Wednesday, February 29, 2012

100% Meh: 100% Pure Red Wine Resveratrol Scrub and Mask


I'm a girl who prefers to use anything natural when she can. I don't make my own face scrub or conditioner or cleaning products, but I have been known to slather my head in olive oil (and lately the wonder stuff, coconut oil).

Unfortunately, it can be difficult to find good, natural products. I've looked around at both my local health food store and Target and been unable to find much of anything in the way of facial scrubs. But, after reading Tamatha's plea for us to ditch the apricot scrub we all seem to use, I went on a great Google hunt and came across a brand called 100% Pure.

When researching new products, if I find something that sounds interesting, I also try to look for product reviews. 100% Pure had a few good reviews out there, but most of them seemed to be of their Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream (which I'll also be reviewing). After looking over the brand's several scrubs, it was the Super Fruits Scrub and Mask that I most wanted to try, but the item was out of stock--both on their own site and others. An email inquiry as to restocking time was never answered, so I decided to try the Red Wine scrub.

I received my order fairly quickly and was excited to try the scrub, hoping I'd finally found an apricot replacement. The scrub really does seem more like a creamy cleanser or mask than a scrub--the jojoba beads meant to do the exfoliating are few and far between. If you are looking for a more gentle scrub, this one would do the trick, but I can't say that I'm sure it actually does anything at all. After several days of use, my skin (which tends to be sensitive) started breaking out, and to be honest, I am not a fan of the product's creaminess. So for me, this one is a big meh. I can't recommend it highly, nor can I say there's something terribly wrong with it. But I guess the most telling sign of my review is that I'm back on the apricot stuff. Le sigh.

I give this scrub a positively boring four tentacles.

Rating: 4/8 tentacles

1 comment:

  1. Cindy, I can't wait to read your Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream review! I've heard good things about it.

    As for a good apricot replacement that's still pretty natural, try using a little baking soda mixed in with your usual facewash.