After the lockdown began, I ran out of skincare products and I have been trying to make do with the skincare products until a few days ago. Taking a walk that morning, I came across a small but mighty, in my opinion, beauty store. The owner had quite a lot of products including ones I’ve wanted to try out for a while, so, I went all in.
Hence, today’s review, which is on Asantee body scrub. My interest in scrubs peaked right after I made a sugar scrub and I’ve been itching to lay my hands on other scrubs. The scrub I made in a previous post was a sugar scrub, today’s review is on a salt scrub.
Product Details: Asantee Tamarind Salt spa Honey + Collagen scrub is a Thailand product. It comes in a 700ml cup which is quite big. There are a lot of other variants for this scrub but this is a general favorite based on the reviews I found online.
Price: 1,500 naira for this 700ml cup. Price may vary based on your location.
Ingredients: Sodium chloride, Glycerin, Sodium Laureth Sulfite, Fragrance, Tamarind extract, Honey, Collagen.
My first opinion about this scrub was that it is very drying and unlike sugar scrub, it is more abrasive. The first time I used it, I rubbed as hard as I would with a sugar scrub and I came out looking red all over. The next time I used it, I had to consciously reduce the pressure and rub lightly. Also, I found the scrub to be too drying for my skin after the first use, hence, I decided to modify the scrub to be less drying and moisturizing.
Another thing, I really liked about this scrub is the fact that it lathers a whole lot and washes off the skin. I very much like this scrub. It helped to soften my skin, when I say soften, I mean really soften my skin. Honestly, I thought the sugar scrub was the best thing that happened to me but this scrub is better than the best.
Also, this is quite new to me, but I’ve been using this scrub for over 2 weeks now and I noticed that my skin seems tart and tight. Almost like the scrub helped tighten my skin and close my pores especially on my face.
How to use
Apply all over your body, after bathing. Rub for about 3-5 mins, leave on for 5-10 mins, and rinse off. Moisturize immediately after. Also, I used this scrub on my face although I was gentler on my face compared to my body.
- A very strong and effective way to exfoliate.
- Lathers a lot!
- It leaves your skin feeling baby smooth in ways I cannot describe.
- Affordable and long-lasting.
- Can be used on both the face and body without any breakout or reactions.
- The salt scrub was a bit too harsh and drying for me initially, but right after I modified the scrub, it became perfect!
Salt scrubs, in general, are for tougher skin when compared to sugar scrubs and this Asantee scrub can be harsh for sensitive and dry skin. I would advise, for sensitive skin, to modify the scrub by adding a few moisturizing ingredients and be gentle when using the scrub on your skin. Use less frequently, maybe once or twice a week and you will still reap the same benefits.
For me, I had to modify the scrub a bit for me to use it properly and enjoy it. The recipe for the modified scrub will be in a future pro mixing post that I will make.
I will definitely buy again and experiment more with this.
Until my next post. Kisses!