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Today I will be reviewing The Face Shop Honey Black Sugar Scrub. Upon realizing I haven't properly scrubbed my face in over a month, I picked this up on a whim at a local The Face Shop store even though it's much more expensive than online retailers. But when a face needs scrubbing, scrub I must...
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Now is the time when even peeling has to be smart
A smart peeling line that customers can choose depending on their skin type and needs
Black sugar dipped in honey exfoliates while effectively removing blackheads
Black sugar massages skin while effectively removing dead skin cells that are old and hard to remove
Contains honey extract making skin smooth and lustrous
glycerin, sucrose (24g), sodium chloride, isopropyl myristate, glycereth-26, trihydroxistearin, synthetic beeswax, polysorbate 60, polyglyceryl-10, behenate/ecosadioate, honey (120mg), butylene glycol, carica papaya fruit extract, lecithin, caramel, carbomer, trethanolamine, fragrance
The packaging is a very simple squeeze bottle, like most The Face Shop products. It's not particularly cutesy, but I like design of the brown sugar cubes. The easy to use squeeze bottle ensures a hygienic and mess-free application. And it comes with quite a lot of product (120ml), especially since only a quarter-sized amount is needed which ensures you'll be scrubbing away happily for months to come!
This scrub itself contains sugar and honey like as the name states, and it also contains table salt as well. I do like the fact that it does not contain synthetic beads/scrubbers (unlike the Innisfree almond scrub), so all the scrubbers can be melted and washed away easily. To be used on the entire face, around a quarter-sized amount of product is needed. The scrub is very thick and viscous, and a bit difficult to spread at first, but it is packed with sugar granules, so you'll definitely feel the exfoliation effect. And uniquely, this scrub has a warming effect, and you can actually feel the heat radiating from your skin! After a couple of minutes, the scrub will melt somewhat due to the heat, and that's when it'll be easier to spread the scrub and massage the face.
I must say the this scrub is quite harsh, but that's not a complaint, I like how I can actually feel the granules rubbing on my skin, so it feels like it actually works.~ But of course, you must use a gentle massaging motion to avoid micro cuts and tears! The smell is wonderful, it literally smells like honey and brown sugar, and the consistency feels natural too, so much so that I want to taste it!
After washing it off with warm water my face feels instantly smoother, and softer! And I can't be certain on this but it seemed to have a slight brightening effect as well. I've used this several times, however after the first couple times, the morning after I found a pimple on my cheek. Not sure if the scrub was the cause, but it did freak me out a bit. But upon using it again, my skin was totally fine, and for the times after that too.
Overall, I think this is a decent scrub that definitely does it's job well. If you're looking for a not so pricey scrub that will last a long time and give instant smoothing results, this is for you, of course it's a plus if you like honey products too.
I give this 4.5/5
You can find it here on Amazon.com for $15 + shipping.
Or here on Momomango for $15 + shipping.
Or here on Koreadepart for $6 + shipping.
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