Face scrubs are one of my skincare weaknesses. If I see a new one on the shelf, then I must go and have a peak. With that being said, I’m also probably more fickle than the average person when it comes to choosing one but today’s product is a highly raved about green product that’s been on the hot list of almost every natural/organic skincare junkie so naturally, I had to dip in too.
Product: Brightening Facial Scrub
Details: Argan stemcell extract, chlorella growth factor, vegan, cruelty free, paraben free, silicon free, petrolatum free, 100% biodegradable
Price: $9 USD
Availability: iHerb(.com), Wholefoods, select supermarkets, select health food/nutrition stores
Would I repurchase: Undecided.
Acure has branded itself to be quite an affordable and approachable nature conscious label with a tightly curated range of skincare products (many of which contain organic ingredients) for a basic non-fussy, unisex friendly regimen. I’ve only pick up two products from them so far but there’s a lot more on my list to explore and at first glance I’m quite thrilled to see they are doing natural at such a good price point for those who are just wanting to start exploring.
Now the Brightening Facial Scrub is based around sea kelp, french green clay and the mysterious chlorella growth factor but more on that later. The product dispense via a squeeze tube packaging which works well for the slightly thicker consistency and I’m very happy to report that the flip lid closes tightly so if you’re a shower scrubber like I am, it’s not going to leak.
I find that the varying sized natural particles seems to have uneven edges so while some grains are perfectly fine, others felt a bit too harsh and there was no way for me to go about it gently because it’s all mixed together. And while the ingredients list coconut, argan and olive oils, I didn’t find this creamy nor moisturizing and for this fact would prefer it more as a summertime product. Granted, it wouldn’t be a deal breaker if you have more tolerant skin but this is not something that I’d recommend for sensitive skin types.
The Acure Brightening Facial Scrub is a very effective, quick and gritty exfoliator best reserved for the body or on tolerant and slightly oilier skin types. I love that this is just loaded with grains so you really don’t need much product to have a thorough experience but on the other hand this can be too rough on sensitive skin types. For those looking for a finely textured, excellent scrub with a creamy/oil base then the Dermalogica Therafoliant is the way to go. However if all this doesn’t bother your skin then I’d say this Acure scrub is great value for your money and well worth a try!