I first saw this exfoliating treatment on Youtube, although I’m not much into watching videos of beauty bloggers...
In a nutshell, the girl was raving about this product saying that it was totally worth every dollar and that she would be repurchasing it over and over again.
I was fired up and wanted to grab a full-size right away, but after much thought, I got real and bought a tube with 7ml for testing.
15 ml: $24
60 ml: $85
150 ml: $175
What they say:
A dual-action exfoliator that smooths and polishes to reveal a glowing, radiant complexion in as little as one use.
- Dullness/uneven texture
- Dark spots/uneven skin tone
-Use once or twice a week, AM or PM.
-Apply a thin, even layer to a clean, wet face, massaging in a circular motion for 30 seconds.
-Leave on for up to two minutes.
-Rinse and gently pat dry.
At first I regretted buying a sample, but now I don’t!
It lasted me 6 applications, but there is still something left inside the tube. The amount is enough for me to fully test the product and understand if it is efficient for my skin or not. Now I’m not sure what I would have been doing with a tube with 50 ml.
The exfoliating treatment is a thick and even a little bit gel-like (NOT creamy) substance. It’s green and has a good deal of fine particles in it that feel like sand to the touch.
It distributes on my skin very easily, even though it’s thick. It glides over my skin with ease.
Also, it smells pretty enjoyable. The smell is somewhat herbal, astringent and sweet. Love it.
It goes really far due to a huge amount of fine particles. A small amount is enough for use as opposed to the exfoliators where abrasive particles are in minority.
In the pictures you can hardly see these particles, as they are very small.
I’m 31 y.o. and have combination skin, which is thin and sometimes sensitive. My cheeks can be dehydrated, plus singular pimples are possible.
This treatment is nice to use and the price is partially justified due to the fact that it goes a really long way. According to the manufacturer, I apply it to my clean skin.
It washes off pretty easily and doesn’t leave any greasy film.
✔ The granules are so perceptible! Usually my skin reacts alright to exfoliators and scrubs, but it’s different here…
I wish the product was a little bit more gentle. I wouldn’t recommend it to people with sensitive or problem skin.
✔ It doesn’t tingle my skin, even though it’s very thin.
✔ It doesn’t provide a huge impact on my blackheads (no wow-effect) or on my singular blind pimples. It doesn’t diminish the amount of them.
✔ It doesn’t make my thin skin any thinner.
The main disappointment for me is that the performance of this exfoliator is very mediocre! Initially I was even surprised and couldn’t believe my eyes.
The first few times I applied this product to my cleansed skin, the results were zero. Then I was applying it to my steamed skin as one of the beauty bloggers recommended.
Here, the results were better and my skin was even and smooth, BUT no wow-effect again!
I didn’t notice any amazing exfoliation for my thin skin! I feel like using something else after use, because the results are not enough.
I wish it gave me softer and more glowing skin as it usually happens with some effective acid products.
This one gives me just a little bit more even, lighter and just slightly smoother skin tone for only a few days at most. Then I have to use something else to exfoliate my skin to the end.
In other words, using it once a week is nothing.
Moreover, I’d like to list some other drawbacks I found:
The treatment dries out and irritates my skin quite a bit, especially when used daily. My skin is now more sensitive. After use I want to moisturize and soothe it.
-Papaya, Pineapple, and Pumpkin Enzymes: Naturally exfoliate dead skin cells, without over-drying.
-Lactic Acid: Acts as a natural AHA skin exfoliator.
-Rosewood and Cinnamon Extracts: Combine to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
-Aloe Vera, Honey, and Vitamin E: Smooth and soften skin.
Water, Lactic Acid, Silica, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Pectin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit, Ceteareth-20, Cetyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Dehydroxanthan Gum, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Salicylic Acid, Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Ferment Extract, Alcohol Denat., Sorbic Acid, Cinnamal, Honey/Mel/Miel, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Eugenol, Potassium Sorbate, Limonene, Linalool, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Beta-Carotene, Chlorophyllin-Copper Complex, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Bromelain, Papain, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cinnamomum Cassia Leaf Oil, Acetic Acid, Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Geranium Maculatum Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil.
The exfoliator itself makes skin thinner and more sensitive, but they additionally added some more exfoliating granules (OK), plus alcohol, honey and a good deal of essential oils. Why add so many irritants?!
Comparing it to some cheaper products like Bioderma Sebium Gel Gommant for ex.,, the latter works much better, especially applying it to my steamy skin in a shower. The results are visible straight away. My skin is smoother and looks airbrushed. Also, it doesn’t irritate my skin.
Moreover, the GLAMGLOW SuperCleanse Daily Clearing Cleanser performs way better than this ‘super exfoliator’ without drying my skin out, even though it’s actually a cleanser.
The Bliss Multi-'Face'-eted All-In-One Anti-Aging Clay Mask is also exfoliating and incomparable to this one.
Well, I’m underwhelmed by this bestseller. My combination and thin skin lacks exfoliation with this product. To top it off, it makes my skin only drier and more sensitive.
It contains too many irritants along with acids in the ingredients. For me, it’s not worth the price, so I give it only 2 stars.
A no for me.