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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Face Exfoliator

Get ready to delve into the fascinating world of radiant skin as I, Tess Walls, a seasoned skin therapist with three decades of experience, guide you through one of the most common skincare queries: finding the perfect facial exfoliator and determining the optimal frequency for achieving a healthy and glowing complexion. Let's explore the world of exfoliation together!

Why Exfoliation Matters:

Before we delve into the nitty-gritty of exfoliation, let's grasp why our skin needs it. Our skin operates on a 28-day renewal cycle, with new skin cells forming and making their way to the surface. As we age, this cycle tends to slow down, leading to an accumulation of dead skin cells. Excess dead skin can leave our complexion looking lackluster and dull. Therefore, exfoliation is essential to remove this outer layer, revealing the fresh, vibrant skin beneath.

Understanding the Types of Exfoliants:

There are three main types of exfoliants: granular exfoliants (scrubs), enzymes, and acids. Each caters to specific skin needs and concerns. Let's explore which one might be the best fit for you:

  1. Granular Exfoliants (Scrubs):
  • These exfoliants use physical particles, like tiny beads or grains, to manually scrub away dead skin cells.
  • Best for younger skin or those under 25, as it may be too abrasive for delicate or ageing skin.
  1. Enzymes:
  • Enzymes are gentle exfoliators that work like little Pac-Man, breaking down dead skin cells without any abrasive particles.
  • Ideal for delicate, thin, or ageing skin, as they provide a deep exfoliation without causing irritation.
  1. Acids (AHAs and BHAs):
  • Acid-based exfoliants chemically dissolve dead skin cells, revealing a smoother complexion.
  • Suitable for thicker skin types, those with uneven skin tone, acne scarring, and sun damage.

Choosing the Best Exfoliator for Your Skin:

Selecting the right exfoliator is crucial for achieving optimal results and avoiding potential skin issues. Here are some pointers to help you make an informed decision:

  1. Consider Your Skin Type:
  • If you have younger or sensitive skin, opt for a gentle enzyme exfoliator.
  • Thicker or sun-damaged skin may benefit from acid-based exfoliators.
  • Avoid granular scrubs for ageing or sensitive skin.
  1. Product Recommendations:
  • For a safe and effective enzyme exfoliator, I recommend the Germaine de Capuccini enzyme powder. It's gentle yet powerful, making it suitable for most skin types.
  • If you prefer an acid-based exfoliator, try the liquid daily exfoliator containing glycolic acid. It offers convenience and effectiveness in one product.

Top Takeaways:

  1. Choose Wisely: Select the exfoliator that aligns with your skin type and concerns.
  2. Don't Overdo It: Exfoliate once or twice per week to strike the perfect balance.
  3. Unblock Penetration: Regular exfoliation helps your skincare products penetrate deeper and work more effectively.


Exfoliation is the key to unlocking your skin's radiance and ensuring a youthful, glowing complexion. By understanding the different types of exfoliants and choosing the one best suited for your skin, you can achieve the desired results without causing harm. Remember, always be gentle with your skin, and when in doubt, consult a skincare professional for personalised advice.

For more skincare insights and personalised recommendations, visit our website or reach out to our team. Thank you for watching, and here's to celebrating the skin you're in!