Exfoliation is so important for your face (and skin, too, but that's a post for a different time!). It helps your skin turn over and regenerate new cells, and it helps clear up clogged pores. I choose to exfoliate my face a few times a week and I love how soft, smooth, and healthy it makes my skin feel. Recently, I've been putting the Herbal Choice Marie Organic Facial Scrub to the test.
This scrub is a very intense, rough sugar scrub. This is not for the faint of heart. If you like a really deep, gritty scrub that needs to be used with care - look no further. If you prefer soft exfoliation, this isn't for you. Personally, I like an intense exfoliation, even when it's borderline bad for my skin.
The ingredients for the Herbal Choice Mari scrub can't be beat - organic brown sugar, organic vegetable glycerin, natural sea salt, organic grape seed powder, organic olive oil, organic shea butter, kaolin clay, organic geranium oil, organic sweet orange oil. If you like to keep it natural, look no further than this!
This scrub is vegan and free of chemicals, gluten, surfactants, SLS, detergent, soy and corn. It's also cruelty-free. The packaging is gorgeous, high-quality bio-energy glass packaging. Be careful not to shatter this all over your shower floor if you like to exfoliate in the shower!
The scent of this scrub is very herbal. I don't mind it at all, and if you're a fan of the scent of essential oils, chances are you'll love this.
To use, take just a dime sized amount and rub it gently on your face. Don't massage it in too hard, this could easily scratch your face or create micro-lacerations if not used with care. Rinse when complete. I can feel the soothing oils in this scrub when I rinse it away and my skin feels clear of any dead skin or product build up.
Overall, I enjoy this scrub. It might be better used as a body scrub because of how intense it is, but I'll continue to use it. It's affordable, natural, and effective and I'd definitely recommend checking it out.
You can purchase your own Herbal Choice Mari Organic Facial Scrub for $15.95 (4.4 oz) from Nature's Brands.