My product pick for this month is the AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser by SkinMedica. This little powerhouse of a product pulls double duty with exfoliation. There are generally two types of exfoliators used in products today, they are chemical and physical. The AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser contains both. It contains Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Beta Hydroxy Acids as the chemical exfoliators and jojoba spheres are the physical exfoliator. The combination of these really helps to make skin look and feel smoother while also improving tone and texture.
This cleanser is great for anyone wanting to help brighten or smooth their skin. It also helps remove that top layer of dead skin cells which can then actually help your treatment products to penetrate better! It is included in SkinMedica’s brightening system, the Lytera 2.0 kit because of these reasons.
Our skin becomes more light reflective when those dead skin cells are removed and looks more luminous. It is recommended for all skin types, but those people with really dry or sensitive skin may find they want to alternate it with a mild cleanser, especially at first. Because the beads in this are made from jojoba, it is much more gentle than many other exfoliating cleansers on the market today. The spheres are rounded which means they don’t cause trauma to the skin. Many popular scrubs currently on the market contain nut shells that have not been rounded, as the physical exfoliator. These can cause micro-tears in the skin which can be leave the skin susceptible to bacteria and cause breakouts.
I love this product and so do my daughters. We all have one in our shower. It foams up really nicely and helps to prepare my skin for my treatment regimen without drying me out. My skin looks and feels smoother, and appears more even and brighter.