This exfoliating cleanser is absolutely gorgeous. It’s not a mechanical exfoliant – beads and broken shells (bits of gravel, broken crockery) etc – it uses fruit acids to remove dead skin cells. No chance of scratching the surface of the skin or causing redness and irritation. It’s a pearly cream-gel that spreads easily over the skin and isn’t difficult to rinse off. It contains Papain, a papaya-derived enzyme which is used in quite a number of peels and exfoliants to refine, smooth and polish the skin.
After rinsing, my skin felt incredibly soft and smooth – ever so slightly tight, as seems to be the case with any rinse-off product that I try, but not dry or uncomfortable in the slightest. Oiliness on the T-Zone had disappeared, yet the dryness on my cheeks seemed to also have been addressed – they were softer and more hydrated! After a couple of days of use (mornings only, as I was too lazy to wash my face in the evenings this week!) my skin was really bright and flawless. Hurrah!
I absolutely adore Lisa Hoffman products, but I will admit that they are expensive to buy in this country – the Exfoliating Cleanser is $17.95 in the States, £27.50 here in the UK. That’s almost $45 at today’s exchange rate! This price-hike drives what is an affordable (actually brilliantly priced) US range into the UK’s premium beauty category, especially as the product sizes are quite ‘dainty’! This is a very small amount of cleanser – 28ml to be exact- so we are firmly in the luxury price-bracket here. If you have the cash to flash, then I think that buying Lisa Hoffman products is a great way to flash it – if you don’t, and you’re visiting the States anytime soon, then you should most definitely add this to your little list of things to pick up whilst you’re there!
Lisa Hoffman’s Exfoliating Cleanser is £27.50 from Harvey Nichols.