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Start The Year Fresh With These Exfoliating Products

They will instantly brighten and smooth skin to give you a gorgeous glow.

There’s no better – or faster – way to instantly revive and renew your complexion than by exfoliating. It not only softens skin and evens out tone and texture, it also helps to boost cell turnover to improve the overall health of your complexion.

If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve put together a list of our favourite exfoliating peels, serums, scrubs and masks to help you. Just remember, there is such thing as too much of a good thing, so don’t overdo it by using a variety of exfoliators. Pick one from the list below and get started!

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Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions’ Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate, $99
One of the gentlest exfoliating treatments in the market, this overnight serum is infused with fruit acids, cactus and quinoa husk extracts to help boost cell turnover without irritating skin. Used daily, it will refine skin texture and even out skin tone so you wake up with softer skin and a dewy complexion. Sulwhasoo Snowise Exfoliating Mask, $85
A hypoallergenic in-shower wash off mask, it has finely grounded White Ginseng powder to instantly brighten, clarify and smooth your complexion. It also has a Korean medicinal hydrating complex and honey to get rid of impurities, as well a ginseng extract to suppress melanin production and boost collagen production for a plumper, healthier complexion. Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel, $135 for 30 packettes
This uses a mixture of five acids, as well as a cocktail of antioxidants, to get rid of dead skin cells and polish skin’s surface without the need of mechanical abrasion. The treatment comes with two sheets. Step one is packed with rejuvenating exfoliating acids, while step two delivers anti-ageing actives and nourishes and soothes skin to keep it balanced and luminous. It’s also infused with calming and hydrating ingredients like chamomile and green tea extract to fight environmental toxins. Sunday Riley Good Genes All-in-One Lactic Acid Treatment, $227
One of the most potent exfoliating products we’ve ever used, this targeted lactic acid serum exfoliates dull, pore-clogging dead skin cells to instantly clarify and give you smoother, clearer skin, while also reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots. It also has lemongrass extract, which acts as a refreshing astringent, and Prickly Pear extract to soothe any irritation. Shiseido WASO Soft+Cushy Polisher, $55
This has a plush, bouncy texture that feels delightful when applied to skin. It is made with plant-based cellulose granules in a whipped, tofu-like formula that gently scrubs and cleanses to reveal fresher-looking, softer skin. It is also infused with soy extract that helps to strengthen and smooth the complexion Biossance Squalane + Glycolic Renewal Facial Mask, $97
This three-in-one treatment is a peel, exfoliator and mask all in one. It contains a mixture of acids, fine mineral spheres and hydrators to smooth skin’s texture, gently buff and boost overall radiance in just a few minutes. It has glycolic, lactic and tartaric acids to renew and brighten, while the mineral spheres gently polish and soften your complexion, reducing the appearance of fine lines, discolouration and enlarged pores.