Face Exfoliators matching Glyceryl Monoester

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A good face exfoliator is hard to come by. Plenty of products claim to do the job, but some are too severe for your sensitive skin. By knowing what’s in your face exfoliator you can make sure you’ve got the product that’s just right for you.

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Good Ingredients

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Retseliney Gentle Exfoliant Cream

12/14 Best Ingredients
0/14 Good Ingredients
2/14 Unfavorable Ingredients
7/14 Natural Ingredients
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Abrasive Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
1
  • aluminum silica (bauxite)
    Aluminum Silica. Abrasive agent
Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
4
  • vitis vinifera (grapeseed) oil
    Grape. Antioxidant
  • cannabis sativa (hemp) seed oil
    Hemp Seed. Antioxidant
Cleansing Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
1
  • stearic acid
    Stearic Acid. Surfactant, softening agent.
Healing Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
1
  • persea gratissima (avocado) oil
    Avocado. Moisturizes and heals damaged skin.
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
5
  • glyceryl monostearate
    Glyceryl Monoester. Skin-conditioning agent, emollient
  • butyrospermum parkii (shea butter)
    Shea Butter. Very effective skin moisturizer.
  • simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil
    Jojoba. Moisturizer
  • caprylic/capric triglycerides
    Caprylic Acid. Coconut oil based skin-conditioning agent, emollient
  • caprylyl glycol (96% natural)
    Caprylyl Glycol. Skin conditioner, moisturizer
Unfavorable Ingredients
2
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Garnier SkinActive Clean+ Blackhead Eliminating Scrub

11/19 Best Ingredients
7/19 Good Ingredients
1/19 Unfavorable Ingredient
4/19 Natural Ingredients
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Abrasive Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
3
  • salicylic acid 2%
    Salicylic Acid. Used to treats numerous skin conditions including eczema and acne. Also has exfoliating properties.
  • polyethylene
    Polyethylene. Abrasive agent
  • sodium chloride
    Sodium Chloride. Table salt. Used as preservative or abrasive ingredient.
Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
1
Cleansing Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
7
  • sodium laureth sulftate
    Sodium Laureth Sulfate. Surfactant, cleansing agent
  • cocamide mea
    Cocamide Mea. Cleansing agent
  • charcoal powder
    Charcoal Powder. Skin cleansing ingredient
  • citric acid
    Citric Acid. Natural preservative, chelating agent, removes unwanted compounds from the skin.
  • polyglyceryl 10 myristate
    Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate. Cleansing agent
  • ppg 5 ceteth 20
    Ppg-5-ceteth-20. Surfactant, cleansing agent
  • trisodium ethylenediamine disuccinate
    Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate. Chelating agent, removes unwanted compounds from the skin.
Conditioning Ingredients
1
  • polyglycerin 10
    Polyglycerin-10. Skin-conditioning agent
Neutral Ingredients
6
  • water
    Aqua. Water
  • acrylates copolymer
    Styrene/acrylates Copolymer. Filler
  • iron oxides
    Iron Oxides. Color
  • polyglyceryl 10 stearate
    Polyglyceryl Stearate. Emulsifying agent
  • sodium hydroxide
    Sodium Hydroxide. Controls pH levels. Skin irritation or pain if used above concentration limits.
  • fragrance
    Fragrance.
Unfavorable Ingredients
1
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Olay Exfoliating Renewal Cleanser

11/17 Best Ingredients
4/17 Good Ingredients
2/17 Unfavorable Ingredients
2/17 Natural Ingredients
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Abrasive Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
2
  • polyethylene
    Polyethylene. Abrasive agent
  • sodium chloride
    Sodium Chloride. Table salt. Used as preservative or abrasive ingredient.
Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
1
Cleansing Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
6
  • lauramidopropyl betaine
    Lauramidopropyl Betaine. Cleansing agent
  • sodium cocoyl isethionate
    Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate. Surfactant, cleansing agent
  • peg 200 hydrogenated glyceryl palmate
    Peg-200 Glyceryl Palmate. Cleansing agent
  • citric acid
    Citric Acid. Natural preservative, chelating agent, removes unwanted compounds from the skin.
  • potassium hydroxide
    Potassium Hydroxide. Cleansing agent, safe as used in cosmetics
  • disodium edta
    Edta. Chelating agent, removes unwanted compounds from the skin. Considered safe because it's difficult to absorb through skin
Healing Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
1
  • sorbitol
    Sorbitol. Repairs and moisturizes skin
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
1
  • peg 7 glyceryl cocoate
    Glyceryl Monoester. Skin-conditioning agent, emollient
Neutral Ingredients
4
  • water/eau
    Aqua. Water
  • acrylates copolymer
    Styrene/acrylates Copolymer. Filler
Unfavorable Ingredients
2
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Boots No7 Total Renewal Micro-Dermabrasion Exfoliator

8/16 Best Ingredients
4/16 Good Ingredients
4/16 Unfavorable Ingredients
3/16 Natural Ingredients
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Abrasive Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
1
  • alumina
    Alumina. Abrasive agent
Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
1
Cleansing Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
2
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
4
  • capric/caprylic stearic triglyceride
    Caprylic Acid. Coconut oil based skin-conditioning agent, emollient
  • dimethicone
    Dimethicone. Moisturizer
  • glyceryl stearate
    Glyceryl Monoester. Skin-conditioning agent, emollient
  • petrolatum
    Petrolatum. Helps other moisturizing ingredients by keeping them on the skin longer
Neutral Ingredients
4
  • water
    Aqua. Water
  • cetearyl alcohol
    Cetearyl Alcohol. Thickening agent
  • sodium polyacrylate
    Sodium Polyacrylate. Absorbing agent
  • xanthan gum
    Xanthan Gum. Thickening agent
Unfavorable Ingredients
4
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Proactiv+ Skin Smoothing Exfoliator

12/26 Best Ingredients
7/26 Good Ingredients
7/26 Unfavorable Ingredients
7/26 Natural Ingredients
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Abrasive Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
3
  • salicylic acid
    Salicylic Acid. Used to treats numerous skin conditions including eczema and acne. Also has exfoliating properties.
  • polyethylene
    Polyethylene. Abrasive agent
Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
4
  • glycerin
    Glycerin. Effects include significant improvement in the hydration of the outer layer of skin, reduction of small wrinkles
  • vitis vinifera (grape) fruit extract
    Grape. Antioxidant
Cleansing Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
2
Healing Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
2
  • linoleic acid
    Vitamin F. Emollient, speeds up the skin healing process
  • sodium hyaluronate
    Sodium Hyaluronate. Heals damaged skin
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
1
  • glyceryl stearate
    Glyceryl Monoester. Skin-conditioning agent, emollient
Conditioning Ingredients
2
  • cyclopentasiloxane
    Cyclopentasiloxane. Lubricant
  • saxifraga sarmentosa extract
    Saxifraga Sarmentosa. Skin-conditioning agent
Neutral Ingredients
5
  • water (aqua)
    Aqua. Water
  • cetearyl alcohol
    Cetearyl Alcohol. Thickening agent
  • xanthan gum
    Xanthan Gum. Thickening agent
Unfavorable Ingredients
7
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PCA Skin Gentle Exfoliant

6/13 Best Ingredients
1/13 Good Ingredient
6/13 Unfavorable Ingredients
3/13 Natural Ingredients
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Abrasive Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
2
  • polyethylene
    Polyethylene. Abrasive agent
Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
1
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
3
  • glyceryl stearate se
    Glyceryl Monoester. Skin-conditioning agent, emollient
  • isopropyl palmitate
    Palm Oil. Moisturizer
  • jojoba oil
    Jojoba. Moisturizer
Neutral Ingredients
1
  • carbomer 940
    Carbomer. Controls consistency
Unfavorable Ingredients
6