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Let’s Talk Chemical Exfoliation (and Hydration)...
In the world of skincare, exfoliation plays a crucial role in maintaining a radiant and healthy complexion. Exfoliation involves removing dead skin cells to reveal fresher, smoother skin underneath. With our unique blend of Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Beta Hydroxy Acids our Saint Louve 12% AHA, BHA Exfoliating Serum has our skin looking and feeling smooth from the very first use.
Our exfoliating serum works by dissolving the bonds between dead skin cells, allowing them to slough off naturally. Unlike physical exfoliants, which involve abrasive particles that can cause micro-tears and irritation, the use of chemical exfoliation is gentler and less likely to damage the skin's protective barrier compared to physical exfoliation.
By using a combination of 5% Lactic Acid (AHA) to remove dead skin cells and brighten the skin, along with 3% Mandelic Acid (AHA) which has a larger molecular size making it great for breakouts and fine lines, plus 2% Glycolic Acid (AHA) which aids in clearing pores and smoothing skin, and finally 2% Salicylic Acid (BHA) to slough away dead skin and excess oil to reduce whitehead and blackheads while also minimising pore size.
The 12% AHA BHA Exfoliating Serum has had clinically proven results with 100% of trial participants agreeing they had visibly smoother skin on first application. 100% also felt their skin soft to touch the day after application. 89.29% saw an improvement in skin tone, whilst also finding this serum to be non-irritating to use 3 times per week over the 28-day trial. 85.71% of participants saw and improvement in skin texture while 71.5% noticed reduced breakouts and congestion over the 28 days.
With a high level of active ingredients, this fast-acting serum is formulated to exfoliate and brighten skin, creating a smoother appearance and softer texture from the very first use. It is a must have addition for blemish-prone skin, ageing and sun-damaged skin. It is suitable for both oily and normal skin.
As mentioned, individuals with sensitive skin often find chemical exfoliation to be a more suitable option. The absence of physical abrasion reduces the likelihood of triggering adverse reactions, making chemical exfoliants the superior option of gentle, even results. In saying that our 12% AHA, BHA Exfoliating serum while being very effective is also very active, so we recommend using our Vitamin B3, B5 & Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum for 4-6 weeks prior to commencing our exfoliating serum if you have never used Alpha Hydroxy and Beta Hydroxy Acids before or have sensitive skin.
These two serums are the ultimate duo and work in harmony to provide your skin with a balanced and radiant glow. Our Vitamin B3, B5 & Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum not only provides intense hydration and boots radiance with the use of 12% Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) and 1% B5 (Panthenol) but it also works to build and maintain a healthy skin barrier. The benefit of an improved skin barrier is that your skin can better tolerate active skincare products without irritation.
Once your skin is prepped, we suggest using the Saint Louve’s 12% AHA/ BHA Exfoliating Serum 2-3 times per week while still using our customer favourite Vitamin B3, B5 & Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum twice daily. Exfoliation, while incredibly beneficial, can sometimes leave your skin feeling stripped of moisture. This is where the hydrating serum comes to the rescue, restoring moisture balance for plump and lustrous skin.
Who doesn’t want increased hydration and skin barrier function, plus reduced fine lines and excess oil paired with a smother texture, reduced congestion and skin soft to the touch. With this power duo you can say hello radiant, well-nourished skin that truly shines every day. These two products are the ultimate base to create the most radiant, saint-like canvas.
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