YAY! My first real review of 2015. I started using a bunch of new products at the tail end of 2014, so I haven’t had the chance to properly review anything. But girl get your coins ready because I have a blogging schedule of 3 new posts a week with ALL new reviews.
First up for 2015 is the Missha Cacao and Cream Facial Scrub. A friend from Korea so graciously brought me a care package when she visited Ho Chi Minh City, and it included this lovely facial scrub. A commenter asked me a while ago if I had any scrubs to recommend, and at that time, I didn’t, because I haven’t used a facial scrub in AGES. I am a loyal and faithful servant to my Clarisonic Mia 2, but I figured introducing a scrub back into my life couldn’t hurt.
If you love ice cream and want to feel like you’re putting some Baskin Robbins realness on your face, then you’re going to love this scrub. It’s formulated with real cacao extract, shea butter, sunflower oil, lavender, and macadamia seed oil, so it’s extra rich and creamy. If you’re interested in seeing a full list of ingredients, head over here to the Missha official website.
It’s packaged in a small plastic jar containing 95g of product. If you’re so inclined, you could bring it with you while you’re traveling, but the jar is slightly too large to put in a carry-on beauty bag.
At first glance, I didn’t think that this scrub would really do anything. It’s super creamy, and doesn’t have the texture of a “scrub” (example being the SkinFood Black Sugar Scrub), but it’s actually quite dreamy. It’s very gentle, but definitely has some exfoliation power.
I like to use this scrub in the morning whenever I’ve used a ton of different creams on my face the night before. I think it could be gentle enough for daily use, since it’s so creamy and moisturizing. Like most scrubs, it claims to help remove blackheads, whiteheads, and dead skin cells, but I can’t really say it does all of that. I thankfully have been having a great few months of nice skin, but I will say my skin looks a little smoother and feels moisturized after using it. One big plus is that it is pretty hydrating and doesn’t leave my skin dry. But mostly, I like this scrub because it’s gentle and smells like ice cream. Sometimes, simple is best.
What are your favorite face scrubs? Let me know in the comments!