Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Body Shop's facial buffer ain't any ordinary buffer.

This is one of the coolest products from TBS that I have ever tried so far. This buffer converts your regular cleansing routine into a mild exfoliating routine to reveal clean, soft and supple skin. Combined with any cleanser, this works to get rid of dry skin and dead cells. Brilliant!

What does TBS claim?

A gentle exfoliating sponge to polish your skin, while cleansing, leaving it feel refreshed and looking radiant. Use daily for a gentle skin boost. Particularly good for use on dry skin that needs to be exfoliated regularly.

What I think about this?

Well, these type of exfoliating sponges never appealed to me so much,simply because I thought they were totally abrasive and were going to strip my skin of all moisture.
I don't know about the other ones out there, but this one just rocks. It's simply amazing and works so well with any cleanser to clean pore-deep drawing out all the gunk. My skin feels totally clean, soft and polished after cleansing with this.

It looks a bit abrasive and you will end up scratching your skin if you do not use this with a light hand. I use this with my cleanser and gently massage with circular motion and wash off. There is a cute handle to insert a couple of fingers so that you don't lose grip!

Make sure to wash it very well and hang it dry to keep it bacteria-free.


  • Cleanses and softens skin really well getting rid of dead skin.
  • Does not leave skin tight and stretchy.
  • Affordable. It's $6, but goes on sale quite often.

  • Overusing this could do more harm than good to your skin, scratching it and stripping away the natural oils.
  • Has to be properly washed and dried after every use.
I love this facial buffer to bits. It works well with any kind of cleanser and combines gentle cleansing and exfoliation in one step. Gets rid of dry, flaky skin in one go. I have dry bits on my cheeks and around my nose and this simply gets rid of it.

I totally recommend this to everyone who loves to exfoliate (well, who doesn't??) and wants to add a little something to their cleansing routine.

Have you tried TBS facial buffer? Is there something else that works as good as this? Share your thoughts.


  1. Hi Appu, just found out about your blog after reading your great guest post at MBB! I am a big fan of the Prestige liners too :) I recently started a blog of my own, check it out if you get a chance:

    Take care,
    Mani :)

  2. Thanks Mani, the prestige liners are awesome isn't it? :) Will definitely checkout your blog :)

  3. I have heard a lot about these buffers...But was too chicken to try as I felt it would be very abrasive..Guess I need to check em out. Thanks for the review Appu :-)

  4. You are welcome GGG :) These look quite abrasive, but work really well.Try it and let me know if you like it!

  5. hey am a big fan of tbs and I have seen this at their counter. I love their exfoliation mitts. maybe I should give this a try. thanks for the review

  6. I am a *massive* fan of this buffer! I have been using it for more than 6 mnths now & love it to bits!

  7. Do you use this everyday?
    I like to exfoliate about two to three times a week, would this count as one?

  8. @Anju - Give it a try, it's awesome...just make sure you don't overdo it :)

  9. @Tanveer - It's awesome isin't it? I just love it so much, might stock up on a sale ;)

  10. @Devie - TBS says we can use it everyday, but am not too sure.I use it about 3 times a week...This does mild exfoliation so I guess it counts ;)

  11. I love TAB bath gloves , dry brush and now this things wil surely be in my bathroom :)

  12. That's nice Anamika :)...I think TBS totally rocks in the bath and body accessories dept :)

  13. I guess ill give this a try after all..I always felt they seemed a lil too abrasive and have secretly loved it and have been too scared to try it..till i read ur review..thts on my shopping list now..:)

  14. Glad I could help Natasha :) Try it am sure you'll start loving it ;)

  15. you can use this everyday but just observe and care enough not to overuse it.