Exfoliate to Glow 50ml

Exfoliate to Glow 50ml
Exfoliate to Glow 50ml
Exfoliate to Glow 50ml
Exfoliate to Glow 50ml
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Exfoliate to Glow 50ml

A skin brightening and hydrating chemical exfoliator, safe for skin of colour. 5% mandelic acid plus 5% lactic acid with humectants and anti-inflammatories. 50ml volume in bottle.
  • Optimal active ingredients for Skin of Colour
  • NO fragrance, essential oils or drying alcohols
  • For most skin types (normal/dry/combination)
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Dr Vanita Rattan Exfoliate to Glow (50ml) is a skin brightening and hydrating chemical exfoliator, safe for skin of colour. 5% mandelic acid plus 5% lactic acid with humectants and anti-inflammatories. STEP 4 of 6 (Dr. V - PM Routine).

It is strongly recommended to apply Super Hydrating Toner before using this exfoliator.

Once a week application is advised for sensitive skin, twice a week for non-sensitive skin.

Warning: Avoid if you have very dry/sensitive skin, if skin is broken or if you have eczema/rash/spots/rosacea/inflammation. If it stings, please stop use and wash off.

The most common way to exfoliate is to use a physical scrub and to mechanically rip skin cells off. However, this is not limited to just dead skin cells and can lead to skin sensitivity, a damaged skin barrier and micro tears.

A more even, controlled and gentle exfoliation is chemical exfoliation, with large Alpha Hydroxy Acid molecules i.e. Mandelic acid and Lactic acid.

We prefer to avoid Glycolic acid for skin of colour as it is a small molecule and can lead to hot spots.

It is 'NAFE SAFE' to minimise chances of irritation i.e. No Denatured Alcohol, No Fragrance and No Essential Oils. 

Irritation can be more problematic for darker skin tones, and therefore it should be avoided where possible.

For most skin types (normal/dry/combination) & persons over 16 years and over.

Persons with oily skin can also use the range but will be more suited to use the upcoming 'Dr Vanita Rattan Trio Blemish' range for oily/acne prone skin instead
(e.t.a April 2022).

Not for persons with a history of reactions to skincare products or overly sensitive or damaged skin.

> Key Ingredients: 

Mandelic Acid 5%, (gentlest Alpha Hydroxy Acid)

Lactic Acid 5%, (most hydrating Alpha Hydroxy Acid)

Glycerin 7% (humectant-water magnet to hydrate skin)

Centella Asiatica Extract solution (anti inflammatory during chemical exfoliation)

> Full Ingredients: 

Propylene Glycol, Aqua, Glycerin, Lactic Acid, Mandelic Acid, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Polysorbate-20, Centella Asiatica Extract, Triethanolamine, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate.



STEP 4 of 6 (PM Routine). 1-2 times per week.

In the evening, after your Dr V Super Hydrating Toner, apply 1-2 pumps of Dr V Exfoliate to Glow on the skin, and rub into the skin with your fingers.

Leave it on for 10-20 minutes max. depending on your skin sensitivity, then wash off.

Apply just once per week for sensitive skin, twice per week max. for normal skin.

Follow with Dr V Antioxidant Power Serum and Cera Pep Moisturiser after that.

Warning: Avoid if you have very dry/sensitive skin, if skin is broken or if you have eczema/rash/spots/rosacea/inflammation. If it stings earlier than 10-20 mins, please wash off immediately.

1. How long would Daily Range products last for?

This will vary for each product and person, however, if usage guidelines are followed, the average duration may be 4-6 weeks approx.

2. Is the Daily Range suitable for pregnancy & breastfeeding?

The range is suitable for pregnancy with the exception of the 'Antioxidant Serum'. If unsure or your circumstances vary, please check with your doctor.

3. Is the Daily Range suitable for all skin types?

Yes it is suitable for all skin types, however persons with very sensitive skin / rosacea / active skin conditions etc. should AVOID the 'Exfoliate to Glow' chemical exfoliator.

If using 'Exfoliate to Glow' with sensitive skin, please leave on the skin for less than the standard recommended time i.e. you
may need to remove it faster if it tingles/stings sooner.

4. Can you use the Daily Range with Dr. V Hyperpigmentation kits / other professional treatments?

All the products can be used, but NOT the 'Exfoliate to Glow' at the same time. In general, exfoliating washes/scrubs should not be used with anti-pigmentation treatments.

You can take 1 day off the Facial Pigmentation kit in the week to exfoliate if need be, in which case 'Exfoliate to Glow' can be used.

5. Should I still use Niacinamide, Ceramides, Retinol, Vitamin A/C/E serums from other skincare lines in conjunction with the Dr V Daily Range?

You don't need to use any of the active ingredients above from other products as they are already well represented in the Daily Range. Doing so would be a waste of money and could lead to skin reactions.

However, you can add an extra Retinol product into your skincare routine if you wish to (but not essential).

6a. Can other exfoliating products be used on days when i'm not using Dr. V Exfoliate to Glow?

No, please avoid as this may lead to over-exfoliation, which in turn may lead to skin sensitivity.

6b. Can I still use Tretinoin with the Dr. V Exfoliate to Glow?

It is acceptable to use Tretinoin with the Antioxidant Serum, but NOT with the Dr. V Exfoliate to Glow. You can use Tretinoin on a different day to exfoliation however.

However, it is not permissable to use Isotretinoin/Roaccutane with ANY Dr. V product (allow a 6 month gap).

8. I have never used Vitamin A before, do I need to do anything special to start off with?

The Antioxidant Power Serum contains the least irritating form of Vitamin A and at a low %, hence it can be used as normal per the application guidelines.

However, as with all treatment products, we advise patch testing first, to ensure there are no skin reactions before proceeding with application to the more prominent areas.

9. Why is there Citric acid in the Power Serum, I thought Dr V does not like it ?

Citric acid is used in low % as pH buffer, not at high % as an exfoliator (not recommended).

10. Can these products be used after microneedling procedures?

Yes, after any soreness from the microneedling has subsided, all Daily Range products can be used except for the 'Exfoliate to Glow' product.

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"If I had to pick one product for immediate brightening and smooth skin, I’d pick Exfoliate to Glow. It gently and evenly removes the top layer of dead skin cells, revealing younger cells and also allowing better penetration of actives. I make sure to use it 1-2 nights per week or before parties, events & filming.
--- Love, Dr. V "

Customer Reviews

Based on 56 reviews
Sruthi (Duluth, US)
Love it!

Excellent product! My skin is loving it! Light weight, spreads beautifully leaving skin soft and supple! Love the way my skin feels :)

Patience (Hayes, GB)
Verified BB🇬🇧 exactly one week ago

This work like a magic is so good, make your face, very smooth
I haven’t use it for long time, just only one week but I can see the brighten is coming. I can’t wait to review the final resource after 1month

Maiada Kheir (Qiryat Bialik, IL)
Glow to exfoliate

Non irritating after I use it theres no irritation like I put something cold on my face

Diamond (Camberley, GB)
Gentle and Effective

I recently purchased this exfoliate and glow and it has really made a huge difference. My skin is much brighter and smoother since using this with the cera prep moisturiser and antioxidant Power Serum.

Sk (Romford, GB)

I love it I can’t believe it seriously I used lot of products never got like this. It’s just like wow 🤩 Thanks Dr v

Pat (Blainville, CA)
Exfoliate to glow

It's really work... My skin is getting beter and beter.
Thank you Dr V

Andee (Whitby, CA)

I’ve been using this product just under a month and I have to say, I’m very impressed! I noticed a healthy glow right from the 1st use and I love the tightening feeling as it’s working through and even more once I apply my regular moisturizer for the night. It’s so soothing. I let it sit for 5 minutes before rinsing as I skip toner and I have zero irritation. My skin is quite sensitive and I’ve been afraid to use any exfoliants so I did my research and concluded this was the product I wanted to try. I’m so glad I did. I knew my skin needed the extra step of exfoliating but I’m very careful with adding any skin care products due to sensitivity. I have a couple of other products from Dr. V that I’m still learning to use for best benefit to my skin, and now that I’ve added the exfoliation step, I’m anticipating that it will all come together. Overall, hands down, this is an awesome product!

Edith Sam (Queens, US)
Just love it!

The first time I used the Exfoliate to Glow, I used it for only five minutes, and I got a bright complexion (my face seemed to turn into a mirror) right after, and it lasted until the next day. Although the second time and the third time I did not get that bright glow as the first time, my skin is still glowing, the complexion is more even than before I used it, and I look healthier. I am happy with the result.

Regina Gillis (New Rochelle, US)
Exfoliation to glow

The exfoliation is very gentle on the skin and produces a natural glow. There was some stinging, but I managed to get over it. It's been a while, but I'm still going to do it. I can see a difference in my skin already.

YUDY FERRERA (St. Petersburg, US)
Such a good product!

Very gentle on the skin. On my second bottle. I love it!

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