The Body Shop Seaweed Pore Cleansing Facial Exfoliator Review: Hey guys, so today let us talk about a face scrub. I am a combination skin girl, so naturally a facial exfoliator or scrub is a must in my skin care routine. I got this one from The Body Shop after reading some good reviews about it. In fact, I have been an admirer of TBS since a very long time because of their quality as well as the fact that they don’t test their products on animals. I have been using this exfoliator for over 4 weeks now. Hence, today I am here to share my experience with this product. Please keep on reading to know more.
About The Body Shop Seaweed Pore Cleansing Facial Exfoliator
Packed full with jojoba beads and seaweed to refresh and clarify, your face will feel super-soft and beautifully clean with every use of this facial polish. Refine your pores while deeply cleansing your skin with our Seaweed Pore- Cleansing Exfoliator
- Suitable for combination/ oily skin
- Mineral rich seaweed from Roaring Water Bay, Ireland
- Jojoba beads and olive stone exfoliators
- Clarifying, pore cleanser
How to Use The Body Shop Seaweed Pore Cleansing Facial Exfoliator
- Massage in circular motions over the face and neck, using fingertips.
- Rinse off with water.
- Precautions: If product gets in eyes, rinse with clean water.
Ingredients in The Body Shop Seaweed Pore Cleansing Facial Exfoliator
Water, Carbomer, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Seed Powder, Lauryl Betaine, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Luffa Cylindrica, Fragrance, Sodium Chloride, Methylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Fucus Vesiculosus (Bladderwrack) Extract , Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Tocopherol.
Price of The Body Shop Seaweed Pore Cleansing Facial Exfoliator
$ 18.00 for 3.3 fl oz in USA
C$ 18.00 for 100 mL in Canada
£ 11.00 for 100 mL in UK & Scotland
€ 13.50 for 100 mL in Europe, France, & Germany
CHF 19.90 for 100 mL in Switzerland
Kr 185.00 for 100 mL in Sweden
A$ 25.00 for 100 mL in Australia
NZ$ 31.25 for 100 mL in New Zealand
S$ 24.90 for 100 mL in Singapore
RM 59.00 for 100 mL in Malaysia
₱ 995.00 for 100 mL in Philippines
₹ 1095.00 for 100 mL in India
In Detail The Body Shop Seaweed Pore Cleansing Facial Exfoliator Review and My Experience
The body shop seaweed facial exfoliator comes in a sky blue coloured tube with a black flip open top. The packaging is convenient and pretty travel safe. Still, I always like to keep liquids and such products which may leak in a zip lock bag while I am travelling. TBS has mentioned the detailed ingredient list at the back of the packaging.
When you smell it, it has this really nice and fresh fragrance to it. Its pretty mild, so you don’t really notice it unless you want to. The texture of the scrub is grainy suspended in a clear creamy gel like base. These grains are most probably grounded seeds of olive as per the ingredient list.
How I Use it
I take a pea sized amount of the scrub and use it all over my face and neck. Because this is a grainy scrub, I am very gentle while massaging my skin with this scrub. I go in gentle circular motions mostly around my nose, chin and forehead areas. Then, after about a minute of exfoliating, I wash it off with normal temperature water. I use this scrub 2 times a week.
When you apply this scrub, you will notice that it hardly foams up. Once I wash it off, I can feel my skin feels more soft and plump. It definitely cleans up my pores very well. Although it looks like the scrub is going to be very gritty, it isn’t so. This is grainy but isn’t as harsh as regular grainy scrubs. It deep cleanses my skin without making it feel super dry.
This is a great product if you’re looking for a weekly or bi-weekly exfoliator for your skin. This product does the job very nicely. However my only complaint is the number of chemicals I see on the ingredient’s list. I wish there were less chemicals and more natural stuff in there. Otherwise this is a pretty good scrub for ladies with oily and combination skin. Dry skin beauties would enjoy this scrub as well, but because it contains SLS, Alcohol, salicylate, I am a little skeptical that it may dry out their skin a little bit.
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PROs of The Body Shop Seaweed Pore Cleansing Facial Exfoliator
1. I like the tube packaging, its convenient.
2. A deep cleansing weekly or bi-weekly scrub.
3. Cleans the pores nicely.
4. Makes skin soft and plump.
5. Does not over dry my skin.
6. Isn’t harsh unlike other grainy scrubs in the market.
7. Isn’t tested on animals.
CONs of The Body Shop Seaweed Pore Cleansing Facial Exfoliator
1. I am not sure how this would work on dry skin beauties because it contains sulphates, alcohol and salicylate.
2. May not suit beauties with sensitive skin type.
3. Because of its grainy texture, I do not advise using this if you have acne.
1. Be very gentle while massaging this scrub on your skin.
2. Always moisturise your skin after cleansing even if you feel the cleanser did not over dry your skin.
3. Do a patch test before using this or any product on your facial skin.