Which Facial Scrub Is Best To Use On Sensitive Skin?


Exfoliation (removal of dry skin cell build up) is a key part of a proper skin care routine to keep skin soft, smooth and clear; however, for sensitive skin it’s important to make sure you’re not causing any harm in the process. (Read: Is The Clarisonic Brush Harmful Or Helpful To The Skin?)

To give skin a physical exfoliation, it’s suggested to use a granular-based facial scrub to lift off the dry skin cell buildup, but natural grain scrubs use apricots, walnuts and almonds that have sharp edges. When rubbed across the skin, they cause invisible skin lacerations which cause irritation and the spread of bacteria. This is the one time where natural is not better, but synthetically made grains are more beneficial.

The facial scrub: Micro Crystal Cream exfoliates skin using gentle micro fine particles to uncover fresh, new skin.  It helps to reduce the large pores, smoothes fine facial lines, fades brown spots and post-breakout marks—all while leaving the skin feeling calm.

Who it’s for: Skin Type #4 and those with sensitive, combination/normal, red, easily-irritated skin. (See our nine skin types.)

What’s in it:

-Aluminum Oxide – round, micro fine crystals that effectively polish away dry skin cells

-Sodium Hyaluronate – bioactive moisturizer, binds 1000 times its weight in water

-Ginseng Extract – beneficial for oxygenating, revitalizing and stimulating aging skin. For thousands of years, Ginseng has been highly treasured as a health and vitality herb for the enhancement of longevity and quality of life

-Allantoin – moisturizing, soothing and anti-irritating properties

Why you should use it: Reveal younger-looking skin with a newly refined smoothness—instantly! It also works well on the neck to smooth dry skin.  Read: Are You Neglecting Your Neck? Try This 3-Step At-Home Treatment

This facial scrub does not contain Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, artificial dyes or artificial fragrances and is safe for very sensitive skin.

Read: How Can I Lessen the Amount of Chemicals I Use On My Sensitive Skin?

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