Exfoliating Cleanser

A chemical exfoliating cleanser that gently purifies skin and removes surface dead skin cells, to refine texture and brighten skin


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  • Product details
  • What the science says
  • How to use it
  • Featured ingredients list
  • What you should know:

    With a unique blend of phytic and glycolic acids, this cleanser gently clears away dead skin cells and pore debris, to reveal smoother, brighter-looking skin. Ideal for sensitive skin, it promotes gentle cell turnover and improves skin clarity by diminishing the appearance of blemishes. Because of its specialized blend of exfoliating acids, it refines texture and evens tone with minimal irritation, making it ideal for sensitive skin types.

    Treats these skin concerns:
    • acne
    • congestion
    • dullness
    • hyperpigmentation
    • uneven texture
    Ideal for these skin types:
    • combination
    • dry
    • mature
    • normal
    • oily
    • sensitive
    Formulation notes:

    fragrance-free, gluten-free, oil-free, paraben-free, silicone-free, sulfate-free, vegan

    Suitable for these skin tones:
    Fair Type I
    Light Type II
    Medium Type III
    Tan Type IV
    Brown Type V
    Deep Type VI

    Learn more about how we use the Fitzpatrick scale

    • Exfoliation is a key part of any healthy skin routine. As we age, our skin’s natural cellular turnover process slows down, meaning that dead skin cells are “stuck” on the surface longer, making skin look and feel dull and rough. Chemical exfoliators like glycolic acid help unstick these dead cells, to reveal fresh, new skin.
    • Regular exfoliation can also help with product absorption. When dead skin buildup is removed, skin-care products like serums and moisturizers are better able to penetrate the skin’s surface, making them more effective.
    • A.M./P.M.:

    Use daily, morning and evening. Apply cleanser to your fingertips, add water, and gently massage onto your face using a circular motion, making sure to avoid your eye area. Rinse thoroughly.

    • RealSelf tips:

    • Avoid using an exfoliating cleanser on broken skin—it can cause irritation.

    • Don’t use multiple exfoliating products at the same time, especially if you have sensitive skin—they can damage the skin’s barrier and cause redness, dryness, and flaking.

    • Follow your exfoliating cleanser with a gentle moisturizer like Senté Ultralight Defense Moisturizer, to replace lost hydration and enhance skin’s natural lipid barrier.

  • Full ingredients list:

    Water (Aqua), Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Phytic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Acrylates Copolymer, Galactoarabinan, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA