I am a bathroom snoop. Whenever I go over to somebody's house and use the loo, my eyes scour the room to see what people are using. Even better is what happens when you stay at a friend's house: You sometimes get to try out something new. A few weeks ago, while staying with my brother and his wife, I was able to try Olay Regenerist Thermal Skin Polisher ($12.59).
Like Prescriptives Instant Gratification, this Olay product is a warming, exfoliating product meant to brighten skin. Unlike Instant Gratification, though, it's an everyday product as opposed to a mask. I was shocked by the high quality of this stuff. If you'd blindfolded me, I would have guessed that it was from La Prairie or another high-end brand.
The polisher has a clean, slightly clinical smell with gentle exfoliating beads. Like many expensive skin treatments, it contains glycolic acid to help renew skin. Plus, the warming sensation is somehow stimulating and relaxing at the same time. After using this stuff, my skin was clean and healthy-looking without being too dry or shiny.
For a $5 coupon,
I think this product is already well-priced, but you can get it for even less. Follow this $5 coupon link to get five bucks off your next Regenerist purchase. So for about seven bucks, you can really get bang for your buck.