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Skincare : Benefit Refined Finish Exfoliator

Did you guys know Benefit did skin care? Yep, was news to me too and news that I quickly jumped on when I was in need of a new exfoliator. In typical Benefit fashion this Refined Finish facial polish wasn't cheap and I shudder at the thoughts of having to repurchase it because I'm nearly out and a new one is like 34€(!!!!!) but it's just so good.
When I first used it I wasn't too sure if I liked it or not. I'd previously been using the St Ives 'Apricot Scrub' and really liked how big the exfoliating beads in it were in comparison to the Refined Finish but throughout prolonged use i've decided that I actually prefer the smaller beads.
As you can hardly make out from this close up picture, the beads in the Refined Finish are absolutely miniscule. You'd barely know they were there until you start rubbing the product into your skin. I've found because they're so small they're a lot more abrasive. If that makes sense? the St Ives had quite big beads which covered less of your skin so you had to scrub harder and move the product to cover more of an area. With the refined finish there's more exfoliating beads so you scrub less and move your skin less.
I've found since I switched to the refined finish my skin feels a lot smoother and instantly refreshed.
It has never caused me to break out and doesn't irritate my skin which is fantastic because I have pretty problematic skin. I also like that it isn't scented so it's not harsh on my skin either.
I use it twice a week and sometimes three if I feel my skin needs that extra scrub and I literally have no faults other than the price.
If you're looking for a new exfoliator and have the money to spend, I really do recommend that you invest in the refined finish. A little bit really does go a long way and if you think about cost per use, well it pretty much pays for itself.
Have you tried this? Tell me what you thought in the comments.


NIKA said...

I really like this exfoliating wonder by benefit cosmetics!;) It's such a gentle, fresh scented and fresh making facial polish - which is TOTALLY worth to try out!;)


Unknown said...

Such cute packaging! I tried the Eye Potion eye cream and it was lovely!
xprincessjas | x

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Omg this makes me so happy,I've been looking for an exfoliater!:D