This time of the year is tough on my skin. I usually keep a small arsenal of gentle exfoliating products, from peels and exfoliating toners to microdermabrasion devices but the extra dryness of my skin in the winter rules most of them out.
When I got my hands on the Alpha H Micro Cleanse Exfoliator scrub I was excited and worried in equal measures.
Would it be too strong?! It is a scrub and acid after all.
On the other hand, all the flakiness and dryness left my skin begging for a good exfoliation. I noticed my complexion was duller and makeup wasn’t performing.
The scrub has a medium grittiness to it, not being to harsh on the skin. I applied with soft circular moves, paying special attention to forehead, chin and nose.
I left it a minute after massaging in so the acid could get some extra action in the skin. There was a very mild tingling, like peppermint oil, and no redness.
I applied the soothing Dr. Jackson face oil immediately afterwards, followed by a serum.
I don’t think my face has ever felt that soft after a scrub. After only one application, the softness lasted and when I woke up in the morning, it was even better.
Skin looked clearer, more radiant and overall with better texture. Makeup sits well and the radiance seeps through.
I am now using it weekly, sometimes more often and I love it.
This scrub contains 12% glycolic acid, jojoba beads (which are eco-friendly), caffeine extract, cucumber extract and peppermint oil.
Acid scrub in the winter for this problem skin?! Yes. I can have my cake and eat it.
The Alpha H Micro Cleanse Exfoliator cost £26.50 and can be purchased from QVC.