Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Gel Exfoliant
Leave-on gel exfoliant gently targets blackheads and enlarged pores.
- Skin Type: Combination skin
- Concern: Breakouts , Blackheads , Enlarged pores
- Ingredients: Bisabolol , Green Tea Extract , Salicylic Acid/BHA View all
- Routine: Exfoliate
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Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Gel Exfoliant
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What does it do?
Put a stop to blocked pores and blackheads.
This leave-on gel exfoliant is a gentle, non-abrasive way to target blackheads and enlarged pores on the face or T-zone. Formulated with 2% BHA (salicylic acid) it removes dead skin cells both on the skin’s surface and inside the pores, helping to reduce breakouts and redness.
Fights breakouts and blackheads
Light gel, does not feel sticky
Removes built-up dead skin cells
How to use
Apply 1-2 pumps over entire face and neck, including the eye area (avoid lash line and eyelids) after cleansing and toning. Do not rinse.Start slowly: Apply every other day and note skin's response. Then use up to twice daily. For daytime, always finish with a sunscreen rated SPF 30 or above. For nighttime, follow with the rest of your routine.
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What are the key ingredients?
Soothing ingrediënt typically extracted from chamomile.
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, Methylpropanediol (hydration), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Polysorbate 20 (texture-enhancing), Salicylic Acid (Beta Hydroxy Acid, exfoliant), Phytosphingosine (skin-renewing), Hydroxyethylcellulose (texture-enhancing), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract (antioxidant), Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (antioxidant), Epilobium Angustifolium (Willow Herb) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (skin-soothing), Bisabolol (skin-soothing), Tetrasodium EDTA (stabilizer), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster).
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 is the difference between Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Gel and Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid?
The biggest difference is the texture. 2% BHA Liquid is quickly absorbed into the pores and therefore works fast. 2% BHA Gel is a slightly thicker consistency but does not feel heavy or sticky. Both products contain 2% salicylic acid (BHA), they lightly hydrate skin and have a pH-value which is low enough for effective cleaning deep inside the pores. These BHA exfoliants are suitable for all skin types, but if you have oily skin you may prefer the 2% BHA Liquid.
At what point after my laser and/or peel procedure can I begin using my BHA exfoliant again?
First, we urge you to follow the post-procedure instructions your doctor or nurse provided. Otherwise, our general advice is to begin using your BHA again as soon as possible. Or, if your skin seems extra-sensitive, you may want to wait and apply the BHA exfoliant a few days post-procedure. Salicylic acid is an excellent anti-inflammatory ingredient that can enhance the skin's natural healing process as it works to reduce post-procedure redness.
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