Scalp Care
Exfoliator

A skincare-inspired, pre-shampoo scalp treatment formulated to gently exfoliate and visibly reduce dry scalp flaking, excess oil, and buildup — in just five minutes.

Please note: This item is excluded from our Friends and Family discount.

$38.00
Full 3.4 oz
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Key benefits

  • Gently exfoliates to remove dead skin cells, impurities + buildup for a healthier scalp
  • Visibly reduces the appearance of dry scalp flaking after one use
  • 100% said it removes buildup.*
  • 100% said it reduces excess oil.*
  • Includes a prebiotic clinically proven to boost hydration and reduce sebum + excess oil over time
  • Lightweight serum with direct tip applicator makes for easy use
*Based on 3-week external clinical study.

Formulated without

Formulated without

Ingredients

Water/Eau/Aqua, Propanediol, Mandelic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Gluconolactone, Isopentyldiol, PPG-24-Glycereth-24, Saccharide Isomerate, Methyl Diisopropyl Propionamide, Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Extract, Agave Tequilana Leaf Extract, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract, Pentylene Glycol, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Betaine, Gluconic Acid, Lysolecithin, Sclerotium Gum, Citric Acid, Pullulan, Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Hydroxyacetophenone, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance/Parfum, Limonene

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The proof

Remove buildup + excess oil in just 5 minutes.

Scalp Care Exfoliator

Highlighted ingredient: Gly-acid blend

A proprietary blend of glycolic acid, BHAs, and PHAs cleanse the scalp by exfoliating + removing dead skin cells.

Highlighted ingredient: Botanical extracts + humectants

Soothes irritated scalp and complements exfoliating gly-acid blend.

Highlighted ingredient: Pentavitin™ prebiotic

Balances + improves scalp health by boosting hydration and reducing sebum.

How to use

How to use:

Using the nozzle, apply directly to the scalp as a pre-shampoo treatment. Use on wet or dry hair. Massage to uniformly distribute. Wait 5 minutes and rinse. Follow with shampoo. Use 2-3 times per week or as needed.

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A skincare-inspired, pre-shampoo scalp treatment formulated to gently exfoliate and visibly reduce dry scalp flaking, excess oil, and buildup — in just five minutes.

All hair and scalp types.

Use Scalp Care Exfoliator in or out of the shower. Using the nozzle, apply directly to the scalp as a pre-shampoo treatment. Use on wet or dry hair. Massage to uniformly distribute. Wait 5 minutes and rinse. Follow with shampoo. Use 2-3 times per week or as needed.

Our Gly-Acid Blend features glycolic acid as well as other AHAs, BHAs, and PHAs, known for their ability to exfoliate the skin. Glycolic acid has a small molecular size which enables it to penetrate the skin deeply for effective exfoliation. This blend gently eliminates dead skin cells and buildup from products, dirt, and oil. To complement our exfoliating blend, we've enriched our formula with potent botanical extracts such as beet root, blue agave, and betaine that soothe the scalp and ensure the scalp remains nourished, balanced, and healthy. Lastly, Pentavitin™ prebiotic balances and improves scalp health by boosting hydration and reducing sebum.

To use the product, twist the blue nozzle to open. When finished using the product, make sure to hold the bottle upright and close the blue nozzle, then wipe off the top of the tip to help prevent clogging.

Yes, you can use Scalp Care Exfoliator if you have a dry scalp. Follow with Scalp Care Dry Scalp Treatment to deliver instant hydration and lasting relief. This routine is similar to skincare where you follow exfoliation with moisturizer.

Yes, you can use Scalp Care Exfoliator if you have an oily scalp. Our formula doesn’t just remove excess oils in one use, it is clinically proven to reduce excess oil on the scalp by 36% overtime*. *Based on 3-week external clinical study.

Yes – everyone can benefit from scalp exfoliation no matter the condition of your scalp. The scalp is constantly battling against dirt, oil, dead skin cells, and product buildup that can impact follicle health. These factors can cause hair strands to become weakened and/or damaged.

No, Scalp Care Exfoliator should not irritate the scalp. If you have a sensitive scalp, consider using this product 1-2 times per week.

You can use Scalp Care Exfoliator 2-3 times a week or as needed.

The fragrance is more herbal, blending notes of jasmine and green tea with the freshness of bergamot and mint, over a base of warm musk and cedar.

Yes, you can use Scalp Care Exfoliator as you see fit for your routine when shampooing is involved.

Scalp Care Exfoliator can be used by those with hair extensions, though it is recommended to keep the product away from the roots for tape-in extensions to avoid breaking down the adhesive. Tape-in extensions adhesives can vary between installs. Consult with your stylist to ensure this product is a good fit for you.

Scalp Care Exfoliator is recyclable through TerraCycle.

Scalp Care Exfoliator is an efficacious formula that has a custom blend of skincare-grade acids paired with a prebiotic. Our proprietary Gly-Acid Blend ensures proper exfoliation while gentle enough to use on all scalp types, multiple times a week. The carefully selected prebiotic is proven to boost hydration and minimize sebum, which helps reduce excess oil on the scalp overtime.

Many scalp exfoliators on the market, particularly scrubs, have granules that are intended to be the workhorse for exfoliation. However, these products can cause irritation , be difficult to apply directly to the scalp, and often get trapped in hair strands. Chemical exfoliators, while effective and easier to use, often demand more time than people are willing to add to their hair care routines. Living Proof Scalp Exfoliator is a gentle, chemical scalp exfoliator in a custom pack designed for precise application to the scalp. This package has with a twist lock mechanism that eliminates the hassle of a cap and makes it easy to use in the shower.

Yes, after waiting 5 minutes, you need to follow Scalp Care Exfoliator by washing with shampoo as this is a chemical exfoliant that needs to be removed.

Yes, Scalp Care Exfoliator is sulfate-free.

Yes, Scalp Care Exfoliator is paraben-free.

Yes, Scalp Care Exfoliator is oil-free.

Yes, Scalp Care Exfoliator vegan & cruelty-free.

Yes, Scalp Care Exfoliator is silicone-free.

Yes, Scalp Care Exfoliator is safe for color or chemically treated hair.

Yes, Scalp Care Exfoliator is keratin treatment safe.

Yes, Scalp Care Exfoliator is phthalate-free.

Yes, Scalp Care Exfoliator is Gluten Free.