Today I am gonna review for you Alba Botanica Acne Dote Face & Body Scrub. What caught my attention is that this scrub is 100% natural with no parabens and any synthetic fragrances, which seemed to be perfect for my sensitive, breakouts prone skin.
What producer says about scrub:
Treats and helps prevent breakouts for squeaky-clean, clear skin
Foaming scrub with ground walnut shell is tough on backne but naturally gentle enough for daily facial cleansing
100% vegetarian ingredients
No animal testing
NO: parabens, phthalates, or synthetic fragrances
I would say it is a mild (not too delicate, yet not too strong) scrub. I used it daily for my face & neckline area for about 3 weeks. When I opened the tube I saw brown colored scrub. It surprised me a bit, because the box is white-green so I was expecting something lighter. Anyways, this is just a color 🙂
Scrub smells like mint & crashed walnut/hazelnut which for me it was not an amazingly pleasant scent, but also not too bad. When you apply scrub on your face – oh my goodness! I really like how it feels on my skin, and after I rinsed my face with water, I felt it very refreshed – probably because scrub contains peppermint. Skin was smoother, brighter, refreshed and did not feel too dry.
Does it work for acne?
Active ingredient here is salicylic acid. This type of acid may help with milder acne, but not if you suffer from really bad, hormonal, cystic acne. It helps to unclog pores to resolve lesions, however it does not kills bacteria. So it means that if you stop using product with salicylic acid, your pores comes back to previous condition. In my case it helps to calm down my skin, but the best thing is that I could finally got rid off dead skin (which is sometimes visible after I dry my breakouts with tea tree oil or zinc cream). In general, I found my skin cleaner & brighter – because as I was saying – this scrub removes dead skin cells & oil from the skin amazingly.
Time to give my points; where 1 means ‘I don’t like it’, 5 means ‘I love it’
package: 4 (sometimes I get too much of this scrub – so I don’t know if the consistency could be thicker or tube could have smaller ending)
price: 5 (very reasonable 6-9$ for 8oz)
availability: 5 (from target to whole foods + online)
Would I buy it again? Yes
To sum up, I am not fan of the scent, but I like how effective this scrub is. However the fragrance is not a problem, and at least I am sure it is 100% natural. For more diligent & curious readers – bellow the review I present the list of ingredients. I hope you found this review helpful. Do you know other organic scrubs? Do you recommend anything?
Active: Salicylic acid 2% – Acne Treatment
Other: Aqua (water), aloe barbadensis leaf juice, sodium laurylglucosides hydroxypropylsulfonate, cocamidopropyl betaine, juglans regia (walnut) shell powder, glycerin, spiraea ullmaria extract, lens esculenta (lentil) fruit extract, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) rhizome/root, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) extract, salix alba (willow) bark extract, citrus aurantium bergamia (bergamot) fruit oil, citrus aurantium dulis (orange) peel oil, menta piperita (peppermint) oil, algin, allantoin, citric acid, panthenol, cellulose gum , sclerotium gum, xanthan gum, ethylhexylglycerin, phenoxyethanol, citral, limonene, linalool.