Thursday, February 28, 2013

No7 Purifying Exfoliator for Normal/Oily Skin - Review




I have been using this scrub for a few weeks now, once or twice a week, as a deep cleanse for my skin. As I have previously mentioned (a few times...), I have oily to combo skin, so I always get excited when products claim to be directly aimed at my skin type, be it BB creams, foundations, or in this case - a facial scrub.

From the first use, I wasn't expecting dramatic results, because a) it's a skincare product and I really feel you generally need to give them a while before you can see realistic results with your skin, and b) I got it because I had a spare £5 No7 voucher, and I needed a face scrub.

So, with a pretty open idea on what this would be like, I was surprised how matte, yet soft and refined my skin was after the first scrub. My oiliest places on my face, (nose, forehead and chin), were all baby-bottom smooth and shine (glare) free. Amazing or what?


The magic blue beads



I think the perfect balance is using this as I do, once or twice a week, because although it might be tempting with such great results from each use, to use it as a daily scrub, obviously it could do more harm than good stripping ALL the natural oils from your face and leaving you not only dull and dry, but even oilier than before. Disastrous scenes.

I love the clean, fresh smell, the small purifying beads that scrub but don't scrape your skin, and best of all I love the results. If you have oily skin, and you want a weekly pick-me-up, then this is a definite must.







Let me know if you have any oily skin saviours, or if you've tried this product yourself?


Cleansing Love, Lauren xx

6 comments:

  1. I am yet to find an exfoliator that truly helps with the skin on my nose. Maybe I should try this one!

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    1. It definitely helps mattify my skin, including my nose, so i'd definitely give it a go :)

      Lauren xx

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  2. Hey Lauren! was just catching up on some of your posts and first of all, this looks great! I have normal to oily skin too and feel quite happy when I find things to help combat that. I really want to try this now but I'm not sure if they do No.7 in France, but I'm sure I can find it online anyway :) and I am seriuosly lusting over everything in your recent haul! that orange jumper...so perfect there are just no words! love the colours you got in the Barry M nail varnishes too :) you have such great taste! xx

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    1. Hi Katie, I'm sure you'll be able to get it online somewhere hopefully, it is great :). Oh thank you!! I probably shouldn't have bought quite a much but oh well.. haha. Thank you, what a lovely thing to say, i'm so glad you like it all!! :D

      Lauren xx

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