Sunday, June 14, 2015

Why is my Desk Covered in Powder?

*I received this free for testing/reviewing purposes. All opinions are 100% my own*

Exfoliating your face is one of the ways we can keep our skin looking and feeling great. There are tons of different types and brands on the market, each with it's own pros and cons. I was given the opportunity to try OZ Naturals Ancient Orient Rice Enzyme Dermafoliant, which is quite different from any other exfoliator I've ever tried. This 2.75 oz tube contains a powder, not a cream or gel, which means you actually mix up as much as you need each time you use it. A neat concept, let's see how well it is executed.

This powder contains lots of really great scrub ingredients, like lactic acid and alpha lipoic acid, plus other good for your skin ingredients like green tea. Because it's a powder you mix up, you'll never have to worry about it going bad and separating like some cream or gel exfoliator do eventually. The powder also gives you a very fine scrub, so I'd call it more of a microderm abrasion that a scrub. Because it is so fine and abrasive I don't recommend you use this more than twice a week and if you have very sensitive skin this probably isn't a good fit for you. The actual product did do a really nice job buffing my skin and it felt and looked really nice once I was done, but the smell was a bit of a turn off. To be blunt it smelled like sandy throw up, which really didn't make me want to put it on my face. The color is a gross muddy grey too once you make it into a paste.

While I can get past a bad smell (that wasn't noticeable once it was actually on my face luckily) and a gross color, I really can't get past a bad packaging design. Since this is a powder, you'd think they'd put it in a bottle that sealed up really well. But instead the top is like one of those travel salt shakers that twist open and shut. And just like my camp salt, this thing leaks HORRIBLY. I have so much powder all over my desk that it looks like the 1990's at Club Med. Not very happy about that at all, and a huge reason why I don't like this product. If they changed the container I would get behind it, but as it is it's really more of a pain than it's worth. And for $24.95 you'd think it would come in a leak proof bottle.

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