Product Type: Soap & Glory body care
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Soap & Glory Scrub Your Nose In It
Member Name: loveableukangel
Soap & Glory Scrub Your Nose In It
Date: 13/05/10, updated on 19/05/10 (254 review reads)
Advantages: refines pores
Disadvantages: does not control oil production
I suffer from combination skin which means at times my skin over produces the skins natural oil known as sebum. This means that my face can sometimes look oily and greasy and I suffer from enlarges pores or on the other end of the scale I can suffer from patches of dried out and flaky skin. I often find myself looking out for products which claim that they can help with this problem and whilst searching recently I discovered the soap and Glory Scrub your nose in it.
Now as some of you may be aware I am a self confessed Soap and Glory Addict, I cannot get enough of their products, I have different bottles, tubes and tubs all around the bedroom and bathroom and stashed away on shelves and in drawers you will find spares for when I need to replace ones that have run out. I love Soap and Glorys bright, sassy, quirky packaging and I will admitt its probably one of the main features of the products which attract me to them in the first place, that along with lots of raving from friends and lots of positive feed back.
Soap and Glory is a range that was launched back in 2006 by Marcia Kilgore (also the founder of Bliss spa). Marcia had a strong desire to create high quality bath, body and beauty products at affordable prices through a belief that "You shouldn't have to spend an arm and a leg just to moisturise one" and with the Soap and Glory range she almost certainly achieved this.
Scrub your nose in it is an exfoliating facial scrub designed for those of us who suffer from combination skin, that it is designed to reduce and minimise your open pores and to eliminate the oil being produced by your skin, that by trying to eliminate this oil it will help to reduce spots and blemishes.
The product uses a unique fruit acid formula - fruit acids are known to be great in exfoliators as they help to losen off dead skin cells making them easier to remove dead skin therefore leaving you with fresh, smooth, soft skin.
The product comes in a 125 ml bubble gum pink tube with a flip top lid, the tube follows the usual Soap and Glory image that I assosiate with their products, its cute, sassy and uses quirky quotes and 1950s black and white images. Its all very girlie.
When you flip the lid and gently squeeze you are presented with a pale turquoise coloured scrub, it really does reminds me of toothpaste and even more so because it has a minty menthol scent to it.
Directions for use are simple:
Apply a pea sized dollop of scrub your nose in to a damp t-zone, massage gently into circular motions extending out to the less clogged places of your face. Rinse well and follow with moisturiser.
You will find that the scrub can also be used as a pore cleansing mask, all you need to do is apply a thin layer over your face leave it on for three minutes and rinse off, it helps to remove all the excess oils and to matify the skin.
To the touch the scrub has a clay like consistency and as you apply and rub in circular motions you feel that it has a slightly grainy texture to it, that is obviously for the exfolliation and aiding in the removal of those dead skin cells.
I also like the colour choice of this product as being this green colour it helps me to ensure that I have covered all the desired areas of my face properly and not missed any patches.
Now even though it is a scrub I do personally prefer to use this as a facial mask than that of a scrub as I do suffer from sensitive skin and worry that if I keep exfolliating often I may irritate my face further and the fact is if you do over ex foliate too much you can actually cause an increase in sebum production so it would defeat the object of this product.
When I did first use this as a facial mask I did notice a tingling sensation and that it started to sting after a little while, it wasnt really painful just annoying, I just thought it was something positive and that it meant it was doing something to my skin. The more Ive used it the more I have become use to it and the overall results makes it worth it.
I use this as a mask twice a week although I personally leave it on for fifteen minutes rather than three. I feel that doing this it helps to refine my pores more but it has not really helped long term in the control of oil but then that can be down to factors like poor diet, pregnancy, contraceptive pills and hormone imbalances etc.
The overall results are that it exfoliates and cleanses my skin really well. After use all of the excess oils on my skin have been absorbed so my skin really does look more healthy, radient and matified.
I know that this is not a cure for the excess oil problem, the fact is that none of us are ever going to stop the production of sebum as its a natural process to moisturise the skin but products like this can help and can be a short term temporary fix and maybe you can find them help minimise the effects caused by this over production of sebum helping hide or minimise by minimising the pores and reducing acne.
You can purchase a 125ml tube of scrub your nose in it for £7.00 and can find it in most larger Boots stores
Summary: Another great product from the Soap and Glory range