I was lucky enough to be gifted these products from a friend last week and I decided to give them both a go so I could compare their effects.
The first one I tried was the Glow Revealing Liquid Peel. This is supposed to lift any pollutants that are sitting on the surface of our skin. I applied it but when I started to massage it in for it to form clumps that I could brush/take off my skin I realised I was actually pulling the hairs on my face with it and it pinched! I grabbed a wash cloth and even then I still found it really difficult to remove those balls of product as they were almost glued onto any downy hairs on my face.
A few days later I gave the Glow Boosting Microdermabrasion exfoliator a go. This is more like a traditional scrub. It has very fine particles and ground garnet (my birth stone ironically) to exfolite the skin thoroughly. I REALLY liked this one. It felt like it gave my face a really good scrub and my skin was left both soft and smoother to the touch after using it.
I did have a moment of “oh my gosh I didn’t check if this has microbeads!” but you will be glad to know The Body Shop do not use any plastic microbeads in their exfoliators, winner!
Overall I really can’t see how the Glow Revealing Liquid Peel has such amazing reviews, it has a 4.5 out of 5 on their website and that leaves me baffled because I just really couldn’t get on with this product (and neither could my friend which is why he gave it to me). I can however see why the Glow Boosting Microdermabrasion has a 5 out of 5 on their website! Hands down love it and would 100% recommend it to anyone looking to try it.