De-Blemish Salt Exfoliator: Face
What: A gentle, medicated salt scrub that helps clear breakouts.
Who: For oily skin, acne-prone skin or anyone in need of a deep cleanse and exfoliation.
Why it works: This exfoliator features Pacific sea salt, Himalayan pink sea salt and 0.5% salicylic acid. Together, they slough off the top layer of skin while unclogging pores and helping clear breakouts with the salt’s naturally antiseptic qualities. Meanwhile, vitamin E microbead millicapsules burst open as they make contact with the skin, immediately soothing affected areas and calming redness. Skin-softening beads gradually impart moisture while you scrub, too.
What it contains: Aqua (Purified Water), Alumina, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Acrylates Copolymer, Glycerin, Carbomer, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Salicylic Acid, Behenyl Alcohol, Sodium Hydroxide, Arachidyl Glucoside, Arachidyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, PEG-4, Agar, Alginic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Sea Salt (Pacific Ocean), Mineral Salt (Himalayan Pink), Sodium Chloride, Coconut Acid, Cl73360 (Red 30 Lake), Chlorphenesin, DMDM Hydantoin, Phenoxyethanol
What it doesn’t contain: Parabens or fragrance.
How to use it:
-Squeeze into hands.
-Apply to face and massage gently into skin.
-Rinse thoroughly with cool water.
-Skin may experience a mild purge during the first few weeks of use.
-Avoid use on open cuts or sores.
Proven! Our team of chemistry whizzes has analyzed this product’s label claims, and the ingredients that deliver them. Here’s the science behind why it works.
The Claim: Exfoliates
Ingredient: Pacific Ocean Sea Salt - Sea salt crystals -bigger and grainier than regular, old table salt - help physically slough off dull skin and impurities. Bonus: its exfoliating properties can help unclog pores, key to reducing blemishes.
Ingredient: Alumina Microbeads - Microbeads literally scrub away dead skin and help remove the dirt and oil that can clog pores (read the in vitro study).
Ingredient: Himalayan Pink Salt - Himalayan pink salt literally scrubs away dead skin and dirt, exfoliating physically to expose fresh, healthier skin (read the review).
The Claim: Antimicrobial
Ingredient: Himalayan Pink Salt - Salts can help kill microbes by causing osmotic stress that ruptures the bacterial membranes (read the in vitro study).