Scrub, scrub, scrub…
My skin needs a good scrub to ease the dullness, rid myself of dryness and flakes, plus I don’t want to worry about the scrub I use drying my skin out further because girl, you know these exfoliators are the work of the devil. I used to be a hardcore Philosophy Microdelivery fan but I swear it was making things worst instead of better.
Moral of the story, exfoliators are great but sometimes they make dry skin even drier.
I’ve been playing around with a few scrubs lately and at the moment Clarins One Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser is on my radar so let’s talk about it together?
Although Clarins totes this as a cleanser you’ll want to use it as an exfoliating treatment maybe once or twice a week depending on your skin type. Another words, don’t rely on it as a cleanser for daily use even though it has “cleanser” in the name. If you have oily skin you can probably easily use it daily but for those with drier skin don’t attempt it!
The product comes in a squeeze tube and contains orange extract which promises to soften skin. The orange extract gives the product a sweet orange-y scent that I find very pleasant however if you’re sensitive to fragrance in your skincare it could prove irritating it really depends I guess. I personally thought orange might prove a bit much for sensitive skin but I’m not entirely sure, merely speculating.
The formula is a thick gel cream with tiny scrubbing grains much like Philosophy’s Microdelivery’s texture and feel but a little thicker. To use you simply wet your face and massage a small amount on your skin. It’ll slowly work into a lather and you can rinse.
I find the results are instant so my face indeed feels smoother and less dull after a single use. As an exfoliating treatment it proves to be one of the less stripping for my skin. After use I feel an ickle tightness but nothing dramatic and nothing a little moisturizer won’t cure.
I liked this one alot and think it’s safe to say it’ll become a staple in my Winter skincare kit. I’ve been having on and off again love affairs with a good deal of exfoliaters lately and this happens to be at the top of my love list at the moment.
Anyone every try?
Do share what you use on your drier skin!
Available from www.clarinsusa.com