I've run out of the amazing St. Ives Green Tea Scrub and was in the mood to try a new product. I was strolling through the beauty aisles of Target and this scrub caught my eye. Few people have suggested this after my post on St. Ives Green Tea Scrub so I thought now is the perfect time to give it a try!
This is my first time trying L'oreal skincare and I can't say that I'm impressed. I initially thought this was a good product actually. I liked the packaging. The 'scrublet' definitely catches attention. Even if you later decide not to buy the product, it is definitely a factor why many people pick this off the shelf to check it out. I was personally not that fond of it though. You have to put it between to fingers to use it and it was just hard to do so when your hands are wet, it is floppy. Of course I could have dried them first but to me that's just not convenient. I also prefer to use nothing but my fingers for facial product application because naturally I want this process to be as gentle as possible and the microbeads are harsh as it is. I also think using the scrublet, one may feel the need to literally scrub because you don't know if it's really working. On a better note, it has a really nice and summery apricot scent to it and I really enjoyed that. It left my skin feeling soft and moisturized (at first). It does give you a squeaky clean and refreshing feeling which I also liked.It currently retails for $5.99 at Target.
I had been using this scrub for over a week and have not experienced any flaking or additional dryness whatsoever. This was until two days ago. I think 7+ days are good enough to know whether a product works for you or not.I have kept all my other facial skin care products the same so I knew for a fact this scrub is what's causing this problem on my face. I have normal/combination skin so an oilier T-zone. Where do I get the flakes? On my T-zone! My forehead flaked the most, then my chin, my nose was the least flaked but it was still visible. Ugh where is my moisturizer?!
This is a bit cleaned up version, I didn't want to gross anybody out by showing the whole flakage! :)
It's nothing to freak out about as it will go away, I'm just kind of bummed because I wanted to like this product. I guess I'll just go back to St. Ives Green Tea or Burt's Bees Peach scrub, they are both very good!
What about you guys? Have you tried this scrub, what did you think of it?