Wednesday 14 September 2011

Smoother Skin With Raw Gaia

If you've followed my blog for sometime you'll know how much I love scrubs, facial scrubs, body scrubs, lip scrubs I have a passion for them all. Facial scrubs in particular are an essential for me, especially at this time of year when I'm fake tanning and preparing for a bit of real sun so when I was offered the chance to try a new type of facial scrub of course I accepted.

Raw Gaia have produced the worlds first range of living organic skin and body care products. All their products are made by hand using only cold pressed, organic, vegan, cruelty and chemical free ingredients. I have to see after looking into the company in more detail they are definitely one of the most ethical beauty companies I have came across whilst beauty blogging. The company very kindly sent me a full sized pot of their best selling Bamboo and Pumice Exfoliator to try out for you.

Containing just two ingredients, finely ground Bamboo and Pumice, Raw Gaia claim that regular exfoliation with this scrub will help improve circulation, and aid cell regrowth, whilst at the same time deep cleansing your face and removing the dead skin cells.

Packaged in a clear plastic tub, the Raw Gaia Bamboo and Pumice Exfoliator has the texture of a very fine dry sand

To use the scrub Raw Gaia advise that you dampen your face with warm water then dip your damp fingers into the pot and apply it to your face avoiding the eye area. I have to be honest this method didn't really work for me, so I tended to dampen my face and then mix a bit of the scrub with a bit of water to form a sort of sandy paste.

I found that this was a slightly less messy method, I then massaged the paste over my skin in circular motion for around a minute - Raw Gaia advise you do it for 2 minutes but again this is what worked for me. I then used a muslin cloth soaked in warm water to make sure that all of the scrub was removed from my skin. This did take a little bit of time because the grains are so small.
This scrub certainly isn't one for the faint hearted, it's a very grainy scrub and gives a really thorough exfoliation. Raw Gaia advise you take it slowly when you first start using it to find out how much pressure you need and how often to use the product. Personally I only use this once a week, it's a tiny bit too abrasive for me to use more than that. The results though speak for themselves, although a tiny bit pink afterwards my skin looks and feels super smooth and bright after I've used this product. If you like a hardworking facial scrub, or if you love natural products this may be the one for you. Raw Gaia Bamboo & Pumice Exfoliator retails at £20.99 for 50g from Raw Gaia. If your interest in natural ethical beauty I would definitely recommend you have a look at the Raw Gaia website, some of the products sound absolutely amazing especially if you like chocolate I particularly like the sound of the Raw Chocolate Orange Bath Melt and the Raw Chocolate Face Pack, but then again I also love the sound of the Floral Face Toner and Living Facial Cleanser - damn you spending diet lol Any questions please let me know xx

(The Raw Gaia Bamboo and Pumice Exfoliator Was Provided By Raw Gaia For Review Purposes)

1 comment:

  1. I must agree, there is nothing like a good scrub! I particularly like foot scrubs but you do have to be careful - some are quite harsh.


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