Although lotion exfoliants have been the new big thing in the beauty world for quite some time now, I've only just got round to buying myself a couple to try out. I went for both a La Roche-Posay and Aveda version to have a try with, I actually managed to pick up the La Roche-Posay one in Paris a couple of weeks ago meaning I got it slightly cheaper than it is over here. I've heard great things about both of these products, but after using them both on a different side of my face have noticed that they are slightly different. Starting off with the La Roche-Posay lotion, it feels ever so refreshing yet has just a slight chemical smell which soon fades after it's wiped over skin. This one is definitely the hardest working out of the two, it seemed to remove just that little bit more grime and excess oil than the Aveda version. That being said, that doesn't mean it will be the better version for every skin type. The Aveda exfoliant may be thorough at removing grime but this means it's more suitable for a sensitive skin type and one that doesn't suit such a deep clean. It also has that beautiful relaxing Aveda scent which is a selling point in it's own right. Both of the exfoliants left my skin looking a million times brighter and gave a very slight dewy finish too, I also noticed that my foundation applied tons better than usual which must be due to the removal of dead skin cells from using the lotions. They are meant to be used every three days or so, either at morning or night, and leave your skin perfectly primed for either moisturiser or make up. My advice is if you are looking for a gentler version then go for the Aveda, but if you want a deeper cleaning exfoliant then try out the La Roche-Posay version. Either way, be sure to invest in a lotion exfoliant and ditch using face scrubs that have beads in as they don't work half as well as these.
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