I picked up a few products from Shoppers: Etival Gel Cleanser (an new skincare line in Shoppers), Vichy purifying exfoliating cream and Clarins pore minimizing serum.
With the purchase, I am very glad to receive a lot of samples to try:
Lancome detoxifying body scrub
Lancome Age fight anti-age perfecting fluid & eye cream (going to give them to my husband)
Dior pro-youth protective cream SPF 15
Dior Capture Totale (will give them to my mom)
Dior Jadore Eau De parfum (I received a full size as a gift, but this sample size would come in handy for travelling) Scent: Floral with the combination of Ylang-Ylang, Rose and Jasmine. It's pretty refreshing.
Alright, lets get back to the topic.
Review of Vichy Purifying exfoliating cream 75mL (2.54 fl. oz) -Made in France
Packaging: A plastic tube with a flip lid. (I love the hygenic packaging)
Appearance: White consistent cream with very fine blue beads
Scent: very light
Suitable for all skin type, even for sensitive skin
The cream is consistent and easily to spread on skin, even without wetting the face beforehand. The exfoliating is quite gentle. I like the moist feel it gives when applying on skin. It makes my skin smoother, refined and moisturized. This is the best exfoliating that I have ever tried.
For your reference, here is a brief summary of the scrubs that I had tried before:
- Shiseido Pureness exfoliating gel - doesn't do anything.
-St. Ives Scrub- the beads are too harsh for my combination/normal skin. I could only use it on my T-zone area. This scrub is too drying for my cheeks.
- Pangeas Organics Facial scrub- This is actually a pretty good scrub. I also gives an extra brownie point for organic product. My skin became smoother, brightened, refined and moisturized after use. The only downside is hard to rinse it off and it is not good to rub the skin too much.
-Nuxe Scrub - very creamy scrub which is good for sensitive skin. However, I don't see much difference on my skin after use.
-Origins Modern Friction -you can just check out my previous post.
Overall, Vichy purifying exfoliating cream is my favourite exfoliator based on the results and price. I got 20% off (Shopper's promotion) from the regular price. I paid around $15 CAN.
AQUA, Butyrospermum Parki Butter, Glycerin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Paraffin, Paraffinum Liquidum, PEG 100 Sterate, Glyceryl stearate, Polyethylene, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Acrylates Copolymer, Peg-2 Sterate, Stearic Acid, sodium benzoate, salicylic acid, sodium hydroxide, phenoxyethanol, jojoba esters, tocopherol, hydroxyethylcelluose, polysorbate 60, Acrylates, cetyl alcohol, acrylates, alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, parfum