Best exfoliator

Hi the BeautyBrains,

I have found two good exfoliators personally thinking according to the ingredients, containing salicylic acid, which makes me hesitating. Thus, I came her to ask you the cosmetics experts to help me compare these two products. 

Best Glycolic Acid Serum with Salicylic Acid, Skin Lightening Kojic Acid and Licorice-Joyal Beauty Ultimate Brightening Age Defy Serum-Your Daily Skin Remedy for Clear, Smooth, and Radiant Look. by Joyal Beauty $24.95

Ingredients:72% of the ingredients are ORGANIC!Organic Aloe (Moisturizer.Antioxidant);Witch Hazel (Control acne; Tighten skin; Help de-puff or reduce under eye baggage; Tighten pores; Eliminate water loss; Treats sunburns; Helps ease symptoms of eczema and psoriasis);Vegan hyaluronic acid(Reduces dryness, itching and burning of the skin;Hydrating ability plumps the skin; Softening; Anti-wrinkles);Kosher Vegetable Glycerin(Natural skin softener);MSM(Nutrient in superfood. Softening,smoothing; Anti-inflammatory and skin-repairing effect);Wildcrafted Kojic Acid derived from reishi(Reduce skin inflammation, puffiness and wrinkles );Glycolic Acid (Naturally derived from sugar cane.Safest form of alpha hydroxy acid. Exfoliator. Lighten discoloration.Treat acne-prone and blackhead-prone skin);Wildcrafted Salix Lucida (Willow Bark/Salicylic Acid)( Natural exfoliant.Help skin shed dead cells and clear pores. Stimulate new cell formation.Soothe acne-ravaged skin);Organic Licorice(Anti-inflammatory.Antioxidant.Helps control oil production.Reduce dark age spots and whiten skin);Wildcrafted Panax Ginseng ( Antioxidants);Organic Anise( Herb curing various skin disorders);Organic Horseradish(Treatment of Skin Discolorations.Lighten skin discoloration. Treatment of Blemishes);Organic Schisandra (Anti-inflammatory.preserves moisture);Organic Fennel (Herb antioxidant);Melissa Essential Oil (Antioxidant);Organic Jojoba Oil (Natural moisturizer);Vitamin E(antioxidant).

Propylene Glycol, Salicylic Acid, Deionized Water, Mandelic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Canaga Odorata Flower (Ylang-Ylang), Aspalathus linearis Leaf (Rooibos )Extract, Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Extract, Emblica officinalis, Salix alba (Willow Bark) Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean Seed) Extract, Camelia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, Matricaria Recutita Flower (Chamomile) Extract, Symphytum Officinale Leaf (Comfrey) Extract, Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil, Arginine, Glutamine, Gamma (Linolenic) Acid

Thank you very much!


  • It depends on what you're looking for. Some people find that products like these that use Alpha Hydroxy Acids to exfoliate are too harsh on their skin. I also can't tell the price per ounce from this description so it's hard to say which is the better value. 

    I can say that the first product has a lot ingredients that won't provide much benefit. 
  • I am looking for a gentle exfoliator which has less irritation. The first one is only one ounce and the second one has 50 pads. If both seem not to work well, any products do you recommend for the acne prone oil skin? Or how to select a good exfoliator by its ingredients? Thank you!
  • I don't have any specific products to recommend - maybe some of our other readers do? 

    In terms of ingredients, you can go the AHA route with salicylic acid or glycolic acid or the physical abrasion route with things like microbeads, walnut shells, etc. 
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