Sticky Rice Facial Scrub Review

Recently, I’ve been really intrigued by skincare products that contain rice grains or rice extracts.

Rice has been a staple ingredient in many skincare products because of its brightening and moisturizing properties and since I’m always interested in products that aim to lighten facial hyper pigmentation, this was right  up my alley. The Dal Tokki Facial Scrub contains organic sticky rice grains that are meant to slough away dead skin cells and reveal smoother and brighter skin.


Packaging
The scrub comes in a plastic tub with an adorable bunny character on the lid. Each tub comes with 90ml of product so if you wanted to pack it into your carry-on, you could (this is always a plus for me hehe)!


Texture/ Scent
If you’ve ever made sticky rice cakes or any type of sticky rice dessert and you’ve accidentally added too much water, then you know exactly what the texture of this scrub is like. It’s very thick, glutinous, sticky and grainy. In fact, when I first used it, I felt like I was playing with food haha. So it came as a complete shock to me when I smelled it and detected hints of floral undertones. It’s a pleasant scent but also quite strong, so if you don’t like heavily scented products then this might not be for you.

How to use
I use mine in the shower since it tends to get a bit messy. I scoop about a teaspoon of the scrub from the tub and massage it around my face for approximately 30 seconds before rinsing it off. It is a very gentle scrub but it does manage it get rid of any dry and flakey skin around face. I use it once a week.

Review
I’ve been using this scrub for about 4 months now and I do enjoy it. It has tiny grains of ground rice that delivers a very gentle but thorough exfoliation. I have very sensitive skin and this didn’t cause any irritation at all so I was very pleased about that. I didn’t notice a brightening effect though, which was a bit disappointing, so I wouldn’t buy this for the sole purpose of fading acne scars of hyper pigmentation.


Full Ingredient list (taken from memebox.com)
Water, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Powder, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamide MEA, Propylene Glycol, Acrylate Copolymer, Polysorbate 20, Glycol Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Laurate, Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Perilla Ocymoides Seed Oil, Licorice Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Octanediol, Tropolone, Triethanolamine, Sodium Chloride, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Perfume


Rating
★★★✩✩
I would give it a 3/5. It’s a nice gentle scrub that would be great for anyone with sensitive skin, but I like a little more oomph in my exfoliators. Points were also deducted because I didn’t notice any brightening effects. And lastly, I believe I bought mine on memebox (it’s not available anymore) for approximately $20, which is a bit pricey for a product that doesn’t deliver on all of it’s claims.

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