Placecol Gentle Exfoliating Serum
Availability: Placecol Skin Care clinics, selected Dream Nails Beauty salons, Edgars & Red Square stores
A concentrated serum containing a special blend of natural fruit acids, which gently but effectively help to slough away the dull, dead, dry skin cells that naturally occur on the surface of the skin. The serum leaves your skin looking radiant and bright, with improved colour and complexion. This product also contains special humectants and moisturisers to boost the skin’s natural moisture content.
What we say:
‘I was not massively impressed by this product. I found it had a strange, mildly fruity scent – I assume from the fruit acids it contains – that I didn’t find particularly pleasant. Despite the fact that it claims to be a “gentle” exfoliating serum, it made my skin tingle when it was applied and burn somewhat afterwards (especially on the more sensitive areas of my skin, around my nose and cheeks), which made me suspicious that it was strongly chemical.
‘I also did not notice any major positive difference after using it – my skin simply felt rather tight, as if it was dehydrated. All-in-all, not one my favourite exfoliators, particularly as it’s not cheap. The one instance in which I might recommend it is if you’re going travelling, as it comes in a small, slender bottle that can be easily popped into a cosmetic case or toiletry bag.