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3 Exfoliation Myths Debunked, Plus Which SB Exfoliant is Right For You

Written by: Savor Beauty



Time to read 3 min

One of our specialties at Savor Spa is our double-exfoliation facial, (a.k.a. the Signature Facial) which includes a peel and a microdermabrasion treatment.


The result? Radiant, velvet-smooth skin.

Pumpkin Peel at Savor Spa, shot by Insider
Pumpkin Peel at Savor Spa, shot by Insider

Most people think that what happens in the treatment room must stay in the treatment room, but when it comes to exfoliation, that’s definitely not the case. An ongoing exfoliation program at home is necessary to keep your “spa face” in between treatments! 

Here are three more exfoliation myths we hear all the time—debunked: 

Myth #1: You can use the same exfoliant you use on your body on your face. 

Truth: It’s tempting to grab that sugar body scrub and try to multitask by using it on the face, too. Don’t! The body skin is about 0.60 mm thick, while facial skin is thinner at around 0.12 mm, making it much more delicate.


The face needs a more finely ground exfoliant to remove the dead skin cells for a healthy, glowing complexion. Choose a cleanser like the Pearl Cleansing Cream for gentle daily exfoliation. 

Myth #2: You should not exfoliate if you have sensitive skin. 

Truth: Removing the dirt and toxins that are clogging the pores through gentle exfoliation helps sensitive skin be less reactive and absorb a nourishing moisturizer more easily.


For our sensitive skin beauties, we recommend the Cherry Collagen Peel, an active enzyme exfoliating treatment that gently dissolves dead skin cells.

Myth #3: Peels can only be done by a pro during monthly facials.

Truth: You can absolutely do peels at home, even if you are not a pro! We sell the same Savor Beauty peels that are used in our Savor Spa treatment rooms, just at lower at-home strengths.


They're equally as effective, just more user-friendly and less likely to cause irritation.

As for how often to exfoliate, make sure to follow directions! When you over-exfoliate with a peel, you will see a visible loss of skin, dryness, excessive breakouts, and flaking.


The general rule of thumb is to use the peel once a week and to take it off when you feel it begin to tingle.

More Exfoliation Methods, the Savor Beauty Way

For Daily Physical Exfoliation

The Pearl Cleansing Cream is a creamy, milky cleanser with crushed grapeseeds that provide a light physical exfoliation that's gentle enough for everyday use. Use 2x daily.

Savor Beauty Pearl Cleansing Cream
Savor Beauty Pearl Cleansing Cream
Pearl Cleansing Cream texture with crushed grapeseeds
milky texture with crushed grapeseeds

For the full Savor Spa experience, layer it on top of the Coconut Jasmine Pre-Cleanse Oil for a deeper cleanse, the Korean beauty way. 

This skin-loving pair is available in the Double Cleanse Kit for 10% off! 

For Sensitive Skin

Our go-to peel for sensitive skin is the plumping Cherry Collagen Peel, which uses pineapple and papaya enzymes to gently digest dead skin cells. Use 1-2x weekly.

savor beauty cherry collagen peel
Savor Beauty Cherry Collagen Peel
savor beauty cherry collagen peel
cooling jelly texture!

As you let the Cherry Collagen Peel work its exfoliating magic, wrap yourself in our Herbal Neck Wrap in Sweet Cherry for a relaxing skin-to-soul renewal ritual.

For Hyperpigmentation

The Pumpkin Enzyme Peel contains 5% lactic acid to slough off dull skin cells while brightening skin tone and fading dark spots. Use 1x weekly.

savor beauty pumpkin enzyme peel
Savor Beauty Pumpkin Enzyme Peel
savor beauty pumpkin enzyme peel
loved by skinfluencers!

After exfoliating with the Pumpkin Enzyme Peel, follow up with our bestselling brightening Pumpkin Seed Serum for your most luminous, even-toned skin.

For Oily + Acne-Prone Skin

What if we told you that you could exfoliate your skin and unclog your pores in just 30 seconds?

The Yuzu Lemonade Peel is a potent cocktail of 2% salicylic acid and vitamin C to control oil production, unclog pores, and brighten in a flash.

Savor Beauty Yuzu Lemonade Peel
Savor Beauty Yuzu Lemonade Peel
savor beauty yuzu lemonade peel before and after
results you can see!

Founder's Tip: Mix a dollop of the Yuzu Lemonade Peel with the Jasmine Milk Cleanser for an exfoliating cleanse that gives an extra glassy, sheeny glow!

For Cellular Renewal

Wake up to your smoothest, brightest skin with the Pumpkin Face Cream, a PM moisturizer enriched with lactic acid (AHA) and gluconolactone (PHA) for cellular regeneration. Use nightly.

This face cream is a seasonal exclusive going away soon!

Savor Beauty Pumpkin Face Cream AHA + PHA
Savor Beauty Pumpkin Face Cream AHA + PHA
Savor Beauty Pumpkin Face Cream AHA + PHA
rich, decadent texture melts into skin

For best results, use with the rest of our pumpkin collection. Shop our seasonal sets at 10% off, also going away soon!

For Dual Exfoliation

Want both physical and enzyme exfoliation? Look no further than the Manuka Honey Mask.

Rice bran provides a gentle buffing to the skin, while apricot and pineapple enzymes reveal a fresh, juicy glow.

Savor Beauty Manuka Honey Mask
Savor Beauty Manuka Honey Mask
Savor Beauty Manuka Honey Mask
hydrate, detoxify, exfoliate

We love Manuka honey for its hydrating and detoxifying properties. Shop the rest of our Manuka honey collection for head-to-toe exfoliation. 

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