for the first time in my life, i used an exfoliating facial scrub. i'm 90 minutes this side of that experience. i didn't really expect it to be any different than a moisturizer. couldn't have been more wrong. using this exfoliating facial scrub was like applying a 50/50 mixture of sand and suntan lotion. i was quite shocked. and the direction indicated you shouldn't use it near your eye area - so i had to keep that in mind while i was rubbing this balm into my cheeks, nose and forehead. and, honestly, i'm quite happy with the way things turned out.
this nivea product came packaged with two other samplers (after shave lotion & a daily cleaner) in an issue of GQ. i'm not committing to the nivea product, but i'm about $14 away from committing to the idea of an exfoliant. i'm ready to embrace the concept of beautification. even if it makes me think too much about those scenes in 'fight club' and 'american psycho' which are basically rants against consummerism.