Why is it that one minute I barely write any reviews and then the next I’ll write loads? It’s so odd! Today I have a review I’ve been meaning to review for ages now but I wanted to give it a long trial so I could give you guys a proper review. If that makes sense? You’ll see what I mean when I write the review.
Anyway, no time like the present, let’s get on with it!
I heard about this scrub when it was released in America, not long before it was released in the UK. I KNEW I had to try it! I’m really loving the beauty products that L’Oreal is bringing out lately, from their face masks to their hydra genius. They’re really on it lately and I really hope they keep up with the amazing products!
These new sugar scrubs come in three different types, glow scrub (polishes and boosts radiance), nourish scrub (softens and smooths) and the one I picked up, clear scrub.
The clear scrubs claims it purifies and lifts blackheads with the 3 fine sugars and kiwi seeds that the sugar scrub contains.
On the box it states;
For the first time, the L’Oreal Paris Laboratories have selected 3 FINE SUGARS and combined them with KIWI SEEDS so you can instantly reveal pure, freshly clean, baby-soft skin. Use on face & lips.
A natural exfoliant rich in essential nutrients. We have selected fine crystals of brown, golden and white sugars, for deep yet gentle exfoliation.
KIWI SEEDS, to smooth skin, unclog pores and visibly reduce blackheads.
PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL, rich in soothing properties, to visibly reduce blemishes.
LEMONGRASS ESSENTIAL OIL, to purify skin.
Beyond clearing, our expert blend cares for the skin.
Delicately scented, the light, fresh formula heats on the skin, for maximum efficacy and a unique cleansing experience.
INSTANT AND LONG-TERM, VISIBLE RESULTS:
IMMEDIATELY: Skin is clean and purified.
AFTER 1 WEEK: Pores & blackheads are visibly reduced and skin is mattified.
USE AFTER USE: Skin is smoother, revived and healthy-looking with a baby-soft touch.
When looking more into the scrub and what it contains and is said to do, I KNEW I had to give it a go! Not only can you use this sugar scrub on your face, but you can use it on your lips too, which was what hit the nail on the head for me buying this.
Sadly this scrub was incredibly overpriced (in my opinion) at £9.99 so I waited for ages to find this on a half price offer. I paid £6.65 for it and I feel like this lower price was definitely worth it.
I decided to give the clear scrub a go out of the three as I’d heard it was the best for combination skin, but also because I’d heard bad things about the nourish scrub being incredibly greasy, and that isn’t what I needed! 😛
I couldn’t wait to give this sugar scrub a go so as soon as I got home I had a lovely hot bath and used this for the first time! I know there are instructions on the packaging you can follow, but I thought I’d share what I do, for both in the bath and in the shower.
The product itself isn’t liquidly, but neither is it super thick. A little goes a long way but I always grab a dollop of this to make sure I have enough to scrub all over my face and lips. It does feel tacky and sticky when using but this isn’t a bad thing! It moves around your face easily and doesn’t feel sticky really when using it on the skin and especially doesn’t when you rinse it off.
No matter what you must have dry hands when using this product! If your hands are wet when digging into the jar for the scrub, any water left behind WILL create and form bacteria.
You apply this to a dry face and scrub in circular motions all over your face. I always focus a little more on my t-zone and cheeks as that’s where my skin is at its worst the majority of the time. When you’ve had enough rinse the product off of your hands and using your wet hands continue to scrub your face in circular motions all over until the scrub has melted. Then rinse the scrub off of your face with water. I always use a damp flannel afterwards to make sure all of the scrub and sugar is off of my face.
If you want to use this on your lips just go over them and scrub in circular motions after you’ve done all over your face. You could otherwise use this on a daily basis if you wanted to on your lips, but they recommend you use the sugar scrub three times a week. I only use it once or twice a week.
The first time I used this scrub I worried I’d had an allergic reaction as a couple of days after use I had a really bad breakout on both of my cheeks. It was so bad, it looked like acne. Thankfully it wasn’t due to this sugar scrub, which I learned after using it again after my skin calmed down. It was due to something else, which I’ve stopped using since.
Since that incident I’ve used this scrub at least 10 times and have had no issues whatsoever! If anything this scrub has left my skin feeling not only baby soft after use, but I can really tell it’s gotten into my pores and lifted out any dirt that had gathered, especially on my nose. I don’t suffer with blackheads on my nose but I do notice the pores become a little clearer on my nose after using this product.
My lips also always feel super soft when using this sugar scrub too! I hate using lip scrubs on my lips as they’re always sticky, taste like shit when you lick them off and make a fucking mess! This one is great! Don’t lick it though, it’ll taste foul. 😛
Over the past couple of months of use, I’ve definitely noticed a different in my skin, especially when I’ve broken out. Using this scrub really does help throughout anytime with a breakout, start, middle and even at the end.
You get 50ml of product in this glass jar and I haven’t even made a dent in this product yet, even though I’ve used it loads of times. It also has a gorgeous sweet scent like kiwi, but isn’t strong or overpowering AT ALL. If anything it’s just the right amount of scent you would want from any beauty product. I love the scent though for in the mornings when using this scrub as I feel it really does brighten me up and prepares me for the day ahead.
Overall I LOVE this sugar face scrub and it will definitely be becoming a part of my bathrooms family! I refuse to pay £9.99 for it however as I don’t feel it’s worth such a high price and instead I’ll be grabbing it whenever it’s on offer and I’m low on the product.
At the time of writing this review these sugar scrubs are half price at Superdrug and only cost £6.65 each! I’ll link the Clear Scrub I’ve reviewed and own here.
What do you think of the L’Oreal Sugar Scrubs? Do you love them, hate them? Make sure to let me know in the comments down below!
Until next time, take care all and I hope you’re having a lovely week so far! I still can’t believe it’s June. 😛