This Is Hands Down The Best Chemical Exfoliant for People With Sensitive Skin

No more stinging sensation? Hallelujah!

The Splurge: Farmacy Honeymoon Glow
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Swapping out your physical exfoliant for the chemical variety is all fun and games until you realize it gives your skin the same level of irritation.

Typically, the tingling feeling goes away after about two weeks, but if it hasn't, or your skin is generally prone to sensitivity, then you should definitely swap out whatever you're using now for Farmacy's Honeymoon Glow AHA Resurfacing Night Serum; simply because it's the best exfoliator for sensitive skin.

What makes this AHA/BHA complex stand out from the rest is that the formula includes not only hyaluronic acid to pump up the skin's moisture levels, but also a proprietary honey blend for added hydration and antioxidant benefits. The exfoliating properties include gentle acids from hibiscus flowers, so you will still notice a reduction in hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles — just without any drying side effects.

Farmacy Honeymoon Glow

To buy: $60;

To use, start off by washing your face with a gentle cleanser, then apply two pumps to your skin. Follow up with a hydrating serum or oil and rich moisturizer. Start off slow by using it two to three times a week, then decide if you want to build your way up to more frequent use.

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I love to use this serum on nights when my skin is either freaking out or feels a little dry. After keeping it as a mainstay in my bathroom for months, I know it's going to get the job done, and give me a healthy glow by morning, all without throwing my skin further out of whack.

The Splurge is our recurring column dedicated to expensive beauty products that are worth it. This week, why we're rebuying Farmacy's Honeymoon Glow AHA Resurfacing Night Serum, despite the $60 price tag.

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