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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Skincare :: Sephora, Smart Dual Action Exfoliator


Some time ago The Body Shop launched their Duo Body Butter with two textures of body butter. You can find A similar idea in Smart Dual Action Exfoliator by Sephora.


Claims:

This smart exfoliator effectively cleanses and lifts away dead skin cells with two targeted products. The white gel gently scrubs and exfoliates the face; the special green cream, for the T-Zone, exfoliates while providing a deep cleansing effect to the forehead, nose, and chin. Ideal for combination skin, this product leaves the face with a glowing radiance without feeling tight.


The pot is really pretty and elegant. When you open the lid there's a plastic overlay which sometimes is hard to remove. The pot is split into two parts. One of them contains white exfoliating gel and the other green cream for the T-zone. Both have the same nice and delicate scent. The gel is very light and soft and acts more like an enzymatic peel even though it has some very fine grains in it. The green cream is thicker with bigger exfoliating particles.


HOW TO USE

1 to 2 times per week, apply gentle gel scrub (white) using circular motions on the face, avoid eye area. Apply deep cleansing cream (green) to the T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) using gentle massaging gestures on top of gel. Rinse with warm  water.

I wish there was some more information - that your face should be cleansed beforehand, should you leave it on your skin and for how long. Apart from English and French version of the instruction there's nothing about massaging gestures and circular motions.

I apply the white gel all over my face avoiding eye area of course. Then I put the green cream over my T-zone, leave it for about 10 minutes and then rinse with warm water.

My skin looks brighter and feels smoother. Pores are less visible. The results are not as dramatic as after The Body Shop Vitamin C Microdermabarasion but still visible.


SKIN TYPE

As the producer says it's ideal for combination skin. More delicate areas like cheeks are gently exfoliated whereas T-zone gets a deeper cleansing treatment. I would also recommend Smart Dual Action Exfoliator to people with normal skin. For oily skin though it might be too gentle and inffective.


PRICE

It's a bit pricey (24$ for 4.2 oz) at sephora.com.








INGREDIENTS


1: (WATER), PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM (MINERAL OIL), GLYCOL STEARATE, POLYETHYLENE, GLYCERIN, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, STEARIC ACID, PALMITIC ACID, GLYCERYL STEARATE, CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), TALC, PEG-100 STEARATE, PARAFFIN, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), CETYL PALMITATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, CARBOMER, TETRASODIUM EDTA, D-LIMONENE, LINALOOL, BHT, CASSIA ANGUSTIFOLIA SEED POLYSACCHARIDE, CI 61570 (GREEN 5), PHENOXYETHANOL, CI 77289 (CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN), ALUMINA, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, CI 42090 (BLUE 1 LAKE), CI 19140 (YELLOW 5 LAKE).

2: AQUA (WATER), BUTYLENE GLYCOL, DI-C12-13 ALKYL MALATE, GLYCERIN, NYLON-11, TAPIOCA STARCH, C14-22 ALCOHOLS, CETEARETH-20, C12-20 ALKYL GLUCOSIDE, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), DIMETHICONE, CETYL ALCOHOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, POLYETHYLENE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, ZINC GLUCONATE, XANTHAN GUM, PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT, CASSIA ANGUSTIFOLIA SEED POLYSACCHARIDE, CI 77289 (CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN), HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, ALUMINA.

5 comments:

  1. Kurczę, 56 zł to troszkę dużo, zwłaszcza, że wpakowali do środka pełno syfu, który teoretycznie powinien pory nawet przytkać (mineralne oleje na początku...). Lubię takie inteligentne kosmetyki, łączące w sobie kilka opcji, ale ten jest ciut za drogi i za mało naturalny...

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  2. bardzo fajny produkt :) dopóki nie doczytałam ceny, to byłam pewna, że go kupię ... teraz to chyba ewentualnie w promocji się skuszę ;)

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  3. Rzeczywiście cena jest dość wysoka. :( A szkoda, bo jak czytałam opis, to z każdą linijką zakochiwałam się w nim jeszcze bardziej. :(

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  4. @ Idalia
    Staram się unikać wszelkich ropopochodnych, ale czasem daję za wygraną. Gdyby ode mnie to zależało zmieniłabym skład. Z drugiej strony może byłby to wtedy gorszy kosmetyk?

    @ jamapi
    W Sephorze promocje typu 3 w cenie 1, 2 w cenie 1 itp. na ich własne produkty są dość często. Tylko wtedy warto się skusić.

    @ Sonnaille
    Poluj na promocje.

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  5. Kosmetyk idealny dla Mnie, cera typowa z problemem T, ale cena faktycznie powalająca :O Choć może przekłada się właśnie na jakość?!

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