PHYSICAL VS. CHEMICAL EXFOLIATION
Want to boost your glow?
One word: Exfoliation.
Exfoliating regularly is essential for soft, smooth and refreshed skin. Why is it good to exfoliate? Because dead skin cells accumulate on the skin’s surface, which can leave your complexion looking dull, rough and dry.
There are two types of exfoliation: Physical and chemical. What’s the difference? Physical exfoliation uses small particles—we use walnut powder and Icelandic volcanic sand—to manually scrub away rough, flaky skin and let smoother skin glow through. Chemical exfoliation, on the other hand, involves acids—such as AHAs, BHAs and PHAs—to loosen the “glue” that holds the dead surface layer of skin together (cute, right?) and reveal the newer, fresher skin underneath. We recommend renewing skin every night with a chemical exfoliant as a part of The Glow Cycle, Ole’s skincare routine guide for all skin types.
Leave your rough days
behind. Here are some of the best ways to exfoliate:
These faves are made with powerful AHAs (glycolic
and lactic acids), BHAs (salicylic acid) or PHAs (or some combination). Put uneven texture, dark spots, fine lines, and wrinkles to bed. Dewtopia 20% Acid Night Treatment does the work while you sleep. Packed with a powerful 20% acid blend (10% AHAs and 10% PHAs), this nightly retexturizing serum overhauls ski texture to reveal a significantly smoother, renewed, brighter complexion. And, it helps replenish skin with aloe juice, birch sap and cotton water. Wake up to glowier skin Dewtopia 5% Acid Night Crème chemically exfoliates the surface later of your skin with high-potency glycolic and lactic acids, loosening and lifting dead skin cells, and then instantly replenishes skin with ultra-nourishing shea butter, allowing brighter, softer skin to shine through. If already have experience with chemical exfoliants, try Dewtopia Night Treatment & Crème together to a super-charged exfoliation session. Support smaller-looking pores Balancing Force Oil Control Toner removes excess oil and helps unclog, purify and minimize the appearance of pores. This refreshing face toner also features an energizing eucalyptus peppermint scent for an instant pick-me-up.
Even skin tone and texture
It’s time to atone for your skin sins. Glow2OH 7% AHA Dark Spot Toner, supercharged with a high concentration of AHAs (glycolic and lactic acids) and witch hazel water, reduces the look of dark spots in as little as 7 days*. It also targets fine lines and wrinkles, and smoothes texture. But this powerhouse AHA toner has a soft side, too. Infused with sandalwood, chamomile and licorice extracts, it’s gentle enough for daily use. (*In an independent clinical study on 39 women, after 8 weeks.)
Brighter, smoother, glowier in 5 minutes
Dewtopia 25% Acid Flash Facial Mask resurfaces skin to tackle dullness, discoloration and uneven texture and tone. AHAs, PHAs and BHAs work together to loosen and lift dead skin cells and help fade the look of imperfections, while calming aloe vera, hydrating hyaluronic acid and Scandinavian rowanberry extract soothe and nourish skin. Now, you don’t need a spa appointment to get professional-grade results—just five minutes at home with this retexturizing facial mask.
These essentials are made with ultra-fine sugar, lemon peel powder and Icelandic volcanic sand.
Warm up to smoother skin and refined-looking pores
Pore-Balance Facial Sauna Scrub with Icelandic volcanic sand, Green Fusion Complex™ and neem seed oil, is inspired by the detoxifying benefits of the Scandinavian sauna cycle. This exfoliating scrub warms on contact, then cools as you massage away dirt, oil and any rough skin.
When life gives us lemons,
we say “thanks!” and put them to work.Lemonade Smoothing Scrub, is a refreshing, dual-action scrub that instantly retexturizes, polishes and reduces the look of pores. Potent AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) help loosen and lift dead skin cells while ultra-fine sugar and lemon peel powder gently sweep away rough skin. Why choose between physical or chemical exfoliation when you can do them both?