The Gentle Exfoliant – a personal perspective from the boss

The Gentle Exfoliant – a personal perspective from the boss

We all have one. That original beauty product that takes us back to the early days of experimenting with skincare and makeup. The streaky lip gloss phase, springs to my mind when I recall the early days of make up application. For skincare it is our very own Gentle Exfoliant that evokes fond memories and the beginning of a love affair with skincare that eventually became a 26 year career.

Originally sold in a tub Gentle Exfoliant was almost edible it was so delicious. For me, it was the first ‘non-scratchy’ facial exfoliant I’d ever used and I was addicted.

The natural jojoba beads were part of the original formulation and the basis of the gentle action - something that is now de rigueur. The natural beads were well ahead of their time. Another bonus was the ability to use the product in a dry form as a gentle mechanical peel as well as a wet application for a quick, effective scrub in the shower. A dual purpose product was excellent for the student budget!

Years later I was fortunate enough to visit the original factory that produced the product for us in France. What an experience for a skincare nerd! We no longer import our Gentle Exfoliant in bulk from France but manufacture the product in Auckland. Modified for cleaner efficacy several years ago, this gentle gem is a truly iconic JB product and we are delighted to still have it as a top seller in our 50th year of trade.

I hope if you haven’t already tried it you will. I am sure you will love it. Enjoy xx

Dual Application Methods:

To cater to your unique preferences and skin needs,  the Gentle Exfoliant can be used in two ways:

  • Wet Method: For a refreshing and invigorating experience, apply the Gentle Exfoliant to damp skin. Gently massage in circular motions, allowing the exfoliating particles to work their magic. Rinse thoroughly with water and pat dry.
  • Dry Method: If you desire a more intense exfoliation, apply the Gentle Exfoliant evenly to dry skin. Allow to dry slightly before gently buffing off with fingertips. Rinse thoroughly and moisturise.
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