Summer is here and all is great in the world – ok not everything but I am a sun worshipper and the only thing that comes anywhere near as being as good as the sun is faking it. As many know I love to fake tan, always have but sometimes people miss that you really must exfoliate before you do it. Maybe its cost? I know exfoliants a few years back weren’t cheap, or maybe its too time consuming? Even if you don’t fake tan a good exfoliant can leave your skin soft, smooth and refreshed so everyone should be giving it a go.
I’ve used a fair few exfoliants and do prefer a sugar based one too say an oat or kernel one. I just think they work better, polish the skin more thoroughly and although they can be expensive I also find you tend to use less of them when exfoliating so last longer and can be better value for money.
Being the beauty bargain hunter I am a while back I saw Boots were having a promotion on Soap & Glory and everything was on 3 for 2, so I picked up some Flake Away as I’d heard good things about it and wanted to see if the ‘hype’ was true.
For 300ml it is £6.64 which I don’t think is that bad, you don’t use that much of it at all so a pot would probably do your whole body a good 8-10 times (Depending on how much you use at a time). The packaging is ‘novel’ and eye catching. I find with all of Soap & Glory’s products they know how to catch your attention and often have myself laughing at their slogans for products. With Flake Away we have, ‘It might be fine if her friends are flaky, but a lady’s legs should never be – Transform your scaly legs from reptilian to radiant!’
It smells mildly fruity with a sweet underlaying smell, this could be down to the shea butter, sugar and peach seed powder. It also contains grapeseed, almond oil and sea salt to smooth the skin. The combination of ingredients makes for a really good exfoliant. One I enjoy using not just for the smell but also the condition it leaves my skin in. I am flake free, soft and silky with skin that looks fresh. My skin almost has a ‘glow’ after and looks in fantastic condition. I have not always found this with the kernel based exfoliants.
For those who haven’t exfoliated before here’s what you do;
Wet you skin so it is damp, either in the shower or bath.
Apply some of the exfoliant to your skin, you can do this with your hands or a mit/flannel which ever you prefer.
Work the exfoliant in circular motions into your skin until the grains have gone and then rinse with warm water.
Once you have patted yourself dry, spoil your skin a little more with some body butter, cocoa butter or some moisturiser just to lock in the moisture to your skin and leave you silk smooth and glowing.
I honestly don’t find it takes me any longer (Well maybe a couple of minutes more) to exfoliate than to wash. I do it twice a week to help with my tanning and also to leave me skin refreshed.
Soap & Glory’s Flake Away is a lovely treat, not too pricey and works really well. I will be using this again in the future whether its on special or not as I really do like it. Why not give it a try?
Lots of Love,