Whilst cleaning out the press under my bathroom sink last week I found a tonne of unloved products. At the very back I found Olay Daily Facials Clarity Daily Scrub.
I bought this last year used it a handful of times and moved on, the usual story. In the interest of clearing out the press I decided to use it up.
I have been using it for nine days now and I have to admit, I like it.
It contains tiny little beads, so tiny and so few that I’m not sure how exfoliating this product is. This doesn’t bother me since I have been using it as a cleanser morning and evening. I follow with Liz Earl toner and Origins Mega Mushroom Serum (video review coming soon on this one!).
My skin has been quite sensitive lately so I was expecting a little irritation. Not so. My skin feels soft. I actually look forward to using it before bed.
The only thing that puts me off is the colour, it’s blue!
The scrub contains green tea, aloe vera and salicylic acid which makes this a good option for those of use who suffer from spots.
As much as I’m enjoying using the wash I’m not sure if I would repurchase. We’ll see! It costs around £4.50 / €6 for 150ml’s.
What are your thoughts on Olay products? Are there any that you recommend?
I’m not a coffee drinker but you know how much I like making skincare products with stuff from my kitchen presses. I opened the cupboard the other day to look for inspiration and on front of me stood this lonely bag of ground coffee beans – unloved and getting old!
I decided to incorporate them into a scrub that I could use in the shower. Although I don’t like the taste of coffee I do love the smell so I was excited about this little mini project. Coffee is said to be good for stimulating lymphatic drainage – I can’t testify to that but it’s a common ingredient in anti-cellulite products.
- 2 cups of ground coffee
- Half cup of cup or granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoons oil (Olive oil, grapeseed, almond etc)
Mix all the ingredients together and massage into damp, warm skin. You could store left overs in a jar and keep in the fridge for use later in the week. It’s that simple!
It does look a little messy but you’re in the shower when you apply so getting messy is part of the fun. The scrub leaves your skin silky smooth.
Finally, I have a use for coffee!
It has been a while since I posted a DIY Skincare piece. I thought I would share the recipe for a scrub I made myself this week.
My skin has been very sensitive and irritated lately, you gotta love hormones, so I need something extra gentle but still effective.
This scrub is very easy to make, polishes the skin but doesn’t strip moisture.
All you need:
- 4 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon almond oil
- 12g wheatbran
- 25g ground oats
- 115ml yoghurt (made from whole milk)
Mix the almond oil, honey and lavender oil in one bowl (not plastic). Then combine oats, bran and yoghurt in another bowl. Add one bowl of ingredients to the other.
Apply to damp skin. Massage well but be gentle, rinse with warm water and pat your skin gently with a towel to dry.
I had some left over so I kept the remaining mixture in a glass jar in the fridge. I used the rest the following day.
My skin is super soft today – no kp breakouts, no tightness and no irritation. I think I’ll make up another batch early next week until my skin has calmed down.
This recipe is a two for the price of one deal. It’s a mask and a scrub. super easy to make and it’s for most skin types. (People with skin conditions probably need to use products designed for their skin condition. Post on it’s way!)
This mask/ scrub is soft and hydrating. All you need: