St Ives Green Tea Scrub, that is.
In my perpetual search for something to satiate my scrubby needs, I came across this tube of green tea goodness whilst I was drugstore prowling in the States last year.
Did I really need another scrub? No.
Did I want another scrub? Especially one that has 1% salicylic acid? Heck, yes.
The contents in this tube are not particularly attractive. First off, it’s green. And it smells herby. To me anyway (but you may not want to trust my nose).
But make no mistake, this is one heck of scrub. And quite a keeper too.
This green tea scrub is a thick paste which is exfoliating all on its own. There are no beads or granules in it which acts as the exfoliating agent.
Green tea is also known to be rich in anti-oxidants, and to be soothing for the skin. Coupled with the 1% salicylic acid, this scrub is designed to be quite the zit-fighter.
After a round of gentle scrubbing, my skin feels nice, soft and clean. No tuggy-feeling anywhere, which is great.
As scrubs go, I’d say this one is quite sits somewhere in the middle. Not quite as mild as the Neutrogena Deep Clean scrub, but not quite as harsh as the St Ives Naturally Clear Apricot Scrub.
And as with all scrubs, go gentle with it. You don’t want to scrub your face off.
Do I love this? Yes.
Can you buy it here in Malaysia? Unfortunately no. But if you do manage to get your hands on it, it’ll cost you about USD5.99 in the US.
Care for a scrub of tea?