What is an AHA Enzyme Exfoliant and why do I need it?

Posted on August 06, 2020 by Morgan Littler | 0 comments

After more than 12 months in the making, we are very excited to introduce to you our brand-new product! Can we get a warm round of applause for our ✨ AHA Enzyme Exfoliant ✨ (we are just a tad excited, I don’t know if you can tell or not…)

An exfoliant is used to remove stubborn dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. New skin cells are formed in the epidermis and gradually make their way through the skin until they reach the outer layer and die. So, roughly every 30 days our skin naturally sheds these dead skins to make room for new glowy ones. Some dead skin cells will shed and fall away from the skin naturally, however many don’t want to give up hope and cling to the skin and clog your pores!

Exfoliation benefits your skin health and appearance in many ways, including reducing the debris on your skin surface that can clog pores and cause breakouts, brightening your complexion, removing the appearance of dry or dull skin and enhancing the skins ability to absorb topical skincare products.

What type of exfoliant is the AHA Enzyme Exfoliant?

There are a few ways you can exfoliate your skin, the most common two methods include:

  1. Physical/Mechanical Exfoliation: involves the use of a granular substance or
    tool that when rubbed on the skin’s surface forcibly scrapes the skin to remove dead skin cells and other debris, like a pumice stone, loofah and procedures such as microdermabrasion. 
  1. Chemical Exfoliation: includes acid or enzyme-based formulas – which is the
    category our AHA Enzyme Exfoliant falls under. This type of exfoliation
    method does not require any physical element to scrape the skin, the active
    ingredients work to exfoliate the skin by gently dissolving the dead skin cells.


Now, what does AHA mean?

AHA stands for Alpha Hydroxy Acid… it sounds serious and I don’t know about you, but whenever I heard the word “acid” I thought that it would be harmful to put on your face! Not to worry, AHAs are water-soluble acids made from sugary fruits, so they are gentle and an effective natural way to exfoliate the skin.


How to incorporate exfoliation into your all-natural skincare routine

Step one: Cleanse
Wipe away the day with our gentle gel cleanser. Cleansing will rid your skin of any bacteria, dirt, residual makeup, loose dead skin cells and other nasties that will wreak havoc on your skin!

Step two: Exfoliate (2-3 times a week)   
In your everyday skincare routine, replace toning with exfoliating 2-3 times a week. Instead of popping on your regular toner, massage the exfoliant into skin in a circular motion for 1-2 minutes and then leave for 5-7 minutes. This is so the hard working AHA enzymes can do their business! Rinse thoroughly.

Step three: Rejuvenate
Pop on our Rejuvenating HY C Serum to encourage cell renewal, increase collagen production and reduce pigmentation.

Step four: Moisturise
Lock in all that goodness with our super hydrating facial moisturiser.

Exfoliation is key to glowing, healthy skin and choosing a gentle AHA enzyme exfoliant will ensure your skin integrity is not damaged. Grab yourself some exfoliant and shine bright gorgeous!


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