Illuminating Exfoliant

$85 100mls
Rating 57 reviews




Carbon number: 15.91 kgCO₂e/litre
This next generation exfoliation treatment has a triple action effect for unparalleled smoothing, brightening and hydration. For an instant complexion boost, consider this your ...
Carbon number: 15.91 kgCO₂e/litre

This next generation exfoliation treatment has a triple action effect for unparalleled smoothing, brightening and hydration. For an instant complexion boost, consider this your facial in a bottle. Packed with a cocktail of vitamins and uniquely combining both physical and plant-based chemical exfoliants to deeply cleanse the skin, it helps remove impurities to reveal a clearer, smoother and more radiant complexion.

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Agree that their skin is deeply exfoliated without feeling scoured or irritated after using the Illuminating Exfoliant


Agree that their complexion is clearer since using Illuminating Exfoliant


Agree that they want to continue purchasing Illuminating Exfoliant

Source: Consumer Survey July 2022. Based on 30 respondents.

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"Illuminating Exfoliant is gentle and smells lightly floral... Though it sounds tantalisingly edible, it isn't, but your skin will drink in the goodness!"

Illuminating Exfoliant

Application and Routine

Use three times a week. Massage two pumps of exfoliant gently into your skin for two to three minutes – enough time to let our smooth jojoba wax beads physically work away build-up, while the gentle AHA and BHAs dissolve the glue that cements dead skin cells together. Wash off with lukewarm water and a gentle face cloth. Follow in the evenings with Supernatural Face Crème Riche.

Watch the video below to learn why Emma developed Illuminating Exfoliant and her tips for getting the best results.

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Clinical Testing and Ingredients

Our formulations focus on the physiology of the skin, determining how multiple ingredient combinations can work in synergy with each other to deliver superior results.

Developed by scientists and physiologists with over 100 years combined experience, our formulas are engineered with up to 25 meticulously chosen ingredients that are individually efficacious, but in combination work to amplify each other to provide next generation results. The most powerful way to interact with the skin is naturally, therefore we only use natural ingredients, harnessing both bio-identical ingredients found within the skin as well as the specialised, scientifically proven natural plant extracts. These bio-active ingredients work in harmony with the skin to trigger powerful cellular responses that deliver unparalleled results.

While our formulation is 100% natural, naturally derived and nature identical, we recommend doing a patch test or consulting your medical practitioner before using any new skincare product, particularly if you have sensitive skin or allergies. 

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Illuminating Face Exfoliant is proven to deliver antioxidant protection at a cellular level.
Source: Independent in-vitro test (2021) investigating the inhibitory effect of product on macrophage cells.

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Deep Exfoliating Duo: Gentle acids, AHA from Lactic Acid and BHA from Willow Bark, draw out impurities and pollution, while biodegradable Jojoba Wax Beads generate non-scouring physical exfoliation. This chemical-physical duo provides deep exfoliating action without aggravation to deliver an even and glowing texture.

Hydrating and Protecting Complex: Saccharide Isomerate harnesses innovative water-trapping technology to provide deep 24-hour hydration, and antioxidant rich botanical complexes visibly improve skin tone and texture. This next-generation complex provides superior hydration and free radical protection that continues to perform long after this luxurious cleanser is removed.

Ingredients List

EWG ratings in brackets (1 = low, 10 = high).

Organic Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera) leaf extract (1) • Water (1) • Coco-caprylate (1) • Cetearyl alcohol (1) • Organic Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil (1) • Glyceryl stearate citrate (1) • Hydrogenated Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) oil (1) • Parfum (natural fragrance, derived from flowers) • Glycerin (1) • Pentylene glycol (1) • Kaolin (1) • Salix alba (Willow) bark extract (1) • Hibiscus sabdariffa (Hibiscus) flower extract (1) • Organic Mentha piperita (Peppermint) leaf extract (1) • Lactic acid (1) • Organic Primula veris (Cowslip) extract (1) • Organic Leontopodium alpinum (Edelweiss) flower/leaf extract (1) • Saccharide isomerate (1) • Organic Achillea millefolium (Yarrow) extract (1) • Alaria esculenta (Seaweed) extract (1) • Organic Alchemilla vulgaris (Lady’s Mantle) extract (1) • Organic Malva sylvestris (Mallow) extract (1) • Organic Salvia hispanica (Chia) seed oil (1) • Citrus grandis (Grapefruit) peel oil (1) • Organic Melissa officinalis (Lemon Balm) leaf extract (1) • Organic Veronica officinalis (Speedwell) extract (1) • Mica (2) • Titanium dioxide (2) • Xanthan gum (1) • Glyceryl caprylate (1) • Caprylic/capric triglyceride (1) Iron Oxides (2) • Dehydroacetic acid (1) • Iron oxides (2) • Benzyl alcohol (4) • Benzyl benzoate (5) • Citral (3) • Citronellol (4) • Farnesol (4) • Geraniol (5) • Limonene (4) • Linalool (3)

Sustainability and Refills

All Emma Lewisham products are Toitū Climate Positive certified PAS 2050 and are designed to be circular. Through our global circularity programme, ‘Beauty Circle’, we take back all of our used packaging to be refilled or recycled.

Carbon number: 15.91 kgCO₂e/litre.

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