SKIN | What the hell is a chemical exfoliant?


I think most people know that exfoliating is good for your skin, but the new trend of chemical exfoliators is a bit harder to get your head around. What the hell is a chemical exfoliant, and why should you choose it over a scrub?

Because I like to understand what I’m putting on my skin and what it does, I’ve been doing a lot of reading on this. The benefit of this is that I will now translate it into a (hopefully) easy to understand blog post for you! So if you’re wondering what AHAs and BHAs are, and why people keep going on about acid toners, READ ON.

Morgan: La’Bonic Oatmeal Exfoliator

La’Bonic isn’t a brand I had heard of before, probably because in Wellington you can only find them at Commonsense Organics; while I am generally in favour of organic products, I’m not dedicated to them to the extent that I shop at CO. If I had more money, I might… but then again, I know my local supermarket so well that I can smash a full grocery shop out in about 10 minutes, so it would take a lot to test my loyalty.

I’m meant to be writing about skincare, not supermarkets, and the La’Bonic Daily Oatmeal Exfoliator has found its place in my (almost) daily skincare routine, so read on for my comprehensive thoughts on it.