Exfoliate – Natural exfoliant cloth
Step 2: exfoliate – An effective exfoliant that doesn’t cost the Earth
A reusable exfoliant cloth that instantly improves skin appearance and radiance.
Unique texture removes dead skin cells evenly and gently.
One single cloth will last for approximately three months with daily use.
Folds away into a small pack. Quick drying. Easy to use in the shower.
100% natural non-polluting cotton cloth.
Dead skin cells shed from the skin during its natural reproductive cycle. However, the effects of stress, pollution and ageing all inhibit this process. griffin+row Exfoliate gently removes dead skin cells from the surface to reveal the younger skin below, thereby improving skin texture and reducing the depth of fine lines and wrinkles.
How griffin+row Exfoliate differs from other exfoliating cloths:
Due to four layers of natural muslin cotton, the cloth has a very luxurious feel. Each layer is incredibly gentle, and yet when combined, they give the cloth great strength.
With a size of 40cm x 40cm, Exfoliate is larger than other cloths on the market.
Exfoliation will help to:
- Increase blood circulation to boost oxygen and nutrients to the skin cells.
- Remove congestion such as blackheads and blocked pores.
- Enhance the absorption and penetration of your moisturiser, such as griffin+row Nourish and Enrich.
Spotlight on exfoliation and the cell turnover process
1. Cells are continuously reproduced in the basal layer of the epidermis.
2. Over a period of 28 days, they are pushed towards the surface of the skin and turn into a protein substance called keratin. As cells die, they release moisture and lipids and come to rest in overlapping layers on the surface of the skin.
3. There are 15 to 20 layers of flat, dead squamous cells resting on the surface of the skin.
The skin’s natural function is to shed those cells. Ageing, stress and dehydration impede the skin’s natural desquamation process.
(Illustration: Structure of the epidermis)
Reducing skin congestion
When oily skin and excess dead cells combine in the pores, congestion develops.
Below the epidermis, the sebaceous gland produces oil. When dead cells are not shed properly, they combine with the oil and stick inside the pore, creating a plug or blockage. The lump you can feel below the skin, is the hardened mass of dead cells and sebum. The “plug” in the pore is both unsightly and difficult to remove.
Open comedones as seen above, distend the pore, and become blackened by oxidation. Closed comedones, remain trapped below a layer of dead skin cells on the surface.
The key to reducing the appearance of comedones is regular exfoliation, because exfoliation removes the excess dead skin cells and prevents pores becoming blocked.