Foolishly, after reading a glowing review online I thought I would give 'Kingsley House' Cocoa butter cream (from £world) a go.....I will not lie to you, it is the WORST moisturiser I have ever bought, thankfully it was only a pound! On reading the label it contains Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (note to self: READ THE FLIPPIN LABEL BEFORE YOU BUY IT!). Now, I am not hyper-vigilent about sulphates, if they are being washed off, but there is no way I am having this stuff sitting on my skin all day :0/.
As I am down to the last few squirts of my beloved St Ives Apricot Scrub, so I thought I would have a play with what I already have before I buy more.
As I haven't done this before, it was all a bit of trial and error. I put a heaped tablespoon of moisturiser (Kingsley House Cocoa Butter Cream) and then started to add sugar, a teaspoon at a time, until it felt 'gritty' enough. I want it gritty enough to remove dead skin, but not so gritty that it is over abrasive. I used my St Ives to compare and get it right. (I think I probably added 2 tablespoons in the end).
To be a true test I scrubbed half my face in St Ives Apricot Scrub and half in my own concoction. I wipe it off using water and a muslin cloth (you can buy these for around 59p in Homebargains and are fantastic).
Result - Both left my face very soft - absolutely no tightness or irritation. St Ives was a bit grittier because of the size of the 'scrubby bits', but I still felt exfoliated by both. My own concoction smelled nicer, almost like a premium brand. Hmm...I will keep up with it for a few weeks and I may do an update.
BTW I only did enough for a couple of 'scrubs' as I am not sure how the sugar will react to the moisturiser and essential oils, it may slowly dissolve. I will see how it goes and report back.
Have a wonderful Wednesday and I hope the sun is shining where you are.