L’oreal Sublime Bronze Exfoliator

Right, this is both good and bad. It’s easily one of the best exfoliators I’ve ever used (thanks to AHAs which really do leave skin feeling outrageously smooth and soft) but I really don’t like the message ‘Tan Optimiser’. There isn’t anything tan optimising about it other than exfoliated skin tans a bit better. I feel that by labelling it ‘Tan Optimizer’ it rather suggests that there might be more to it such as melanin enhancer or even some kind of self tan involved and there isn’t. It’s just an exfoliator, but oh my goodness, such a good one!

I totally recommend it although I’m finding it hard to identify the slight scent – I sort of recognise it but can’t quite put my finger on it. It’s both warm in a skin-scent way and rather fresh. The consistency is a gel-like formula with quite firm granules (so if you don’t like a brisk exfoliator then avoid – and also if you are sensitive to AHAs then you might also want to give it a miss).

It’s going into Superdrug and Tesco next week for £7.99. It’s stuff like this – that does a brilliant job for a decent price – that makes me raise my brows at the ‘luxury’ exfolitors knocking around for £25 and more. There’s definitely a ‘because they’re not worth it’ joke in there but …


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