I've never tried these until recently, and now I think I need a lifetime supply! I don't know if this is meant to be used on the face, but that's what I've been using it for. About a year ago I started using Skinceuticals Retinol night cream, and aside from the occasional use of my Clarisonic, I haven't been able to exfoliate without gravely irritating my skin, and it's been driving me mad. They say that Retinol sort of "exfoliates" your skin all by itself. Don't listen to "them"! It's not true! Yeah, it makes lines less noticeable, but my skin has felt far from smooth since I stopped exfoliating.
On a whim, I tried a small amount of this scrub on my face, and OMG!!! This stuff is gentle enough for me to exfoliate EVERY DAY, even while using Retinol every night. It's like a friggin' dream come true... and it has me hoping that it's a staple in the shop, because it's like a miracle! I think it's gentle enough because the grains sort of "melt" as you roll them around your skin? It's absolutely AMAZING!
And the smell!!! It's beautiful, subtle, and kinda sexy, if I may say so, for it being a scrub. I really, really dig this! I didn't realize that it left a bit of a scent on my skin after rinsing, until I went to bed a few nights ago, and got a tiny whiff of it on my pillowcase, which I did not mind at all.
In fact, the very first time I used it was a night before work a couple of weeks ago, and no fewer than 3 people told me that I'm "so beautiful" that night! Seriously. Nobody's told me I'm beautiful in so long that I can't actually remember the last time. So this was a pretty sweet win. Lol. And of course I've been using it daily since, because who doesn't like being told they're beautiful?
Thank you Mara, for creating such a fabulous thing! And thank you for sending a jar in my surprise box. 💗 I LOVE IT.