I. Love. Skincare. Products. I’m sure that everyone is aware of this by now! Anything that will have my face feeling softer, smoother, and glowing makes my day! I went to Sally Beauty Supply while on my lunch break a few weeks ago, and the Frutique Papaya Exfoliating Gel caught my eye. Papaya + exfoliating = winner. This gel is good for all skin types, and the exfoliating process here is easy and gentle, albeit kind of…gross.
You put the gel on your skin, and proceed to rub it in for 30 to 60 seconds, at which point, you will see dead skin rolling up into little balls on your face. And be warned, rinsing off with warm water just may not be enough. Make sure that you have a washcloth on hand, and some extra time, because they can be difficult to remove…at least on the first use. The removal process has gotten better with each use, which I am thankful for. At first I thought that it was a gimmick, and that it was the gel that was turning into the little sticky bits on my face. And then I realized that no, that’s not the gel. That’s. My. Face. Falling. Off. Oh no, right? Oh YES…and it was worth it, because my face was so soft after rinsing that I almost couldn’t stop touching it! And then I had to go and put moisturizer on afterwards. So silky smooth!
It really works, and it only costs $12.99 ($11.79 with a Beauty Club card, heeeeey!). Plus, you can use it to exfoliate almost any area of the body. Almost. 😉 It was definitely worth the money, and I will be purchasing this again.
Next up? Sunday Riley’s Good Genes…the sample edition! I wanted to try it before I buy it, because the full-sized version costs $105. Now, if it works as well as people say it does, and my skin reacts well to it, it will be worth the $105. Especially since it would take awhile to use the whole bottle.
This treatment helps to reduce fine lines, smooth and brighten skin, reduce hyperpigmentation and wrinkles and such, and much, much more. In other words, it’s a little bottle full of magic. I have wanted to try this product for quite some time, so saying that I’m excited to have a bit of it on hand is an understatement! I started using this last night, and so far, so good. The samples should last just over a week, maybe longer if I use them sparingly. Once the samples are finished, I will come back with a review…and if all goes well, I’ll be back with a new purchase. 😉