Does The Greatest Scrub of All ($13) live up to its name? That’s hard to say, but one thing’s for sure: It looks *way* cute.
Doesn’t the pink/blue/gray packaging have a girly feel to it, like it’s a product that obviously doesn’t take itself too seriously? And, hello, the claim on the front of the tube? — “exfoliating grains that pop when you press them”?
Explosions get me every time…
A scrub for everyone
An exfoliating facial scrub marketed for all skin types, it contains salicylic acid (aka BHA) to slough away dead skin cells, control oil, clear clogged pores and fight pimples, and, as an added Tabs-approved bonus, Soap & Glory claims it was people tested (as opposed to animal tested, meow!).
I really like washing my face with it in the mornings, when the minty, kinda floral scent feels invigorating — much better than a wake-up call and without the annoying ring.
I use a small amount the size of a dime in the palm of my hand to clean my face and neck, scrubbing for about a minute before I rinse. Afterward, my skin feels smooth, refreshed AND moisturized, making it a beauty triple threat!
The small, round beads in the product clean without scratching my skin, but in terms of the popping action, well, don’t expect big snaps, crackles and pops. The sound effects here are subtle.
I was really hoping for crackling fireworks (because that’s how I roll), but the gentle scrub and awesome scent make up for it.
After about a week with The Greatest Scrub of All, I can say that it hasn’t broken me out and that my skin does feel a little softer than it did before. That, and the couple pimples I have/had on my forehead look slightly less inflamed and obvious than they did.
Since I haven’t been trying anything else new with my skin care routine (and my skin does respond well to salicylic acid), I credit the scrub.
For a drugstore product, The Greatest Scrub of All lightens your wallet to the tune of $13, but it’s not bad for the price. It’s a gentle cleanser with a scent I like, and it cleans well without stripping my skin. Not bad for a drugstore splurge. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,