Calm 1% BHA Exfoliant
Hydrating, exfoliating lotion reveals a smooth, radiant complexion.
- Skin Type: All Skin Types
- Concern: Redness , Rosacea-prone skin , Sensitive skin
- Ingredients: Beta-glucan , Green Tea Extract , Salicylic Acid/BHA View all
- Routine: Exfoliate
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What does it do?
Gentle exfoliation for the most sensitive skin.
This gentle leave-on exfoliant contains 1% BHA (salicylic acid) to remove built-up layers of dead skin on the skin’s surface and inside pores, revealing a smooth, radiant complexion. Perfect for sensitive skin, this lightweight lotion includes soothing plant extracts to calm and hydrate skin.
Suitable for rosacea-prone skin
Calms red skin
Removes built-up dead skin cells
How to use
When using a BHA exfoliant for the first time, introduce it into your routine slowly. Start by using your exfoliant once every other day, and then increase usage to once or twice daily based on your skin’s response.
Apply once or twice daily after cleansing and toning. Apply a coin-sized amount over the entire face, including the eyes (avoid the lower lash line and eyelids). Do not rinse. For daytime, always follow with a moisturiser containing a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.
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What are the key ingredients?
Excellent ingredient for improving the look of redness and other signs of sensitive skin. It has some antioxidant properties and is a skin-soothing agent
Green Tea Extract
Possesses potent antioxidant and skin-soothing properties and has impressive research in terms of its many benefits for skin, including anti-ageing properties.
Primarily an exfoliant, helps to shed dead skin on the surface and inside the pore, therefore effective for reducing breakouts and blackheads. It also has soothing properties.
Aqua, Butylene Glycol (hydration), Cetyl Alcohol (texture-enhancing), Cyclopentasiloxane (hydration), Dimethicone (hydration), Salicylic Acid (Beta Hydroxy Acid, exfoliant), Avena Sativa (Oat) Bran Extract (skin-soothing), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (skin-soothing/antioxidant), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (skin-soothing), Epilobium Angustifolium (Willow Herb) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (skin-soothing), Lauric Acid (skin-replenishing), Glycerin (skin-replenishing), Polysorbate 20 (texture-enhancing), Sorbitan Stearate (texture-enhancing), Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (stabilizer), Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer (texture-enhancing), PEG-40 Stearate (texture-enhancing), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Hexylene Glycol (hydration), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Ethylhexylglycerin (skin-conditioning agent), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Caprylyl Glycol (preservative).
Good to know before you start using your exfoliant.
It is best to gradually build up use of a BHA product. Start by using your exfoliant once every other day and then increase usage to once or twice daily based on your skin’s response. You need to experiment a bit to see what suits your skin best. During the day, always use a moisturiser with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater. Your skin will in fact be slightly more sensitive to sunlight when using an exfoliant, so the chance of sunburn and sun damage is slightly higher.
What strength BHA should I use? Will a higher concentration provide better results?
Which BHA strength you opt to use should be based on your skin type and the stubbornness (or severity) of your spots or blackheads. For reddened, extra-sensitive skin, the 1% BHA strength is a great starting point to see how using a BHA can improve the skin’s condition. This strength may be all you need, or, in the future, if your skin responds well you can consider a higher strength BHA.
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