Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycolic Acid, Polylactic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Hexyl Laurate, Sorbitol, Dimethicone, Sodium Hydroxide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Lauryl Glucoside, Caramel, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit, Pectin, Glycerin, Papain, Bromelain, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Dehydroxanthan Gum, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Citric Acid, Propylene Glycol, Fragrance (Parfum), Palmitic Acid, Sucrose, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Maltodextrin, Glucose, Benzyl Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Yellow 6 (CI 15985)
The Jan Marini Holiday Exfoliator includes glycolic acid (an AHA) and proteolytic enzymes (papaya and pineapple) to gently dissolve dead skin cells at the surface of the skin. This product is paraben-free, but it does contain synthetic ingredients, so if you’re exclusively into green beauty, this may not be for you. This exfoliant is suitable for normal, dry, oily, and acne-prone skin types.
How To Use:
After cleansing, gently apply an even layer to wet face using circular motions for approximately 15-30 seconds. Mild stinging or tingling may occur. It contains very small exfoliating particles made with dimethicone (a silicone) that dissolve as you massage them over your skin. Gently remove using a washcloth with tepid water and blot dry. I have been using this exfoliator twice a week now for the past 3 weeks and it is amazing! It makes my skin clean, refreshed, and super smooth without running the risk of over-exfoliation. I find the Jan Marini Holiday exfoliator very gentle, but it gets the job done. And it smells really good too.
I’m ok with an aggressive peel, but I think that this product is designed to be used on a regular basis even for those who have a sensitive skin.
“Your complexion looks radiant when it’s smooth enough to reflect light,” says Jeannette Graf, an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.
Jan Marini Skin Research is one of the most respected brands in professional skin care. JMSR has formed associations with some of the world’s leading physicians and research scientists to develop cutting-edge solutions to today’s most common skin concerns. JMSR has introduced a host of technological firsts, has been awarded numerous patents and has published multiple independent peer-reviewed studies on its products.
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These products were received free to review and was not influenced by any type of monetary compensation. All opinions are my own.