Certain beauty products — think NARS blush in Orgasm, Clinique's Black Honey lipstick — are so good, they're practically famous and have devoted, loyal followings. While we love many of these, we've been wondering why others have been quietly flying under the radar. With that in mind, meet our series,Cult Classics, in which we'll introduce you to the products you should really, truly know about (and try, like, right now). They're not brand-new, but trust us: They've got staying power. If we had to characterize exfoliants, we'd say they're the beauty equivalent of a dentist's visit. Sure, they're vital, but also a bit terrifying. And, for good reason — traditional, physical exfoliants can leave reactive and sensitive skin looking a little worse for the wear. But, that is not a good enough reason to skip this crucial skin-care step, considering the necessary cell turnover it promotes. It's all about finding a gentle exfoliant that works for you. Enter: Immunocologie Exfoliating Lotion. The luxe brand's exfoliating lotion is just that — a lotion that smooths on and sloughs off dead skin. Unlike the tubes and tubs you're used to seeing, Immunocologie's exfoliator has nothing granular in it like salt, seeds, or microbeads. What dissolves your dead skin is a cocktail of acids — heavy-hitters glycolic and lactic acid. These two work together to lift away dead skin cells gently: no roughness, no redness, no irritation, no nothin'. Even better, this unique formula detects your skin's pH balance and sebum levels, allowing it to work just as your skin needs it to. Meaning, you can use this guy daily without your face flaking off. That's a major plus, because the more you use this stuff, the more it works. After continued use, you'll be left with a visage so glowy, people are going to ask where you were just vacationing. Exfoliating is such a key step in your skin-care regimen — especially come summer, when all that sweat and bacteria mixing with dead skin wreak havoc on your face. So, consider adding Immunocologie's Exfoliating Lotion to your routine. You may not be able to go on holiday this summer, but your face will look like it just spent a week relaxing on a beach. Immunocologie Exfoliating Lotion, $150, available at Immunocologie.
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