2 Products That Work, But Are They Safe?

I’ve just returned from Florida for my Mother’s 90-something birthday bash! Being with family is always great, but another reason I love going home is so I can test out what my sisters and nieces are using on their skin. It’s product testing without having to purchase anything!

First up is Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Scrub Cleanser

My skin is delicate and extremely fussy. Anything harsh can put my rosacea into a tailspin that can last for weeks. However, having a thick coat of sunblock on my face for 12+ hours everyday left me wanting something with oomph to cleanse it off. Being hesitant at first, I quickly came to love this scrub. It was gentle enough to use once a day and is reasonably priced at ~$10.

Unfortunately, the Micro-Sculpting Scrub has a lot of chemicals in it that I don’t want to use everyday (antibacterial and antifungal).  So, while it was a good enough product to use for a week, I’m just not sure I’d want to use it any longer than that.

Next is Suave Essentials Body Lotion with Cocoa Butter & Shea

I used this after my shower the first night thinking it would be gooey for a while. Surprisingly, it absorbed right away and left my skin feeling smooth and soft. After 5 days I noticed my skin was looking better and not as wrinkled above the knees and inside the elbows. Another bonus was that it cost less than $5.

Checking out the ingredients on Suave’s website, I was again unimpressed with the ingredients. However, I thought Suave did a great job with their ‘smartlabel‘ site that explained what each ingredient was – so kudos for that.

So there you have it – 2 products that are affordable and did what they promised. My skin did feel cleaner/smoother with Olay’s Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Scrub Cleanser and Suave’s Essentials Body Lotion certainly smoothed out areas of wrinkled skin on my arms and legs.

If you are looking for skin care without difficult to pronounce ingredients, then read my blog this coming Monday for 3 natural skin care lines that you’ll love!

(Happy birthday Mom!)

Until next time….



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