Review: Andalou Naturals Clear Skin Lemon Sugar Facial Scrub
Here’s one more Anadalou Naturals skin care product! I hope! So this is the Andalou Naturals Clear Skin Lemon Sugar Facial Scrub. It’s not in the rosewater collection. For reviews on the rosewater collection & other Andalou Naturals skin care products I have reviewed, go here:
Review: Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Eye Revive Contour Gel
Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Pearl Exfoliator
Review: Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Rosewater Mask
Review: Andalou Naturals Luminous Eye Serum
This face scrub is made from fruit stem cell complex with argan stem cells, manuka oil, agave, and organic cane sugar to gently exfoliate dull, dry skin to improve tone and texture. Meyer lemon refreshes and revitalizes for a bright and balanced complexion. It is non-GMO, vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.
Enjoy my review on Andalou Naturals Clear Skin Lemon Sugar Facial Scrub! 🙂
This facial scrub smells like vanilla-lemon. I’m not too fond of the smell of the product. The mixture of vanilla and lemon isn’t for me. It smells weird. The scrub feels grainy and rather rough. Seems a little too much for the facial skin, to be honest. Once I tried it on my face, yep, it was way too much for my skin. It’s a sugar scrub, so the pieces of exfoliant feels granular. But the exfoliant melts a little when mixed with some water and as the scrub is rubbed into the skin. Still, it still feels too rough on the skin. That’s just not good or healthy for the skin. It’ll create micro-tears in the skin. Also, the lemon in this product burns the skin. Lemons and the facial skin just don’t go together. It irritated my skin like no other. My skin was bright red after using it. It’s just way. too. harsh! In my opinion, this facial scrub is just plain terrible for the face. It’s more for the body like the hands, feet, and elbows. But, there’s a few good things I noticed when using this facial scrub, which is funny because of how awful it is for the facial skin. It actually did leave my skin feeling and looking softer and smoother afterwards. It removed dead skin cells! I noticed how velvety my skin felt when I was washing my face the next morning and my makeup went on ultra smoothly. Also, my skin looked brighter and glowy. Hmmm, interesting! 🤔
How can something be so bad but be so good? lol.
Well! From this experience, the bad outweighs the good no matter how good the good is. This facial scrub is just too rough on the facial skin no matter how much I don’t want it to be, lol. I was very ecstatic to try this facial scrub. It just looks very promising and seems like it’ll give results. And it did! With a price. 😮💨 The product looks good upon opening too. It’s also vegan and cruelty-free. What’s not to love? But, I can’t imagine using it again (on my face, of course). I’ll use it on my feet or legs. The other ingredients in it besides the exfoliant looks pretty good too. Let’s do a run through of the ingredients at a glance…
It contains sugar cane juice, vegetable glycerin, coconut oil, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, sunflower seed oil, olive fruit oil, vitamin c, vitamin e, manuka honey, fruit stem cells (argan, malus domestica, solar vitis), bioactive berry complex, white tea leaf extract, lemon peel oil…
The ingredients look more natural compared to other skin care products I’ve used. Too bad that it had to be so harsh on the facial skin. I stopped using it.
This is what the Clear Skin Lemon Sugar Facial Scrub looks like. The coloring of the packaging is so cool. 😍
Pros & Cons
- Removes dead skin cells
- Leaves the skin feeling softer and smoother
- Makeup goes on much smoother after using this facial scrub
- Vegan and cruelty-free product!
- Way too harsh on the facial skin
- Burns 🍋🍋🍋
- Not a fan of the smell of the product
I still have an almost full jar of Andalou Naturals Clear Skin Lemon Sugar Facial Scrub sitting around. I haven’t been using it much. Only once in a while if I remember, lol. I’ve been using it to scrub my lips. I’m just happy that I’m using it for something, or it’ll go to waste. But, I won’t purchase it again. I’d much prefer a facial scrub that’s more suitable for the facial skin. You know, a more gentle yet effective exfoliant that doesn’t harm the skin. haha. Would I recommend? No.
2 Month Tret Update. Is It Working??!! + Other Products I’m Using :)
It’s been 2 months on tret. I used it a few days a week at first until my skin acclimated to it. That went by quick, so I started using it every day at night. I haven’t had any issues with using it every day since. My skin isn’t red, peeling, or in pain. No irritation of any kind. It’s so weird. I had issues with it using it every night before. All of a sudden, out of the blue, it’s been such a breeze. It’s like I’m applying water to my skin now. So interesting and odd at the same time! I wonder if it’s working anymore. So that is why I’ve been trying out other skin care products. It looks like tret isn’t helping with some forehead acne and blackheads on my nose. They’ve been really stubborn, and I need to get rid of them ASAP, so they can heal quickly and properly. This is what I tried during the second month of tret.
Skin Care Products I Tried…
Benzoyl Peroxide: I would slather BP all over my face if I could, but the side effects are just too much. The fumes get into my eyes and burn. But, BP truly does work to eliminate acne. Some days of the week, I’ll spot treat areas where I notice congestion. That’s about it. *sigh* Those BP days…
Glycolic Acid: I started using glycolic acid again when I was looking for another option to treat my acne (besides BP). I’m using Alpha Skin Care Intensive Renewal Serum (my first impression). Here’s my 1 week review on the product. I did another update on this serum. Go here to read more about it (my 3 week update). Glycolic acid seems to be working this time around too. I’m stunned! It worked before then stopped working. Now, it’s working again. It’s been great for skin texture and the overall quality of my skin. Keeping my skin looking soft, smooth, and refined, but it didn’t do much for my acne. Well, it did at first, but it stopped working on my acne. I’m still deciding if I should keep this serum in my routine. I was really looking for something that’ll unclog my pores, and this serum seems too gentle on my skin to do just that. So, I took a break from it since I didn’t see an improvement in my acne. I might bring it back if I think my skin needs it. I really don’t know yet.
Some Products Worth Mentioning…
My skin seems to be tolerating almost all of the products I used before. Didn’t work at one point in time, but it’s working now. They are…
iUNIK Black Snail Restore Serum: This serum is very moisturizing. It helps to keep the skin soft and hydrated. Feels sticky at first but feels very nice on the skin. Once it sinks into the skin, it leaves the skin feeling smooth and moisturized. I have a little bit of this product left from using it twice a day. But am I going to keep using it when I’m done with the bottle? I’m not sure. I prefer the iUNIK Propolis Synergy Vitamin Serum a little bit more. I’ll have to think about it. 🤔 The iUNIK Propolis Synergy Vitamin Serum is another serum that’s working for me now too. 🙂 Love it!!
Cosrx Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask: I have a love-hate relationship with this moisturizer. It’s moisturizing. It’s probably the most moisturizing lotion I have used where I don’t get huge cystic acne. But I decided to keep it in my routine and use it only on dry areas of my face. If I have a dry patch, I’ll use this product to moisturize that specific area of my face. I don’t use it all-over anymore. It causes too many problems. Makes my skin all oily, more blackheads, and forehead acne goes nuts. Moisturizing is important for skin health, but too much leads to consequences like breakouts (on my skin). I really like this moisturizer though. It truly does help moisturize my oily skin without leaving my skin feeling heavy and clogged.
Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid: I started using this BHA Liquid again. I went full on, lol, but I had to stop using it because it was drying my skin out. It works to tame the oilies on my facial skin, but I don’t think it did anything for the blackheads on my nose. I was hoping it would do something about that. I like using this BHA Liquid when my skin is oily. I’ll use it once in a while right now until summer arrives. That’s when my skin is even more oily.
Here are some products I’m not too wild about anymore:
Cosrx AHA BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner: This toner hasn’t helped much with acne whatsoever. I was hoping that it did a little bit of something. Doesn’t seem like it’s good at controlling the oil in my skin anymore. What happened? I don’t know. It’s an OK product. I’m not sure if I should keep it in my routine or not. It has a weird texture to it. I’m on the fence about this toner. We’ll see what happens in the near future. lol.
Olay Regenerist Vitamin C Peptide 24 Brightening Facial Cleanser: I’ve been using the Olay Regenerist Facial Cleanser since last year. I started off with the Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Cream Cleanser. The Vitamin C Peptide 24 Brightening Facial Cleanser is the exact same as the Collagen Peptide 24 Cream Cleanser in terms of results. I didn’t notice brighter skin using the one with vitamin c. I loved this cleanser months ago when I was using it. That was when I didn’t have a good BHA product in my routine. I know these facial cleansers aren’t advertised as acne cleansers or cleansers with BHA, but it does contain salicylic acid in them. I can feel the salicylic on my skin when I use it. I would keep it around, but I’m using Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid instead. I just thought it would be a better option for me instead of this face wash. Maybe I’ll use it again if Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid doesn’t work out. More reviews on Olay Regenerist facial cleansers:
1 Week Using Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Cream Cleanser. Goodbye Acne?
1 Month Using Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Cream Cleanser & What I’m Doing Now for My Acne…
How My Skin Is Doing
The only acne I’m dealing with right now is a few pimples on my forehead. Some blackheads on my nose (so annoying). Sometimes some random pimple that pops out of nowhere. My skin is almost, just almost clear. Texture looks pretty good. It’s looks smoother. I’m not liking that shiny forehead though. It looks so weird and odd, haha. I’ve been trying to keep my skin moisturized by using lightweight facial moisturizers, which don’t provide enough moisture for my skin, but it’s better than nothing. My skin hasn’t broken out from those moisturizers (as of yet!). Right now, it’s all about keeping my moisture barrier healthy and happy. But tret hasn’t been drying. Or doing much for my acne like I hoped. I think I’m going to keep using it and wait it out. In the meantime, just search for something else to combat these stubborn pimples that just won’t go away. After 2 months, I’m pretty much neutral with the results I’m getting from tret. I can’t say much about it helping with fine lines and wrinkles. I think moisturizing my skin has helped a ton more. Well! That’s my 2 month update on tret. Take it or leave it, lol. I’ll see everyone next month!
⭐ If you missed out on my previous experience with tret…
My experience with tret the first week…
After 1 Month on Tret + Skin Care Routine. Here are My Results.
2 Months on Tret. My results. 🙂
Taking a break from tret…
Back to tret! 1 Week Results & My Skin Care Routine. Did it work? 🤔
1 Month on Tret. My Results!
A break from Tret & What I’m Doing Now
Surprise! Back on tret + Other Acne Treatments for Clear Skin. 🙂