Unwrap radiance this Christmas with a limited edition gift set that clears the complexion and harmonises skin tone.
Removes built-up dead skin cells
Reduces discolouration from breakouts
Now is the time to treat yourself and your loved ones to a deluxe gift set with clearing benefits and soothing effects. Quickly absorbed, the Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant gently removes dead skin cells both on the skin’s surface and inside the pores, while the 10% Azelaic Acid Booster contains a multi-tasking blend that brightens, soothes and reduces blemish marks.
Because skincare works best when it suits your skin type.
Wash your face with a gentle cleanser and wait 15-30 minutes. Select what you see and how you feel.
Primarily an exfoliant, helps to shed dead skin on the surface and inside the pore, therefore effective for reducing breakouts and blackheads. It also has soothing properties.
An antioxidant that has pronounced skin-soothing effects and is effective for skin brightening.
Can enhance the absorption of ingredients such as salicylic acid. It also has hydrating properties that can leave a smooth, dewy finish on skin.
Lightly soak a cotton pad with the Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant and apply over the entire face, including the eye area (avoid the lower lash line and eyelids). Do not rinse. Start slowly: Apply every other day and note skin's response. Then use up to twice daily. Apply the 10% Azelaic Acid Booster to the face and neck, once or twice daily. Use alone or add to your favourite serum or night moisturiser. For daytime use, follow with a moisturiser that contains a broad spectrum sun cream rated SPF 30 or higher.
It is best to gradually build up use of a BHA product. Start by using your exfoliant once every other day and then increase usage to once or twice daily based on your skin’s response. You need to experiment a bit to see what suits your skin best. During the day, always use a moisturiser with a broad spectrum sun cream rated SPF 30 or higher. Your skin will in fact be slightly more sensitive to sunlight when using an exfoliant, so the chance of sunburn and sun damage is slightly higher.
If the BHA is feeling sticky, you are probably using too much product. The average amount needed is the size of a small coin, and it’s best to apply it in a thin layer. The ‘greasy’ feel can be attributed to the high levels of glycol in this product (glycol helps the BHA penetrate the surface layers of skin and also works as a water-binding agent). If you live in a humid, moist climate, this effect will be more pronounced and, if too much product is used, can create a ‘greasy’ feel on the skin.
This booster is an excellent alternative to products with benzoyl peroxide as it has a high content of azelaic acid, which research shows has an antibacterial effect on acne-causing bacteria. It also acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory, helping to reduce the swelling and redness that often accompanies acne. Azelaic acid can be an excellent alternative for people with breakout concerns who cannot tolerate benzoyl peroxide.
How does a BHA exfoliant work?