Friday, April 3, 2009

Product Review: Rachel Perry Peach & Papaya Facial Scrub

I picked up a couple items at Marshalls the other day. Marshalls is kind of like TJ MAxx - Big Lots for department stores. I was looking through several shelves of products for something that was fit to use and saw the beautiful words 'Paraben Free' on the box.
I did some research when I got home, and Rachel Perry has reformulated all of their products to be Paraben Free. I found some of the older products in this series and they were full of Parabens and Urea. Yuck!

The product comes in a plastic jar with a deco sticker (I love their box art). It has a nice peachy smell. When I first opened it, I thought it was a clay scrub, but it was actually the ground walnut shell powder. It's a very thick consistency, so you have to dig in to get some. Just a dab will do you. It was smooth on my face and very packed with scrubby bits. The granulation was not as fine as I would have liked, but it was still much finer than anything found in the drugstore - and Paraben Free.

My all-time favorite facial scrub (aside from baking soda) was the Healing Garden's Skin Organics reFine Microderm Abrasion. It used bamboo, but they stopped making it.

The girls on Makeup Alley give this a 90% rebuy, so definitely check it out if you run across it.

Grade: A-
Price:
$5.99 - regular retail is $12.00
Size: 2 ounces
Ingredients: Paraben Free. Deionized (Aqua) Water, Propylene Glycol, Walnut (Juglans Mandshurica) Shell Powder, Cocoamphocarboxy Propionate from Coconut (Cocos Nucifera) Oil, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Glyceryl Stearate S.E. Titanium Dioxide, Papya (Carica Papaya) Extract, Lemon (Citrus Medica Limonum) Peel Extract, Juniperus Communis Extract, Peach (Prunus Persica) Puree Extract, Chamomile (Anthemis Nobilis) Extract, Clary (Salvia Sclarea) Extract, Evening Primrose (Oenothere Biennis) Oil, Balm Mint (Melissa Officinalis) Extract, Gentian (Gentiana Lutea) Root Extract, Arnicaa Montana Flower Extract, Geranium (Pelargonium Graveolens) Extract, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine Lactate, Salicylic Acid, DMDMHydantoin, Comfrey (Symphytum Officinale) Root Extract, Allantoin, Citric Acid (and) Silver Citrate, Vitamin "B" (panthenol), Peach (Prunus Persica) Kernel Oil, Sea Salt (Sodium Chloride), Vitamin "A" (Retinyl Palmitate), Vitamin "E" (Tocopheryl Acetate), Fragrance (Essence Oil).

2 comments:

  1. I love Rachel Perry, and I love your site! I just reviewed the Violet Rose toner on www.mybeautybunny.com. Would love to put a link to your site. :)

    Jen

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  2. i love rachel perry too but i never find it anywhere the only place i found it so far is whole foods and they only have three products from rachel perry and i checked at marshalls but they didnt have any:(
    mylene

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