As the name implies, face polish is a type of skincare product that improves and smooths your skin. It’s a type of exfoliant, meaning it removes dead skin cells, makeup, sweat, sunscreen, and any other gunk that’s found its way onto your face to promote cell turnover. This results in a brighter and more radiant skin tone and helps your skin better absorb all the wonderful ingredients in your other skincare products. Considering swapping out your current exfoliator for a face polish? Here’s everything you should know:
What makes face polish different from other exfoliators?
Face polish sets itself apart from other exfoliating products in a very important and beneficial way – it’s much gentler. A non-stimulus face polisher like Peach & Lily’s newest skin care product, Glass Skin Face Polisher is a micro-exfoliator and gentle for all skin types. This powder base formula features CrystalRiceTM, a precise blend of microcrystalline cellulose, rice bran, and cornstarch, that gently micro-exfoliates without the irritation. Each piece of dissolving, microcrystalline cellulose has been carefully rounded so that you never need to worry about micro-tears or scratches on your skin, resulting in visibility smoother, brighter, and clearer skin.
How does face polish work?
Like most other exfoliants, face polishes can contain exfoliants like small beads made of salt, sugar, or the crushed pits of fruit like apricots or peaches. Peach & Lily’s Glass Skin Face Polisher includes papaya, apple, grape, and plum extracts with a micro-dose of salicylic acid to boost exfoliating action. These granular substances remove dead skin cells that have not completely shed as you rub it (gently!) across your face. This process of removing dead skin is called sloughing, and a face polish achieves this while being kinder to your skin than a typical exfoliator.
How do I use face polish?
A face polish should be used after you cleanse your face and before you apply your moisturizers or serums. Apply a dime sized amount to your clean and dry face using clean hands. Spread it evenly over your entire face but concentrate on massaging it into the areas that appear duller or have more dead skin. If done correctly, you’ll see bits of dead skin and other debris rolled up and collected on your skin’s surface.
Like all other exfoliators, you can use a non-stimulus face polisher like the Glass Skin Face Polisher highlighted above one to three times a week. The frequency of use will depend your skincare routine and skin type. If you have oily skin, you’ll probably want to exfoliate two to three times a week to clear your pores of excess oil. If you have sensitive skin
What are the benefits of face polish?
Your skin naturally sheds dead skin cells every 30 days or so, and face polishes give this process a boost by removing those that didn’t shed completely. This increases cell turnover and clears the way for new skin cells to reach the surface, resulting in a brighter and more radiant complexion and softer skin. Another added bonus of a non-stimulus face polisher is that it clears the path for the rest of your skin care routine to soak into your skin that much more.
At Peach & Lily caring for your skin is our greatest privilege. Thank you for trusting us with your skin care needs. Our mantra from day one has been 100% Worry Free™ – and that will never change.
Cheers to radiance, Peaches!