Just B Au Naturel Adzuki beans & Orange scrub Review

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BRAND CLAIMS:

Ingredients List:

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Description: Multi-perfecting  skin polishing ingredients renew the skin surface for a brighter, more even skin tone, leaving the skin feeling smooth and looking luminous.  Formulated with Japanese Adzuki bean powder, Organic Rice Bran and orange peel powder to promote cell renewal, get rid of  blackheads and flaky skin. 

Directions: Scoop a small amount and mix with water/rose water. Make a thin paste and gently scrub onto face, using small circular motions. Pay special attention to areas where pores are enlarged or visibly clogged. Use once or twice a week. Exfoliating your skin once or twice a week is a great way to improve your skin tone and promote healthy circulation. Keep away from moisture.

NATUROID’s TAKE:

It’s been more than ten years since I have started exploring synthetic/chemical free skincare brands. It was very recently I understood better about the greenwashing in this field and discovered that very few of the claimed natural brands are 100% clean. ‘Just B Au Naturel’ seems to be a clean Indian skincare brand that is made of certified organic & premium natural ingredients without any synthetic chemicals. The brand claims to focus on a holistic approach that takes into account the entire life cycle of an ingredient, from its carbon footprint to the livelihood of the workers who made it with a firm belief that protecting the planet is an integral part of our wellness routines, as the health of the planet is inextricably connected to our personal health. The same is evident in their ethical & sustainably sourced whole plant fair trade ingredients that not only perform but are better for the planet apart from their cruelty free policy, packaging & delivery standards too. It is one of the very few brands whose majority of products come in glass jars delivered without plastic packaging/bubble wraps, which is noteworthy. If your passion is for both Beauty & Environment, Just B Au Naturale is for you.

I happened to try few of their products recently. The best part about their formulations is that, they are simple yet unique, high performing combination of ingredients. The Just B Au Naturel adzuki beans & orange exfoliator is one such. Read on to know my detailed take on this lovely formulation:

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Packaging: Just B Au Naturale adzuki beans & orange epmicro exfoliator comes in an amber glass jar. Amber glass jars are the best type of packaging, any day, as they keep the formulation away from light, reactions and avoid deterioration and thereby protect the aromatic & therapeutic properties of the formulation. Not to mention glass is one of the best ecofriendly material too. The lid is thick & sturdy but made of plastic though, wish it could have been a glass/metal/ceramic one too. The product is delivered safe & plastic free stuffed with waste papers. The glass bottle was safeguarded with brown paperboard wraps in place of bubble wraps. Kudos to the ecoconscious & thoughtful planning of the same. The label is simple yet classy color coded with red & white, with all basic details printed on the same. One cannot expect a glass jar to be travel friendly but I wouldn’t mention it as a con because glass is one of the best eco-friendly material out there and as mentioned above preserves the formulation better over others. So, I always prefer glass packaging!

Color & Texture: It is a cream coloured finely ground powder. The texture of this Just B Au Naturale adzuki beans & orange micro exfoliator is unique. It feels super soft & fluffy. Generally scrubs tend to have a coarse rough texture with exfoliating granules. This one too has the appropriate properties but I felt it unique because I have hardly witnessed a scrub with this kind of light texture that still performs effectively.

Aroma: It smells strongly of orange peel with subtle tones of adzuki bean & rice powder. There is also a hint of other ingredient frahrances too which makes it pleasant & refreshing as a whole.

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Ingredients Analysis: 

Organic Adzuki Bean Powder – This is the star ingredient of the Just B Au Naturale micro exfoliator. It has been used in Japanese skin care regimens for centuries to cleanse and exfoliate the skin and to rejuvenate and brighten the complexion. It sloughs and deeply cleanses the skin.  Adzuki beans contain saponin, which gives it a natural foaming action to help remove dead skin cells and cleanse pores by drawing out pore clogging sebum, dirt and bacteria that can cause blemishes. It also tightens, softens the skin and promotes circulation, giving it a healthy, natural glow. It is an amazing natural exfoliator and leaves the skin smooth and radiant.

Organic Rice Bran – It contains beneficial antioxidants which are said to have powerful anti-aging properties. It is used in scrubs, facials and body masks to provide gentle exfoliation along with many other noteworthy attributes. The powder has been known to aid in balancing skin’s moisture by removing excess oils and dirt from the skin leaving it with a healthier, balanced tone. It may also help reduce unsightly blemishes and prevents wrinkles.

Orange Peel Powder – It has a much higher concentration of vitamins, minerals, anti oxidants and nutrients that can benefit the skin immensely. Orange peel can be used to treat various types of skin problems, including acne, oily skin, blackheads, blemishes, uneven skin tone and so on. It is hydrating, nourishing and aids in skin regeneration.

Papaya Powder – Papaya is a rich source of powerful antioxidants like vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin E, minerals, magnesium and potassium, vitamin B pantothenic acid, folate and enzyme called papain. All of these contribute several skin benefits for making glowing and healthy skin. Papain is a protein dissolving enzyme that is a natural acne fighter. It is very effective in skin renewal and skin lightening and gives glowing skin also. It also functions as an exfoliator, skin softener and moisturizer. This enzyme helps combat free radicals, thus preventing premature ageing.

Organic Chamomile Powder– It has strong anti-inflammatory properties which makes it great for sensitive and acne prone skin types who have inflammation along with anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiseptic & antioxidant properties. It has excellent healing abilities to minor skin wounds & process by disinfection. It helps fight and block out irritants by eliminating free radicals which damage skin and accelerate the aging process. It is rich in antioxidants & helps reduce acne inflammation, breakouts and minor scars. It is also a natural skin lightener as it acts as a natural skin bleach and promotes a healthy glow by healing and restoring its natural moisture content.

Milk powder- It acts as a cleanser & gives skin a youthful glow. It contains high concentrations of vitamins and minerals. The lactic acid in it lightens and smoothens skin and helps heal dull skin. It gives the new skin formation & helps boost collagen. It also hydrates skin and has the property to heal itchy skin. It is also efficient in removing blackheads & whiteheads.

The formulation is free of any preservatives, bases, fragrances & colors.

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Efficiency: Exfoliation is an eminent part of an effective skincare regimen. It has always helped me maintain my skin better. I prefer exfoliating twice a week with a gentle scrub. As directed, I take a generous amount of the Just B Au Naturale adzuki beans & orange micro exfoliator and mix it with water or hydrosol and gently massage all over wet face & neck. It is super smooth on the skin and the grains that look of reasonable size yet gentle, take care of the exfoliation really well. A mild milky foam is generated which cleanses the skin thoroughly. After 3-5 minutes of massaging with gentle strokes, that my skin thoroughly enjoys, it leaves behind a smooth, soft, supple & hydrated(doesn’t feel stretchy at all).  It instantly cleans, polishes & brightens dull skin. However, one cannot expect a severe exfoliation like that from usual scrubs in single use but that job can be tallied with frequent usage I felt. With prolonged usage, it definitely removes tan & heals the skin, reduces blemishes, minor blackheads & whiteheads and prevents breakouts is my observation.

One tub should last for 1-2 months depending on the frequency of usage. This is a super gentle yet efficient performing exfoliator that worked for my sensitive acne prone oily skin.  Looking at the ingredients, it is designed & should work for all skin types is my understanding.

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Pros:

  • amber glass packaging
  • delivered plastic free
  • supersoft fluffy texture that is gentle on skin
  • suits sensitive skin with ease
  • brightens & heals with prolonged usage
  • exfoliates well
  • gives healthy glow & radiance
  • prevents breakouts
  • synthetic/chemical free
  • cruelty free
  • ethically sourced fair trade ingredients
  • 100% natural
  • majority ingredients are certified organic
  • no filler base
  • no added colors
  • no added fragrance
  • no preservatives

Cons:

  • expensive

Naturoid’s Verdict: This is a super gentle & high performing exfoliator with exotic pure ingredients that are ethically sourced & delivered in eco-friendly packaging. If you do not mind the price tag & wish to indulge in pure premium skincare, do give it a shot as it delivers what it claims!

Buy this here from Just B Au Naturel

Note:

  1. This is not a collaboration post
  2. The review applies only to this product of the brand. Other products of the same brand may or may not have the same qualities.
  3. Natural products/Essential oils can be allergic to some. Hence, Patch testing is adviced before use.

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