An exfoliator is an important part of my beauty regime, even more so as we move into colder months. It is probably the one that I tend to forget to mention. I have tried quite a few products from Green People so today I thought I would share my thoughts on their Fruit Scrub Exfoliator.
I know a lot of people are put off by manual face scrubs. They have a bad reputation for being overly harsh and for being full of plastic microbeads. When they are done right however, they are so much more gentle. I trust Green People, as they always use ingredients which are kind to the skin as well as to the environment. There are no microbeads to be found here.
I have found this to be very true of the Fruit Scrub Exfoliator. The particles of apricot seed are just the right size to be an effective exfoliator, without being too abrasive. It tackles dry patches very effectively, leaving my skin super soft and brighter in appearance.
This has a lovely citrus fragrance thanks to the addition of mandarin peel oil, lemon peel oil and bergamot. For my dry skin this works beautifully. I always find citrus aromas to lift my mood, so this is a good product when I want to give my skin a little pick me up. I know that citrus oils are often a trigger for some, so in this case this perhaps wouldn't be suitable.
Ingredients taken from the website:-
AQUA (SPRING WATER), OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL*, PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) SEED POWDER, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL*, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER*^, GLYCERIN* (VEGETABLE DERIVED), SQUALANE (FROM OLIVE OIL), CETYL ALCOHOL (EMULSIFYING PLANT WAX), CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE (PLANT DERIVED EMULSIFIER), CETEARYL ALCOHOL (EMULSIFYING PLANT WAX), ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) OIL*^, GLYCERYL STEARATE (PLANT DERIVED EMULSIFIER), ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE POWDER*, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL*, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT*, ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS (MARSHMALLOW) ROOT EXTRACT*, SODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE (PLANT DERIVED EMULSIFIER), HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) WATER*, HYDROLYSED JOJOBA ESTERS (FROM JOJOBA OIL), AROMA [LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) HERB OIL*^, CITRUS NOBILIS (MANDARIN) PEEL OIL*, CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL*^, CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL*], CITRIC ACID, BENZYL ALCOHOL, SALICYLIC ACID, SORBIC ACID, LIMONENE*, LINALOOL*, CITRAL*, GERANIOL*. *88.6% ORGANIC, ^FAIRLY TRADED