Brightening Exfoliating Wash
Most scrubs that you find at the drugstore are of the harsher variety, using jagged nut shells or large apricot kernels to provide manual exfoliation to skin. We’re happy to report that YourGoodSkin’s Brightening Exfoliating Wash does not fall into that category!
This fragrance-free “wash” has a creamy texture, with small silica particles suspended throughout. They’re effective enough to provide some degree of physical exfoliation, but small and gentle enough so they don’t aggravate skin.
The rest of the ingredients here are mainly gentle cleansing agents and a couple of skin-soothing ingredients are also included.
As a wash, this effectively removes dirt, oil, debris, and most kinds of makeup (longwearing or waterproof makeup will require a separate makeup remover) while rinsing cleanly. There is no residue left behind, and it doesn’t leave skin feeling dry or tight either, making this a good option for all skin types.
If you’re a fan of the surface-level exfoliation scrubs can provide but haven’t found one that’s gentle enough yet, this is certainly an inexpensive option to consider!
- Silica particles provide gentle manual exfoliation.
- Effectively removes dirt, oil, debris, and most makeup.
- Rinses cleanly, without a residue or making skin feel dry.
- Fragrance free.
Gently polishes away excess oil, daily impurities & evens skin. A gentle yet effective daily exfoliator.
Launched in 2017, YourGoodSkin is the result of an alliance between UK pharmacy mega-brand Boots and American drugstore giant Walgreens. According to company lore, YourGoodSkin is the result of years of development and research involving scientists, dermatologists, and thousands of members of its target audience—women looking for skin care products to address their specific concerns.
In fact, the brand says it surveyed thousands of women and had them test the products before they went to market. This resulted in over 20 products claiming to address a wide range of skin concerns, from dryness to acne.
Consumer testing before finalizing products for launch can deliver some helpful insights and valuable feedback, but a brand’s scientific understanding of what skin needs to improve—and what it doesn’t need—carries even more weight than anecdotal evidence.
YourGoodSkin gets more right than wrong, and it’s certainly a value-priced collection. While there aren’t any true anti-aging powerhouse formulas in the mix, there are some decent moisturizers for those on tighter budgets.
The brand excels at cleansers and makeup removers, with even a couple of top-notch scrubs included; this category is where we recommend directing your time and attention.
The biggest misstep YourGoodSkin makes is in its approach to treating acne and oily skin. Nearly every product designed for these concerns relies heavily on an old-school, irritating approach that includes drying alcohol, fragrance, and even sulfur, all of which can serve to make oily skin and acne worse.
For more information on YourGoodSkin, visit https://www.yourgoodskin.com/.
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