Products “I Love”: Botanical Kinetics Exfoliant

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First Posted: 7/14/2014

If you are familiar with Aveda, each season the company highlights a product or series of products and calls it “Products We Love.” With that being said, I am taking one of my Favorite Aveda products and nominating it as one of the “Products I Love.” The product that I absolutely cannot live without is the Aveda Botanical Kinetics Exfoliant.

What it is: It’s essentially a liquid exfoliant or something close to using an astringent, minus the smell and the burn.

Why I love it: I have tried a lot of different toners, scrubs and astringents and this particular product embodies all of them in one. Its a multi-functional product that can be used multiple times a day to really clear up your face in its entirity. The more I used Exfoliant, the more my skin’s overall pH has leveled out and my combination skin has evened itself out, ultimately stopping the unnecessary breakouts I was having.

What it does: Exfoliant refines complexion for all skin types and smoothes and clarifies the skin, creating a healthy glow. It prepares skin for ultimate moisture absorption as well as getting deep into pores to remove dirt, oil and dead skin cells.

What’s in it: Exfoliant’s non-abrasive tonic has a lavender base that helps soothe stressed skin, body and mind. It also has salicylic acid derived from wintergreen, chamomile, witch hazel, lemon balm and meadowsweet, all naturally derived.

How to use it: Simply apply a small amount on to a gauze pad square, cotton round, or cotton ball and smooth over face and neck in an upward and outward motion, avoiding the sensitive eye area. This can be applied morning, noon (as a refresher) and night after cleansing. You will be surprised as to what leftover dirt, oil and debris you will find on your cotton pad when using Exfoliant after cleansing, It really gets everything your facewash misses.

Where to get it: $20.00, or at any local AVEDA Lifestyle Stores.

Tip: Broken capillaries in the skin (usually from squeezing pimples) will diminish over time the more you use this product.

Trick: Being that Exfoliant does not get washed off the skin, you can add it to masks and moisturizers for an extra boost as a multi-target solution.