Do you exfoliate your skin regularly? You should! Your skin needs it! Exfoliation removes old, dead skin cells and uncovers fresh new, happy cells. And those happy new skin cells let those expensive body moisturizing potions penetrate more deeply into the skin, which makes them more effective! Regular exfoliation will leave your skin looking fresh and healthy and YOUNGER.

There’s a new kind of exfoliator around that’s made with coffee. COFFEE.

Jealous Body Scrub

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Jealous Body Scrub

Jealous Body Scrub($17.95) is made in Vancouver, Canada so YAY for a Canadian company! If you want to reduce the appearance of appearance of cellulite, eczema, stretch marks, age spots, varicose veins, psoriasis and then this should be your exfoliator! This baby does it all!

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Jealous Body Scrub

Why coffee? Well, not only is coffee a great exfoliator, but it also stimulates blood circulation and draws water out of skin cells, and those two things help make any lumpy bits look less bumpy. There’s brown sugar and sea salt to add more scrubby goodness to the exfoliation. The sea salt has calcium, which helps clean clogged pores and can help get rid of acne.

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Jealous Body Scrub

But Jealous Body Scrub doesn’t just exfoliate though-oh no! There’s cold pressed organic coconut oil to hydrate and moisturize too! And did you know that coconut oil has an anti-inflammatory property that helps with eczema & psoriasis? It really helps with the flaking and itching. And there’s also Vitamin E & minerals to protect and repair your skin as well. Jealous is a body scrub and moisturizer in one, made with all natural ingredients and no added fragrances at all. It’s just the sweet, sweet smell of coffee! I love the smell of a good cup of coffee, and Jealous smells exactly like that. It’s really energizing and good!

I will admit this though-Jeaous Body Scrub is kinda’ messy. You take a handful of it and rub it in a circular motion all over your body. I find it takes about two handfuls to do your whole body. And then, you leave it on for 5-10 minutes-the longer you leave it on the better results you’ll get. So you’re kind of standing there, covered in coffee grinds and frankly, it’s not pretty. If you shower in a tub, then lucky you! You can have a seat and rest up and relax. Read a book, sing a song or two, close your eyes, smell the coffee… and picture your beautiful, glowy limbs after this messy part. Because that’s what you’ll have-smooth, soft, glowy skin! I don’t think I’ve ever used an exfoliator that’s as effective as Jealous Body Scrub. Jealous recommends using it 3-4 times a week to get the best results, but everyone is different and that may be too much for your skin to handle. Personally, twice a week is enough for my sensitive skin, which btw is not irritated at all after using it. Really good stuff! Oh, and you CAN use it on your face too if you so wish! Me, I’m kinda’ good with my AmorèPacific Enzyme Peel stuff, so yeah…but if you try it on your face, let me know how it goes!

You have to try Jealous Body Scrub! Order it at www.jealousbody.com-shipping is FREE to Canada AND the USA WAHOO! And for the rest of the world it’s just $3.95.

Have you tried a coffee scrub like this before? It’s quite the experience! And do you regularly exfoliate your body?

Everyone. I repeat EVERYONE. Needs to get AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel($72). This product has CHANGED my skin. CHANGED it. For the BETTER.

Proof is in the pictures, right? RIGHT.

Tracy, about 3 years ago. With red hair LOL. I can’t even remember having coloured hair anymore! And I’m wearing foundation, btw.
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After our Europe trip, I had SEVERE hyperpigmentation or sun damage appear on my face. Now, intellectually I know it wasn’t Rome that caused these STRIPES of Sun Damage (as I have forever named them and refer to them) to appear on my face-this was damage from my youth appearing finally-but STILL. I didn’t care for Rome(it was hot, people were rude? and it was TOO Catholic LOL) , so I’m just gonna blame Rome for them appearing, Ok? 😛 I know. I’m a 48 year old BRAT. And that stripe of Sun Damage is STILL visible in that picture even though I’m wearing foundation. Also for later reference, notice the lack of SPOT on my cheek by my nose on the right side of that picture…you’ll need to remember it in a second.  😛 because it appeared on my face somewhere in this time space.

After Rome, I had a couple of professional glycolic peels to try to diminish the sun damage, and while it sort of worked?? It also HURT my skin beyond belief. I was peeling, RED, hurting-after the second peel I never went back for the rest of my ‘prescribed” treatments. I couldn’t! I decided that whatever. This is what aging is. DEAL with it Tracy.

And I did. For YEARS. And my skin became duller. And more spots appeared.

Sometimes it felt like they’d appear overnight…which I know wasn’t true… but it sure seemed like it. That weird spot on my right cheek-WTF WAS THAT. I hated it. HATED that THING that was growing…yes it felt like it was growing on my face. It wasn’t there before Rome! I’d even photoshop it out on face pictures because it annoyed me to no end.

AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel

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AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel

And then…one day I was praising the virtues of AmorePacific Moisture Bound Sleeping Recovery Mask on Instagram(which btw is AMAZING as well-I saw a difference after ONE USE), a couple of my really good friends( HI ASHLEY AND DANI) suggested that I try the AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel. And, since lately I’m a bigger skincare junkie than makeup junkie? I decided what the heck. Sure. Buy it.

BEST. Decision. Of. My. LIFE.

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BEFORE

After using AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel for the past 4 months:

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AFTER

 

That growth on the right side of my face??? IS GONE. Any other spots look LIGHTER. And the STRIPES of Sun Damage have disappeared. The sun damage on either side of my forehead is also GONE. And notice how the texture of my skin has changed? I’m not wearing any foundation in that After pic, but my skin looks SMOOTHER. CLEARER. HEALTHIER. More radiant even! The darkness that was around my eyes is also diminished! It’s amazing actually, and hard to believe. But like I said…proof is in the pictures!

AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel is an exfoliator like NONE I’ve ever used. It’s a powder, with no pieces of anything. It’s a smooth powder, with no bits of papaya or beads or anything abrasive. It’s totally a new kind of exfoliator for this old gal. I just pour a bit of this smooth powder into my hand, add a few drops of water and it foams up like a regular cleanser. But it’s NOT just a regular cleanser! Natural papaya enzymes work to eliminate dry, dull surface cells and toxins to reveal a soft and smooth complexion. It helps brighten and even skintone without chemical abrasives and YES IT DOES PEOPLE. Yes it does. I massage it onto my face for at least 30 seconds…longer maybe. And then rinse. Right after using it, my face feels smoother! And not tight and dry either. OR?? Scratched UP! Also? Because you’re removing all the dead skin cells off your face when using AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel? It also improves penetration of other skincare treatment products you’re using! BOOM. ‘Nuff said.

All I know is this suff…this AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel? I can’t live without now. I’ve even gotten the hubby to start using it, as he has a lot of sun damage from working outdoors. And so far? He’s noticing a difference as well! It’s safe to use every day too. I use it almost every day in the shower after my workout, and after cleansing. Every other day is what I do…because this stuff as miraculous as I think it is? Ain’t cheap. But PFFTTTT. Does that matter? Nope. Because in my eyes? It works. And hopefully, your eyes can see the difference too in my pictures and decide to get AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel. It’ll be the best decision you’ve ever made for your skin. PROMISE. Order it from Sephora now!

Ever use a product that has CHANGED your skin for the better? What was it? Let us know! 

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Simon & Tom Soft Peeling Gel

Simon & Tom Soft Peeling Gel is…different! Let me explain.

Simon & Tom Soft Peeling Gel($69.90)is an exfoliator, or rather as the company calls it..a facial peeler. And yup, that’s actually a better description! Everybody can use it, no matter what your skin type is. Made with 100 % pure Moroccan Argan Oil, tea leaf extract, aloe vera, orange peel extract, papaya extract, pomegranate extract and cucumber extract, it’s got a lot of great ingredients to hydrate and nourish skin while literally, and I mean literally- PEELING away dull, dead skin cells.

INGREDIENTS: Water, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Maris Sal, Aloe Barbadensis Lead Juice, Carbomer Triethanolamine, Decydroacetic Acid, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, nylon-66, phenoxyethanol (fragnance) supplement, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil (Argan Oil), orange (citrus Aurantium Dulcis) Peel Extract, Papaya (carica Papaya) Extract, Pomegranate (punica Granatum) Extract, Cucumber (cucumis Sativus) Fruit Extract, Dunaliella Bardawil Extract, Solanum Lycopersicum Tomato Fruit

As you can see there are loads of natural extracts in Simon & Tom Soft Peeling Gel like aloe vera which is anti-inflammatory and smooths the skin. There’s orange peel extract to help to reduce oiliness in the skin and papaya extract to dissolve the dead skin cells. Pomegranate extract will help to prevent and reverse dryness and reduced elasticity, and cucumber extract to also calm skin irritations.

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Simon & Tom Soft Peeling Gel

It’s indeed a gel! No grainy beads in it at all, because that’s not how it works. What you do is apply a generous layer of Soft Peeling Gel onto clean wet skin, and then start massaging it into your face for 1 – 2 minutes. I highly recommend doing this in the shower ONLY, because what happens is that it starts to kind of disappear into your skin, but then you’ll notice these kind of gummy flakey bits on your skin appear. And they are kind of sticky to be honest, and unless you have a good stream of water handy, a little hard to rinse off. I  decided to jump in the shower to rinse it off, because even a washcloth wasn’t working. I was kind of miffed and ready to throw the stuff into the garbage after that.

UNTIL I SAW MY FACE IN THE MIRROR AFTER. WOW.

My face was so SMOOTH. And BRIGHTER. And TIGHTER. But not dry at all! What those gummy flakes were was my dead, dry skin cells sloughing off and it was kind of an alarming amount to be honest! But I guess that’s how much build up there was to get rid of because I didn’t recognize my skin after using  Simon & Tom Soft Peeling Gel. It’s really neat! Twice a week is the recommended amount you use it, and oh yeah, I’m going to keep using it! It didn’t irritate my intolerant, sensitive skin at all either. It’s a keeper! A messy one albeit, but messy GOODNESS.

You can order this weird yet neat product from Amazon!

Have you ever tried a peeling gel before? It’s a pretty different experience! 

*product sent by PR for review, thoughts are mine as always!