The Body Shop Seaweed Pore Cleansing Facial Exfoliator Review

by Misha N on February 1, 2013 · 11 comments

The Body Shop Seaweed Pore Cleansing Facial Exfoliator Review

Hello IMBB Readers! :)

Air is warming up a bit now and I am so happy about it. The temperature went in minus here for the first time in my life and made really hard for me get out of my cozy bed, it was freaking cold! Early mornings are still foggy, but sun shines brightly during noon. Today, I am going to review The Body Shop’s Seaweed Pore-Cleansing Facial Exfoliator. My Himalaya’s Neem Face Scrub got over last month. It worked okay for my skin, wanted to try something new and so I decided to pick one from The Body Shop. The SA suggested me to go for Seaweed Pore-Cleansing Facial Exfoliator as I have combination skin type.



Rs. 620 for 75 ml.

Product Description:

A soap-free facial scrub that effectively deep cleanses blocked pores and exfoliates to remove dead skin cells, excess oils, impurities and daily grime.

Seaweed: Renowned for its conditioning and hydrating benefits, while its non-oily nature makes it particularly suitable for normal to oily skin.


Water (Solvent/Diluent), Carbomer (Stabiliser/Viscosity Modifier), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Surfactant), Olea Europaea (Olive) Seed Powder (Abrasive), Lauryl Betaine (Surfactant), Glycerin (Humectant), Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Luffa Cylindrica Fruit (Natural Additive), Fragrance (Fragrance), Sodium Chloride (Viscosity Modifier), Methylparaben (Preservative), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Fucus Vesiculosus (Bladderwrack) Extract (Skin Conditioning Agent), Butylparaben (Preservative), Ethylparaben (Preservative), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Butylphenyl Methylpropional (Fragrance Ingredient), Isobutylparaben (Preservative), Propylparaben (Preservative), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Benzyl Salicylate (Fragrance Ingredient), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone (Fragrance Ingredient), Tocopherol (Antioxidant).

How To Use:

Massage in circular motions over the face and neck, using fingertips. Rinse off with water.


  • Cleanse first, using Seaweed Purifying Facial Cleanser or Seaweed Deep Cleansing Facial Wash, to remove make-up and impurities.
  • Exfoliate to remove dead skin cells using Seaweed Pore-Cleansing Facial Exfoliator two or three times a week.
  • Tone using Seaweed Clarifying Toner to refresh and purify the skin while removing excess traces of facial wash or cleanser.
  • Moisturize using Seaweed Mattifying Moisture Lotion SPF 15 or Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream in the morning and Seaweed Clarifying Night Treatment at night.

TBS Seaweed

My Experience with The Body Shop Seaweed Pore Cleansing Facial Exfoliator:

I am using this product since three weeks and loving it! It is a soap-free, gel-based cleanser with jojoba micro beads and olive stone granules. It deep cleanses pores and removes dead cells really well without being harsh to my sensitive-combination skin.

Seaweed Exfoliator

The fragrance is very refreshing and a pea-sized amount is enough. I use it thrice a week and I am sure that the tube will last around 5-6 months. It lathers up when I rub it on my face and neck in a circular motion with damp hands and washes off easily leaving the skin smooth and soft.

TBS seaweed exfoliator

It doesn’t over-dry, doesn’t leave any kind of residue or film behind and doesn’t strip away the skin’s natural oils. The most important thing that there were no breakouts! My skin being sensitive is prone irritation, redness and breakouts, but none of this happened while using The Body Shop’s Seaweed Pore-Cleansing Facial Exfoliator. I don’t use any face wash/cleanser before using this exfoliator.


Pros of The Body Shop Seaweed Pore Cleansing Facial Exfoliator:

  • Soap-free.
  • Deep cleanses pores.
  • Exfoliates very well being gentle on the skin at the same time (unless you scrub it really hard).
  • Doesn’t over-dry my skin.
  • Pea-sized amount is enough.
  • Doesn’t leave any residue behind.
  • Doesn’t irritate or breakout my sensitive-combination skin.
  • Its key ingredients are jojoba oil and wild harvested seaweed, the former absorbs oil, unclogs pores and the latter being non-oily provides hydration.
  • Refreshing fragrance.

Cons of The Body Shop Seaweed Pore Cleansing Facial Exfoliator:

  • Few may not like the fragrance.
  • Price is on the higher end.

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Will I Repurchase The Body Shop Seaweed Pore Cleansing Facial Exfoliator?

This seems to be the best exfoliator I have ever used. I have explored only 4-5 face scrubs till date. I will definitely repurchase it if I don’t come across something better than this. I highly recommend it for combination skin types.

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Parita February 1, 2013 at 9:14 am

seaweed range from TBS seems to work really well for combination skin types! this one sounds a must try


Misha February 1, 2013 at 12:40 pm

i second that Parita :)


jomol February 1, 2013 at 9:21 am

Welcome back to IMBB Misha….I have used the TBS iconic mask and liked that…..the fragrance is a bit different na….like detergent kind :)


Misha February 1, 2013 at 12:43 pm

thank you Jomol :)
yes its differnt…hehehe ..facial detergent 😛


neha February 1, 2013 at 10:02 am

Mishaaaa where have u beeeen


Misha February 1, 2013 at 12:44 pm

hibernating 😛 so happy to be back 😀 😀


aanchal February 1, 2013 at 10:44 am

Hi Misha

i totally agree with you. i have been using this exfoliator since a year and i totally love it. would not change it for any other product. i have a combination skin, highly prone to acne and this is my HG exfoliator and ofcourse the face wash from this range is superb too.


Misha February 1, 2013 at 12:46 pm

hi5! aanchal :)


Ankita February 1, 2013 at 11:29 am

I also use this exfoliator, though i dont like its fragrance ! it overpowers me , but over all I love the effect of this screub on my combination skin. Nice Review :)


Misha February 1, 2013 at 12:49 pm

thanks Ankita :) ..i am planning to try seaweed’s mattifying moisture lotion


Esha February 1, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Misha the mattifying lotion from this range didn’t work for my dry skin… i passed it to my cousin :(


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