Meet Soft Reset AHA Exfoliating Solution — the newest addition to the Summer Fridays family. Soft Reset is a powerful 3-in-1 nighttime treatment that exfoliates, brightens skin and reduces the appearance of pores so you can wake up to smoother, brighter, softer skin. This treatment will join your nighttime skincare routine and is formulated with a concentrated solution of 16% AHAs; including lactic acid and glycolic acid to help promote natural cell turnover, lifting dead skin overnight.
What Is It & What Does It Do?
Soft Reset is a solution containing 16% plant-derived AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) to gently chemically exfoliate and hydrate your skin overnight. It helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration and plumps the skin to promote a youthful glow.
We recommend using it nightly after you cleanse your face to exfoliate your skin and prep for ultimate hydration from a moisturizer. Over time, you can expect more even-textured and even-toned skin.
Why Do You Need It?
Exfoliation — whether it's chemical, physical, or both — helps speed up the skin's natural cellular turnover by sloughing away dead skin and impurities to reveal the fresher, glowing skin underneath. Your skin naturally takes care of the majority of that process on its own, but sometimes needs a little push from your skincare products.
While some chemical exfoliants that have a high AHA concentration may be sensitizing on some skin types, the blend of acids in Soft Reset are balanced to exfoliate, hydrate and soothe with Aloe and Hyaluronic Acid so that the solution can be used nightly.
What Is In It?
Soft Reset contains a blend of 16% AHAs, including Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid and other plant-derived acids. This concentration ensures that the solution is potent enough for you to see visible results while soothing with Aloe and Hyaluronic Acid help buffer the formula.
Lactic Acid: Lactic Acid's main function is to loosen the bonds between dead skin cells so that they shed more easily. It helps smooth the appearance of fine lines and other signs of aging. Because of its larger molecule size, compared to other acids, it is a suitable exfoliating option for sensitive skin types and can be used daily.
Glycolic Acid: Derived from plant sugar, Glycolic Acid is considered one of the strongest active AHAs in skincare. It efficiently removes any dead cells on the outermost layer of your skin to reveal a brighter complexion underneath. Over time, Glycolic Acid can effectively brighten and correct discoloration caused by sun damage, aging, or skin conditions, and can also help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Niacinamide: If you're a Summer Fridays lover — especially Jet Lag Mask — you know how much we love Niacinamide. This water-soluble Vitamin B3 compound helps even out your skin's texture and minimize the appearance of pores to reveal a smooth complexion.
As always, Soft Reset is certified Clean At Sephora and is pregnancy-safe. It is a cruelty-free and vegan formula, and is also free of gluten, fragrance, sulfates, phthalates and dyes. This formula is also special because it is alcohol-free.
How Do You Use It?
Soft Reset is the newest addition to your nighttime skincare routine and should only be used once a day.
After cleansing with Super Amino Gel Cleanser, saturate a reusable cotton pad with three shakes of the product (about the size of a quarter). You can smooth this across your entire face, avoiding the lips, eyelids, and under eye area. If you have more sensitive skin or don't want to physically exfoliate with a cotton pad, you can shake the product directly into your hand and pat it into your skin.
If you have sensitive skin or are new to acids, we recommend patch testing and slowly introducing this product into your nighttime routine to build up to more frequent use.
Your New Nighttime Skincare Routine
Step 1 - Cleanse with Super Amino Gel Cleanser: A gentle, pH-balancing gel cleanser treats skin to a restoring cocktail of 11 amino acids with a splash of mineral-rich seawater
Step 2 - Smooth with Soft Reset AHA Exfoliating Solution: A powerful three-in-one nighttime treatment that exfoliates, brightens skin and reduces the appearance of pores with a concentrated solution of 16% AHAs
Step 3 - Moisturize with Jet Lag Mask: A multi-tasking hydrating mask soothes thirsty, stressed-out skin by steeping cells in a nourishing mix of vitamins, ceramides, antioxidants and gently exfoliating extracts.
Step 4 - Hydrate with Lip Butter Balm: This silky vegan lip mask hydrates and soothes parched lips in seconds while sealing in moisture
You may combine Soft Reset with other serums and products, but do not use it simultaneously with Retinol. Keep in mind that chemical exfoliators like Soft Reset will make your skin a little photosensitive (sensitive to sunlight), so it’s important to wear SPF daily to protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays! And don’t forget to continue wearing SPF daily for a week after discontinued use of Soft Reset.
We can't wait for you to wake up to smoother, brighter, softer ski!