Today I'll be reviewing the Lemon Sugar Scrub by Otavea that I received in this month's LaMini Box. I love sugar scrubs so I was excited to check it out. Otavea is a brand I've never heard of, and I love discovering new brands! That's one of the reasons I love beauty boxes so much!
Otavea is a brand that specializes in all natural and organic sugar scrubs. They are vegan, so none of their scrubs contain any animal biproducts. They're cruelty free, and all of their products have been tested on themselves and their family and friends to verify it's safe and suitable for all skin types. They're a small company that hand crafts their scrubs, so you can feel the passion and quality behind their products!
The scrub I received in my box was Lemon. I'm not the biggest fan of lemon, so I was hesitant about the scent. Honestly, the scent was really pleasant and fresh. This scrub contains real dried lemon peel and lemon essential oil. It's real lemon, not artificial scented. The scrub is packed with fine sugar crystals, but they're not rough on your skin. There's also a great mix of oils in with it, and I was really surprised to see how moisturizing this scrub was.
As you can see from the picture above, you can actually see the dried lemon peel in the scrub. You can see the oils sitting on top of the scrub. I made sure to mix my scrub up a bit with my finger before using it. Oil naturally separates so I wanted to make sure it was mixed thoroughly before using it. You can also see the fine sugar crystals I was telling you about in the paragraph above. The texture is really awesome.
I loved that the scrub didn't leave my skin feeling oily, just hydrated. It rinsed away easily. I was really pleasantly surprised by this scrub. This was definitely a hit for me. It says that they formulate their scrubs so that you don't need lotion afterwards, and I can agree with that. I didn't even feel like lotion was necessary after I used it, and my skin felt soft until the next day when I got in the shower. This lemon scrub in particular helps to fight bacteria and clean out pores, thanks to the antioxidants in the lemon essential oils. Also, the dried lemon peel aid in collagen production to help reduce scarring. Plus, lemon is known for brightening skin as well. So, with continued use, this could aid in skin issues. I love multitasking products, so a scrub that not only removes dead skin but also aids in helping skin problems is right up my alley!
Otavea offers different scents in different sizes, so you can try them for a decent prize before you commit to the full size. Each scrub handles different skin issues, so you can choose which is best for you. They even have a scrub for men, which I think is great. Everyone's skin needs some TLC, not just women's, so it's great they market a product towards men as well. They full size of each scrub is 8 oz which is $16. They also offer a 4 oz, which is $10, and a 2 oz sample size which is $6. The 2 oz is supposed to last for one full body scrub. I believe the size we got in our box is 2 oz, and I still have some left in mine. I only did my arms, legs, and feet though the first time but I did do almost my whole
body the second time and I still have some left that I could probably do my legs again. They also offer free shipping on orders of $25+! Check them out on Instagram, check out the different scrubs they offer, and give one a try! I think you'll be pleasantly surprised!