19 October, 2015 What’s New: Nourish Kale Exfoliating Cleanser
Exfoliating is such an important part of keeping skin healthy. Whether I use an acid formula or a more traditional physical scrub, I like to know that I’m buffing away dead skin with a product that can brighten and rejuvenate my complexion, without drying my skin out. I typically exfoliate everyday with the Pixi Glow Tonic or the First Aid Beauty Radiance Pads, with a mid-week treatment using the Origins Original Skin Retexturizing Mask. My routine is pretty much set in stone, so a product really has to impress me if I’m going to be adding it to my weekly roster.
The Nourish Skincare Kale Enzymatic Exfoliating Cleanser (£16.50 here) is a gentle yet powerful cleanser that has quickly worked its way into my skincare regime. Combining kale and pomegranate, Nourish have harnessed the power of these two superfoods to create a product that makes skin look and feel smooth, supple and comfortable. Physical exfoliants I’ve tried in the past have done a fantastic job of removing dead skin and reducing the appearance of pores, but they contain so many harsh ingredients that they can make my face feel like crepe paper.
Pomegranate enzymes exfoliate whilst kale nourishes and provides a boost of moisture, and sweet almond oil is one of my favourite ingredients for immediate hydration. The exfoliating particles break down easily and are 100% micro-bead free, which is always a plus. As always with Nourish, the Kale Enzymatic Exfoliating Cleanser is organic, suitable for vegans, and paraben and mineral-free.
This versatile product can be used in three ways: as a cleanser, mask, or as part of an at-home facial. I typically use this as a second cleanse, after thoroughly removing my makeup with a micellar water for my eyes, and a balm or oil to take away what’s left. When combined with water, the creamy formula glides on and is a pleasure to use – it does leave a slight residue, but this comes off with a muslin soaked in warm-hot water. As a mask, it’s best to apply a generous ‘glob’ (the technical term) and apply to temperamental areas – for me, this is the t-zone. I leave it on for 5-10 mins and wipe away with a flannel, and my skin looks hydrated, rosy and fresh. For the facial element, Nourish encourage you to apply as a mask and then remove with a toner. I’ve tried this and didn’t notice much difference, but the experience felt lovely.
Overall, I’m so pleased with this exfoliating cleanser – it’s gentle, refreshing and great for removing grime and residual dirt from a day in the city, and it’s the perfect antidote to harsh, abrasive scrubs.
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Have a great week,