Collection: Exfoliators

Exfoliation is one of the most important steps in any successful home skincare routine for both the face and body, working to encourage the removal of redundant skin cell (corneocyte) build-up. This provides all-important skin rejuvenation benefits, helping you to achieve healthy and glowing skin.

Exfoliation furthermore improves the penetration and action of actives applied to the skin following the exfoliation process.

 Exfoliation products are divided into the following categories:

  • Physical or mechanical exfoliation: includes the use of tools and granular scrubs that rely on friction and abrasion to remove redundant skin cell build-up from the surface of the skin
  • Enzymatic exfoliation: Biological enzymes like that of papain and bromelain encourage redundant skin cell removal by acting as proteolytics, breaking down intercorneocyte cohesion, thereby softening the skin and encouraging the sloughing off of redundant skin cells.
  • Chemical exfoliation: makes use of chemical agents, like Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids, that lower the pH of the skin and in turn causes the skin to shed

DermaFix DermaPolish is an enzymatic exfoliation option, utilising Papain enzyme for safe, yet effective removal of redundant skin cell build up across all skin types.

In-clinic exfoliation options form DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care includes the following protocols:

  1. DermaFix Advanced Skin Resurfacing Techniques making use of various AHA's, BHA's and other peeling mediums. These professional treatments are offered alongside integration of DermaFix Home Care products, and provide controlled and safe results for ageing, acne and hyperpigmentation-prone skin types.
  2. DermaFix Conditioning Alkaline Wash provides a 'quick lift-off' of redundant skin cell build-up by causing a shift in pH within the skin. The Conditioning Alkaline Wash protocol is especially beneficial to soften areas of thickened corneocyte build-up. It furthermore works to remove superfluous hair on the face and arms, soften scarring on the body, improve keratosis pilaris (acid bumps) commonly found on the backs of the arms and thighs, prevent the occurrence of ingrown hairs alongside shaving, as well as encourage the 'lift-off' of hyperpigmented lesions.