About a year ago, I was on the hunt for an organic facial scrub after I researched the benefits of exfoliating the skin. Throughout high school and college, I never really thought about exfoliating my face, I mainly just focused on cleansing and moisturizing. I did not know the importance of exfoliating back then and how it helps get rid of dead skin cells, shrinks pores, removes nasty blackheads and helps with cell turnover. I wish I had realized this sooner! After researching different brands, I decided to purchase ACURE Organics’ Brightening Facial Scrub at my local Sprouts store.
This scrub is like a green juice detox for your face! 🙂
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This Brightening Facial Scrub is PACKED with skin-loving ingredients; combined like a well created cocktail! 😉
Just check out this list found on the back of the tube!
Ingredients: Organic Acai Berry Juice, Organic Blackberry Juice, Organic Rosehips Extract (Aqueous), Organic Pomegranate Juice, Organic Rooibos (Aqueous), Organic Calendula Extract (Aqueous), Organic Chamomile Extract (Aqueous), Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Vegetable Glycerin, French Green Clay, Organic Lemon Peel Granules, Coconut Oil, Cellulose Gum (Vegetable), Organic Olive Oil, Organic Sea Kelp, Cocoa Powder, Organic Chlorella Growth Factor, Chlorophyll, Fermented Sugar, Carageenan, Argan Stem Cell Extract, Organic Argan Oil, Potassium Sorbate (Food Grade Preservative), Madonna Lily Leaf Cell Extract, Essential Oil Blend of Sage and Spearmint.
Those are some awesome ingredients, but there might be some you may not recognize or know exactly what they do for the skin. Allow me to help! 🙂
First is French Green Clay. This ingredient has powerful anti-inflammatory & antiseptic properties to help the skin repair/heal itself. It also helps to gently and naturally purge toxins from your pores, making it a great product for those with acne. It helps control oil production and can help prevent acne when used regularly. Similarly, it can also help those suffering with eczema or psoriasis.
Second is Sea Kelp, which is also known as seaweed. I know, I know. Seaweed is gross and slimy and makes girls scream every time it touches their legs in the ocean. Oh, wait… Maybe that’s just me. Haha. But before you get grossed out by this ingredient, let me tell you how great it is for the skin.
Sea Kelp is another ingredient that is great for those with acne/rosacea. It gently exfoliates the skin, has anti-inflammatory properties, reduces redness in the skin and helps control oil production. Sea kelp also replenishes the skin, leaving you with radiant, smooth, beautiful skin. Fun fact about Sea kelp is that it contains more than 50 minerals and vitamins!
((Side note: French Green Clay (along with Sea Kelp) are the two main ingredients that give this scrub its signature forest green color!))
Next is Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF). CGF actually comes from the superfood “Chlorella” itself. CGF has many antioxidants and is said to have anti-aging properties which can help slow down the skin’s aging process and help prevent premature aging! Woop woop! CGF extract contains essential fatty acids, which are important for the health of the skin. CGF is also known for stimulating new cell growth and repair.
Lastly we have Argan Stem Cell, which helps to stimulate new cell growth and repair. It also helps boost collagen production, helping to prevent fine lines and wrinkles. It leaves you with smoother and younger looking skin.
There you have it!
I LOVE this scrub so much that sometimes I leave it on for half an hour as a mask instead of just a scrub. Although, they actually do make an exact version of this scrub in a mask form. Lol. I’ll have to try it out one of these days. 🙂
For “product review” purposes, I will say I love how gentle this product is on my skin. It never breaks me out or leaves my skin dry. This scrub leaves my face soooo smooth and soft. It takes out the redness and evens out my skin-tone. It definitely makes my skin glow. 😀 5 golden stars!!! (Keep in mind: I am not paid to write anything on my blog. I just write about these products because I enjoy it and I like telling people about products that I’ve personally tried and that actually work!)
Hopefully this post intrigued you enough to want to try this scrub if you haven’t already! I say that because I have seen hundreds of reviews for this scrub on several different websites. Those reviews are actually what led me to purchase this product!
ACURE’s Brightening Facial Scrub is suitable for all skin types and is sensitive-skin friendly 🙂
You can purchase this scrub at your local Target, Sprouts Farmers Market and Whole Foods Market! Yay for no shipping cost!
This is roughly $9.99 at most stores and as far as I know, it only comes in a 4 oz. tube. It can last you a long time of you use it sparingly. I tend to use way more than I should, but even though I do, this tube lasts me awhile since I alternate it with other scrubs.
Check out ACURE’s entire skincare/hair care line! They have a lot of amazing products.
“ACURE for your skin. ACURE for the planet. ” -ACURE
“It’s not enough to be natural… It also has to work!” -ACURE