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 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