I really must must tell you this exceptional find while I was browsing through the shelves of Sephora KLCC.
Soap & Glory Scrub Your Nose In It was just an experimental purchase. At that time, I was trying out several types of scrub and I thought I should probably give this a try. At RM39 for a 125ml tube, I don't think it would hurt my wallet too much if I find I didn't like it. Furthermore, this product doubles up as a mask if left on the face for an additional 3 minutes after scrubbing and I thought that this could do it temporarily for me while I wait for my next paycheck to repurchase my favourite purifying mask ;P
clear and easy instruction with a good promise :)
I would have to admit that when it comes to a good scrub and clay mask, I would never really put any high expectations on something so cheap. And this one is a 2-in-1 product. As far as I know, it may either be too oil-absorbing which can leave my skin too dry or it could not work at all. This is a product that I purchased on a whim and didn't make any prior research into it.
And boy was I glad to have made that hasty purchase - the granules in the creamy green concoction are fine enough to not make the skin painful but big enough for you to feel them rubbing against your skin... they make scrubbing dull skin a joy! What I like most about it is that instant minty-cool sensation when it is applied onto skin. Remember how much I love minty stuff?? Well, this would be one of the newest addition to my favourite minty-products list!
A little goes a long way and I had initially loved it so much that I scrubbed my face every single day with it. I did that until I realised that my heavily-pimpled skin wasn't getting any better as I had over-stimulated the oil glands. And when I purchased the starter kit by Ole Henriksen, I decided that I should chillax a little on the scrubbing department ;)
Yes, even someone who knows darn well that over-scrubbing oily skin will make skin breakout even more, can still overdo it. I am not embarrassed to admit that. Really, I love its minty sensation because it makes my tired skin feel so fresh and rejuvenated. But since I now own 2 scrubs that I am madly in love with, I decided that I should only use this when I am pressed for time - I scrub, leave it on my face as mask, shower and once I am done with my shower, I would wash it off my face. Simple and very convenient.
Once you're done with the scrubbing, your skin will feel really soft. That is because it contains some form of acids in its 'fruit acid formula'.
Seriously, I can't get enough of this product. Apart from the cool feeling that I get from using the purifying 2-in-1 scrub and mask, it also smells nice and doesn't dry up my skin. What I also realised is that though it claims to be oil-absorbing, the clay mask does not sting the skin - you know how most clay masks supposedly suck up impurities deep into your pores?? - they make the skin feel extremely painful during the first 30 seconds or more before your skin appears thoroughly cleansed. But this one does not torture you that way yet you still come out with clearer looking skin and making open pores a thing of the past.
With that instant result, I think it is really a value-for-money product... the proof would be the realisation of the fact that I have not thought of repurchasing my once-favourite Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Cleansing Mask which I've bought 3 times. I am that happy with this beauty.
Have you come across this product? I've read great reviews everywhere on it and would definitely recommend it to anyone with super oily and blemish-prone skin.