Price: $15 from http://www.iqqubeauty.com/
What they say: This luxurious rice scrub is a delight for the skin using the finest organic jasmine rice grown in Asia. The rice is hand milled to perfection to smooth away any dullness to the skin. The delicious scent is reminisce of a bowl of fresh rice, making this scrub a treat for the skin. This scrub is paraben free and should be used at night once every 2 days. The young rice scrub and rice bran oil is enriched with vitamin E, a natural powerful anti-oxidant.This creamy scrub firms the skin and reduces wrinkles while balancing the skin's complexion. There is a natural exfoliation eﬀect from the young rice scrub. Furthermore, it helps whiten the skin. This creamy scrub gives a natural moisturizing eﬀect that keeps the skin looking healthy and young. Paraben Free Not tested on animals.
What to do: Moisten makeup-free skin with water. Using fingertips, massage the product onto skin in a circular motion, avoiding the eye area. Once finished, rinse and pat dry. Follow by serums and creams.
Key Ingredients: Rice Bran - Is rich in natural vitamins and omega. Tocopherol - An organic compound composed of Vitamin E and antioxidants.
Active Ingredients: Aqua, Mineral oil, Rice scrub, Stearic acid, Glycerine, Steareth-2, Steareth-21, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Carbomer, Jasmine essential oil, Vitamin E, Phenoxyethanol (and) Ethylhexylglycerin, Apple extract, Fig extract
The good stuff:
- Inexpensive compared to other iQQU products
- Smells deeeelicious!
- A little goes a long way
- Gently exfoliates
- Leaves skin smooth & glowy
- Post-cleansing "moisturizing" effect good for dry skin
- It's in a tub... a small tub
- Still pricey for the size
- I'm undecided about the "whitening" claims
My take: This is pretty much my new favorite scrub. First off I'd have to say that the only real gripe I have with this product is that it is in a tub, and the tub is small -- this may deter some people from buying because although it is about half the price of many other iQQU products ($15 compard to $33), having to twist the top off and dip your fingers into the tub is a bit bothersome AND unhygenic. I would really want to see this scrub in a flip-cap squeeze tube or pump bottle instead!
You only need VERY LITTLE to wash your whole face. One finger tip swipe's worth will do. The texture is rich and creamy but also ever so slightly oily-slick feeling. The rice particles are large but very gently exfoliating. This really leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth and looking healthy and radiant. Oh and I mentioned this bothered me - mineral oil is the second ingredient on the list and my skin is oily/sensitive atm so that concerned me. After washing off this scrub, I could feel a slight greasy film left on my skin so I had to rinse my face/hands really well to get it off. This effect would probably be more desireable to those with dry or normal skin, as it is "moisturizing." No breakouts though and this has definitely improved my skin tone and complexion!
About the whitening, I don't want to say it really does whiten skin because although I've been using this every day for over 2 weeks, I don't feel my skin is much lighter. I do feel like this scrub improved my complexion by making it brighter in a more radiant way, but not exactly whitened. Either way, I still love this scrub because it just makes me skin super soft and glowy!
Would I repurchase: Yes!