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Put your best skin forward with lookfantastic's range of exfoliators for your face and body!

There are two main types of exfoliators: physical exfoliators and chemical exfoliators. Physical exfoliators, as the name implies, contain ingredients that physically remove the top layers of your skin. Chemical exfoliators contain ingredients that cause you to shed those top layers of skin on your own. Chemical exfoliators are typically considered stronger because they can penetrate further into deeper layers of the skin.

Chemical exfoliators are often masks, facial serums, cream cleansers, or liquid treatments. They are typically formulated to be applied for a specific period of time and then rinsed off to prevent over-use. Fortunately, home formulas are rarely concentrated enough that you will chemically peel or make your face raw. These treatments are for use once per week or at most a few times per week. And, although the name 'chemical exfoliator' sounds artificial to some, many are actually natural, organic, and/or cruelty-free.

Physical exfoliators are brushes, sponges, facial cleansers with natural or artificial microbeads, or treatments with scrubbing ingredients such as salt or sugar. Physical exfoliators are rubbed across the skin to remove the top layers, which are the driest and most damaged. Some treatments are more gentle than others and can be used daily, while others are more intensive and for weekly use at most. Especially with brushes and sponges, it is possible to physically over-scrub, so be mindful you do not make your skin raw.

After any exfoliating routine with one of the exfoliators or scrubs from the leading brands seen below, be sure to follow with a good mist, serum, and moisturizer to keep your newly revealed skin glowing for way longer!

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