5 December 2012

The Skincare Series | Exfoliators

A picture of facial exfoliators

It's been a while since the last Skincare Series post, but I am back again and this time I am going to be talking exfoliators! Exfoliating is something I actually really enjoy doing. There was a time I didn't enjoy it and in fact I strayed away from exfoliating, at one point stopping exfoliating altogether. For someone with oily skin, I was incorrectly told that exfoliating would make my oil worse. When in fact the opposite was true! When I stopped exfoliating my skin because so unbareably oily that it made my everyday life a struggle. And that is no exaggeration! The amount of oil I was producing was ridiculous. I started exfoliating again and now it is part of both my morning and night routines, with difficult products for different times. So I am going to share with you my top 5!

Let's start with the Le Belle Natural Skincare exfoliating balm. I received a sample of this and I reviewed it in full with several other Le Belle products (read the review here) and it is quite possibly one of the nicest exfoliators I have ever used. So, so lovely! It's soft, gentle, yet does the job. It's one I would suggest for people with sensitive skin! Another one I would say is great for sensitive skin and one I reserve for pampering sessions is one of my ultimate and favourite skincare products. I am of course on about the Pai Kukui and Jojoba Bead Brightening Exfoliator. This is one of the most luxurious, pampering exfoliators I've ever used and you can read my review of it here. It is perfect for a pampering session, suitable for any skin types (even the most sensitive) and is just utterly lovely! 


A picture of facial exfoliators

The Brightening Apricot Scrubble from Jason is a bit rough for me, and I only use it about once a fortnight or once a month. But it also doubles up as a wonderful body scrub for those super dry areas such as knees, heels and elbows (yes, that is really how rough it is) but I like this because of how much it really works to brighten my complexion. The ones I am using the most of recently are the Clean & Clear Morning Energy Skin Brightening Daily Facial Scrub and the Dirty Works Pore-fect Face Scrub. I use the Clean & Clear one in the mornings and although I really can't abide the smell, it is lovely and gentle and wakes me up, leaving me brighter faced and ready for the day. The Dirty Works one I use at night time before bed, especially if I have worn makeup. The exfoliating texture of this is a little more coarse, but it's also fine, so still gentle and effective. Both of these have lasted me absolutely ages and I will be repurchasing both! 


Exfoliating our faces is important to remove dead skin cells, clear and improve pores, brighten and an array of other beauty musts. For me, I just couldn't be without a good exfoliator (or two) and using one in the morning and one at night keeps my oil in control as well as sorting out my large, clogged pores. Let me know if you use any of these and what your thoughts are on them. And be sure to let me know what your favourite facial exfoliator is! Next up in the Skincare Series I will be discussing toners! 


A picture of facial exfoliators


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  1. Great post - The Le Belle one sounds great !! xx

    xelliealicex.blogspot.com

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    1. The Le Belle one is lovely. So gentle! xo

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  2. A great collection, I haven't tried any of these but am really tempted to now! I used to steer away from exfoliating as well (I'd also heard that incorrect piece of info, must have been floating around somewhere at the time) and it did not go down well! After exfoliating, I realised it really helped with the oil and I'm far better off for it!
    xx

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    1. Did you also know that using facial oils and serums is also really good for anyone with oily skin? :) xo

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  3. Some lovely items!
    I use the Jason one every 15 days myself but its a really great exfoliator!
    I do want to try some different ones now since I do get bored of using the same one again and again! haha the dirty works one seems lovely :)
    hareem x
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    1. I always get bored of using the same products all the time so I like to switch up most of my skincare quite often xo

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  4. Great guide Sophia :) I use the 'Let The Good Times Roll' exfoliator for Lush at the minute, I'm sure you'd love it. It has actual bits of popcorn in it! And makes my skin feel really soft.

    Sam xx

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    1. Thanks Sam :) I will have to check that one out, thanks for the recommendation! xo

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  5. Ooh I've wanted to try a Dirty Works product for a while, I may start with this one :) x

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    1. It's a great exfoliator :) I love their body butters too! xo

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  6. Great post, the dirty works one sounds good :)

    Sophierosehearts x

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  7. Lovely post, ive always wanted to try the clean&clear morning producys!:)

    http://laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/smooch-cosmetics-lipstick-blush-mascara.html?m=1

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    1. You should, this one in particular is lovely! xo

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  8. I love a good exfoliator, I've just used up my No7 beautiful skin one for oily skin which I'm sad about, I'll try to repurchase that. I like the St Ives apricot gentle one too. xo

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    1. I have tried No7 skincare before but unfortunately for me, they did nothing xo

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  9. Exfoliators are my favourite type of cleansers. The Pai one sounds so lovely, my favourite is Scrub Your Nose In It by S&G x

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    1. The Pai one is utterly amazing, you have to try it! xo

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  10. i love exfoliating so much, i have oily skin too so its important for me. I actually enjoy doing it though!

    Sissy xx
    http://snippetsandblippets.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I enjoy it too :) I enjoy my whole skincare routine :) xo

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  11. I love how my skin feels after exfoliating. I use the St Ives apricot scrub and it is seriously good (and cheap!). This post is perfect as I was looking for a more gentle exfoliator to use every day. Le Belle sounds perfect xx

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    1. Me too, my skin is left feeling so soft and supple :) xo

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  12. I love the sound of the pai exfoliater! I've only ever tried the hand cream from them but would love to explore the brand more. xx
    kittymakesup.wordpress.com

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    1. It is such a wonderful exfoliator, I adore it and could not recommend it enough xo

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