Exfoliant Creams

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for Exfoliant Creams.

If you're looking for a way to smooth out the wrinkles in your skin, an exfoliant cream might be just the ticket. These products are designed to remove the outermost layer of skin, which is made up of dead cells and impurities. They're especially helpful for people with dry skin, as they can help improve the condition of your skin by removing the excess surface layer. Here are some of our favorites.


I stopped using physical exfoliants and using this lactic acid exfoliant has done wonders on my skin's texture. ...A great chemical exfoliant at an awesome price! It keeps my texture in check and helps reduce breakouts. ...Holy Grail Chemical Exfoliant

What it is: A high-strength lactic acid peeling formula for smoother, healthier-looking skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines/Wrinkles, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Tasmanian Pepperberry: Reduces visible signs of inflammation and sensitivity that are often associated with exfoliation.
- Lactic Acid: An alpha hydroxy acid that exfoliates the skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, mineral oil, oxybenzone, coal tar, and sulfates SLS & SLES. It is also vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated without oil.


My fav exfoliant...The actual grains are very small and smoother that other abrasive exfoliants. I've been using this for years and will continue to use it. ...Simple Physical Exfoliant...I bought this because I was looking for a physical exfoliant to add to my skincare routine, because my chemical exfoliants were taking the skin off, but not all the way.

What it is:
A gentle skin polisher that smooths and refines skin.

What it is formulated to do:
This dermatologist-developed exfoliating scrub gently brushes away roughness and flakiness. It smooths skin to lessen the appearance of fine lines while clearing the way for moisture.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product is allergy tested, dermatologist developed, and free of fragrance, mineral oil, alcohol, SLS, talc, silicone, and gluten. It is comprised of 100 percent vegan ingredients.


It doesn't smell the best but it's not discussing and I can tolerate it because it's the best. I use the serum, eye cream and this moisturizer and my skin looks amazing. ...Finally found my hg cream!...Totally inlove with this cream! I have super sensitive skin and unfortunately many creams dry out my skin or irritate it but not this one....

What it is:
A moisturizer with breakthrough Telo-5™ technology that supports antiaging, targeting the appearance of wrinkles, fines lines, and the signs of aging.

What it is formulated to do:
As we age, fine lines, wrinkles, dryness, and sagging skin occur. Age Arrest’s advanced formula is improves the appearance of skin’s firmness and elasticity, skin discoloration, while it significantly moisturizes skin.


It replenishes the skin’s barrier overnight. This cream has a nongreasy texture that deeply moisturizes the skin despite having a much thinner texture than many other heavy-duty creams....This night cream is amazing! It feels amazing on the skin and doesn’t leave any residue like other night creams I have used before.

What it is: A powerful, visibly retexturizing night cream to intensely hydrate, smooth, visibly even skin tone, and reduce the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Highlighted Ingredients:
- AHAs 5% (Glycolic and Lactic Acids): Visibly smooth texture and reduce dark spots, fine lines, and wrinkles.
- Edelweiss Stem Cell: Visibly firms skin, reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Shea Butter: Is a hydrating and nourishing emollient.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: W


My soulmate cream...First I use Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip cleanser, then Kiel’s Calendula Toner, Paula’s Choice BHA liquid exfoliant, then I use Sunday Riley good genes lactic acid, sometimes at night I add in Kiel’s Retinol micro dose serum , then I use the Aquarius face cream, and top it off with Super Goop MatteScreen. ...So far, I only tried this cream as a "mini" tester that was available for free.

What it is: A lightweight moisturizer—powered by soothing blue tansy and clarifying willow bark BHA—that purifies pores and visibly balances skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dryness, and Oiliness

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Blue Tansy: Soothes and visibly balances skin.
- Willow Bark BHA: A source of salicylic acid that purifies pores and gently and visibly resurfaces skin.
- Zinc PCA: Moisturizes and visibly minimizes shine.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: Oilier skins need moisture, too. This soothing


this is my favorite night time cream. very moisturizing and you don’t need too much. great for my oily and acne prone skin. it’s great because it has natural chemical exfoliants so my skin is glowing in the morning. ...Previously I was using Lush Celestial in the evening, as I need a calming, restorative cream to layer over my chemical exfoliant. This Origins cream is incredible, and my new HG.

Which skin type is it good for?

✔ Normal

✔ Oily

What it is:

A 2-in-1, overnight oil-free moisturizer & peel with Fruit-Derived AHAs that puts dullness to rest for glowing skin that’s smoothed & renewed. This overnight hydrator sloughs off dry, dead layers of skin. You’ll wake to refreshed, resurfaced skin.


Great cream for rosacea...I have sensitive skin and rosacea, I have tried some much more expensive creams with much dissapointment, but this has really helped keep the reddness and flare ups under control, I am staying with this one!...My chin was red and flaky but normal creams would break me out. This cream has caused zero breakouts and my chin is not longer bright red and irritated.

What it is: An extra-gentle, oil-free moisturizing cream that instantly calms skin with visible redness—even skin with rosacea.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Redness

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Probiotic (Lactobacillus): Helps strengthen skin’s natural barrier and restore balance to its microbiome, visibly calming irritation.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, phthalates, and mineral oil.


Its nice to use throughout the week when I use other products or exfoliants that may cause irritation since this moisturizer is so lightweight and calming for my skin....BUT IF YOU HAVE REALLY SENSITIVE SKIN, this may burn. This cream usually burns (slight tingle) my skin if I exfoliate with a spin brush tool or use a strong chemical exfoliant beforehand -- and it's not the exfoliators causing the tingling because when I do the same routine but with my Clinique Dramatically Different Lotion (that yellow lotion), my skin feels fine.

What it is: A bestselling face cream formulated with squalane, glacial glycoprotein, and pro-ceramides to support your skin’s barrier for up to 72-hour hydration.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness and Dullness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Squalane: Replenishes skin’s barrier keeping it feeling soft, supple, and moisturized.
- Glacial Glycoprotein: Intensely hydrates and maintains skin’s moisture balance.
- Pro-Ceramides: Reinforce skin’s barrier strength and resist external disruptors.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens.

What Else You Need to Know: Kiehl’s Since 1851’s #1 selling, ultra-hydrating facial cream


A must have gel cream...Skin Restoring Barrier Gel Creams are formulated to enhance and support the skin’s natural barrier function. ...I like to use a rich face cream in the winter, but in the warmer weather I would much rather use a gel cream on my face instead.

What it is: A lightweight, visibly pore-refining gel-cream powered by B-L3™ that hydrates, absorbs excess oil, and repairs skin’s moisture barrier.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Uneven Texture, and Oiliness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- 3.75% Patented* B-L3™ Barrier Lipid Complex: Replenishes natural lipids to repair skin’s moisture barrier in as little as one hour.
- 1.84% Saccharide Isomerate: Soothes and supports the skin barrier to deliver long-term hydration.
- 2% Niacinamide: Evens the look of skin tone, absorbs excess oil, and refines the appearance of pore size.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing


Love this exfoliant...Very gentle liquid exfoliant! Skin feels more refreshed and softer after use....New to exfoliants, and the YTTP mandelic acid + superfood exfoliant has worked well on my skin.

What it is: A leave-on liquid peel solution that works overnight to visibly smooth skin texture, even skin tone, soften dryness, and fade dark spots.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Lactic Acid 7% and Glycolic Acid 3%: Visibly nourish dull skin and fade the appearance of dark spots.
- Kombucha Black Tea Ferment: Works to renew skin's radiant glow and defend against free radicals.
- Betaine: Helps your skin attract and maintain moisture.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

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