My skin is sensitive, and it usually doesn’t even need any particular trigger to act crazy from time to time. Knowing that I’m cautious about what skin care I use, especially regarding exfoliators and scrubs. One of the scariest words in skincare for me is probably the word “enzyme”. An enzyme is a natural protein (the most common enzymes you’ll find in natural skincare are fruit enzymes) that dissolves dead skin cells by causing a chemical reaction. Fruit enzymes affect only the surface layer of the epidermis making skin look healthier and smoother without causing damage to it. However, for sensitive skin, fruit enzymes can be too intense and irritating, especially if not used correctly.
Avalon Organics Lavender Exfoliating Enzyme Scrub promises brighter, glowing skin by removing flaky, rough, dead surface cells to reveal soft, smooth and vibrant skin. I’ve been using this scrub since July but because this is not something I use every day I waited until posting this review. The Scrub contains small walnut shell powder beads, which feel a bit sharp and intense for my skin, but not too harsh.
It indeed leaves my skin brighter and smooth, and because I need only a pea size amount of this scrub for my entire face, this 113 ml tube will last me a long time. I even started using it as a body scrub, and it is perfect for that too.
Avalon Organics Exfoliating Enzyme Scrub is available at iherb, Vitacost, and other online stores for approx $16/£13.
Have you tried this Avalon Organics Lavender Enzyme Scrub?
Curious about this scrub :-)!!…I love scrubs!
An enzyme is not a special kind of protein, it is a protein :-). Enzymes have specific fonctions and targets though, and you can find them in all types of cells 🙂 and not only in plant cells. Just thought I would correct a little bit. Hope you don’t mind. 🙂
Thanks, Audrey! You’re always welcome to comment. I mentioned the fruits only because I felt it was relevant to the product as it’s only a brief description 🙂 However, corrected that sentence a bit anyway.
The scrub is great, and its scent (lavender) is even better 🙂
Awww yay!! So glad you liked it 😀 May have to treat myself to it now too 😉 xx