Dr. V Body Smoothing Exfoliator 200ml - removes dull skin, unclogs pores, brightens skin, improves penetration of active ingredients.
Use this powerful AHA/BHA/PHA exfoliating balm 1-2 times per week to restore your skin's natural glow and youthful texture.
In skin of colour, we don’t want to irritate skin or cause reactions, as this is more likely to lead to hyperpigmentation. The Dr V Body range has a minimal expected reaction rate (zero in the consumer study).
The active ingredients are at the correct percentages for skin of colour, working synergistically in an easy-to-follow step-by-step system.
For example, here are the preferred ingredients we use for skin of colour and why:
1. Instead of high % Ascorbic Acid we use it at lower % and with Tetrahexyldecyl
Ascorbate instead (Ascorbic Acid is lower pH and potentially irritating in the sun).
2. Instead of high % retinol, we use low % retinol & combine with it with retinaldehyde which is less irritating and works 11x faster (but more expensive, so not readily available in skincare products).
3. Instead of Glycolic Acid, we opted for the AHA Lactic Acid, which is more hydrating & less irritating, so there is a lower chance of damaging the skin barrier and getting pigmentation.
4. Skin of colour is typically drier, so we use high % glycerin to compensate & hydrate.
5. The surfactant (cleans skin) we use is non-stripping: Cocamidopropyl Betaine.
Also, we use Sodium Laureth Sulfate, not SLS - Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, as the former is gentler for skin of colour.
For people with normal/dry skin, age 21+.
For ageing & dull skin concerns, bumpy Keratosis Pilaris, or general healthy/brighter skin apperance.
Not for persons with a history of reactions to skincare products or overly dry/sensitive/damaged skin.
Body Smoothing Exfoliator Cream/Balm
Lactic acid, Salicylic acid, Gluconolactone - for exfoliation.
Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate, Niacinamide, Octadecenedioic
Acid, Ascorbic Acid - for pigmentation.
Retinaldehyde, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, DermStim & Acetyl Hexapeptide-49 - to stimulate collagen.
INCI: Aqua, Propylene Glycol , Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric
Triglyceride, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Lactic Acid, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea)
Butter, Triethanolamine, Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Dicetyl Phosphate, Salicylic Acid, Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate, Niacinamide, Buddleja Davidii Leaf Cell Culture Extract, Gluconolactone, Octadecenedioic Acid, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice , Centella Asiatica Extract, Ceramide
NP, Salvia Officinalis Leaf Extract, Acetyl Hexapeptide-49, Phospholipids, Retinal, Ascorbic Acid, Squalane, Panthenol, Allantoin, Olive Glycerides,
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Pantolactone, Xanthan Gum, Butylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Caprylyl Glycol,
Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.
Apply your leave-on Body Smoothing Exfoliating balm 1-2 hours before your shower (or as long as you can up to this duration). Loose clothing can be worn on top while you are waiting.
Use 1-2 times a week only.
Remove with Deep Cleansing Body Wash or your regular shower gel to wash away all the dead skin cells.
Your skin is now primed to absorb actives. After you pat dry, apply your Body Brightening Oil packed with collagen stimulating actives for scars and stretch marks.
Warning: In general, only apply the products in this range on normal skin, not if sensitive, cracked or damaged. Not suitable for pregnancy.
In the rare event of skin irritation or an allergic skin reaction, please wash off, discontinue use, let us know and contact your doctor if required.
1. How long do Dr V Body Range products last for?
This will vary for each product and person, however, if usage guidelines are followed, the average duration may be 4-8 weeks approx.
2. Is the Body Range suitable for pregnancy & breastfeeding?
The range is NOT suitable for pregnancy & breastfeeding (contains Vitamin A in every product).
However, it would be a good idea to use before pregnancy (skin conditioning / thickens the dermis to reduce the severity or likelihood of stretch marks).
It would be useful after pregnancy also (helps to repair the dermis, stretch marks, & tighten wrinkled loose skin).
3. Is the Body Range suitable for all skin types?
It is for normal/dry skin, not ideally suited for oily skin (use Trio Blemish range instead).
4a. Can you use the BODY range with Dr. V Hyperpigmentation kits?
Yes, please follow the preferred PM routine below:
1. Apply Body Smoothing Exfoliator
2. Apply Deep Cleansing Bodywash in the shower
3. After the shower, apply the Dr V Body Pigmentation Kit creams (the one you are using that day).
4. Seal in the active ingredients with Body Brightening Oil.
4b. Can you mix & match the Body Range with 3rd party products?
You would not need to use any other products on the same area of skin, the Body Range has all the ingredients you need.
5a. Can I still use Tretinoin/ topical Acne medications (Duac, Adapalene etc) with Body Range?
You can use the Body Wash and Body Oil but please avoid the Body Exfoliator (if skin is dry/flaking).
5b. Can I use the Body Range whilst on Isotretinoin/Roaccutane?
Please only use the Body Wash, not other 2 products.
6. Can I apply Body Range products during the day?
Yes the product range is safe to wear during the day (as opposed to hyperpigmentation kits, which are not).
7. How long does it take to see results?
The timeline below may be broadly applicable to most users:
Immediately (1-3 uses): skin looks brighter with the full kit
After 4 weeks: skin more hydrated & plumper
After 8 weeks: skin should be glowing
After 12 weeks: wrinkles & saggy skin should be improved
To see an improvement in hyperpigmentation also, combine with Dr V Body Pigmentation Kit.
This chemical exfoliator is gentle yet super effective, I have been using it for a few months and my skin is so much smoother and softer, areas were I had bumps have all gone. Highly recommend and a staple in my bathroom now!
I saw a difference with this body exfoliator with just one use. And over the next couple weeks, using it once or twice or week, my entire body is so smooth and soft. No irritation at all. I’m impressed.
Yes it’s a bit annoying to have to remember to put it on an hour or two before a shower but I don’t mind too much, it’s worth it. Actually I think it makes a lot of sense that you’d have to let any exfoliator sit and work on the skin for awhile. Other body chemical exfoliators I’ve used always say to put it on in the shower then wash it off right away but then they’ve never really made a difference to my skin. This one did pretty quickly.
I can imagine over more time it’ll continue to soften my skin even more. In fact, I find I’m using my physical body scrub less and less because my skin is already too soft for it!
Wonderful effective product, my skin felt amazing. However the pump is soooooo wrong, it's so difficult to get the cream exfoliate out, pumping the oil out is fine, but the cream is a pain in that ass to get out. Repackaging necessary!
I loved this product as it really does what it says after one use, I was looking for a product for body for a very long time! And I got it! I will definitely it again and again! But the packaging needs improvement, it’s difficult to squirt, the pumper needs to be more easy to get the product out.
I like the consistency of this balm. It definitely brightens the skin after use. I usually leave it on a bit longer before a wash, and found no irritation to my skin. The only change I would ask is the pump. The amount that comes out, and the effort it takes to get it out is hard work, especially for a body product. It’s pointless in even using these pump heads, because the product image and the practicality of use do not work together. The pump should be similar to the one used on the new Cera Pep/Body Oil. I am not a fan of the chunky sized products though!
This priduct, I didn't see no benifit from it. Might be in the long run. I find it time consuming and extra hassle to put this on an hour or two before shower.