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Herbivore Prism 20 % AHA + 5 % BHA Exfoliating Glow Facial

Why I love it:

Herbivore’s prism exfoliating glow facial has a lightweight gel consistency, which I loved.  If your skin is dull, and you’re looking for a brightening mask or at home peel, this is a great option to use once a week.  While the AHA’s in this mask are great for all skin types, the addiiton of BHA in the form of willow bark extract makes it especially suitable for oily skin.  Sweep a thin layer over the face, neck and chest and leave it on for up to 10 minutes (I would consider starting with 3 or 5 minutes if you have sensitive skin) then wash it off with warm water and apply either a hydrating sheet mask like this one (hyperlink to earth to skin) or a hydrating moisturizer.  You might feel a tingling sensation, which is normal.  As with any exfoliating mask, if you leave it on longer than your skin is ready to tolerate, you might feel a stinging or burning sensation, and you can end up with red scaly patches of irritation.  In my opinion, it’s always safer to ease your skin into these kinds of leave on exfoliating products.  Start with shorter exposures, and work your way up.

Of course, I love that this product is Clean at Sephora and that the company places so much emphasis on ethical sourcing of their ingredients.

Key Ingredients:

AHA Blend 20%: This blend includes sugar glycolic acid, tartaric acid, malic acid and bilberry lactic acid which are al naturally derived alpha hydroxyacids. This blend gently but effectively exfoliates the skin while reducing the appearance of discoloration and improving skin texture and tone.

5% BHA from Willow Bark: rich in salicylic acid, which is a BHA, or beta hydroxy acids. BHAs are great for oily skin.

Aloe Vera: Aloe is one of my favorite natural ingredients to soothe and hydrate the skin. I keep fresh aloe plants in my home all year round and incorporate aloe into so many of my DIY recipes at home, especially during summer.

Rose Water: Rose water is also one of my favorite gentle, natural ingredients used here to not only soothe the skin, but also to provide a beautiful aroma.

Price Point$58

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