There are both physical and chemical exfoliators, which aid in your skin's cell turnover process. Encouraging cell turnover is key in maintaining a youthful, glowing complexion because you're able to target textured spots, hyperpigmentation, scarring, and more. It's important to find the exfoliators that work for you since each skin type needs different kinds of exfoliants based on sensitivity level and what issues you're trying to resolve.
Different actives may be irritating for sensitive skin, especially Retinol, which is a potent Vitamin A concentrate that acts as an anti-aging ingredient. While AHAs and BHAs serve the same function, they're much more gentle than Retinol.
It's also important to keep in mind that AHAs are water-soluble so they treat the top layers of your skin, which means they focus more on more topical issues like hyperpigmentation, texture, and overall dullness. BHAs are oil-soluble, meaning they cut through the oil in your pores to unclog them, which is particularly useful when you're dealing with breakouts.
Regardless of which exfoliant you're using, it's important that you start incorporating them into your routine in your 20s both as a preventative measure, as well as a habit-forming regimen.
Exfoliators will only become more prominent in your skincare routine as you age, so now is a great time for you to start getting your skin acclimated to them.
We created Soft Reset AHA Exfoliating Solution to be a chemical exfoliant that you can add into your routine every night. Soft Reset is a chemical exfoliating solution that has 16% AHAs to gently encourage your skin's cell turnover to reveal brighter, more radiant skin over time. While 16% may seem high, our formula is also formulated with skin-soothing ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe, Niacinamide, and Glycerin to be effective, yet gentle
Soft Reset contains Lactic Acid, which is known as one of the most gentle AHAs. Lactic Acid is a plant-derived exfoliator that helps combat premature signs of aging, including fine lines and dark spots, making it a great ingredient to add into your routine in your 20s as a preventative measure.
Soft Reset also contains Glycolic Acid, one of the more potent AHAs in skincare, to retexturize and brighten the skin. Glycolic Acid is great for targeting problem areas and maintaining the skin's youthful bounciness, so it's an ingredient that you can start using in your 20s and continue using throughout adulthood.
To apply, all you need to do is shake out a few drops onto a reusable cotton round with Reusable Cotton Rounds and gently sweep it over your face after cleansing. Let it sit for a few minutes before you go in with any other serums or moisturizer. It's normal to experience a slight tingling sensation, but it's a gentle formula so you shouldn't feel too harsh. Make sure you follow up with ample sunscreen the following day, as AHAs make your skin more photosensitive.