I picked this up last month when I had one of those £10 off when you spend £25 voucher that the Body Shop give out on their receipts, and needed something else to bump up the total, when stocking up on Banana Conditioner. It is designed for Dull Skin, and all through December/January my skin was a lot duller than usual, and my skin is normally on the dull side, and unless I exfoliate I get a lot of blocked pores.
I used a lot of different exfoliating scrubs, but I have never found one that didn’t either just scratch my skin, or do nothing at all. So for quite a while I just didn’t exfoliate, but something made me want to buy it!
The Body Shop describe it as a ‘Weekly home-spa exfoliation. With vitamin C rich camu camu and Community Trade shea butter’. As you would expect from a Vitamin C product it has a slight orange scent, which isn’t overpowering, and I quite like it. It has a thick and creamy consistency at first but once you start massaging it in it emulsifies with the water really well. As it is a microdermabrasion rather than a scrub it doesn’t have big, visible particles they seem to be more a part of the cream.
This scrub is quite rough, not in a painful way, you can just tell that it’s actually doing something although if you have very sensitive skin you might want to avoid this. I cleanse my face, and then while my face is still damp I take about a grape size amount of this and massage it in circular motions. I do this until the cream is completely dissolved and then rinse it off. My skin is left feeling really clean, and smooth, it doesn’t make my skin red or feeling sensitive which I often experience if i use more conventional scrubs.
As I mentioned in yesterdays posts my skin is a lot less prone to breakouts since I changed my skincare routine, and I would definitely give some credit to this product for that. I feel like it definitely stops the build up of dead skin cells, and other rubbish that lead to the stubborn black heads and blocked pores I get.
If like me you have become tired of your normal exfoliating products and need something a bit more effective then I would really recommend this. I have been trying a lot of Body Shop products lately and I think it’s really easy to underestimate their skincare, I know until trying this I only went to them for hair care and the odd bottle of the Mango Shower Gel (which smells flippin’ amazing by the way!) but since trying this I will definitely be trying out a few more products.
You can find The Body Shops Vitamin C Microdermabrasion in store or on the Body Shop website where it is priced at £12