When Pamella, owner of Karen’s Botanicals, sent me a complimentary jar of Exfoliating Cleansing Grains, it made me realize that I had yet to review the jar I’ve been using for years (despite mentioning it in previous posts). Well, well…better late than never, right?
Ingredients (provided at karensbotanicals.com)- “Ground and Powdered oats*, brown rice*, rosebud*, lavender blossom*. * Asterisk denotes a certified organic ingredient”
Some great things about this product:
1. It’s free of synthetic fragrances, parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, and phenoxyethanol.
2. It’s made entirely of organic ingredients.
Product Description(provided at karensbotanicals.com)- “This simple and ancient blend of flower blossoms and powdered grains gently exfoliates and cleans the skin. Unlike harsh and overly abrasive scrubs, cleansing grains are not irritating. Suitable for all skin types, Exfoliating Cleansing Grains are best choice for sensitive skin. Rosebud and Lavender blossom provide a very light natural scent- there are no added scents or essential oils. Ground oats and brown rice both absorb impurities while gently scrubbing away dead skin. Oats are also very soothing. Lavender is antibacterial and soothing. Roses are a famous emollient, and along with ground oats, make skin feel soft and smooth.”
Price– $6.25 for a 2 oz. cobalt jar. Since I still have a little left in the jar I bought in 2010, I’m thinking that is WAY cheap. Keep in mind that I use far less than 2 tsp. to exfoliate my face (more like 1/2 a tsp.), though, and I exfoliate approximately twice a month. The new jar says to use within 18 months of purchase, but the old jar doesn’t and it smells/looks fine…so I’ll probably use it until it’s all gone.
Performance– This is my go to product when it’s time to exfoliate. My favorite way to use it is to mix it with whichever cream cleanser I’m using and kill two birds with one stone (cleansing + exfoliating). I’ve also mixed it with honey, yogurt, and eggs as the website suggests and used prior to cleansing. All are great for dry skin, and the honey works best when my skin is misbehaving most. These grains are gentle yet effective, and they leave my skin both soft and radiant. No dull/lifeless or red/irritated skin for this girl!
Scent– It smells like lavender oatmeal, which is something I am now tempted to make and devour for the first time ever.
Rating– I’d be a fool to give this product anything lower than a 10.
Would I purchase this item again? Yes sir! To be honest, I’m kind of starting to wonder: Does a Karen’s Botanicals product exist that I wouldn’t absolutely love? I doubt it.
*Product was provided by Karen’s Botanicals. The decision to review it, as well as the opinions stated, are all my own.
Happy 4th, y’all! Go grill something tasty.
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