Thursday, 3 December 2015

Alba Botanicals Natural Hawaiian Facial Scrub; The Pore Purifying Pineapple and Papaya Perfecter!

The Alba Botanicals Natural Hawaiian Facial Scrub is an interesting little number, being both your physical and enzyme exfoliator in one tube, this fruit-packed scrub offers both a mild-buffing and surface decongestion in one. The magical mix of papaya and pineapple enzymes, plus the ever scrumptious jojoba esters makes for a super gentle way to clear and smooth the skin.
By some possibly intentional or unintentional engineering, the Alba Botanicals Natural Hawaiian Facial Scrub manages to maintain perpetually cool. This was particularly welcome during the summer period, as it kickstarted my skin with an instant refresh. The jojoba esters are especially spongy, offering a super gentle exfoliation with a similar sensation to finally being able to scratch an itch that's been tickling forever. That is by no way to suggest that this scrub is harsh, when it is in fact very mild, due to the cushioning jojoba beads.

Being labelled as hypro-allergenic, this enzymatic exfoliator is made with sensitivity in mind. My sensitive skin does not take any issue with the pineapple and papaya enzymes, and I find that they very aid in clarifying my dull, congested skin. I usually gently buff my skin for 1-minute to allow the jojoba beads to remove any surface debris, then leave the product on my skin for around 3-5 minutes to allow the enzyme exfoliation to take place. 

It's worth mentioning that this product does leave an oddly wax-like film on my skin, so I always have to remove it with a cleansing cloth. The fruity and citrusy fragrance is just tops, the scent is fresh and it certainly makes skin feel fresh after use.

The Alba Botanicals Natural Hawaiian Facial Scrub is a wonder-worker when it comes to clearing pores and decongesting skin. The cushion-like jojoba esters are gentle yet purifying, and the pineapple and papaya enzymes are reviving and clarifying. This makes for a perfect in-the-shower scrub, but remember to keep a muslin to hand. 

As usual, when it comes to physical exfoliators, I'd like to remind everyone about Ban the Microbead to help reduce our consumption of plastics and the truly gross environmental impact that has. Make the switch to natural by seeing the full list of approved products for your region here: http://www.beatthemicrobead.org/en/product-lists.

Alba Botanicals Natural Hawaiian Facial Scrub can be purchased from Beauty Naturals for £7.30 / 118ML.