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As you may recall, I really loved my experience at the recent Rodial Rextexturizing Microcurrent Facial Event with Rodial Aesthetician Cari Orr at Space NK (reviewed and featured here). Not only was it an amazing experience that made my skin look and feel extraordinary, but it also introduced me to Rodial's truly amazing new Super Acids Collection.
One of my favorite products from this new collection is their remarkably effective and yet surprisingly gentle Super Acids X-treme After-Party Scrub. The combination of micro-scrub beads purifying bentonite clay beads, which lack sharp skin-damaging edges, gently remove dead skin cells while the glycolic and salicylic acids retexture the skin and aid the scrub in unclogging congested pores. I actually like to apply it to my skin and let it sit for a few minutes to allow the glycolic and salicylic acids to dissolve some of the debris before I begin gently massaging the micro-scrub beads and purifying bentonite clay beads on my skin to work their magic.
One of the remarkable and unexpected aspects of this particular scrub is the inclusion of Shea Butter and Vitamin E that were chosen for their moisturizing properties, and this inclusion makes a huge difference in my post-scrub skin which is left soft, smooth, supple and moisturized. Furthermore, Rodial employed the use of probiotic technology in an effort to boost hydration levels-- which in turn serves to further protect the skin against environmental assaults.
As a true fan of exfoliation, I have to say that this particular scrub has definitely exceeded my expectations because in addition to effectively removing dead skin cells it also leaves my skin indescribably soft, smooth and moisturized. My skin looks and feels velvety soft, radiant and with a pronounced clarity. It is also quite concentrated-- so this tube should last a good long while even when I use it once or twice a week.
According to Rodial Super Acids X-treme After-Party Scrub is,
A 3-in-1 micro-polish specially formulated to refine, brighten and renew the appearance of skin from the first use. An effective combination of purifying bentonite clay beads and micro-scrub beads roll gently over the skin, buffing away dead skin cells and unclogging pores. Glycolic and salicylic acids work to deeply cleanse and retexture, diminishing the look of imperfections and smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin e and shea butter calm and soften the skin through moisturisation whilst beneficial biotilys® probiotic technology helps strengthen and protect skin from external aggressions by boosting hydration. The complexion looks instantly re-energised, radiant and more even in tone.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Propylene Glycol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/ Vp Copolymer, Glycolic Acid, Cyclopentasiloxane, Sodium Lactate, Azelaic Acid, Polysilicone-11, Dimethicone, Lactic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Behenyl Alcohol, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Parfum (Fragrance), Disodium Edta, Ethylhexylglycerin, Alcohol Denat, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Passiflora Quadrangularis Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Stearyl Alcohol, Protease, Subtilisin, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Limonene, Geraniol, Linalool, Farnesol.
Overall assessment: Seriously great stuff! If you love facial scrubs of the highest quality that give amazing results-- then this is definitely worth your consideration. I love that it gently and effectively removes my dead skin cells without irritating or damaging my skin, and I'm also thrilled that my skin is left hydrated and protected rather than stripped and damaged! This is a big win in my book!
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Rodial X-treme After Party Scrub $56.00 & £45.00 for 2.55 oz. from Rodial, Space NK US & Space NK UK (Affiliate Links).
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Do the micro-beads dissolve completely? There's an issue with microbeads clogging water systems...ReplyDelete
That's an excellent question! By the time that I am done letting it sit and then scrubbing it there is not much left in terms of microbeads. As I understand the current debate, the problem seems to be primarily leveled against the plastic beads or microplastic beads that are inorganic and can't dissolve.The list of ingredients does not seem to reveal plastic particles, but since I am not a chemist or a biochemist I will ask Rodial and get back to you.Have a lovely weekend! I will send them an email today, but since it is the weekend I probably won't get an answer until next week. I will post the response as soon as I hear back. Have a lovely weekend :-)