AUG 2016

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42 DAYSPA | AUGUST 2016 the surface of our skin. Whereas AHAs are water soluble and work on the epidermis, BHAs are fat/oil soluble and able to exfoliate oil-fi lled pores, making them ideal for oily or acne-prone complexions. Masserio: Examples of AHAs include citric acid within citrus fruits, glycolic acid derived from sugar, lactic acid taken from milk, malic acid within apples, and tartaric acid extracted from grapes. These water-soluble AHAs break down and remove the top layer of skin cells, but the lipid-soluble BHAs—like salicylic acid, derived from willow tree bark—are better at penetrating pores to dissolve oil and blackheads, and help reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation. What is your optimal acid exfoliant or product, and how does it address skin concerns? Masserio: I use salicylic acid the most, as acne, sun damage and hyperpigmentation are key concerns for my clients here in South Florida. Salicylic acid can be very drying, however, so I pair it with hyaluronic acid, a strong, noncomedogenic hydrator. I recommend SAIAN's Pure Hyaluronic Acid Toner and Serum, which are ideal for dehydrated, acne-prone skin because they hydrate without causing oiliness. McGuire: Our favorite exfoliator is Jurlique's professional Resurfacing Enzyme Peel, a gentle yet effective fruit acid and enzyme treatment that exfoliates skin and deep-cleans pores to combat blemishes. The hibiscus fl ower extract, as well as pineapple and papaya fruit enzymes, are great for brightening, and antioxidant acerola cherry extract smooths and resurfaces. Coffman: My go-to product is Ilike Organic Skin Care's Rosehip Exfoliator. It contains honey, lactic acid and zinc—it exfoliates, but it's also full of antioxidants that penetrate the skin, and everyone raves about the amazing aroma. However, if I'm performing a facial on someone with infl amed or highly sensitive skin, I prefer Ilike's Ultra Sensitive System Exfoliating Mask. It's formulated with citric acid and yarrow, which is helpful for clearing rosacea. I trust these ingredients on any skin type. LeCompte: My staff always opts for Pevonia's Lacto-Flora Peel, which contains pyruvic fl ower and lactic, glycolic, citric and malic acids. The treatment suits practically all skin types and addresses common concerns such as hyperpigmentation and problematic, photodamaged or mature skin. The brand's Neutralizing Gel is an excellent follow-up to peels: It neutralizes acids, balances skin's pH and cools any skin warmth from the exfoliation. ACID EXFOLIATORS Dermalogica Daily Resurfacer 800.831.5150, iS CLINICAL Tri-Active Exfoliant 888.807.4447, DermAware True Beauty Peel Illuminating Eraser 888.292.DERM, SAIAN Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum 800.291.1130, Cinq Mondes Phyto-Peeling Lotion 800.201.8696, Ráya Glycolic Gel GX-50 Exfoliating Treatment 800.525.7292, SESHA Age-Defying Resurfacing Pads 888.977.3742, Sanitas GlycoSolution 10% 888.855.8425, Control Corrective Lactic Green Tea Exfoliant 25% 800.558.5571, SPOTLIGHT ON...

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