Dr. V Body Smoothing Exfoliator 200ml – removes dull skin, unclogs pores, brightens skin, improves penetration of active ingredients.
Use this powerful AHA/BHA/PHA exfoliating balm 1-2 times per week to restore your skin’s natural glow and youthful texture.
Why is it good for skin of colour?
In skin of colour, we don’t want to irritate skin or cause reactions, as this is more likely to lead to hyperpigmentation. The Dr V Body range has a minimal expected reaction rate (zero in the consumer study).
The active ingredients are at the correct percentages for skin of colour, working synergistically in an easy-to-follow step-by-step system.
For example, here are the preferred ingredients we use for skin of colour and why:
- Instead of high % Ascorbic Acid we use it at lower % and with Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate instead (Ascorbic Acid is lower pH and potentially irritating in the sun).
- Instead of high % retinol, we use low % retinol & combine with it with retinaldehyde which is less irritating and works 11x faster (but more expensive, so not readily available in skincare products).
- Instead of Glycolic Acid, we opted for the AHA Lactic Acid, which is more hydrating & less irritating, so there is a lower chance of damaging the skin barrier and getting pigmentation.
- Skin of colour is typically drier, so we use high % glycerin to compensate & hydrate.
- The surfactant (cleans skin) we use is non-stripping: Cocamidopropyl Betaine.
Also, we use Sodium Laureth Sulfate, not SLS – Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, as the former is gentler for skin of colour.
Who is this product for?
For people with normal and dry skin, age 21+.
For ageing and dull skin concerns, bumpy Keratosis Pilaris, or general healthy/brighter skin apperance.
How to use:
Apply your leave-on Body Smoothing Exfoliating balm 1-2 hours before your shower (or as long as you can up to this duration). Loose clothing can be worn on top while you are waiting.
Use 1-2 times a week only.
Remove with Deep Cleansing Body Wash or your regular shower gel to wash away all the dead skin cells.
Your skin is now primed to absorb actives. After you pat dry, apply your Body Brightening Oil packed with collagen stimulating actives for scars and stretch marks.
Warning: In general, only apply the products in this range on normal skin, not if sensitive, cracked or damaged. Not suitable for pregnancy.
In the rare event of skin irritation or an allergic skin reaction, please wash off, discontinue use, let us know and contact your doctor if required.
Not for persons with a history of reactions to skincare products or overly dry/sensitive/damaged skin.
Body Smoothing Exfoliator Cream/Balm
Lactic acid, Salicylic acid, Gluconolactone – for exfoliation.
Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate, Niacinamide, Octadecenedioic Acid, Ascorbic Acid – for pigmentation.
Retinaldehyde, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, DermStim & Acetyl Hexapeptide-49 – to stimulate collagen.
INCI: Aqua, Propylene Glycol , Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Lactic Acid, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Triethanolamine, Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Dicetyl Phosphate, Salicylic Acid, Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate, Niacinamide, Buddleja Davidii Leaf Cell Culture Extract, Gluconolactone, Octadecenedioic Acid, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice , Centella Asiatica Extract, Ceramide NP, Salvia Officinalis Leaf Extract, Acetyl Hexapeptide-49, Phospholipids, Retinal, Ascorbic Acid, Squalane, Panthenol, Allantoin, Olive Glycerides, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Pantolactone, Xanthan Gum, Butylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.
NO FRAGRANCE, NO DENATURED ALCOHOL, NO ESSENTIAL OILS, NO IRRITANTS
Note: ingredients correct at the time of publishing on the website. Always check the product packaging.
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