Friday, June 7, 2013
Great and not so great (exfoliators).
GREAT: Raw Materials Skin Grit for Men (go figure)
When I'm using a facial exfoliator, I almost want to feel pain from the grit. Beauty is pain right?! I want to feel like my exfoliator is actually doing it's job... and the job I'm talking about it giving me a brand new face (well, at least uncovering a layer of fresh new skin). I brought this Skin Grit from home (US), after I got it for my husband some time this past year. Although he wasn't using much of it, I sure have been! This gritty, coarse exfoliant makes me feel super rough, and almost a little manly while I'm scrubbing away. One look in the mirror after the exfoliating process, reveals a glowing new face, complete with unclogged pores. Yes, I have to manually extract some of the stubborn blackheads on my nose, but this grit really gets the job done!
Price: $20 online
NOT SO GREAT: Nivea Whitening Scrub
I love Nivea. So when I found this product in a Singapore drug store for under $10, I had to try it. This scrub has the finest, almost non-existent micro-beads. The first time I tried it, I had to look back at the tube it came in to see if I had accidentally purchased a face wash, and not a scrub. Nope, it's a scrub... a scrub that doesn't do much scrubbing. I mean, I seriously question whether or not there's any "scrubbers" or grit in this product. I will say that it does work well as a face wash when I use it on my Clarisonic. It leaves my face feeling very clean, and removes makeup pretty well too. However, I would not recommend this product if you're looking for a gritty exfoliator.
Price: Under $10 at the drugstore