Thursday, 2 April 2015

Plum Grape Seed & Sea Buckthorn Scrub Review

I still remember the day when I had first used a product from Plum (if you did miss that post, here is the clickable link for the same) and was instantaneously fallen in love with the brand. Infact I am myself surprised why did I delay reviewing more products from their product range. So better late than never, today I am writing about my experience on Plum's Grape Seed & Sea Buckthorn Scrub.

Brief about the brand:
Plum is India's first online-only beauty solution brand focused on restoring and maintaining your skin as nature made it to be. Always free of parabens, phthalates, SLS and other harmful chemicals.
Product Claims:
Plum Grape Seed & Sea Buckthorn Scrub is perfect for daily cleansing and gentle exfoliation for all skin types. The product is a gently foaming formula with mild natural cellulose scrub with no scratchy plastic. It is filled with antioxidant goodness of grape seed oil & healing sea buckthorn oil. It cleanses better than a face wash and gently removes dead cells, promoting natural skin renewal process.
Ingredients:
Aqua (Water), Carbomer, Cellulose Beads, Cocamide DEA, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Ethylhexylglycerin, FDA Approved Colours, Fragrance, Glycerin, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Fruit Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Laureth Sulphate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil.
  • Cellulose beads: These 100% biodegradable, natural, skin-friendly scrubbing beads gently buff away debris and dead cells, leaving your skin looking fresh and healthy. Great for sensitive skin.
  • Grape seed oil: Rich in linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid important for the skin and cell membranes, and in vitamins and anti-oxidants, grape seed oil provides anti-oxidant protection against pollutants, sun damage and free radicals.
  • Sea buckthorn oil: The most potent plant source in the world for the highly coveted and elusive Omega 7 fatty acid.
Price & Qty: Rs. 335 for 75 gm.
Availability: Can be bought from many popular websites like AmazonFlipkart etc as well as from official Plum website here

How to use?
Foam up and scrub gently on face and neck, twice a day. Pat dry with soft towel and follow with a toner and moisturizer.

My take on the product
The scrub comes in a soft-to-press tube packaging that has a flip-cap on the top. The cap is moderately tight to keep the liquid intact. This tube is housed in a cardboard carton in the same color theme as of the tube. And also enlists detailed description of the product usage, ingredients, price, quantity etc.
The scrub itself is a translucent liquid of runny texture that contains scarlet cellulose beads gentle enough for skin-friendly scrubbing. The beads are minute is size and are dispersed far away in the liquid so that there is no harsh scratches on skin post scrubbing. 
The brand recommends to use the scrub twice a day, but since mine is dry skin, I prefer using it once in a day in the morning only. I use almost a coin sized scrub to cleanse my entire face and find it enough per usage. The scrub produces mild foam and feels absolutely tender on skin. So I agree to the brand claims that it can be used on a daily basis for effective removal of dead cells from the skin. 

The scrub smells soothing and refreshing. The smell doesn't linger on for too long but you may sniff it for quite some time after usage. As the grape seeds possess anti-oxidant properties, the scrubs manages to fight well with signs of ageing and sun damage. 
I feel like touching my soft n supple skin after splashing some water on cleansed skin. I experienced no itching or irritation post scrubbing. It didn't cause any rashes on my face either. I followed the scrubbing with moisturizer for fine result.

Pros:
Exfoliates and polishes skin effectively.
Soap-free and SLS-free.
Removes dead skin cells.
Suitable for all skin types.
Contributes in battling with ageing and sun damage.
Enriched with healing capability due to antioxidants, vitamins and minerals
Smells Nice.
Parabean Free

Cons:
Actually nothing, but wish it could be Sulphate free as well.

Final Verdict:
True to its claims, Plum Grape Seed & Sea Buckthorn Scrub gives instantly brightened, polished appearance with a soft, supple after-feel. It won't harm even the sensitive skin while daily application. With prolonged use, it can be described as a complete protection against signs of ageing, pollutants and sun tan as well.

3 comments:

  1. hi, it lists Sodium lauryl sulphate in the ingredients' list which is SLS then how do they Claim it's SLS free?

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  2. recently ordered the same product and I am totally in love with this. such a heavenly smell, yes and I also hope that they could SLES free too

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