Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Scrubba Dub Dub: Current Exfoliators

I rotate my exfoliators depending on my mood and how sensitive or dry my face is. The exfoliators I'm using at the min have all came with sets I've bought during the year and they work in 2 diff ways. The first 2 are mechanical exfoliators (cream with a grainy/gritty texture) that you massage around your face to remove the dead skin. first up is...

Benefit B.Right Refined Finish Facial Polish, £17.70

The first thing I noticed, was the scent.. Fresh and cucumber'y. I love the smell but those with very sensitive skin might react badly to it. The grains really do remove all dry patches but I find them to be quite sharp, my skin feels almost raw after using it, nomatter how gentle I am. When Benefit first brought out their B.right skincare line there was a promotion.. buy 2 products and receive a pack of samples, this was one of the samples. I'm glad I got the chance to try it out, if not I probably would have bought the full size and been gutted.

Liz Earle Gentle Exfoliator, 70ml Pump £13

Same type of exfoliator as above but the beads arent harsh, they really are gentle (specially selected jojoba beads) buffing the skin instead of what feels like scraping. The scent and texture is exactly the same as Cleanse & Polish but with beads. Contains purifying eucalyptus, softening cocoa butter and fine jojoba beads. Skin is left feeling clean and smooth.

The next 2 are enzymatic exfoliators...

Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel, £28.60

This is a smooth cream made with a cocktail of fruit enzymes, it smells gorgeous (pineapple and papaya!) you apply it to dry cleansed skin, leave for 10 - 15 mins then remove. There's no rubbing or scrubbing involved, the fruit enzymes do all the exfoliating for you.

Gatineau Activ Eclat Radiance Enhancing Gommage, £28.75

This one has an orange shimmery thick gel texture and smells like oranges. Apply to dry cleansed skin then massage using circular movements untill the gel turns to liquid, it takes roughly 2 mins then you just rinse it off. I use this one mostly when I'm in a rush or in the shower, its soooo quick.

Enzyme exfoliators are great for anyone with sensitive skin. They are quite pricey though, thats why I buy them in sets, sets can often be found at a cheaper price than just the exfoliator. I recommend all of these, apart from Benefits Refined Finish Facial Polish.

What exfoliators are you lot using?


  1. Great review! I've been wanting to try the Liz Earle exfoliator for ages and am definitely going to add it to my next online order :)

  2. The Liz Earle exfoliator sounds really good!
    Definitely adding that one to my list.

  3. The benefit ones packaging is so glamourous!

  4. I found the beaded exfoliators really harsh! Have been using the gatineau for a while and it's really improved my skin! Def want to try the elemis one at some point, I heard dermalogica has a good one too.

    Great blog, i'm now following!