Exfoliation is important in keeping your skin healthy, radiant, and glowing. There are a lot of scrubs in the market like the infamous spa milk salts (from Abonne and Yoko). I have found them too rough for my skin if used alone and I remember ending up with red patches all over my skin no matter how gentle I scrub with them. So I always use them together with Johnson's Baby Milk Bath to somehow make them a bit gentler for the skin. I like the effect but they are still not gentle enough for me. So when I read about positive reviews on Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Body Scrub on Girltalk being gentle enough, I decided to grab a small jar of it just to try it out first. After using it three times a week for a month or so, here is my take on this product raved by a lot of girls.
What is it?
Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Body Scrub is a beauty treatment inspired by a most luxurious Javanese ritual called Lulur. The ritual was originally intended for the bride-to-be in order to beautify, smoothen, and whiten her skin before her wedding day. Lulur originated from the royal palaces of Java, Indonesia and products inspired by this traditional treatment are still used by Indonesian women today.
The benefits of Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Body Scrub:
- It gently exfoliates the skin and removes dead skin cells to soften the skin and give it a radiant glow.
- Frequent usage reduces skin pigmentation and evens out skin tone by getting rid of dark patches, especially in areas prone to darkening such as the elbows, knees, armpits, and the area between the thighs.
- It contains Vitamin E and Green Tea extract, powerful antioxidants that protect your skin from free radicals to keep it healthy and young-looking.
- It also contains Squalene and Olive Oil that help maintain moisture on your skin.
Directions: Scrub all over your skin especially in the dark areas while it is dry to remove impurities, dead skin, and dirt. Rinse with water. Use daily.
What I like:
- The scent is not overpowering. It smells a lot like Tommy Girl.
- It is very gentle and non-abrasive. Though I sometimes add a bit of Yoko spa milk salt so I can feel the scrubs working.
- It has Vitamin E which is good for the skin.
- My skin feels smoother and softer after using it.
- Never experienced any allergic reactions with this product (I even used it on my face twice but I decided to not go against it being a body scrub).
- Not drying unlike spa milk salt scrubs.
- Inexpensive. PHP80 for 135g jar and the other one is around 120 bucks (I think for the bigger jar which has 200 or 250g).
- Locally available at Watson's and SM department stores nationwide.
What I don't like:
- It can be too gentle for the skin so I get a little bit of help from Yoko.
In between: It contains parabens. This may be a con to some but I think companies will not use it if it is proven to be deadly.
Also, I have not noticed any whitening effect since I was not after it and I haven't paid any attention to it. I just wanted something gentler than Yoko for exfoliation. But some claimed that the whitening claim is true.
Directions said it should be used daily. I think it shouldn't be since it might leave the skin raw.
Overall rating: 4/5
Will I buy again? Yes!
What's your favorite body scrub? :P
Happy Thursday! :)