Lotus Herbals Apriscrub Review

by Jinal on December 18, 2010 · 31 comments

Lotus Herbals Apriscrub

Lotus Herbals Apriscrub

Hello my IMBB beauties, hope you all doing great. Today I will review Lotus Herbals Apriscrub. It’s a fresh Apricot scrub. I wonder how come the Lotus Herbals fans have not reviewed this scrub!

I had ordered a Lotus Herbals kit online which included Jojoba face wash, Fairgel, Apriscrub, Claywhite mask and strawberry Lip balm…..and best part all for INR 650/- :yahoo:

I love all the products so far.

Here is the review of Apriscrub.

Price:- INR 325/-
Quantity:- 300 g

For all skin types.

Ingredients:- Water, Prunus Armenlaca (Apricot Kernal) Powder, Glyceryl Monostearate, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Isopropyl Myristate, Cetyl Alcohol, Light liquid Paraffin, Sodium Laurate sulfate, Methyl Paraben, Propyl paraben, Fragrance.

Let me give you a brief idea about the role of some main ingredient in this scrub. :cute: :cute:

  • Apricot Kernal Powder- This is the main exfoliant in the scrub. It acts as mild abrasive without scraping or damaging the skin. It removes impurities and has a pleasant odor. Large granules do not cause and micro-wounds or scrapes compared to fine granules.
  • Glyceryl Monostearate- It’s just an emulsifier.
  • Glycerin- Moisturizing properties.
  • Stearic Acid- It’s a fatty acid which acts as an emollient (makes skin soft and soothes it).
  • Isopropyl Myristate- helps absorption of product into the skin
  • Cetyl Alcohol- A solid fatty alcohol used as an emollient and emulsion stabilizer that gives skin a velvety feel.
  • Light liquid Paraffin – Its nothing but liquefied petroleum jelly. It has moisturizing property.
  • Sodium Laurate sulfate- Surfactant for cleansing property.
  • Methyl Paraben, Propyl paraben- Preservatives.

What Lotus Herbals Apriscrub claim?
1 min to Fresh New Skin.

As our nails and skin grow, your skin also grows. Upper skin cells become dead and new cells are developed underneath. It is necessary to remove these dead cells to reveal the younger, radiant skin from underneath. Lotus Herbals Apriscrub is the perfect way to scrub away these dead cells gently without rupturing your skin. A young, radiant skin is what you get after using this scrub.

Directions:- Moisten face and neck. Apply Lotus Herbals Apriscrub in dots all over and rub it with wet fingers in clockwise and anti clockwise direction massaging gently. Rinse well and pat dry. Apply Alphamoist Oil-free moisturizer or Safe Sun sunblock lotion before stepping out.

Lotus Herbals Apriscrub

Lotus Herbals Apriscrub

Now let me tell you how I like to use this scrub (once a week). First I clean my face with a mild cleanser. On wet face I apply the scrub evenly all over face and neck area. Allow it to dry a little for about 3-5 minutes. Then take a soft damp toothbrush and with gentle circular motion I start exfoliating (not more than 2 minutes for the whole face and neck). You can even do it with your fingers (sensitive skin should avoid harsh exfoliation). Then wash with lukewarm water. Cleanse with Lotus Herbals Jojoba Face wash. Pat dry. Apply my moisturizer and then a sunscreen.

PLEASE avoid going out in sun for 2-3 hours just after exfoliating your face. This is the most dangerous time to step in the sun. The skin becomes very sensitive after scrubbing and hence sun damage is severe. If in case you really have to apply a good sunscreen and reapply every hour.
Here is the swatch of the product.

Lotus Herbals Apriscrub swatch

Lotus Herbals Apriscrub swatch

You can see the granules in the above picture.

Let me come to the Pros and Cons of this scrub.

Pros of Lotus Herbals Apriscrub:- :bravo:

:star: Exfoliating is gentle.
:star: Fragrance is not overpowering.
:star: Leave skin super soft and supple.
:star: Help remove dirt and grime from pores….even blackheads to some extent.
:star: Herbal ingredients and hence more safe.
:star: Cheap for the quantity you get.
:star: Can be used as a body scrub too.
:star: I have oily/combination skin and it did not break me out. (I normally never had break out problems though). :))
:star: Ease of availability.
:star: Comes in a tube form but quantity is less. (which I would prefer)

Cons of  Lotus Herbals Apriscrub:- :headbang:

:no: The packaging. I would prefer the flip-flap capped tubes like the face wash. It’s a huge tub I got. I am happy with the price I paid and all. It’s irritating to remove the product every time with a spoon (hygiene concern). :X

No other issues for me. :victory:

Rating:- :-* :-* :-* :-*

Have you used Lotus Herbals Apriscrub. please rate in the box below.

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{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

naina December 18, 2010 at 10:34 am

nice review :)
but this apri thing comes in a tube and its so cheap also some 100 -120 bucks, is this a new launch or something ??? ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:)

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Jinal December 18, 2010 at 1:42 pm

its the same thing dear….just the quantity is more :))

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jomol December 18, 2010 at 10:41 am

Jinal……………you got a whole pack of lotus products….did the clay mask work for you…. :|

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Jinal December 18, 2010 at 1:43 pm

yes Jomol…..the clay mask did work for me…….it has been reviewed here na….I got it after I read the review here
y it dint work for u kya?

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Mrunmayee December 18, 2010 at 10:46 am

I am off apricot/walnut scrubs as of now… But I do love the idea of a pack of lotus goodies. And i lovvved their Jojoba face wash and lip balms. Enjoy your lotus hamper!!! :-* :-* :-* :-*

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Jinal December 18, 2010 at 1:44 pm

thanx Mrunmayee….I am happy with my hamper :)
yet to try the lip balm…..I have to finish many first to give this a try :-*

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Rati December 18, 2010 at 10:47 am

I have used only Himalaya apricot scrub.It was nice but i was never a fan of it.I’ll give this a try. oh yeah I have also seen it in a tube. :victory2: Where did you purchase the products from?

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Jinal December 18, 2010 at 1:46 pm

yes Rati this is nice….its moisturising too
I got it online….had a free gift voucher so all this and some other goodies I got dirt cheap….:))

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zeeba December 18, 2010 at 10:59 am

so bad..u shud hve sent a pick of the lip balm too na Jinal..may be i cud hve taken it … :(

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Jinal December 18, 2010 at 1:47 pm

@Zeeba
ummm sorry….I will attach the pic in my next post specially for you…..:* :* :*

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calicoaster December 18, 2010 at 11:02 am

Great review Jinal!! :) …The product looks really promising!! :yes: :yes: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

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Jinal December 18, 2010 at 1:48 pm

thanx Cali…..you know once in 2 weeks I use this as body scrub too….work nice in this winter :))

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Natasha December 18, 2010 at 11:07 am

good review jinal :))

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Jinal December 18, 2010 at 1:48 pm

thanx Natasha :))

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sree December 18, 2010 at 11:51 am

good review jinal!!can someone suggest me options for a good face scrub??i have got acne prone skin!!rati does the Kama cleanser work as a scrub too??and how’s the fabindia pomegranate scrub??

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Rati December 18, 2010 at 11:54 am

yup, it works great as an exfoliator. :)

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Kruti December 18, 2010 at 11:59 am

Yes…. I lovvve this Scrub, I have been using this from past 2-3 years i guess…. :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:
But i have it in Tube form :yahoo: :yahoo: I bought St. Ives once and it was too harsh for me :weep: :weep: So want back to LOTUS :joker: :joker: :joker:

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Jinal December 18, 2010 at 1:49 pm

great to know you are a fan of this too :) :) :yahoo: :yahoo:

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rids December 18, 2010 at 1:47 pm

i hate dis one …….i hv it in tube lyk packin……. tooo creamyyyyyyy

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Jinal December 18, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Rids….but face scrubs are either creamy or thick gel consistency
Creamy coz its moisturising no…..and thick to avoid harshness of granules
For oily skins…..gel based wud be good if this does not work….but I have oily/combi skin and it suits me fine! :))
sad it dint work for u :(

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rids December 18, 2010 at 2:08 pm

i hav oily/combi skin too. . . its just not suiting me … causes too much redness… ll try sumthin else now .. . did ya get the lotus package from fashion n you website ??????

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Jinal December 18, 2010 at 6:39 pm

yeahh I got it from there :))

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bhumika December 18, 2010 at 3:18 pm

hi..jinal..nice it worked for u..enjoy ur package !!

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Mitra20 December 18, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Jinal…..are we supposed to use a scrub and then wash with a face wash?? i have always been using a face was and then scrub !!! now i’m totally confused…helpppp

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Jinal December 18, 2010 at 6:41 pm

Mitra…….always cleanse your face and then scrub it…..exfoliation of any kind shud be after cleansing.
I do it twice before and after….I clean it even after scrubbing to remove extra oiliness…since my skin is oily.
Hope I cleared your confusion.

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Mitra20 December 18, 2010 at 6:45 pm

Ohhh…thankies…..i just use a toner once i’m done cleansing and scrubbing…me gt oily skin and need to close those big big pores aftr scrubbin…..thn i can continue wth my regimen… :|

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ashna December 18, 2010 at 6:49 pm

i am using this scrub it extremely useful in summer and rainy but in winter i find it bit harsh and my skin becomes extremely dry!!! could u suggest any mild scrub in winters or should i skip scrubbing in winters ??????

i have a combi skin

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Jinal December 18, 2010 at 6:53 pm

Ashna…..you should not avoid scrubbing…..exfoliating in winter is really useful to remove dead skin layer…..atleast once in 2 weeks I suggest if you finding it harsh
this is creamy so it suits my oily skin in winters too…and I follow it with lots of moisturiser.
U can try St.Ives…though I have used only Lotus and Aroma magic scrubs till now. These I find the safest.

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Jinal December 18, 2010 at 6:49 pm

yeah I clean again and then apply toner…..help close my pores better and no creaminess of scrubbing…thats y :)

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ramya December 18, 2010 at 7:07 pm

good that it worked for u… :)) . i have always liked apricot scrubs…esp. their smell…. does this take care of black heads and white heads too…. ?

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ashna December 18, 2010 at 7:15 pm

@ jinal thanks ! my problem is that after using the scrub in winters i apply lots of moisturizer and my t zone becomes oily and cheeks extremely dry ! scrubbing makes my face dry in winters !as far as moisturizer in concerned i am using sheamoist moisturizer ! i have tried lakme himalaya clean and clear ponds aroma magic but lotus herbal moisturizer is as far the best !

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