11 June 2013

Product Review: Sanctuary Spa Youth Boosting Facial Warming Micro-Brasion Polish

Like I’m sure most others do as well, I rarely go to the beauty salon, but tend to do all my beauty treatments at home myself. So I love exploring new products and treatments. Here are my thoughts on the *Sanctuary Spa Youth Boosting Facial Warming Micro-Brasion Polish;


What They Say:
"Intense thermal polish to refine and smooth the skin. It combines intense warming to help stimulate circulation, with an ultrafine polish of marine earth and natural kaolin to help leave skin feeling deeply cleansed and refreshed.
Rich beeswax, jojoba and wheat germ help to hydrate and protect, leaving the skin feeling refined, smooth and looking more youthful."

RRP: $19.99 (100ml) – Available from Priceline

What I Say:
I have recently tried both the Sanctuary Spa Essentials Salt Scrub, and the Sanctuary Spa Covent Garden Crème Soufflé, and really loved both, so I was looking forward to also trying the Warming Micro-Brasion Polish. 

The polish claims to be an Intense thermal polish to dramatically refine and soothe the skin. The heat is to help open pores and stimulate circulation while the polish is to detoxify the skin leaving it feeling cleansed and refreshed.

The Warming Micro-Brasion Polish comes in a very girly pink box with silver edging and black writing, and inside you find the simple white tube with silver writing. The tube has a flip lid, making it easy to get just the amount of polish needed, and I also love that it has been designed to stand on its lid so that the product drops down as you use it, making it easier to completely empty the tube.

It has been fragranced with plant extracts and essential pols and smells nice and pleasant, yet without being too overpowering. The polish is also free from parabens, as well as it has not been tested on animals, which instantly makes me give it a few bonus points!

The actual polish is a white is cream containing the tiny beads, and because of the cream containing natural koalin clay, it is at first glance somewhat similar to a mud mask.

As recommended  I start massaging a small amount of the polish into my damp face in circular motions concentrating on the t-zone area, including the forehead, nose and chin, and I can instantly feel the heat developing. The polish has just the right amount of scrubbing beads, enough to make you feel that it is buffing away the dead skin cells, but not too much making if feel harsh.

Once done massaging my face with the polish, I leave it on my face – the instructions on the tube and box recommends to relax and leave it on the face to let the heat draw out impurities, but it doesn’t actually say for how long to leave it – so I decide to leave it on my face for 5-10 minutes.

The heat continues to develop for a bit, but still the warmth feels comfortable, and never at any stage do I feel that it is uncomfortable – actually I find it rather relaxing. You can really feel all the pores opening up, and the clay drawing out all the impurities.

Afterwards the polish is easy to wash off the face with lukewarm water, and once I’ve dried off my face, I notice that it is a little red – not from the polish being too harsh, but from the heat that developed. But at the same time my skin feels so baby soft and smooth. And after adding moisturiser – which by the way just absorbs instantly, my face quickly calms down, and now has a healthy glow.

After having used the polish several times, I feel that my skin is clearer and less oily, especially in the t-zone area, and my skin simply looks glowing and healthy – almost as if I have just had a professional facial, and at just $19.99 for a large 100ml tube, which will give you countless treatments, how good value is that!!!

The instructions recommend using it three times per week, but not on consecutive days, and then reduce to twice a week as the complexion improves. However I have to say that, even though I do not have sensitive skin, I do I find using it three times per week is a little over the top, twice per week is more than sufficient, so if you do have sensitive skin, I could imagine that once per week would be sufficient for you.

All in all this is a great mask, and I love that it is a multi-tasking product being both an exfoliator and a deep cleansing mask at the same time. I will enjoy using the rest of the tube, and certainly repurchase 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 Sanctuary Spa? Have you tried using an at-home micro-brasion polish?



  1. I've never tried any of the Sanctuary Spa products. I'm so afraid to use at home micro-brasion polish! >.< I rarely go to the beauty salon too! Hihi. :D

    1. It is very gentle, so I'd say suitable for most skin types!

  2. Sounds interesting! It's a brand that I haven't heard of before, so now I'm curious :)!


    1. The products are really great, and at a reasonable price too!!

  3. I'm looking forward to opening mine, I bought it to get the Priceline beauty bag gift! I got the scrub too but read your review, I'm not a cleaner, I may gift that one lol x joh Kool

    1. The Priceline beauty bags are always such great value! I really enjoyed this scrub, and would definitely purchase it again!


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