If any of you are regular readers you will know I am not a huge fan of regular exfoliation of the face or body, but a gentle polish now and again really does feel marvellous and also gets rid of those annoying flakey patches that need to be dealt to.
Awaken Skin Rehab Scrub, $61 is not really a traditional body scrub and more like magical fairy dust that banishes dead, dull skin cells and leaves you looking bright and beautiful. It works not only to remove dead skin, but draw out impurities, recondition and polish the skin and uses natural ingredients renowned for their skin healing, cleansing and toning properties.
You decant a small amount of the dry powder into your hand and mix with water so it creates a paste than apply the scrub to cleansed skin. It can be mixed with body wash as well for a deep cleansing and lighter exfoliation. You leave it on for a few minutes so the enzymes and minerals work their magic, or you can work it over the skin in circular motions for a deep exfoliation. And it’s great on dry, rough patches on the body such as knees and elbows.
What I really like about is that it’s chocka full of enzymes and lactic acid from ingredients like freeze dried pineapple, yogurt and lime green. These work together to dissolve dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, which is good because we often get a little carried away with scrubbing. It also contains Zeolite clay to draw out and absorb toxins, aromatic Sandalwood and Rose to sooth and condition and Lotus seed, which has amazing anti-ageing properties. Precious Mother of Pearl to polish and green bamboo is a rich source of natural silica to soften the skin. It’s amazing as a prep for a nourishing body oil and leaves the skin feeling baby bottom soft.
Sold by facialist Clemency Alice, this truly is a magnificent product and is likely to be on my wishlist the next time I am in the market for a body polish. And I have to confess, I tried a little on my face and loved it as a facial exfoliant as well.
Find out more or purchase from Clemency Alice store.