Thursday 1 August 2013

Cocoa Brown Tough Stuff

Hey Everyone!
Hope you all are well :)

This morning I woke up to a quirky pink parcel at my door..yes, PINK! 
Who else could it have been, but Cocoa Brown. 
I shouldn't have expected anything less!
To my delight, inside the beautiful pink package was the latest offering from Marissa Carter..Tough Stuff. Marissa describes this as a 
"No nonsense scrub for rough areas such as knees, elbows and feet."
Needless to say, I was itching to try it out..literally.

Although over the last couple of weeks I have heard lots and lots about this product, I wasn't actually sure how to use it and I was curious about how it worked! Don't fret, the application of this product is fool proof just like the rest of Marissa's range. The back of the packaging is jam packed with Marissa's nifty tips and tricks with regard to making the most of this product. Everything you could ever need to know is posted clearly in pink and white! Delightful :)

Tough Stuff has been cleverly designed to remove old tan from rough areas of your body such as the hands, elbows, knees and ankles with ease. Kiss goodbye to your current exfoliator and make space for Tough Stuff, this 'stuff' is nothing short of amazing. If you thought Cocoa Brown was quick and easy to put on Tough Stuff makes it even quicker and easier to take off, believe it or not!
I have used generic exfoliators for years, I would always be left with fake tan still sitting on the surface of my skin. With the use of Tough Stuff my skin was stripped clean of all fake tan leaving my skin radiantly white and silky smooth. It does exactly what it says on the tin..or packet in this case!

Due to the fact that the exfoliator comes in a sachet, instead of squeezing it out I decided to cut out a section so you could clearly see the product inside.
My jaw nearly hit the floor when I saw the product.. I don't know why I'm surprised like I said I shouldn't have expected anything less from Cocoa Brown. PINK..yes the scrub is bright pink!
Funnily enough the first thing I thought of when I saw the product was Ditto from Pokemon...yes, it looks like a melted version of Ditto from Pokemon!

Apply the gel to the skin using long backwards and forwards sweeping motions, the quicker you sweep the deeper the exfoliation. What I like about this product is that it can be used wet or dry. Meaning if you are using it to gently exfoliate the skin, you can use it more frequently! For a gentle exfoliation use the scrub on wet skin in the shower. It lathers up nicely and is so gentle on the skin, perfect for anyone who has sensitive skin. If you are using this method to exfoliate the skin, the scrub can be used 3 to 4 times a week.
The consistency of the gel makes it suitable for use on dry skin, this is the method I prefer to help remove that stubborn tan. 
I have highly sensitive skin and using the scrub on dry skin suits me down to the ground. The results are simply fantastic!

When I said I was itching to try out this product...I wasn't lying.
As most of you know by now I have highly sensitive skin and I also suffer from eczema. It kills me to admit but yes, I am a scratcher :( 
I will get quite bad eczema in around the crease of my arms, when I am wearing no fake tan I can get away with scratching. With tan..its not so easy.
While I pride Cocoa Brown for coming off layer by layer leaving no patches or scaliness on the skin, when my eczema flairs up I scratch the tan off. It fades off nicely everywhere else except for in the creases of my elbows. As you can see from the pictures above and below, my eczema has calmed down but you can see where I had an outbreak because my pasty white skin is peaking through the tan!
I couldn't wait to get my mitts on Tough Stuff to see if it would resolve my problem. It is quite evident that it does! Just look at that difference!
Tough Stuff is like Cillit Bang for your skin....BANG and tan is gone :) 

I used this up my arms to remove the tan, even though it is for the more rough areas of the skin I didn't suffer any irritation. To my surprise it even softened those nasty red bumps I have on the backs of my arms, I cannot believe they are almost gone! My skin is just so soft, its never looked better :)

I am so pleased with this product and I know the 50ml sachet is going to go along way. I only needed the smallest amount yesterday to do both my arms.
At €2.99 this product is an absolute bargain. I can safely say this has now become my holy grail product, I have never used anything that has worked this well!

Another winner by Marissa Carter and the Cocoa Brown team, they really are taking the world by storm!

Thanks for tuning in guys :)
Eimear x

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