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I bought some Yves Saint Laurent products a while ago and I got this 'YSL Instant Pure Natural Action Exfoliator' for free. The tube I got was a 15ml sample size. It looks exactly like the larger tube, just in a smaller size.
The tube is a really simple design. It is made from quite rubbery, see through white plastic which is really easy to squeeze and makes it easy to get the liquid out. At the top of the tube it has 'INSTANT PUR' in black letters and then it has the name of the exfoliator in French, and then in English 'Natural Action Exfoliator Granule Free' and then at the bottom of the tube 'Yves Saint Laurent'
The tube has a white plastic screw top, which means that you get it all sticky when you try to close it after you have applied the exfoliator! Due to this fact, I do tend to prefer flip top lids.
This particular exfoliator is granule free. For me this kind of ruins the whole exfoliating experience! I like exfoliators to have the exfoliating grains in it as I really find that they clear away all the dead skin and smooths your skin. I didn't find that with this exfoliator.
The liquid itself is a cloudy yellow, iridescent colour. The liquid is quite thick and really gooey. Because it is quite gooey it is quite an effort to rub it in and is quite sticky.
The exfoliator doesn't really smell. If I had to describe the smell I think it smells slightly of Vaseline, but it is a very mild smell.
The directions of use are to apply to a dry face, I found that since you had to apply it to dry skin you have to use slightly more than usual. I usually wet my face before applying exfoliators and face washes as I find this helps with a smooth application.
The exfoliator was quite gentle on my skin and didn't irritate it at all, though I didn't find that this moisturised my skin and my skin was also quite dry after I had used this. I didn't find that it exfolitated my skin, and it didn't smooth it as other exfoliators I have used did.
The exfoliator has to be used within 15 months of it being opening, which is really good if you don't use it everyday and you should have no problem at all using it within this time.
The exfoliator is suitable for all skin types and it states on the tube 'even the most sensitive of skin', which is good!
I have looked for this in shops in town but I haven't found anywhere that actually stocks it! I could only find it online, so I guess it is quite hard to get a hold of. I found it on Strawberry.net at £22.50 for 75ml, which I think is really expensive for the size of it.
It was quite nice trying this, but I won't be rushing out to buy it. It just didn't produce the results that I wanted.
(Also on Ciao)