I hope you have all had a great week and are looking forward to a relaxing weekend. Work has really kicked my butt this week, so I’m looking forward to a cruisy weekend and catching up with some friends.
Recently, I was lucky enough to have the lovely crew at Skinolicious send me a package of their face scrub to review. This will be the first full review of a product I’ve written for the blog, so please bear with me!
Skinolicious are a new company on the scene and have created an all-natural face scrub with lots of skin-friendly ingredients. Based in Perth, Western Australia, the scrub contains food-grade ingredients of fresh lemons, oats, honey and coconut oil, with corn acting as the exfoliant – which is a great alternative to nasty microbeads which we all know are awful for the environment! The scrub is 100% biodegradable, and Skinolicious are firmly against animal testing.
The packaging for the scrub is completely unique and unlike anything I have ever seen before. Each package contains 14 super cute sachets of scrub, which remind me a bit of a sachet of hot chocolate! Due to the food-grade ingredients, the scrub is stored in the freezer to keep it fresh. Because the ingredients don’t freeze solid, you can use it on your face directly from the freezer which is really handy. I got around three uses from each sachet, so at $24.95 a pack, it is great value! I used one of these little Ikea clips to re-seal the sachet which worked perfectly.
The first thing that struck me when I opened the package was the amazing smell! The scrub has a beautiful fresh lemony scent and really does smell good enough to eat. Because the scrub is a very wet texture, I did find it a little messy to use on my face, so I would definitely recommend using it in the shower so it doesn’t go everywhere. Due to the honey in the scrub, it needs to be rinsed with warm water to remove.
The scrub feels lovely and soft on the skin, with the corn granules gently buffing the skin as you rub it in. I personally like the feeling of a harsher scrub (although this is probably not the best thing for my face!), so simply scrubbing a bit harder worked well for me.
After using Skinolicious I was blown away by how amazing my skin felt – it was the smoothest it has ever been after using an exfoliating scrub! I have been using the scrub before my night skincare routine and found that my products soak into my skin beautifully after scrubbing. My skin still feels really fresh and smooth the next morning. Going forwards, I will definitely incorporate the scrub into my routine, and aim to use it 2 – 3 times a week.
I really love trying out new products, particularly those that are natural and ethical without costing the earth, and Skinolicious have created a fantastic scrub that ticks all the boxes. I also get a real kick out of supporting small Aussie businesses, and I’ll absolutely be repurchasing once my supply runs out. I’d have no hesitation in recommending Skinolicious if you are after a new addition to your skincare routine.
You can visit skinolicious.com.au for a load more information and to purchase this great product. They offer free shipping Australia-wide which is an added bonus!
What are your favourite scrubs and exfoliating products, and are you keen to try out Skinolicious for yourself? Let me know in the comments!
Love, Sarah xx
**I was gifted this product by Skinolicious, however all views expressed in my review are 100% my own!