Emma Lewisham
Illuminating Exfoliant with AHA/BHA + 24 Hour Hydration
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The advanced treatment Illuminating Exfoliant polishes away impurities - resurfacing, brightening and giving deep 24 hour hydration to reveal an instantly smooth, supple and radiant complexion. Everyone’s favourite exfoliants - AHA and BHA - gently dissolve pore-clogging debris and minimise the look of redness and reduce breakouts - restoring a clear, healthy and luminous glow.

Details Harnessing the power of high performing actives, including Organic Yarrow, Mallow and Hibiscus flower peptides, all ingredients in this scientifically proven formula are meticulously chosen to brighten, detoxify, smooth and hydrate. Restoring Sea Kelp supports youthful looking skin, while Saccharide Isomerate - the next generation of Hyaluronic Acid - triggers the skin's own rehydration system, delivering unparalleled hydration as it plumps the skin.

Exfoliating is directly correlated to anti-ageing benefits and is a fundamental building block to overall skin health through ensuring other skincare products can be applied optimally to skin. A combination of physical and natural chemical exfoliants, this luxurious formula delivers truly age-defying results. 

Best for:  dullness • ageing • dehydrated skin

Natural Actives Include - AHA •  BHA •  Saccharide Isomerate (Hyaluronic Acid)

100% Natural - Vegan - Cruelty Free - Safe for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding - Refillable + Recyclable - Commercially Compostable Packaging


Emma Lewisham believes that you shouldn’t have to compromise between having natural formulations and ones that actually work. Therefore they uniquely commission independent laboratories to perform in vivo (on people) and in vitro (in the laboratory) testing to ensure their products are scientifically proven to give you results.

 Independent in vivo tests by ingredient manufacturer on hydrating ingredient, Saccharide Isomerate, have proven it to:

  • Improved skin barrier function after one use*
  • Long lasting hydration over 24h*
  • Just 1hour after showering and even after a week of frequent showering, this ingredient helps reinforce the skin’s barrier.
  • Stay active on the skin even after exfoliant is washed off*

 *Proven by independent manufacturing testing on 33 women over seven days and measured using a MoistureMeter SC.


Active Ingredients • Vegan • Cruelty Free • 100% Natural 

100% clean and naturally derived, Emma Lewisham’s Illuminating Exfoliant contains high performing active ingredients for unparalleled performance in resurfacing, brightening and hydrating.

Emma Lewisham uses everything you need and nothing you don't, with every ingredient working hard to deliver you results. Their formulations are packed with the highest number of science-backed, synergistic and cutting-edge ingredients from around the globe, to ensure they deliver the highest performing natural products available. 

All ingredients are safe to use while pregnant and breastfeeding.

Free from - Parabens & Phenoxyethanols Artificial Preservatives Sodium-Laurel-Sulfate (SLS) Artificial Fragrances Phthalates Fillers

 Skin Heroes: Scientific & Efficacious

Saccharide Isomerate  - Proven to deliver more hydration than any other ingredient on the market, Saccharide Isomerate is the next generation of Hyaluronic Acid. With a smaller molecular size, it penetrates deeper for prolonged hydration up to 72 hours after application. Strengthening the skin's barrier via hydration, supporting elasticity and boosting collagen - it locks in moisture while promoting the skin's internal water production, hydrating the skin from the inside out.

Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), Lactic Acid - Gently dissolving the glue that cements dead skin cells together, AHAs remove pore-clogging debris and congestion while their revered anti-inflammatory properties minimise redness and prevent breakouts.

Jojoba Wax Beads - These biodegradable beads gently exfoliate the skin while their natural emollient properties help to maintain skin hydration.

 All Ingredients

EWG ratings in brackets (1 = low, 10 = high).

Organic Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera) leaf extract (1)  •  Water (1)  •  Coco-caprylate (1)  •  Cetearyl alcohol (1)  •  Organic Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil (1)  • Glyceryl stearate citrate (1)  • Hydrogenated Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) oil (1) •  Parfum (natural fragrance, derived from flowers)  •  Glycerin (1) • Pentylene glycol (1)  • Kaolin (1)  • Salix alba (Willow) bark extract (1)  • Hibiscus sabdariffa (Hibiscus) flower extract (1)  • Organic Mentha piperita (Peppermint) leaf extract (1)  • Lactic acid (1)  • Organic Primula veris (Cowslip) extract (1)  • Organic Leontopodium alpinum (Edelweiss) flower/leaf extract (1)  • Saccharide isomerate (1)  • Organic Achillea millefolium (Yarrow) extract (1)  • Alaria esculenta (Seaweed) extract (1)  • Organic Alchemilla vulgaris (Lady’s Mantle) extract (1)  • Organic Malva sylvestris (Mallow) extract (1)  • Organic Salvia hispanica (Chia) seed oil (1)  • Citrus grandis (Grapefruit) peel oil (1)  • Organic Melissa officinalis (Lemon Balm) leaf extract (1)  • Organic Veronica officinalis (Speedwell) extract (1)  •  Mica (2)  •  Titanium dioxide (2)  •  Xanthan gum (1)  • Glyceryl caprylate (1)  • Caprylic/capric triglyceride (1)  Iron Oxides (2)  •  Dehydroacetic acid (1)  •  Iron oxides (2)  •  Benzyl alcohol (4)  •  Benzyl benzoate (5)  •  Citral (3)  •  Citronellol (4)  •  Farnesol (4)  •  Geraniol (5)  •  Limonene (4)  • Linalool (3)

100% of Emma Lewisham ingredients are natural, naturally derived or nature-identical.

76% of this formulation is made from organic ingredients.


All Emma Lewisham products are Toitu Climate Positive certified PAS 2050 and are designed to be circular - both world first benchmarks in beauty. Through their global circularity programme, the ‘Emma Lewisham Beauty Circle’, Emma Lewisham takes back all of their used packaging to be refilled or recycled.

Carbon number: 1.68 kgCO2e/100ml. This means that the carbon dioxide emitted during the production of their Illuminating Exfoliant equates to the carbon dioxide responsible for approximately 0.5 litres of Arctic sea ice loss.


Emma Lewisham’s Illuminating Exfoliant bottle is made from frosted glass with a plastic cap and pump, created from imported virgin materials. It is circularly designed to be refilled many times before being returned to Emma Lewisham through the ‘Emma Lewisham Beauty Circle’ initiative where it will be sterilised and refilled.

 The Illuminating Exfoliant box is 100% recyclable. Printed on environmentally responsible PEFC certified paper and printed using oil free, vegetable based inks with water based coatings, our boxes will biodegrade.


Massage 2 pumps onto damp skin, using gentle circular motions for 5-10 seconds. Leave on the skin for another 20 seconds to allow actives to take full effect. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water, Emma Lewisham recommends using a natural muslin cloth. Follow with serums/ creams/ oils. Use 3-4 times a week in the evening.

All Emma Lewisham products are developed to be used together, head over to their Routines page for their step by step recommendations.

While Emma Lewisham’s formulations are 100% naturally derived and nature identical, they recommend doing a patch test or consulting your medical practitioner before using any new skincare product, particularly if you have sensitive skin or allergies.

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