6/13/2016

Posted by Dr A in | 6/13/2016 No comments


As part of routine cleansing,  a facial scrub plays an essential role in removing dead skin cells and deeply embedded impurities leaving the skin soft, supple and refreshed. 

Exfoliating prevents the skin from looking lifeless and dull. It also prevents acne and blackheads. Since exfoliation should ideally be done twice or thrice a week, a gentle and relatively chemical free herbal product would be an ideal choice. One such product I came across is the Apricot scrub by Himalaya Herbals. 

Product name: Gentle Exfoliating Apricot Scrub

Key ingredients:
Apricot, Apple and Wheatgerm Oil.

Packaging: a 100 gram plastic tube containing an off-white coloured scrub in a creamy base with tiny brownish granules. (picture attached)

Fragrance: A pleasant apple and apricote smell.

Direction of use: (FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY)
Gently massage the scrub in a circular motion over wet face and neck using fingertips, avoiding the area under the eyes. Wash off and pat dry. Use twice to thrice a week for healthy glowing skin.

Price: 115 Indian Rupees for 100 gram tube

Shelf life: Three years

Storage: Store in a cool dry place.  

Pros of Apricot Scrub
1. Natural herbal product- no harmful chemicals
2. Hypoallergenic
3. Gentle on skin, the fine granules gives a soft gritty feel leaving the skin supple and glowing.
4. Affordable
5. Lasts long - about six months or more if a tube is used by a single person
7. Contains Vitamin E which is vital for skin rejuvination
8. Nourishes skin.
9. Helps fight excess oil
10. Helps fight acne and blackheads. 
11. Pleasant fragrance.
12. Can be used regularly .
13. Efficacy remains the same over time.

Cons of Apricot Scrub
1. Can change colour as it is a herbal formulation.
2. Takes longer time to improve skin complexion.

My experience:
I have to admit that I am not a regular user of this product, I use it only when I need a scrub occasionally.  Despite this, I just loved its smell and the consistency.  It is easy to use and does not end up giving the over scrubbed effect like its Walnut scrub counterpart nor does it abrade the skin. Moreover, it leaves the skin soft, supple and glowing as it claims, immediately after its use.

I would definitely recommend this product to be included as a part of your routine facial care. The best news is, it is a unisex product!
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