Linden Leaves Rejuvenating Dermabrasion* 55ml - $54.99
I'm an exfoliation junkie. Not in the sense that I do it every day; I limit use to once per week. But, when I use one, I LOVE it. I love how smooth my face feels afterwards, and I just love that I'm optimising the performance of all my other skincare.
I've been using this Linden Leaves Rejuvenating Dermabrasion for a while now, and I've found it to be such a great alternative to manual exfoliators. This product is granule free, instead it contains glycolic acid derived from sugar cane. It's what you would call a 'chemical' exfoliation, although the 'chemical' is fruit AHAs and is perfectly safe. The AHAs will break down the bonds holding the dead, dull skin cells to the healthy ones so that when you rinse off, you are left with smooth, glowing skin. Your serums and moisturisers will be better able to soak into the skin after use. It's great if you don't always want a manual exfoliation like my day-to-day gentle cleanser is, I use this one every couple of weeks to avoid overuse.
I apply a thin layer all over my face (avoiding eyes) and leave it on for 2-5 mins. Remember it's not a mask, so you wouldn't really want to leave it on for longer than 5 mins. You may experience a mild tingle while the dermabrasion is on, this is perfectly normal. If you feel that the tingle is uncomfortable, then you can wash it off after 2 mins with warm water (lots of water). It's quite an unnoticeable tingle on me though.
It contains a whole host of ingredients to rejuvenate your skin at the same time as exfoliating too. Organic white tea extract for antioxidant and regenerative purposes. Tangerine to help brighten and decongest the skin. Lemon balm to nourish and revive. Sweet almond oil to nourish. They've thought of everything.
One thing to note with this product (and any AHA product), is that it's important to wear sunscreen/limit sun exposure. The Glycolic acid exfoliation can make the skin sensitive to the sun so that's one thing to watch out for. I've had no issues or sensitivities to this product. Only smooth, glowing skin!
I've used a few products from the Linden Leaves range and have been impressed with them all. Expect to see a bit more from them yet, I'm addicted to their flaxseed body polish!
All Linden Leaves products are available from their website.
- Lizy x