Girl With The Pearl Face Wash-------
Seeing as how I appreciate fine craftsmanship, exceptional design, and things of the sparkly variety, I was pretty excited to receive a big package from Bulgari last week. Excitement quickly turned to surprise when I opened said package only to find a collection of skincare products rather than little black boxes embossed with gold writing (Bulgari and beauty—who knew? I am a fashion editor, not a beauty editor, after all). Surprise segued into intrigue as I read the enclosed press packet and learned that the iconic jewelry company was “exploiting its extensive experience in gemology” and exploring the beneficial, skin-enhancing properties of precious stones. An interesting concept: I like pearls; perhaps they can do more for me than just serve as pretty ornamentation. And so I grabbed for the Radiance Facial Exfoliator, which boasts crushed Tahitian pearls as its main ingredient, and took it home for a test run. The consistency had just enough grit to make me feel like I was getting a good clean, and the scent—a bit sweet at first, then more dense and musky—made me a fast fan. Although, truth be told, it’s the idea that I am treating my face to a slathering of micronized pearl dust that keeps me looking forward to my morning scrub.