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Reviewed and recommended: Ikove Acai Chocolate Facial Exfoliate

Is a Solution for:
Dull Skin, Oily Skin, Sagging Skin
Reviewed by Marta September 30, 2008 6 Comments
I feel slightly reluctant to recommend Ikove's Acai Chocolate Facial Exfoliate ($18.89) because I seem have bought it whilst in a parallel universe. I picked it up at Whole Foods last week, but when I went online to check out some details and retrieve a photo to include in this post, I couldn't find it anywhere - not on the Ikove sites, Whole Food (which has a hopeless online site anyway), nor anywhere else in cyberland.

I hope you can find a tube at your local Whole Foods (through which some of Ikove's products seem to be sold exclusively and this may be one of them). It is worth hunting down. Ikove's exfoliate is truly a good product: it is gentle and effective, and Ikove does its best to be a good cosmetic citizen by using mostly certified organic ingredients that are also Fair Trade Certified.

The good thing about Acai Chocolate Facial Exfoliate is that it is an antioxidant as well as a cleanser. As you would expect, it makes use of Ikove's signature ingredients, acai and chocolate. The acai berry is mostly fats, including oleic acid, palmitic acid and linoleic acid. Flavenoid-rich chocolate is a good antioxidant. Sage is also a potent antioxidant, according to the Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry. The inclusion of babacu seed oil is also interesting as it is made up of glycerides of the fatty acids lauric, myristic and oleic.

I am at a loss to identify which of the ingredients is doing the exfoliating. I can find neither an abrasive or an enzyme. But, however, it does it, this product does a good job of cleansing and closing pores, without irritation.

Ingredients in Ikove Exfoliate

Water, sage extract, cocoa butter, babacu seed oil, acai fruit powder, rice bran extract, horsetail powder, lavender powder, sage powder, carnauba wax, chamomile, marigold, sweet orange oil, manderin oil,cocoa liquor, xanthan gum, lavender oil, bisabolol oil.
  • September 29, 2015

    by Baha

    Im really lucky to find a supplier of ikove product in Dubai (UAE). I got the serum and the acai chocolate day cream and the rose night cream and the clay mask! Didn't use the mask yet but all the other products are really amazing and you can feel the difference from the 1st use: clear, soft, healthy,glowing skin... Its also so reach so a very tiny drop does the job! It definitely worth a try and i highly recommend it! The price is very affordable!

  • January 14, 2010

    by WizardGirl

    I love Ikove and yeah it's hard to find it anywhere. On the web it seems to be more popular in the UK sites. I also bought my first Ikove stuff at Whole Foods but I won't buy it there any more! They overprice it, they sell full retail suggested price. I just found a site called Internatural and they sell Ikove at a more affordable price, also at BeautyofaSite.

  • December 26, 2008

    by Katie

    I just visited their website, the info of the Acai chocolate line is available. www.ikove.com

    The product is certified organic by USDA, so I believe the ingredients are all there on the label.

  • October 2, 2008

    by marta

    <p>Good catch Esther. It is bisabolol and we've just corrected the post. And, what's more, it is anti-bacterial.</p>

  • October 2, 2008

    by Esther

    <p>I love your review and the ingredients sound fab.<br />
    I used Lavender & rice powder to exfoliate a long time ago- So I think most of the powders in there should work for that.</p>

    <p>What I'm wondering after looking at the ingredients is where's the preservative? maybe all the ingredients arent listed here</p>

    <p>And I know for sure theres no bisobolol oil- could be a typo.</p>

    <p>Thanks for all your reviews- I really get to hear about the most unusual things. Ikove is on my list.</p>

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