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Gentle liquid exfoliators for brighter, glowing skin: The Ordinary, Drunk Elephant, and Pixi amongst many others

Gentle liquid exfoliators for brighter, glowing skin: The Ordinary, Drunk Elephant, and Pixi amongst many others

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Text: Emily Heng


Image: Instagram | @glossier

How we feel about facial scrubs is said best surmised by one Anakin Skywalker from epic space-opera franchise, Star Wars. "I don't like sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating and gets everywhere." Amen to that, Darth Vader. Think about it: with typical physical exfoliators relying upon friction to remove dead skin cells, it's no wonder your mien is often left feeling dry, tight, and sensitised after. Thankfully, the beauty Gods have heard our pleas and provided in the form of a liquid exfoliants. The gentle, equally-as-efficacious cousin to physical types, they encourage natural cell turnover by loosening the bonds between healthy and dead skin cells — all without the need for rapid massaging motions, we might add. All pros and no cons? You bet. Our top picks, below.

 

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