Skinfix Resurface+ Glycolic Renewing Body Scrub, Review
in the name of dolphin skin
Having smooth, bump-free skin is a goal not just for the face, but for the body as well. As of late, skincare brands have been launching some exciting new body care that targets pigmentation, texture, and even elasticity. After all, the skin is the largest body organ and it needs all the TLC it can get. In this post, we will be discussing the Glycolic Renewing Scrub by Skinfix. Is it a bestseller for a reason?
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My Skin: dry, sensitive
About the Product
Skinfix Resurface+ Glycolic And Lactic Acid Renewing Body Scrub (32 USD; Made in USA) - is a dual body scrub designed to peel and polish rough, bumpy, or crepey skin.
Packaging: this body scrub comes in a large lime-green tube, containing 200g/8 fl. oz. of the actual product. Simple, recyclable, and user-friendly.
Formula: unlike some run-of-the-mill body scrubs, the Resurface+ Glycolic And Lactic Acid Renewing Body Scrub contains both manual biodegradable bamboo polishing beads (instead of synthetic ones) and chemical exfoliators. The latter ones come in a form of 7% Glycolic Acid and 6% Lactic Acid. This is essentially a water-based formula, rich in Aloe Juice (soothing), Glycerin (hydration), Coconut Oil, Grape Seed Oil (nourishing). Ingredients like Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Sugar Cane Extract, and Citric Acid are also present yet listed at the end of the list (which means their content is low).
Texture: slight cream consistency filled with exfoliating grains.
Use: given the fact the Resurface+ Glycolic And Lactic Acid Renewing Body Scrub contains Glycolic Acid (to remove dead skin cells/reveal a smooth glow) and Lactic Acid (reduces pigmentation/brightens), it is best to use this product during your PM routine. As you might know, acids and actives make our skin sensitive to sun exposure, so following up with SPF (or wearing protective clothing) is a must here.
You can start by using the Resurface+ Glycolic And Lactic Acid Renewing Body Scrub once a week and add more days as you go. I would say 1-2 days a week is more than enough.
Apply a blueberry-sized amount onto dry skin, massage in a circular motion, and rinse. Skinfix suggest that you follow up with their Resurface+ AHA Renewing Body Cream. I haven't tried it, but from my experience, unless you are targeting a severe case of KP (Keratosis Pilaris), any rich/nourishing body lotion would do the trick.
Skin feels extra smooth. A slight tingling sensation might occur (a common effect of Glycolic/Lactic Acid). No irritation.
I am on my second tube of the Resurface+ Glycolic And Lactic Acid Renewing Body Scrub and I must admit that I noticed an improvement in my skin texture after one week of use. The biggest achievement was seeing skin bumps disappear from my arms (after a month). I have a minor case of KP on my legs, which got noticeably better with the scrub, but I feel like it needs more time to properly heal. This is when a matching exfoliating cream would come in handy I guess.
After a long period of testing the Resurface+ Glycolic And Lactic Acid Renewing Body Scrub, I must confess that I am a huge fan of this formula. This must be the most potent body scrub I have ever used in my life and so far it is the best. It lives up to its claims, but of course, when dealing with more stubborn skin conditions like KP, you need more than just a body exfoliator. This product worked incredibly well for areas of my body that needed a bit of "polishing" and with consistent use, you see results quite fast. All in all, a beautiful and non-irritating product that I do recommend to beauties that aim at achieving that "dolphin" skin smoothness. I give it A+.
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