I never used to think that exfoliating my face was that important, simply because past facial scrubs that I've used, have broken me out and actually made my skin worst, until I found the perfect exfoliator for my sensitive skin. It is the Sephora Double Duty Exfoliator Plus Mask, it is gentle enough for sensitive skin yet works just as hard as any other facial scrub.
Now this 1.69oz. tube does retail for $18, I know you're probably thinking how is this a "budget-friendly" product? To me, a budget-friendly item is a product that is reasonably priced, a product that will last quite a while, but also a product that is multifunctional and can be used for multiple purposes.
So let me tell you why I love this product!!
- A little dab of product is really all that you need, I use about a dime sized amount and am able to fully scrub my entire face, including my neck as well.
- It is multifunctional, and can serve as both an exfoliator as well as a facial mask.
- Has a light floral scent which makes it very pleasing when appling onto the face.
- The scrub is gentle enough for sensitive skin, yet works well enough for those days when your skin needs a bit more scrubbing.
HOW TO USE:
I first remove my makeup and wash my face with my Philosophy Purity One-Step Facial Cleanser, which you can check out my review here,then I use about a dime sized amount of the Sephora Double Duty Exfoliator Plus Mask and gently massage my face in circular motions, I focus more on areas that need it the most such as my nose, cheeks and chin. Then I leave the scrub on my face and let it sit there (as a mask) for about 3-5 minutes. Afterwards, with lukewarm water I slowly scrub the exfoliator away in circular motions, until the product is all washed away.
Sephora Claims.... "in just a few minutes, this intensive treatment refines the texture of skin while smoothing facial features. Packed with natural jojoba beads, it exfoliates effectively without irritation."
I didn't see any difference right away, in fact I didn't like this product when I first used it because I was scrubbing my face WAY TO HARD, so I want to emphasize that you really need to gently scrub your face because this exfoliator will work its magic even with the most simple and gentle scrubbing motions! I LOVE this product now, my skin feels super soft once washing it off. I really started to notice a difference once I used this product for about a month (1-2 times a week), my face was starting to feel smoother, a few random blackheads were diminishing, and my pores were starting to appear a little bit less noticeable.
Can I make a confession? I'm guilty of not taking off my makeup at night sometimes (I know this is so horrible) ...so let me just tell you that the next day when I scrub my face (from having makeup all night long) my face feels like a fresh breathe of air has just hit it, it's refreshing, and I always feel like I have a new face on...literally!!
Everyone's skin reacts differently to products, for me I have sensitive skin and this did not break me out nor cause any allergic reactions! What I love about Sephora is if you are not happy with a product you can always return for your full money back, even if the product is opened and has been used. Therefore if you purchase this product and come to find out you don't like it or it's not getting along well with your skin, just go ahead and return it! But let me just say it has been the best 18 dollars that I've ever spent on my skin!
You can click here to view the product on the Sephora site.
Have you tried this product? What scrub do you currently use?
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