Dr Vanita Rattan Exfoliate to Glow (50ml) is a skin brightening and hydrating chemical exfoliator, safe for skin of colour. It contains 5% mandelic acid plus 5% lactic acid with humectants and anti-inflammatories. STEP 4 of 6 (Dr. V – PM Routine).
It is strongly recommended to apply Super Hydrating Toner before using this exfoliator.
It is ‘NAFE SAFE’ to minimise chances of irritation – No Denatured Alcohol, No Fragrance and No Essential Oils.
Warning: Avoid if you have sensitive skin, if skin is broken or if you have eczema/rash/spots/rosacea/inflammation. If it stings, please stop use and wash off.
Why is it good for skin of colour?
The most common way to exfoliate is to use a physical scrub and to mechanically rip skin cells off. However, this is not limited to just dead skin cells and can lead to skin sensitivity, a damaged skin barrier and micro tears.
A more even, controlled and gentle exfoliation is chemical exfoliation, with large Alpha Hydroxy Acid molecules i.e., Mandelic acid and Lactic acid.
We prefer to avoid Glycolic acid for skin of colour as it is a small molecule and can lead to hot spots.
It is ‘NAFE SAFE’ to minimise chances of irritation i.e. No Denatured Alcohol, No Fragrance and No Essential Oils.
Irritation can be more problematic for darker skin tones, and therefore it should be avoided where possible.
Who is this product for?
For normal, dry, and combination skin types and persons over 16 years.
Persons with oily skin can also use the range but will be more suited to use the upcoming ‘Dr Vanita Rattan Trio Blemish’ range for oily/acne prone skin instead.
Not for persons with a history of reactions to skincare products or overly sensitive or damaged skin.
How to use:
STEP 4 of 6 (PM Routine). Once per week.
In the evening, after your Dr V Super Hydrating Toner, apply 1-2 pumps of Dr V Exfoliate to Glow on the skin, and rub into the skin with your fingers. Leave it on for 10-20 minutes max. depending on your skin sensitivity, then wash off.
Apply just once a week.
Follow with Dr V Antioxidant Power Serum and Cera Pep Moisturiser after that.
Warning: Avoid if you have sensitive skin, if skin is broken or if you have eczema, rash, spots, rosacea, and/or inflammation. If it stings, please stop use and wash off.
STORAGE: STORE IN A COOL, DRY PLACE (ROOM TEMP. OR BELOW). DO NOT REFRIGERATE OR PLACE IN SUNLIGHT.
- Mandelic Acid 5%, (gentlest Alpha Hydroxy Acid)
- Lactic Acid 5%, (most hydrating Alpha Hydroxy Acid)´
- Glycerin 7% (humectant-water magnet to hydrate skin)
- Centella Asiatica Extract solution (anti-inflammatory during chemical exfoliation)
Propylene Glycol, Aqua, Glycerin, Lactic Acid, Mandelic Acid, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Polysorbate-20, Centella Asiatica Extract, Triethanolamine, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate.
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.