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Mario Badescu’s Almond & Honey Non-abrasive Face Scrub is a face scrub that claims to gently exfoliate, refine flaky skin, and remove dulling build-up. It is made from finely ground almonds and cornmeal, natural ingredients that gingerly remove dead skin cells. Honey extract has also been added to ensure that the skin is left soft and hydrated. Ideal for combination, dry, or sensitive skin, it reduces blackheads and congestion through gentle buffing.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water, Eau), Talc, Propylene Glycol, Zinc Oxide, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour, Kaolin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Meal, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Mel (Honey, Miel), Zea Mays (Corn) Kernel Meal, Cellulose Gum, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Isostearate, PPG-2 Hydroxyethyl Cocamide, Carrageenan, Sodium Chloride,Parfum (Fragrance), Stearic Acid, Methylparaben, Cetyl Alcohol, Triethanolamine, Quaternium-15, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea
Directions: Use light pressure to apply scrub onto wet skin (avoiding the eye area). Massage all areas of the face using upward, circular motions for 30 seconds, then rinse with warm water. For best results, exfoliate 1-3 times a week. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water. Follow with toner or astringent.
This decadent face scrub is specially formulated to be gentle on even the most delicate of skin. Finely ground almonds and cornmeal buff away dull, flaky skin to reveal a brighter, more even-toned complexion. The rich blend of sweet almond oil, honey, and oatmeal will leaves your complexion feeling nourished. After only one use, my combination, sensitive skin felt smooth and baby soft. And, the smell? Heavenly sweet … like fresh croissants aux amandes being pulled from a hot oven. Mmm!
The name of the product is a bit misleading, though. The texture of this almond and honey “scrub” is different than any other I’ve used. Most scrubs have microdermabrasion particles of pumice or volcanic rock, or are salt- or sugar-based, or have salt- or sugar-like compounds. This almond and honey scrub, however, has the luxurious consistency of a thick spa facial mask. When you open the container, you can see all of the little bits of actual almonds bespeckled generously throughout the jar. Although there are a few “chunkier” pieces of almonds, I found all of them to be perfectly balanced … they were soft enough to avoid agitating my skin while being firm enough to remove any dry, flaky areas.
At first, I wasn’t sure how much I would like a scrub that wasn’t really a scrub. I also wasn’t sure how well this “scrub” would work. To my surprise, Mario Badescu’s Almond & Honey Non-abrasive Face Scrub gently removed all of my dead skin cells without leaving my combination, sensitive skin red or inflamed. Admittedly, some of you out there won’t like the fact that this scrub doesn’t look like or feel like a scrub. I didn’t at first, either. But, once I saw how well the product worked, I stopped caring. Facial mask, scrub, or whatever Mario Badescu chooses to call it, it works, and I like it!
I use this almond and honey “scrub” 3x a week to exfoliate and brighten my skin, and it pays dividends every time! Although I’ve been using this product for over six months, I noticed a visible clarity in the appearance and texture of my skin in only a week’s time! And, with continued use, the results have just gotten better. It has removed dark spots, discoloration, and hyperpigmentation from acne scars as well as overexposure to the sun. That is something that I have never been able to achieve from other brands or product lines (at this low $15 price point). My only complaint is that I wish it did a better job of removing congestion from my nose area, but that part of my T-zone has always been problematic regardless of the products I have used, so I can’t really complain, especially considering how amazingly well the rest of my facial skin responds to this product.
All in all, this Almond & Honey Non-abrasive Face Scrub has lived up to its claims and is well worth the low $15 price tag. Because it is so thick, a little bit of product goes a long way, which makes this already amazing product all the more praiseworthy!