Review: Handmade Heroes Super Duper Nourishing Rice Scrub
If you are looking for a different body scrubbing experience, you gotta give this Handmade Heroes’s Super Duper Nourishing Rice Scrub a try. It is all natural, free of preservatives and parabens, 100% vegan and cruelty-free. You will step out of your shower feeling well-scrubbed with a guaranteed warm body tingle.
Handmade Heroes is a Singapore home-based business started by a 26 year-old ex-banker named Lynsey L. It started when Lynsey was asked to create something pretty and pampering for her sister’s bridesmaids as gift sets. The homemade skincare gifts were so well-received that Lynsey decided to leave her banking career behind and pursue her passion for natural homemade beauty recipes.
This super duper nourishing rice scrub is probably one of her best. I am not a major body scrub fan. But this one is honestly unique.
Made with organic rice grains, sweet almond oil, cocoa butter and peppermint oil, this organic body exfoliator is flavored to smell like Christmas morning every time. To me, it smells like melted candy canes in a tub. This scrub also comes with user instructions and date of make at the bottom of the jar.
How to use: Unlike most body scrubs, this is drier and denser. With this rice scrub, you cannot just use your fingers to scoop the product into your hands. It is easiest to use a spoon to scrap up a spoonful of product, put into the palm of your hands, mix with slash of water and massage onto your skin.
The organic rice grains seem just right in size and texture to give a good scrub without being too rough. As you scrub, you’ll notice a layer of sweet almond oil on your skin and it may feel oily. But it is good oil. Derived from almond kernel, sweet almond oil is rich in vitamins and balances moisture in dry and irritated skin. There is no need to followup with a body moisturizer when you use this scrub.
Look at the difference on my arm after rinsing off the scrub. There is a distinct difference in the skin’s texture. No scrub skin looks dry and you can see the fine lines. After scrub skin looks smoother, moisturized and more radiant.
On top of the obvious difference in skin texture, coming out of the shower and drying off is when you will start to truly experience the amazing effects of this scrub. Areas of your body that was scrubbed will start to have a warm tingly sensation; and yes, you will probably smell like a walking Mentos candy. The tingly sensation lasts about 15-20minutes depending on how much scrub you use and how long you scrub.
Useful tip: You probably do not want to use this scrub on any private bits! Just saying… Also, rice grains do not dissolve in water like most sugar or salt scrubs so you will find super tiny rice grains bits on your shower floor. If you want to keep your shower floor spotless, remember to give it a thorough wash down before stepping out!
This is just one product you have to try for yourself. A 125ml jar of this organic body exfoliator cost $16.90. You can buy it online at Handmade Heroes.