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Skincare Love From Head to Toe

23.05.2024 | Skincare

Let’s face it (pun intended) skincare isn’t just about your face. Your body needs some TLC too. It’s about feeling your best in your own skin, from head to toe. We believe that every part of your skin deserves attention and care, and our new body care products are formulated to deliver just that.


Why is Skin Exfoliation a Key Step in Unlocking Your Best Body Skin?

One of the essential practices in any body care regimen is exfoliation. Much like exfoliating your face, exfoliating your body is like hitting the reset button for your skin. The skin on our body is thicker, produces less oil and has a slower skin cell turnover rate than our facial skin, making it prone to become dry, rough, and dull, as well as being susceptible to more stubborn concerns such as KP bumps, ingrown hairs, and body breakouts – meaning effective exfoliation is essential.


What Are the Two Types of Exfoliators?

When it comes to exfoliation, you’ve got two options, chemical or physical.

First up, we have physical exfoliation, which is all about the hands-on approach. This method uses abrasive particles or tools, which can be more aggressive on the skin. While it can initially provide a satisfying feeling of smoothness, over time, it may lead to redness, irritation on the skins surface, potentially exacerbating skin concerns rather than improving them.

On the flipside, we have chemical exfoliation which is like a magic potion for your skin. We know what you’re thinking, ‘chemical’ doesn’t sound like something you want to put on your skin so let us explain a little more. Chemical actually refers to the active ingredients used in the formula, like Salicylic and Glycolic Acids as well as other AHAs and BHAs – you’ll be familiar with these ingredients already from our other skincare products like Glycolic Acid Toner and Salicylic Acid Cleanser.

The purpose of using these chemical ingredients in exfoliation products is to gently but effectively break down and loosen the ‘glue-like’ links that hold our dead skin cells together. This encourages the shedding of dead skin cells to reveal smoother, brighter looking skin underneath plus, with consistent use, it can help to visibly retexturize and even the skin’s appearance.


The INKEY List Body Care Range:

For our new body care collection, we’ve formulated with two hero chemical exfoliation ingredients, Glycolic Acid and PHA. Let’s dive into the science behind them; Glycolic Acid is a potent alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) known for its deep exfoliating properties. It effectively exfoliates surface dead skin cells to help smooth rough, bumpy texture and its resurfacing action also helps to visibly improve hyperpigmentation and reduce the appearance of razor bumps. PHA (Polyhydroxy Acid) is a dual-action acid which is a gentler alternative to AHA’s, making it suitable for various skin types. It gently and effectively exfoliates skin's surface to help remove dead skin cells whilst also acting as a humectant, attracting moisture within the skin to increase hydration levels to reveal smoother, brighter more even skin.

Introducing our New Body Care Heroes:

The first star of our lineup: Glycolic Exfoliating Body Stick- this stick means business, multiple concerns, one targeted solution. With its convenient stick format, this Body Stick is the answer to targeting and visibly improving body skin concerns which 9 out of 10 people experience*. Powered by chemical exfoliation, this specialist treatment delivers deep, effective exfoliation and is proven to tackle stubborn concerns including KP bumps, ingrown hairs, rough skin, and body breakouts in as little as 7-days**.

Next up, we have our PHA Exfoliating & Hydrating Body Water Cream, the ultimate 2-1 solution for daily exfoliation and hydration. Clinically proven to reveal brighter, smoother & more even body skin in just 1 week***, this lightweight water cream gently but effectively exfoliates whilst hydrating the skin barrier for smoother, brighter, and more even-looking skin. The instantly absorbing formula leaves no sticky residue and is suitable for all skin types making it ideal for daily use.

With the launch of INKEY Body, we’re here to show you there’s a better way to exfoliate, and it’s so easy to do you can make it part of your daily routine with no extra effort. Get ready because your best body skin is just a glide away… INKEY SAYS EXFOLIATE.

*Attest Survey of 500 people, 18-45 years-old, August 2023 / **4-week consumer study of 100 people / ***4-week clinical trial of 30 people 

Now you’ve got your layering knowledge locked – why not take our 2-minute skincare quiz to find a skincare routine that’s personalized for you and your skin goals.

Have another question about skincare layering? Need advice on your routine? Our #askINKEY experts are ready and waiting to help you, chat to them today.
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