substances used in creams, lotions, or facial masks that contain mild peeling agents that shed old skin cells. Natural exfoliants may be made from adding seeds, crushed nuts, or grains to a liquid base, such as water, oil, or milk.
An agent that helps to remove dead skin cells on the skin's surface, thereby improving skin tone. An exfoliant may be a physical scrub to remove the cells, or an agent that dissolves the protein within the dead cells, such as an enzyme or alphahydroxy acid.
A product or ingredient which is used to remove unwanted tissue or waste products from the skin and other body surfaces. Burt's Bees Citrus Facial Scrub is an example of an exfoliant. Exfoliants gentle abrasive action removes dirt, leaving the skin soft and radiant. Crushed pecans shells, ground oats and ground almonds are the exfoliating ingredients in our Citrus Scrub.