Wednesday 14 January 2015


Hi lovelies! Look! Another skincare product! I promised I'd stick to a skincare routine in 2015 and while it is only half way through January, I think I've been making good on my promise so far and what better way to keep to my resolution than try out and review skincare products for you? I have to stick to it if it's for the blog right? So, you may have seen in my 'What I Got For Christmas' blog post, that I received a huge set of Sanctuary Spa goodies from my lovely Grandparents. While most of the products were bath and body products, it did also include this little 15ml Radiance Exfoliator for the face.

I was thrilled when I realised what this was, as I actually needed a new exfoliator as my beloved Elemis one had just run out (sob). The one I'd been using before had also been a brightening scrub, as this one claims to be, so I was excited to give this a go. While I don't suffer too badly with dull skin, I do find that some areas can be a little drier in the winter and my skin definitely isn't as bright as it is in the warmer months. So, as I don't need a huge amount of brightening, it's great to get the small amount I do need from my scrub. 

I've been using this every two or three days, as my skin doesn't need exfoliating every day, but this scrub is gentle enough to be used more than once a week. As you will be able to see from the picture above, it's not too grainy, meaning it's not too harsh on the skin. Sometimes in the summer when my skin is a little oiler, I prefer a more dense, grainy scrub, but in the winter, something like this is absolutely perfect. This isn't so gentle that you can't feel it working though, as it contains lots of fairly large beads which do work hard at removing dead skin cells and buffing away any dry, flaky patches, leaving my skin smoother, softer and brighter after just one use! The product foams up slightly, which also helps to make it a little more gentle on the skin and leaves my skin feeling super fresh and clean.

The scent of this is that typical Sanctuary scent, very fresh and spa like, without being too perfumey or overwhelming. After use, my skin never has any redness or tightness, which I sometimes get after using a harsher scrub. It is simply left feeling fresh, clean and smooth. This works fantastically at clearing clogged pores too, as the beads are fairly large and can be worked into stubborn areas like the nose and chin to really get in and clear any clogged pores and blackheads. I often struggle with clogged pores on my nose and I have to say, since using this regularly, they have dramatically improved. While it hasn't completely ridden me of clogged pores (will anything ever solve this problem?!), I do think with contined used, I will definitely see further improvement. 

The 15ml miniature size of this retails at £2.99 in boots, while the larger 100ml size retails at £10.50. I think this is a pretty good deal, as you don't need to use this every day and a small amount is all you need to do your whole face, so this will definitely last you a very long time. 

Overall, I'd recommend this to anyone who is looking for a scrub that can be used finally regularly without sensitising or damaging the skin. Particularly if you'd like the scrub to have a noticeable brightening effect, as this one definitely does!

What are some of your current favourite skincare products? I'd love to know, as I'm determined to keep my good skincare routine going! 



  1. This sounds lovely and I think Sanctuary are a really underrated brand! xx

    Soup || UK Beauty Blog

  2. This sounds really lovely :) I haven't used anything from Sanctuary before but I have heard it's a great brand xx

  3. Exfoliating is probably my favourite skincare step and I love the Sanctuary products I've tried! This seems like a must have.

  4. I'm always in a hunt for a new scrub so this is what I need! Gentle scrubs are my favorite at this season too definitely have to give it a try :) xx

    Mary Bloomy


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