like gluconolactone and lactobionic acid are the gentlest of the three and help to clear buildup on the surface of your skin. 

We use all three types so that you get the best of all worlds. (Plus, hyaluronic acid to help keep skin protected and moisturized.)

Remember that it is possible to over-exfoliate. If you experience irritation, redness/inflammation, rash/bumps, or increased sensitivity to other products, you may be over-exfoliating.

We recommend exfoliating no more than 1-2 times per week. If you’ve been overdoing it, you should stop using any exfoliating or retinol-containing products until your skin recovers and consult a dermatologist.