Lakme Clean Up Face Scrub: Review

The joy of owning face scrubs is immense. I’m saying this because I have extremely dry skin and I rely only on face scrubs to do the dirty job of removing dead skin off my face. So any face scrub launched in the market, you name it, I would have done my own research on it. That’s probably why instead of the face wash and the face mask, I went ahead and bought only the face scrub from the Lakme Clean Up range. 

Price: 99 INR for 50g

Packaging: The scrub comes in a red tube with a hint of silver on it and a pearly white cap.

Lakme promises salon-like clean up in 3 steps. 3 steps if you buy all the three products but for me it is just one step and I find that more than enough.

I’m not listing out all the ingredients here since it was difficult to photograph it without the words on either sides being blurred nor can I type it out since it is pretty exhaustive but all I want to mention here is that it has SLS (Sodium Laureth Sulfate). Although there is a debate on whether SLS is carcinogenic, it is mainly a foaming agent, used in most of your soaps and detergents.

The scent of this scrub is a combination of strawberry and walnut with strawberry dominating the latter. Of course, the scrub has strawberry extract and that makes the scent of the scrub pleasant. It isn’t over powering so that’s a good thing.

How I use the scrub: After splashing my face with water, I take a tiny amount of the scrub and apply it on my face, take a little water and wet it again and then in a gentle anti clockwise motion I exfoliate my face. The reason why I’m mentioning this is because the scrub tends to dry quickly on your face and you do need to keep your face wet in order to ensure the grits don’t damage your skin. I leave it on for about 5 minutes and wash it off.

Whenever I use the scrub, my face looks and feels clean and smooth. It also looks brighter. It stays the same way throughout the day which is an added bonus. It does not dry my skin although I would say a moisturizer is necessary after using this. Then again, isn’t that the same with every scrub??

Walnut shell powder is what forms the scrub part of it (as mentioned in the ingredients list). Although it mentions powder, mind you, it isn’t finely ground powder that are found in mild scrubs. Instead I would call these grits which are coarsely ground which makes it tad abrasive. Using it once or twice a week would be a wise decision unless you want your skin to look like it has been scratched.

Final Word: A scrub that does its job well and which comes at a price that doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket is worth a try!