If you’ve ever suffered from a dull complexion then you know how much exfoliation can benefit you skin. Although the body does shed skin cells on it’s own those of us with oilier skin sometimes need a little help to keep our complexions radiant and smooth. Exfoliation has been a part of my weekly beauty routine since my teen years simply because it always left my skin smoother and my makeup application much easier.
Now that I’m making a move to cruelty-free products it’s opened a whole new world of ingredients and brands to sample. Since I needed a new exfoliator I decided to try Burt’s Bees Peach & Willowbark Deep Pore Scrub. The scrub uses finely ground Peach Stones, commonly know as peach pits to provide the exfoliation factor combined with Willowbark which a natural source of Salicylic Acid.
Ingredients: water, vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, stearic acid, glycerin, prunus persica (peach) seed powder, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, sodium borate, fragrance, salix nigra (willow) bark extract, glucose, anthemis nobilis (chamomile) flower extract, hydrastis canadensis (golden seal) extract, zingiber officinale (ginger) root extract, fucus vesiculosus (bladderwrack) extract, xanthan gum, sucrose stearate, glucose oxidase, lactoperoxidase
While I loved the results of the scrub, I must warn that the formula is a bit abrasive; the peach stone is finely ground so it didn’t leave my skin red or irritated. The scrub is in a creamy base that contains grape seed oil, goldenseal and coconut oil which are all great for the skin. I’d love to see a Burt’s Bees exfoliating formula that is a bit more gentle on sensitive skin. Overall (with a gentle touch) this scrub is a winner – its cruelty free and delivers a deep cleaning on par with luxury brands. What is your favorite facial scrub?