I finally used up all of my exfoliators and it was time to either repurchase one of them or find a new one. On one of my recent trips to Trader Joe’s, I noticed the Nourish Microdermabrasion Scrub in their beauty/personal care section. It comes in a 2 oz container and I paid $4.99 for it. I’ve used about 3/4 of a container up and already repurchased another to have on backup. I think this is a really good product for the price. It is not my favorite scrub ever and I do wish it had some sort of chemical exfoliant incorporated into the formula but I still really like it and think it’s worth having.
There are plenty of tiny, sandy particles (pumice) suspended in a lightweight cream, and they spread over the skin evenly without getting trapped between my fingers. I am able to work this into more difficult to reach areas like the sides of my nose and between my brows and those gritty particles will still stay under my fingertips. The cream base is not oily or moisturizing-feeling and does not leave behind any kind of residue once I rinse it off. It has a light floral fragrance. I don’t have very sensitive skin so I may not be the best person to say whether this is “gentle” or not, but I don’t find it irritating at all.
I use this about every other day or so. If I know I want to use a higher coverage foundation, I will use it the night before or the morning of to get the smoothest possible result. The one downside for me is that it is purely a physical exfoliator and I notice the slight buildup of texture on the in-between days which isn’t as much of an issue when I use a chemical exfoliator. But I really cannot complain for the price. It’s good and it gets the job done.
I tried to show the texture of this but it’s almost impossible to see the grains individually.