I was on the lookout for a new facial scrub and during a 40% off promotion I decided to try this one. It's usually around the £8 mark to buy full price but I paid just over £5 for it. The scrub smells lovely. It doesn't smell "fishy", like you would expect for a seaweed product. It just smells really refreshing and pleasant. The scrub comes presented in a tube and you just squeeze out the product to use. A good tip is to use a SMALL amount of this scrub as it foams up really well, so a little does indeed go a long way.
The scrub contains little "beads" that exfoliate your skin, helping to rid your skin of excess oil and dead skin cells. I was pleasantly surprised at how foamy the scrub was, as usually scrubs aren't really that foamy. This makes the scrub almost like a facial wash at the same time. I rinse my face with warm water first then I apply a small blob of this scrub to my hands and wash my entire face with it. The lather is rich, the scent is lovely and the beads give my facial skin a much needed exfoliation. After rinsing off the scrub with warm water my face feels softer and smoother whilst looking bright and radiant. I also feel really refreshed after using this scrub.
I use the scrub twice a week as directed by a store assistant in my local Body Shop. It is a little too scrubby to be used everyday but it's perfect for twice weekly use.
I have spot prone skin and luckily this scrub doesn't cause my skin to break out. It doesn't irritate my skin at all and it goes nicely with the rest of the seaweed range from The Body Shop.
Overall this is a lovely facial scrub that foams up well, is easy to wash with and leaves your skin glowing. It's good value as a little goes such a long way. Would I recommend it? Yes, I would. It's great!
Half price seaweed
This was a product I picked up as part of my recent haul when the Body Shop was selling all its face washes and scrubs for half price on their website! Normally retailing at £8, this product promises to exfoliate, rebalance and refresh, and contains the key ingredients seaweed extract, jojoba beads and olive stone.
This comes in a small 75ml tube - the packaging is nothing special to be honest - it is mainly white with simple blue text. It has a very functional appearance which is pretty inoffensive overall!
A bit murky...
Squeezing a bit of this out in the shower, this isn't the most attractive product on earth! It has a slightly murky, brownish green colour and is full of bits! It isn't the prettiest - but then if it's good, who cares?! It also has a slightly grassy smell to it as you may imagine given the ingredients. However the smell isn't unpleasant - just a bit of a change from my usual products!
This is really pleasant to apply to the skin. It is quite a thick gel, and the bits inside give the feeling of exfoliation but in quite a gentle way - it doesn't feel at all harsh of scratchy, so this may be a good option for sensitive skin. It does however give the feel of a through clean! The texture of the product really makes it feel as though it is getting deep down and getting to all those impurities, which is a great bonus and not something I experience with every facial product I use. I actually spend a good minute applying this to my skin as it is so pleasant to use and it really feels as though it is working! I then leave this on for a minute or two before washing off.
As this does have a thick gel texture, it does take a little longer than some other lighter washes to rinse of the skin, but it isn't too tricky and may just need a bit of extra attention.
Soft and smooth
After drying off, I find that my skin feels really soft and smooth and like it's had a good, thorough clean. Because it leaves my skin feeling so smooth, it gives me the perfect surface to apply moisturiser and make-up.
All in all I really like this product. It gives such a good, through clean and makes my face feel lovely, soft and healthy after applying. Although I personally wouldn't use this every day (I prefer to use a non-scrubby wash most days) this is a great one to use inbetween other washes when you feel as though you need something a little more thorough! I am especially glad I picked it up at half price as my only reservation about the product is that, at full price, it is a bit on the expensive side I think, especially as it is a relatively small tube. Having said this I do think it will last a long time and it is a really good product so it will lose a star only for the price..
So overall I would recommend this exfoliator. It really does give a nice thorough scrub without being at all harsh and it leaves skin feeling soft and smooth. A shame it's a little on the expensive side!
I bought this product online as it was on a half price offer for £4. The cleanser smells lovely. It has a lovely pleasant fragrance to it that isn't too overpowering, which is good. I would recommend using this product once or twice a week as it exfoliates very well so it's not really needed for everyday use. I love it so much though that I sometimes use it four or five times per week, which doesn't seem to harm my skin. The cleanser is VERY foamy, so use in small amounts and add more if needed.
The cleanser can irritate the nasal passages, so try to keep it away from your nose if possible. I have a real sneezing fit if I happen to get this up my nose!!! The cleanser exfoliates well and rids your skin of dead cells and flakes. It doesn't leave the skin red after use. It exfoliates gently and thoroughly to leave your skin feeling soft, smooth and pleasantly fragranced. I love this cleanser as it's great for all skin types and is ideal to use all year round. If used with the seaweed moisturiser you get even better results.
I would recommend this cleanser to everyone. It gives your skin a good scrub without being too harsh and it smells lovely. It is also very long lasting as you only need to use it sparingly. A great cleanser.
I've always used facial washes and scrubs in the morning when I wake up and I like to try out new washes as they get more advanced. I started going into the Body shop and was talking to the assistants in there and because they should know, I've always taken their advice and taken the facial wash's that have been recommended to me. I did start off using their tea tree products the scrub and wash and then found out I have combination skin and tea tree was making my face even oilier causing it to dry up even more! I then saw this cheeky pot of 'seaweed deep cleansing facial wash at just £4 and thought I may as well give it a try.
The body shop always state and quote on a lot of their shops 'Our products are not tested on animals, they never have and they never will' also all their products and in plastic and paper and they encourage you to recycle them. The body shop also supports the development of alternatives to animal testing. The majority of their products are 'inspired by nature' they don't use complete natural ingredients, however they have produced antiperspirants that have no aluminium salts, they use volcanic minerals instead so it is friendlier to use for the environment.
They say: This mild cleansing gel is oil and soap-free. It helps rebalance moisture and sebum levels as it cleanses. Removes make-up, impurities and ex cess oil. Leaves skin feeling refreshed. Gives a shine-free, matte finish. this is just £2.50 for a 60ml bottle or £7 for 100ml, so I'm my opinion you may as well just buy two for the 60ml versions to get 120ml for the price of £5.
I have been using this for about two months on and off, I bought a small exfoliating brush to go with this at just £3 in store and I haven't received ay results in how my skin looks such as blemishes, but it does remove the dead and dry skin from your face and also stops a lot of the grease as this product is designed for combination skin also it's a great little wash, it doesn't make your face feel tight afterwards and it actually makes it feel smooth and soft, so despite it not clearing up blemishes, it makes a great base for make up that stays on for the amount of time it's really supposed to!
I have thankfully been blessed with a problem less skin but that doesn't mean I rest on my laurels and I do take good care of it. Exfoliating my skin is a part of my weekly routine. I also treat myself to an occasional facial and I recently asked my beautician to identify my skin type as I am aware it changes. Indeed, as it turned out, my skin is not longer normal and now it is combination (oily/dry). That meant I ran to my favourite Body Shop and I bought a range of skin care products which included Seaweed Pore-Cleansing Facial Exfoliator.
It comes in a white tube with a screw lid at the bottom which is very practical as there is no need to turn it upside down when there is little exfoliator left. It has a blue sticker which at the front provides some basic information about the product (like name and which skin it should be used for) with more detailed information at the back: how to use it and the list of ingredients. The tube is simple but it looks modern and is fairly robust.
The first thing I did when I opened the lid is smelling the exfoliator. I wasn't really convinced that the scent of seaweed is something for me but I was wrong. It turned out that it smells very nice: it is subtle, quite sweet and fresh. It doesn't really remind me of anything so that makes it quite difficult to describe but it is a very pleasant scent.
The exfoliator is see-through however there are millions of brown grains in it - I suppose they are 'fine jojoba beads and olive stone' promised by the producer.
Despite the general condition of my skin being very good, I have pores and I sometimes get blackheads. According to the producer, this exfoliator should cleanse the pores and 'exfoliate to remove dead skin cells, excess oils, impurities and daily grime' which sounds like a perfect cosmetic to me. It indeed worked well for me. It is fairly delicate so that makes exfoliating fairly pleasant. It lathers up really quickly and produces quite a surprising amount of foam. In my opinion, it is a very good cleanser - my skin felt much cleaner and fresher after that. I can't really see any radiance but my skin is clarified and my nose isn't shiny anymore. It does remove dead skin cells and I really can feel a difference as my skin feels softer and smoother.
I am not sure how it would work on a problematic skin - as I say, I don't really have many problems (touch wood!) with mine so it worked fairly well. I'm not entirely sure whether it's quite worth its price (it costs £8.00 for 75ml tube) even though it goes quite a long way as I think you may be able to find something better for the same price.
Thank you for reading my review.
I use this product about once or twice a week and it leaves my skin feeling fresh and cool. It has an interesting smell that I love and a lovely texture when applying to the face.
All my skincare products are from the Body Shop Seaweed range, namely the Facial Cleanser, Toner, Day Cream, and Night Cream. I use this facial exfoliator after using the cleanser, and then proceed to tone and apply the relevant cream. After moving to the UK from sunny South Africa, my skin deteriorated; spots, blemishes, paleness - you name it. It has completely recovered after indulging in the Seaweed range.
This particular exfoliator doesn't seem to have a drying effect, which is what I've found with many others. Also, it seems to fit in perfectly with the other Seaweed products and does exactly what it promises. It is aimed at people with combination skin and, having never properly known what my skin type was, it works fantastically for my skin.
Im dying to get all these Bodyshop reviews out of the way with as quickly as possible because Ive been meaning to do them for ages now and it seems Im never going to cross them of my ever growing beauty reviews list but today I hope that will change as I attempt to write one or two. Starting with this "Seaweed Pore-Cleansing Facial Exfoliator" which I bought from The Bodyshop a few weeks back when they were having a massive sale. I have to exfoliate my face quite a bit as I use fake tan a lot and instant tan on my face so this kind of product is a necessity as it prevents me having a streaky, orange face - well thats the hope anyway so that is the only reason I bought this. Im very funny about trying new products on my face but Ive found that this range is usually very good and Ive never had any really bad issues with any of their products. That changed when I used this one because it made my skin look and feel worse than it ever has and I wouldnt recommend that anyone else tries it!
Price: 75ml Tube - £7.50
Stockists: The Bodyshop & www.thebodyshop.co.uk
For: Removing dead skin cells, deeply cleansing blocked pores, to boost circulation & to give you skin a healthy glow. Thats all lies by the way!
To use this is very simple as its just like using a face wash. Simply wet your face and neck with warm water then begin to massage this all over those areas in soft, circular motions, then rinse and pat your face dry with a towel. Application is very quick and simple so I guess I can say one nice thing about this and you are recommended to use this 1-2 times per week depending on how much you feel you need to - I wouldnt use this again if you apid me personally.
Theres nothing really to write home about with the product smell or appearance wise as it is pretty average. This appears to be a white, creamy substance when in the tube but when you squeeze some out it is a beige colour with loads of little darker brown dots in it which is obviously the exfoliator beads. There are loads of the beads packed in there though and in my experience that usually means that the product will be a good exfoliator and I guess this is to some extent but it just is way too strong for my skin. The smell isnt too strong but that is definitely a good thing because although admittedly I have no idea what seaweed smells like I dont like this at all. It smells very chemical and fake which surprised me as Ive never had anything like that from this brand before but as I said the smell is very weak and doesnt last on your skin so theres no need to worry there!
When your using this it does actually feel like its working really well. The little beads are really scrubbing at your skin without being too harsh and I though my skin would look much better after I had used this because I felt like my face was getting a proper deep clean. In actual fact this made my skin look and feel so much worse. I have what is described as normal skin so not a lot really effects it badly but this one dried it out so badly not even moisturiser could put the moisture back into my face. My skin felt proper dry and tight for days afterwards even with me applying various lotions and potions every 5 minutes and it took about a week to get back to full and proper condition again so I think this might be the worst thing I have ever used on my face sadly. Such a shame as most of The Bodyshop's products are so good. Dont think Ill be using any other items from their seaweed range again in the future though! Dont waste your money - you skin wont thank you!
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My daily skin care routine consists of products only available from the body shop, the main bulk coming from their seaweed range which uses community trade Bladderwrack seaweed from Ireland to make a lovely and pleasant smelling product for use on oily-combination skin.
This exfoliator should only be used once or twice a week as (with all exfoliating products) the process of exfoliation can do more harm than good to your skin if a product is overused or massaged into the skin with too much pressure. I use this with the seaweed facial wash which I will also be reviewing later.
The product contains Bladderwrack seaweed which is very good for the skin due to its high vitamin and mineral content and antioxidants which help to improve skin tone and clarify the complexion; jojoba beads and olive stone granules, the former smaller beads penetrate the pores and offer deep exfoliation whilst the larger olive stones to aid in the all over exfoliation of the face and neck.
I adore this product as a little bit goes a very long way which makes the price of £7.30 for 75ml a worthy investment as the twice a week use makes it last even longer. To use you need to wet the face and neck with warm water and gently rub the product into the skin in circular motions before rinsing off your face with warm water and patting the skin dry.
The exfoliation process serves to get rid of any dead skin cells and deep clean your skin leaving it feel softer and smoother, I find that I don't have to use a moisturiser after using this product but the fresh and soft feeling I get when I use this facial scrub will not last the day if I don't moisturise.
Care needs to be taken when rinsing the product off of your face as the beads that are so good at exfoliating your skin are not such a good base for make up, the problem area for me is the hair line but all I do is rub the bead out of my hair with my hands, also worth noting is the colour which is a not so nice clear brownish colour but do not let this put you off.
As part of my skin care regime I find that this product works really well and I am in no doubt as to it's effectiveness on it's own, I now have less breakouts than before and when I do get then they don't last near as long.
I always use face scrubs as I have awful oily, blemish prone skin and so whilst people with a more normal skin type get away with using an exfoliator once a week, I use one nearly every day. Seaweed is not an uncommon ingredient in skin care products aimed at people with combination/oily skin as it helps mattify skin, and the Body Shop have a whole range of skin care products aimed at oily/combination skin and which all include seaweed. To be honest I've never been too impressed with the Body Shop's skin care products to date, their Tea Tree range makes no difference to my skin but when I had a gift card recently I decided to give this Seaweed Pore-Cleansing Facial Exfoliator a go.
~~ Exfoliate my skin! ~~
The Body Shop state that this is a mild and creamy, soap-free facial scrub. It claims to effectively deep clean out those blocked pores, remove dead skin cells, excess oils and the usual dirt and grime, basically what I expect from any facial exfoliator. They say it will leave the skin soft and smooth with a more clarified radiance and combined with massage movements when using the scrub, you will end up with a glowing complexion.
To help do all of the above it contains Jojoba beads which are small and will help exfoliate and give that good 'scrubby' feeling. It also contains Olive Stone granuals which are thicker and larger with a slightly rough texture, which makes it better to use on combination and oily skin. Last but not least, that seaweed ingredient, and in this scrub it's Community Trade Bladderwack Seaweed (appealing name!) which supposedly has a high mineral content, skin protective antioxidants and nourishing vitamins to balance skin tone, purify and clarify the complexion. The seaweed comes from The Roaring Water Bay co-operative, south west of Cork, Ireland. Set up in 1993 to address the problem so many communities face where local young people have to emigrate to find work, this co-operative protects the local environment and invests profits back into the local community.
~~ Using the scrub, is it any good? ~~
When I first used this exfoliator I was rather surprised at the appearance. Presumably due to the whiteness of the packaging I was expecting a white or clear, boring looking face scrub with a few beads in it. This however is actually an olive colour and has hundreds of tiny little beads in it, making it a rather good scrub. It doesn't smell particularly strong, but the smell it does have isn't unpleasant, but it's not something I would say I like. I used this scrub over a few weeks, everyday, so it does last a good amount of time, but did it make much difference to my skin?
The answer is no, I didn't really see a big change in my skin. I do however, always use a face scrub, so it did uphold the appearance of my skin, it just didn't improve on it. My skin didn't get any worse, my pores weren't as clogged for example, but I didn't notice an improvement with blemishes, nor did I have the glowing complexion promised by the Body Shop.
Using this face scrub doesn't impress me too much either. At first massaging this into my face is quite nice, it's actually a good little scrubber, but it starts to froth up like a normal face wash, which did surprise me as I haven't used any face scrubs where it begins to froth. Whilst this did make my face feel like it was having a good clean, afterwards my skin would feel really dry and tight, and this was after every time I used the exfoliator. I've used other face scrubs in the past and they've never dried my skin out, now I know I have oily skin but that doesn't mean I want it stripped of all oils, as that only makes the problem worse! Luckily it didn't seem to affect my skin too badly, other than drying it out slightly which required more moisturiser than usual to get back to normal.
~~ Recommended? ~~
Would I recommend it? No. I used the whole product but each time I used it I dreaded the tight, dry feeling my skin would have afterwards, which required me to apply more moisturiser than usual. A good face scrub for oily skin should never completely strip the skin of all oils, as this can only make the problem worse, and I've plenty of good face scrubs in the past which manage to clean out my pores without drying out my skin. The price of this exfoliator isn't cheap either; it costs £7.50 for a 75ml tube from the Body Shop, which in my opinion is overpriced for a product which isn't anything special. If you are looking for a good face scrub for oily or combination skin, I recommend St Ives Apricot Scrub or Lush's Ocean Salt scrub, both of which do a brilliant job in my opinion.
Having been pleased with the results I was getting with The Body Shop Seaweed Facial Wash I thought I'd look into some of the other items in the range.
I recently cleared up the last of the Tea Tree range exfoliator so decided to replace this with the Seaweed Pore-Cleansing Facial Exfoliator instead.
It comes in 75ml for £7.50 exactly as pictured above. It's intended for combination / oily skin and states that it's an 'Oil balancing polish to deep cleanse pores and reveal smooth skin'.
The upside down flip lid means storage is not a problem even on the side of the sink / bath.
Again the aroma remindered me of that fresh 'beach' smell. The exfoliator is a transparent gel with jojoba beads and olive stone that gives the overall effect of the gel being brown tinged.
The first time I used this I squeezed a good 10p size amount on my hands and worked into my already wet face. The fine jojoba beads and olive stones were just the right amount and size to make it feel that it was doing its job. It didn't over lather and rinsed off very easily.
After drying my face the skin felt smooth and had certainly expoliatored it beautifully. However within half an hour I noticed that some areas of my face had dried out and my immediate thought was that this was going to be too harsh for my skin.
I only tend to exfoliate once a week so when I came to try it again I decided to try a smaller amount; about 5p size; hoping this would make a difference.
Thankfully it did; I was beginning to think that I'd wasted £7.50 but no it was much better. The next day running a finger over my face it felt very smooth and looked very healthy.
Another fantastic product in this range and worth every penny.
Definitely for those with combination / oily skin that have the odd breakout now and then.
I seem to be forever harping on about my skin in these reviews, but to reiterate, I have combination skin, prone to spots, but also prone to dry patches around my nose and forehead. The worst of both worlds really! So I'm always on the lookout for that miracle product which will solve all my problems.
The helpful woman in the shop pointed me to this product on hearing of my skincare dilemmas. At £7.50 for a smallish 75ml tube, it seemed a bit steep, but the front had lots of good words like 'oil-balancing' and 'deep cleanse' on it, so I took the plunge.
The clear gel inside is full of tiny sand like particles called jojoba beads and olive stone, which are pretty good at their job. They are quite small and sharp though, so don't scrub too hard! But it does mean this get into all the nooks and crannies of your face where pores often get clogged, so they do a very thorough job. The gel itself is pleasantly fresh smelling, as you'd expect from a seaweed product, and leaves your face feeling fresh and shiny.
The best thing about this product is that it strikes a fine balance between being powerful enough to properly cleanse, and mild enough to avoid irritation. I use it about once a week and have noticed an improvement in the oily areas of my skin. The only problem I've found is that the dry patches so get aggravted by it, so I tend to lightly brush over those and focus on the oily areas.
I'd definitely recommend this for those like me with problematic combination skin, and although it's on the pricey side at £7.50, it does last a long time as you don't need to use much to get good results.
This currently retails at The Body Shop stores for £9 (75ml bottle). The Body Shop has offers all the time (20-40% off) and you can also get cashbacks through Quidco so you will never have to pay full price for this.
Packaging: A simple, nice bottle. What I don't like about TBS products is that there isn't any using instructions on the items themselves but instead, they have many different languages of the names & product information. They should at least put some instructions on the products.
Scent: I wouldn't say it is a nice scent if you smell from the bottle, esp if you don't like seaweeds, but it is a nice and refreshing smell to me.
The liquid contains Jojoba exfoliating jojoba beads & Olive Stone granuals, which are all natural and they are claimed to be good for combination skin.
You only need to use exfoliator once or twice a week to deep cleanse your skin, remove skin cells, etc. And with exfoliator, you need to massage it into your skin gently in a circular motion and leave it there for a couple minutes then rinse it off.
I must say this is one of the best exfoliators, it leaves me with very refreshing feeling, doesn't dry out my skin. It is a very gentle exfoliator, but works wonderfully. My skin is quite sensitive so it's quite difficult to find anything that works. But my skin feels so smooth, soft & clean after using it. And I also love the scent when I'm using it. It also reduces my blackheads, and keeps the oil at bay. I haven't noticed any difference to the pores though.
I recommended this product for my friend who had been suffered acne-skin for a long time and found the tea tree range too strong for her. Her skin is super sensitive & she has really oily T-zone & other areas are extremely dry. And she found it awesome. But you have to be patient to see the result. She tried Shiseido, Clinique,.. but it all dried out her skin and the smell was terrible (smelled all chemicals to me)
I have tried so many TBS skincare products and ended up switching to more high-end brands in the end but I always keep a bottle of this at home for occasional use.
Overall, I would recommend this product to anyone with sensitive/ combination skin, you won't be disappointed.
(Try saying the title of this review in a terrible Scottish accent; think Groundskeeper Willie from The Simpsons)
What is it?
The Bodyshop Seaweed Pore-Cleansing Facial Exfoliator is a face wash which polishes your skin to cleanse your pores and leave you with smooth skin. It has tiny beads in it that get rid of any dead, unwanted skin to reveal the beautiful, glowing skin that everyone supposedly has underneath.
It comes in a white tube, about 5cm tall with a flip top cap. There green writing on a lighter green background giving you the product information in English and in French, ooh la la. On the back, there is the similar green background with more product infromation.
It says the product contains fine jojoba beads and olive stone - very nice, but we know it contains more than that.
Here is the ingredient list from the website:
Aqua (Water) (Solvent/Diluent), Carbomer (Stabiliser/Viscosity Modifier), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Surfactant), Olea europaea (Abrasive), Lauryl Betaine (Surfactant), Glycerin (Humectant), Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Luffa cylindrica (Loofah) (Natural Additive), Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Chloride (Salt) (Viscosity Modifier), Methylparaben (Preservative), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Fucus vesiculosus (Bladderwrack Extract) (Skin Conditioning Agent), Butylparaben (Preservative), Ethylparaben (Preservative), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Butylphenyl Methylpropional (Fragrance Ingredient), Isobutylparaben (Preservative), Propylparaben (Preservative), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Benzyl Salicylate (Fragrance Ingredient), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone (Fragrance Ingredient), Tocopherol (Antioxidant).
It also tells you that The Body Shop are against animal testing and support community trade. In this instance, the seaweed used in this product is sourced from farms in Ireland.
This product is suited for combination/oily skin and I would not recommend using it if you have dry skin as there is a review from somebody on The Body Shop website who has dry skin and she said it made her skin so much worse.
At £7.30 for 75ml, it isn't cheap but I've found that you only need a tiny bit and this has lasted longer than cheaper, bigger products I've used in the past.
Instructions from The Body Shop website: Wet the face and neck with clean water. Massage over the face and neck using light circular motions. Rinse off with clean water and pat skin dry. Use 1 or 2 times per week or as required.
I tend to use this product every day just as part of my daily routine and I've found that it isn't harsh enough to irritate my skin.
You only need a tiny, pea sized amount to cover your whole face and when you work it in to your skin, it doesn't really lather up. But you can add more water and it will get more frothy. I tend to work the exfoliant into wet skin to get the beads into my pores, then add some water to make it more frothy and then rinse.
Remember and spend a lot of time on rinsing as one of the most annoying things is to be putting on moisturiser or make up and find a little bundle of beads hidden at the side of your nose or close to your hairline.
You would think that seaweed would stink, but in this product it doesn't. It smells pleasant, but I'm not really sure what it smells of. It doesn't look that great as it's a kind of brown colour, but as it's on your face most of the time - that doesn't really matter!
After 2 weeks of using this product, my skin looks clearer and more healthy. My skin was terrible before, I kept getting outbreaks and although the exfoliant didn't get rid of them straight away, I feel like this is a long-term product that would prevent outbreaks rather than solve them.
My skin feels smooth and doesn't feel dry whatsoever, even if I haven't used moisturiser.
It hasn't completely stopped the oilyness in my skin, but it has made a noticeable impact.
I like this product and I think I would use it again, even though it is on the expensive side. But it lasts a long time as you don't need to use a lot.
It's easy to use and does provide results, so I would definitely recommend it.
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Price: £7.30 fro 75ml
From: The Body Shop
For: Effective deep pore cleansing to remove dead skin cells, dirt and grime and boost circulation for a healthy complexion
The packaging is clean and simple but with the usual Body Shop high quality feel to it. It's a squeezy plastic tube with a flip top lid that it stands on. The lid is easy to open, but doesn't really fasten tightly enough to make it secure fro travelling.
It's a clear gel textured scrub with lots of tiny little beads in it. The beads are very small and seem rounded rather than rough edged like grains, and so they don't feel harsh or scratchy on the skin.
It lathers up a little when water is added, and it feels really soft and smooth to use. You can feels the grains working on your skin, but they don't irritate or scratch. You don't need to use much each time so although the tube is quite small it does last well.
It rinses off easily to reveal smoother, softer skin. My skin doesn't feel dry or tight after using it like it does with most exfoliators, and it feels really clean and revitalised.
My complexion also looks brighter and healthier when I use this compared to when I don't, and used regularly along with other products from the seaweed range, it helps to keep my skin looking really clear.
All in all this is a very nice face scrub.
Thumbs up from me.
Seaweed Pore-Cleansing Facial Exfoliator is part of the seaweed facial range by the body shop for combination oily skin. I bought this with other items in the range for a complete skin care regime. It claims "oil banishing polish to deep cleanse pores and reveal smooth skin".
The exfoliating particles (jojoba beads and olive stone) are densely suspended in a clear cleanser. Because they are so dense I only needed to use a small amount for my whole face. I applied in small circular motions to my face and neck in the shower. They didn't scratch my skin or irritate it-I have sensitive skin. The scrub washed off clean leaving no residue behind. The scent is a little like glue but don't let that put you off it is not a lingering scent.
After the first use my skin felt smooth and clean, no different to any other exfoliator. After 2 weeks, ising every 3 days, my pores were less visible and empty, my skin was more matte and less blemished.
There were no negative effects. Sometimes after regular use with a product I feel like my skin stops responding but even after 6 months use of this product my skin felt just as smooth, cleansed and matte.
Current price is £7.30. To me that's a great price for an effective skin exfoliator.
© L Wade 2009 - submitted only on dooyoo.
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