7 January 2013

Product Review: Dr. LeWinn’s Facial Polishing Gel

With combination skin that easily gets congested, especially during the hot and humid Australian summer, and as my skin is ageing and cell turnover is slowing, using an exfoliating cleanser makes an immense difference to my skin, and well, and well, a good exfoliant makes the world of difference. So I was very excited when I was asked to trial the *Dr. LeWinn’s Facial Polishing Gel. Here are my thoughts;

What They Say:
For normal/dry skin use once a week. For combination/oily skin use three to four time a week. Gently exfoliates the skin without the use of abrasive exfoliates commonly contained in other scrubs. With natural jojoba beads, the gel gently melts away flaky skin. Dr LeWinn's Facial Polishing Gel actually polishes the skin and removes the oil layer from the skin surface.

RRP: $39.95 (150g) – Available from Priceline and select chemists.

What I Say:
The Facial Polishing Gel comes in a handy tube, with a flip lid, and it is designed to stand on its lid, which makes it easy to use every single bit of scrub in the tube. It has a frosted white colour, which also makes it easy to see how much is left of the yellow scrub. The tube comes in a matte white box with grey sides, and full instructions as well as ingredients of the contents of the Polishing Gel.

The Polishing Gel, which has a pretty pale yellow colour, has a pleasant and gentle floral-vanilla scent, which however is so subtle, and once rinsed off the face, this scent more or less completely disappears.

Some of the key ingredients in the scrub are jojoba esters (wax beads), which has the purpose of exfoliating and moisturising the skin. It also contains algae extract which has toning and firming benefits, as well as Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, which is soothing and moisturising. Another key ingredient is Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, with its calming and soothing benefits, and finally Rosemarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract with Toning, Firming & Stimulating effect.

According to the on both the tube and on the box, it is recommended to use once a week for normal to dry skin, or three to four times for combination to oily skin. In other words, this scrub is suitable for all skin types, and is certainly gentle enough to use on dry and sensitive skin as well. In the middle of a hot Australian summer, I have been using it a few times a week on my combination skin. On the pack it says it can be used once a week for dry skin and several times a week for oily combo skin (that's me!) so it's good for virtually all skin types.

The actual scrub has a very soft texture of a thin cream and has it has little wax beads through it, which are not too gritty to damage your face but rather very gentle are perfect in removing all of the dead skin cells on your face.
The scrub is very concentrated, so you only need a little. It is easy to rub into your damp skin, and afterwards, it is also very easy to wash off again with water.

The jojoba beads are so gentle and give my skin an overall even feel and smooth texture to it without even really feeling like I've exfoliated. That's because they are so fine it almost feels like it is not exfoliating at all while you are doing the 'scrub', but the feel and look of the skin afterwards tells another story.

After use, my skin feels beautiful in texture and smooth to the touch. It is soft and feels moisturised (although I still feel the need to moisturise afterwards), unlike other exfoliators that seem to dry out the skin. My skin is simply left looking glowing and radiant. I really love a scrub with chemical ‘scrubbers’ such as glycolic acid, but nothing beats using a scrub with physical scrubbing beads from time to time!

After having used the Polishing Gel a few times a week for a few weeks, my skin seems softer, more glowing, and breakouts seems to have reduced. So all in all, this is a fantastic scrub, which has great impact on the health of my skin, so I will definitely look into purchasing this again.
*This product was kindly provided for consideration, and it has been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

Have you ever tried any of the products from Dr. LeWinn’s? What is your preferred exfoliating scrub?



  1. I have tried this and I didn't like it. I found the scent was off putting, a little like over ripe fruit, it was too runny, and didn't exfoliate my skin as well as other (cheaper) products out there.
    It's nice that they asked you to trial it though.

    This is my review from a while ago


    1. I guess everyone is different, I personally love the scent of it, while there are other scents such as coconut that I really dont like!!
      Thanks for the link to your review, I'll make sure to check it out!

  2. I've definitely had to start exfoliating more as I'm ageing. My favourite so far is the Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser with Orange Extract.

    1. I agree, I also have to exfoliate more, and even more so when its summer and its hot and humid as it is right now, if I dont, my skin starts breaking out!
      I used to use Clarins years and years ago, but I havent for years, I really should check out their products again, as I used to love them!

  3. I tried this out last year and it ended up in the back of the cupboard! This has definitely made me want to dig it back up again xx

    1. Thanks you....I hope you like it as much as I do!!

  4. Nice review!


    1. Thanks a lot, and thanks for the link to your blog, I'll make sure to check it out!

  5. I have been using Dermologica's Microfoliant and I really love it, but this sounds good too!

    1. I love the Microfoliant too, but while this one is obviously cheaper, I also love using a scrub with actual 'scrubbers' from time to time!


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