Chlorella Based Facial Scrub Brightens & Softens Skin
If you have sensitive skin, you’ve no doubt found it a challenge to find a reasonably priced facial scrub that cleanses and exfoliates without drying and irritating your skin. I’ve tried dozens over the years—including organic products, and none have provided the deep cleansing and gentle rejuvenation that was promised. That changed when I discovered Acure Organic’s Brightening Facial Scrub – it is simply an amazing exfoliating cleanser that does wonders for all skin types.
I started using the Brightening Facial Scrub in the winter when my skin was becoming dry from exposure in the cold and snow (over 50 inches in my part of the world!). What I immediately loved about this product was the invigorating ocean aroma that revitalizes your senses as soon as you squeeze a small amount from the tube. I also liked the deep green color of the scrub, which comes from key organic ingredients Sea Kelp, French Green Clay and Chlorella Growth Factor—all of which purify the skin and promote healthy pores. The real powerhouse in this formula is Chlorella, a sea-based microalgae that is rich in amino acids, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. In combination with the stem cell science used to formulate this facial scrub, chlorella detoxifies and protects the skin while promoting cell rejuvenation.
Skin Deep: Does the Brightening Facial Scrub Work?
I add a few drops of water to the scrub in the palm of my hand and the scrub forms a clay-like paste that does not contain large gritty pieces so common to other exfoliators. The Brightening Facial Scrub has a silky texture. The reason for this silky texture has everything to do with the other organic extracts sourced for this product: Lemon Peel granules, fermented sugar, and Chlorophyll gently remove dead skin from the surface as they draw out dirt and oil that can clog pores. I apply the scrub to my face in small circular motions. I don’t need to use a lot of pressure to feel this product working. There’s a gentle tingling and an ongoing release of that wonderful sea scent as you massage the scrub over the skin.
The combination of nutrient-dense skin exfoliators along with calming herbs and skin friendly oils is what makes the Brightening Facial Scrub do its job gently, yet thoroughly. The scrub also contains organic Aloe Vera Leaf juice, Calendula and Chamomile extracts and several other powerful fruit and plant based antioxidants to detoxify, brighten and revitalize the skin. Sage and Spearmint essential oils help tame inflammation and add a mild minty-cool sensation. The result: Your skin feels cleansed and soothed.
The skin-rejuvenating power of this scrub doesn’t just apply to how your skin feels immediately after use, but over time. I’ve used this product 1-3x a week since January 2015. There is a noticeable difference in my skin tone and texture. I have long had dark spots on my skin due to years spent in the sun as a lifeguard and from pregnancy. Now, the discoloration is much less noticeable; I don’t have to use as much foundation in those areas. Throughout this past winter, my skin has been less dry and flakey. I also noticed a significant reduction in acne flare-ups. My skin is softer, more even toned, and radiant—just how it should be after consistent use of a brightening scrub.
The 4 oz. tube costs $9.99. After nearly six months of using this product, I’m just now running out—so a little goes a long way!
Acure Organics is a family owned and operated company founded by Kristy Guerra in honor of her grandmother, who battled cancer for over 10 years. All Acure products use Fair Trade and certified organic ingredients. Products are free from animal testing, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, harmful preservatives and artificial colors. Acure donates funds to Bright Pink and helps provide free mammograms to women at risk for breast cancer.
Chlorella Growth Factor is clinically proven to protect collagen and elastin fibers from enzymes that destroy them.
Active Stem Cells contain all the beneficial markers that a specific plant carries. Stem Cell Science makes it possible to amplify these benefits up to 1000 times their natural bioavailability.
Herbal & “Skin Nutrition” Ingredients:
Blackberry, Acai Berry, Rosehips, Pomegranate, Rooibos, Calendula, Chammomile, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Coconut Oil, French Green Clay, Lemon Peel Granules, Sea Kelp, Chlorophyll, Fermented Sugar, Olive Oil Cacao Powder, Essential Oil blend of Sage and Spearmint.
Review by Karen M. Rider, M.A.
Karen is a contributing editor with Medicine Talk Pro. She has a decade of experience writing about holistic health, wellness and integrative medicine. Karen holds degrees in kinesiology and health psychology and has training in wellness coaching. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the Association for Health Care Journalists. When she isn’t writing, Karen enjoys biking and kayaking with her family and relaxing with a home-brewed cup of organic tea.
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