I was as excited to try Goop’s skincare as I was Paltrow’s colab with Juice Beauty which I ended up loving (I still use the serum foundation daily) so when it launched I high tailed it over to their site and promptly decided I needed everything ESPECIALLY their Exfoliating Instant Facial mostly because it was *gasp* out of stock. What is it about something being ‘sold out’ that makes it so damn alluring? It’s like that girl who won’t return your call and you just have to have her. I know there might just be a supply issue or they found mice droppings in the equipment or just didn’t have their shit together, but irregardless! That $125 was as good as gone as far as I was concerned so as soon as it came back in stock I bought it- which oddly was just a day later. While waiting out those excruciating 24 hours before it was restocked, I spent most of my time Googling reviews of this miracle jar of ground up unicorns that all the top editors claimed made their faces first burn like hell (a strange plus for them and me), before delivering new baby skin mere moments later.
Miracles aside, I was happy about its mostly organic ingredients like glycolic, malic, tartaric, citric, lactic and salicylic acids with some soothings extracts to exfoliate and brighten the skin after masking with it for 3 minutes a few times a week. Oh wait- I just saw it also contains Poet’s Daffodil. Poet’s and not those crappy unsophisticated daffodils you have in your backyard, ya heard?
None of this stuff really matters though if I love it. And I don’t.
I don’t know if my skin is just immune to a variety of acids at this point, but it didn’t burn. Or tingle for that matter. Nothing. No redness either which acids and enzymes typically cause, a sign to me that something happened. All and all, my skin looked the same after I removed it even two weeks later and about 6 uses total. The only thing it really did that I was sure about was break me out. Every single time I used it my skin had some type of flare up, and yes I know that it’s supposed to ‘clear out’ clogged pores or whatever, but I use so many exfoliating things that I’m all clear thank you very much. I know when something doesn’t agree with my skin, and it just doesn’t.
I’m trying to get Mike to use it so it’s not a total waste, but I’m sure he’s just dying to have some sort of lengthy skincare routine right? Anything beyond a moisturizer is like asking him for a kidney.
For a knockout facial check out my new love of a line May Lindstrom. The Problem Solver is everything you want a treatment to be with a warming foamy mousse that sort of bubbles and fizzes on the skin. It’s rejuvenating, exfoliating, detoxifying, and completely incredible- as is the rest of her line. Full review on this jar of magic to come.