Scrubs & Exfoliators

21 products

    21 products
    ALPHA BETA Enzyme Resurfacing Mask
    CHF 60.00
    Bright Skin Licorice Root Exfoliating Peel - Exfoliating
    CHF 74.90
    Daily Microfoliant
    CHF 62.00
    Daily Microfoliant (Refill)
    CHF 59.00
    Daily Milkfoliant
    CHF 70.00
    Enzymatic powder
    Skin Regimen
    CHF 61.00
    Essential - Peeling
    Comfort Zone
    CHF 41.00
    Essential - Scrub
    Comfort Zone
    CHF 41.00
    Glyco-lacto peel
    Skin Regimen
    CHF 101.00
    Instant radiance scrub
    Estime & Sens
    CHF 33.00
    Double Action Smoothing Scrub
    CHF 49.00
    Silk Skin Scrub
    Alchimie Forever
    CHF 55.00
    Yon-Ka scrub
    CHF 45.00
    Guarana Scrub
    CHF 45.00
    Hydro Exfoliating Mask
    Sale price CHF 46.20 Regular price CHF 73.00 Save 37%
    Liquid Peelfoliant
    CHF 73.80
    Exfoliating Nectar without grains meticulousness
    Estime & Sens
    CHF 40.00
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    Powerbright Dark Spot Peel
    CHF 102.00
    Sacred Nature - Exfoliating mask
    Comfort Zone
    Sale price CHF 33.50 Regular price CHF 67.00 Save 50%
    Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant
    CHF 52.00
    Sublime Skin - Peel pads 28 PCS
    Comfort Zone
    CHF 74.00

    What is the purpose of a scrub or exfoliant?

    A facial scrub or exfoliator is a cosmetic product designed to remove dead skin cells and impurities from its surface. Here are the main purposes and benefits of a facial scrub:

    Removal of dead skin cells: Over time, skin cells die and build up on the surface, which can make the skin look dull and clog pores. A scrub helps remove these dead cells, revealing fresher, smoother skin.

    Improved skin texture: By removing dead cells and refining the top layer of the epidermis, a scrub can improve the texture of the skin, making it softer and more even.

    Promoting cell turnover: Regular exfoliation can stimulate the skin's natural cell turnover, helping to fade blemishes, mild scars and spots.

    Preparing the skin for other products: By removing impurities and dead cells, a scrub prepares the skin to absorb subsequent skincare products, such as serums and moisturizers, more effectively, making them more effective.

    Reduction of blackheads and blemishes: By removing impurities from clogged pores, a scrub can help reduce the appearance of blackheads, pimples and blemishes.

    It is important to choose a scrub suitable for your skin type and use it in moderation, as excessive or too vigorous use can irritate the skin. Chemical scrubs and mechanical scrubs (grain-based) are two types of scrubs commonly available in the market. Be sure to follow the product instructions and incorporate exfoliation into your skin care routine based on your skin type and specific needs.

    What is the difference between a scrub and an exfoliant?

    The difference between a scrub and an exfoliator mainly lies in their mode of action and the ingredients used to remove dead skin cells and impurities. Here is a more detailed explanation of the two terms:

    Exfoliation (scrub in English):

    A scrub is generally a physical or mechanical product containing abrasive particles, such as grains, plastic beads (not available from Glowing Skin as they are non-ecological), sugar or salt. These particles exfoliate the skin by removing dead cells and impurities on the surface. When you gently massage a scrub into your skin, the particles remove dead cells and improve skin texture. Scrubs can be used once or twice a week, depending on your skin type. It is important not to use them excessively to avoid irritating the skin.

    Exfoliant (exfoliator in English):

    An exfoliant can be either mechanical (like a scrub) or chemical. Chemical exfoliants contain active ingredients, such as alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), which dissolve the bonds between dead skin cells. Chemical exfoliants are gentler than mechanical scrubs and act deeply to remove dead cells, decongest pores and stimulate cell renewal. Chemical exfoliants are typically used one to three times per week, depending on the concentration and type of acids present in the product.

    The main difference is in the mode of action: scrubs use mechanical action to remove dead skin cells, while chemical exfoliants use gentle chemicals to accomplish the same task. Choosing between the two depends on your skin type, personal preferences, and your skin's specific needs. It's also important to note that overuse of scrubs or exfoliants can cause skin irritation, so it's essential to follow the product instructions and adapt your routine accordingly.

    What is the best scrub or exfoliant?

    There is no "best" universal scrub or exfoliator, as the choice depends on your skin type, personal preferences and specific needs. What works for one person may not work for another due to varying skin types and individual concerns. Here are some tips to help you choose the scrub or exfoliant that's best for you:

    Identify your skin type: Determine whether your skin is dry, oily, combination, sensitive, or acne-prone. Your skin type will influence the type of exfoliant best suited to your needs.

    Consider your specific concerns: You might be looking to treat acne, dark spots, uneven texture, enlarged pores, or other skin concerns. Choose a scrub or exfoliator based on your concerns.

    Go gentle: Chemical exfoliants, such as AHAs and BHAs, are generally gentler than mechanical exfoliants. If you have sensitive skin, you may want to opt for a chemical exfoliant.

    Read labels: Read the ingredient list carefully to make sure the product does not contain ingredients to which you may be allergic or sensitive. Avoid products that contain fragrances or potential irritants.

    Follow directions: Use the scrub or exfoliant according to the product directions. Do not overuse it, as this may cause skin irritation.

    Do a patch test: Before applying a new product all over your face, do a patch test on a small area of ​​skin to make sure it doesn't cause any adverse reactions.

    Consult a skin professional: If you have specific concerns or are unsure which product to choose, consult us for personalized recommendations.

    In summary, the “best” scrub or exfoliator depends on your individual skin needs. The main thing is to choose a product that suits your skin type, concerns and use it correctly to achieve the best results.

    How to use a scrub or exfoliant?

    Making a facial scrub or exfoliator is an important step in your skincare routine to remove dead cells and impurities, improve skin texture and stimulate cell turnover. Here are the basic steps for making a scrub or exfoliant:

    Cleanse your face: Before applying a scrub or exfoliator, start by thoroughly cleansing your face with a gentle cleanser to remove surface impurities. Rinse with lukewarm water and gently pat your face dry with a clean towel.

    Prepare your skin: For mechanical scrubs (grain-based), make sure your face is still slightly damp. For chemical exfoliants, most are applied to dry skin.

    Apply the scrub or exfoliator: Take a small amount of product (about a teaspoon) and apply it to your face, avoiding the eye area. For mechanical exfoliations, massage gently using circular movements for approximately 30 seconds. For chemical exfoliants, apply the product evenly to your face.

    Avoid sensitive areas: Avoid scrubbing or exfoliating areas of the skin that are more sensitive, such as irritated areas, skin lesions or wounds.
    Follow the recommended time: For chemical exfoliants, follow the product instructions for application time. Generally, this can vary from a few minutes to 15-20 minutes, depending on the type of exfoliator. Do not exceed the recommended time.

    Rinse with lukewarm water: After the exposure time, rinse with plenty of lukewarm water to completely remove the product. Make sure all residue is removed.

    Moisturize your skin: After scrubbing or exfoliating, it is essential to hydrate your skin with a good moisturizer. This will help maintain skin hydration and prevent dryness.

    Use sunscreen: Exfoliation can make your skin more susceptible to sun damage. Be sure to apply sunscreen with adequate sun protection factor (SPF) if you go out during the day.

    Adjust the frequency: How often you should scrub or exfoliate depends on your skin type, as mentioned earlier. Listen to your skin and adjust the frequency based on its reactions.

    It is essential to choose a scrub or exfoliant suitable for your skin type and to follow the product instructions. If you have specific concerns regarding your skin, it is recommended that you consult us for personalized advice.

    How often should I exfoliate my skin?

    How often you should exfoliate depends on your skin type and the type of exfoliant you use. Here are some general recommendations for exfoliation frequency based on skin types:

    Normal to Combination Skin: If you have normal to combination skin, you may consider exfoliating once or twice a week. This will help maintain a smooth skin texture and prevent the buildup of dead skin cells.

    Dry or sensitive skin: Dry and sensitive skin is more delicate and may be sensitive to exfoliation. In this case, it is recommended to exfoliate once a week maximum to avoid irritating the skin. You can also opt for gentle scrubs or chemical exfoliants suitable for sensitive skin.

    Oily or acne-prone skin: If you have oily or acne-prone skin, you may want to exfoliate a little more frequently, up to two to three times per week. Chemical exfoliants, like AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) and BHAs (beta hydroxy acids), can be especially effective for oily and acne-prone skin.

    Mature skin: Mature skin can benefit from regular exfoliation to stimulate cell renewal. One to two scrubs per week, preferably with gentle exfoliants like AHAs, can help reduce the signs of skin aging.

    It is important to note that the skin needs time to regenerate between exfoliations. Excessive use of scrubs can lead to irritation, increased sensitivity and skin problems. Always listen to your skin, adjust the frequency based on its reactions, and remember to apply sunscreen every day, as exfoliation can make skin more susceptible to sun damage. If you have specific concerns about your skin, it is best to consult a dermatologist or skin care professional for personalized recommendations.

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