Exfoliate to Glow

Exfoliate to Glow
Exfoliate to Glow
Exfoliate to Glow
Exfoliate to Glow

Exfoliate to Glow

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.

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

Warning: Avoid if you have 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). Once 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 a week.

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

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

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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Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
Monique Clark (Philadelphia, US)
Exfoliate Toner

This is so gentle on my skin I have such a Natural glow luscious Non irritating just love it will highly recommend.

Rukhshana Hossain (Sydney, AU)
Amazing product

I always put my very honest review by giving the item a little extra time. I have been using the Exfoliate to Glow for about 4 months and have noticed my skin is lot better than before. I used to use physical exfoliating products and that used to make my skin very sensitive for 3-4 days after using it. But Exfoliate to Glow never gave me any burning or other sensations. I have been struggling with my blackheads problem for almost 20 years and never been able to get rid of it without having some red marks on my nose and chin. Now my nose and face is completely blackheads free and it feels amazing. Exfoliate to Glow gives me an immediate brightness after washing it off. I am quite happy with this product and I highly recommend it to anyone with sensitive skin.
Thank you so much Dr V.

Saba Butt (Romford, GB)

Omg…. So I put this on my face as per directions. Felt a little tingle and thought oh no it’s all going wrong! Soon I washed it off followed by night-care routine instantly felt a difference and saw a difference. It amazing so far no complaints. Will invest in more products soon.

John Bordelon (San Francisco, US)
Great feel!

This product is super effective yet somehow still gentle enough not to irritate. Before I was using 10% benzoyl peroxide which was effective but irritated and burned slightly. I can feel the active ingredients in this product working as well as see results, but no irritation or burning. I can tell a lot of work went into formulating this product. Nothing else like it!

Krystal Alwani (Kowloon, HK)
Love it!

I have been using this product for about 7 months and even though I still see my hyperpigmentation marks I love how my skin is feeling so much more smoother and brighter. It exfoliates the skin with no redness! My pores also seem to look so much smaller on my cheeks. I really love how it makes my skin feel. Thank you Dr.V

Shirley (Singapore, SG)
Exfoliate to Glow

Best exfoliator and easy to use. No redness and brightens the skin. Bye bye physical scrub!

BA (Seattle, US)

I accidentally ordered it but im glad I did. I have been using Face pigmentation kit for three month but didn’t see much change till I used the Exfoliate to glow. If I could I would give million stars!!