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SkinCeuticals

Micro-Exfoliating Scrub

5.00 fl. oz. for $ 30.00
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This is a basic scrub that uses diatomaceous earth as the abrasive agent. This ingredient is made from fossilized sea algae. Although that sounds natural and safe, the truth is this scrub agent is a problem for all skin types because the particles have jagged edges that can scratch and tear at skin. If diatomaceous earth is buffered with emollients or oils the risk is reduced, but that’s not the case with Micro-Exfoliating Scrub. Considering its price and formula, this scrub ends up being a tough recommendation even for those with hardy, oily skin.

Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: Yes

Micro-Exfoliating Scrub uses a unique exfoliating ingredient, diatomaceous earth microbeads, to provide intense and even exfoliation without being harmful to delicate skin. Aloe vera soothes and softens skin while citrus oils purify pores and brighten your complexion. This hydrating skin polish is perfect for all skin types and can be used on the face and body.

Water, Diatomaceous Earth, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Triethanolamine, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Aloe Barbadensis/Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate

SkinCeuticals At-A-Glance

With a strong presence in the professional (meaning spa and aesthetics) skincare market, SkinCeuticals has a mostly well-deserved reputation for producing serious-minded, research-driven products, several of which are centered on L-ascorbic acid (a form of vitamin C).

There are many good reasons to shop this line; it boasts a lineup up impressive vitamin C products, as well as some good retinol options and sunscreens. Even better is that the majority of its anti-aging products are packaged in containers that will protect their contents from light and air. Focusing on what Skinceuticals does best (which is serums, sunscreens, and specialty products) will be money well spent for visible results. The main drawbacks of this line are some products that contain fragrance ingredients, as well as potentially-drying alcohol, though they represent the minority of the brands offerings.

For more information about SkinCeuticals, call 1-800-771-9489 or visit www.skinceuticals.com.

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