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I tested the Trinite Organiques Salt of the Earth Face Polish ($35), and I’m pleased with the effects; my skin does look polished, if not model-great (though not quite ready for my close-up!). There are no blemishes, dullness or dry patches — just soft, glowing, smooth skin... with evidence of poor skin remaining (some big pores and some scarring). With continued use, I wonder if the product might help to diminish the appearance of those large pores. I feel like I’m pampering myself when I use this face polish.
I used the face polish twice a week, per package instructions. I received four fluid ounces of product in a dark, plastic jar. With a wooden coffee stirrer (scavenged from my kitchen), I mixed up the salts and oils to a nice paste right in the container, incorporating the oils that were pooling on the surface of the mixture. After cleansing my face and keeping it damp, I scooped about a tablespoon of the oily salt into my palm, divvied it up between my hands, and applied to my cheeks. I rubbed gently, trying to massage all that good oil into my skin, which absorbed it over time.
Here’s the downside: it’s too much product, and it wants to fall off my cheeks. Also, salt crystals are sharp! Who knew? They are just a little bit painful for me. I have no skin sensitivities; I think it’s just the nature of the crystals, with all their microscopic edges, which, of course, makes for great polishing action. And finally, that wonderful blend of fragrant oils is hard to wash off your hands. I discovered that if I kept a facial wipe or two handy, I could use those to clean the residue off my hands and give the sink a quick swipe, too.
I applaud founder Jaime Rogers’ philosophy of providing “the skin-care market affordable, safe and all-natural products that work effectively on troubled skin, cause the least environmental impact, and help consumers improve their self-confidence.” (This can be found at “About Us” at TriniteOrganiques.com, with lots more background on the founding of her company, an expression of her faith).
Ingredients in the polish include three types of salts, seven oils, beeswax, glycerin, and honey; resins of frankincense and myrrh, soy lecithin, grapefruit seed extract, and vegetable emulsifying wax. None of the ingredients — some of which are organic — caused any reaction or irritation, beyond the scratchiness of the salt crystals themselves. The product has a vaguely exotic smell that’s pleasantly warm and a little citrusy.
The next time I have a leisurely bath, I’m planning to try the scrub on my feet and lower legs. It should feel especially great on my feet, which need pampering! I’m confident that the combination of nourishing oils and salts will make my skin feel smooth and soft, just as it did on the more delicate skin of my face.
I wouldn’t rush to purchase this product, but I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to try it out. Rogers’ special blend of ingredients makes for a memorable and worthwhile extension of my regular skin care routine.