Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Youthful Essence

youthful essence

I’ve had this for a while now and I’ve been trying to figure out how I feel about it so haven’t done my post. To be fair, I’m not a fan of scrubs or microdermabrasion, etc. I hate the idea of digging holes into my skin with sharp scrubby bits. Whenever I’ve exfoliated I’ve always liked to use a lactic acid based mask or something more gentle.

So it was with a bit of trepidation that I embarked on this trial. My skin is really delicate and fragile so I took it very easy. You’re supposed to use the special scrub and one of the scrubbing pads attached to the main machine. The crystals in the scrub are incredibly fine so it didn’t feel too rough. In saying that, I have suffered from an annoying little breakout ever since. I suspect that has a lot to do with all the stress I’ve been under lately as well. It’s not something I would keep doing regularly. Maybe two or three times a year. My skin just isn’t for scrubs. After a scrub I’ll give my face a cleanse with the warming cleanser that comes in the kit and then use the massage attachment to massage in the serum. I suspect the massage attachment is actually for your feet but I love to get a really nice facial massage with it to work in the serum.

The kit comes with the main attachment, a pumice, a massager, a body sized pad, a small round pad, a small triangular shaped pad and a soft bristle brush. It’s this brush that has got me a bit addicted to the machine. With the whole kit being only £49.95 I feel like it’s a budget alternative to the covetable Clarisonic. In all fairness, I’ve not tried a Clarisonic. It’s not for a lack of want, I’m just one of the many that doesn’t have over £100 to spend on a cleansing tool at the moment! I use my regular oil cleanser and work it in using the brush. It feels lovely. My skin definitely does feel fresher and is very smooth and youthful having been using it for a while now.

For under £50 it’s not a bad buy. If this is something you fancy, you can have a look at their website and order from here. I’m still a little bit on the fence with the actual products and the scrub but I do like the cleansing tool.


Rebecca xxx

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