Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Product Review; "Aveeno Daily Detoxifying Scrub"

"Scrub" is not a term that I like to use. Unless it's in reference to my kitchen counter-tops. The word conjures up images of aggressive motion intended for immediate results and the delicate nature of skin is not so easy to comply. Though Aveeno opts to use that phrase to market a creamy, slightly hydrating, daily exfoliator, it has to be the only part of the packaging that makes me cringe.

Available in a easy to use squeeze tube, Aveeno Daily Detoxifying Scrub is oil and soap-free and instead uses a combination of Glycerin and Rice Bran Wax to create an emulsion that glides over rough complexions. The tiniest of beads composed mostly of Coconut Fruit and Luffa Extract replace the usual suspects to abrase surface skin cells and lightly buff them away. Being so light in texture and agreeable to skin, you'll find that exfoliating on a daily basis will eventually lead to a milder, softer look that also improves circulation.

On damp skin using a gentle (GENTLE) circular motion, an amount the size of a dime in the palm of your hand is more than enough to address the entire face. The reason I stress the word "gentle" (GENTLE!) is to basically counter the term "scrub". Though it's probably pretty unneccessary since you can't really over-use this product. The emollient factor is pretty dense and the feel is similar to an extra thick lotion that doesn't absorb. After a few moments of use, you might notice tiny flecks that begin to raise off rough spots. Those are excessive dead skin cells being released revealing newer, more hydrated skin underneath.

And you didn't even have to "scrub".

Aveeno Daily Detoxifying Scrub; $6.99

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