What Exfoliant Is In Your Skin Peel?


Choosing an at home skin peel can be extremely intimidating.   But once you find the right peel you will achieve your skin goals quickly.

Peels slow down the aging process, unclog pores, even skin tone and control acne. A series of good peels will help slough off the epidermis, the outer layer of skin and get your face glowing.

We have put together this skin peel guide to help understand the difference between the peeling exfoliants.

What is a Physical Exfoliants?

Some skin peels contain physical exfoliants. These are often found in scrubs you find at the drug store. The round microbeads help are ideal for remove the dead skin . The particles can be naturally derived substances like vegtable oils, shells, nuts, or plant derivatives.   For years, plastic microbeads were the most common physical exfoliant. The plastic microbeads are no longer desirable because they do not decompose and are harmful to the environment as soon as they go down the drain.

Are physical exfoliants good for your skin?

Definitely. Physical exfoliation is a good skin maintenance technique that can help your skin have a healthy glow. There is a note of caution, however—some cleansing brushes or exfoliants with large particles can be harsh on the skin and even cause micro-tears. It’s important to know what ingredients are in a scrub to make sure they are right for you.

What is a chemical exfoliant?

Despite the harsh-sounding name, chemical exfoliants have non-abrasive, natural ingredients that also remove dead skin cells. The lighter chemical peel contain ingredients such as alpha-hydroxy acids, glycolic acid and beta-hydroxy acids.

Plastic surgeons and dermatologists used much stronger chemicals, which should only be used in these medical environments. You might have heard of these medium depth peels ingredients such as TCA (trichloroacetic Acid), resorcinol and phenol Peels

Are chemical exfoliants safe on your skin?

Yes! They gently target and break apart your top-most layer of dead skin. Alpha-hydroxy acids take care of the outermost layer of skin and don’t go any deeper than that. Beta-hydroxy acids do penetrate the top layer of skin and can get down into pores to give a deeper cleaning.

What is an enzyme exfoliant?

Derived from fruit enzymes like papaya and bromelain (from pineapples) are actually great for sensitive skin and encourage other active ingredients to be better at their jobs. Their basic job is to break down protein molecules in food, but they can do the same for dead skin cells. They are not harsh on the skin and are even great for sensitive skin.

Which is better for your skin—a physical exfoliant, chemical exfoliant, or enzyme exfoliant?

The basic answer is that you should use all three. Generally, physical exfoliants are considered less effective than their chemical counterparts. The ingredients in chemical exfoliants go deeper into the skin and have added benefits like unclogging pores, minimizing wrinkles and bumpy skin, freshening up your skin tone, and giving your skin a hydration boost. Enzyme exfoliants refreshing the skin on your face and even reducing the appearance of bumps to give it a fresh look.

The final verdict

The best exfoliation routine combines a physical exfoliant used in tandem with chemical and enzyme exfoliants. It might seem daunting to know which products to use together, but RETEXTURIZING PEEL will provide you with all of the ingredients you need for proper exfoliation at home.