Type of product?
A powder cleanser, to be used a few times a week, to brighten and exfoliate the skin.
What does it claim?
Lemon and Lime Extract, Acerola Fruit Extract, and Ascorbic Acid brighten skin with vitamin C. A blend of enzymes support exfoliation. Rose Hip Seeds and Finely Ground Vanilla Seeds physically exfoliate. A blend of Inca Gold Oil, Hawaiian Acai Berry Oil, and Coconut Oil nourish the skin with omegas. Skin appears brighter, smoother, and the appearance of pores are reduced.
How should I use it?
As a ‘treatment’ cleanser, three times a week, usually before a chemical exfoliation or a mask. After removing makeup, moisten the face. Pour a teaspoon-sized amount into your dry hand. Add a few drops of water to make a fizzy paste. Gently massage into the skin. Rinse.
Somewhat biased against physical exfoliators, I was apprehensive about trying this product to begin with. Having used it numerous times now, I feel the same as I did before: physical exfoliators are rather unnecessary and ineffective. As far as Fizzy Powder Wash is concerned, this is a good physical exfoliator; if only because it contains enzymes and vitamin C which are the true reason your face looks any different after using this product.
Physical exfoliators are a rather useless category of products. Like me, you likely do not have large flakes of skin to slough off of your face. Really that is all that a physical exfoliator can do, and this is no different. I found the seeds to be rather rough on my skin, and the effect to be meh compared to using an acid. This is a meh product, if only because physical exfoliators are pointless. If this was formulated without the seeds—instead a powder-to-foam wash—it would be wonderful, especially for travel. Alas, I cannot recommend this at all based on principle alone.
Final note: Those of you who, like me, do enjoy NUDE Skincare will be disheartened to note that Sephora will no longer carry the product line. And so the great cleanser hunt is reborn.
In the meantime, you can learn more about NUDE Skincare on their website.