Exfoliation is a staple in any antiaging skin-care routine. But if you're not sure where or how to start adding those products in, the new Drunk Elephant serum might just be your answer.
All exfoliating products work by removing dead skin cells and dirt, which reveals softer, glowing skin underneath. Regularly exfoliating your skin can help prevent acne and gradually reduce some signs of aging, like dark spots and general dullness. Physical exfoliators do this via manual scrubbing or brushing the skin, whereas chemical exfoliating ingredients more gently remove the bonds between dead skin cells, which makes them easier to remove.
The Protini Powerpeptide Resurfacing Serum ($82, Sephora) is powered by a 10% concentration of lactic acid, which is one of the mildest chemical exfoliators. So if you're already using other antiaging products or your skin is on the sensitive side, this serum is an easy way to get the benefits of exfoliation without a huge risk for irritation. (It's still a good idea to introduce this product slowly, possibly patch test on your inner arm before putting it on your face, and to avoid using this on the same day as other powerful exfoliating products.
But, along with the brand's cult-favorite moisturizer, the new Drunk Elephant serum also has another antiaging benefit: peptides. These molecules are made up of amino acids that, in skin care, can encourage the formation of collagen and help prevent the body's natural collagen breakdown process. Different peptides do these jobs in different ways, but in general, peptide skin-care products can contribute to plumper skin. So this serum can help reduce signs of aging in two gentle ways: with chemical exfoliation and with peptides.
The new Protini Powerpeptide Resurfacing Serum is now available at Drunk Elephant and Sephora.Drunk Elephant Protini Powerpeptide Resurfacing SerumA gentle exfoliating serum powered by lactic acid and peptides that can be used to reduce some signs of aging.$82 at Sephora
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