Regular exfoliation helps us achieve young and healthy skin. It sheds the old cells from face/body and reveals the newer skin. Exfoliation is a very important step towards keeping our skin nice as it unclogs the pores. Once we have unclogged pores it will afterwards reduce the (pimples) breakouts. Face scrubs are different from body scrubs. Body scrubs should not be used on face as they are harsh as compared to face scrubs which are much more delicate for the thin face skin.
Another common question is face scrubs are only used by oily skinned? No, scrubbing has to be done irrespective of the fact that you have an oily or dry skin.
Yes, if you have dry skin scrubbing once a week is okay.
If you are oily skinned, then 2-3 times scrubbing a week won’t harm your face.
However, if you are oily skinned but have sensitive skin then I would suggest scrubbing from 1-2 times is more than enough. (The simple formula is how much your skin can take, try it and see it yourself as every skin is different and the bearing percentage varies).
Today I will be talking about LAKME face scrub which boasts of salon like clean up. For details on lakme clean up face wash (FULL REVIEW HERE)
WHAT THE PRODUCT SAYS– ( as taken from lakme india website)
Your skin is currently shedding cells, which leads to a build-up of dead cells and dull-looking skin. Designed specially for skin prone to breakouts, Lakmé Clean-up Clear Pores Face Scrub is dermatologist tested, non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic. With the goodness of green tea extracts to soothe your skin, and salicylic acid to prevent breakouts and fight blemishes, this gentle scrub helps get rid of dead cells, unclog pores, and gives you clear, matte skin.
- Green Tea extracts to soothe skin
- Salicyclic Acid to prevent breakouts & fight blemishes
- Suitable for Normal to Oily Skin
- Dermatologist tested| Non-comedogenic| Hypoallergenic
- Available in 50gm and 100gm
PRICE: RS 225
SHELF LIFE: 24 MONTHS FROM PKD.
MY EXPERIENCE WITH LAKME CLEAN UP FACE SCRUB CLEAR PORES WITH GREEN TEA EXTRACTS
I have got the clear pores variant which is filled in a sea green plastic tube. The scrub has a strong smell so please don’t try to sniff it hard ( yes I sniffed at the tube to see what it had inside and did the same several times to understand the fragrances, but I need to understand that I am not a professional sniffer! No matter how hard I try I won’t be able to differentiate the smell…pathetic and always trying to be over smart…me!!!)
The scrub is mint-off white in colour and the coarse grains of it cannot be seen. It is only when you start scrubbing can you feel an abundant amount of small granules all over your face. The trick is don’t put too much pressure else you will end up red-faced (well if you want to have a natural blush colour go ahead..lol……..no no no, don’t do that I am just kidding!!!). Gently massage for 2 minutes in circular motion and rinse thoroughly.
Well I like this scrub a lot. It’s gentle on my face and exfoliates well. After scrubbing with it regularly, now I can feel a new fresh skin which looks quite healthy. I don’t use it every day but have used it on alternate days and it was fine, it didn’t harm my skin in any way 🙂
It can be used as an everyday scrub if your skin allows it, I don’t scrub everyday even if the product has been clinically proven gentle and nice, as firstly I am always in so much hurry I forget scrubbing. Secondly I have (acne) little read bumps and I don’t like to agitate them.
After using “clean pores face scrub” I realized that my pores and skin are cleaner than before. I had blackheads on my nose which were not severe but were quite visible; this scrub took care of it to a great extent!!! (Though I still can see few of them, but still I feel happy if I see them lessening!)
It removes every bit of oil from my already oily face and gives a mattified effect. Regular use might clear light blemishes as well but since I don’t have blemished skin I should not comment on it 🙂
SWATCHES OF THE SCRUB ON MY HAND
TURN ON: LAKME CLEAN UP FACE SCRUB CLEAR PORES WITH GREEN TEA EXTRACTS
1) It’s a gentle scrub.
2) Gives a clear mattified skin.
3) It’s non-comedogenic which means it doesn’t promote the formulation of blackheads. ( and it did take care of the blackheads on my nose to an extent)
4) I have used this on alternate days and it didn’t harm my skin. (I think it’s because its hypoallergenic, which means that it, has a lower tendency to produce any allergic reaction). At the end of the day my skin is happy about it!
5) It didn’t dry out my skin!
TURN OFF: LAKME CLEAN UP FACE SCRUB CLEAR PORES WITH GREEN TEA EXTRACTS
1) It’s expensive, I would have loved it even more if priced a little lower.
2) Though it didn’t dry out my skin but I felt just a little amount of stretchiness which of course was taken care by my moisturizer but I guess dry skinned ladies (it’s just my personal thinking, it might dry out the skin just a bit, which again can be corrected by a moisturizer!)
COSMOCHICS RATING: 4.50/5 (minus the mark for the expensive price)
“INFO ON A SILVER PLATTER”- LAKME CLEAN UP FACE SCRUB CLEAR PORES WITH GREEN TEA EXTRACTS is a nice gentle scrub. It removes impurities well and gives a healthy looking skin. I am sure I will be buying this again if can’t find any cheaper option soon 🙂
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HAVE YOU USED THIS SCRUB BEFORE? DO YOU LIKE SCRUBBING DAILY OR 2-3 TIMES A WEEK?
For Lakme Clean Up Face wash Review click here