The Best of the Best: Exfoliating Cleansers

p184109_hero_crop.jpgWith summer just a couple months away, lots of blogs are serving up the perfect recipe to prep your skin and face for self tanning. While The Beauty Bug won’t be posting or reviewing self tanners because any and every shade She sports looks unnatural, She does make sure her skin is thoroughly exfoliated. First She told you about 2 exfoliators that are used after cleansing, now here’s a short list of the best exfoliating cleansers (and Somme Institute’s Transport Pads) that save you one step in your skin care routine.

Philosophy’s Microdelivery Exfoliating Fash Wash – There’s an upside down bottle sitting on The Beauty Bug’s bathroom sink right now. She refuses to throw it away until She uses every last bit. She’s determined to use every last exfoliating grain. This cleaner is that good. It’s mild enough that you’re able to use it everyday, but it’s exfoliating properties gently resurface the skin. Trust The Beauty Bug when She says it’s as addictive as their Purity cleanser.

Murad’s AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser – This one makes this list because of its key ingredients – salicylic, lactcic, and glycolic acid – all of which are all great anti-aging agents. The formula also contains retexturizing jojoba beads. The Beauty Bug likes it because Her face feels squeaky clean after she uses it. The scent is very light, and it leaves skin soft and renewed. Use it everyday, or 2-3 times per week.

p1809_hero_crop.jpgDDF Glycolic Exfoliating Wash – A combination of ultra pure glycolic acid blended with aloe vera gel and glycerin, this cleanser earned a place in The Beauty Bug’s crowded medicine cabinet because of it’s minty fresh scent, and its ability to cool and refresh your skin. It tingles upon application – that’s the glycolic acid going to work to exfoliate and minimize fine lines. The best part? How smooth your skin feels after using it continuously.

Somme Institute Transport Pads – Quick science lesson. The Somme Institute developed and patented a new technology called MDT5 (Molecular Dispersion Technology), a non-prescription blend of 5 vitamins -A, C, E, D, B3 and B5 that penetrate the inner skin layers in their active forms at high concentrations. Did The Beauty Bug lose you yet? Bottom line is, these little pads are powerful. Not only are they chock full of the aforementioned vitamins, but they also contain alpha hydroxy (AHA) and beta hydroxy acids to exfoliate dead cells on the skin’s surface and unclog pores. The pads may may sting or itch after the first few uses, but stick with them because you’ll be happy with the results. Don’t shy away from this product because of the price – to make the jar last longer try cutting the pads in half – each is so saturated with liquid that one half is enough.

3 Responses to The Best of the Best: Exfoliating Cleansers

  1. Alarming Darling

    So which of these is your absolute favorite? The Philosophy one?

  2. Teneasha

    I’ve heard nothing but great things about Philosohpy. I think I’ll buckle down and give it a try.

    Love the blog!!!

    Teneasha
    http://www.virtuousblue.com

  3. The Beauty Bug

    Her absolute favorite? That’s tough! The Beauty Bug rotates cleansers. She’s just finishing up the Philosophy Cleanser, and moving on to the DDF, and uses the Transport pads on the site. She really likes them all.

    For ultra-sensitive skin, The Beauty Bug recommends the Murad cleanser, but otherwise, it’s your pick.

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