Beauty · Skincare

Review: Raving about Rodial skincare

I recently discovered the treasure trove that is TK Maxx! I guess I’m a little late to the party but “wow” there are lots of beauty bargains to be had. Offers don’t stick around for long and you have to be quick, so I’m keeping a frequent eye on their new in beauty page.

Rodial Cleansing Balm and Micro-Scrub The first two products I picked up were by Rodial, the Glamtox Cleansing Balm and the Super X-treme 5% Acid Micro-scrub, both heavily discounted – a total saving of almost £45.

I’ve had a quick look online and both are still listed on Rodial’s website, though the cleansing balm has been discounted to £25.00 and is currently showing as sold out.

Rodial Glamtox Cleansing Balm, 100ml, £25.00

The first thing to catch my eye is the metallic packaging – I love it. And the pump makes it easy to dispense the product, especially when you have wet hands. I apply this straight to my dry face and the soft balm instantly melts into an oily formula when meeting the warmth of my skin.

I gently rub the cleanser all over to easily remove all of my make-up, including my mascara, and use a hot muslin cloth to take off the product. The balm combines extracts of water lily with vitamin c and amino acids to brighten the skin and stimulate the production of collagen to firm and plump. It has a pleasant but subtle scent of almond and jojoba that is signature to Rodial and feels super gentle on my skin.

Depending on the retailer, the price of this varies, with some listing it for more than £35. I wouldn’t pay this, especially as it is readily discounted elsewhere. A great product but I won’t be swapping it for my Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm anytime soon.

Rodial Super Acids X-treme 5 Acid Micro-Scrub, 75ml, £45.00

There’s a lot of debate about scrub exfoliators and whether they’re any good for your skin, with some claiming that scrubs can be damaging but I’ve not read anything compelling enough to stop me from using them just yet.

This scrub contains small grains that buff away dead skin and the combination of glycolic and salicylic acids aid the exfoliation and stimulate the re-texturing of the skin’s surface. I think acids are great and ever since working at a beauty salon as a graduate, I have incorporated acids into my skin care regime to reinvigorate my complexion.

To the touch this product is a little sticky but I tend to use it when I’m in the shower so it is not a problem for me. I’m currently using this micro-scrub twice a week and when I do my skin is noticeably clearer and feels smoother to the touch.

It’s a little pricey, retailing at £45.00 but if I spot it in TK Maxx again for just £19.99, I’ll very likely repurchase!

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