I was really, really impressed by Aveeno’s Warming Scrub, and it’s definitely a new favorite and easily in line to become a shower staple. As someone who pretty much lives and breathes new products, it’s always difficult to actually stick with a staple–but for the sake of argument, if I was a normal consumer, this would totally be a buy and buy again product. It smells kind of like a more natural version of baby shampoo. I couldn’t think of a better description for the scent other than that; it’s kind of clean, lightly sweetened, kind of natural. I liked the scent quite a bit, just because it was soft, pleasing, and relaxing.
The exfoliating bits and bobs in this product seem gentle enough to be used several times a week, and I’ve encountered no problems using it about three or four times a week. I use mine in the shower, so typically in the AM, so I don’t have to worry about getting off any makeup. I’ve been a long-time user and fan of Aveeno products, so I’m happy to see this one work out for me as well. I think I’ll have to pick up a tube and pass it along to my sister and see if she likes it. (We both grew up using Aveeno skincare products.)
For a very long time, my favorite thermal scrub was Prescriptives’ Instant Gratification ($45.00), with Clean & Clear’s In-Shower Facial coming close as a more affordable option. Instant Gratification is much more of a mask kind of product, because it’s not something you’re meant to use on a daily basis (I used mine about once a week or less), and it’s more abrasive than both the In-Shower Facial and Warming Scrub. I really like that I can use the Warming Scrub more often, because I love that thermal/heat sensation that comes along with it. It doesn’t last long (20 seconds or so), but it’s so relaxing and a great way to start your day off. Smooth, soft, and radiant skin, courtesy of $9 well-spent!
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