Aqua, 1, 3- Butylene glycol, With Hazel Extract, Aloe Extract, Cucumber Extract, Glycerin, Yarrow Extract, Bearberry Extract, Heather Extract, Licorice Extract, Sophora Japonica Extract, Scutellaria, Baicalensis Extract, Polysaccharide, Kojjic Acid (1%), Polythylene Glycol 400, Green Tea Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Bud Extract, Propylene Glycol, Polyqaternium-51, Butane, Subtilisin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizinate, Cyclodextrin, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum
Exfoliate–Me is designed to exfoliate the stratum corneum without aggressive abrasion. The use of enzymes to weaken the bonds of the desmosome to promote desquamation makes the experience for all clients a soothing one. When the stratum corneum has been formed, it must be taken apart through desquamation to allow the natural renewal process to continue. The cells are hooked together by desmosomes at the top, sides and bottom. As the cells move to the epidermis, the desmosome are attached but become weaker. Two known enzymes effectively break the bonds of the desomosomes and free the cells to flake off from the stratum corneum. One of these is a special type of trypsin. The recognition that the removal of dead skin cells was desirable to produce smooth skin in maturing clients, led to the concept of an abrasive scrub. While it may seem that removal of as much dead skin as possible might be desirable, this is not the case. In general, products containing rough-edged or aggressive methods are not appropriate for sensitive skin making a client experience stinging and burning with her usual cosmetic products.