Welcome, I’ll be talking about my experience with Beauty Formulas’ Activated detox cleanser and facial scrub.
I’ve been hearing about charcoal based products for a while now. It’s been advertised on various outlets, so I decided to satisfy my curiosity. I researched checking out other blogs/platforms and saw it had mainly recieved positive reviews, so this encouraged me to see what all the hype was about.
Likewise, you go into stores like PAKS, Superdrug or Boots and it’s hard not to resist wanting to browse and see what they have to offer. Unless you know what you want, then you’ll be in and out to do your business and go home.
Here are some qualities activated charcoal has:
- all-natural ingredient (comes from planet Earth, it’s not a man made substance)
- anti-bacterial/fungal properties (gets rid of unwanted/excess dirt)
- unclogs pores (no blackheads and one layer finish)
- deals with oily skin (it maintains a balance and doesn’t leave you looking dry)
- smooth exfoliator (you can feel the particles working against your skin, massage it in gently)
It is recommended to prepare and complete all skincare routines:
Step 1: starting with a slightly wet surface (preferably damp)
Step 2: applying the product to your face
Step 3: using the necessary toner, followed by your selected lotions/creams/serums etc.
Overall, I concluded the facial scrub was better than the detox cleanser. The three reasons for this statement are:
Firstly, the texture is thicker, so it resembles massaging cream in your face. You can work with that type of motion, using your hands. You’ll find the detox cleanser slips through your fingers.
Secondly, it makes your skin feeling cleaner and appear more radiant. If you use a toner, you’ll realise there is hardly any residue on the cotton wool pad. Rather, the detox cleanser is more of just one quick wash. In contrast, the toner, in this circumstance, will work to complete the jobs the cleanser didn’t do.
Now on to my last point, it’s less messier to use. Therefore, you’ll need a smaller amount and it will save you time (especially in the morning if you’ve got a busy work schedule) and money. Whereas, the detox cleanser will have you using more, so you’ll be expected to go back and keep on purchasing to make up for the losses.
The Beauty Formula range is priced from £1.99 – £3.00 in established retailers.
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