Friday, 25 February 2011

The Body Shop Seaweed Pore-Cleansing Facial Exfoliator Review

Phew, what a long name! I bought this item around a month ago when they were on half price deal on their website. So I've been giving it a rigorous months testing. To start of with, it's probably best to tell you about my skin type. I have combination skin, with an oilier t-zone and drier cheeks. This is what The Body Shop says about the product on their website.

'A mild and creamy, soap-free facial scrub. Effectively deep cleanses blocked pores and exfoliates to remove dead skin cells, excess oils, impurities and daily grime.Leaves the skin feeling cleansed, refreshed, soft and smooth with more clarified radiance. The massaging and exfoliating actions energise the skin to boost circulation for a glowing healthy-looking complexion.'

The product is clear, not too thick, not too thin, using Jojoba Beads and Olive Stone Granules to exfoliate with. As the name suggests there is seaweed as well, which is usually known to soften skin, but read my verdict below on that. The product at full price costs £8 for a 75ml tube.  So not cheap as chips but not like your washing your face in gold and diamonds either.  

My Verdict - Before I start with this I just want to make it clear that everybodys skin reacts in different ways, so my experiences with this product are likely to be different to yours. That out of the way, I really didn't like this product, every time I used this I got dry skin. And by dry I mean to the point where it was flaky. I wasn't using it every day or scrubbing any harder than I would with any other scrubs. I guess it's just one of those things. But hey-ho, this product is one thats gonna sit on the shelf and eventually get used up as a scrub on my legs or something. I hate to waste things! I found that it had a mediocre effect on minimising my pores. It did do it reasonably well, but the effect was only temporary after using. One positive thing to add is that this product did not cause me to break out.

As always thanks for reading my post, it's probably about time I got down to some work. Hope you found this interesting and come back soon :)


  1. Hey Hannah! It's Joanna, I know I promised I'd get back to you on how this was with my skin so thought I'd do it in form of a blog comment! Just finished off the scrub and will definitely be buying a new one, it suits my skin down to the ground. Hope you're enjoying your new job (and yes I am still reading your blog!) xx

  2. Yay, really glad you liked it. I sent you a text a couple of days ago, but I don't think you got it? And yes the new jobs great thanks :) Hope your well xxx


I really appreciate all your lovely comments and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. But if you want a quick response try tweeting me, @MidnightViolet1 Thanks for reading my post, Hannah :)

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