The pros: Trader Joe’s Blueberry and Acai Facial Scrub is nicely packaged, smells great, and is a nice facial scrub.
The cons: While the packaging is nice, I was concerned about keeping a glass jar in the shower no matter how heavy it felt.
The verdict: Sometimes I read packaging before I buy a product. Sometimes I don’t. In a world with ridiculous warning labels, I find myself ignoring them more and more because some defy all common sense.
Working in a middle school the Tide Pod challenge is a recent favorite example of things that just make me shake my head. The warning labels are clear, but the age group engaging in the behavior is old enough to know better. Thank goodness that internet trend came and went.
Now, there are no warning labels on this. Just the gentle reminder of “for external use only.” But for the first time in a long time, I smelled this and understood why.
This smells good. It smells like a super fresh smoothie.
Aside from the pleasant fruity fragrance I was shocked how heavy this packaging. This doesn’t feel like cheap drugstore packaging.
This is a heavy glass jar with a generous 2 ounces a product. And yes, a little goes a long way.
While I loved the feel of the jar, I was a bit concerned about having a glass jar in the shower.
This is no delicate jar. It’s thick and sturdy. I would still be careful though.
Packaging aside, this product not only smells good, but does a good job of exfoliating as well without drying skin. For me there was a touch of tingling, which is common with the alpha hydroxy acids in this product.
It’s got enough grit to it, but not enough where you feel like your face is being sand blasted.
There is some oatmeal and shea butter, but overall I think they were there to balance the AHA.
But after a shower, I went about my usual skin care routine. This did not moisturize the way a sugar scrub often does, but it left my skin feeling soft enough.
For $5.99 this product feels way more expensive that it is. While I absolutely love sugar scrubs, this does a good job of exfoliating without stripping the skin too much. It smells great and after a week of using it I did not seem to have any breakouts either.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The package of Trader Joe’s Blueberry and Acai Facial Scrub:
How Trader Joe’s describes this product:
How to use this product:
Out of the package you get:
Would I buy this again? Yes, I would buy Trader Joe’s Blueberry and Acai Facial Scrub again.
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