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03-01-10 | Posted by

New Year is already a distant memory (as are all our resolutions) and we are hurtling towards Spring! Our Winter-wear will soon be put to bed for another year, but before putting your arms and legs on show after months of hiding under layers and thermals, it’s time for some emergency exfoliation.

Get your skin prepped and ready to face the world again by banishing dull, dead skin to reveal a fresh, new, smooth you. There’s product galore to choose from, so first things first: decide on your weapon of choice; fruit acid, dry skin brushing, granules or spheres, and then pick the best of the bunch.

Melvita Foaming Facial Scrub for all Skin Types www.Melvita.co.uk

Natural Leader – The French have done it again! Well established, certified organic skincare range, Melvita has just launched in the UK with its huge and fantastic range of organic products including the Foaming Facial Scrub. The fact that this is an organic product is almost irrelevant once you have felt its rich lather and benefited from the fine bamboo ‘tears’ extract. Massage over the face and rinse off. Use two to three times a week to reveal smooth, even-toned, refreshed skin. How can something so mild be so effective?! Available online at www.Melvita.co.uk priced £15 for 75ml, and that will last you ages.

Karin Herzog Mild Scrub www.KarinHerzog.co.uk

A-List Secret – For the gentlest of granule-based formulas, follow in the footsteps of brand fans like Sharon Stone, Kim Bassinger, Uma Thurman, Kylie and Pixi Lotte love and give Swiss Skincare by Karin Herzog a whirl. Comprising premium quality and ground white marble powder, the perfectly spherical particles ensure the complexion is gently polished and refined without abrasion or irritation. Mild Scrub is available from www.KarinHerzog.co.uk £30 for 50ml.

MD Formulations Facial Cleanser www.bareescentuals.com

A Smooth Operator – For steady but effective daily exfoliation, try a glycolic acid based cleanser like MD Formulations. There are no granules for scratching away dead skin, just the Glycolic Compound to gently dissolve old cells. You won’t need to invest in a separate exfoliator if you opt for a cleanser like this one. Use daily to do away with dirt, oil and even makeup. No, it’s not a flashy new formula, but it really gets the job done. MD Formulations Facial Cleanser, available nationwide priced £24 for 250ml 0870 850 66 55.

Sanctuary Warming Microdermabrasion www.thesanctuary.co.uk

Beauty Bargain – Possibly the best buy of the lot is this cult beauty classic from The Sanctuary, London’s best known women’s day spa. The thermal action, combined with the microdermabrasion effect of the natural Marine Earth and detoxifying Kaolin clay, helps to open pores, exfoliate and draw out toxins. Bamboo, Jojoba and Beeswax help to smooth and soften the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines. It’s everything you’d want form a facial, in one tube! Sanctuary Warming Microdermabrasion £9.99 for 100ml from www.thesanctuary.co.uk

No slacking, get sloughing!

Love from London


*all products in this feature were gifted

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