Our FOAMIE Exfoliating Face Bar is not your average run-of-the-mill facial exfoliator, but is that a problem?
Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells, and it’s a fundamental factor in achieving healthy, soft skin. However, it’s important to know which type of exfoliator is best for your skin.
Many facial exfoliators on the market contain very harsh, abrasive ingredients like beads and grains that can in fact do more damage than good to your skin. They work by mechanically shedding off dead skin cells, however, sometimes these coarse grains can cause microtears in the epidermis (outer layer of your skin). When your skin is torn, bacteria can enter easily which can cause irritation, inflammation and even infection. Not to mention, the average plastic microbeads that are used in many everyday exfoliators have been shown to pollute oceans and damage marine life, as well as being non-biodegradable. So, you’ve really got to be careful with what kind of exfoliator you’re using – both for the safety of your skin and the environment!
So here at FOAMIE, we made sure to do a lot of research into what was best for your skin when we were creating an Exfoliating Face Bar. We didn’t want to use any abrasive grains or beads, and we eventually came across jojoba wax balls, which come from the jojoba plant.
Why are jojoba wax balls better than typical grains or beads for exfoliating?
First and foremost, the jojoba wax balls are definitely a more environmentally friendly option when it comes to exfoliants. They are naturally sourced and don’t contain any plastic (perfect for a FOAMIE product!). The spherical shape of the jojoba ball is also an important factor as to why we chose it for our Exfoliating Face Bar. Because the wax balls are smooth and round in shape, they offer less aggressive exfoliation. Jojoba wax balls imitate the structure and consistency of sebum, the oil naturally produced by the skin. The similarity means that when you use jojoba wax balls on your skin, you can actually trick your body into thinking it’s producing enough sebum, thereby lowering your natural oiliness and so protecting your skin against acne breakouts.
So, it’s safe to say it isn’t a problem that our FOAMIE Exfoliating Face Bar is different from your everyday facial exfoliators, in fact, it’s a good thing. The jojoba wax balls in our Face Bar are not only beneficial for your skin, but also for the environment!
Here at FOAMIE, our missions are both sustainability without compromise, and performance without compromise! We offer top-quality skin and body care whilst simultaneously making sure we play our part in the fight against climate change.
exfoliating face bar: £6
Leave your face feeling velvety soft with the new Exfoliating Face Bar by FOAMIE. No plastic beads here, instead Jojoba wax balls clear the face of dead skin cells and then apricot oil gently nourishes it to leave your skin extra soft.