Energizing Facial Scrub
If you like using a facial scrub for physical exfoliation or extra cleansing but haven’t been able to find one that does the job without being harsh or overly abrasive, YourGoodSkin’s Energizing Facial Scrub might just be what you’ve been looking for.
This fragrance-free gel cleanser features small silica particles to provide its scrubbing power. They do a good job providing manual exfoliation but are gentle enough that they don’t abrade skin and cause irritation. The gel rinses cleanly, without leaving a dry and tight feeling after.
Energizing Facial Scrub also consists of gentle cleansing agents and preservatives. Skin-soothing bisabolol and green tea extract and skin-conditioning panthenol are included, though they are less effective in this type of product since they’re immediately rinsed from skin.
Still, this is one of the better scrubs we’ve come across, and the price is nice, too!
- Silica particles provide gentle manual exfoliation.
- Rinses cleanly without leaving skin feeling dry and tight.
- Contains some skin-soothing and skin-conditioning ingredients.
- Fragrance free.
Gently exfoliates & clear pores to reveal fresh, smooth skin.
Launched in 2017, YourGoodSkin is the result of an alliance between UK pharmacy mega-brand Boots and American drugstore giant Walgreens. According to company lore, YourGoodSkin is the result of years of development and research involving scientists, dermatologists, and thousands of members of its target audience—women looking for skin care products to address their specific concerns.
In fact, the brand says it surveyed thousands of women and had them test the products before they went to market. This resulted in over 20 products claiming to address a wide range of skin concerns, from dryness to acne.
Consumer testing before finalizing products for launch can deliver some helpful insights and valuable feedback, but a brand’s scientific understanding of what skin needs to improve—and what it doesn’t need—carries even more weight than anecdotal evidence.
YourGoodSkin gets more right than wrong, and it’s certainly a value-priced collection. While there aren’t any true anti-aging powerhouse formulas in the mix, there are some decent moisturizers for those on tighter budgets.
The brand excels at cleansers and makeup removers, with even a couple of top-notch scrubs included; this category is where we recommend directing your time and attention.
The biggest misstep YourGoodSkin makes is in its approach to treating acne and oily skin. Nearly every product designed for these concerns relies heavily on an old-school, irritating approach that includes drying alcohol, fragrance, and even sulfur, all of which can serve to make oily skin and acne worse.
For more information on YourGoodSkin, visit https://www.yourgoodskin.com/.
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