When we exfoliate our skin we remove dead skin cells that sit on the skin’s surface and make our skin look dull.
The process, in turn, reveals the newer, more hydrated skin cells beneath that give us our healthy glow.
The process of exfoliation helps to unclog pores, decongest the skin and increase the effectiveness of moisturisers and serums.
Dermatologists and other skincare experts agree exfoliation is key to achieving healthy-looking, glowing skin.
There are a couple of traditional ways to exfoliate your skin:
1. Chemical exfoliation products contain ingredients such as glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid, alpha hydroxy acid or beta hydroxy acid, which effectively remove the glue that holds old cells together without the need for any physical sloughing. Some of these acids are naturally derived from ingredients such as pineapple and papaya.
2. Exfoliation using granular scrubs which you gently rub over the surface of your skin to slough away dead skin cells. Granular scrubs often contain ingredients such as ground walnut shells, crushed seeds or crushed rice (now that environmentally damaging micro-plastic beads are banned from skincare products). You could also use a tool such as a facial brush or konjac sponge.
But now there's another way and it's changing the way consumers think about the exfoliation process.
Corbin Rd. exfoliating cloths feature tiny silk tufts that work gently with the cleansing balm to slough away dead skin cells and draw out dirt and debris. At the same time blood flow to the surface of the skin is stimulated, encouraging micro-circulation for even more radiant skin.
Corbin Rd. created this cleansing and exfoliating system in a bid to step away from synthetic or chemical-based products and create something that's not only natural, sustainable and environmentally-friendly, but also gentle on the skin and effective.
Only natural ingredients are used in the balm - and the silk exfoliating cloth comes straight from Mother Nature. There is no use of micro-plastics (such as brush bristles) or chemical dyes.