Hi ladies! Today's post is a review on one of my lovely finds last year. You can find my haul post in here.
Anyways! I know I'm a bit late as everyone seemed to have already experienced the goodness of Snoe, but you know what they say, better late than never! So here I am, joining the bandwagon, and about to share to you this product my skin seems to agree with lately.
First of all, I love how its called "polish" instead of the usual "scrub". It gives you that idea of something gentle and easy on the skin. I have always relied on good ole St. Ives to do the trick when I need to exfoliate but decided to stop it because it left a nasty scar on my cheek area. It could be because I've gone mad with exfoliation but still, its not supposed to do that, right? So that's why this polish got me - because it claims to clean out your pores without being harsh on the skin.
So the key ingredients are: Witch Hazel Extract, Azeloglicina (this is my 1st encounter with this ingredient), and Pineapple Extract.
I bought this almost 3 months ago, and even though I use this 3 times a week, I still have a lot of product left. That's because a little goes a long way. And don't be like me. Don't think that the more product you put on your face, the more it becomes effective. Remember, its your skin we're talking about in here so be gentle!
DOES IT WORK?
I've been using this for nearly 3 months now, from the day I bought it, up to know, and yes, I can say it does work, just not overnight. Nothing ever does.
I discovered a way to maximize its use so what I do is prior to this polish, I steam my face for about 5-10 minutes. Don't have a facial sauna at home? Click here. Don't worry, its free!
Now the logic behind steaming is to simply eliminate clogged pores. Its because when you steam, you perspire, which helps cleanse the skin. It improves the circulation in your face which would result to a more glowing and younger looking skin. When you steam you can use pretty much any scrub that works for your skin type, heck you can even use sugar if you don't have a facial scrub at the moment, but this one works great for me and I couldn't be more happier with how my skin looks now!
This is by far the gentlest exfoliator I have tried that does what it says it would do without being abrasive on the skin. (A shout out to the sensitive ladies out there!)
I'm happy to report that after three months of using this product, my once enlarged and visible pores are not as noticeable anymore. They are not completely gone, and if I look closely in the mirror, they're still there, but they are not much of a trouble now. My pores definitely improved because I don't oil up as much now, my make up goes on smoother (remember, your make up is only as good as your skin), and I don't break out as often as I used to.
If you want to see results, and I'm sure you do, you really have to be patient when it comes to testing a product. Give it time. I'm sure something good will come out of it. :)
Do you recommend?
BIG YES! :)
I don't see a reason why I wouldn't. It might seem a bit expensive at first (399php or $9.80) but believe me, this jar will last you a loooong time. Its been with me for three months now and as you can see in the picture above, I still have a lot of it left. I think its enough to last me another two months.
The Bad Bits?
It would be nice if this had more acne fighting ingredients. Something like Salicylic Acid or perhaps Tea Tree Oil? Anyways, its just something to think about for now. But if that happens, this product would definitely be perfect!
Another con I see is that this isn't widely available yet. But it shouldn't be a problem because they have an online store. I will provide a link of that below, don't worry!
How about you? Have you tried this product yet? If not, what's your favorite scrub as of the moment? Would love to hear about it!