The Shame Game

Monday, 13 February 2012

So, you've been washing your own face for what, like 20+ years? You think you've got the gig down to a fine art, scrub, scrub, scrub, dry, dry, dry – done. You've even splashed out on a few fancy exfoliators to give your skin that extra srcubed up treatment and you’re feeling pretty damn good about your shiny, cleansed mug.

Then you meet this bad boy and the shame sets in.

Clinique's Clarifying Lotion is an exfoliator which contains no scrubby little particles so you’d be forgiven for thinking that it is a toner as the clear liquid swishes around in its fancy frosted bottle.

You use it just as you would a toner, splash some on cotton ball then sweep over the face.‘In an upwards direction’ Mr BB tells me as to 'delay the onset of wrinkles and sagging'. How does he know this stuff!?

Then, I advise you take a deep breath before looking at your cotton pad because chances are the you'll see the evidence of all the dirt and grime your skin has been harbouring despite your best scrubbing efforts.

I blame London pollution.

I don't know the secret behind Cliniques Exofilators all I know is that number 2 for dry combination skin works for me. If you have very dry/ sensitive skin you may not want to use this more than a few times a week, however mine skin is pretty robust so I can get away with using it every day. Must keep the grime at bay.

As with most exfoliators don't forget to moisturise right after or you will be in dry skin city.

Happy cleaning!


  1. I'm sure my face is full of hidden dirt and grime. I should start exfoliating it

  2. You should give it a go. It's very satisfying!


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