This Gentle Exfoliator Works Ridiculously Well With My Rx Retinol

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I was recently made aware of a skin-care snafu that can be filed under “I should have known better.” The foul: Getting back into my Rx retinol routine (hi, Altreno!), but being rather remiss in remembering to exfoliate.

In my (very weak) defense, my skin is super sensitive and when I use retinol regularly, I have to keep my routine rather simple. But a very skilled aesthetician gave me the high sign that she could tell I was being diligent with the Altreno—but not so great with anything else. (I believe her words were: “There are a lot of dead skin cells on your face.” Fancy.)

Enter OSEA’s award-winning Seaglow Resurfacing Scrub ($58). Like everything the brand creates, it delivers—this time via a no-nonsense face exfoliator that can pretty much be described as the most perfect polish.

I can honestly say that anything I’ve ever used by OSEA is exceptional, and this glow-inducing scrub is no different.

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A consumer study seems to agree: 97-percent of users agreed skin felt smoother, refreshed and deeply cleansed after just one use. The numbers for use after a week are equally impressive, with 100-percent of users agreed skin looked more radiant and is glowing.

One five-star reviews sums it up better than I can: “I love how this product makes my face feel clean—not like I am losing an entire layer of skin but just the dead stuff. My pores are smaller and the overall texture of my face is improved.”

The Benefits

Besides doing all the things a solid exfoliator should do, this multitasker harnesses the power of flower acids, then combines that with with oceanic physical exfoliants to visibly minimize pores, all while smoothing the skin. The texture is also a dream—a nourishing, “whipped marshmallow” concoction that really cleans and clarifies without making skin tight or dried out.

Key Ingredients

Flower acids, kiwi AHA-infused rice Microparticles, glacial oceanic clay powder (sea salt), bentonite, volcanic sand, blue-green algae, cloudberry seed oil

How to Use It

The brand says it’s OK to use morning or night, two-to-three times a week, or as needed. With my sensitive skin, I find that it works best (and doesn’t get me red or reactive), if I use twice a week on the days I’m not applying my retinol.

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