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Gentle Resurfacing Liquid

Gentle Resurfacing Liquid

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It’s no secret that chemical exfoliants are considered the key to glowy, refined skin… but there can be too much of a good thing! Overuse or too strong of an exfoliant can impair your barrier and microbiome, resulting in breakouts, redness, flaking and sensitivity (we’ve all been there!). Finding the ‘just-right’ strength exfoliator makes all the difference - helping to smooth out texture, brighten the skin and reduce the appearance of blemishes, fine lines and pores. Enter: The Gentle Resurfacing Liquid. A new-generation resurfacer designed to be kind to skin. 

An exfoliating formula combining a unique cocktail of AHA’s (Mandelic, Lactic, Glycolic, Malic and Citric), BHA (Salicylic Acid) and PHA (Gluconolactone) to gently dissolve the bonds binding dull, dead cells to skin’s surface. The toner-like fluid stimulates cellular renewal to improve the appearance of imperfections, fine lines, discoloration and the appearance of enlarged pores. Green Tea and Licorice Root help brighten, whilst White Tea, Mushroom and Gotu Kola soothe and calm the skin, revealing a luminous, refined complexion.

The Benefits:

▪ Gently exfoliates the skin, making it safe to use with a Retinol regimen
Softens the skin
Restores complexion radiance and refines skin texture 
▪ Improves appearance of hyperpigmentation, acne, and pores
Helps minimize the effects of intrinsic and extrinsic aging

the faqs

Can I use this every day?

Deviant purposely designed the Gentle Resurfacing Liquid to be gentle, with consideration that you may want to use it daily or in conjunction with other actives, such as retinoids. Whilst it can be used daily, we believe and recommend that skin doesn’t need to be exfoliated more than 3 times per week or as prescribed!

Can this product cause purging/breakouts?

Yes, for some people who may be new to chemical exfoliation. Purging can happen when using active ingredients such as Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Beta Hydroxy Acids (such as those in the Gentle Resurfacing Liquid) that stimulate cell turnover, causing under-the-surface pimples to come to a head. Some people purge and others don’t - however purging should only last a few weeks (it should not last months!) and it should follow a trend of where you usually break out.

Can I use this product with Tretinoin or with other retinoids?

Yes, however we recommend that you alternate between them on different days and not use them in the same routine. The Gentle Resurfacing Liquid is a great option to alternate with Vitamin A products due to how gentle it is.

We would recommend taking careful observation of your skin when introducing more than one active ingredient into your routine! With higher strength retinoids, we recommend limiting the Gentle Resurfacing Liquid to 1-2 times a week.

Is the Gentle Resurfacing Liquid safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

The Gentle Resurfacing Liquid is considered low to no risk for those that are pregnant or breastfeeding. The exfoliant contains 0.5% Salicylic Acid, which is considered a safe concentration in skincare products. The general consensus is to avoid products with a higher percentage of BHA (above 2%) when pregnant or breastfeeding, such as those seen in professional peels. However, we always recommend that you consult your physician/healthcare provider before using the product, who can provide you the best advice.

the skin protocol

As the second step in your prescribed routine, after cleansing. With a cotton pad, apply onto the entire face, neck and décolleté in pressing, gentle bottom to upward motions. This can be used AM and/or PM. Do not rinse. Always use sunscreen in the AM.

If you are new to acids, are on a retinol regimen, or lean sensitive, please only use this 2-3 times a week. Start off slow before increasing your days of exfoliation. Over exfoliated skin is not cute!

the action potential

Triple-Acid Complex

A combination of AHA’s (Mandelic, Lactic, Glycolic), BHA (Salicylic Acid) and PHA (Gluconolactone) to gently slough dull surface skin cells to smooth texture, brighten and minimizes the look of pores and congestion.

Licorice Root Extract

An antioxidant-rich plant extract which helps to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and improve overall skin tone and clarity.

Centella Asiatica

A hero botanical that is a rich source of amino acids and active compound Madecassoside which help to immediately soothe the skin and strengthen the skin barrier.

the full ingredient list

Aqua (Water), Mandelic Acid, Glycerin, Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Camellia Sinensis Leaf (Green Tea) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root (Licorice Root) Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf (White Tea) Extract, Tremella Fuciformis (Mushroom) Extract, Propanediol, Propylene Glycol, Gluconolactone, Malic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Centella Asiatica Leaf (Gotu Kola) Extract, Citric Acid, Aesculus Hippocastanum Leaf (Horse Chestnut) Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Calcium Gluconate, Butylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate.

About Deviant Skincare

Founded by Natalie Smyth + Connor Dickenson, Deviant Skincare aims to desegregate beauty, to deviate from gender-specific, age-specific, and trend-driven product development and marketing. The mission is to create products unbound by gender, age or time; effective formulas that respect the integrity of skin and provide real results. Skincare should simply be the harmony of purpose and formula: meaningful products, with potent, efficacious ingredients that truly benefit skin. All Deviant Skincare products are developed with ALL skin in mind, specifically acne-prone and sensitive skin. 

Bisma fell in love with Deviant Skincare’s efficacy + incredibly luxurious skincare experience. From the renowned Cleansing Concentrate to the best Pigmentation Corrector Serum, Deviant releases masterful formulations that excel in getting the skin results. We are honored to be the first, and currently only, retailer of Deviant Skincare in the USA.

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