After recovering from a really bad storm and long power outage, then dealing with a sinus infection, I’m finally getting back into my regular routine. Made it through my workouts and 7 mile run Friday, so hoping I was able to “sweat out” some of whatever is left in me of being sick…lol!
One thing I NEVER skimp on, though, is skincare. Even if I’m in a hurry, exhausted or sick, I always make sure to take care of my skin. Well, I got a surprise package in the mail from Derma E, which is nice because it cheered me up a bit when I was down!
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They sent me their Nourishing Rose Cleansing Oil, Microdermabrasion Scrub, and a cute headband. I just finished off a jar of the brand’s Microdermabrasion Scrub a month or so ago, so I was excited to get another one! I use cleansing oils almost every day, and I’ve never tried this one, so this was also a welcome treat. And of course, since I exercise a LOT, I can certainly use the headband.
First off, the Microdermabrasion Scrub contains a citrus oil blend and Dead Sea salt, so when I first tried it a while back, I was a bit apprehensive. I have hypersensitive skin, so citrus oils and salt can tend to be irritating. As it turns out, I didn’t have to worry with Derma E, so I ended up finishing the whole jar.
The salt is very, very fine, even more fine than many of the sugar scrubs I’ve tried. The citrus oil also wasn’t an issue- as a matter of fact, it gave the scrub a light, fresh, natural scent. When my skin is more sensitive, I use less pressure and don’t massage this as much. When I’m less sensitive, I use a bit more pressure for a longer time. (I tried something different this time, though, so keep reading to find out what I did!)
As I mentioned previously, the Nourishing Rose Cleansing Oil is something I haven’t tried before, and it turned out be a lovely product. Since I really like it, I want to end on a positive note, so I’ll start with the negative- I’m unsure where the “rose” comes from. The ingredient list does not list rose, at all. The last ingredient is “Natural Fragrance Oils,” so this presumably includes the rose, but I’d still like a bit more specific info.
The name of the product is “Nourishing Rose Cleansing Oil,” and the side of the box says, “Get petal soft skin. This essence of rose cleansing oil…” It definitely smells like rose, although it’s very light, but I’d still like to know whether the fragrance oils include an actual essential oil, and what kind, as there is more than one type of rose oil.
On the front of the box, right below the product name, it says “Argan & Jojoba Oils,” which is perfectly fine, and these are fabulous ingredients. BUT, again, since the actual name of the product contains the word “Rose,” I’d like to at least see a bit more detailed info in regards to the rose as an ingredient. That being said, after trying this, I wouldn’t shy away from it- I just won’t count on any benefits from rose as an ingredient without knowing more.
The Nourishing Rose Cleansing Oil is more of a traditional, natural cleansing oil- it contains some very light emulsifiers in the form of polyglyceryl-2 caprate and polyglyceryl-2 sesquioleate, but they’re light enough that the oil doesn’t really emulsify, or mix with water. This is good news for those who feel like their skin gets too “stripped” from cleansing oils that rinse easily by splashing with water. This also means it works PERFECTLY for removing makeup!
I tested this cleanser out by caking on some makeup, I mean I used a LOT. Complete with primer and setting spray, then more makeup. The heap of makeup was no match for this cleansing oil. I massaged it onto my dry skin, then added some warm water to one side of my face and massaged a bit more to test out solubility. Then I used a wet cloth to remove the oil from my face, as directed, and OMG, my skin (both sides of my face) was CLEAN. Clean without being stripped of moisture, no tightness, just soft, clean skin!
Now… on to the “new thing” I tried! With the Microdermabrasion Scrub, you’re supposed to apply to clean, wet skin. Instead of wetting my face with water, I used the Nourishing Rose Cleansing Oil. After massaging the oil onto my skin, I then started massaging on the Microdermabrasion Scrub. This felt SO luxurious- it seriously felt like I was giving myself an expensive spa treatment. I splashed on some water, massaged a bit more, then removed it all with a wet cloth. It worked so well that I’ll probably make this a weekly treatment!
If you’d like clean, soft skin, check out DermaE.com. The Microdermabrasion Scrub is $32.50, and the Nourishing Rose Cleansing Oil is $17.99, so they’re priced very reasonably. Plus, you get FREE shipping on orders of just $25 or more!
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