Time for another round of face scrubs ♥ They seem to last heaps longer than my body washes, so I'm not powering through them anywhere near as quickly. But I'm still hopelessly addicted to trying anything new in the skin brightening and cell sloughing department, and here's what's hot in my shower at the mo'...
Olay Fresh Effects Bead Me Up! Exfoliating Cleanser
This very gentle creamy white scrub has one of the most refreshing fragrances I've come across in my beauty product travels, and that's saying something. It has a whole bunch of unpronounceable names in the ingredients list, but doesn't smell even the slightest bit chemical - a bit florally, a bit fruity, and a whole heap of fresh and clean. The beads are superfine so I can't imagine this scrub causing any irritation - I have no idea what they're made of, but they're teeny tiny, pale blue and don't seem to soften very much as I lather up and massage away. Non-drying, this is gentle enough for me to use every day. At $14.99 it costs a little more than I'm used to, but it's worth it for a kind-to-my-skin scrub that smells so delicious ♥
Garnier Radiance Boosting Scrub - Wake Me Up!
In the world of fruit scrubs, this is a gem - smells like freshly squeezed oranges with a splash of grapefruit, and gently sloughs away the old surface cells that make my complexion appear dreary. This is paraben free, dermalogically tested, suitable for sensitive skin, and contains Moringa extract, an anti-oxidant and skin puririfer. I looked up this ingredient as I'd never heard of it before - native to the foothills of the Himalayas, the the seeds are rich in oleic acid. Apparently it's been used in oriental medicine for thousands of years, and is also known as The Miracle Tree - fascinating stuff hey? Although the recommendation is to use it only three times per week, I've scrubbed every day for a fortnight and not had a tinge of pinkness or tingling, and my skin feels super clean without being tight or dry. At just under $10, this is definitely a stayer ♥
Clearasil Daily Clear Superfruits Refreshing Scrub
I reviewed the Vitamins & Extracts Scrub in this range in Part 1, and this is another one that's on my list of keepers. It has the same "base" scent, but instead of Avocado and Pomegranate extracts, this one is even more delicious with its Raspberry and Cranberry ingredients. There's nothing like a fresh fruity fragrance to get me going in the morning! Pretty much the same consistency and exfoliator grain content, but the larger beads are pink instead of blue, and it's just as effective. Of the two I prefer this one because it smells just that bit nicer. It mixes up into a creamy lather, and I enjoy that it rinses cleanly away - I never seem to have any gritty bits stuck around my hairline, and it's gentle enough to use daily. I've said this before, but I'm still amazed that someone my age can use, love and get great results from a Clearasil product ♥
Puretopia Smooth & Renew Gentle Exfoliating Face Scrub
If memory serves me correctly, this was inside the Priceline Skincare goody bag back in June. I just about always partake of these offerings because they invariably contain products that I wouldn't normally buy, and this is a prime example. Never tried Puretopia anything before, and with my penchant for colour, I would have walked straight past this relatively dreary black and white tube on the shelf. Interestingly enough, I think this might just be my favourite scrub of all time - how about that? I'm crazy about it - love the fragrance (reminds me of suntan lotion on the beach), the thick consistency, the beads are fine but powerful (I believe they're made from silica), but most of all I'm staggered at how smooth and soft it leaves my skin, and yet it's not the slightest bit harsh. Just about every scrub smooths my complexion, but this one seems to work even better as far as a polishing effect is concerned. Add to that the fact that it's sulfate and paraben free, I think it's awesome value for $9.95 ♥
So what's your favourite scrub at the moment? Have you tried any of these gems?
Take care of you,