Upon discovering and experiencing the great anti-aging benefits of Hyalogic's Episilk Pure Hyaluronic Acid and Instant Face Lift serums, I was encouraged to give other Hyalogic products with hyaluronate acid a go. Knowing that good skin starts with clean skin, I began my trial on Hyalogic Episilk Facial Scrub ($19.95), for my night time cleansing regimen. I was so pleased with how Episilk PHA and IFL serums refined fine lines, plumped and firmed up my skin as I mentioned in an earlier review. So I thought it a good idea to maintain and supplement those good effects by including the Episilk Facial Scrub in my "anti-aging weapons".
Not only is its cleansing performance highly effective, it also hydrates and softens, unlike some cleansers-exfoliants that leave the skin feeling stripped of its natural moisture. Thanks to the key actives Exfo-Amber and Hyaluronic Acid formulated amongst other natural ingredients, Episilk Facial Scrub deep cleanses, lightly exfoliates, moisturizes, soothes and preps my skin for the easy application and absorption of the serums.
According to the company's FAQs on this product, "Exfo-Amber is a novel plant ingredient naturally derived from fossilized forest resin that is ground to a fine particle size, thus allowing for mild facial exfoliation. This plant product accelerates skin desquamation, therefore improving skin appearance."
The Hyaluronic Acid provides the moisture and nourishment for the collagen in the epidermal top layers and underlying dermal areas for skin hydration and firmness.
Indeed, with the microscopic granules in this creamy sand-colored scrub, a pea sized amount can easily dissolve the day's make-up and other environmental grime aside from shedding off dead skin cells. With regular use of Episilk Facial Scrub, I feel like my skin's natural renewal process is accelerated and there is quicker penetration for serums and moisturizers which are easily absorbed upon application. My pores are visibly unclogged, my skin tone seems more even and brighter, and my skin is softer and smoother to the touch. I can have a glowing complexion every day with Episilk Facial Scrub which is gentle enough to use daily (or in my case, nightly, as I choose to use it at the end of the day) for my combination normal to oily skin, and according to the company information, even for sensitive skin.
I would definitely recommend it because of its efficacy and good value. I believe that the 4.58 oz tube, priced under $20, will last longer than six months with my once a day usage.
water, decyl glucoside, sodium lauroyl lactylate, Exfo Amber (glycol stearate, ceteartyl olivate, sorbitan olivate, pinus resin, glycerin, hydrolyzed caesalpinia spinosa gum, caesalpinia spinosa gum), olive squalane, organic corn starch, cetyl alcohol, sodium hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), natural peppermint oil, glucose oxidase and lactoperoxidase.