This Works Clean Skin Moisture Scrub

Fact:  there is just a handful of facial scrubs that our team will allow anywhere near our faces.  (Origins and Liz Earle, actually.  Which equates to two fingers - if you get our drift - rather than a handful.) But two becomes three with this:  a really lovely, super-gentle scrub from This Works (who just seem to nail it with every new launch, frankly).

Micronised bamboo provides the exfoliating action, together with cactus, mahonia and Plantago lanceolata.  There's salicylic acid to help normalise sebum production - but although this is ideal for oilier skins, we're finding it's quite kind enough for our drier, more sensitive complexions.

A scrub is great for enlivening the skin at this end of winter (which doesn't look like it's ending anytime soon, does it?)  Skin looks fresh and radiant afterwards, and is better prepped to absorb moisturisers and treatment products.

The real clue with this in the name:  'Moisture'.  So - unlike most scrubs - it treats skin with TLC and is non-stripping.

Which is why we - and our picky, picky skins - are just fine with it.

UK readers find This Works Clean Skin Moisture Scrub at www.victoriahealth.com/£17 for 75 ml - buy here

US readers find it at www.thisworks.com/us/$29 for 2.5 fl oz - buy here