Friday, April 4, 2014

Review: Michael Todd Fruit Enzyme Exfoliant Scrub

You know how most fruit scented products always end smelling very chemically crafted or overly perfumed to the point where you feel like you're cleansing with a handful of candy? I can truthfully say that the Michael Todd Tropical Fruit Enzyme Exfoliant Scrub is not one of those products! Instead it has more of a light citrus smell that reminds me of a cross between an orange creamsicle and orange soda, and for someone who typically is not an orange fan, I am still completely in love with this product. I am always on the hunt for a gentle exfoliant that I feel comfortable with using multiple times a week without feeling like I'm doing irreparable damage to my skin so I have tried many different products from high-end to drug store. I would say this sits snugly in the mid-range when it comes to price, $18 for 3.4 fluid oz (100 ml), and by far has been the most effective within my skincare regime.
Michael Todd has formulated this naturally refreshing skin treatment (made with 96% organic ingredients and gluten free!) that harnesses the power of fruit enzymes, papaya and pineapple if we want to get in to the specifics, to deliver a mild non-irritating exfoliant that effectively removes impurities, dead skin, and toxins without the need of scrubbing. This is most effective when used after a basic cleansing and you take just a small amount and smooth it onto your skin in small circular motions. Let it sit for a couple of minutes (prime time to brush your teeth, or go in for a full body scrub if you're doing this in the shower) to let those enzymes get to work grabbing onto all that gunk before rinsing off with warm water. This fruit scrub has a very creamy texture to it and you can feel the tiny enzyme beads in it. After you rinse off your skin just drinks up any kind of moisturizer or toner you apply to it, giving you a perfect blank canvas to hydrate your skin.
I am very impressed with Michael Todd products in general (save for the Jojoba Charcoal Scrub, not a fan of the smell) but this really has to be my favorite product by far. Within a week of adding this scrub into the mix my pores are visibly cleaner, there was a reduction in acne caused by clogged pores, and my skin felt softer and more plump with moisture. This stuff is gentle enough to use on a daily basis, but I tend to reach for it just 3-4 times a week.

Have you tried out this scrub? What are some of your favorite Michael Todd products?

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