I have got to start this post saying that I HAAAAAAAAAAAATE dull, lifeless skin, which is usually always as a result of not using a good exfoliator. I just cannot comprehend how some girls can spend £X amount on their hair and nails..and even clothes but their skin is…lifeless, in need of a good ol’ scrub! I’m no skincare expert, but my ma taught me to ALWAYS include a good exfoliator in my skincare routine.
There are different types of exfoliators such as scrubs, enzymes and chemical exfoliators. I won’t be going into detail in this post, I am only going to cover my favourite exfoliators, which happen to be in the form of a ‘scrub’.
1. Kate Somerville’s Exfoli-kate (unfortunately only available in America)
I was recommended the body version of this by Beauty Mouth – Caroline (thanks for making me fall in love with this brand and it’s not available in the UK).
I picked up the Kate Somerville exfoliKate scrubs when I was in LA and I have been using them very sparingly. I was suffering from some super annoying in-growing hairs on my thighs and the body scrub sorted them out pretty quickly, thanks to the fruit enzymes.
The face version is a dark green gel with microsphere beads, also includes fruit enzymes which polishes skin, fades discolouration and renew skin…yep, yep and yep it sure does! I totally need a replen! *as if I needed an excuse to go back to LA.
2. Dr Renaud Mineral Powder Exfoliating Cream (I bought this from my ACE facialist Judi Gilbert)
The wonderful and talented Judi Gilbert recommended Dr Renaud’s Mineral Powder Exfoliating Cream (*Judi, I am totally due to book in with you for my CACI). Created by the same people behind Nuxe I believe (one of my other fave brands).
This scrub is super gentle, containing pumice stone powder and clay powder, it has a very slight grainy effect, similar to how Dermalogica’s Microfoliant feels. I do think this is more suitable for an oily skin as it absorbs excess oil.
RRP £22.50 here
3. Pai Skin Kuikui & Jojoba Bead Skin Brightening Exfoliator (BeautyBay.com)
If you want organic, then Pai is for you. The 100% natural micro-beads exfoliating gel is rich in essential fatty acids to lock in moisture (so more suitable for dry/non-oily skin *hate using the term ‘normal’ skin, I disagree with it). I love the product but dislike the pump, because the gel is quite thick, I find I am pumping hard to get the product out.
RRP £20 here
So, there you have it! My Top Three Exfoliators. now go and scrub, scrub, scrub.
F A R R A H T E L L S . . .