How can sand give you gorgeous skin? Just ask Phytoceane!

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What do volcanic sand, Polynesian sand, and red vegetal coral all have in common? The combination of these ingredients will give you the most incredible skin ever! Phytoceane has two beautiful skin care products that I am absolutely loving. They give me soft, smooth, exfoliated skin that is perfectly hydrated. These products are extremely gentle and give instant results, so those with super sensitive skin who are also impatient will be very, very happy!

Phytoceane Two Sands Creamy Scrub

The Two Sands Creamy Scrub ($39.50) is a facial exfoliator that does indeed feature two different types of sand. It’s a white cream with tiny exfoliating scrubbies – volcanic sand from North America for buffing off dead skin cells, and even smaller white sand granules from Polynesia for polishing and smoothing skin. A third ingredient is Jania, which is a sustainably-cultivated red vegetal coral that provides skin with intense hydration.

Phytoceane Two Sands Creamy Scrub

Phytoceane Two Sands Creamy Scrub

Skin is left feeling super clean, soft, and smooth. I love how gentle this is. I keep mine in the shower and use it on my face and neck two times a week.

Phytoceane Moisturizing Fusion Cream

A wonderfully elegant product to use afterward is the Moisturizing Fusion Cream ($56).  f you have dry skin, this is your miracle product. It has two interesting ingredients – RubiMarin, an extract of the red vegetal coral that is sustainably cultivated in a laboratory and has tons of minerals to keep skin super hydrated; and Glasswort Oil, which comes from a sea plant and improves circulation and the storage of water in the skin.

Phytoceane Moisturizing Fusion Cream

Phytoceane Moisturizing Fusion Cream

The formula is really intriguing. It’s a cream-in-water formulation that actually breaks when it’s applied, so the water gives an instant hydrating boost to the skin, and then the cream soaks in and locks that moisture in, leaving a matte finish to the skin. It’s a truly beautiful formulation that is unlike anything I’ve ever tried. This does have a fragrance that lingers. The scent is a soft combination of musk, florals, and aquatic notes. If you aren’t a fan of fragrance in your skin care take note. If that doesn’t bother you, then I hope you  will try this because it really is something unusual and very effective for dry skin.
You can find these beautiful Phytoceane products and more at lespausa.com.  – Lisa

Clear up skin congestion with our derma*e® giveaway!

fall-season-brings-congested-skinThe change of seasons means confused skin that makes too much oil and gets congested from a build up of dead skin. Keeping clear, glowing skin requires preventative measures, and we have an awesome giveaway for exactly what you need to stay on top of skin care woes. Prevent those disasters with Purifying products from derma*e®, a fabulous eco-ethical company that is completely committed to your health, well-being, and the environment.                    samples

derma*e® giveaway!We have five of our favorite derma*e® products in this giveaway:

  1. Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask ($19.50)
  2. Purifying Daily Detox Scrub ($15.50)
  3. Purifying Gel Cleanser ($15.50)
  4. Purifying Toner Mist ($15.50)
  5. Purifying Youth Serum ($29.50)

The key to creating skin that gets the most from skin care products is exfoliation. derma*e® has some of the best exfoliating products out there.

DermaE Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask

As a deep clean once a week, the Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask ($19.50) detoxes skin in two ways:

(1) Natural clays infused with Kimarine® Wakame, Bladderwrack and Activated Charcoal lift out dirt, oil and bacteria to decongest pores as the mask dries

(2) Apricot Seed Powder exfoliates away dead skin cells and captured debris upon removal. Kaolin and Bentonite Clays absorb excess oils and impurities, relieving skin congestion.

Apply a thin layer to clean, dry skin, concentrating on areas that have a tendency to be problematic. For me, that means nose and chin. It only takes about five minutes for it to dry, then using wet fingertips massage the mask in small circles. This ‘supersizes’ the exfoliation and really cleans out those pores. Rinse off with warm water or a damp washcloth. This treatment mask has many of the same powerful ingredients as the Purifying Gel Cleanser, so it’s the perfect complimentary deep clean.

derma e Purifying Daily Detox Scrub

derma e Purifying Daily Detox Scrub

The Purifying Daily Detox Scrub ($15.50) is a facial exfoliant paste that is gentle but very effective. It has a great ingredient list, starting with the charcoal that absorbs impurities so they can be washed away. The scrubbing power comes from Apricot Seed Powder that sloughs off any dead cells, dirt, and oil. The aloe keeps skin super soft and moist. Like all the Purifying products, it also has the Kimarine® and bladderwrack mentioned earlier. Because the Purifying Daily Detox Scrub doesn’t have a whole slew of complicated ingredients, this gentle scrub is safe for even very sensitive skin. I think it’s a fantastic way to keep skin glowing and ready for serum and moisturizer.

DermaE Purifying Gel Cleanser

I am a huge fan of derma*e’s® Purifying Gel Cleanser ($15.50) because it exfoliates so gently. Even though it’s an exfoliating cleanser, I can use my Luna cleansing brush without fear of being too rough on my skin and I think it would be perfect to use with a Clarisonic. I have been working out like crazy for the last six months and this is my favorite choice for washing my face when I get home because it is perfect for removing sweat, toxins, and bacteria.

This cleanser is pH balanced and has no fragrance or sulfates. Ingredients include these minerals and natural toxin fighters:

Kimarine® Wakame is a potassium-rich, magnesium-rich seaweed that is clinically proven to protect skin against environmental pollutants (exhaust fumes, cigarette smoke, heavy metals).

Bladderwrack is an antioxidant-rich, mineral-rich seaweed known for its water-binding properties, supporting healthy skin hydration and nourishment.

Activated Charcoal, known for absorbing 100 to 200 times its weight in impurities, helps thoroughly remove toxins from the skin’s surface.

Green Tea delivers potent antioxidant defense, and a base of Aloe Leaf Juice revives skin with fresh, healthy hydration. 

derma e® Purifying Toner Mist

derma e® Purifying Toner Mist

Once you have exfoliated and cleansed your skin, the next best step is to hydrate and treat with antioxidants using a great toner. The derma*e® Purifying Toner Mist ($15.50) is the toner for the job since it has Marine Algae and Green Tea to refresh and fortify your skin against the environment. It’s also pH balanced with Kimarine® Wakame, Bladderwrack, Green Tea antioxidants, and Aloe Leaf Juice. I use this after exfoliating and cleansing at night, as well as in the morning before treatment and moisturizer. While it’s a spray, I don’t recommend spraying it directly on your face since it comes out a little heavy and uneven. It’s better sprayed onto a cotton pad then wiped on. An added bonus – if you happened to miss any makeup or dirt while cleansing, this lifts away anything that might cause clogged pores.

DermaE Purifying Youth Serum

With skin clean and ready to make the most of any treatment, an excellent treatment serum is the Purifying Youth Serum ($29.50). Holy smokes is this good stuff! Awesome ingredients like Kimarine® Wakame,  Bladderwrack, and Green Tea together in an Aloe Leaf Juice Base makes for super healthy, glowy skin. This is a great primer for foundation, too. And like all derma*e® products, it’s 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten-free, and GMO-free.

You can find products derma*e® at Ulta and at Whole Foods.  Two Beauty Info Zone readers will win this giveaway – just list the products you want to win in the order you want them!  The Grand Prize Winner gets 3 products, and the 2nd place winner gets 2 products.  This is a US only giveaway that ends at 11:59 pm EST on 11/19/16.  As always, you must subscribe to Beauty Info Zone’s emails and comment. Rafflecopter has a way of going all wonky sometimes and the comments may mysteriously close before the giveaway is over…if that happens just shoot us an email with your comment to beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label your message DERMAE.

Here’s to heading off congested skin before it even happens! – Lisa

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Three must-have products to exfoliate and moisturize from Phytomer

Three must-haves from Phytomer

Three must-haves from Phytomer

We all want radiant, glowy skin and in order to get it there are two basic steps:

  1.  Exfoliate!
  2. Moisturize!

Today I have three must-have products that exfoliate and moisturize and are perfect for those with very sensitive skin. They come from Phytomer, a fantastic high end line that is a favorite of mine. The products truly deliver, all while also making me feel spoiled and pampered. They are on the spendy side, but they are all worth every penny.                                                            samples

Phytomer Purifying Gommage Exfoliant

  1.  Purifying Gommage Exfoliant  ($41.50)  ‘Gommage’ means ‘eraser’ in French, and this awesome exfoliant erases dead skin and anything that might be blogging your pores and preventing your skin care from operating at full force. The tiny particles that scrub away the bad stuff include micro algae and kaolin that attach to dead skin so it can be washed away. It’s applied to clean, dry skin in a thin layer. After about five minutes, rub it in circular motions, moving those particles around and lifting off the dead skin. It sort of rolls up into little balls that fall into the sink. Once most of the exfoliator is gone, use your regular cleanser or even just warm water to wash off.  Do this a few times a week and you will be astounded at how great skin looks and feels. This really is an amazing decongestant for skin and is super gentle. Everyone raves about it for a reason – it’s incredible.  Phytomer Youth Contour Smoothing Eye and Lip Cream
  2. Youth Contour Smoothing Eye and Lip Cream ($81.50) I adore multi-tasking products, and this beautiful light cream works wonders on the delicate skin under eyes and around lips. It addresses three major skin issues: wrinkles, puffiness, and dark circles. It has really cool ingredients that are a superhero trio for the eyes and lips. Dilsea Carnosa red algae extract actually reinforces the skin’s support tissue from within, reducing the depth of wrinkles and fine lines. Chlorella Vulgaris green algae extract soothes skin and reduces puffiness, and Delesseria Sanguinea red algae extract increases circulation and reduces dark circles.Phytomer Decollete Parfait Neck and Decollete Renewing Care
  3. Decollete Parfait ($95.50)  The best skin care advice ever: don’t forget your neck!! I love, love, love the Phytomer Decollete Parfait. This beautiful soft cream sort of ‘irons out’ skin on the neck and chest, immediately making it smoother and softer. It has a bit of illumination in it, which evens out tone and gives a beautiful appearance. Over time, the Brightening Marine Complex lightens dark spots so this is immediate gratification with long term results.

I can’t recommend these three favorites from Phytomer highly enough. If you want to get a beautiful glow, try these for perfect exfoliation and moisturization. You won’t be disappointed.  – Lisa

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Yummy skin care from Farmhouse Fresh: Facial Buffing Biscuits

Farmhouse Fresh Facial Buffing Biscuits

Farmhouse Fresh Facial Buffing Biscuits

Yum, biscuits! I love delicate, flaky biscuits and the Facial Buffing Biscuits from Farmhouse Fresh certainly look good enough to eat. Don’t give in to the temptation to scarf these down, though. Instead, smash them up with some water to create a skin-nourishing scrub or mask.

Farmhouse Fresh Facial Buffing Biscuits

The new Facial Buffing Biscuits ($24) that Farmhouse Fresh sent me to test are certainly unique. These thin square biscuits buff skin, balance oil production, and moisturize dryness all while providing the nourishment skin needs. There are four varieties available: Burdock and Butter for dry skin, Strawberry Lavender for normal/oily skin, Tea Cucumber for normal/oily skin, and Mango and Poppy Seed for normal/oily skin. I was sent the Mango and Poppy Seed to try.

I love the beautiful packaging. Four thin square biscuits are housed atop a nest of shredded paper in natural-fiber cartons. The biscuits can be split into four pieces each, equaling sixteen in-home treatments. These are definitely fragranced, although the scent is really delicious! I expected it to smell fruity, but instead it smelled warm and yummy…yes, like a biscuit! The ingredients sound like things you might put into delicious biscuits: milk, mango butter, poppy seeds, rice powder, strawberry, mango, and green tea extract.

The Mango and Poppy Seed Facial Buffing Biscuits have mango seed extract, which has beta carotene plus vitamins A and C. The mango is astringent so it fights acne, while mango butter also softens and hydrates skin. The biscuit also has turmeric, which is a great antioxidant that fights free radical damage  Exfoliants include rice powder and poppy seeds.

One biscuit...

One biscuit…

...and one fourth of a biscuit

…and one fourth of a biscuit

A single biscuit can be divided into fourths for four treatments. I recommend having a little bowl or steel palette ready for mixing as it’s a little to difficult to do just using your hands. You also want something blunt to crush the biscuit, like a makeup brush handle. Then I just use my finger to mix in some water to create a paste. Sometimes I use the paste on a damp face as an exfoliant, gently scrubbing away dead skin then rinsing right away. When I have time though I like to leave it on my skin for about ten minutes so the fruit extracts and antioxidants can really do their work. The scrub removes oil and dirt, and used as a mask I find it definitely tightens my pores. Because I have an oily t-zone I concentrate my scrubbing and masking on my forehead, nose, and chin. The Mango and Poppy Seed is also a great exfoliant for the neck and decolletage.

While four biscuits for $24 seems spendy, it’s much more reasonable when you figure it’s actually 16 treatments. This is a fun, unique way to buff and feed your skin. Farmhouse Fresh continues to impress me with beautifully packaged, effective products that are a great departure from the same old, same old.  – Lisa

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Farmhouse Fresh Facial Buffing Biscuits

Keep your faux tan looking perfect with Norvell

There isn’t much left of summer so I am just clinging to these beautiful warm days. Self tanner always keeps me in the ‘sunshine and beaches’ mood. Recently I found a pretty amazing system for prepping my skin for self tanner and keeping the faux tan I already have looking perfect.
Keep your faux tan looking perfect with Norvell
Norvell is a spa line that specializes in body products that make the most of a self-tan. They have interesting products that prime the skin, bronze to perfection, optimize a self tan, and enhance the final color. Every product is paraben free, gluten-free, and 100% vegan. Each product also has Norvell’s Natural Actives Sunless Complex™, which Norvell says is “a proprietary blend of natural ingredients combined together to optimize, build, and extend sunless tanning results like never before.”
They sent me some products to test, and I am loving the  Renewing Sunless Exfoliator™ ($15),  pH Balancing Shower Cleanser ($15), and Daily Replenishing 24 hr MOISTURIZER™ ($25).
Norvell Renewing Sunless Exfoliator

Norvell Renewing Sunless Exfoliator

 The Renewing Sunless Exfoliator™ is a gentle body polish that Norvell calls a “Mr. Clean Eraser” for the body. This minty smelling polish is the first step to prepping skin for a great self tan.
  • Time Release Micro Capsules bind moisture within the skin, for 24 hr hydration.
  • Unique Dermal Barrier locks moisture within the top layer of skin, priming it for longer lasting and deeper sunless results.
  • Sulfate Free/Soap Free formula gently cleanses without stripping the skin’s amino acids, which work directly with the active sunless ingredient, DHA, to produce self-tanning results.

Sulfates can strip the skin so this sulfate-free exfoliator is a terrific prep for sunless tanning. I use this first in the shower, concentrating on my elbows, knees, and feet.

Norvell pH Balancing Shower cleanser

Norvell pH Balancing Shower cleanser

After exfoliating, I follow with the pH Balancing Shower Cleanser. This shower gel smells of delicious vanilla and leaves my skin cleansed and moisturized.

  • Time Release Micro Capsules bind moisture within the skin, for 24-hr hydration.
  • Natural Enzymes repair dehydrated skin.
  • Unique Dermal Barrier locks moisture within the top layer of skin, while optimizing skin pH for longer lasting deeper sunless results.
  • Sulfate Free/Soap Free formula gently cleanses without stripping the skin’s amino acids, which work directly with the active sunless ingredient, DHA, to produce self-tanning results

The enzymes help to dissolve any leftover dead skin and the extra skin hydration helps any type of sunless tanner apply evenly and last longer.

Norvell Daily Replenishing 24 Hour Moisturizer

Norvell Daily Replenishing 24 Hour Moisturizer

The Daily Replenishing 24 hr MOISTURIZER™ is like “Old English” wood polish for your body! It’s a beautiful body lotion that smells fresh and a little fruity. I love how soft it makes my skin, plus it also does all this:
  • Time Release Micro Capsules hold and bind moisture within the skin, providing 24hr hydration.
  • Natural Enzymes repair weak, dehydrated skin and promote the efficiency of the body’s own natural moisture levels.
  • Natural Botanicals and Antioxidants combat skin aging caused by environmental exposure and free radicals.
  • Sunless Safe Formula will not pre-maturely fade sunless color.
  • Vitamin Blend replenishes the skins natural moisturization factor.
Perfect skin makes for a perfect self tan, and the exoliation and hydration I get from these products makes all my self tanning efforts really pay off. Now that I’ve tried the products for priming and optimizing, I can’t wait to try Norvell’s self tanners! In the meantime I can hang on to my summer memories with perfectly primed and moisturized skin.
Norvell is available at specialty beauty salons, spas, and tanning salons, or visit www.NorvellSunless.com.  – Lisa
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Manuka Secrets full line review and giveaway

Manuka Secrets products

Manuka Secrets products

MANUKA SECRETS has a secret all right and that’s the New Zealand Manuka Honey that is a product they exclusively farm themselves for their spa scented line. “For millennia honey has proven to enhance health and well-being. Manuka Lab™ is rooted on the technology and uniqueness held within New Zealand’s globally renowned Manuka/Tea tree bush and the UMF honey and oils produced from its nectar and leaves.”
Your skin will be moisturized with this powerful ingredient along with the many other ingredients that are liberally used in their lineup of 8 products. In honor of Manuka Secrets bringing their line to Ulta.com and Ulta stores they have sent a set for review and two sets for a giveaway. You’ll want to read about this line and what it can do for you.

Manuka Secrets Honey

Manuka Secrets Honey

Dr. Fernanda Da Silva Tatley is one of the founders and is the company’s molecular medical microbiologist. She chose Manuka Honey since it’s indigenous to New Zealand and provides an antidote for skin’s aging process and aids in moisture replenishment. The line is targets to those above 30 which means it’s great for all of us actually. UMF stands for Unique Manuka Honey Factor.  “SUSTAINABILITY: Dr. Fernanda da Silva Tatley has uniquely crafted Manuka Secrets with sustainably sourced ingredients, ensuring a balance with nature and in harmony with its inhabitants. Manuka Secrets Manuka Honey is gathered from the purest most remote regions of New Zealand where this precious resource is managed and protected for future generations.”

Manuka Secrets Cleanse

Manuka Secrets Cleanse

MANUKA SECRETS CLEANSE – BALANCE & REFRESH MANUKA HONEY UMF 18+ ($19.95) is a good cleanser for makeup removal. It leaves skin feeling refreshed without any tautness. It contains wonderful ingredients like almond oil, aloe vera and cucumber assist to cleanse, refresh and soothe. Shea butter supports a deep moisturising nourishment. Frankincense, ylang ylang and patchouli essential oils finish with a silky touch and an alluring spa scent.

Manuka Secrets Exfoliant

Manuka Secrets Exfoliant

MANUKA SECRETS EXFOLIANT UMF 18+ ($24.99) contains 2 sizes of bamboo plus jojoba pearl and white clay to purify and exfoliate your skin. This exfoliant is suitable for all skin types and isn’t too harsh. To stimulate your circulation it’s recommended to use this for 2-3 minutes. Exfoliating with this helps assist with your skin regeneration. Great ingredients include Cacao, Shea butter, Flaxseed, Rice bran and coconut oils support a deep moisturising nourishment. Cucumber assists to soothe and soften.

Manuka Secrets Mask

Manuka Secrets Mask

MANUKA SECRETS MASK UMF 18+ ($24.99) is what’s considered a wet mask. This doesn’t dry down and get crunchy. It stays damp the entire time you have it on your face so it feels much more moisturizing than most masks. This contains high levels of Hyaluronic Acid which are great helpers to hydrate and soften your skin. It also contains white clay which helps lift dry flaking skin and impurities. To moisturize it uses shea butter, almond, rice brand and flaxseed oil. It’s a very comfortable mask to use. It’s recommended to use it for 10 minutes or less.

Manuka Secrets Day Creme

Manuka Secrets Day Creme

MANUKA SECRETS DAY CREAM UMF 18+ ($29.99) is a lightweight moisturizer that has no sticky feeling to it. It doesn’t have sunscreen in it though so you’d need to add that yourself. As with all of the Manuka Secrets products the ingredients are the best. Advanced CoQ10 supports skin’s natural CoQ10 regeneration. High levels of hyaluronic acid assist to hydrate and soften skin. Jojoba, Rosehip seed, almond oil and cacao and Shea butter support a deep moisturising nourishment. Advanced narcissus tazetta bulb, and liquorice assist in soothing dry-irritated skin.

Manuka Secrets Serum

Manuka Secrets Serum

MANUKA SECRETS SERUM UMF 18+ ($49.95) is their most expensive item but a little goes a long way. It’s a thin serum that’s liquidy and contains no silicone. It absorbs quickly and doesn’t interfere with foundation application. The serum is meant to brighten and even your skintone.

Manuka Secrets Night Creme

Manuka Secrets Night Creme

MANUKA SECRETS NIGHT CREAM UMF +18 ($29.99) is also a lightweight moisturizer but seems a little richer than the day creme. I apply it over the serum for that double dose of protection. The ingredients include advanced CoQ10 supporting skins natural CoQ10 regeneration. High levels of advanced narcissus tazetta bulb, algae, aloe vera, and calendula soothe and soften. Hyaluronic acid assists to hydrate and soften tired skin. Jojoba, Rosehip seed, and macadamia oil, cacao and shea butter support a deep moisturising nourishment.

Manuka Secrets Hand Creme and Lip Lustre

Manuka Secrets Hand Creme and Lip Lustre

MANUKA SECRETS HAND CREME ($14.99) contains a rich but light formula. It absorbs quickly without leaving any residue behind. You can use it and continue doing any work you were doing without fear.

MANUKA LIP LUSTRE PACIFIC PARADISE ($9.99) is something they call a Purse Pal since it’s small enough to be on the go with you. It’s a rich feeling lip balm that will moisturize your lips with ease.

all 8 Manuka Secret products

all 8 Manuka Secret products

This total group of products retail for $205 although today it’s on sale for approximately 30% off on Ulta’s website. I’m not sure how long these are on sale so it’s a great time to purchase them now. It’s also a great time to enter our giveaway. Two US readers will win the entire line of Manuka Secrets products, all 8 of these. Manuka Secrets is a spa scented line due to the use of frankincense, ylang ylang and patchouli essential oils in each of the products. I find that the fragrance lingers although it becomes less dominant during the day.

Our giveaway will be open through Thursday, 8/13/15 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. If comments close early please email your comment to me at [email protected] and label it SECRETS. This is US only. Entries will be checked so please be careful with what you’ve checked in the Rafflecopter. Good luck!! — Marcia

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The gold standard in cleansing from Gold Sakura

When I got the opportunity to try Gold Sakura’s “BEST Beauty Product from Japan” (an award they won), you better believe I was all over it.  Gold Sakura carries three different lines: Hanayuki to help produce perfectly clear skin, Hinoki Deitanseki for natural beauty and Shirasu for minerals. Lisa has reviewed some of their products in her spa day review but she only left me one lonely product. She doesn’t know what she missed out on!

Gold Sakura Exfoliating Cleansing Gel

Gold Sakura Exfoliating Cleansing Gel

I’ve been using the Hanayuki Exfoliating Cleansing Gel. As with almost all Japanese cosmetics the product is just beautiful. There’s a grace to Japanese packaging that’s not seen elsewhere and the Hanayuki Exfoliating Cleansing Gel is no different. The bottle is beautifully shaped and the turquoise color is so calming. The gel itself is colorless. The top of the cleanser makes it so easy to use too. It has a spout that you pump to get product out. It also comes with a clip that goes on and off easily which is so handy if you wanted to travel with it since it won’t let you pump out product if it’s unclipped. For me it’s helpful for my late night bathroom excursions so that I’m not suddenly washing my hands with this exfoliator instead of my pump soap. (The little things like that are important.)

Spout with removable anti-spill valve

Spout with removable anti-spill valve

The Exfoliating Cleansing Gel is unique in that it’s extremely gentle to use. It cleanses and exfoliates at the same time. What’s unusual is that you do this through a rolling action. I like to apply this on my dry face (though you can do it on a wet face too) with damp finger tips. I wash like I normally would with the gel and then start rolling. The rolling is what exfoliates but without anything harsh to harm your skin. The rolling removes impurities and dead skin without any damage. They compare it to an eraser. Have you ever used an art gum eraser? That’s what it reminds me of; it’s a tool artists use to get rid of smudges and smears on dry media. It leaves behind small pieces which you wipe away. Well with Hanayuki Exfoliating Cleansing Gel after you roll you have those small pieces. I use a washcloth and just water to remove those and then follow with toner. My skin is clean, soft and there’s no dead skin. I’ve used it in the morning before I get in the shower and then just wash off the remains as I’m washing my hair. It leaves my skin in great shape for my cosmetics and skincare.

what the gel looks like

what the gel looks like

after I've rolled

after I’ve rolled

Anyone who knows my reviews knows that the fact that this is fragrance free is a big hurrah for me. It’s also good for my skin since it contains botanicals extracts to nourish it (including Saxifraga Sarmentosa, Witch Hazel, Lemon, Melissa, Hops, and Sage).

Exofoliating Cleansing Gel information

Exfoliating Cleansing Gel information

From the two reviews of Gold Sakura products on Beauty Info Zone you can see that we are fans of their products and grateful for the opportunity to test these out. The only problem is that it creates an even bigger lemming for more from the line. Gold Sakura really does have gold standard products you should consider trying. — Marcia