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Gentle Refining Scrub



The Lowdown

A hybrid physical and chemical exfoliant, this is a mix that uses cranberry seed powder to restore your skin's glow and antioxidant-rich shea butter to sooth your dry skin, making sure to slough off dead skin cells but not aggravate new ones. While you'll notice that it is a grittier scrub, the jojoba works as an exfoliant without the jagged edges, so you don't have to worry about any post-exfoliation damage. As always though, work gently with your fingertips.

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This scrub can actually be used as a mask as well! Just apply an even layer and let it set for 10-15 minutes. Then manipulate gently and rinse off with warm water.

How we use it

Once a week, gently massage an almond-sized amount of product over cleansed but damp skin. Rinse thoroughly and follow with moisturizer. Just remember, in spite of the name, don't "scrub" at your skin, tread lightly.

What to expect

A paste-like, finer exfoliant. This great two-for-one chemical and physical exfoliant will leave you very pleased with the texture of your skin.

I love the texture of this one. I love that it's creamy. It has enzymes, so we're getting a bridge between physical and chemical exfoliation. And while the enzymes are starting to work and dissolve the connection between the dead skin cell build up and the rest of your skin, and then the rest goes 'whoosh' right off.

Jen K. Skin Therapist
Jen K.
Skin Therapist

Back of the Bottle

  • Cranberry Seed Powder

    Cranberry Seed Powder contains the fibrous components of the cranberry. While it doesn't cut it for Thanksgiving, it is ideal for use as a natural, gentle exfoliant.

  • Shea Butter

    Shea Butter, pressed from the fruit of the Shea tree, is a quick-abosrbing, non-greasy butter with the ability to moisturize, soothe, and protect dry and flaky skin.

  • Rosemary

    Rosemary Leaf Extract is an anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant. It may also be useful in fighting breakouts.

Full Ingredient List

Water/Aqua, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Jojoba Esters, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, C15-19 Alkane, Polyglyceryl-6 Laurate, Polyglycerin-6, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Litchi Chinensis (Lychee) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Squalane, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Powder, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Chlorphenesin, Benzyl Alcohol, Sorbic Acid, Benzoic Acid, Fragrance/Parfum, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional