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I've used a lot of Bliss skincare products and on the whole I think they're great, but there are a couple of products that are not worth the price you pay for them, and this is one of those. It costs £24 for a 125ml tube from their salons or their website.
They say this scrub is suitable for all skin types and is the perfect prescription for plugged pores. It has naturally round skin scrubbing grains to clear away complexion clogging dead cells and make large pores less visible.
It comes in a very clean looking white tube with a flip lid that it stands on. This is probably the most robust lid I've ever seen on this type of product, and it also fastens tightly to avoid spillage.
The scrub is more of a paste than a cream or lotion, it really is quite thick, and it has little blue speckles in it which are the scrubbing grains. It smells like sweet lemons, but the scent isn't that strong. To use it you need to dampen your skin and use a pea sized amount to gently scrub your skin, paying more attention to areas that are dull, clogged or oily, then rinse it off.
The texture of the scrub makes it quite difficult to use, it doesn't spread easily over your face like scrubs with thinner consistencies do. I can barely feel the grains in it when I'm using it so it doesn't feel too harsh. It does take quite a while to do the whole of my face because it's so difficult to spread around, but when it comes time to rinse it off it comes off easily enough.
After I've used it my skin does feel smooth, but not as smooth as it does when using a lot of much cheaper scrubs. My skin goes quite pink for a while afterwards and feels a little sore (and I don't have sensitive skin) which suggests that it may have been too harsh after all, but this does go away fairly quickly. I don't feel like this has unplugged my pores though, even after using it regularly for a few weeks. In all honesty I don't feel like it's done anything for my skin at all.
All in all, I do not think this is worth the price you pay for it, it doesn't work anywhere near as well as much cheaper products, like St. Ives apricot scrubs for example, so save your money by buying one of them instead.
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