Yves Saint Laurent Top Secrets Natural Action Exfoliator - 75ml
A lovely, gentle exfoliator for the face :)
This is unlike any other facial exfoliator i've used before. Rather than containing large and abrasive particles which can sometimes just scratch the skins surface and therefore not doing it any good, this exfoliator, which is more like a gel, has ultra fine sugars and oils which rinse away impurities when in contact with water. My skin certainly does feel soft and smooth afterwards, but i'd say the only disadvantage is that you have to use quite a lot each time, otherwise it tends to rinse away quickly.
February 27, 2011
Takes some getting used to...
but is worth persevering with as it is just amazing!
It's quite easy to apply, though you have to be careful not to use too much: the product melts on contact with the skin, but it takes a little while to warm up enough so you feel like you have to use more to avoid dragging at the skin. I found it best to warm it a little between my hands so that it would glide onto the skin, and then I could massage the emulsion in properly as per the instructions.
The more I used this product, the more it grew on me. In the beginning, I found it to be quite uninspiring, but there was definitely a cumulative effect on using it. It dealt well with some pacthes of dry skin on either side of my mouth - with a grained cleanser, I'd have been tempted to scrub away until it became sore to remove them. With the YSL exfoliator, I used it as normal, was sniffy the next day when the patches were there still, but noticed that they had disappeared totally within twenty four hours, with no pain or soreness and no redness. This is pretty impressive!
The more I got used to the product, and how it worked, the more I loved it - I've recommended it to loads of colleagues. I've come to realise that I am used to very instant results from an exfoliant, rather than longer lasting ones - I think in the beginning I assumed it wasn't very effective as my face wasn't red as it is after using other natural peels. However, the gentler effect of the YSL scrub actually means that I haven't been subject to breakouts caused by over-drying and stripping of the skin that I can often get, and that exfoliation has had a much longer lasting and sustained effect than I have experienced before.
This product was something very different in terms of texture and use compared to what I am used to, but now I have got accostomed to how to use it and how it works, the whole process is second nature. I can't rate this highly enough. For an exfoliating addict, this is an absolutely sterling product.
March 30, 2011
Love this makes my skin glow as you exfoliate. Use every other day
January 14, 2017