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Sometimes I would exfoliate too much in an effort to get all of the dry, dead skin off. Some of the scrubs would irritate my skin and I would have to fix it by using soothing creams to calm the mess I had made.
The homemade experiment
Eventually, I got sick of buying all sorts of expensive exfoliating scrubs and I decided to make my own at home.
Sometimes I would use salt, sometimes sugar. But I always mixed it with an oil to make a concoction that I could spread around my face.
Ooooh that darn oil! I usually used olive oil and I hated that it never felt like I could get it all off my skin afterwards. I tried all sort of others too…almond oil, sunflower oil, avocado oil, argan oil. And different blends of them. I hated it all.
Then one day, my friend offered to send me a mini facial sample that included a packet of micro-dermabrasion paste. And THAT was ‘love at first scrub’.
(Note: I am a consultant, but my review is my own and does not reflect the views of the company)
paste is a salt and sugar scrub. So you might be wondering….why can’t I just make it at home?! (I’ve tried that, remember?)
The beauty of this exfoliating scrub is that it’s completely oil-free! The doctors behind have come up with a brilliant mix of ingredients to create a base that glides across your skin, is easy to handle, and rinses off well.
I no longer dread exfoliating my face because I know I won’t have oily residue left over afterwards. It all rinses back off so well!
It even includes vitamins C and E that provide antioxidants and nourish your skin.
This product is basically a triple-whammy and I haven’t ever used another scrub quite like it.
It’s suitable for use on your face and your body. I love using it on my face to clear away the dead skin so the rest of my skincare routine is more effective. I also love using it on the rest of my body to prep my skin before I tan. And on my hands before dipping them in a paraffin wax bath and then slathering on moisturizer! Hello at-home spa treatment!
You can even control the abrasiveness! For the most aggressive exfoliation, just scoop some of the scrub straight out of the jar, apply it directly to your face and rub. The salt and sugar granules are whole, so they are large enough to smooth away rough patches of skin.
If you need a bit gentler exfoliation, then moisten your face with some water or even add some water to the paste in your hands. You have the freedom to make it as gentle as you need because the water will make it glide even easier and will start dissolving the salt and sugar granules. That said, the company does not recommend using this product on sensitive skin.
retails at $80 for 125 mL/4.2 fl oz of product.
While that price tag may seem high, let’s compare that to the top 4 best-selling exfoliators at Sephora right now.
So actually beats the price per ounce of everything but the philosophy scrub.
I’ve tried all the above and is still by far the best in my opinion. (And none of those others are oil-free either!)
The tub of paste actually lasts a heck of a long time too. I’ve had my jar for over 3 months now and haven’t even gotten a 1/4 of the way through it.
Where to Purchase
products used to be sold in department stores like Nordstrom, but they have since switched to a direct sales model.
To purchase their products, you’ll need to find a consultant. If you already know a consultant, then go chat with them about placing an order.
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You can order the . Since I am a consultant, I make a commission from orders placed through my website. But I also like to treat my customers well and send out occasional goodies!
You can save 10% and get free shipping by . (Kind of a no-brainer there)
And offers a 60-day money-back guarantee, so you can try it risk-free and get your money back if you don’t like it. It’s like Sephora’s stellar return policy where it doesn’t matter how little is left in the container. They just want you to be satisfied with your purchase or else they take the responsibility.