Fabindia Orange Cinnamon Face and Body Gel Scrub Review


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FabIndia Orange and Cinnamon Face and Body Gel Scrub Review

This scrub had been my first purchase from the FabIndia stores. I was really excited to try the FabIndia products after reading so much about them along with good reviews here on IMBB that I finally located a store and hit the place. Sad, FabIndia has outlets only in the city (Kolkata). Anyway I went looking for a good body scrub. The SA showed me an almond scrub and the Orange and Cinnamon Face and Body Scrub. However, I found this scrub to be in a nice orange colored gel form and was tempted to go for it instead of the Almond one.

Fabindia Orange Cinnamon Face and Body Gel Scrub

FabIndia Orange and Cinnamon Face and Body Gel Scrub: Price Rs 225 for 100gm

(I bought it for Rs 175 in February this year)

What FabIndia says about this product:

Our body and face gel scrub, especially formulated for daily use is made with natural active ingredients. It gently exfoliates the skin leaving you feeling refreshed and invigorated all day long.

Ingredients: Purified Water, Propylene Glycol, Walnut Shell Powder, Carbopol 940, Aloe Vera Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Lactic Acid, Cinnamon Oil, Orange Oil, Allantoin.

The scrub looks like orange marmalade with grainy particles suspended in it. The fine white grains I think are of almond powder. The smell is exactly what the name suggests-orange with a strong hint of spice. To be frank-I don’t like the combo. I didn’t find it pleasant and its far away from being mild. I usually love citrus flavors but the spice marred the charm of orange in this gel I suppose . 🙁

My own experience with this scrub hasn’t been great. You see, 1/4th of it is still there in the container which wouldn’t have been in 5 months from buying had I really liked it. Firstly-as a body scrub-I expected the scrub to have harder and more granules especially when one uses it for the elbows or knuckles that easily turn dark without good exfoliation. This scrub is even milder than my HG Biotique Papaya face Scrub which seems to give my face a “washing machine” type thorough clean up :D. The fabIndia scrub on the other hand just feels like granules running over the skin-and I really didn’t feel it leaving the squeaky clean look. Secondly, it is the smell which sort of turns me off from using it.

Pros of the FabIndia Orange and Cinnamon Face and Body Gel Scrub:

Just one (and this too doesn’t not apply to me 🙁 ) : It is a gentle scrub. People with sensitive skin may find this good.

Cons of Fabindia Orange Cinnamon Face and Body Gel Scrub

1) Grains are too fine to be a good body scrub. I would rather use my Biotique Papaya scrub or even a plain natural Loofah (not the synthetic “net” ones). So exfoliation is not up to the mark.
2) Doesn’t leave a clean feeling that I expect after scrubbing.
3) Smell: Smells like a spicy orange float I once had at a restaurant. And I didn’t find it to be refreshing-rather it is strong and I can’t stand it for long.
4) Price: FabIndia has shot up the price from Rs 175 to Rs 225!!! That’s quite a shocking inflation even in these times 😀

Will I repurchase it : Nahh

Rating: 2.5/5

Have you used Fabindia Orange Cinnamon Face and Body Gel Scrub? Please rate in the box below

Also Read :
Health and Beauty Benefits of Orange
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27 thoughts on “Fabindia Orange Cinnamon Face and Body Gel Scrub Review

  1. Oh sad… I know what u mean….one wants to scrub the skin clean & a mild one usually leaves much to be desired.

    1. You get me absolutely right Monika!!!! A body scrub should be bit on the harder and more grainier side in my opinion :haanji: :haanji:

  2. Are you based out of Kolkata too? I found the FabIndia shop in South City mall so disappointing. They hardly have any products ( I wanted a lot of things after reading IMBB reviews but none were available) and the SA’s were very rude when we had gone.

    1. Yupp-me live near Kolkata-actually me bought this scrub from the South City Mall outlet only-I heard that the Gariahat Outlet is the best one of Fab India that has a huge stock..do check that out sometime :)) :))

    1. Ever youth walnut scrub is great!!!! I used it long before I read a review on the Biotique Papaya scrub on IMBB and started using it-basically-the skin types like mine’s-which tends to attract grime very much -without good scrubbing feels really dull and dirty.. :(( :((

  3. hey anu try the almond n semolina scrub.. Im almost done wit my second tub.. Love it,, makes my skin super soft n smooth.. Its got the rankles like in everyuth walnut scrub.. Very good for removing dead skin.. N i was surprised to see shoe bite marks on my feet fading away..

    Went to the lee road fab india looking for this but the SA told me its out of stock.. N told me to take the orange one.. Im glad i resisted after reading ur review..

  4. Wow is that so! Well I shall surely give it a shot next time I go to the Fab India store-are you from Kolkata too???? ?:) ?:)

  5. How can you thank you dear for saving my money !! :thanks: I had gone last week to fab india store city centre bought few things an I really wanted to buy this same scrub as i like citrusy things as they are refreshing, but didnt buy bcoz I was out of cash :yelo: so i had thought would buy after few dayz, now wont, one more thing my HG scrub is biotique Papaya scrub only, i have finished 2 of them. :toothygrin:

    1. Oh! Hehehe-truly-I have used far better scrubs than this- like Ever youth and Lotus-and if you are already using the Biotique one-its unlikely u will ever like anything else 🙂 🙂 🙂

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