You blend your own formula, chemist-style: Mix the dry grains into the cleanser so it’s as hardcore or mild as you want.
You don’t even have to rub this sea-salt/mineral/glycerin paste around to get the exfoliating effect; let it sit on skin for one minute and you will have extra-smooth, noticeably brighter-looking skin as soon as you wash it off.
In addition to salicylic acid—which fights breakouts better than anything—the formula is full of skin-calming plant extracts (tamanu oil, saw palmetto, Indian gooseberry).
Aside from its inherent cool factor—the jet-black goo is made from the ash of a volcano—this is brilliant for serious skin buffing.
The minute crystals in this are similar to what you’d find in professional (and way costlier) treatments; white tea and shea butter bring down redness.
This is low-key enough to use every morning—but it’s got a good dose of salicylic acid (2 percent) to ward off breakouts.