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A build-up of dead cells on skin’s surface can cause its texture to become rough and patchy, in turn making our complexion appear dull. These gentle, hydrating exfoliators and skin refiners work to smooth and soften for a brighter glow.

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A build-up of dead cells on skin’s surface can cause its texture to become rough and patchy, in turn making our complexion appear dull. These gentle, hydrating exfoliators and skin refiners work to smooth and soften for a brighter glow.     

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1 Clinique 7 Day Scrub Cream Rinse-off Formula, $48
With spherical microbeads in a moisturising, creamy base, this scrub gently removes dead skin cells, and boosts skin hydration so that the rest of your skincare is better absorbed.  

2 Cosme Decorte AQ MW Crystal Liquid, $117
An AHA-free exfoliating serum, it contains a blend of natural fruit extracts to gently remove dead cells and impurities without the usual stinging sensation. Plus, an added hydrating ingredient helps lock in moisture. Sweep over cleansed skin with a cotton pad, and follow with your usual routine. 

3 Radical Age-defying Exfoliating Pads, $105, Escentials
It doesn’t get any simpler than this: Just sweep one of these AHA- and BHA-soaked pads over cleansed skin before applying skincare. The formula is said to boost cell turnover, promising brighter and firmer skin with regular use.

4 Ren Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask, $85, Escentials
A blend of glycolic, lactic, citric and tartaric acids from fruits, along with papaya enzymes, works to exfoliate and decongest skin. In turn, pores and the appearance of fine lines are minimised, and skin radiance is boosted. 

5 Orbis Skin Active Serum, $45
This pre-lotion serum booster has bilberry leaf, gromwell root and liquorice root extracts to minimise inflammation, redness, irritation and large pores. Seaweed extracts with smoothing enzymes then work to gently refine skin texture for a clearer complexion. 

6 Mt. Sapola AHA Fruit Xetract, $29.90
Suitable for acne-prone skin, this potent concoction of AHAs derived from kiwi and grapefruit gives similar results to a chemical peel: brighter, younger-looking skin. Use it no more than three times a week, or dilute it with your usual moisturiser or lotion.

7 Porcelain Revive Natural Skin Refiner, $98
A non-abrasive exfoliator with hydrating properties, this uses natural enzymes to get rid of impurities, dissolve dead skin cells and supposedly stimulate cell renewal. The result? Improved skin tone and radiance. 

8 Sulwhasoo Snowise Brightening Exfoliating Gel, $68
Mild enough for daily use on sensitive skin, this brightening scrub includes finely milled dried ginseng powder and walnut shell to slough away surface impurities with a refreshing, non-drying sensation. The gel base also contains honey extract that works to absorb excess sebum.