This gentle exfoliator for sensitive skin contains soothing sea whip and licorice, 2.6% combined glycolic and lactic acids, plus 2% betaine salicylates from beets at an overall 4.0pH.
Gentle + Exfoliate Gel will help even skin tone and texture - but this will happen slowly as you should not use aggressive exfoliators on your skin if you suffer with sensitive skin.
This gentle exfoliator will help reduce dry flakes, even for oily skin types who experience dray flakes around the nose area. Gentle + Exfoliate Gel will also reduce the potential for dry flakes of skin to block the pores and so enable pimples. All in all, exfoliation is important for the majority of us as it will maintain a more youthful and less dull appearance of the skin.
To learn more about exfoliation see the video 'Exfoliation: Why? Which one?' in the 'Other Resources' tab.
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Water, betaine salicylate, pentylene glycol, lactic acid, glycolic acid, sea whip (pseudopterogorgia elizabethae) extract, lemon (citrus medica limonum) fruit extract, licorice (glycyrrhiza inflata) root extract, passionflower (passiflora quadrangularis) extract, arginine, sodium glycolate, sodium lactate, ethylhexylglycerin, xanthan gum, sodium benzoate.
External use only.
After cleansing, apply about the size of US 25c coin to dry skin each pm.
It is important that the skin is not moist/wet as water is a higher pH and will neutralize the acid before it can do any 'work' on your skin.
Smooth over skin with fingers.
Leave on for 3 minutes.
Remove all residue of the product by splashing the face with cool water.
if you're uncomfortable with the product, stop using it.
Avoid any highly irritated areas, open wounds and eyes.
You can expect some level of sensation (tingling/stinging/itching) due to the slightly lower pH of acids than the skin.
You can apply Relief + Serum before AND after the application of Gentle + Exfoliate Gel if you are uncomfortable with the sensation of Gentle + Exfoliate Gel on the skin but feel that you really need to exfoliate.
You may want to try just 3 nights a week to begin with (like Monday/Wednesday/Friday) and then build up to 5 nights a week (like Monday/Tuesday, Thursday/Friday/Saturday) then go up to 7 nights a week if your skin can take it. Always take it slowly with sensitive skin - never rush it - just be gentle and treat your skin sensitively!
The next 'exfoliating' step-up from here, after your sensitive skin has stabilized and strengthened, will be to use the 10% glycolic and lactic acid plus 2% betaine salicylate 'Clear Skin Ultra Gel' at 3.9pH, and then move up to the 10% glycolic and lactic acid 'Age Limit Refinishing Serum' at a 3.5pH. As the pH gets lower, so the intensity of the sensation on the skin will increase.
To learn more about exfoliation see the video 'Exfoliation: Why? Which one?'
More cleanser and cleansing information is available at the skin care blog.
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Kate B. New York, NY May 15, 2015
I started using the SSC Gentle + Exfoliating Gel every day and I noticed a big difference in my skin's texture.
San Francisco, CA
September 3, 2014
5 star yelp review
I have been seeing Andrew for facials regularly since March 2013. I began using SSC Gentle + Exfoliating Gel last winter.
I have very sensitive, olive skin and this is the only exfoliator that I
can use everyday to help with acne and existing scaring. It does not
burn my skin nor does it increase dryness.
SSC Gentle +
Exfoliating Gel combined with an antioxidant and moisturizer is the
simple formula that is perfect for my skin. My skin does not like
Andrew has transformed my skin! I wish I had thought of taking pictures
so I'd have a before and after comparison. I highly recommend Andrew and
his products. Oh, Andrew has such integrity. This shouldn't be a side
note because I truly trust everything he tells me and recommends for my
San Jose, CA
August 25, 2014
5 star yelp review
have been using Andrew's products for eight years now and I am beyond
satisfied. Andrew is amazing in the way that he can get to know your
skin and diagnose the issues you are facing. He has always provided the
highest quality products to match the needs of my skin, while also
helping to troubleshoot and remedy any skin issues I might be facing.
is an expert in his field and he has so much knowledge to share with
his clients. I strongly encourage YOU to see him ASAP to heighten your
understanding of your skin and learn what you can do to protect and heal
it. I also love knowing that the products I purchase from him do not
cause any harm to animals.
The Sensitive Skin Clinic products revitalize your skin in such a soothing manner - my personal favorite is the "gentle + exfoliate" in how it matches the needs of my skin!
Joan W. San Francisco, CA August 24, 2014
5 star yelp review
I have been using Deep + Gentle Cleanser and Gentle + Exfoliator
for more than a year now. I love these sensitive clinic's product. My
skin usually very itchy when I used the other facial products. But these
both products works perfectly for my sensitive skin.