First up for review is 'Step One - Exfoliating Body Wash':
I am a seasoned fake tanner and in my opinion exfoliation is the beginning of fake tan. Full stop. It's doesn't matter which fake tan you're using!
Firstly, the thing I noticed about this exfoliator was it's colour; it was a fabulous pink shade:
To some people they may think 'what?' but pink things make me happy so there! It also smelt very fruity... like strawberries :))
As I hadn't exfoliated in about a week I dry exfoliated first (I have dry skin on my body so I find I need to do this dry step first, prior to fake tanning for maximum results). Meaning on dry skin I rubbed a small amount of this all over my body before I got into the bath.
It is a gel consistency, glycerine based and travels well, you only need small amounts. There are also micro-dermabrasion crystals in this wash which just feel like tiny beads. They aren't gritty and don't scratch like some scrubs so I found I could be quite vigorous with the massage in particular around elbows and knees.
Once I added a little water after I had dry exfoliated the consistency of the wash changed to more of a cream:
It didn't foam up like a lather and when more water was added it did dissolve away pretty easily which was good as I hate having to scrub, scrubs off if that makes sense?!
This is aimed for use in the shower however being a bath girl I used it in the bath... there was a downside to this as the particles sank to the bottom of the bath and therefore I was sitting on them but that's part of parcel of using a scrub in the bath so I can't mark points off for that! Plus, they weren't uncomfortable because they're so fine.
Afterwards I did feel a marked improvement in my skin. It was super smooth and also felt very clean. I was impressed with the fact that after both dry exfoliating and wet my skin wasn't asking for moisteriser.
Will I use this again? Most definitely!
Would I recommend this scrub? Most definitely!
After using this exfoliator I used the Express Liquid Tan also in the range which I'll be reviewing on my blog shortly so keep an eye out for it! :)