Exfoliating is key to glowing skin, but many of us don’t know where to start. when choosing an exfoliator. We suggest using our PRISM 12% AHA + 5% BHA Exfoliating Glow Serum on a near-daily basis, and pairing its magic with a weekly mask ritual.

We suggest choosing a weekly facial mask based on your current skin concerns, a habit that can rescue us from the doldrums of repetitive skincare routines, tune us into our skin more intimately, give our skin a chance to renew more happily and effectively, and essentially pry us out of a skincare rut.

Observe your skin. Is it feeling rough, dry, congested, etc.? Is your skin prone to discoloration or dullness? Choose from the below Herbivore masks based on the concerns you’ve historically dealt with:

Herbivore Exfoliators by Target Skincare Concern


Sensitive Skin: 

Fine Lines/Wrinkles/Elasticity:



Uneven skin texture: 

Uneven skin tone/hyperpigmentation: 

Exfoliation types (chemical, enzyme and physical) briefly explained:

  • Chemical- Also known as alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), chemical exfoliators dissolve excess dirt and oil via gentle acids derived from natural botanicals. 
  • Enzymatic- Gentle, plant-derived enzymes are considered gentler than chemical exfoliators, and can be easier for very sensitive skin to handle. 
  • Physical- Masks and scrubs are included in this category, and use either absorptive clay or gentle friction to lift and release excess dirt and oil.

Want to know more about the three types of exfoliation? Check out this post.

Questions, comments or concerns? Leave them below. We’d love to hear from you!

8 replies on “Herbivore Exfoliators by Target Skincare Concern

  1. What does Physical, enzymatic, or Chemical mean next to each mask? Aren’t they all of the masks both physical and chemical since natural ingredients are just natural chemicals. . . Are you meaning that it’s a synthetic chemical?

    1. Thanks for your question, Jenny! Enzymatic exfoliation is a type of chemical exfoliation, but is much gentler and milder than AHAs and BHAs—what we consider ‘chemical’ exfoliators. Physical exfoliators like body scrubs use granules and friction to remove dead skin cells and buildup. Let us know if you need further clarification.

    1. Hi Salma! Thanks so much for this question. We recommend using our Prism 12% AHA + 3% BHA Exfoliating Glow Potion 3-5 times per week, and our Prism 20% AHA + 5% BHA Exfoliating Glow Facial 1-2 times per week to reduce hyperpigmentation (dark spots). Let us know if you have any other questions!

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