The arrival of this little pot in the post caused me some excitement. I am somewhat obsessed with smoothing, scrubbing, micro derma-brasing, pore reducing, and generally pampering my face or else I wouldn’t be writing for Skin Scrubs!
My all time favourite micro dermabrasion product has to be Boots’ No 7, it leaves my skin silky smooth (although I always use it before going to bed otherwise I would spend the day looking like I had spent too much time in the sun!).
However, to bring my rambling back to the point, this Dermalogica product caught my attention, and of course, I had to try it right away! It was not what I expected. The pot opens to reveal a talcum powder-like arrangement where you shake the dry power onto your wet hands, rub them together, then smear the resulting paste all over your face…
Strange Scent & Texture
The first thing I noticed was the smell – it was like the smell of the soap I remember from school toilets. Not entirely pleasant, but I continued nonetheless. The texture / colour was like watered down polyfilla. I expected it to be quite scrubby in texture, but it almost seemed to disappear as I rubbed it in. Nor did my face feel very smooth once I had rinsed it off, and I then had to use my regular face wash anyway to get rid of the smell!
Like I have said before, I like these kind of products to feel like they are working, or at least smell nice if they don’t! This did neither. Dermalogica is not a range I have ever used before, and I was quite excited about trying it. To me this product was a big disappointment, and I’ll be sticking to my old faithful No. 7 in future!