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Reviewed by Dana
I have been using SenZen Slough it Off Ultimate Exfoliant ($42). 2 times per week for approximately 6 weeks. I had put my name in the hat to test this product because I have noticed as I age I am getting more and more blackheads, and my skin doesn’t seem to be turning over as well as it used to in my 20s.
When I first opened the jar the scent was strong and floral. I was concerned that my sensitive skin would react negatively to the overwhelming scent but so far no issues. In fact, I started to look forward to the scent. The scrub is a little harsher then the man made beads that come in other scrubs. The scrubbing action can be attributed to Ivory Palm Seed. What I found works best is gentle circular motion for a longer period time vs. firm scrubbing for a shorter period of time. Once rinsed off my skin has a nice balm feel to it. Like a coating had been placed on my skin--must be from all the oils in the ingredients. I've noticed in using this scrub that my blackheads have become fewer and my skin glows. Not too shabby.
As for the ingredients, there are a few standouts that have been mentioned in previous posts: Acai, phytic acid and babassu oil. I really like that they have included Jojoba Esters because it is an emollient that closely resembles the natural oils produced by our own skin. There is lavender oil, which can be an irritant to some, me included. However, I didn’t have an issue with the lavender in this scrub. Typically, too much lavender and I start to have difficulty breathing.
Overall, it seems like a good scrub to add to your routine. At $42 it is a little pricey but not terrible. The jar will last you about 6-8 weeks using it 2 times per week in my estimation.
Water, Phytelephas Aequatorialis (Ivory Palm) Seed Powder, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Sucrose Cocate Glycerin, Propanediol, Coco Glucoside, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Presscake Powder, Paullinia Cupana (Guarana) Seed Powder, Passiflora Edulis, Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil, Jojoba Esters, Allantoin, Phytic Acid, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Extract, SENZEN Energized Liposomal Blend, Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens, (Geranium)Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Clycol Disterate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Xanthan Gum, Polyacrylate-13, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum)