Face Exfoliators

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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.

Best For Face Exfoliators

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Good Ingredients

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Unfavorable Ingredients

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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
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Clarins One Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser

12/35 Best Ingredients
10/35 Good Ingredients
13/35 Unfavorable Ingredients
7/35 Natural Ingredients
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Abrasive Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
2
  • silica
    Silica. Abrasive agent
  • sodium chloride
    Sodium Chloride. Table salt. Used as preservative or abrasive ingredient.
Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
2
Cleansing Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
7
  • sodium laureth sulfate
    Sodium Laureth Sulfate. Surfactant, cleansing agent
  • lauramide mipa
    Lauramide Mipa. Cleansing agent
  • tea cocoyl glutamate
    Tea-cocoyl Glutamate. Cleansing agent
  • citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) fruit water
    Orange. Fragrance, cleansing ingredient
  • sodium hydrozide
    Sodium Hydrozide. PH adjuster, cleansing agent. Safe when used in small amounts. Highly caustic when in bigger amounts.
  • disodium edta
    Edta. Chelating agent, removes unwanted compounds from the skin. Considered safe because it's difficult to absorb through skin
  • moringa pterygosperma seed extract
    Moringa Seed. Purifying agent
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
1
  • butyrospermum parkii (shea butter) fruit
    Shea Butter. Very effective skin moisturizer.
Sunscreen Ingredients
1
  • benzophenone 2
    Benzophenone. Sunscreen ingredient. Considered safe for adults.
Neutral Ingredients
9
  • water
    Aqua. Water
  • cetearyl alcohol
    Cetearyl Alcohol. Thickening agent
  • cellulose
    Cellulose. Thickener
  • glycol distearate
    Glycol Distearate. Thickener, emulsifier
  • cetearyl glucoside
    Cetearyl Glucoside. Emulsifying agent
  • acrylates/c10 30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer
    Acrylates/c10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer. Useful for combining ingredients, film forming, emulsion stabilizing, viscosity controlling
  • fragrance (parfum)
    Fragrance.
  • phenoxyisopropanol
    Phenoxyisopropanol. Preservative
  • yellow 6 (ci 15985)
    Pigment. Pigment for skin care products.
Unfavorable Ingredients
13