Friday, 23 February 2018

Forest Essentials Hand Pounded Organic Fruit Scrub : Review

I love a good face scrub. Living amidst all the dirt and pollution today, not to forget the accumulation of dead skin too, there is something extremely satisfying about scrubbing all that grime off your face!
Most of us follow our usual CTM routine, but exfoliation is also a very important step that a lot of us tend to forget. 
Last year ie 2017 I shifted mostly towards chemical exfoliation (due to a bout of active acne), and while I still love the process, I love a good physical exfoliant too. Keeping both options in the stash is always good....and I pick one depending on how my skin feels.

An old favourite of mine is the Kama Ayurveda Kumkumadi Brightening Scrub but I had some good things about the Forest Essentials Organic Fruit Scrub so after a lot of thought (this thing is expensive afterall !!) I finally picked it up. I have been using it for over 2 months now and here is what I think. 

Forest Essentials Hand Punded Organic Fruit Scrub review

Derived from the unique Fal Yukth Gharshan Lep, this facial scrub uses a variety of fruit with exfoliating properties along with other natural plant extracts.

Hand-pounded to the right consistency, blends fresh organically grown Dates, Peaches and Almond seeds with rich Apricot Kernel oil, pure Honey and finely milled Almonds to gently exfoliate dull cells, revealing a beautifully polished and glowing complexion.

Forest Essentials Hand Punded Organic Fruit Scrub review

The ingredients list is quite impressive - Rose extract, Date and Peach pulp, Sweet Almond seed, Apricot oil, Walnut shell, Glycerin, Bael Leaf, Vertiver, Honey and Vit E. 
Though these are just the "key ingredients". I wish that FE gave the complete ingredient list. 

Forest Essentials Hand Punded Organic Fruit Scrub review

The texture of this scrub is super looks almost like Chyamanprash (haha!) and smells like a mixed fruit cocktail! (A lot like guavas, though it is no where in the ingredient list. Sensitive noses might not actually like this too much). You defintely need to wet your face throughly before using this in order to make it spread well all over. 

The granules are of different sizes - small and large mixed together. I also find the particles to be slightly more abrasive than the regular scrubs that have a cream base (drugstore ones as well).  If you have extremely sensitive skin or breakouts, I would suggest you to use something milder as the particles can irritate your skin more

Since the scrub has some good stuff packed in it, I tend to wet my face, apply it all over, scrub a little and then let it sit on my face for a few minutes. Once it starts to dry a little, I wet it again, scrub some more and wash it off

Another thing to keep in mind with this one is the amount of pressure you apply. Go easy with mild pressure with this one or you can over do the scrubbing. 

Even though it is not have a cream base, it does not dry the skin. The skin feels smooth, supple and radiant after use (given all the scrubbing and buffing). I follow it up with my regular routine (toning + moisturising). The skincare products will absorb better after exfoliation so the next morning the skin feels better too :)

Price : 1725 INR for 50g

  • The tub will last long since a small amount is needed each time. 
  • I quite like the organic natural formula as well. 
  • It does its job well and leaves the skin polished and smooth. 
  • It will suit all skin types. Extremely dry skins might like a cream base formula more and if you have active acne or breakouts, then this might be too harsh for your skin. 
Overall, it is quite a lovely scrub to use and feels quite luxurious too.

Though, I am not sure if I would repurchase this one again soon....look at the price tag! But if I am in a mood to indulge someday then I would surely consider getting this again. If you want to pamper yourself a little then do look into this one.