Baby Steps Exfoliation Treatment | Lactic Acid + Gluconolactone
1 fl. oz / 30mL
Who said chemical exfoliants aren't for dry skin and sensitive skin types? Baby Step's 30% gluconolactone and 15% lactic acid make this product ideal to obtain a smoother, brighter complexion in the most gentle of ways. This treatment doubles as a nightly booster or as a once a week rinse-off mask. It's chemical exfoliant customizability at your fingertips!
This acid booster was designed to give you the freedom to integrate as you need it into your routine. Dilute with your hydrating serum or moisturizer for a nightly treatment or use once a week as a wash-off mask. Baby steps at your service!
Baby Steps is tinted pink using a natural colorant derived from sweet potatoes. To minimize irriation, this product is completely fragrance and essential oils free.
30% Gluconolactone: PHA, a gentle alternative to AHAs. It has demonstrated efficacy to combat effects of photoaging.
15% Lactic Acid: AHA that is one size up from glycolic acid, making it the gentler alternative to chemical exfoliation. It's naturally found in your skin at low levels as a hydrator as well.
Skin soothers at effective doses to calm irritated skin
2.5% Boswellia Serrata Extract: Indian frankincense is an ancient extract still relevant today for its skin calming properties. It can calm skin irritated by aggressive active ingredients like acids and retinol
Baby Steps is tinted pink using a natural colorant derived from sweet potatoes. To minimize irritation, this product is completely fragrance and essential oils free.
*Full Ingredient List: Water, Gluconolactone, Lactic Acid, Glycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Propanediol, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Dipropylene Glycol, Boswellia Serrata Gum, Beta Glucan, Anthocyanin (Ipomoea Batatas Root Extract), Maltodextrin
I've finally found an exfoliant I can use. I've used exfoliants in the past at a lower percentage and experienced so much irritation with little to no results. I use baby steps as a 10 minute mask and my skin texture has visibly improved. My skin loves this product :)
baby soft skin
i have combo acne-prone skin and can’t handle harsh exfoliants. i also use tretinoin so i have to be really careful not to compromise my skin barrier. baby steps is sooooo gentle and leaves my skin feeling baby smooth and never dry or sensitized. i usually mix a drop with my moisturizer once per week, but i’ll use it as a face mask if i feel the need. i also love the PHA and AHA they chose since they have hydrating properties (we could all use more hydration right?!). such a lovely formula!! i will definitely be repurchasing!
Love the versatility
The top of my 'actives' pyramid is currently a tret based Curology acne prescription, so I needed to be conservative & intentional about incorporating any exfoliating acid into my routine. This has been great, so far I've used it as a mask once and as a drop in addition to my AM serum two consecutive days w/o any irritation (but *with* a noticeable softening/glow-y effect.) I also introduced a 10% vit C serum just before this and haven't had issues w/ the combo. This does impart a tackiness to the peptide serum I'm adding it to, but it's similar to those makeup gripping primers and seems to work the same way, so that turned out to be a bonus! (And after my normal makeup routine it was all set down and dry to touch.) I also got the Gold Standard and can't wait to dabble in that one as well when I'm confident my skin can handle it. Thanks for making such a flexible product!
Gentle but effective
Baby Steps is an excellent exfoliator for sensitive skin. My skin is prone to redness and irritation and Baby Steps created a real glow without irritation, despite my using it every other day. Great product.
a gentle exfoliant
just started using it, but so far so good for my dry skin!