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Can anyone recommend a good facial scrub?

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CattyBrown Sun 09-Feb-14 20:28:51

At the minute I'm using Nivea but like something a little bit harsher.

Could anyone recommend a good exfoliating facial scrub please

NaffOrf Sun 09-Feb-14 20:30:17

Why on earth do you want to use something harsh on your face?

Are you sure you need to exfoliate?

I know scrubbing feels nice and 'clean', but your skin won't thank you for it in the long run.

BornToFolk Sun 09-Feb-14 20:32:34

That St Ives apricot one is the best, IMHO. It's proper scrubby and leaves my skin nice and soft.

nannyj Sun 09-Feb-14 20:33:39

I second st Ives.

Lighthousekeeping Sun 09-Feb-14 20:36:32

The sea salt one from Lush is fantastic. I use it once a fortnight.

buttercrumble Sun 09-Feb-14 20:37:26

I third St. Ives

Nombrechanger Sun 09-Feb-14 20:42:57

Clean and Clear Daily scrub. It's fabulous!!

ThePearShapedToad Sun 09-Feb-14 20:43:53

I love this body shop blue corn one- proper hard scrubby bits in it


basia2 Sun 09-Feb-14 20:44:43

I've tried St Ives apricot. It's okay.
Currently, I just use Ivory bar soap and give my face a proper scrub with a washcloth every few days. It seems to exfoliate just fine and get the dead skin accumulation off. Wouldn't want to do it every day, as it's a little harsh and leaves my skin red for an hour or so after. Every few days/couple of times a week seems to work for me; the other days, I just use soap, no washcloth.
I've also started using Witch Hazel as a toner. I rub it on my face with a cotton ball before bed, and it seems to make my face nice and smooth, and my pores smaller.

babybarrister Sun 09-Feb-14 21:11:01

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

emsyj Sun 09-Feb-14 21:18:46

Clinique Exfoliating Scrub - not the 7 day scrub one, the Exfoliating Scrub. The beads in it are synthetic (not ground-up apricot kernels like St Ives) and so they are perfectly spherical and will give your skin a good clean and exfoliate without scratching. It won't irritate your skin, it just takes off the dead skin and leaves it really smooth. I love it and have never found anything anywhere near as good.

Leviticus Sun 09-Feb-14 21:43:40

Came on to say EXACTLY what emsyj said. Nothing else comes close. It does precisely what you want in terms of harshness.

LittleBabyPigsus Sun 09-Feb-14 21:55:47

Superdrug Vitamin E scrub - has oatmeal pieces instead of anything scratchy but is still effective. Also, use a flannel to wash your face with instead of just your hands - the flannel will naturally be a bit scrubby.

HelloBoys Sun 09-Feb-14 22:47:48

I use the Botanics one which is ok. I'm going to retry the Superdrug Vit E one when I run out.

madmomma Mon 10-Feb-14 08:12:21

Origins modern friction is hardcore. Particularly if you use it on dry skin. £30 though, but you'd only use a smidge once a week.

RipMacWinkle Mon 10-Feb-14 08:13:41

I love the Lz Earle one. Very gentle but effective and it smells great

madmomma Mon 10-Feb-14 08:14:14

<faints at basia using soap on face every day> Mind you my gran only used soap and she had amazing skin so what do I know?

LegoCaltrops Mon 10-Feb-14 08:16:09

I use the St Ives sensitive one.

LegoCaltrops Mon 10-Feb-14 08:18:36

Apparently my DGM only washed her face with water, but then she never used makeup. She had fabulous skin.

Blithereens Mon 10-Feb-14 08:20:11

St Ives. Been using it for ten years and live in c

Blithereens Mon 10-Feb-14 08:21:26

...onstant fear they'll discontinue it.

DH uses Ocean Salt from Lush. It's too harsh for me but the smell is amazing!!!

HappyGirlNow Mon 10-Feb-14 08:39:14

St. Ives here too :-) But Simple exfoliating wipes are good too..

peasandlove Mon 10-Feb-14 08:48:30

I make my own with sugar lemon and honey, it works better than any scrub and leaves your face smooth and glowing

Mum2Tigers Mon 10-Feb-14 08:57:08

Body shop vit c microdermabasion (not the daily scrub). Around tenner and very effective - I prefer it to the origins one mentioned upthread. But better than a scrub is the Eve Lom cleanser, used with a flannel daily. Skin never looked so clear.

LabRat72 Mon 10-Feb-14 08:59:08

What emsyj said, the Clinique one, NOT the 7 day one which is nowhere near scrubby enough.
Reminds me, I need to buy some more.

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