Exfoliating was for a long time my least favorite part of the skin routine, but it’s a must-do because the results following this are a no-brainer. Things are different now that I’ve found two products that work for me. I’ve been gravitating towards these two products for a few months, and I haven’t felt the need to go on the hunt for new exfoliators to try. So that’s a good sign, right?
One Love Organics Brand New Day, Microderma scrub & Masque
Worshipped and reviewed by lots of green and non-green bloggers, Brand New Day lives up to the hype. This is the travel size (15ml) but it’s been lasting me for the last three months, because a little goes a long way – when not used as a mask that is. The exfoliating granules mixed with a little water form a creamy paste that will lift away any surface impurities.
It’s my go-to product whenever I feel my skin fragile and in need of something as gentle as possible, to avoid all skin hell to be let loose. It has a very subtle pineapple aroma which also makes it even better.
Ingredients: Organic Zea Mays (Corn) Starch,Organic Pisum Sativum (Sweet Pea) Flour, Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate, Organic Ananas Comosus (pineapple) fruit extract, Sodium Myristoyl Glutamate, proprietary natural and organic fragrance compounds.
Pai Organic Kukui & Jojoba bead Skin Brightening Exfoliator
I absolutely adore this product, the effect on your skin is almost immediate. After each time, my face feels refreshed and looking more bright, even and super soft. The zesty scent is also an instant pick-me up. It has a gel texture which is very pleasant and smooth, hence causing no irritation. The exfoliation is provided by the jojoba beads which are taking care of refining the skin texture and gently removing dead skin cells. Compared to OLOs rather minimalistic ingredient list, Pai’s exfoliator is slightly more exotic, containing Hawaiian Kukui oil. The latter has essential fatty acids (linoleic and linolenic) for skin health.
Pai recommends following this with their renowned rosehip oil for a guaranteed radiant-looking face.
Ingredients: helianthus annuus seed oil*, glycerin*,prunus amygdalus dulcis oil* , aleurites moluccana seed oil*, prunus armeniaca kernel oil*, carthamus tinctorius seed oil*, persea gratissima oil*, hydrogenated castor oil, (and) hydrogenated jojoba oil, sucrose laurate, citrus aurantium dulcis fruit water*, boswellia carterii oil*, litsea cubeba fruit oil*, mixed tocopherols
What is your favorite scrub/exfoliator?