Ingredients: Unrefined Fairtrade Cane Sugar (Sucrose), Sweet Almond Butter (Prunus dulcis), Mango Tree Butter (Mangifera indica), Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil (Citrus sinensis), Geranium Essential Oil (Pelargonium graveolons), Carrot Root Oil (Daucus carota), Myrrh Essential Oil (Commiphora myrrha). Limonene* Citronellol* Geraniol* Linalool* Citral* * natural constituents of the essential oils
While there’s one exfoliator that’s been my favorite for a long long time now, I am always interested in testing other scrubs as well. The Akamuti Sweet Orange Facial Scrub is of yellow color and has a faint orange scent. Like Akamuti Sweet Orange Facial Cleanser, this one is also more on the oily looking side. The texture is pretty thick. The source of peeling is cane sugar.
As mentioned earlier, my favorite exfoliator is also based on sugar. With sugar-based exfoliators, there’s a fine line of how suitable the exfoliator will be to the skin: sugar has to be finely grained in order for the scrub not to be too abrasive; any kind of redness is a sign that skin reacted to something unpleasant, irritating.
Unfortunately, I’ve had a few instances of redness after using Akamuti Sweet Orange Facial Scrub.
I apply it to dry skin and gently, in circular motions, massage the scrub. Even though the formulation contains only carrier and essential oils, I have a feeling the scrub tends to be a bit on a drier side, so I sprinkle some water on my face while scrubbing. Given is oily texture, after the sugar is washed off, the oily film remains on the skin. The skin is very soft and smooth after using Akamuti Sweet Orange Facial Scrub, but due to oils, it’s also nourished.
The ingredients are similar to Akamuti Sweet Orange Facial Cleanser: Sweet Almond Butter, Geranium Essential Oil, Myrrh Essential Oil, as well as, of course, Sweet Orange Essential Oil with its natural cleansing properties. Mango Tree Butter is an antioxidant and moisturizer, which has healing and regenerative properties. Carrot Root Oil is a potent antioxidant (so potent it can also be used as a preservative). It moisturizes the skin, promotes new cells formation, and soothes and calms irritated skin.
Potentially problematic ingredients? None!
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My final word?
The ingredients in this scrub are suitable for any skin type, while the somewhat abrasive sugar, not being finely grained enough, may not be suitable for sensitive and broken skin and skin, which has painful acne. Given it’s a bit more abrasive, I’d suggest you use it sparingly; when in need of a more thorough peeling. I would not suggest using it on a daily basis. All in all, it’s a nice scrub, with good ingredients, leaving the skin smooth and soft, but I do wish the sugar would have been a bit more finely grained.
Just as with the Akamuti Sweet Orange Facial Cleanser, I highly recommend you keep the scrub in refrigerator and when opening, use a wooden spoon or spatula to take out the scrub, so you don’t contaminate it.
Price? 9€ for 50ml. Yes, another very affordable and all natural product from Akamuti. Would I buy it again? Given I am very picky when it comes to exfoliators, and having one which I turn to again and again, I am not sure Akamuti scrub could take its place any time soon. However, Akamuti Sweet Orange Facial Scrub does not contain any foaming ingredients, only purely natural ones, so that is always a huge plus in my book.
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Are you familiar with Akamuti Sweet Orange Facial Scrub? What’s your take on it?
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Akamuti Sweet Orange Facial Scrub has been provided to Nature of Europe by Akamuti for the purpose of an honest review.