15 August 2016

Review: JungleBotanics Natural Body Glow Nutshell Scrub

Hi All! Today another review, but this time it's a body scrub! You might have seen this product around internet recently, since Wishtrend has been promoting it a lot! It's the Natural Body Glow Nutshell Scrub from the Korean brand JungleBotanics. It's my first time hearing about this brand to be honest. Want to know my thoughts about this product? Keep on reading!

This is a body scrub made with round cut walnut shells to gently remove dead skin cells and impurities on the body in a natural way. It includes vegetable oils such as cacao seed butter and Brazil nut seed oil. It leaves the skin moist, smooth and creates a glowy finish on the skin, at least that's what they claim. It's suitable for sensitive, dry and flakey skin.

Highlighted ingredients: Round-cut Nutshell Granules & Energetic Jungle 10-Oils

Round-cut Nutshell Granules: at first glance, the nutshell granules look like ordinary grains of sand. When you take a closer look, you will see the porous surface of the granules. This aids the removal of dead skin cells and other skin impurities by attracting them, making this body scrub ideal for  sensitive skin. Walnut shell granules are made of 100% walnut shells, which are biodegradable, thus lowering our ecological footprint.

Energetic Jungle 10-Oils: Cacao seed butter, which ensured the skin health of Amazonian tribes for many centuries, combined with 10 different natural oils extracted from various Amazonian plants to intensely moisturize the skin. This special combination of natural oils will leave your skin feeling moisturized and smelling seductively sweet. - source: Wishtrend.com

It comes in a white box with English as well as Korean description on it (I forgot to take a picture of the box). The product itself has a gorgeous yellow orange gradient packaging.

Apply the scrub to damp skin. Massage in circular motion over the entire body. It will turn into a white milky texture when you combine it with water. Rinse well with lukewarm water. Use 2-3 times weekly.

It just looks like grains of sand and that's also how the texture of this scrub it. It's an orange/brown mild scrub that you can massage easily. It has a very heavy scent of fresh nuts in my opinion which will stay on the skin as well. I personally don't like heavily scented products so it's not my favourite, but that's just my opinion.

This scrub includes a lot of natural oils which is great for the skin. However, according to Cosdna.com, it does contain a few ingredients that might irritate the skin.

Water, Juglans Regia (Walnut) Shell Powder, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycerin, TEA-Lauryl Sulfate, Propylene Glycol Laurate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Fragrance, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Oleyl Alcohol, Sodium Chloride, Cocamide DEA, Triethanolamine, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Carbomer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Sucrose, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Mannitol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Pentaclethra macroloba seed oil, Garcinia Indica Seed Butter, Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Butylene Glycol, Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Extract, Moringa Oleifera Leaf Extract, Malpighia Emarginata (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Crocus Sativus Flower Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Extract, Achillea Millefolium Flower Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Prunus Persica (Peach) Kernel Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Oil, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Oil, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Pseudozyma Epicola/Soybean Flour/Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil Ferment Filtrate, Tin Oxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, CI 77491

I received this product from Wishtrend.com for review purposes, you might have seen them on Youtube before. I wrote about them a while ago here. The scrub is sold there for USD$23.90 including free shipping. If you want to save some money, feel free to use coupon code: AF16AUGUST10 to get 10% OFF when purchasing more than USD$50.-, the code will last until the end of this month.

- skin turns less red after scrubbing compared to other scrubs that I used
- contains good oils
- comes in a squeeze tube, hygienic.
- doesn't feel dry on the skin
- large tube, a lot of product

- the skin won't glow
- strong scented (personal preference)
- pricey
- does contain ingredients that might irritate your skin

Overall I think it's an okay scrub but I am not blown away by it. I was interested because of the great oils that is included in this product.

I have Keratosis Pilaris, which are small red bumps on the surface on the skin. It occurs when the human body produces excess keratin, a natural protein in the skin. The excess keratin surrounds and entraps the hair follicles in the pore. Therefore you will get tiny red bumps. I wrote about it in an old blogpost before if you are interested. Because of that on my skin, I am always searching for a good scrub for my body to make it more smooth. This helped a little bit, but not enough to make it very smooth.

It didn't leave my skin dry which I am happy about and it didn't irritate my skin. I was surprised because of the size of this tube and I like it that it came in a squeeze tube, which makes it more hygienic. The price of the product is a bit on the high side though. And unfortunately it doesn't make my skin glow like what they claim. I personally don't like products which are scented, and the scent of this product is strong and stays on the skin, so you will smell it even though you rinsed the scrub off.

In the end it's all about personal preferences and what your needs are. If you are just searching for a mild scrub for the body that removes dead skin cells and you don't mind the strong scent, this might be for you. This product is great for people with dry skin.

If you personally don't like strong scented products it's better to skip this product.

note: this product was sent to me for review purposes, but this didn't affect my opinion about the products. this blogpost contains affiliate links, see disclaimer.



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