Wednesday, December 21, 2011

facial scrub i really love - cocoa butter

If I would tell you what I enjoy doing while washing my face, I would say that, what I really do enjoy is... the "scrubbing" part. 

I don't know about the many of you, but I just love to scrub my face especially with really nice and delicious smelling facial scrub. An extra bonus to that is of course, the silky smooth face you get after "the scrubbing session". 

I must say that I am no newbie to using facial scrub or exfoliator and in fact, I have tried numerous different types of these from the beads type, to the micro-beads type to the milk type and also to the cream type. However, when I first discover about Queen Helene's Cocoa Butter scrub, I fell in love with it almost immediately after just the first scrub!

Had to dig out some old photos. Top left (Queen Helene's Cocoa Butter Facial Scrub, followed by the famous Mint Julep Facial Mask & Burt's Bees Honey Lipbalm)

It's true. It might be for the smell, but I would say that not only it smells like chocolate, but it is really a gentle one too! Gives me a superb feeling especially after rinsing my face. ^^
Other bonus points would be:
- really exfoliate well (removes those tiny small little whiteheads, etc)
- feels clean yet moisturized 
- skin gets really smooth almost immediately after the first wash and I get soft and supple skin eventually after that
- skin got brighter (as in looks bright/ radiant and not dull)

It says it's gentle enough for daily usage.. but of course, we all know, excessive scrubbing leaves your skin thinner thus, a more sensitive skin. And this is exactly what happened to me. I really didn't quite notice this until my facial lady told me that my skin is getting thinner. See, I don't have a thick face! Hahhaa :P

Therefore, once or twice per week is really good enough!

Anyway, I've been a loyal user and my 3rd tub is finishing. Note: this is not available in my country and I always had quite a troublesome time to get this. I had to get a friend to order it from US and this time, I found another cocoa butter facial scrub in the local drugstore before I could place my order and I couldn't resist. Hehehs.

It's a new product on the shelf and I know I just had to grab it. It's the Palmer's Cocoa Butter Gentle Exfoliating Facial Scrub. Palmer's had always have a good reputation in its skincare lotion so I wouldn't mind giving this a try.

I would say, I love this too. Smells great too, soft, has micro-fine cocoa beans, and I think I saw some thin cocoa flakes. This really gives me a little illusions telling me that I am applying chocolates on my face and it's god damn delicious. 

What I love about this:
- very soft and creamy texture
- contains micro-fine crushed cocoa bean which makes it really gentle to the skin
- delicious smell yet not too strong
- non - drying/ moisturizing
- I can't say much on how well it does to my face yet since it's just the 1 month of me using it but I can say that it will do a really good job. :>