Exfoliating Agents Selection

The process of exfoliation allows for cell turnover, which in essence is the removal of the old to make way for the new. Since regular exfoliation of the skin assists in anti-aging plus removes impurities and dead cells, the use of exfoliating agents has seen a rise in the past years. This guide will help you identify physical and chemical exfoliants, their features, risks, incompatibilities, etc. It would also talk about things to consider while formulating with exfoliating particles. Read on to know more!

Chemical Exfoliating Agents Overview

Chemical exfoliation involves the use of acids or enzymes to help dissolve away either the ‘glue’ that holds skin cells together (BHA and Enzyme action) or the actual skin cell its self (AHA’s).

Aged cells that remain attached for longer than necessary can give the skin a patchy, grey look and can also trap dirt underneath them making comedones more likely. Gently removing these cells has an immediate brightening effect on the complexion while also leaving it feeling smoother and cleaner.

AHA’s or Alpha Hydroxy Acids


DSM Anti aging peptides
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