Happy New Year, beautifuls!
We started off this brand new year in the best way we know how: some DIY spa-ing at home. The product du jour? One Love Organics Brand New Day Microderma Scrub & Masque. We’re not really the New Year’s resolution type, but one we try to stick to every year is taking good care of our skin. Regular exfoliation, hydration and always removing our makeup at night. No matter how tired we are or how many drinks we’ve had.
One Love Organic’s Brand New Day is a dry blend of silk peptide, milk powder and fresh pineapple enzymes. The premise is simple: just add water and let the mixture polish off dead skin cells, on your face and your body. It can be used as an exfoliating scrub or as a masque. To step up the DIY-spa fun, you can also mix the scrub with other One Love Organics products (the Skin Savior Balm that we heart so much or the Foaming Cleansing) to create more of a paste. You can also create a masque with it by adding full fat greek yogurt and/or honey. The greek yogurt performs like an astringent mask and the honey, a nautral humectant, adds moisture.
Brand New Day is gentle enough to be used every day, and it is a nice way to start fresh in the morning. I will say that the smell/taste of the product isn’t the best – akin to that of baking soda – but it is a sacrifice worth making for how it makes your skin feel and look.
A few additional things to know about this product:
– The packaging is tough to get open. I had to use a knife (and enlist the man of the house for assistance).
– Be generous with the powder. When using water (which is what I do most), I find that I get the best results using a small amount and creating a thicker paste. I then spread it on my face and let it sit for two minutes before rinsing. The enzymes do the work for you, so don’t scrub too hard.
– There are no rules. You can a lot of this or a little. Find whatever consistency works best and your preferred medium.
Brand New Day is available on OneLoveOrganics.com for $39. It’s also available in this adorable travel essentials kit, which is in my opinion, a GREAT way to test the line. We’ve been very impressed with every product we’ve tried in the line, and think it’s worth trying!