'Super' Doesn't Even Begin To Cover It
I'm not too big on facial scrubs. My skin is fickle and scrubs are harsh, and I've learned through years of trial and error that if I want to exfoliate, something gentle like the Clarisonic is a much safer bet than say, crushed walnut shells or shards of glass or whatever they put in facial scrubs these days. Seeing as I have an aversion to facial scrubs, it's a wonder that I picked up the Superfacialist by Una Brennan Rose Brighten and Refine Facial Scrub at all, but I'm so glad that I did, as it has changed my entire existence.
I had seen Superfacialist mentioned by British beauty bloggers, and was intrigued, but my research showed that the brand wasn't sold in the US. Then one day I was browsing the beauty section of my local Marshall's and I saw two Superfacialist products from the Rose range, and I thought, "How did you end up here, in the United States?! I must purchase you both, you little stowaways." I got the aforementioned Rose Facial Scrub and the Intense Moisture Mask. The mask made me break out, but the scrub changed the way I felt about facial scrubs forever. It didn't make my skin feel raw or dry or abused. My skin felt thoroughly exfoliated, but also moisturized. Like it had been given a good scrubbin', but then also been massaged with nourishing oils. Never before had I felt so good about a facial scrub. I needed about a thousand more tubes of this amazing concoction.
But remember, Superfacialist isn't sold in the US. It was a weird fluke that I found it at Marshall's. I checked Marshall's, and even its sister store, TJ Maxx, every time I was nearby, for at least 18 months looking for just one more tube of the clunkiest named but best working facial scrub I had ever encountered. Then my mom was going to be traveling though Heathrow and told me there were a few Boots and asked if she could get me anything. I immediately sent her the deets on this scrub, complete with a picture, and told her to get at least two. I was thrilled. But it turns out they didn't carry Superfacialist at the airport Boots. DAMN IT.
Okay. I think you're understanding that I love this scrub, but I think I need to explain how desperate the hunt had become at this point: I have been searching for random tubes at Marshall's for a year and a half. I have sent my mom on an International goose chase, complete with photo shopping list. AND I am now about to resort to paying far too much to buy potentially sketchy face cleanser from the UK on eBay. Yep. That's where my head's at.
But it didn't get that far! Because my Marshall's hunting finally paid off! I found one solitary tube of the intensely named Superfacialist by Una Brennan Rose Brighten and Refine Facial Scrub at Marshall's just a few weeks after I got the bad news from across the pond. I practically screamed in the Marshall's beauty aisle. My mom was visiting, and was now up to speed on the whole facial scrub hunt, so instead of screaming and collapsing what I DID do was grab the scrub, clutch it in my fist, stage whisper, "TINA!" and pull one of these: