Thursday, May 22, 2014

Review: theBalm Almond Microdermabrasion Face Exfoliating Scrub

Someone needs to stage a face scrub intervention because I don't think my skin can take the abuse anymore! Just kidding, I limit my face scrub to only 2-3 times a week, but I've definitely amassed quite a collection to choose from. It's almost to the point where I can go 3 times a week for a whole month and never repeat a product. I am just addicted to the feeling that a good face scrub delivers and the end result! After testing theBalm's Almond Microdermabrasion Face Exfoliating Scrub for almost a month now I am finally ready to deliver my verdict on this product. This one was another casualty of my large haul in April so I picked it up for a reasonably discounted price. Typically it retails for $36.50 which I think is quite steep for only 2.36 oz of product. This is part of their Time Balm Skincare line and it is a white tea scrub infused with almond extracts that is suitable for all skin types. The scent is very light and pleasant, there's definitely a good whiff of tea with a very natural smelling note of sweet almond. It is designed to remove dead surface skin cells and leave your skin smooth. The directions specifically states to rub in circular upward motions for a minute to get all the benefits of the product.

Opening up the jar this stuff is just white. You can feel the grainy texture of exfoliating goodness once you pick it up and it's a nice consistency, thick enough to hold its shape but not so thick that it feels like you are rubbing drying cement onto your face. The exfoliating beads disappear after about 30 seconds of massaging the product, just like what happens with most face scrubs. This scrub is gentle, very gentle. I feel like it would be fine to use this everyday if you wanted because it is not very abrasive at all. Afterwards my skin felt smooth and soft with my pores looking clean.

Is this a miracle product? I don't think so. My skin wasn't feeling ahhhhh-mazing or ten years younger after its use but then again this product doesn't claim to do that. In the end I felt like it was comparable to a $5 scrub you could pick up anywhere. Yeah my face was clean, but just about anything could have done that for me. For being nearly $40 I expected it to be something life changing but it was just an average performing face scrub with a nice scent. In my opinion this is something you can pass on picking up, it's priced much to high and there's just nothing really special about it.


  1. its a shame that the product didnt deliver in the way you hoped! id love it if youd comment back xx

  2. Sucks about the product, When you spend $40 you expect it to be your go-to scrub.

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