Overall, this Fruit Enzyme Scrub is one of my favorite exfoliants. It gets the job done without creating skin irritation or dryness. Because of that, it’s perfect before a big event, to get that illusive lit-from-within glow.
This scrub is gentle enough even for my sensitive skin. It leaves skin smooth and glowing, never red or dry.
Inside the Ingredients
Mychelle’s Fruit Enzyme Scrub exfoliates on two levels: through physical scrubbing action (via skin-polishing Jojoba Beads and Bamboo Stem Powder) and dullness-dissolving enzymes. This one-two punch whisks away undesirable dead skin buildup and debris. What it leaves behind is instantly improved skin.
Ingredients: water, vegetable glycerin, behenyl alcohol, caprylic/capric triglyceride, jojoba esters, bamboo stem extract, pectin, cranberry juice, licorice root extract, gotu kola extract, butcher’s broom root extract, horse chestnut bark extract, calendula flower extract, panthenol, hydrolyzed yeast protein, lemongrass oil, xanthan gum, potassium sorbate, phenethyl alcohol, caprylyl glycol, trisodium ethylenediamine disuccinate, hydroxypropyl starch phosphate, dicaprylyl ether, sucrose stearate, sodium cocoyl glutamate, alcohol denatured.
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Behenyl alcohol is a very safe saturated fatty alcohol that provides antiviral protection. Mychelle gets their behenyl alcohol from non-GMO rapeseed oil.
Bamboo stem extract is an ingredient which certainly benefits the skin in its topical application—the results from using this scrub even just once don’t lie. Bamboo is an incredibly rich source of silica, a nutrient vital for healthy, youthful skin and hair. Great, right? But the nutritional richness contained within bamboo can’t be fully accessed through topical use. Because collagen creation occurs deep within the dermis, rubbing it on the skin’s surface won’t allow you to fully benefit from the silica. But don’t let that get you down. Grab a banana or a bowl of oatmeal (two silica-rich foods!) and feel good about the fact that you’ve found an exfoliant that utilizes a sustainable resource. Bamboo is a quick-growing plant which renews itself by growing new shoots from its vast root system—it can even grow several feet per day.
But pectin may be the true star of this scrub. Typically made from the rinds of fruit, pectin nourishes with antioxidants and phytochemicals to assist in cell renewal, repair and exfoliation. This is the FRUIT Enzyme Scrub, after all. Beyond the nutritional benefit of pectin on the skin, pectin also helps to make this a better performing scrub. It increases the viscosity, or thickness, of the scrub, making this product easy and enjoyable to use.
How to Use the Fruit Enzyme Scrub
After cleansing, apply a thin layer to face and “polish” the skin with the fingertips in circular motions. Leave on for 3-5 minutes for enzymatic exfoliation. Rinse with lukewarm or cool water.
Where to Purchase
The Mychelle Fruit Enzyme Scrub is $18 for a 2.3oz bottle. For all skin types. Buy it here.
This product is part of my popular guide to natural skin care, Natural Skin Care: 99 Amazing Products to Transform Your Skin.
*This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own.
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