Power Buff. A peak into the products I use.

It's been a very busy week for me already, but an awesome one. I'm sorry I haven't posted any nerdy TRUTH in SKINCARE articles, but I will have one for you tomorrow. I'll be posting more about clays (in masks) and why I like them and much more this week.

To hold you over let me post about one of my favorite scrubs that I finally found available again. And by my poll and your emails, it seems my readers would definitely appreciate hearing about the products I use . . . so your wish is my command! So here's a product from my life.

No, it's not some mad expensive line. It's L'Oreal for Men Power Buff Scrub. Yeah, there's a million scrubs out there, even for men, but this one is quite different. The difference is in the exfoliating aluminum oxide crystals. It's a finer grit and is a bit "rougher" than most, hence very effective at exfoliating. To be honest, it's almost like using ground pumice stone on your face! Which, of course, I would not suggest. I know that doesn't sound very nice, and you gotta be gentle when you use it, but it's very effective. It's definitely not an everyday scrub, but one that I feel is perfect for not-so-sensitive skin that needs a good scrub to wake up the top layers of your skin (well the top layers are dead, but you know what I mean!).

Here's the formula for the power buff:
Water Aqua , Alumina , Mineral Oil Paraffinum Liquidum , Glycerin , Dimethicone , Shea Butter Butyrospermum Parkii , PEG-100 Stearate , Stearyl Alcohol , Glyceryl Stearate , Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate , Peppermint Leaf Extract Mentha Piperita , Biosaccharide Gum-1, Phenoxyethanol , Methylparaben , Butylparaben , Imidazolidinyl Urea , Ethylparaben , Propylparaben.
So pretty good formula. (I might want to take out the Urea and Peppermint). Peppermint shouldn't really be in face products (at least not in great amounts) it's not so great for the skin. But it smells great and tingles the skin so companies turn a blind eye to it I guess. Since this is not an everyday thing, it's fine. There are 101 fillers in the formula L'Oreal could have used, but I really like the ingredients they chose for this scrub.

So if any of you are looking for a finer, rougher scrub, this may just be it. Or if you just need to switch up the scrub type. Or if your looking to buy the man in your life a scrub, I think he'd be happy with this one. But tell him to be gentle! Remember, this is quite harsher than other scrubs for men. It's not for everyday, so if this is a gift for a first time exfoliator, let them know this!

I find it's best to use on "special days" to be extra exfoliated and smooth. The price is about $9 which is on the higher end for drugstore men's products, but I find it's well worth the money because it lasts forever. Again, a little goes a long way. Oh yeah, I haven't been able to find this scrub in months, I'm not sure why, but I have a feeling a lot of people have discovered this scrub's worthiness.

Well enjoy your Wednesday!
I hope you enjoyed this post.

Remember I am not endorsed by, paid by, or receive free samples from L'Oreal, or any other company for that matter! This is a personal opinion post only.

1 comment

sdbb said...

Parabens - yuck. Why would you want a scrub that lasts forever? How about buying a smaller quantity, using it up and then buying some more? You are more concerned about peppermint than parabens??