In a quest for soft and smooth skin, I've been scrubbing down with an Korean Italy towel lately and I can definitely understand why they're a staple in Korean bathhouses/spas. This is a hardcore treatment (think rolls of dead skin coming off of you) so I only engage in it once a week following my detox bath. This satisfies my needs in terms of physical exfoliation and this Exuviance Retexturing Treatment has recently entered my life to provide a form of chemical exfoliation. Chemical exfoliation is something my face is quite familiar with but I've never really tried it on my body. Read on to see how it worked for me.
About the Brand: Exuviance was created by Doctors Van Scott and Yu, widely recognized as leaders in the field of cosmetic dermatology. They discovered the anti-aging benefits of Glycolic Acid and created and patented the first Glycolic Peel. Exuviance has continued to develop many new patented anti-aging ingredients backed by evidence from numerous scientific and clinical studies. Recognized around the world, Exuviance formulas are expertly developed to visibly transform skin by combining their patented innovations with the best, state of the art technologies available in dermatology today.
Product Claims: Resurface dull, rough skin and restore silky softness to arms and legs with this potent treatment. The exfoliating lotion increases cell turnover to banish dry, flaky skin and reveal a glowing, smooth, radiant texture without ashy dryness and flakes. Ideal for daily use on arms and legs. Appropriate for all skin types. Can be used to treat Keratosis Pilaris.
Key Ingredients: 10% AHA / PHA (5 % glycolic acid + 4% gluconolactone + 1% lactobionic acid). Glycolic acid which has proven anti-aging benefits, works to boost radiance and texture and helps smooth skin as it exfoliates, enhancing cell turnover, removing dead, dull surface cells, banishing dry, flaky skin. Exuviance PHA/Bionic Blend of vitamin E and shea butter help moisturize and strengthen the skin barrier for greater protection.
Packaging: A slim plastic tube with a flip top squeeze dispenser.
Price: $42 for 6 fl. oz/ 177 mL
How to Use: Gently smooth onto clean arms and legs daily, or as needed. Avoid use immediately after shaving. This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) which can increase skin sensitivity to the sun. Always use proper sun protection, wear protective clothing and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.
My Impressions: The texture of this product is smooth and silky. It doesn't have a scent which is always a plus for me. The lotion spreads easily and and absorbs quickly without feeling greasy. It is effectively hydrating despite being very lightweight which makes it pleasant to use. I try to pay extra attention to the skin on my body during the summer months so I haven't experienced any issues with dryness but I have been engaged in battle with an errant eczema patch on my right knee and what do you know, after two days of using this, I'm winning that battle. My skin has also been feeling extra soft and noticeably smoother. I will be enjoying the benefits of this treatment as I continue to use it.
Exuviance Retexturing Treatment is available for sale through the Neostrata website. It can also be found at Ulta and Dermstore.
Have you ever used an exfoliating moisturizer? How were your results?
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