Chemical Exfoliants: What You Need To Know

While the name may make you feel a little apprehensive, Chemical Exfoliants are one of the more recent technological advances in skincare- and they have incredible benefits.

When it comes to exfoliation, most of us are more familiar with the scrubs that frequent the drugstore shelves. Though, these exfoliators can be very abrasive to the sensitive skin on our faces, with most doing more harm to our skin than good. At AMRA, we use pure crushed Garnet to avoid micro cuts and abrasiveness, ensuring skin is luxuriously exfoliated with absolutely no damage.

Chemical exfoliants don’t utilise the abrasive properties of scrubs, which can actually cause more damage than good to our skin’s barrier, but instead use active technology to loosen the upper layers of skin and remove them.

Exfoliation is very important, and is a step in a skincare routine that comes with many benefits. Removing the dead skin on the epidermis promotes new skin regeneration, which helps even skin tone and texture, and can even help alleviate signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. Exfoliating 1-2 times a week can also help with blemished and congested skin, as the process removes excess sebum, debris and free radicals that can be harmful to skin. 

Chemical exfoliants fall into three main categories, AHAs, PHAs and BHAs, with the best for exfoliating away dead skin cells being AHAs. 

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) are water soluble, and work mostly on the skin’s surface which make them excellent for exfoliating free radicals and other pollutants from the epidermis. AHAs target tone, texture, pigmentation, sun damage and concerns surrounding aging by promoting regeneration and stimulating new skin cell production. By removing the bonds that attached dead and dehydrated cells to the skins surface, AHAs brighten and even the skin tone for a brighter and even complexion, making then an excellent addition to a skincare routine.

Chemical exfoliants come with incredible benefits, however they can be intense to introduce into your skincare. We recommend incorporating AMRA Precious Face Exfoliator into your ritual, beginning with using it 1-2 times a week and building up, depending on your skins reaction and whether it’s necessary. AMRA Precious Face Exfoliator uses AHA technology derived from fruit acids, for naturally active skincare. Paired with powerhouse ingredients of Gold, Diamond and Platinum to Rejuvenate, Illuminate and Firm, this is the quintessential product to discover the benefits of chemical exfoliants.