Should I Exfoliate?

Exfoliation is the process of removing the outermost layer of dead skin cells either manually or chemically. Exfoliating with harsh chemicals such as AHAs and manually exfoliating with abrasive materials can actually speed up the process of aging, instead of halt it.

Telomeres, the section of DNA found at the end of chromosomes, protect the genetic information during replication and keep the ends of the chromosome from fraying. When your cell replicate, your telomeres shorten with each replication. Many scientists believe that telomeres are the key to anti-aging and lengthening telomeres will keep skin looking young and fresh. When you force your skin cells into a new cycle with extensive exfoliation, your telomeres shorten prematurely, and eventually your chromosome cannot replicate anymore and enter a senescence state, or ‘state of being old.’

Here at Elysee, we’ve made it our mission to preserve telomere length with our products while helping to keep your skin looking young and vibrant. You may ask: How do we do that while also helping you slough off your dead skin cells and keeping pores clear?

Our Almond Meal Facial Scrub and LuminAcai™ Daily Facial Scrub gently remove dead skin cells and help open pores without the rough exfoliates found in other products:

Almond Meal Facial Scrub: This facial scrub is designed for all skin types.  Made from 100% pure natural almonds, it acts to remove dry skin, unclog pores, and clear a muddy complexion so you have a soft, supple and healthy glow to your skin.  Natural oil in the almonds help keep a moisture balance in the skin and is gentle enough to be used daily.

LuminAcai Daily Facial Scrub:  This multi-action exfoliator polishes skin with a smoothing blend of micro powdered Acai and Guarana pulp to gently remove excess skin debris, thereby helping to prevent clogged pores. The result…an immediate improvement in skin’s appearance – a brighter complexion, improved skin clarity and freshness!

Looking for a product that isn’t a cleanser to help keep skin soft and clear? Our Face Appeal Skin Resurfacing Complex aids in the skin’s own natural exfoliation process without harsh chemicals or exfoliants:

Face Appeal Skin Resurfacing Complex:  Elysee’s Face Appeal was designed to help replenish skin surface components that have become affected over time leading to these visible signs of aging. Through a composite of proteins, amino acids and oligopeptides for an enzyme alternative to abrasive acids, this unique skin resurfacing complex optimizes the skin’s own exfoliation process leading to a smoother, more radiant, younger-looking skin. A gentle way to slough away dead skin cells, polish and brighten a dull complexion.

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