Nourish Treatment Kale Enzymatic Exfoliating Cleanser – 50ml (£16.50)
My first product review from the British born and made skincare brand, Nourish. This product; Kale Enzymatic exfoliating cleanser, was launched on the 1st September 2014 and is ultimately what I would describe as a face scrub. The ingredients are so well chosen that you can also use the product as a mask and allow the properties of the ingredients to penetrate into the skin, before rinsing off.
I’ve enjoyed researching the ingredients in this product as it has uncovered some fascinating findings. The main ingredients are Sweet Almond Seed Meal (meal being a coarsely ground grain). Then we find Lactobacillus, which is a bacteria, I hasten to add, a very good one! Just one of the benefits of this ingredient is that it is anti-inflammatory, great if like me your face is prone to becoming red and aggravated by harsh ingredients. Another main ingredient is Punica granatum fruit ferment extract, which is extracted from Pomegranate. Then we find Kaolin, a natural clay and the feature ingredient being organic Kale, the superfood of the moment renowned for its high levels of vitamins A, C and K. The list goes on to include Myrrh oil, Rosa Canina Flower Oil and Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil. An 81% organic formulation, using a cleaver botanical mix not commonly found in natural skincare products.
The result is a slightly gritty, pale green coloured paste with a pleasant clean fragrance that is hard to identify. It doesn’t contain any foaming ingredients. Apply a small amount to damp skin and massage onto the face, focusing your attention to problem areas, such as around the nose, forehead and chin. You can leave the product on your skin whilst showering, then rinse off. The effects are exfoliated, clean, fresh, brighter looking skin.
It is described as suitable for all skin types, however, the coarse nature of any scrub may make it unsuitable for very sensitive skins. I would a advise against using any face scrub daily, instead use it as and when you feel your face is in need of a really deep down clean. Men will love using this as the packaging is gender neutral and it doesn’t have any sort of floral fragrance. Use this scrub before shaving to open and clean out blocked pours, remove dead skin cells and prepare bristles ready for a clean cut. Or use it as a post shave face mask to help calm and sooth the skin.
Ingredients: Aqua, Prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) seed meal*, Glycerine**, Lactobacillus/Punica granatum fruit ferment extract, Kaolin, Lactobacillus/Bulgaricus ferment filtrate, Algin, Argania spinosa kernel oil*, Griffonia simplicifolia seed extract, Prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil*, Hydrogenated jojoba oil, Cetaryl alcohol, Brassica oleracea acephala leaf extract*, Glyceryl caprylate, Levulinic acid, Sorbitol, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, Rosa canina flower oil*, Stearic acid, Illite, Palmitic acid, Pelargonium, graveolens flower oil*, Sodium levulinate, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder*, Xanthan gum, Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice bran polyglyceryl stearate, Brassica oleracea acephala powder*, Olibanum oil, Commiphora myrrha oil, Glyceryl undecyllenate, Faex (yeast) extract, Leuconostoc/Radish root ferment filtrate, Sodium stearoyl lactylate, Ananas sativus (pineapple) fruit extract, Populus tremuloides bark extract, Lactobacillus ferment, Rosmarinus officinalis oil*, Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.
*Certified Organic. **Organic origin, Naturally present in essential oils. 81% organic ingredients