What can I say? I just love to exfoliate. And while Origins Modern Friction may have changed my life, Gommage 305 ($33) by Yon-Ka is my latest love. It isn't gritty or abrasive, so my sensitive skin didn't get scratched and irritated. In fact, it made my face feel incredibly soft, smooth, and clear for the next few days. Gommage 305 also hydrates your skin, and unlike Modern Friction, it's mild enough to use on your eyelids.
This product is a clear gel that works like a mask. To use, simply cleanse your skin and apply a thick layer to your face and neck. Leave it on for about five minutes until the gel feels tacky; it won't get hard and dry like a clay mask. To remove, roll your fingertips over your face in small outwards and upwards circles until it's all peeled off. Lastly, use a damp cotton towel to clean up your skin.
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Unfortunately, the smell of this product is pretty rank. To be perfectly honest, it reminded me of a cross between bleach and urine. Sounds good, eh? I am actually surprised about the stench, considering that all of the other Yon-Ka products I've tried smell fragrant and spa-quality aromatherapeutic. Fortunately, the smell wears off after about two minutes, and the results are totally worth it!