After a week of feeling particularly under the weather I was in dire need of some exfoliation and popped into Boots to hunt for a facial scrub. I ended up purchasing two items from the relatively new Morning Energy range by Clean and Clear. I bought these two products when Boots were offering a 2 for £5 deal on the Clean and Clear line.
|Clean & Clear Morning Energy Skin Energising Daily Facial Scrub £3.99, Boots|
I didn't really expect much from this facial scrub, Clean & Clear is a brand I used religiously at school, but one I pay little attention to these days - it's marketed at teenagers after-all. I liked the fact it offers a gentle exfoliation, is oil free and contains vitamin C and ginseng, if I'm honest I was most attracted to it because of the bright orange packaging which screams summer - yes I am a marketing dream!
This facial scrub is kind of blah. Yes it smells nice, yes it gives you a gently exfoliation. Would I repurchase? No, because it's nothing special, pretty much standard Clean & Clear.
|Clean & Clear Morning Energy Skin Brightening Daily Facial|
Moisturiser £3.99, Boots
This was the other product that I decided to purchase as part of the 2 for £5 deal. I don't really know why I chose this item, Nivea lotion is my moisturiser of choice...always has been, always will be. I guess I reached for this as any product which claims to brighten my dull complexion is worth a shot.
I tried this with even lower expectations than the facial scrub, but it was lovely. The scent is amazing, it smells citrusy and fresh and literally makes my mouth water. As a moisturiser it is pretty good and sinks nicely into the skin without leaving my skin looking greasy. It does go someway to brightening my face, nothing groundbreaking but I do notice a difference as my complexion seems more glowy and awake. I have taken to applying this before my make up as the smell really wakes you up on the dark and gloomy mornings we've been having recently.