I feel like I’m slowly working my way through every e.l.f. product, but I’ve had so many people ask me about their skin care and how it stacks up against more expensive brands so I like to review everything I can. For those of you who don’t know already, I am a licensed aesthetician, so I get asked about things on a weekly basis. What certain ingredients do, what kind of ingredients should you look for when buying skin care, what products help with what, etc. You get the picture. So let’s start with what’s in the ELF Exfoliating Scrub.
What’s In It?
This Scrub is made with Vitamin E, purified water, walnut, and apricot. It’s free from parabens, sulfates, and phthalates, so you don’t have to worry about having a bad reaction to it, unless you’re allergic to a particular ingredient. Vitamin E is always a great ingredient to find in your skin care because it builds up your natural collagen production, it adds extra moisture, and it’s a powerful antioxidant, which means it fights free radicals to help slow the aging process.
Apricots are also amazing for your skin! They contain tons of antioxidants, the ground kernels from apricots help with the scrub texture and aid in the exfoliating process, and the oil from apricots helps in maintaining suppleness, clarity, and elasticity. It also dives deep into the pores, cleaning out blackheads and dirt, resulting in radiant skin!
What My Skin Looks Like After Using It
I definitely noticed a very clean appearance the second after washing my face. My skin actually has a glow to it now, which I think is because I haven’t exfoliated in a week, so it definitely sloughed off the dead skin. It’s supposed to leave your skin looking radiant, and I’d say it works! My skin also feels very smooth, and clean.
How To Use It
It’s actually super simple to use. Wet your skin with water, and then work the scrub into your skin using small circular motions. Focus on areas where you usually get blackheads and clogged pores. Make sure you work it in for a good minute, at least, to get the full benefit. Obviously if you slap it on and immediately wash it off it won’t do much for you, so use it when you can spend some time on your skin.
It feels a little gritty, so don’t scrub too hard! You don’t want to damage the skin, just apply some light pressure. Splash some water on your face to wash it off. Voila! Smooth, beautiful skin!
I would say it’s worth every penny!! Compared to more expensive brands it holds up well. It retails for $5! You seriously can’t beat that price when you’re looking at a good quality product. I highly recommend this product!
Have you tried it before? What are your thoughts?! Let me know in the comments.