Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sponsored: OZ Naturals Ancient Orient Rice Enzyme Dermafoliant

Hi there! Can you believe it's almost July? My gosh, how time flies. Today I want to share with you this Ancient Orient Rice Enzyme Dermafoliant by OZ Naturals!
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Reviewing time!

The first thing I noticed about this product was the way it was packaged. It looks like a little salt shaker!

The first time I used this product, I was definitely not used to it. It felt like I was rubbing sandpaper against my face. If you have sensitive skin, this is definitely not going to work out for you. It feels quite abrasive on the skin; the particles remind me of sand. There is a mix of finely milled powder and the sand particles.

The product has an interesting scent, kind of a combination of sour and citrus and...sand. It is not a strong scent though, so it wasn't overbearing for me. I find that while the packaging makes it much more convenient to use, the product can still spill out even when the top is closed.

I think that this product itself is a bit pricey (list price: $36.95), and it would discourage me from purchasing such a product. That being said, you do get quite a bit of product (81.3 ml), and I feel that you could get a lot of uses out of it since you only need about a nickel-sized amount every time.
How do you use the product?

This product is meant to be used 2-3 times a week after cleansing the skin with your daily cleanser. Since it is in a "powder" form, water is needed to create a paste for you to scrub and leave on the skin for at least 5 minutes. 5 minutes is given so the lactic acid can have time to penetrate the skin.

Does the product work?

Yes, I definitely think that even though it is abrasive, it works wonderfully to exfoliate the skin. After using this product, my skin feels so smooth and refreshed, ready for the next step in my skincare routine (essence/serum, moisturizer, etc). My skin seems brighter and just healthier after using this product. Though it doesn't get rid of all my blackheads, it makes my pores look smaller!

Key Ingredients: 

  • Lactic Acid & B5
  • Green Tea Extract

This dermafoliant is 90% Organic and 100% Natural. It looks like they recently reformulated the product as the ingredients don't match up when looking at the box versus the actual packaging. It contains lactic acid and B5 as well as Green Tea Extract. All of these ingredients are beneficial to the skin; beneficial factors include retaining moisture (sucrose), improving the skin texture and hydration (lactic acid), among other things.

There is a little sticker on the bottle that says "now with bamboo," bamboo powder is used as an emollient - softening and smoothing the skin- and it can restore elasticity and suppleness to the skin.

[Note: Camellia sinensis leaft extract = green tea extract. Thioctic acid = alpha lipoic acid. Panthenol = DL Panthenol (Provitamin B-5). The bottle also says rice powder, but that is not mentioned on the box...]

Additional Information:
Received: 19 June 2015
Made In: USA
Size: 2.75 fl. oz/ 81.3 ml
Site to Purchase: Amazon ($24.95)
Note: Sponsored Product!

Overall Thoughts:

As an exfoliant, this product works wonderfully to remove the dirt and gunk from your face. Since it is abrasive, I don't recommend this for anyone who has sensitive skin, and for those who have acne to be very cautious and avoid such areas. This product is cruelty free and 100% vegan, so there are no artificial ingredients or scents used. The scent of this product is kind of sour and citrus-y. It has the feeling of sand (very gritty) when used on the skin. Afterwards though, it makes the skin look brighter and healthier, and the skin feels smoother. It is recommended that this product be used 2-3 times a week. 8/10!

I hope you enjoyed my review! It was fun trying out this product! Take care and have a lovely week!

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. Product was provided in exchange for a honest review. Post contains no affiliate links. As always, opinions are my own.