Willow Organics Fruit Sugar Scrub

Sunday 8 October 2017

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I do not classify myself as a beauty blogger even if my content is mostly about skincare, but there are two things I hardly ever write about - makeup and body care. You see, the problem is that I've got one horrible skin condition which I should consult with a dermatologist again but if you know me very well then you know two things - I hate dermatologists and I hate this whole bureaucracy mixed with humiliation which you can feel on your own skin in Poland, obviously not every doctor is like that but I had very bad situations at hospitals. So what do I do when going to the hospital is my least favourite thing - I'm using scrubs and today I'll show you a natural scrub made by a young polish brand. 

5 years ago I was told that scrub and body balm for atopic eczema will be perfect for me - I do not need anything else. Since that time, I'm using body scrubs. This post is not sponsored because I didn't get today's product for a review purpose, it was an unexpected gift from the author of the blog porcelanowe-wlosy and the owner of brand Willow Organics but I thought that I'll still inform you just to be honest with you. 

Willow is a very young brand - the products were released maybe 2 or 3 months ago and it's all about natural ingredients - all their products are 100% vegan and they do not use palm oil (I also haven't seen soy oil in the product which for me is a big plus for a brand). It's a polish brand and there are only 3 products at a shop right now and I hope that Willow will release more soon. 

Ingredients: Sucrose (sugar), Mangifera Indica Seed Butter (mango butter), Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Shea butter), Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil (safflower seed oil), Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil (apricot seed oil), Tocopherol (vitamin E), Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil (may chang oil), Copaifera Officinalis Resin (Copaiba balm), Citral, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Citronellol

The base for this product is sugar which is a positive thing - if you need a scrub then the best option is to find a scrub based on sugar or salt because both these ingredients dissolve in water. Butters used in this product are emollients so your skin should be nourished and moisturized. The composition of seed oils has a positive impact not only on the skin but it's also a very relaxing composition. The product has only one problem if it comes to ingredients - Citral and other fragrance ingredients which might not be the best choice if you know that you're allergic to any of them, even if these ingredients were checked and they are from a good source. There are two very unusual ingredients - a May Chang Oil which is an oil with antiseptic properties and Copaiba balm - an emollient with anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. What's better for my problem than this product? I have to mention that these two last ingredients are not the best choice during the pregnancy so if you really want to try this scrub - ask your doctor first. 

I think that we all focus on appearance if it comes to cosmetics - the packaging matters, then we focus on the smell and ingredients is the last part of what we care about. The packaging is made from glass and that's a very important thing in eco/natural brands because being a brand like that is not only based on what's inside the product, it's also all about packaging and how the brand cares about the environment. Visual identification of Willow is very consistent - every part from the ingredients to the smallest details are making the brand. 

The smell of the product is very fresh and I can smell some lemon and orange or grapefruit hints. The smell is very intensive and it stays on the skin for a bit longer time but I'm not sure if the smells disappear or my nose gets used to it. I do not feel it after 1-2 hours. What's the best thing about this scrub is that I do not need additional balm - it gives me enough moisture so it's all I need (even if brand offers a fruity mousse which you can use after the scrub and I assume it will smell similar because most of the ingredients are the same). You have to remember that removing sugar from the skin might be a bit harder, what I do is to take a small amount and add 1-2 drops of water so the formula will melt a bit and it'll be easier to use it on the skin. If you've got a sensitive skin natural ingredients might not be always the best choice - even if some of the ingredients might really cure your skin.

It's not a very hard scrub, I would say it's a medium scrub with lots of nourishing ingredients. Would I recommend it? Yes, I'll follow the brand and I'll probably buy another packaging after I end all the remaining scrubs which I got in my bathroom, I really hope that Willow will make more products soon and that this brand will get to a bigger audience not only in Poland. 

Let me know do you use body scrubs. Would you like to try it and what kind of scrubs you prefer? The coffee/coconut ones or maybe salt/sugar ones? Today I've tried to change the formula of a post a little bit, the review is less detailed - let me know what do you think about such reviews from time to time. 

I also want to share with you my side project, I'm still going to publish posts here, I'll try to make some kind of uploading schedule. Finally, I've started a youtube channel, it's a very basic stuff right now, I'm still thinking what to do next and how to make it more attractive but I'm thankfully for all your tips and support not only on kherblog or youtube but also on Instagram, Facebook and even Pinterest. 


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