I requested to review the Ancient Orient Rice Enzyme Face Scrub Exfoliant from Oz Naturals, through Brandbacker.com. If you’ve read about other products I’ve talked about, you’ll know how much I love using products that are all natural and free from those harsh (and even harmful ingredients) that many of us consumers are used to. For the last several years, all of my skin care products were 100% ‘healthy’, and my skin was the best it’s ever looked. In recent times I’ve broken away from only using those ‘clean’ products to try new things, and although I have loved some of the things I’ve tried, eventually I do intend to go back to that all natural skin care life style.
Anyways, this face scrub exfoliant interested me right away because there are so many excellent ingredients in it. It contains green tea extract, which has antioxidant effects that help protect the skin from the harmful effects of free radicals (for example, the sun, and in my part of the world it’s summer time). The scrub also contains lactic and alpha lipoid acid, which helps break down and remove dead skin cells. Fun fact, lipoic acid is a whopping 400 times richer in antioxidants than Vitamins E and C.
Pro – vitamin B5 is another ingredient in the scrub, which helps retain moisture for dry skin. I really noticed this – this was my favorite part. I don’t apply moisturizer after trying skin care products, just so I can really get a sense of how moisturizing they really are on their own. I was so impressed with this – it may be an exfoliator, but it did not dry out my skin whatsoever. My skin felt soft enough that I could skip moisturizer if I wanted to. That was really pleasant!
It’s an odd sort of product! Rather than your normal grainy textured exfoliator, this dispenses as a powder. You’re to mix a nickel sized amount of the powder with a touch of warm water to create a textured (but not too abrasive) paste, and apply to the skin. No discernible scent really stood out to me, which would have been nice but I’m not one to be put off by a product for that reason.
Using this as a powder + water mixture is certainly different, but overall I did really, really enjoy using it. You can check out more about the Ancient Orient Rice Enzyme and so many more all natural products from the Oz Naturals Website or from Amazon.