Best Exfoliators for Summer

Current Favourite Exfoliators

I do love a good exfoliator and I’ve gathered up my favourites so I can tell you all about them. I recently went to a family wedding & so I wanted my skin to look its best – on my face, hands and body so I have been exfoliating like a maniac these past few weeks. Not to mention the fact the UK is experiencing a sustained period of gloriously warm weather which means my legs & arms are out a lot more than usual so having a good exfoliator helps remove all that SPF and keep them looking their best.

Current Favourite Exfoliators

Previse Marine Granules Skin Brightening Botanical Scrub

I reviewed this facial exfoliator recently so I won’t go on about it too much, it is a great Vegan, Green and Cruelty-Free option if that ticks boxes for you! It is also mineral oil, synthetic fragrance-free and contains no parabens or petroleum.

This gentle exfoliator blends fossilised algae with jojoba and botanical extracts to gently buff the skin. This has a gel-like texture with lots of very fine scrubbies which exfoliate away all the dirt and grime your skin clings on to from the day. It works wonders on my blackheads & leaves skin feeling smooth without being abrasive. I love using this in the morning as it leaves my skin so smooth and my makeup sits so well after using this. It also stimulates cell renewal and gives your skin a healthy, fresh glow.

Superdrug Vitamin E Gentle Oatmeal Exfoliator

This is one of my absolute favourite affordable skincare ranges, the Vitamin E range from Superdrug is incredible for hydrating, nourishing and preventing premature ageing. I have used up so many bottles of this Oatmeal Exfoliator and it is so good at keeping skin smooth and looking radiant. It is a great gentle option and oats are renowned for being calming and soothing too, so your skin is in good hands with this product. I always stock up when Superdrug have it on offer. All Superdrug own branded products are Cruetly Free and Leaping Bunny approved!

Merumaya Skin Brightening Exfoliating Peel 

This peel doesn’t have any exfoliating scrubbies instead it smooths, brightens and removes dead skin with glycolic acid and pomegranate enzymes. I apply a generous layer once or twice a week as part of my morning skincare routine and leave it on for 15 minutes to work its magic (or should I say science).

Aloe Vera and humectants help maintain the right moisture balance, Allantoin and a high strength calming complex soothe the skin during and after the peel. This peel is amazing at refreshing and rejuvenating your skin and is a good product to use in the lead up to a special event.

• Reduce blemishes, congestion and blockages.
• Refine and reduce the appearance of pores.
• Re-texturise all skin types so it is smoother
• Soften signs of skin-ageing.
• Prevent ingrown hairs for men.

best exfoliators for summer

Tropic Body Smooth Refreshing Polish 

Not all exfoliators are created equal and let me just tell you that this Tropic Body Polish is out of this world – it is a pot of utter luxury for your skin. My body has never felt so smooth. I’m in love with this stuff. I use it a couple of times a week and as you can see from the photo I have used over half and I will be repurchasing it without question! Oh, Tropic products are all Vegan, Cruelty-Free & are Leaping Bunny approved so that is amazing, their range is also manufactured right here in the UK in their Surrey Beauty Kitchen.

It’s packaged in this lovely glass jar and comes with the cutest little bamboo spoon so you can scoop just enough product out without having to dip your fingers in (love the attention to detail). The first thing you notice is the uplifting zesty scent which is incredible and such a lovely Summer fragrance. It has a blend of invigorating, zesty essential oils, mineral-rich sea salts and exotic pure plant extracts. Enriched with vitamin e and lemon myrtlet.

It exfoliates away dead skin with ease and the blend of oils help nourish skin so it doesn’t dry out and it leaves it feeling unbelievably soft. If you like to treat yourself to nice skincare then this product has to be top of your list to try! Its ingredient list is short but jam-packed full of wonderful skin beneficial

Mineral Rich Organic Sea Salts, Organic Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Macadamia Oil, Rosehip Oil, Vitamin E, Essential Oils of Australian Lemon Myrtle, Eucalyptus, Lime, Lemon, Bergamot and Peppermint

Jurlique Exfoliating Hand Treatment

One of my resolutions this year was to take better care of my hands. I mean I do a whole skincare routine for my face and always use body lotions and oils but my hands more often than not get overlooked and it has been nice really taking the time to look after them. I do a whole handcare routine when I am doing my at home manicure and this Jurlique Exfoliating Hand Treatment has a creamy texture with tiny exfoliating Jojoba beads which provide just enough scrub without being abrasive.

I like that this is a multi-benefit 2 in 1 treatment mask and scrub. Apply a generous amount to the backs of your hands, fingers and forearms, relax for 5 minutes then with a little warm water massage off making use of the Jojoba beads. It leaves your hands velvety soft, smooth and nourished. It includes,

  • Red & White Clay – to absorb impurities
  • Jojoba Beads – to gently exfoliate
  • Shea Butter – to soften and hydrate
  • Calendula Extract – to nourish and protect

A great product if you find your hands are taking the brunt of this warm weather, it is nice and luxurious to take the time to apply a mask to your hands and it leaves your hands feeling amazing once you’ve washed it off exfoliating away all the dead skin.

*This post contains PR samples

Tropic Awaken Your Senses Bath Soak

Tropic Skincare Awaken Your Senses Bath Soak

Tropic Skincare Bath Soak

Tropic Skincare seems to be one of the best-kept secrets in the beauty world. Their entire range is vegan, cruelty-free, contain the purest naturally derived ingredients and are totally free from harmful toxic chemicals. So your skin is in good hands. I’ve been lucky enough to try a few of their skincare releases and they’ve always exceeded expectations.

I find myself recommending them to friends and family of all ages, it is fuss free, natural skincare that just works.

These new & limited edition bath soaks are the perfect excuse for a pamper, whether you need a little uplifting with the ‘Awaken Your Senses’ option or are in need of a calming bath with the ‘Soothe Your Senses’ version Tropic has you covered!  They’re both incredibly indulgent, nourishing and smell divine.

Tropic Soothe The Senses Bath Soak

Soothe The Senses Bath Soak

This is for those days you just want to have a quiet, relaxing bath and soak away the day’s stresses. I like to use this on a Friday night so I can fully relax into the weekend and forget work.

This bath soak turns the water into a nourishing milk which is very gentle and soothing not only for your mind but also your skin. The beautiful essential oils help to relax your mind and the plant oils soften your skin so it really is a treat for mind and body.

• Exotic frangipani flower extract helps to transform your bath into a pool of tranquillity
• Blended with vitamin E and macadamia oils to condition and soften skin
• Cedarwood essential oil provides a warm sense of grounding and comfort, soaking away the day’s stress.

This has a lovely exotic floral scent with a touch of sweetness from the macadamia and almond oils, it is so relaxing. It smells so luxurious and very comforting. It makes me want to stay in the bath for ages.

Awaken Your Senses With Tropic Skincare

Awaken Your Senses Bath Soak * 

This is ideal if you need to pep yourself up or feel a little low. This has more of an uplifting, restorative vibe to it. It makes the perfect addition to a morning bath, to get you in the right frame of mind for the day ahead. The neroli, bergamot and citrus give it a more energising twist,

• 25% of this bottle is a blend of the most energising, zesty citrus essential oils
• Restorative neroli and basil essential oils banish fatigue and soothe muscles
• With mouthwatering infusions of bergamot, lime, lemon, mandarin and sweet orange essential oils

It smells amazing and I think out of the two this is my favourite, the scent really fills the room and makes me feel ready for the day. Much like the Soothe Your Senses option, this is just as nourishing for your body as your mind. This contains 25% essential oils which have such a positive effect on your mental and physical well being. There is so much evidence about the beneficial effects of essential oils on your body and mind and Tropic Skincare always use the highest grade in their products. So when you get the time to use these products in your bath make sure you take the time to relax and really soak them up.

Tropic Skincare Luxury Bath Products

These aren’t going to fill your baths with bubbles, instead, these Tropic bath soaks add more of a sophisticated touch to your bath. They start out as a lovely oil but when added to water they become a milky consistency which nourishes the skin and leaves it silky smooth and hydrated.

At £38 per bottle, these are quite a luxury but they’re incredible quality and full of the wonderful, beneficial ingredients that will positively impact both your mind and body. As you only need 2-3 caps per bath a 260ml bottle will last quite a while. They also have a So Sleepy version which has sleep-inducing essential oils for true relaxation, sounds perfect for anyone that has trouble sleeping.

Also if you’re looking for Mother’s Day Gift ideas why not treat your Mum to something special from Tropic and introduce her to a wonderful British beauty brand?

*This Post contains PR samples

Miller Harris Hope & Joy Christmas Candle

Luxury Festive Candle from Miller Harris

Hope and Joy Miller Harris Christmas Candle

Miller Harris Christmas Candle Gift Set £55

You know when a candle is going to be good when you can smell it from another room when it isn’t even burning but I wouldn’t expect anything less from expert perfumers Miller Harris. If you are familiar with their products then you know just how luxurious they are. Miller Harris are a brand that whilst respecting tradition, they strive to push the boundaries, creating exquisitely crafted fragrances that are innovative yet timeless.

This Christmas they have released a lovely candle gift set which would be a lovely thoughtful gift for anyone that enjoys luxury candles. The packaging is fun, bright and festive it has been designed by fashion designer Matty Bovan. The scent of the candle is not what you would initially expect from a festive release, it is a warm mix of figs, firs and pines. It gives off a rich fruity yet quite fresh festive scent. Fig is as most of you know, my all time favourite scent and I think the addition of the more wintery notes of pine and fir make it much more festive and a lovely candle to burn over the festive period.

Miller Harris Christmas Candle

Miller Harris have put together a lovely gift set, which makes it an even more special gift. Inside the gift set, you will receive,

  • The limited edition Hope & Joy candle, a lovely contrast of Ibizan figs & seasonal pines, the set also comprises a wick trimmer and a box of our le feu matches.
  • The wick trimmer is perfectly angled to trim wicks at all heights during the burn of a candle.
  • The le feu! matches are the ideal length to light a candle right to the final burn.
  • 30 hours burning time.

Beautiful Miller Harris Festive Candle

Luxury Festive Candle from Miller Harris

I’ve been enjoying burning this, the scent really fills the room but isn’t overpowering and the fragrance lingers long after you blow it out. Also if you trim the wick before burning it each time, you will find the wax burns a lot more evenly and cleanly. You get at least 30 hours of burn time from this so it will last you a good amount of time, I tend to burn it for 2 hours at a time in the evening. I would be thrilled to find this gift set under the tree on Christmas morning.

Let me know if you add this to your Christmas list.

*PR Sample