Glycolic Acid Exfoliating Cleanser Review

Looking for a cleanser that can take your complexion from dull to luminous in a very short amount of time? If the answer is “yes, please!” then Body Merry has the perfect face wash for you.

The product: Body Merry’s Glycolic Acid Exfoliating Cleanser

What it’s good for: Cleaning your face, but in a really thorough kind of way. Body Merry actually recommends not using this face wash daily because of its strength. As they put it, “The ingredients in this product are stronger than your average face wash so we suggest starting out by using it only 1-2 times per week then increase your usage of it from there, based off of how your skin tolerates it.”

My skin is on the dry/sensitive side and I’ve found that using this face wash 1-2 times per week is the perfect frequency. That way I’ve been getting the brightening and cleansing effects minus any dryness or irritation.

Key natural ingredients: There are several awesome natural ingredients to highlight here. Of course this cleanser contains glycolic acid, which is a type of alpha hydroxy acid known to have the smallest molecular size and hence the greatest bioavailability. In other words, it can really get into your pores and clean them out. Next, this cleanser features acne-fighting willowbark which is a natural source of salicylic acid. There are also jojoba beads to help the exfoliation process. But don’t worry, they’re not environmentally unfriendly. These tiny beads are made from jojoba oil.

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Photo Courtesy of Body Merry

The price tag: $18.99 (6 fl oz). Not a bad price at all and it will last a long time since you’ll be alternating it with another cleanser.

Where to buy: BodyMerry.com (right now they have free shipping on U.S. orders over $25!)

My favorite perk: This face wash is awesome at unclogging pores and getting rid of dead skin, which is great news for everyone, but especially those of us who struggle with breakout-prone skin.

A Natural Beauty Must-Have

For a while, I didn’t have jojoba oil on hand and I really missed it! It’s definitely my favorite oil when it comes to natural beauty. Jojoba oil is just such a great, versatile natural beauty product to keep on hand. Chemically, jojoba oil is perfect for us humans because its molecular structure is identical to our skin and hair sebum. Jojoba oil has a wide range of uses, but some of my favorites include using it as a makeup remover and facial moisturizer, and also on split ends. These are just a few of its many uses (there are at least 15). My favorite 100% Pure Jojoba Oil costs around $12 and is made by Desert Essence. For a little under $3 more, Desert Essence also makes a 100% Pure Certified Organic Jojoba Oil. Either way you go, you’ll find so many uses for this natural beauty aide, and a little goes a long way so it should last you quite a while!

Photo Credit: DesertEssence.com, LLC

Skincare for a Madame

Lubatti is a UK-based skincare line whose namesake and origin go back over eighty years to Madame Lubatti, a homeopath and self-made skincare expert to English royalty. The founder of Lubatti, Tracy Malone, grew up watching Madame Lubatti and her mother formulate homemade yet high-end products. And today, the tradition lives on in products that feel wholesome and extravagant at the same time. 

My current Lubatti favorite is their Tuberose & Mimosa Pure Indulgence Bath Oil. I chose it because I thought the unique floral combination would smell heavenly and I was right. This blend of almond, jojoba oil, and avocado oil is ideal for putting on right after a warm bath or shower. You could also add a capful to your bath water. The consistency is nice because it’s not too heavy, but is definitely hydrating. 

The Lubatti Collection also includes an almond & vitamin E cleansing cream, orange & jojoba day cream, and an aloe vera & rose day and night face gel just to name a few. 

Photo Credit: Lubatti Ltd