Natural beauty and well-being

21 February 2012

Boots Smoothing face Polish

Exfoliation is essential if you want your skin to renew faster and appear light and with a youthful look. Giving a bit of help to boost the natural skin regeneration process is definitely one of the great steps of your cleansing routine. So, once or twice a week, depending on your skin type, do not miss this ritual !

Product description: Face Smoothing Polish
Certified: no
For: all skin types
Texture: cream
Price: £5.99

Browsing throught all the exfoliators the natural market offers, I wanted to try a "good money" value product and bought the organic facial scrub from Boots. Yes, they do propose a range of organic products (for face and body) but none of them are certified.

This creamy yet light scrub is composed of only a few ingredients including almond oil, cranberry and cupuacu powder and ensures to give a smooth but grainy mixture. The smell is not sweet at all, sligtly bitter and raw, but I guess this is due to the fact that essential oils are not part of the composition. Sometimes, if you have a really sensitive skin, essential oils can be less well tolerated. In general, make sure you do a patch test to figure out whether your skin does not react to the product (really important with none rinse off creams or serums).

Applied on wet skin and massaged into the skin by doing circular movement, this polish really does its job...gently. The grains are not over abrasive at all, and after giving a good rinse, my skin was really smooth and clarified after using it. I tend to use face exfoliation twice a week and I felt this was the good rythm.

My only thumb down would be the smell of the product, nothing really special or uplifting...and I miss that aromatic sensation a bit.

This scrub is not expensive. If you are looking for a gentle and affordable face scrub, this is the one to go for. You can find it at

... a basic yet effective face exfoliator !

My overall rating: 7.5/10

Have you tried this one? what is your favorite face srub?

Composition: aqua, Olea europea (olive) oil, Prunus amygdalus dulcis (almond) oil, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil, Glycerin, Astrocaryum murumuru (murumuru) butter, Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, Vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) seed powder, Cetearyl glucoside, Theobroma grandiflorum (cupuacu) seed powder, Cera alba (beewax), Glyceryl stearate, Cetyl alcohol, Alcohol denat, Xanthan gum, Sodium benzoate, Potassium sorbate, Citric acid.

Olive, almond, and jojoba oil are super beauty oils that protect the skin from dryness and irritation due to their rich contents in fatty acids and their affinity with human skin. Skin is maintained suppled and soft.

Glycerin is really one of the top moisturising factor for the skin. I assume this one has a vegetal origin.

Murumuru butter is extracted from fruits seeds. Really rich in lauric acid, this butter is ideal to treat dry skin and leaves no greasy feeling. Also excellent to use on hair.

Shea butter acts as a repairing agent and smoothes any rough skin.

Cranberry and cupuacu powder have a vegetal origin and enhance the exfoliation of the skin by removing debris in a delicate manner.

Cetearyl glucoside, cetyl alcohol, and xantan gum are gentle emulsifiers which facilitate the mixture between aqueous and oily components.

The preservatives used for this scrub is a mixture of sodium benzoate, alcohol denat, acid citric and potassium sorbate.


  1. ive been meaning to get around to trying this so thanks for the post. Im currently using the Dr Oganic Manuka honey face scrub which is sold in Holland & Barrett. they are a good affordable organic range. great post!

    1. Hey Laura, thanks for your comment ! Love face scrub, so thanks for the recommendation :-)

  2. Laura & I are both big fans for Dr Organic :) sounds like it may be better & I think (correct me if I am wrong) less preservatives. Great post & I always enjoy your reviews

    1. Hello, I have never tried yet Dr Organic. I will really look into this brand! thank you for your sweet comment. Wish I had more time to post a bit more often :-)

  3. Anything almond, jojoba, shea & I'm there! Not too many preservatives so could justify as a good budget buy :) I've used Purity Facial Exfoliator before, £5.99 for 100ml. Can't remember the ingredients off-hand but I do remember it's 89% organic / 98% natural (or so it said!) Great post! x

  4. Hello Dana, yes, it is a good budget buy! I think I have looked once at Purity skincare and, perhaps I was not too convinced........:-)

    1. Hmmm... that's pretty much how I felt about it too. It's always difficult to get good organic budget buys! :)

  5. Guten Tag Mademoiselle Nature :)
    I just found your blog through a shoutout on Twitter and thought i would stop by.
    Thanks for this review on the face scrub. My overall problem with scrubs, especially the natural kind of is that they are usually too hard on my sensitive skin. So i'm constantly looking for a good solution and this one seems worth trying. :)

    Xoxo, Luchessa


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