21.2.12

Boots Smoothing face Polish




Exfoliation is essential if you want your skin to renew faster and appear light and with a youthful look. Giving a bit of help to boost the natural skin regeneration process is definitely one of the great steps of your cleansing routine. So, once or twice a week, depending on your skin type, do not miss this ritual !

Product description: Face Smoothing Polish
Certified: no
For: all skin types
Texture: cream
Price: £5.99

Browsing throught all the exfoliators the natural market offers, I wanted to try a "good money" value product and bought the organic facial scrub from Boots. Yes, they do propose a range of organic products (for face and body) but none of them are certified.

This creamy yet light scrub is composed of only a few ingredients including almond oil, cranberry and cupuacu powder and ensures to give a smooth but grainy mixture. The smell is not sweet at all, sligtly bitter and raw, but I guess this is due to the fact that essential oils are not part of the composition. Sometimes, if you have a really sensitive skin, essential oils can be less well tolerated. In general, make sure you do a patch test to figure out whether your skin does not react to the product (really important with none rinse off creams or serums).

Applied on wet skin and massaged into the skin by doing circular movement, this polish really does its job...gently. The grains are not over abrasive at all, and after giving a good rinse, my skin was really smooth and clarified after using it. I tend to use face exfoliation twice a week and I felt this was the good rythm.

My only thumb down would be the smell of the product, nothing really special or uplifting...and I miss that aromatic sensation a bit.

This scrub is not expensive. If you are looking for a gentle and affordable face scrub, this is the one to go for. You can find it at http://www.boots.com/


... a basic yet effective face exfoliator !


My overall rating: 7.5/10


Have you tried this one? what is your favorite face srub?


Composition: aqua, Olea europea (olive) oil, Prunus amygdalus dulcis (almond) oil, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil, Glycerin, Astrocaryum murumuru (murumuru) butter, Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, Vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) seed powder, Cetearyl glucoside, Theobroma grandiflorum (cupuacu) seed powder, Cera alba (beewax), Glyceryl stearate, Cetyl alcohol, Alcohol denat, Xanthan gum, Sodium benzoate, Potassium sorbate, Citric acid.

Olive, almond, and jojoba oil are super beauty oils that protect the skin from dryness and irritation due to their rich contents in fatty acids and their affinity with human skin. Skin is maintained suppled and soft.

Glycerin is really one of the top moisturising factor for the skin. I assume this one has a vegetal origin.

Murumuru butter is extracted from fruits seeds. Really rich in lauric acid, this butter is ideal to treat dry skin and leaves no greasy feeling. Also excellent to use on hair.

Shea butter acts as a repairing agent and smoothes any rough skin.

Cranberry and cupuacu powder have a vegetal origin and enhance the exfoliation of the skin by removing debris in a delicate manner.

Cetearyl glucoside, cetyl alcohol, and xantan gum are gentle emulsifiers which facilitate the mixture between aqueous and oily components.

The preservatives used for this scrub is a mixture of sodium benzoate, alcohol denat, acid citric and potassium sorbate.

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