Exfoliating the skin on a regular basis removes dead and damaged epidermal cells. This exposes new vibrant cells below, and prepares the skin for moisturizing and other helpful treatments. Using alpha-hydroxy-acids to dislodge and peel away old cells is safe, convenient, and an effective method of skin exfoliation. Sharla’s Exfoliate and Lighten is a reliable, exfoliating product that uses three variant forms of alpha-hydroxy acids. Glycolic Acid, Pyruvic Acid and Lactic Acid provides high quality exfoliation in a nourishing and penetrating gel. Using Xanthan Gum as a base, Fruit Acid Gel is more evenly spread over a wider surface area to coat the skin. This provides a more thorough and effective exfoliation experience.
- High quality exfoliation and removal of dead skin cells
- Exposes radiant new skin
- Helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
- Helps soften and invigorate the skin
Morning or Evening
Dispense a small amount of Sharla’s Exfoliate and Lighten onto a gauze and smooth over entire face and neck. Use 1 to 3 times a week and leave on for 1 to 3 minutes, depending on tolerance. Rinse with warm water to neutralize the solution. For best results, follow with a Sharla’s Soothe and Refresh. Recommended for use on all skin types.
Purified Water, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Pyruvic Acid, and Xanthan Gum
How It Works
Glycolic acid occurs naturally as a trace component in sugarcane, grapes and other fruits. As the first in the alpha-hydroxy carboxylic acids, it is one of the smallest molecules with acid functionality, which easily penetrates the skin. This useful organic acid reacts with the upper layer of the epidermis by weakening the binding properties of the lipids that hold dead skin cells together, dislodging them to reveal fresh new cells beneath. Lactic Acid is another excellent alpha-hydroxy acid that usually occurs in sour milk, but is also found in molasses due to partial conversion of sugars in apples and other fruits. With a natural affinity to the skin, it’s also very effective at exfoliating and softening the surface. Pyruvic Acid is the third alphahydroxy acid included in this superb formula. As an intermediate in sugar metabolism found in Cane sugar juice and a precursor to lactic acid, Pyruvic acid is excellent for treating oily and problematic skin with excellent dead skin removal abilities. Xanthan Gum is bioengineered as a stabilizing and thickening agent. It is used to acquire the gel texture and appropriate viscosity of the product for practical application purposes. In a gel form, the product can be spread over a large surface area. This optimizes the exfoliating environment, allowing for prolonged contact on the skin. The gel is also conveniently easy to apply and smooth and soothing.