Exfoliation is one of the most important steps in any successful home skincare routine for both the face and body, working to encourage the removal of redundant skin cell (corneocyte) build-up. This provides all-important skin rejuvenation benefits, helping you to achieve healthy and glowing skin. Exfoliation furthermore improves the penetration and action of actives applied to the skin following the exfoliation process.


Exfoliation products are divided into the following categories:


Physical or mechanical exfoliation: includes the use of tools and granular scrubs that rely on friction and abrasion to remove redundant skin cell build-up from the surface of the skin.

Enzymatic exfoliation:  Biological enzymes like that of papain and bromelain encourage redundant skin cell removal by acting as proteolytics, breaking down intercorneocyte cohesion, thereby softening the skin and encouraging the sloughing off of redundant skin cells.

Chemical exfoliation: makes use of chemical agents, like Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids, that lower the pH of the skin and in turn causes the skin to shed. 

DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care includes all forms of exfoliation in their range of Retail and Professional products as follows:

DermaFix DermaPolish is an enzymatic exfoliation option, utilising Papain enzyme for safe, yet effective removal of redundant skin cell build up across all skin types.

DermaFix DermaPolish + Activated Charcoal provides gentle enzymatic exfoliation alongside the adsorptive benefits of Activated Charcoal.  Ideal for use on problematic and congested skin types.

DermaFix Ultra XFoliant is a physical exfoliator offering controlled resurfacing benefits for the body.  May be added into a body wash or shower gel and used as needed.

DermaFix DermaBright makes use of AHA Mandelic, assisting with cellular turnover and encouraging the lift off of damaged skin cells.


In-clinic exfoliation options form DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care includes the above mentioned products, along with the following protocols:


DermaFix Rapid Exfoliation is a professional in-clinic protocol that makes use of a combination of both mechanical and enzymatic exfoliators.  This is the ideal treatment protocol to offer as a chemical-free skin resurfacing technique.  The use of a mechanical exfoliator allows for removal of redundant skin cell build-up, and functions as an alternative to other Microdermabrasion protocols offered in-clinic.

DermaFix Rapid Exfoliation provides rejuvenation for aged, leathery skin types, whilst improving skin texture and eliminating stubborn blackhead congestion. It is also beneficial for the softening of scars, and may be done prior to body-treatment protocols for improved results.

DermaFix Advanced Skin Resurfacing Techniques making use of various AHA’s, BHA’s and other peeling mediums. These professional treatments are offered alongside integration of DermaFix Home Care products, and provide controlled and safe results for ageing, acne and hyperpigmentation-prone skin types.

DermaFix Conditioning Alkaline Wash provides a ‘quick lift-off’ of redundant skin cell build-up by causing a shift in pH within the skin.  The Conditioning Alkaline Wash protocol is especially beneficial to soften areas of thickened corneocyte build-up such as corns and calluses on the feet.  It furthermore works to remove superfluous hair on the face and arms, soften scarring on the body, improve keratosis pilaris (acid bumps) commonly found on the backs of the arms and thighs, prevent the occurrence of ingrown hairs alongside shaving, as well as encourage the ‘lift-off’ of hyperpigmented lesions.


For more information on the above-mentioned DermaFix products and protocols visit www.dermafix.co.za or contact us directly on 0861 28 23 23.