Bonjour a tous. OK I will stop here for the french. Let's go straight to topic and let me present you the lastest french product I have been using lately. It is called exfoliating face scrub from Graine de Pastel, a green beauty company based near Toulouse. Read below what I think!
Name: organic exfoliation face cream
For: any skin types
Price: €19.50 for 50ml
I noticed this french company quite some time ago, but it is only during my last trip to france that I finally started to experiment their exfoliating scrub. It was actually a perfect timing since I was running out of the face scrub I was using at the time (the lovely Madara peel mask which I will surely purchase again). Exfoliating is one of the key beauty steps I never like to skip (although I make sure to not exceed once or twice a week).
First, take a look at the pic: don't you think this little Aluminium tube is looking really cute? I do!
Aside from the lovely packaging, I was immediately conquered by the product itself too.
The first thing I really like is that you don't need to use a lot of scrub. So despite the size of the tube, the exfoliant will last you quite a while. The other thing I really like is the texture. The scrub is creamy yet extremely easy to massage. You can feel some grains but because they are very tiny, any types of skins can use this exfoliating paste, even the sensitive ones. The key ingredient of the range is extracted from Pastel, a plant used for centuries in France thanks to its medecinal properties. That is also where the name of the company originated from. Another big plus is the combination of clarifying ingredients (Kaolin), moisturising oils (Pastel and Sunflower) and anti-irritant components (Daisy flower extract).
Bare in mind that the scent is not entirely natural since a "parfum" has been added to the formula. A bit pity...
If you dream of a very silky baby-like skin after each exfoliating session, then, you know what you have to do now. My skin feels like renewed and glowing after each application!
I can't dream of a better preparation for the (super) serum that just comes after (review here)...!
++ formula and results
- presence of fragrance
Overal grade: 8/10
Composition: Aqua (water), Anthemis nobilis flower extract, Kaolin, caprylic/capric trigliceride, glyceril stearate, glycerin, hydrated silica, parfum (fragance), cera alba, cetearyl alcohol, xanthan gum, Isatis tintoria seed oil, sodium stearoyl, Prunus domestica seed power, Helianthis anuus seed oil, tocopherol, beta-sitosterol, squalene, quartz, dehydroacetic acid, benzyl alcohol, citric acid, citral, benzyl salicylate, linalool, limonene.
You can get it here.
What do you think? Have you got a favorite face scrub? would you try this one?