Product Review: Aveda’s Botanical Kinetics Exfoliant

You may be cleansing, moisturizing, and using sunscreen. But if you’re not exfoliating, your skin isn’t as healthy as is could be.

When you exfoliate your skin, you are removing the dead skin cells that are lying on your skin’s surface. As we age, the process of cell turnover slows down, which means that the body is slower in shedding old surface skin cells to generate new ones. When you don’t exfoliate, old skin cells on the surface leave your skin looking dull, rough, and dry, and can result in excess oil and clogged pores, which, in turn, leads to blemishes and acne.

Exfoliation can be performed mechanically, by using abrasive scrubs or brushes such as the Clarisonic. Or exfoliation can be performed chemically by using cleaners, toners, and scrubs. These chemical exfoliants contain special kinds of acids that dissolve and remove the dead skin cells without scrubbing.

Aveda’s Botanical Kinetics Exfoliant is a chemical exfoliant. It is a non-abrasive liquid that wipes away dead skin cells. When using this exfoliant, you will notice that it leaves the skin looking soft, smooth, and supple, and gives the skin a healthy glow!

One of the main ingredients is salicylic acid which is naturally derived. Therefore, it is not drying to the skin. It also has properties of lavender, which soothes stressed skin and is both refreshing and relaxing to the body and mind.

I would highly recommend this product, since it’s great for people of all skin types to keep your skin younger!