With the education of the harmful effects of microbeads becoming more publicised it’s important to know that it doesn’t mean the end for your favourite beauty products. There are lots of alternative ingredients that can be used, just like People For Plants have included in their Aloe, Grapefruit and Garnet face scrub.
Find out how this face exfoliant performs in my review below.
- The squeeze tube packaging makes accessing the product easy. It’s inverted design means the lid is the base so this is a negative for me because I wash my face in the shower, and all my shower products have to sit on the floor. It just feels so much less sanitary when the opening of the product is on the floor. The flip-open lid doesn’t have a tight seal but it does have a little plug on the inside that sticks into the hole opening.
- A gel base holds a variety of mixed particles providing the exfoliation. Each particle is tiny, the biggest being no larger than a grain of sand.
- Rubbing it into wet skin you feel the grit of the scrub but it isn’t scratchy or harsh. The more you scrub the less you feel, partly because you get used to the sensation and also because some particles breakdown with friction. The gel base is lightweight and moves across the skin smoothly.
- It’s a very gentle scrub and could be used multiple times a week on oily complexions. I have dry skin but I still tested this each day to see how it would progress. It never resulted in pain or irritation but I did have some dry patches (drier than usual) appear after about 10 days of use. No where does it state that this product is purposefully designed for everyday use, this is just a testing measure I did myself.
- If you have dry skin it would be suitable for your weekly exfoliation as it’s gentle and provides an effect clean without irritating.
- I found the scrub reduced the number of blackheads and it left my skin feeling smoother than I obtain with a regular face cleanser.
What People for Plants say ….
People for Plants Face Scrub is a facial scrub that softens, revitalises and brightens the skin. The formula features 68% organically certified ingredients and has been formulated with aloe, garnet, grapefruit and olive oils to leave skin energised and vibrant. The scrub gently polishes away impurities and dead skin cells, revealing softer and smoother skin. Apply a small amount to hands and massage gently with fingertips to the face, neck and décolletage in a light circular motion. Rinse with warm water.
Australia $24.95 from David Jones and selected pharmacies
USA & UK – International shipping available direct from People For Plants.
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People for Plants are certified cruelty-free by PETA.org. Some of their products are suitable for vegetarians and vegans, refer to the ingredients list before purchasing. You can find their animal cruelty policy information on their FAQ page.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Garnet Powder, Decyl Glucoside, Lauryl Glucoside, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Carrageenan, Sclerotium Gum, Glucose, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Phytate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citrus Grandis (Grapfruit) Peel Oil, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, d-Limonene.