Product Review Category: Exfoliators

CLINIQUE Sparkle Skin Body Exfoliator


I’m on a never ending quest to have J-Lo skin– not only does it look like she’s permanently lit from within, she also looks like she’s on perma-vacation.

Alpha Beta Glow Pads

Please let me introduce my main man, Dr. Dennis Gross. Ladies, trust me when I say you should pack some of his Alpha Beta Glow Pads in your overnight bag for the perfect exfoliating/anti-aging/sun-kissed glow. Just wipe and toss. Bam- you were just skiing in the Alps. You were? Jealous. Next time take Dennis AND me with you. 🙂

Algenist Multi-Perfecting Detoxifying Exfoliator

Sassy Skin Care Expert: “Ooh… your skin is looking a little dry. … and flaky. And congested.” OK, quit while you’re ahead, sister. But, she was right. AND, she hooked me up, so I can’t hate. Ms. Truth Serum introduced my dry, congested skin to it’s new BFF, Algenist Multi Perfecting Detoxifying Exfoliator. It scrubs, it buffs. it brightens, it softens- the 4 golden rules of scrubs according to moi. Thank you, Ms. TS- your harsh reality stung a little, but my clear, bright face sings your praises!

Suga Suga Woo! Woo! (Pristine Beauty)

Totally rocks my world. “Exfoliation polish for a Goddess” — direct quote from moi. The whopping 6 oz jar is packed to the rim with the heavenly concoction (the cheap bitch in me swoons.) She mixes extra fine sugar with Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Seaweed, Maqui Berry (hello, POWERHOUSE!), Vitamin C and Rose Hips. Even with the oils, it won’t clog your pores. Different than any facial exfoliation I have ever used in that I was so moisturized after! Rub it on your mouth, too! Lipstick will glide thereafter. Smells divine. I rub the excess on my hands so they benefit.

Modern Friction (Origins)

Awesome exfoliator worth every cent! When I was sniffing around Origins, the salesperson gave me a shpeal about how coarse crystals in some exfoliants break blood vessels and other scary facts that had me riveted and desirous of protecting my vessels right away. I buckled and bought it. Survey says… LOVE IT and have purchased for many a friend.

Lush Mint Julips Lip Scrub

Here’s the scenario: Your have red wine mouth, and it’s 7am. No bueno. Enter mint julips lip scrub. Just a little sugar and essential oils here, and the mint will freshen your breath…well, thank you very much! So, no mess, because it’s natural and entirely edible, and now you can even put on a little lip gloss without looking like a total freak! Oh, AND the tell-tale freaky purple lip ring is gone. BAM.

Love Lettuce

Here’s what a Sunday night looks like at my home: a glass of something red, my laptop, a cuddle with the pup, some Breaking Bad (RIP), and a face full of Lush’s Love Lettuce face mask. it’s made fresh and kept in the fridge, like produce. Ground almonds scrub like crazy (they’re not kidding around, it’s borderline abrasive) when you remove it, and there’s chlorophyll to make all of your Wicked fantasies come true. A total winner for under a tenner.