Exfoliants have played an important role in the cosmetic industry for years. Historically they were part of the skincare routine in many cultures. Today we have a range of exfoliants in the market that are good for your skin, it is just that you need to pick wisely. Okay, don’t get confused, let me briefly tell you what are exfoliants?
Exfoliants are substances that help to slough off dead skin cells from the surface of our skin. They gently cleanse and exfoliate your skin to regain the soft, smooth and rejuvenated glow of your face.


Let me explain in detail so that you know what are you using and why you have to use it – basically, the epidermis which is the top layer of our skin is made itself of different layers beneath and is the only layer of our skin that goes through a process of renewal every 20 days to 28 days on an average. From around 25 years and so on so forth this process keeps on increasing as you get older. There are a lot of studies that suggest that when the dust accumulates into the skin, it leads to premature ageing and inflammation within the tissue. So, it’s really bad for our skin and our health in general. It also increases the dead skin cells on top of the skin, because of it the skin looks dull and lifeless.
Thus, it’s important to exfoliate because when the process gets slower our skin looks dull, flaky, and becomes lifeless. It is important to notice that when the skin cells from the deepest layer rise on the surface they get accumulate which is the trap for dirt and pollution particles. They are capable to trap bacteria, harmful rays and other impurities. The skin becomes a perfect environment for the bacteria to grow, skin becomes acne-prone and other kinds of skin concerns arise. Moreover, these are dead skin cells and also act as barriers to all the cream and skin care products you are applying to your skin and nothing penetrates the skin for repair or renewal. Thus, exfoliating is a crucial part of the skincare routine to remove the dead cells and initiate the renewal process for glowing and healthy skin.


What are physical or chemical exfoliants?
The difference is that chemical exfoliants use acids or enzymes to soften and loosen the cells, while physical exfoliants—products contain tiny particles, or any sort of textured surface, like a washcloth and they work by scrubbing away the dead skin and debris.
Please see, that Physical exfoliants are product that has beads or granules within the formulation. Physically, when you massage it on the skin it will directly remove those dead skin cells physically, then you can remove them by washing your face or using other skincare products afterwards.
On the other hand, the chemical exfoliants are the products have certain specific compounds that within the formulation that chemically remove those dead skin cells from your skin.
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In our products the chemicals that are derived and extracted purely from fruits, specific vegetables, and other plant-based substances. Let’s say, for example – sugarcane or extracts from Apple, or they come from Citrus fruits and substances like these.

Let me give you  a couple of examples !

EVOLVE is one of the brand’s I love the most when it comes to exfoliants !
Their range has a product for every necessity and skin type !

✔️Natural chemical exfoliants (from enzymes like apple , papaya , sugar cane etc )
✔️Deep cleansing + exfoliating masks  with cacao and coconut extracts
✔️Physical exfoliants with Hibiscus extract and pink quartz parcels !


Our exfoliating Rose Quartz Facial Polish is packed full of natural ingredients to help buff away dead skin cells, unclog pores and improve the appearance of scarring. Our gentle face exfoliator contains both Organic Rosehip Oil to help fight the signs of ageing by promoting cellular renewal, and Organic Hibiscus Extract which helps to break down dead skin cells and prevent future breakouts, meaning this organic face scrub leaves your skin nourished and crystal clear

PRICE €30,16


This rich mask blended with raw cacao powder and clay revitalises and purifies, whilst coconut particles buff the skin to silky perfection. Natural sugar extracts turn the exfoliating mask into a creamy milk on contact with water, which rinses off easily and skin is left smooth, moisturised and calm. Fragranced with Organic Vanilla oil

PRICE €39,91


This delicious miracle face mask blended with 100% natural fruit acids including Glycolic Acid from Sugar Cane delivers instantly smoother plumper skin. Peruvian Maca, an ancient energy booster, helps to increase cellular renewal and skin radiance and reduces the appearance of ageing whilst Papaya acts as a natural exfoliator. Fragranced with a gorgeously fruity natural scent

PRICE €30,19


We have seen the difference between the two categories – here first let me tell you that chemical exfoliants have subcategories as well as Like, aha BHA and PHA that are used based on your skin type – also let me inform you all that you can take a skin test for free on my website  and know you skin better for your skincare routine (we will posting a new blog soon for this) – until then keep reading about which one to use physical or chemical?
So, if you want to avoid anything, that’s physical for example when the skin is sensitive, especially around the eyes or if you’re suffering from inflammation, or if you’re having acne and you don’t want to create any more friction on the skin or like for example you are not willing to rub anything extra on your skin due to the current skin concerns or sensitivity – then chemical exfoliants are the best to use.
Moreover, the physical exfoliants had granules something that’s physically going to remove the dead skin cells  so more suitable for T Zone or for those of you with more resilient skins.
Chemical exfoliants have some type of active ingredient that will remove the dead skin cell from your skin with our any ‘physical massage or motion ” , just by applying the product on the skin  you will be left with glowing and baby soft skin .
Chemical exfoliants are usually suitable for all skin type
✔️Acne prone skin
✔️Inflamed Skin
✔️Sensitive Skin

BENTON - PHA Peeling Gel

This wonderfull gommage packed with PHA + CELLULOSE helps gently to remove dead skin cells providing the world famouse ” TRANSPARENT SKIN ” while the combo HYALURONIC ACID + CHRYSANTHEMUM EXTRACT + CERAMIDES that will provide hydration in all layers of the skin !

PRICE €30,20

Probably your next question will be …but Vanessa …what if i don’t know my SKIN TYPE?

I have thought about it already!

Just follow this link, go to my website and take the test I have prepared just for you!

If you need help to choose from the amazing  selection of CLEAN + SUSTAINABLE + EFFICACIOUS products we carry in our site just contact me in the chat on the website and I’ll make sure to guide you and help you out to make the best choice for your SKIN TYPE & SKIN CONCERN!

I’ll be super happy to know the result of your test so feel free to tag me on your social media!

Exfoliation is helpful in the Skin Renewal process and to rid of the dead skin cells that are sitting on top of our skin. What’s the benefit? Let your skin breathe and be away from all the dirt and sea boom which eventually makes your skin dull, flaky and lifeless.
Use the right type of exfoliants and remain glowing and radiant. On this note if you also wanted to know how you can cleanse your face and its importance – check in here (link).


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