November 28, 2012

Simplicite Experience: Exfoliating Face Treatment

Not often you come across a good multitasking, multifunctional product ‘cause when you do, they either do not perform up to standard or they are asking the product to do too much. Although when you do find a good one, as you rarely do, like I rarely do, I fall in love. That’s not the case of one product but of a brand – Simplicite. This time I shall talk to you about the Exfoliating Face Treatment. One of the products I fell in love with in the brand. What is it?
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What Simplicite says
Exfoliates without harshness. Creates a ‘matt’ texture. Organic aloe, sage and grapefruit help prevent the signs of premature aging. Adzuki beans, linseed and almond enrich the skin. Kaolin draws impurities. Formulated by a herbalist.
For best results
Gently massage all over the face in circular movements for 30 seconds. Rinse off with water. May also be left to dry for 10 minutes before gently rubbing off.
Normal, dry, sensitive skin – use once weekly.
Oily, combination, hyper-pigmented skin – use every second day.
Acne breakouts – apply thickly and leave on for 1 or 2 hours.
So what do I say
Does it exfoliate without harshness? Yes! Indeed it does! Not harsh at all! It actually feel like a porridge paste. I love its texture.
Creates a ‘matt’ texture – yes, when you are applying it you can feel and then you can see as it dries when you leave it on as a mask.
Does it draw out impurities? I really do feel the smoothness of my skin every time after I use this. My face feel clean but not being stripped out of its moisture.
What about its ingredients?
Here it is
Pure water; Almond meal; Kaolin; Linseed; Sweet almond extract; Organic aloe vera; Lavender; Sage; Rosemary; Sandalwood; Calendula; Grapefruit; Rose; Geranium; Natural vitamin E; Lavender flowers; Chamomile flowers; Potassium Sorbate; Hydantoin
Consulting the Herbal Dictionary and Herbal Encyclopaedia on what these ingredients do:
Almond – softens the skin, balances moisture
Kaolin – draws impurities and relieves pore congestion. Brightening and toning to the complexion.
Linseed – promotes lasting moisture levels. Contains essential micro-nutrients and Omega 3 fatty acids. Used in herbal medicine in problems of irritated membranes.
Aloe vera – assists in the soothing of inflammation, calms sensitive skin exposed to the elements, soothes and aids in the repair of the appearance of the skin.
Lavender – balances oil in the skin, encourages elasticity, reduces surface scarring, calming, inhibits bacteria and is soothing in the treatment of acne and pimples.
Sage – useful to refine the texture, such as wound healing and to clear up dermatitis and sores. (source: Ageless Herbal Encyclopedia)
Rosemary – is a tonic, astringent, restorative herb. It has antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antioxidant as well as anti-inflammatory properties. It has a remarkable stimulating and tightening effect on the skin. (source: Ageless Herbal Encyclopedia)
Sandalwood – a cooling and calming aromatic herb. On the skin, sandalwood essential oil helps to moisturise and hydrate ageing, dry or flaky skin, relieving itching and inflammation and its astringent action balances oily skins. (source: Ageless Herbal Encyclopedia).
Calendula – bright orange flowers, a source of pro-vitamin A, a nutrient essential for skin abused by the elements. Firming.
Grapefruit – acts to clear congested, oily skin. It also tones and firms the top layer of the skin.
Rose Geranium – with its distinct lemon-rose smell, this herb is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. It is used to treat acne, eczema, and bruising. (source: Ageless Herbal Encyclopedia)
Chamomile – originally considered a ‘sacred’ herb back through history until 2000 years ago. Brings a healthy appearance to the skin. Reduces uncomfortable skin. It is shown to have a superior soothing effect on dermatitis. It is commonly used for acne, allergies, cuts, dermatitis, eczema, rashes and sensitive skin problems.

As you can see, when it dries the white paste goes clear and you are left with the adzuki beans/almond pieces. Which I find that it looks like as though I just had a food fight with porridge and oats in particular. Hehe!
And as your rub it off your face dry – you can see how it just scrapes off, peels off your skin withdrawing the impurities along with it, leaving your skin smooth and clean! *big grin smiling face*
Tip: If you find it difficult to remove, get your muslin face cloth, soak the cloth in warm water and place it over your face to dampen and soften, then gently wipe off.
Another tip: Leave the mask on for 1-1.5hours - this is especially in areas of white and black heads and acne prone areas. When you peel or rub off the mask later on, it will appear like they have just done a suction extraction of the congested nose. Oh. What. A. Feeling!This is a much gentler way than those nose strips - ouch! 
Another tip: Yes, I have several! Apply face oil (e.g. Rosewood or Sage, pick your favourite) underneath the mask. So after you cleanse your face with a cleanser, pat it dry, and spritz some of your toner then apply the oil. Apply the mask on top of the oil. This has seriously made a difference in application, removal and the result of plump and nourished, and deeply cleansed skin.
You can find it in their online store at the Simplicite website HERE
Or at Myer and selected spas.
Will I repurchase? Yes, definitely will!
You can also check out Emily from Emily’s Anthology on her experience with Simplicite HERE

Disclaimer: This product was kindly provided for review consideration by the brand. This does not in any way affect the opinions I have for this product. Genuinely fell in love.

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