By Carolina Malis
There are so many beauty trends out there at the moment that it is truly hard to keep track of all of them, and while sometimes we feel tempted to try them all, we need to keep in mind that not every single product works the same for everyone. We all have different skin types and different ingredients and formulas are definitely gonna work their magic differently for you and for me, but there are some magical products out there that work almost like a joker, AKA, they fit even those with the most sensitive skins.
Now, while we all have very different skincare routines, there are some basics we all need to integrate in order to get that healthy glow: cleansing, toning, exfoliation, moisturizing and protecting our skin from the sun. While most of these sound pretty familiar and I wanna think we all make use of these MUSTS, there’s one of these steps that’s always a bit more complicated or hard to understand, because by definition it sounds rough: exfoliation.
Don’t know about you but the very first time in my life that exfoliation was introduced to my routine, it came in the form of a rough scrub made with sand and many chemicals, that only left my skin feeling tight, inflamed and in a way, unprotected. That’s how most of us were introduced to exfoliation but there is so much more to it than that! What at firsts sound like stepping foot inside a horror house turns into a path to rainbows-and-candy land, why yes, my friends, exfoliation, in any form you decide to introduce it to your routine, is a must in order to keep our pores free of bacteria, waste, makeup clog and dead skin cells.
At this point in your journey you've probably heard about AHA’s, BHAs and PHAs, AKA the chemical exfoliators or Acids. Then we have the scrubs - which nowadays have evolved into gentler formulas thankfully - but there’s a 3rd format that’s not as known but those who try it simply can’t ignore ever again: peeling foams. There's a chance you’ve seen Neogen’s Pore Tight Peeling Mousse taking over social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram by storm, but let me tell you, there’s so much more to it than a simple viral product.
This whipped-cream-like formula works physically and chemically in a way, so you kinda get the best of both worlds with it. The foamy formula helps remove dirt, impurities, toxins, excess sebum, makeup residues and blackheads trapped deep inside our pores, and believe me when I tell you: all that IS there, even if you can’t see it just yet. This fluffy mousse is formulated with extracts from red algae and other deep sea plants to nourish the skin, while ceramide and hydrolyzed collagen smooth it out in a very gentle yet effective way.
Best part: It’s so easy to use you’ll be shocked: just shake the can up and down like you’d do with a hairspray and then pump it into your dry hands (Pro Tip: It’s very important that they’re dry!) to then spread all over your dry face. Then for the fun part: rub, rub, rub! All over your face in circular motions until you begin to see the product rolling and pulling up on your skin as it removes dirt and dead skin cells -. Finally rinse off with lukewarm water and Tada! You got brighter, smoother skin in a matter of minutes.
This amazing formula features powerful toxin absorbing ingredients such as Alginic Acid from seaweed, Algae, Spirulina, and Kelp along with impurity eliminating Irish Moss which delivers effective removal of impurities from deep within the pores for an absolutely neutralized clean and clear pore environment. It also contains Purple Sea Urchin extract which features a unique peptide that could control collagen elasticity for delivering a tightening and minimizing pore corset-like benefit to the pores. Now, when you finish rubbing the product on your face you’ll probably see the remains are on the darker side, almost black. Well, that’s because of these ingredients! Some tend to think the black or dark stuff comes from inside your pores, but it’s that color because of these algaes and the charcoal features on the formula. What you’re able to see is your dead skin cells pilling up and waving your skin bye-bye.
So, how does it sound? Like something your skin has been waiting for all this time? Yeah, Thought so. Let us know how it works for you in the comments below!