Retexturing is a relatively new buzzword in skincare. In fact, I just reviewed a facial retexturizer from another skincare brand a couple of weeks ago. Now, retexturing is happening for body care.
Exuviance, a brand that I use often, is known for their founders, Drs. Van Scott and Yu, who discovered the antiaging benefits of glycolic acid on skin and who developed the first glycolic acid peel. Now, they have created a retexturing, exfoliating treatment with 10% glycolic acid/PHA (polydroxy acid, a gentler form of AHA) for the skin on arms and legs.
Exuviance Retexturing Treatment was developed to turn around dry, flaky or rough skin on arms and legs and to help crepey skin. It can also be used for Keratosis Pilaris, the bumps that can surface on the back of arms. Fortunately, I don’t have Keratosis Pilaris so I can’t address its effectiveness in helping with that, but I do have very dry skin. Although I’ve been testing Exuviance Retexturing Treatment product over the past week since I received it from the blogging association, Brandbacker, I think the true test for me will come this winter when my skin is at its driest and flakiest. Nevertheless, Retexturing Treatment has worked even over this short time to make my dry skin look and feel smoother and less ashy.
With Vitamin E and shea butter, the product claims to “lightly hydrate”. I was initially concerned that light hydration wouldn’t be enough for my dry skin, but I was wrong. I usually apply Exuviance Retexturing Treatment at night before bed because you’re not supposed to apply this after shaving because the GA could be irritating. When I wake up in the morning, my skin still looks and feels hydrated instead of dry. I’m impressed. I’m hoping that longer term use will help the occasional crepey look that I get on my arms and around my thigh/knee area when my skin is especially dry. The cream also can help strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier so hopefully my skin won’t get as dry in between uses.
Exuviance Retexturing Treatment has a light, pleasant, sweet floral scent that disappears immediately and won’t interfere with any perfume that you might wear. The cream is not the least bit greasy, but it immediately softens skin.
Priced at $42 for a large tube of 6 fl. oz., Exuviance Retexturing Treatment can be purchased on the Exuviance/Neostrata website where I noticed there’s a 20% off end of summer sale going on right now with the code: EXUVIANCESUMMER, at Ulta Beauty, on dermstore.com and other online retailers. Made in the U.S.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycolic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Gluconolactone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ammonium Hydroxide, Lactobionic Acid, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) Acetate, Arginine, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Parfum (Fragrance), CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 17200 (Red 33)
Have you tried Exuviance yet? Do you have a favorite Exuviance product?
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