Exfoliating Face Serum 30ML
What is Skin?
Skin is the largest human body organ and one of the most complicated too. With multiple layers of tissues functioning differently, the skin provides the body with a multi-layered protective barrier between the outside and the inside of the body. The skin also constantly reinvents itself regenerating the outer layer every month making it one of the most unique organs. The characteristics of skin change from time to time, from birth to old age. As person ages, the skin exhibits striking tropical differences due to exposure to the sun, leaving the skin unprotected, dry, and wrinkled. With effective actives, products and proper care, our skin can be nourished, protected, and even restored from the already caused harm.
As we age, the process of cell regeneration on skin slows down, which means slower to shed skin cells and regenerate new ones. The entire dead cell on skin can make the skin look dull, rough, and dry. Proper exfoliation removes the barrier of dead skin cells clogging the skin and uncovers new cells. This opens the way for moisturizing products to penetrate more deeply into the skin, making them more effective.
|What is AHA?|
AHA stands for Alpha hydroxy acid. Chemically, AHAs are weak organic acids with one or more hydroxyl groups attached to the alpha carbon. The series of AHA acids are mostly derived from plant and animal sources, though the ones used in dermatologic and cosmetic products are usually synthetically produced.
AHAs when applied in the form of superficial and medium-depth peels are used to treat acne, scars, melasma, hyperpigmentation, age spots, and seborrhea. AHAs are known to improve wrinkled skin by increasing the synthesis of glycosaminoglycans.
|What is BHA?|
BHA stands for Beta hydroxy acid. Chemically, BHAs are organic compounds that contain a carboxylic acid functional group. BHAs are less strong than AHAs. The series of BHA acids are mostly derived from willow bark.
Researches have shown that BHAs are effective on oilier, blemish-prone skin. Pores being considered the root cause to many of the skin problems can be effectively remedied with BHA.
|AHA v/s BHA: The difference and benefits|| |
AHAs are water-soluble which means they exfoliate on the surface level of the skin. They have the ability to enhance natural moisturising factors within the skin. BHAs are oil-soluble, hence do not work on the surface of the skin and rather they penetrate deeper into the pores and clean. BHAs have natural skin calming properties.
AHAs and BHAs both exfoliate the skin in a non-abrasive manner. They break the bonds that hold the dead skin and exfoliate the skin to give a better rejuvenated replenished texture. Using AHAs and BHAs together can give advanced results to multiple skin problems.
GLYCOLIC ACID, SALICYLIC ACID and LIME PEARL™ AF
Some of the other ingredients that help the product in being more effective::
• Niacinamide builds keratin, a protein that helps to keep the skin firm and healthy.
• Sodium Hydroxide are used in small quantities to help establish pH balance in the product.
• Microcitrus Australasica Fruit Extract promotes exfoliation
• Propylene Glycol is a moisture retaining agent.
• Lecithin improves skin texture and promotes hydration.
• Pullulan helps in promoting firms to the skin.
The serum could be used for all types of skin; oily, normal, dry and also by all genders.
1. What exactly is a chemical exfoliant?
Chemical exfoliants are acids that get rid of your dead skin cells when applied. They come in various concentrations. They work by breaking the bond that holds the skin together. Their formulas can differ, the weaker concentration could be found over the counter, and a dermatologist usually applies the higher concentrations. Regular use may make your skin feel smoother, even the tone, unclog the pores, and reduce the signs of aging.
2. How do they differ from physical exfoliants?
While acids chemically remove the outer layers of the skin, physical exfoliants do so manually. They take scrubs, brushes, and other procedures and can be too harsh for some individuals. Physical exfoliants can’t penetrate as deeply as the chemical version and therefore may not be as effective.
3. How do you know which type to use?
AHAs are often used to improve skin tone and mild areas of discoloration. BHAs, on the other hand, is ideal for oily or acne-prone skin due to their pore-unclogging properties. If you have susceptible skin, a less intrusive PHA exfoliant may be the route to go down.
4. What could happen if one over or under exfoliates?
It’s easy to notice when you’re over or under exfoliating. Signs of under-exfoliation include a rough texture, dull complexion, and a feeling that your skincare products are no longer working due to a build-up of dead skin. Over-exfoliation commonly takes the form of irritation, such as inflammation and dryness. You may also notice breakout and peeling. If you experience any of the above, stop exfoliating until your skin has fully healed.
5. Is a chemical exfoliator all you need?
There are two things you need to remember post-exfoliation: moisturizer and sun protection. Chemical exfoliants do have the potential to leave skin feeling dry. To combat this, moisturize well immediately afterward. You’ll also need to apply SPF, as chemical exfoliants can make skin more sensitive to the sun. If you’re planning on spending a day in the sun, it’s best to apply an exfoliating acid at night.