i know…buffing beads. sounds utterly fascinating. that’s why these wei beauty pomegranate buffing beads sat in my “to test” box for nearly a month, dear readers. but then, i went looking for a little something to buff and polish my sad, tired-looking face, and decided to give them a try. when i touched my face after i was done, my hand to god, my first thought was “wow, this is what your skin must feel like after you get a chemical peel!” you know, minus the whole toxic chemicals/burning/skin-peeling-off thing.
yes, they’re that good. so good, in fact, that i was actually nervous to try them a second time…after all, it couldn’t have been as good as i remembered it. so i used a packet again this morning, and lo, it was every bit as wonderful.
to use, you just open a packet, sprinkle the powder into your hand, add a bit of your favorite cleanser, blend and massage into your face for 30 seconds or so. unlike a lot of exfoliators, these are not at all rough or jagged. they’re very soft, and feel like they’re not doing much, actually. but then you rinse, and you touch your face, and it’s magically more taut, more smooth, and so, so much more happy than it was before you started.
once i was head over heels in love, it came time to check out the price. this is typically the part where i wince, and decide how to gingerly tell you all that my new favorite face product is more expensive than its weight in cocaine. so, imagine my utter delight when i found that these miracle buffing beads are a very, very budget-friendly $20 for 20 single-use packets of these buffing beads. that’s easily several months of buffing goodness for your poor, neglected skin, and it’s worth every single penny.