Abra Therapeutics, Skin Refining Scrub, Peppermint and Oats, 4.5 oz (126 g) (Discontinued Item)
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Rinse face with warm water. Apply a small amount and massage with gentle circular motion. Rinse thoroughly, tone, moisturize. Avoid delicate eye area.
Distilled water, organic oats (avena sativa), white clay (kaolin), vegetable emulsifying wax (coconut), aloe vera, vegetable glycerin, almond meal and almond glycerides (prunus dulcis), sunflower oil (helianthus annuus), Organic Herbs Of: sea kelp (laminaria), chamomile (matricaria recutita), rosemary (r. officinalis), rose petals (rosa spp.), calendula (c. officinalis), horsetail herb (equisetum arvense), lavender (l. officinalis), garcinia seed butter (g. indica), walnut powder (juglans regia); essential oils of organic peppermint (menthe piperita) and ylang ylang (cananga odorata), black currant (ribes nigrum), quaking aspen (populous tremuloides), sodium benzoate, allantoin (comfrey), potassium sorbate, xanthan gum.
I use this as a face mask and NOT as a scrub, this is why: This is a reformulated and repackaged newer version of the 'peppermint and oats' scrub. Initially I was disappointed because it was a cheaper harsher product compared to the older formula. The older formula contained 'jojoba beads' which are a gentle physical exfoliant this is an expensive ingredient and has be replaced with cheaper walnut shell pieces (its a waste product of the walnut industry). If you have sensitive skin this makes a huge difference, under the microscope the walnut shell pieces are jagged and sharp and will create micro scaring if used to often or too aggressively; jojoba beads on the other hand are smooth and don't cut the skin. However all this said the peppermint content of the new formulation is much higher which makes if feel really refreshing and uplifting, almost to the point of making your eyes water. So again not for those who have sensitive skin. The white clay is great for cleaning out oily pores or drawing out pollution from the skin.
Will not buy again
Posted by 4986254110265969852 on Oct 03, 2016
The first time I purchased this scrub I loved it, but it was couple of years ago. The reason why I didn't buy it again over the period of those 2 years is because I used and tested other scrubs. I recently decided to buy it again, as it was one of the best scrubs that I have tried. Turned out that it is not one of the best anymore. I am not sure what they have changed in the formula since the last time I purchased it 2 years ago, but this time scrub seemed useless. Here is the difference : When I used it 2 years ago, I felt so cold after washing this scrub off my face and body, because of the peppermint oil in it. It used to make me feel so refreshed and i could really smell and feel peppermint. However this time, I did not experience this feeling at all!!! Felt so disappointed. Another difference is that it used to scrub really well, I really could feel those little particles working while scrubbing myself, this time it felt like I was rubbing cream on myself instead of scrub. I know it is more of a face scrub, but I used to love using it on my body as well, as I have a very sensitive skin. Giving it 1 star only. It I would have reviewed this product 2 years ago, I would have given it 5 stars.But not anymore.
Way way way too much mint
Posted by shopzilla on Dec 20, 2015
I'll never know if this could have done anything good for my skin. As soon as I started rubbing it (gently, mind you) around my face, the mint in it started to burn my skin. I tried to bear it but within seconds, I really had to wash it off as the hot yet cold sensation from the mint became unbearable. My face and finger tips continued to tingle almost painfully for about 20 minutes after washing it all off. I bought 5 Abra products and have found each one of them either unusable, detrimental or just plain blah. I'm beginning to think the people who formulate these products, have no clue what they're doing!!
Posted by 5580372158621393478 on Jul 04, 2015
The new formula is very different,smells awful and spoiled very quickly.Very dissapointed!
Great as body scrub
Posted by Penelope11 on May 31, 2014
For some reason I got confused and ordered this believing it was a body scrub. And I only used it as body scrub. It was a nice pick-me-up in the mornings, it left my skin soft and not dried out, so I may even order it again and use it as a body scrub again.
Too strong for my non sensitive skin.
Posted by 4612341130253798653 on Feb 19, 2014
I had such high hopes for this product but I found it way too strong for my face. There is too much peppermint oil in it! It stings your face and when you wash it off in a panic the stingy feeling sticks around for a while. I actually considered camomile lotion to try and sooth my skin. And I don't have sensitive skin at all. On the other hand, the scrub beads and oats in the scrub do a great job at exfoliating and smoothing your skin. I love that it is natural but too much peppermint oil!