Hey cupcakes, I hope everyone has had a lovely Easter and is full to the brim with chocolate! For today’s post I’m reviewing a face wash that I only recently discovered and I’ve really been enjoying using.
Garnier Pure Active Exfo-Brusher Wash
This face wash is readily available on the high street and in supermarkets and retails at £7.99. However, both times I’ve purchased it it’s been on offer at about half that. I have to say I wouldn’t pay full price for it as there are probably better facial exfoliators on the market at that price point. At around the £4 mark though I think it’s pretty good. Garnier say;
‘New Garnier PureActive Exfo-Brusher Wash revolutionises your daily cleansing routine. Intensive deep cleansing helps remove dead skin cells and fade marks. It works to unclog impurities from pores and visibly reduces surface sebum levels. It’s secret? A professionally-inspired application is combined with a formula enriched with naturally derived ingredients:
- 2% purifying salicyclic acid, a maximum concentration of an extremely effective anti-bacterial ingredient selected to help clear pores and protect against spots before they appear.
- HerbaSoothe is a natural active derived from Blueberry, selected for it’s caring and soothing properties.’
To start with I have to say, I would not use this product every day. The face wash itself just isn’t gentle enough for me so I’d say I probably use this two or three mornings a week and then stick to my Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish the rest of the time. That being said, even just using this a couple of times a week has had a really positive effect and I put that solely down to the weird little brush on the lid!
To use the Exfo-Brusher you just squeeze the bottle and the product comes up through the whole in the centre of the brush. After splashing warm water on face I massage the brush all over my face and neck in circular motions, focusing specifically on my chin and forehead (my most troublesome areas for spots). I then use a muslin cloth to remove the product before splashing my face with cold water to close my pores. The product foams up quite well and my skin feels really clean and refreshed afterwards.
I definitely feel that using this brush helps get rid of any dead skin cells and if I’ve got a nasty pimple lurking it brings it to the surface a lot faster. When it appears it isn’t nearly as big and red as it would normally be when it first erupts! I also think that this brush helps to cleanse the spot without me having to squeeze it (I know, I know, I shouldn’t squeeze it anyway but you know we all do it!). I’m getting far fewer spots then before I started using this and the odd one I do get is gone within a few days.
As far as skin marks and acne scars go, I’m on the fence as to whether this product helps. To a certain extent it probably does because it’s renewing the skin on my face a bit quicker then usual. However, to really tackle deep acne scarring I think it requires investment in to a more specialist product. In my opinion the Exfo-Brusher is more suited to being a twice weekly facial exfoliator to thoroughly deep cleanse your skin.
I’d be really interested to hear if anyone else has used this product and what you think of it. Or do you use an alternative exfoliator that really does help get rid of acne scarring?