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Definitions Skincare Resurfacing Body Polish reviewed

October 8, 2012 Reviewed by admin 3 Comments
Definitions Skincare’s mission is to continually improve the skin’s health and appearance by providing the latest advancements in skincare, backed by scientific results. While some of the products in the skincare line do contain some notable ingredients, the Resurfacing Body Polish ($49.50) is notably unremarkable. The polish is part of body/cellulite line and can be used prior to application of the cellulite cream (which I did not test) containing a supposedly cutting-edge Lipocare technology to address orange-peel skin.

The Resurfacing body polish is meant to be a hydrating and smoothing body exfoliation treatment. Well it does hydrate as the first two ingredients are water and glycerin. Glycerin has been shown to significantly improve the hydration of the outer layer of skin and restore the skin's normal protective barrier function. The “resurfacing” comes from bamboo extract, a natural exfoliant that should give the skin a polished, glowing look. Bamboo is rich in natural silica and is considered very safe. Then there are the antioxidants green tea and algae extract – all fine and good, except that they make minimal contact with my body and are washed away within a minute (maybe two). The rest of the ingredients in the product largely serve as preservatives and emollients, that while, do not have any adverse side effects, do not particularly serve any skin beneficial purpose either.

Perhaps looking for actual cleansing agents in a body polish was expecting too much. The product is exactly what Definitions Skincare claims it to be: a hydrating scrub. Although I still can’t help being disappointed that it doesn’t do more to clean one’s skin other than exfoliate with bamboo extract, which there is not very much of.

Ingredients: Glycerin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf Stem Extract (Bamboo Extract,) Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (green tea leaf extract,) Algae Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, Xantham Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate , C12-15 AlkylBenzoate
  • January 12, 2013

    by reader

    it does not claim to be a body cleanser though.
    When used properly, per the website on DRY skin, your skin will be left as soft as a baby's bottom. enjoy!

  • December 27, 2012

    by Nisha Buckingham

    Hi there!
    I had followed the instructions on the tube which make no mention of massaging the polish onto dry skin. It simply indicates to massage into skin & remove with a warm cloth or shower off. I had also checked the website at the time of review and the instructions were consistent with the instructions on the tube. I see that the website has updated the directions to 'massage onto dry skin' as you indicated. In the spa environment, a body polish is generally administered prior to a body wrap or a self tanning application. However, many 'body polishes' on the consumer market are actually body cleansers with exfoliating properties and (in my view), many would assume that this product was a cleanser as well. While it does say that it's recommended to be used with the cellulite cream, it's not uncommon to see a product recommended for use followed by a product from the same manufacturer. However, since the polish is sold separately, it's fair to think it's a standalone product.
    I do think it's a good product that contains some excellent ingredients and I'm glad that the website was updated to reflect usage as Definitions Skincare had intended.
    Thanks for your feedback!

  • October 16, 2012

    by reader

    This product is actually a phenomenal product. It must be applied to dry skin and your skin will never feel softer. Then apply the Cellulite Creme with Lipocare so it penetrates deeper after this exfoliation. As Nisha mentions, it hydrates and exfoliates, but she was hoping it would cleanse as well, though no claims are made for it to be a cleanser. Try it for yourself along with the rest of the body line...see Definitions Skincare review on the Vanilla Body Lotion which was loved so much she cut open the tube and the InstaLift Serum which stops muscle contractions that cause wrinkles. This line is one to watch as Marta said!!!

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