Sunday, 14 July 2013

Sampar Equalizing Foam Peel


When I see the word "peel" on a product, I always get a little bit of nostalgic excitement, nursing a hope that it will be like one of those amazing masks from the 90s that go on wet but then dry into a weird film that you peel off like PVA glue. (Anyone else get this?)

French pharmacy brand Sampar have not granted my child-like wish for zombie-skin peeling, but they have created a richly fragrant foaming exfoliant that's altogether a much more classy proposition.


Housed in a pump bottle with the brand's usual minimal pink branding, the product dispenses as a transparent liquid with a honey-like consistency. It smells beautiful - lots of lavender, geranium and sage. Very natural and soothing. You apply this to damp, clean skin and then massage, at which point it foams up into a lather.



After rinsing, skin feels extra-clean and very smooth indeed, without the irritated feeling that can result from over-zealous use of scrubs. It's a non-granular exfoliant, relying on what the box copy calls "probiotic enzymes" to do the skin-resurfacing job. I'm not clear what the active ingredient is, but it definitely makes skin much smoother. It's recommended for use 2-3 times a week.

At £48, this is not a cheap buy - it's more of a treat purchase. However, if it's within your budget, you enjoy the smell of fresh herbs, or if your skin does not take kindly to mechanical exfoliation via regular scrubs, this is certainly worth a look.

In the UK, you can find it at M&S beauty halls, where it costs £48 for 50ml.

Read more and see the ingredient list at Sampar's website

Disclosure - PR sample

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