Pep Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser
What It IsClinique Pep Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser is a daily cleanser and exfoliater together in one easy step.
What Else You Need to KnowExfoliation is achieved through the natural enzymatic action of papaya extract and the manual action of natural silica and bamboo beads. The base provides a cooling cushion, and foams into a satisfying lather.
Papaya Fruit Extract
Hydrating, Exfoliating, Anti-Oxidant
Bamboo Stem Extract
Soothing, Hydrating, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant
CAFFEINE CARBOXYLIC ACID
Exfoliation is an essential step in your beauty routine to maintain that healthy glow, improve skin texture and tone, and prevent breakouts. Basically what it does is remove dead cells so they can be replaced by new ones. This process allows products to penetrate better and instantly restores luminosity by forcing cell renewal. A physical exfoliation is a product or tool that requires rubbing or scrubbing action. This includes brushes, sponges and skincare scrubs (it has small particles like salt grains, sugar, jojoba beads ...). This type of exfoliation removes dead skin cells from the top layer using physical friction. This type of exfoliation is preferred by many because you see an immediate result: smooth, radiant and healthy skin. Physical exfoliation causes less irritation than chemical exfoliation. It’s an excellent choice for oily skin and large pores as they tend to have thicker skin and are more tolerant of abrasive particles. My favorites: FOREO - LUNA play plus although many people are against these types of brushes, the truth is that I did see a major change when I started using it. I felt the skin softer and cleaner. Skin to You - Rated X-foliate Facial Scrub is one of my faves, doesn’t irritate and leaves skin clean and fresh. Chemical exfoliation work to break the bonds between skin cells, loosening dead skin cells so it can be easy removed. They generally have a smooth texture and penetrate deeper into the skin. The most common are Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs), Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs) and fruit enzymes. AHAs Derived from substances such as grapes, citrus, milk and sugar cane, they dissolve keratin protein bonds that hold dead skin cells together. Once the bond is broken, the dead cells break off. The best known are glycolic and lactic acid. They are water soluble chemicals with low molecular structure, they act on the surface of the skin and help hydrate it, making them good for dry skin. Excellent for sun damage, hyperpigmentation, skin texture and wrinkles. It’s important to note that are photosensitive to the sun, so it is important to use a good sunscreen. BHAs They are lipid soluble, which makes them capable of penetrating deep into the pores, dissolving the accumulated dirt/oil. They are ideal for oily skin, acne prone and sun damaged skin. Salicylic acid has anti-irritant and antimicrobial properties that help prevent new breakouts. Enzymatic exfoliants are another type of chemical exfoliant and work best on sensitive skin. They are derived from fruits such as papaya (Papain) and pineapple 🍍 (Bromelain), which dissolve and digest keratin into small particles, leaving the skin smoother. They are a good option to start exfoliating since they work on the skin's surface and slowly digest cellular accumulation. My favorites: HUDA BEAUTY - Yo Glow Facial Enzyme Scrub gentle scrub that combines the 3 types of chemical exfoliators. It doesn’t irritate or damage the skin, it leaves the skin clean and radiant. CLINIQUE - Pep Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser in its indications it says that it can be used daily, its very soft and leaves the skin clean. The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution This one is a little more abrasive, but you get good results from the first application. DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial Mask its more gentle than the previous one and it also gives good results from the first application. I have combination skin, acne prone and generally I use physical exfoliators 2-3 times a week and chemical every 15 days or when I feel I need something stronger. The main reasons for using exfoliation is to prevent acne and improve skin tone and texture. Tip ￼The minimum you should exfoliate is once a week (dry skin) and maximum 3 times a week (oily skin). ￼￼￼￼The exfoliation should always be gentle and never abrasive. ￼￼￼￼If you have severe acne, see your dermatologist first. ￼￼￼￼Don’t do it if you have wounds or cuts. ￼￼￼￼If you are taking medications or using prescription products (retinol), exfoliation may cause dryness, sensitivity and acne breakouts.
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Holy grails; hands down!
CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin CLINIQUE - Pep Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser These two are my absolute holy grails. As a bit of backstory, I have sensitive skin — including but not limited to redness, acne, occasional pesky blackheads as well as sun damage. Due to my redness and acne getting exacerbated by certain products — I wanted to share these two products that have NEVER FAILED to make my skin feel and look soft, clean, fresh, and awake! The CLINIQUE - Pep Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser leaves my skin feeling rejuvenated and can be used twice per day... I prefer to use it only at night (just because it is exfoliating that I personally don’t want to over-do it...) According to Clinique, “exfoliation is achieved through the natural enzymatic action of papaya extract and the manual action of natural silica and bamboo beads. The base provides a cooling cushion, and foams into a satisfying lather.” Takeaway: leaves your face feeling fresh and clean and is appropriate for all types of skin! CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin is my go-to everyday for a face and body moisturizer. It is known in the beauty community as a noncomedogenic face moisturizer and had been recommended initially by my dermatologist. The ONLY complaint I have is that if you use a little too much OR if you live where it gets humid, it can feel like it’s melting off your face. I haven’t been wearing makeup so much which is how I’ve found this. Alternatively, it sits very well under makeup! Takeaway: a little goes a long way!
CeraVe-Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin
Deep Cleaning Products
SUMMER FRIDAYS - Jet Lag Mask SIZE: 2.25 oz/ 64 g $63 CAD This ultra-hydrating facial mask with a rich combination of ceramides, vitamins, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory ingredients that help to combat puffy, inflamed, over-worked skin. I normally use it once or twice a week after shower, left in on for 20 minutes and then rubbed the rest in my skin befor going to sleep as a deep cleaning. It can peel and feel tight, I would put on lotion after this as I normally do. It has a very slight scent. I don’t find it to be overwhelming at all. It feels refreshing when it goes on. By morning my face is so smooth and soft. I do love this product, it’s softer and feels more hydrated but not sticky and heavy like other cream moisturizers. But it's more of a nice to have than a need to have. There are other products that are cheaper and achieve the same results CLINIQUE - Pep Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser Size：125 ml Price: $26 I get this as a sample from Sephora. This cleanser is suitable for oily/combination skin. This is a very nice dual cleanser and scrub in one. I use this after I have removed my makeup well using a cleansing oil. I find it very scrubby. It’s a foaming exfoliating scrub and the beads are very gentle yet effective for getting rid of dead skin cells and makeup. Personally, I found it's a bit too rough for everyday use, but as an occasional thing, it's handy. I only use this one a few times a week and it has seriously reduced redness and made my skin a lot smoother and brighter. Accordingly, if you don’t use regularly, that oily feeling on your face gets back. This is a nice cleansing product, especially when you are looking to get a very gentle and silky exfoliation, as opposed to feeling harsh gritty, but not recommend to beauties with acne and very sensitive skin.
SUMMER FRIDAYS-Jet Lag Mask
Best exfoliator ever 😍
Skin type: combination, acne prone. The product: take dead cells, oil and impurities out for a radiant glow. Cleanser and exfoliator in one. Texture: gel with granules. Experience: love this gentle cleanser + exfoliator. It is so soft that it can be used twice a day, no irritations and does not dry the skin, it leaves the skin very bright, I will definitely continue to buy it because I love the results. 👍🏻👎🏻: like. Price: $19.50 CLINIQUE - Pep Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser
CLINIQUE-Pep Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser
Put Some Pep in Your Exfoliants!
Physical exfoliants can be a little controversial, but my skin loves them. I use the Glamglow tropicleanse every day right now, but I think once I’m out of that one I might switch to this one! This cleans SO well, my face feels truly clean after using it. The exfoliant scrubs are very very small and gentle, but are a bit more sand papery than my other exfoliant. I really do like it though. CLINIQUE - Pep Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser
CLINIQUE-Pep Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser
Elf Supertone Toner!
Elf’s supertone toner is the best! One of the reasons why I love it is because after a long day putting this on feels amazing! It has a cooling feeling without even putting it in a skincare fridge. I’m totally In LOVE!!! Why should I get it? One of the reasons I think lots of people would like it is because like I said before it feels amazing and I’ve noticed a big difference in my skin since adding this to my routine! Plus, it smells amazing!!! . . . . Products in picture: e.l.f. - Supertone Toner CLINIQUE - Pep Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser Glossier. - Milky Jelly Cleanser CLINIQUE - Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator
Glossier.-Milky Jelly Cleanser
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