The Ole Henriksen Lemonade Smoothing Scrub launched towards the end of December, as I couldn’t wait to try it as I love a good facial scrubs. Manual exfoliators are somewhat polarising within the skincare community. Many berate them, and recommend chemical exfoliators, and whilst I enjoy using chemical exfoliators within my skincare routine, I definitely need a manual exfoliator within my skincare routine too.
Ole Henriksen Lemonade Smoothing Scrub
I have dry and dehydrated skin, which is prone to dry patches and textural issues. I find that most chemical exfoliators help with brightness, and help with clarifying or hydrating the skin, depending on the formula. However, nothing helps my textural issues like a face scrub, and the Ole Henriksen Lemonade Smoothing Scrub sounded like my perfect kind of scrub as it combines both AHAs and exfoliative particles.
“When life gives us lemons, we say “thanks!” and put ‘em to work.
Inspired by a refreshing glass of lemonade on a hot summer day, this sugar face scrub brings life back to dull, rough skin. This dual-action scrub does double-duty to physically and chemically exfoliate your complexion. High-potency AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) help loosen and lift dead skin cells, while lemon peel powder and ultra-fine sugar exfoliants gently sweep away rough skin.
This scrub is also infused with holy basil and chamomile to help calm and soothe your skin. Plus, it’s clean, vegan, cruelty free and gluten free. So, go ahead and refresh your skin in a slush!”
Everyone’s skin is completely different, and whilst my skin is sensitive, gentle manual exfoliators like the Ole Henriksen Lemonade Smoothing Scrub work wonders on my skin. It has a thick, almost gel like formula which smells like freshly squeezed lemonade, and contains ultra fine sugar granules which work to gently slough away dead skin cells.
It doesn’t feel at all abrasive, and it never leaves my sensitive skin feeling inflamed or uncomfortable. I think we all remember the St Ives Apricot scrub with the chunky pieces of apricot stone which has given manual exfoliators a bad name. The Ole Henriksen Lemonade Smoothing Scrub couldn’t be more different, and you only need a small amount of the scrub to effectively exfoliate and smooth the skin.
If I ever feel like my foundation isn’t sitting nicely on my skin, a twenty piece sized amount of the Ole Henriksen Lemonade Smoothing Scrub works wonders. It smooths away texture, and leaves my skin both looking and feeling so much smoother, and brighter. It contains 10% AHAs (glycolic and lactic acids) so it gives you the benefits of using a chemical exfoliator, and a manual exfoliator all in one, and I love the way it leaves my skin.
I so, so hope Ole Henriksen creates a version of the Ole Henriksen Lemonade Smoothing Scrub, but for use on the body, in a bigger tube. It’d be a miracle worker on keratosis pilaris and ingrown hairs, so fingers crossed there’s one in the pipeline, as I’d be the first in line to snap it up!
You can find the Ole Henriksen Lemonade Smoothing Scrub right here.
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