March 24, 2012

Exfoliation made easy with Neutrogena, Renaissance and Face It!

As I'm sure you know, exfoliation for both the face and body is one of the most effective ways to promote surface-cell renewal - reducing the signs of aging and revealing younger-looking skin. And like many things that I know are good for me, I often forget to do it.

Well after my trip to the Vichy Skin Health Centre this week and having seen the results of not exfoliating enough up way to close and personal, I'm ready to change my non-exfoliating ways and here are a few of the products I am using:

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Rejuvenator - $27.99 - an at-home microdermabrasion device that features massaging micro-vibrations to energize and invigorate skin, while surface stimulation increases cell turnover for increased radiance. It gently and effectively exfoliates to instantly reveal softer, more luminous skin and with regular use, will reduce signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, loss of firmness and age spots. Just use it 3 times a week in place of your scrub and get ready for firmer, younger-looking skin! System comes with: battery operated applicator, 12 Rapid Results Pads (1 month supply) and 2 AA batteries. Pad refills can be purchased separately for $11.99 for 24 pads (2 month supply).

Anything that vibrates is good in my books really and this is no exception. I like that it has 2 speeds that I can control and I like the foaming acting of the pads. It does an excellent job of making my skin feel baby butt smooth but I must admit, the environmental side of me wishes the pads weren't one use. For travel of course you can't beat pads that are all soaped and ready to go!
Renaissance Exfoliating Glove - $24.95 - made of plant cellulose (derived from eucalyptus and spruce) with microscopic woven fibers that tone and regenerate the skin. It can be used daily with shower gel or once a week with fresh water for a complete exfoliation that will eliminate dead cells from the skin while promoting blood circulation and oxygenation. It also helps hydrate skin, allowing creams and beauty products to penetrate easily for greater efficiency. As well, the glove can be used before tanning sessions or before applying self-tanning cream to ensure a more uniform tan or before shaving or waxing to loosen and prevent ingrown hairs. Also includes a smaller pad for localized exfoliation In 3 colours: Ruby, Chocolate and Champagne.

I don't know why they call it a glove when it's more like a bag... it does do an excellent job of quick body exfoliation without the mess of a scrub it would be a lot easier though if you had one on each hand so you wouldn't have to keep switching hands. They do say you can use it without shower gel for a more intense exfoliation but I found it way too harsh that way and much prefer it with a gel!

For more information or to purchase visit
Face It Cloth In A Box - $17 - designed to remove makeup, dirt, oily build-up, dead skin cells and bacteria and provide the deep cleansing your skin needs without the abrasive damage you get with conventional facecloths while stimulating blood circulation to rejuvenate the skin to leave your skin soften to the touch with a healthier, more radiant glow. With microfiber action and specialized edges which makes it safe for even the most sensitive skin.

I love the little hand pockets, it makes it really easy to control the cloth but don't be fooled by how soft the cloth feels - it packs a wallop! The first time I used it I made the mistake of being too vigorous with my rubbing and actually rubbed myself raw in a couple of spots so be gentle!

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- Lisamarie -


  1. Have you tried Clarisonic?
    I've never tried anything like Cloth in a Box! Sounds interesting :)

  2. I adore my Clarisonic! These are just a few less pricey options if you don't want to splash out $200!

    Best, Lisamarie


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