When talking about texture in skin, it is not just the usual zits we are referring to. They also come in the forms of flakiness caused by dryness of skin or small bumps like whiteheads or blackheads caused by excessive sebum production. Good thing, here at Today’s Skin, we have chemical exfoliators made for all skin types. But just note that if you have dry skin, we highly recommend the use of AHAs like Lactic Acid, Mandelic Acid, and Glycolic Acid. While if you have oily and acne-prone skin, we highly recommend the use of BHAs like Salicylic Acid.

Ahead are 5 chemical exfoliators that will result to clear and smooth skin:


This cult favorite, gentle leave-on exfoliant from Paula’s Choice has salicylic acid that quickly unclogs pores, smooths wrinkles, brightens and evens out skin tone. BHA (beta hydroxy acid) sheds built-up layers of skin and has a fluid, lightweight texture that absorbs quickly.

This overnight powerful 3-in-1 treatment from Summer Fridays exfoliates, brightens skin, and reduces the appearance of pores. This is formulated with 16% AHAs, including lactic and glycolic acid. This helps promote natural cell turnover, lifting dead skin.

This exfoliating treatment from Versed is a shortcut to glowing, wrinkle-free skin. In one simple step, The Shortcut Overnight Facial Peel works to resurface and renew complexion. This has a blend of Lactic and Glycolic Acid. Thus, this peel works to breakdown dead skin cells, while anti-aging agent Vitamin A exfoliates, brightens, and hydrates. This also has Vitamin E, Rosehip, and Allatoin that condition and calm the skin, so you wake up feeling renewed and refreshed. Not to mention, this is vegan, clean, and cruelty-free.

This exfoliant from The Inkey List helps penetrate deeper into skin’s pores and unclog them. Beta Hydroxy Acids act to unclog pores, fight breakouts and blackheads, and minimize excess oil on skin.

This mask from The Ordinary is cult favourite status. This jelly-like mask is enriched with BHA (beta hydroxy acid) salicylic acid to gently exfoliate away pore-clogging debris and reduce inflammation – making it an excellent companion for congested, blemish-prone skin types. The formula, infused with charcoal and clays, aims to enhance the appearance of smoothness and clarity, leaving the skin feeling refreshed.

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