This time of year, I feel like everything gets dry. Scrubs are an excellent way to remove that dry skin and reveal the fresh healthy skin underneath. One of the products in the November Petit Vour Beauty Box was Petal Polish by Kani. This is a face and neck scrub. There are a lot of great ingredients in this product, but the primary ingredients are brown sugar and rose oil. The scent of this highly reflects those ingredients, because it smells just like brown sugar mixed with rose oil. One of my favorite things about this was the smell. It was really amazing! I tried this both on my face, and on my body.
The texture: It's very grainy because it has a lot of brown sugar in it. The sugar is fine and because of that it's really gentle. It didn't cause any abrasive marks or redness, and it didn't sting or anything on my face or skin. It's thick, and moisturizing. You could really feel the oils mixed in with the sugar. Overall, I really enjoyed the texture of this.
On my face: When I used it on my face, I was in the middle of a crazy break out. I had hoped this would help remove excess dirt and oil and help my face balance out. This is product is supposed to moisturize your face by mimicking the natural moisture your face makes, so you don't make excess oil, and thus won't break out. However, I broke out more. I can't say if it's from this, or from whatever was happening to my face. But I only used it once, and didn't want to risk it again. So, I decided to use the rest on my body because I didn't want it to go to waste. You're supposed to apply it, leave it on for five to ten minutes, then gently massage it away.
On my body: I definitely preferred this on my body than on my face. I didn't let it just sit on my skin then rub the sugar in, considering when I did on my face almost all the sugar had dissolved before I had the chance to use it. So I gently massaged the scrub in circles on my legs, feet, and arms. I felt like I definitely got a better exfoliation that way. I used body wash on my arms afterwards, but didn't use body wash on my legs after, to determine A) if it really did make my skin more moisturized and B) to see if that film that it leaves would eventually dissolve. From what I gathered, my legs felt softer than my arms did, both right out of the shower and even after applying lotion. Also, that film did eventually absorb into my skin and it didn't take long for it to be absorbed. My legs still felt soft the next day as well.
The verdict: I don't think I would buy a full size of this. The full size of this is $28 and it comes in a 4 oz. recyclable glass jar. It's not that I don't think it's a good product because it is, but considering I didn't much care for it on my face and only used it on my body, it's not worth the price for me. I have a body scrub that was like $8 that I use that I like, so I'm not going to go out and spend $28 on one. You may like it better, so definitely check it out. They offer a sample size pouch for $10, so you can try it before you invest in a full size one. You can see the full range of products on their website!