Renée Rouleau, a celebrity aesthetician, just developed the Triple Berry Smoothing Scrub.
This scrub complements the brand’s current Triple Berry Smoothing Peel.
Our editor put the two items to the test at home for beautiful skin.
Those who are familiar with the world of A-list beauty professionals should recognise the name Renée Rouleau. She has a client list that includes (but is not limited to) Demi Lovato, Lili Reinhart, and Madelaine Petsch as a celebrity aesthetician with over 30 years in the profession. Renée Rouleau Skin Care, her own cosmetic company, includes a broad variety of products based on her nine-skin-types theory. For those who do not reside in Texas (read: me), her products allow you to experience part of the enchantment of a Renée Rouleau facial from the comfort of your own home.
I’ve long been a fan of Rouleau’s products. The Rapid Response Detox Masque ($66) and the Triple Berry Smoothing Peel ($89) are two of my faves, but she recently announced a new launch that can be used in conjunction with the aforementioned peel — the Triple Berry Smoothing Scrub ($52) — and it’s unlocked the glowy skin of my dreams.
The Smoothing Peel works on its own to remove dead skin cells and battle dullness, congestion, and dark spots, but think of the new Smoothing Scrub as its BFF and partner in crime – they’re both better together. To erase hyperpigmentation and smooth texture, the scrub is a moderate exfoliator that buffs away dead skin with spherical, biodegradable jojoba beads. It also contains a combination of blueberry, raspberry, and strawberry extracts for antioxidant protection against free radicals.
Both Triple Berry products are extremely mild, making them appropriate for all skin types. Although the peel and scrub may be used separately, Rouleau intended for them to be used together for a DIY facial. If you’ve ever had a professional facial, you know that the procedure usually consists of a wash, some type of light physical exfoliation, and a delicate chemical exfoliation (among other steps). The difference between the two types of exfoliation is simple: a scrub physically loosens dead skin, whilst a peel helps dissolve those cells. This combination is responsible for your skin’s radiance after a facial.
Because I can’t have a facial from Rouleau every month, I was eager to include the two-step masking procedure into my weekly skin-care regimen. I began by cleaning my face with my regular cleanser before using the Smoothing Scrub. It has a pale pink hue, a mild berry aroma (which is important to remember if you don’t like fragrance), and a creamy consistency that changes into a silky texture when blended with water. I worked the lotion into my skin in circular motions for approximately 30 seconds before rinsing it away with warm water. My skin was flushed immediately after, as it always is after I exfoliate, but I didn’t notice any irritation.
Next, I applied a little coating of the Smoothing Peel on dry skin and let it set for 10 minutes. If you have sensitive skin, it is best to start with only five minutes. Because of the alpha-hydroxy acids and polyhydroxy acids in the recipe, I get a tiny tingling sensation about the halfway mark when I use it, but nothing uncomfortable or severe. Then I washed it off with cool water, rubbed my skin dry, and continued with my skin-care routine.
The scrub and mask process takes just under 15 minutes, and you’re left with radiant skin that not only appears smooth but also feels silky to the touch. Despite the fact that I had not left my residence, I seemed to have had a facial. If you’re short on time or money and need to prepare for a special occasion or just perform some weekly maintenance, this is a terrific pick-me-up for your skin.