This time of year is when my skin goes a little nuts and just gets SO dry. It’s lizard season!
To combat that, I exfoliate a lot… generally at least a few times a week. A few months ago, the goop team sent over a few new releases and I wanted to highlight two products that I’ve been testing as they are both SO good. I will caveat that both products are a little pricy. I find them both to be very effective but if you are like GIRL I AM ON A BUDGET, stop reading this post and go get the Seaweed Bath Co scrub and use my not so secret tip – gently massage it in for a full two minutes! It’s amazing and will leave your skin SO smooth.
But if you want something a little more high tech, I really love both of these! I think that both treatments deliver results that are on par with spa treatments (microdermabrasion and a chemical peel, respectively) using totally clean ingredients.
I think of this as a next level face scrub. Gwyneth calls it a “facial in a jar,” and I’d agree with that sentiment. You can use it 2-3x a week. The beautiful thing about it is that it exfoliates two ways: manually (with grains), and chemically (with glycolic acid). Massage it into skin and leave on for 2-3 minutes. The results are on par with a professional/spa microdermabrasion treatment. Silky, soft, so smooth. I will say that you can use the tiniest amount so the jar lasts a long long time!
I love these peel pads. They are intense. You only need to do them once a week but what I like about them is that they’re inspired by professional chemical peels (and frankly, yield the same results!). This peel instantly exfoliates and brightens… and you wake up with noticeably smoother skin. It’s only short term but I definitely see a dramatic difference in fine lines the next day and it’s SO good for texture. I will say that these are pretty intense, so you should probably avoid them if you have very sensitive skin! (Also: make sure you use sunscreen the next day as your skin will definitely be more photosensitive!) One last tip is that there’s a lot of product in each pouch so I’ll typically also do my neck, chest, and upper arms!
Photography by Allie Provost.