I picked up this L’Oreal Smooth Sugars Glow Scrub when I found it on sale and decided to give it a go. I mean, this kind of product I go through on a regular basis and it does not hurt finding some nice cheap alternatives here and there.
The packaging is……well, at least it get’s the job done. I have to say that this looks and feels awfully cheap though. I mean, Makeup Revolution manage to do nice packaging at much more affordable prices than this. The design looks simple and very cheap. Almost like noone really cared about making an effort. The plastic lid also feels very cheap and frankly not very well made. It fells like one of those that are so cheap it’s a little hard to screw them on and off properly. Sure the jar itself is glass, but it does not really help on the overall cheap and boring impression.
But the outside does not matter if the inside is great. This is a sugar scrub si naturally it has sugar in it. Three different kinds actually (brown. light, white). It also has grapeseed-oil and monoi-oil to add moisture. It’s suppsed to exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin as well as adding glow and moisture.
It does feel like it’s rich in oil that is for sure. And it does not strip any moisture oil of my skin which I really like. It does not really exfoliate much though. I feel like there is just not enough sugars in this to make it properly exfoliating. To try do get some abrasive effect from it I had to really use a lot, and still I felt like it was just lackluster. I know harsh scrubs are not good for the skin, especially the face, but at least I want to feel like to does something at all. Somehow I expected this to smell like coffee, which it does not (and it does not claim to either so I can’t really complain about it), it just smells like sugar actually. If you don’t like strongly scented stuff that’s OK, but I find it a bit boring.
I guess, after this not so amazing review, that I don’t really have to tell you that I won’t be picking this one up again. Sure, it was cheap but the whole experience of the product is just lackluster and it did not do anything for me.
Unfortunately, this was a miss. In almost every way possible.