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Reviewed by Laura
I was very happy to be selected to receive a jar of Skinfinite Micro Derma Scrub ($35 in the TIA shop) for review from the wonderful team at Truth in Aging. Before I get into describing the product, I’d like to start by describing my skin because my skin has a myriad of issues and I’m always looking for multi-tasking products that are kind to sensitive skin. To start off, I am 37, and like Kristen Arnett mentioned here have noticed that the 37th year has been a real turning point for the worse for my skin. Mostly, I just wake up looking puffier, duller, and saggier than I remember in the past. Granted, I am a mom of a 13-month insomniac, so certainly some of the issues are probably due to a prolonged lack of sleep and the stress of hearing a child constantly shrieking. Nonetheless, my basic skin issues are: sun damage (I’ve lived in Florida for 18 years); an oily T-zone with periodic breakouts and blackheads; acne scarring on my chin; random dry spots on other areas; occasional dermatitis flare-ups on my eyelids; and some crepey eye wrinkles.
To start off with, the jar is quite large at 3.3 oz.; I imagine it will last me some time. The smell is quite nice also (though I tend towards preferring as little fragrance as possible in a product unless it is from an essential oil, mostly because I am always suspicious of where the “fragrance” comes from. The texture is very grainy – I mean this is truly a microdermabrasion alternative. After I began massaging it into my skin, I realized that you could definitely overdo it with this product if you scrub too hard. I was even concerned that my sensitive skin would react negatively afterwards. I’m a big believer in exfoliation, but I have taken it too far in the past and had terrible skin reactions from over-sloughing. So I used this scrub gently, left it on for five minutes or so to give the skin-brightening ingredients some time to do their work, and rinsed it off easily afterwards.
Let me tell you – for the next few hours, I could not stop touching my face. It was so amazingly soft and rosy and plump! And even after a day or two, not a sign of irritation to behold. My pores looked smaller and my skin brighter! I love this scrub!
Because the Skinfinite scrub is so good at clearing congested skin, I have started to enjoy just scrubbing it on my nose occasionally too, to help loosen up and clear my stubborn blackheads. It works great as a quick T-zone treatment. I would say this scrub is ideal for all skin types: it clarifies without drying and leaves skin dewy and soft.
My vote is yes for this multi-purpose scrub. My skin, with all of its issues, handled it like a dream and I will definitely be coming back to this product again every week for a brightening pick-me-up and a clarifying treatment.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Bambusa Arundinacea (Bamboo) Stem Powder, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Propylene Glycol, Lactic Acid (L), Dimethicone, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Myristic Acid, Squalane, Cetyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Tocopheryl Acetate (D-alpha), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Allantoin, Mica, Passiflora Laurifolia (Passionflower) Flower Extract, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Alcohol Denat., Potassium Sorbate, Phenethyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Calcium Gluconate, Glycol Distearate, Titanium Dioxide, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Carbomer, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Fragrance/Parfum