Monday, February 23, 2009


Mineralicious Grapefruit Scrub VS. Neutrogena® Pink Grapefruit Scrub
So this is my first review/comparison on a product and thought I'd share my experience with you all.

I used both products for a month straight if not a little more.

I received a sample of the Mineralicious Grapefruit Facial Scrub and loved it! The smell is wonderful and refreshing, its gentle enough to use on my sensitive skin, and you don't have to use much at all! Use very little and a little bit of water and emulsify and you get a wonderful lather. It is a combination of skin smoothing oils helps to moisturize and the addition of jojoba beads lends a gentle exfoliating hand. My skin is combination, and this one did not dry my face out at all or break my face out much, I was really impressed. Well when I used the sample all up, I needed some more facial wash so I went to my local Wal-Mart and purchased the Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub hoping that it was close to the Mineralicious brand.

Well, the smell of this one is OK, its not as refreshing as the Mineralicious brand. It's not as gentle either, the small beads in the Neutrogena brand are a little more harsh you can actually feel them. The fact that its a gel, I use more of the product at one time, and don't like that. Also this one has Salicylic Acid for acne, which usually doesn't break my face out, but for some reason this one did bad! Which due to the salicylic acid it dried my face out alot, and I had to purchase a stronger moisturizer.

I did repurchase the Mineralicious product and since then have been using it, and it cleared my face up aftering using the Neutrogena brand and have not had a break out from using the product except from when my monthly friend comes around *we all know how that one is* which still using the Mineralicious product it helps control it, and clears up fast afterwards.

Comparisons :
(M) = Mineralicious (N) = Neutragena
Price : (M)$6.50(US) 6.7oz (N)$7.19(US) 4.7oz *online price Store prices may differ

Smell : (M)5*s (N)2 1/2*s

Texture : (M)Creamy (N)Gel

Dryness : (M)None (N)Very Drying

Scrub : (M)Very Gentle (N)Slightly Harsh

Lather : (M)5*s (N)3*s

Alright this is all I have for right now, I'm stuck on what else to compare as its 3:30am, I'll add more if I come up with some more :) Also, I'm going to find a chart to make this easier to read but for now, this will work

Thanks for reading!


Anonymous said...

Wow, that's a great review. I don't generally like grapefruit, but I may have to try the Mineralicious scrub anyway. :-)

♥ Jessica ♥ said...

I dont really like grapefruit either, but the smell is very refreshing in the morning! There is a smaller size of the Mineralicious one for $3.50, which for the month of Feb its 10% off so definitely worth trying it out at least :)

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