There’s something so dang satisfying about exfoliating, especially in the morning. I’m all, “Hey, pores! Take that!”
Sometimes I play as if all of the dead skin cells are being Swiffered away…
I wonder if I am alone in this.
Lately I’ve been using this new exfoliating product with salicylic acid (which my skin lurves) by Murad called Transforming Powder Dual-Action Cleanser & Exfoliator ($30 for a 0.5-oz. bottle). It’s made for acne-prone skin like mine.
You dispense a small amount of the powder (yup, powder) into your palm, add water, work that into a lather, and then massage it all over your face and neck.
The bottle has a special stopper at the top to regulate how much comes out, so no worries about accidentally pouring out half of the bottle at one time (something I would otherwise almost certainly have done).
According to Murad, water activates bio-enzymes in the powder that digest oil, dirt and dead skin cells, while dissolving beads then smooth and soften the skin.
Wait — did she just say that it digests oil, dirt and dead skin cells?
Yes, she did.
But it works!
The exfoliation is slightly more aggressive than the AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel I usually use, but I wouldn’t call it scratchy or irritating, by any means. It’s still pretty gentle.
A couple of rand-o pimples popped up near my hairline last week, and Dual-Action Cleanser & Exfoliator seems to be helping.
It’s available now for $30 online, and at Sephora and Ulta.