Meet the Fresh Faced Exfoliating Peel

Author Team Essentialist

Are you still using a grainy scrub to exfoliate? Stop! Physical exfoliants can be incredibly damaging to the skin. The best (and really only way) you should be exfoliating is with gentle microbiome friendly acid based peels. No micro-tears and no abrasion means no harm done. Our Fresh Faced Exfoliating Peel (FFEP) uses a potent combination of AHA’s (Alpha Hydroxy Acid), fruit extracts, and a PHA (Polyhydroxy Acid) to slough away dead skin cells and promote skin cell turnover.  With us you don’t have to worry about burns, scarring, or being red faced and stingy for hours.

The FFEP is about so much more than just exfoliating. It’s a way to refine your skin from the inside out.  Our favorite part?  Our peel is actually hydrating! With lactic acid, gluconic acid, and hyaluronic acid you give your skin’s moisture barrier a much needed boost. What does that even mean? Plump, dewy, hydrated skin. 

Is that all? No, of course we took it further. Our peel is packed with rich antioxidants to fight free-radicals and oxidative stress because those are the enemy #1 of youthful healthy skin. We’ve also put in a good dose of  Vitamin C in the water soluble, stable, and less irritating form of Magnesium Ascorbyl Palmitate (MAP) to boost collagen, combat dullness, target existing hyperpigmentation and prevent future dark spots. We told you we’re all about multitasking!

For those of you who are afraid of an acid based peel we totally understand.  The idea of putting acid on your skin sounds scary. Our founder had so many bad experiences with peels that she wanted to address exfoliation and provide a safer alternative to the abundance of harsh options out there. Our peel is designed for regular at home use with no risk or downtime. It will help keep your skin smooth, soft, and supple in the long term.  

We’re often taught that we need to be aggressive when it comes to exfoliation but that couldn’t be further from the truth. A gentle consistent approach is really the best way to sustain healthy skin. Over-exfoliation will do more harm than good so use the solution one or two times per week, and always use peels with your PM routine. A key to using AHA’s is sun protection during the day so don’t skip the SPF.