The Good the Bad & The Ugly Truth’s About Face Scrubs!

Physical exfoliants feel amazing, they remove dead skin cells, help clear congestion, brighten the skin and improve absorption of active ingredients from our face serums and oils.

However, did you know some particles used in face scrubs are detrimental to our skin’s health and the environment?  

Face scrubs that contain particles with large uneven edges or sharp textures can cause damage to the skin, if the product also contains fragrance, colour or harsh preservatives this can increases the irritancy level.

Scrubbing your face with the incorrect exfoliant causes micro-tears, weakening the skins natural barrier functions.  This can lead to inflammation (redness), sensitive skin flare ups such as eczema and dermatitis, visibly larger pores, or rough flaky textures.  If you are prone to breakouts, you will likely experience an increase in papules as p-acne bacteria is spread from one pore to another.

There are also companies still using synthetic micro-beads as their scrub particles in their products (GASP!). Made of polyethylene (plastic) they are a major environmental hazard, washed down the bathroom sink or shower they end up in our oceans where they are consumed by aquatic life.

THE GOOD - There are many natural, biodegradable particles that are small, smooth and soft on the skin, rolling around to gently lift dead skin cells without irritation or micro-tears. Being derived from living plant sources they have additional benefits on our skin such as increasing moisture levels, calming sensitivity and delivering free-radicle fighting antioxidants.  

Here’s a quick guide to the scrub particles most commonly found and what ones are good for us, bad for us and ugly for our environment.

THE GOOD - Biodegradable, no micro-tears and added benefits for the skin.

  • Bamboo Particles
  • Jojoba Beads
  • Rice Bran
  • Oat Flour

THE BAD  - Scrubs that cause micro-tearing, irritation & sensitivity.

  • Nut Shells & Pips
  • Volcanic Rock
  • Salt & Coffee (Ok for the body but often too harsh for the face)

THE UGLY - Pollute our environment.

  • Microbeads
  • Synthetic Particles

The Quick Scrub Test Checking the ingredient list is just part of selecting a good quality exfoliant.  Pop a pea sized amount of the product on the back of your hand and massage in a circular motion. If you feel even the slightest pull or scratch on your skin it's going to be too harsh for your face.

Follow The Directions Even with a gentle exfoliant is it easy to overdo it.  Always follow the directions on physical exfoliants, most recommending use 1-2 times per week, if in doubt ask your skincare specialist or send us a message.

Our Exfoliant Recommendations Based on Skin Type

Vitamin C Exfoliating Cream , Best for dry, mature and sun damaged skins. Contains biodegradable bamboo beads for a strong physical exfoliant without the micro-tearing.

Superfood Microfoliant, Best for sensitive and great for congested & breakout prone skin. Contains natural rice bran and oat flour for an ultra-gentle exfoliation.

Skin Renewal Beta-H Pads, Best for heavy congestion & active acne. Contains no scrub particles at all. If you have active acne its best to avoid scrubs all together until the papules have cleared.


Exfoliants and Face Scrubs

8 commenti

  • This has helped me so much, easy to understand information for someone like me who knows nothing about skincare! 😂

    Shanaia Copper
  • download facebook spy tool


    excel 2003 free download windows 7 freesidesync pc download windows 10dts audio control download windows 10f1 2019 game free download for pcgmail software for windows 10 free downloaddownload game ps3 for pc tanpa emulatorkeil software free download for windows 7 freefree download battlefield 3 game for pcfree download sound driver xp windows freedownload wechat for pc windows xp sp2 free
    [url=]microsoft download windows 8.1 pro free
    [url=]download android sdk tools for windows 10 64 bit
    [url=]fallout 3 game of the year edition pc download
    [url=]codecademy download windows 10
    [url=]feed and grow fish download windows 10
    [url=]recording software for windows free download free
    [url=]google earth download free 2018 windows 10 64 bit
    [url=]messenger for windows 10 free download
    [url=]ashes cricket 2013 pc game free download
    [url=]weatherbug desktop download windows 10 free
    bus driving game download for pc
    free download play store for laptop windows 10
    download staruml for windows 10
    download driver hp laserjet 1012 windows 10 64 bit
    alien shooter 2 conscription free pc game download

    acrobat distiller 7.0 free download for windows xp free
    can i download windows 7 over windows 10
    billiard pc games download free full
    windows 7 pro free download 64 bit free
    download graphic card driver for windows 10 64 bit

    download wolfram alpha for windows 10
    download free realtek hd audio driver for windows 7 free
    adobe reader x download windows 10
    free download winrar rar for windows 10 64 bit
    free download browser for windows 10

    free windows 10 icon pack download
    download apk files on windows 10
    windows 7 desktop themes free download for xp free
    hay day download for windows 10
    download gcc for windows 10 64 bit

    browser for pc windows 7 free download 32 bit [/url] pc game free download [/url] windows essentials offline free [/url] for edge windows 10 download [/url] windows 10 download [/url] free download for pc [/url] setup free download for windows 7 free [/url] city game for pc free download full version [/url] audio device for windows xp free [/url] driver download windows 10 [/url]
  • free vmware workstation download for windows 7 freemaple free download for windows 10ism v6 free download for windows 10 64 bitdownload just cause 2 free for pcwindows 7.0 beta download freeairplane war games for pc free downloaddownload windows 10 from microsoft websitedownload visual boy advance for pc freenozbe windows download freedownload windows 10 from linux
    [url=]download gta vice city free for windows 10
    [url=]download filezilla for windows 8 free
    [url=]express scribe download for windows 10
    [url=]download cortana for windows 7 free
    [url=]symantec endpoint protection free download for windows 7 free
    [url=]adobe flash cs6 free download for windows 10
    [url=]free 10 key calculator download for windows free
    [url=]all pc drivers free download
    [url=]adobe photoshop download free full version for pc
    [url=]keylogger for windows 10 download
    canoscan lide 700f software download windows 10
    day of the tentacle download windows 7 free
    adb tool download windows 7 free
    online windows xp download free
    microsoft security essentials download for windows xp professional free

    ark survival evolved free pc game download
    download firefox latest version for windows 10
    awesome tube for windows 10 download
    best single player pc games free download
    2006 fifa world cup game download pc

    download need for speed undercover pc free
    download sims 2 university expansion pack free pc
    free wifi driver download for windows 7 free
    download game godzilla pc
    download intel hd graphics 4000 windows 10 64 bit

    download google picasa 3.8 windows 7 free
    jdk 11 download for windows 10 32 bit
    crazy taxi download windows 10
    download powerpoint mobile for windows 10
    download windows 10 usb iso

    safari for windows download free [/url] anyview cast windows 10 download [/url] net framework 3.5 for windows 10 offline 64 bit [/url] latest version download for windows 10 [/url] minecraft premium free for pc [/url] 8.1 imageres.dll download free [/url] server 2008 sp2 download free [/url] download temple run game for pc full version [/url] download windows photo viewer windows 10 [/url] blocks 64 bit windows 10 download [/url]
  • generic audio driver windows 10 download dellairplay download windows 10magicjack driver download windows xp freedownload usb printing support driver windows 10java programming download for windows 10 64 bitcase animatronics 2 free download pcconstruction city game download for pcazada game free download full version for pcjuniper terminal services client download windows 10lenovo drivers for windows 10 64 bit free download
    [url=]download facebook lite for pc windows 10
    [url=]download samsung dex on windows 10
    [url=]bluetooth file sender for pc free download
    [url=]microsoft download windows 10 32 bit
    [url=]dead by daylight free download pc full version
    [url=]latest powerpoint free download for windows 10
    [url=]download flv player for windows 10 64 bit
    [url=]download adobe flash player for windows 10 64 bit free
    [url=]local group policy editor windows 7 download free
    [url=]arma 2 dayz free download full game pc
    cine tracer free download pc
    opengl 2.0 free download for windows 7 free
    microsoft teredo tunneling adapter driver download windows 7 64 bit free
    download firefox for windows 10 64 bit offline installer
    download kmp media player for windows 10

    download menu windows 8 free
    download google sync for windows 10
    download acdsee windows 10
    download adb tools for windows 10
    download contra game for windows xp free

    autosketch free download windows 10
    download free new games for pc computer
    download software pc windows 7
    download net 2.0 windows 10
    download ntoskrnl.exe for windows 2000 free

    snapchat download windows 10 pc
    multisim download for windows 8.1 free
    itunes download for windows 10 filehippo
    download itunes for pc 64 bit windows 10
    android emulator for pc windows xp 32 bit free download

    nasira’s revenge pc game free download [/url] photoshop cs6 windows free [/url] download arduino software for windows 10 [/url] explorer 8 free download for windows xp 32 bit free [/url] download usb bluetooth driver for windows 7 free [/url] the man pc download free [/url] 10.6 3 windows download [/url] game free download full version for pc [/url] basic download for windows free [/url] latest windows media player 12 for vista free [/url]
  • камни знаки зодиака даты
    знаки зодиака рыбы камень
    таблица камней знаков зодиака
    камень знак зодиака рака
    знак зодиака камень весов

    камень знака зодиака близнецы
    знак зодиака камни рыбы
    стрелец знак зодиака камень
    знаки зодиака камни весы
    полудрагоценные камни знаков зодиака

    [url=]гранат камень знаки зодиака
    [url=]камни знаком зодиака стрелец
    [url=]камни знаку зодиака овен

    знаки зодиака рака камни
    знаки зодиака камни льва
    камень знака зодиака рыб
    камни знака зодиака скорпиона
    камни знаки зодиака льва


Lascia un commento