Back in December I went to the Clothes Show Live in Birmingham, I picked up a fair few things. Because of blogmas I never got around to doing a haul of what I got but most of the things I got deserve a blog post to them selves anyway. One of the things I got was the Opatra Gentle Exfoliating Gel. I try to keep up a skin care routine, especially in the winter where the cold weather can make my skin dry, and I have added this into it and I can’t explain how much I love it.
At the stand in the Clothes Show the women called my group of friends over and she showed us how the product worked. Basically the normal exfoliators you can buy from shops, will most likely contain tiny exfoliating beads in it. Whilst these help remove any nasty things from your face they can also be really damaging to your skin because they can be harsh and abrasive. So it can do more damage to our skin, when you think you are doing good. This exfoliator doesn’t have these beads in and its kinder to your face. It is said to exfoliate dead skin cells, cleanse away toxins, tighten and tone facial skin, refine large pores, improve skin texture and tone, clarify acne and blemishes, and fade scars, age spots and redness.
This product honestly blew my mind. Whilst the women was telling us about the product she tested it on my friend Emily’s hand to show us. She put the gel on the back of Em’s hand and waited 10 seconds, and then started to rub it off. Whilst she was rubbing it off, you could see clumps of dead skin appearing on the back of her hand. Whilst it is rather gross literally seeing the dead skin come off your hand right before you, it is that gross sort of satisfying. Like when peeling off false lashes! Afterwards, it leaves your skin so incredibly soft!
I use this on my face once a week, or more if I am having a bad skin day. Your not recommend to use it, or any exfoliators any more than that because it can remove any natural oils on your face and it can damage your skin. So I take my makeup off using a makeup wipe, and then I apply the exfoliator, leave it for 10 seconds or so, rub it into my skin and then I will remove the excess with a flannel and warm water. My skin always feels and looks amazing after it.
However it is rather expensive. At the Clothes Show you always get discount on what you buy, and because we are students we got extra discount so we paid £20 for it. But you can buy it online or in Selfridges for £75. Yes… expensive for a small bottle of exfoliator but if I had the money to keep rebuying it I 100% would. Saying this it does last up to a year so it isn’t like your buying a new one every two months.
You can find the product here.
What exfoliator do you use?
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*This is not a paid review, just simply my own opinion*