Review | Michael Todd Exfoliator

10/15/13


One product that is particularly difficult to find is an exfoliator that's suited to your skin type and preferences.
I can't stand exfoliators that are too rough and grainy, or ones that strip your face of all its' good oils.
In one of my monthly beauty box subscriptions, I received a sample of the Michael Todd Tropical Fruit Exfoliating Scrub. The sample is actually quite a generous size and I've used up quite a bit - and still have some to spare!
This product claims to be super gentle and to exfoliate without scrubbing skin raw - it contains papaya and pineapple enzymes to exfoliate without scrubbing.




The beads are small, but vary in size and are nicely round. I find that uneven beads can tear my skin and irritate it.
What really intrigued me about the product is that it's 96% organic and vegan. So I browsed the Michael Todd website, and found that most of their products are organic, which is so refreshing in the beauty world!


In order to use this product, I add a little water to a small nickel size amount and scrub gently. The directions specifically state that the user should use gentle circular motions as not to overstimulate the skin.
I found the texture much thicker than other exfoliants I've used and I never once felt like my skin was "overstimulated". This product is target for all skin type but I have combination to normal skin, and so it's not sensitive and does not get "overstimulated". I find that it exfoliates my skin without stripping it of all of its oils and so I don't get that super squeaky clean feeling on my face afterwards.
My face feels soft and clean after the the cleansing, and this is most likely due to its hydrating qualities.
The smell of this product is absolutely amazing, I haven't had a skincare products smell this delicious and fruity before. It's like not too sweet fruit candy, yum!

I try to use this about twice a week, alternating with my KORRES Daily Brightening Scrub, and it helps keep my face balanced. As soon as I stop using this, I notice a difference and a couple blemishes popping up. It's becoming a staple in my skincare routine.
All you need is a small dollop and a gentle scrub (or just circular motions) of this stuff to get the desired effect!
The price point for a 100ml bottle is $18 USD. You can find the Michael Todd Tropical Fruit Exfoliating Scrub here.

Pros:
- gentle exfoliating and round beads
- hydrating yet cleansing
- amazing scent
- only requires a small dollop for the entire face
- squeeze bottle (best packaging for exfoliators)
- vegan and organic!

Cons: 
- the thick, and a little sticky, texture
- it's online only

I'm going to rate this product an 8/10. Taking points of for the fact it's not easily available in stores and the thick texture.

I am debating buying a full size of this from the online store, and trying a few more of their organic products. If it was readily available in store, I would easily pick up a full size version! I'd also be intrigued to try the Pumpkin Face Mask

What do you think about this exfoliating products? Would you purchase it?

And ladies, please, this is for external use only - so don't get any ideas. ;)

À Bientôt Mes Amours,

Kisti Belle

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