In my recent post about Washi cloths, I mentioned that my skin was going through one of its more beserk phases. It still is. So, I’ve been casting about for something to exfoliate my face (it’s been horrifically rough), that wouldn’t irritate or worsen my red patches.
I consulted The Cupboard, which is the repository of all my skincare samples, and this tube leapt into my hands. Designed to be a gentle, non scrubby exfoliator, which uses the enzymes of both papaya fruit and pineapple to remove dead skin cells, the Elemis Papaya Peel was just what I wanted.
You apply the slightly sweet-scented peach-coloured cream in a relatively thick layer all over the face (avoiding the eye area), and leave it for around 15 minutes or so, then rinse off with warm water (I use a washi-cloth). You’re left with smooth, slightly pink skin, which is non-irritated, and has all those annoying rough patches removed.
I’m a little bit in love with it. Not, so much, in love with this limited edition packaging (I prefer the old-school silver tubes), but, as Elemis are making charitable donations to SOCCO with every tube sold, I can’t possibly complain, really. Does your skin good, does the planet good.
The Fine Print: PR Sample.
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