Kimberly Sayer is a brand I've already spoken about here on my blog. I tried and absolutely loved her Ultra Light Facial Moisturizer SPF 30 (my review here). I still highly recommend the sunscreen, especially to those of you who struggle with finding a sunscreen for oily and combination skin, and for those who are annoyed with heavy, thick and greasy sunscreens. This one is lightweight, quickly absorbed and non-clogging. A beautiful product. Today I have another beautiful Kimberly Sayer product review for you, their scrub.
Kimberly Sayer Gentle Almond and Lavender Face Scrub* is a gentle and non-abrasive exfoliator, that won't cause micro scratches, which is a common side effect of most (mechanical) scrubs. To simplify it, this exfoliator is a blend of Shea Butter, Essential oils and Organic Grains that thoroughly cleans and decongests clogged pores. Contains a trio of organic exfoliating grains, including Almond Meal, Jojoba Beads and Oat Beta Glucan which protects skin against UVA oxidative stress.
The product has a thick, rich and creamy texture, and can be used straight from the glass jar, no water needed. I apply it quite sparingly, like a pea-size amount and that is enough to massage and exfoliate my whole face. The grains are soft and really lovely to use. The product is actually really gentle and can be used everyday. I don't think that's really necessary since I always remove my makeup with a washcloth, which provides skin exfoliation. To me it's more of a weekly than daily exfoliator, and when I use it, I always do so it in the morning in a place of my usual cleanser (which is the Earthwise Beauty Scarborough Fair Face Cleanser*). One other thing that I love about this product is the scent, which I think goes perfectly with the consistency and the overall feel of the product. Contains Ylang Ylang (a floral, sweet scent I really grew to love and adore in this year), Orange Oil and delicate natural Almond aroma. I mostly smell almonds. It's a pleasant, soft and almost soothing scent.
The product is recommended for all skin types, but I would especially recommend it for normal, dry and mature skin. On my combination skin it works great too, but I can see being too rich for acne-prone skin, which I only base on the consistency and not on anything else (meaning it doesn't clog my pores). I also think it could be a nice exfoliator for sensitive skin. And remember what Kimberly says: "proper cleansing is the foundation of good skin care˝, and having a product like this makes cleansing your skin really nice and enjoyable.
*sample generously provided