Whilst at a Temple Spa party recently I thought it might be good to give the Breakfast Smoothie Exfoliator a go. With my slightly acne prone skin I am a big fan of cleansers that lightly exfoliate as I find they leave my face feeling renewed and fresh even when I am suffering a breakout. Up until now I have been loving the Lush Angels On Bare Skin cleanser (I will put a separate post up about this) and find this good for my skin but when I attended the Temple Spa party I was quickly running out of my Lush cleanser and thought I might as well try something similar.
I have used some of the Temple Spa products before as I got them complimentary when I have been on a couple of cruises so I knew that I loved some of what they sell but I have to admit until I attended the party I did not know much about them and I was keen to check with the consultant that the products do not contain parabens. Whilst I started off not completely adverse to parabens I have now found so many lovely products without them I have managed to pretty much eradicate them from my skin and make up regime so when spending £22 on a cleanser I was not wanting to compromise on this. I was assured by the consultant that the products do not contain parabens so I was able to order in confidence.
Now back to talking about Breakfast Smoothie, this is a lovely, thick white cream with a very fine and gentle exfoliate. The product smells divine, it has a subtle aroma that is quite sweet but it is wonderfully fresh. When I first got the 100ml tube I frequently squeezed out much more than I needed, you really do only need a pea sized amount or else you will end up wasting the glorious cream. I tend to use this product most days, sometimes twice a day – if I am wearing make up I first remove this using plain virgin coconut oil and a few hot, wet cotton wool balls. After removing my make up I simply rub a little Breakfast Smoothie over my wet skin, massage it in for a moment and rinse off with luke warm water.
I find that Breakfast Smoothie leaves my skin clean and very soft, with ingredients such as Apricot, Honey, Jojoba and Papaya it really does have great properties for the skin, including anti aging benefits according to the tube. This mild exfoliating cleanser is actually sold in the “Naturally Normal” range of products (for normal skin) from Temple Spa so as I have sensitive skin I was concerned it would cause a breakout but having used it (at my own risk) I can honestly say that this has not been an issue for me.
So would I recommend it? The answer most definitely is yes, it is pretty pricey but really is a lovely treat like product that I will probably re-purchase.
Have you tried this cleanser? What did you think?