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arcona productivity

Meg here! Usually it takes me at least 2 months to break down a man. Much like the military, I believe you have to “break them down to rebuild them better.” I mean, duh. So when my new roommate Nick moved in I thought I would have to coerce him into his next “product man whore” role. It’s probably because of his cross country move and he already feels slightly weary. I have never had such success in transforming a man into a product genius. I also must confess, I have taken the liberty to try this product myself. You know, for journalistic reasons, in the case Nick didn’t accept his mission. It had absolutely nothing to do with the fact this smells divine no matter what your gender. As with all things, Nick delivered! So here is his review on Arcona Exfoliating Facial Scrub Productivity. Because ladies, the holidays are almost here so here’s a tip for a gift for your guy!

Nick here! To be honest I’ve always considered myself too much of a manly man to concern myself with exfoliating my face. However, the last time I was getting my eyebrows waxed, Soleil, my charming beautician, suggested that I begin exfoliating 2-3 times a week to help with my clogged pores and oily complexion. I stubbornly retorted that I didn’t think it was necessary to exfoliate since I used a daily face cleanser. Now Soleil (Soleil? I guess Nick visits New Age facialists) could of let me waltz out of there a naive fool but instead she patiently explained the differences and necessity of using gentle exfoliation to rejuvenate the skin…that day I left behind not only my ignorance but also my boyish complexion. Fast forward 10 years later and here I am reviewing Arcona’s Exfoliating Facial Scrub appropriately named “Productivity.”

The first thing that I noticed was the fruity berry aroma (I do like smelling every thing first) coming from the cranberry and raspberry enzymes, which according to the bottle unclog and minimize pores…Soleil would definitely approve.  The purplish grayish tint comes from the volcanic minerals that gently exfoliate your face, and to top it off Arcona has added salicylic acid–an acne fighting staple– to cleanse and purify the skin.

Now Ive tried different exfoliation cleanses and the reason I’ve never been a fan is because most of them use harsh exfoliaters (see apricot scrub) leaving my face raw and irritated (please remember me as a manly man)(We’re trying). However, the fine minerals in Arcona’s facial scrub have a gentle sandy quality (think Hawaiian beach) that leave the skin feeling smooth. Not even the manliest man wants sandpaper on his face! 

After using the scrub three times a week for the last couple of weeks my complexion seems to be improved but better than that my face feels good….and really at the end of the day guys just like feeling good.(Guys just want to “feel good?” You don’t say.) So I definitely recommend this as a gift for the holidays because as Soleil says “only a real man exfoliates.”

You heard it here first ladies….so go be “productive”  and buy “productivity.”

Thanks Nick! That was a wonderful review. How many of you Meg Heads have a guy that needs a great facial scrub and isn’t afraid to say it? I would type more but Nick wants to have a talk about feelings and then he’s agreed to watch Thelma And Louise with me.

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