Thursday, 21 November 2013

Beaded Vs Chemical Exfoliators.

I've used beaded exfoliators for a long time, when I was younger I think I tried anything and everything from the Clean and Clear range. The cleanser was always combined with beads and exfoliation of some sort. I've since grown up and moved on to a better skin care regime, but I do from time to time need a good grainy exfoliator. This one Face Smooth from Tropic Skincare* is the perfect mix of oils, goodness and tiny sand-like beads to exfoliate my skin. The texture is really fine which makes massaging my skin feel amazing and certainly gets my circulation going. 

This has a gorgeous citrus smell and leaves you feeling really fresh and revived. The Face Smooth is perfect if my skin is feeling a little sorry for it's self and desperately needs a pick me up. A couple of minutes massaging this into my face gives me an instant radiance boost.

You can find the Face Smooth here.

I think I only heard about chemical exfoliatents at the beginning of this year, they sound pretty scary but actually they do a great job at getting rid of dead skin cells. I've learnt pretty much all I know about skincare from Caroline Hirons (blog here) and if it has a seal of approval from her, I am happy to give it a go. I've has a few samples of this Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner and finally took the plunge and picked up the full size bottle. At first I questioned whether this actually did anything for me, however a few weeks back I had a small break out around my nose, so I upped the amount I used this toner and within days my skin was back to it's usual self. I used to use this every other day on an evening, I've now upped my game and use this every evening and it really does make a difference. 

The toner contains AHA's the same kind of thing in Alpha H Liquid Gold and Pixi Glow Tonic, but this toner is much cheaper than the Liquid Gold and far easier to get hold of than the Pixi Glow Tonic. As the levels of glycolic, salicylic and tartaric acids (amazing for acne!) are much lower than other AHA toners, this one is much more suitable for everyday use. I seriously can't imagine my life without it.

I picked this up from Escentual here.

Katie xx


  1. Thanks for a great review! Sound like I need this! I have a pretty basic somewhat childish skincare routine and need to change it really.. Starting with this haha! Xx

  2. I'm sold! I feel like i need this is my life now lol. great review x

  3. This looks interesting!! I love that fact that it smells like citrus, I love that!


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