Sunday, January 5, 2014

REVIEW: Innisfree Almond Sugar Scrub! [ SPONSORED ]

Hello my lovies. Hope you all have had a wonderful weekend. Again, I didn't do much with my weekend besides relax at home & rest while I have the chance. I'm going to review another sponsored product sent to me by Momomango today! So let's jump right into the review.

I had wondered how this product would be for awhile & finally have a good overall feel for how this product works. 

Let's talk about how the packaging is 100% recycled paper. I've noticed with the Innisfree products I've purchased, they come in these types of boxes. Super eco-friendly & ready to be recycled once you're done with the box. The writing on the  box is also used with Soy Ink, so it's even better for the environment. Innisfree is doing something right!

I didn't find any description in English on the packaging, however I found a picture with an English description as well as the ingredient list!.


innisfree almond sugar scrub

This hypoallergenic scrub exfoliates unnecessary dead skin cells with almond and sugar.


After cleansing and before wiping water from your face, apply an appropriate amount and massage for 2~3 minutes and then rinse off with lukewarm water. ( Use 1~2 times per week. )


Water, Glycerin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis ( Sweet Almond ) Seed Meal, Polyethylene , Orchid Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Powder, Allantoin, Hydroxethylcellulose, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Asrylate*Crosspolymer, Xantham Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Clyceryl Cayrrhizate, Caffeine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Methyllsothiazolnone, Fragrance (Parfum).

Sorry if they are a bit misspelled!

They container of the almond sugar scrub is a plastic, dark container with a metal twist cap. It's sturdy. The container was smaller than I had anticipated, but there is a lot of scrub inside there & you do not need to use a lot.

Here's the back of the label, all in Korean.

On the metal lid is the type of scrub, both in English & Korean. The sticker also hold the lid to the container to ensure that no one has been in the container to contaminate the actual scrub.

There is also a clear inner lid so they scrub doesn't get the lid messy.

As you see here, the scrub looks really creamy as a little sticky looking. It sticks to my finger, but isn't very sticky. It's held together quite well.

This is what the almond scrub looks outside of the container. Unfortunately, the scrub doesn't come with a spatula, but that doesn't always bother me. I either use one I have on hand or use clean fingers.

Here's a little information about almonds & how the are very beneficial to your skin:
- They contain several kinds of Paula Flavonoids, nigerian, catechins.
- They cleanse your body & also eliminate toxins that are bad for your skin.
- A major source of vitamin E & other vital nutrients that are good for you & your skin.
- They also reduce wrinkles & fine lines for a more youthful looking face.
- Can actually help cure problems areas on your face such as acne, white heads & black heads.

With that said, Almonds are extremely beneficial for your body & your skin!

The scrub is composed of what seems to be an almond base with other added ingredients. The brown specks you see are actual ground up almonds. You don't quite see the sugar, but you can feel it. Sugar is a wonderful exfoliate added along with the ground up almonds.

I imagined the scrub would have more of a sweeter almond scent, like almond cake or something sweet like that. However, it smells like pure ground almond. I've constantly thought about adding a few drops of an all natural almond oil or something that smells like sweet almonds that still would be beneficial to the skin. The smell, I was able to get over. It's not a problem at all. Smells very earthy. So those of who you who don't particularly like to slather your face with sweet smelling anything, you definitely need to look into getting this scrub.

Upon using the scrub, I could tell it wasn't a very harsh scrub. It's very delicate on the skin, but provides enough scrub action to properly get the dead skin that has been laying there on your face, so this is good for people with very sensitive skin.

As a test, I washed my face & used this directly after before I took a bath to see how well it the scrub would be on my face after use without immediately having to apply toners or lotions. My skin felt very clean, but didn't feel as if it was so tight that I had to apply my skin care right away. My skin also appears to look much cleaner & also feels nice & clean. Soft to the touch as well. 

I used this on my hand & you can see how soft & nice the skin looks. The skin around the area I scrubbed also looks a bit different, as if I had scrubbed off the dead layer & allowed the healthy skin to shine through. 

I'm really happy to have this product in my daily cleansing regime. I do have to use another means of scrub, like a wash cloth or a face scrubber, since my face tends to flake more if I don't, but I won't be taking off points for that bc I knew this scrub wasn't going to be super harsh on my skin. I like how this is a hypoallergenic product since I am a person that suffers with certain allergies. 


I now use this every day. I actually mix this in with my current cleanser to have a chocolate & almond cleanser/scrub & I love the way the smell together. Smells like a freshly opened package of almond chocolate! It's also quicker for me to do so since I don't have all the time in the world with little man running around :).

Unfortunately, Momomango doesn't seem to be carrying this scrub on their website anymore, or they are currently out of stock. I have done a search for this product, but only have come up with Amazon listings & I'm sure eBay will have it as well. I'm not sure of the reasoning. If you can find this anywhere, I DEFINITELY recommend you to pick this product up ASAP.

I hope you've enjoyed this review!

Hope you have a wonderful week ahead!
Stay positive! <3



[ DISCLAIMER ] This product was sent to me from Momomango for review purposes. All thoughts & opinions are 100% my own.


  1. I was hoping this would smell like sweet almonds too (marzipan?) kekeke. I wish Innisfree made sample packets of their mask packs :D I love Innisfree masks. Is this meant to be moisturizing in addition to exfoliating? It looks very similar to the fermented leaven ("aspergillus" --it's not actually aspergillus not sure why it's translated that way some places) mask. Nice review :D I love all the detail you put into the ingredients <3

    1. They actually do or did have sample packs of these. I remember seeing some on Testerkorea. This mask was a bit moisturizing. It didn't leave my skin begging for moisture, which I really liked.
      I'm glad you liked the review, thank you so much for reading! <3

  2. overall the product does sounds interesting to me. Never tried anything from the brand before though. Love the whole concept of packaging. glad that it's not harsh to your skin as well.
    Anywa, thanks for the review! I checked Innisfree offcial website to look for this but couldn't find it as well. hmm~so maybe it is already been discontinued..
    Mira |

    1. The brand has really wonderful products, I just wish this exact product wasn't discontinued since it is such a great scrub for those with sensitive skin types. You may be able to find this on eBay or Amazon.

      Thanks for reading darling! <3

  3. Thanks for the share ♥ I would definitely love to try this out ☻

  4. wow.... what a nice products, it sounds promising !

    1. It really is. Thankfully it will last awhile since it's discontinued.
      Thanks for reading! <3

  5. I need to get this! I've been eating almonds for my diet because of their nice fats and filling-ness. *A* I never knew it had benefits for the face though. I'll see if my paypal has some spare money for this product.
    Thank you for the review! <3

    1. Ginnnnn almonds are super yummo! They have wonderful benefits for your skin! Make sure to do searched on every website you can find since it's now discontinued.

      Thank you for reading darling! <3

  6. in generally i wish i could try more innisfree things and am kicking myself for not picking some up when i was in seoul. so dumb!! maybe next time though, il'l remember to get this too.
    A Beautiful Zen

    1. Get some while you can! The product is discontinued D:

      Thanks for reading Jenn!