Friday, November 25, 2016

Live Clean Fresh Face Smoothing Facial Scrub Review #Vegan #CrueltyFree


Exfoliating my skin is an important part of my skincare routine. I use chemical exfoliants (Retin-A and Glycolic Acid) and I like to use a physical exfoliant to slough off the dead skin cells that accumulate on the surface of my skin that make my skin look dull and lacklustre.

Retin-A increases cell turnover in the skin, which is important for anti-aging and in treating acne but we need to assist our skin in ridding itself of the top layer of dead skin cells that form. This is where the physical exfoliators come in. 

I am of the belief that whether you use chemical exfoliants or not, it's important to assist your skin in ridding itself of the dead skin by using a gentle physical exfoliant. This not only makes your skin appear brighter and healthier but it also allows your other skincare products to penetrate your skin better, so you can actually use less product and get more benefits!

You also want to make sure that your physical exfoliant has enough exfoliating particles to be effective but that it's also gentle and doesn't contain jagged or rough particles that can put micro-tears in your skin.

So, I was super-excited when my favourite natural, cruelty-free drugstore line, Live Clean, came out with a skincare line that includes this Face Smoothing Facial Scrub.

Live Clean created 50 personal care products before they turned to developing skincare. They've created skincare that is gentle, calming, and soothing to your skin. They use plant and natural based ingredients that are hypo-allergenic, dermatologist tested, and effective, even for super sensitive skin types.

I recently threw out 2 exfoliating products by other brands. One was too harsh and contained very jagged and abrasive exfoliating particles that felt too rough on my skin. The other one didn't have enough particles in it to be effective at all.

Then I got the opportunity to try Live Clean's Fresh Face Smoothing Facial Scrub and it was like Goldilocks and the 3 Bears.. just right!

What I love about this scrub:

-It's formulated with natural grains of finely milled corn cob that don't scratch or tear my skin
-It's packed with exfoliating particles which makes it very effective
-It's made with certified organic botanicals that soothes my sensitive skin (Lavender, Cucumber, Chamomile, Milk Thistle, Mallow, Aloe and Buckthorn)
-This comes in a huge size with 140 grams of product 
-Perfect, hygenic and simple packaging
-Dermatologist tested
-98% plant derived
-Combine with a mask for an at-home spa experience
-I use less of my other skincare produts
-The end result: brighter, smoother, and younger looking skin

How I use this product:

- I use this product 1-3 times a week
- I almost always use it before applying a face mask to prep my skin and make sure that I get the most benefits from the mask
- After exfoliating and/or masking, I load on a serum, moisturizer, and oil to hydrate my skin

From Live Clean:

"This gentle polishing exfoliant removes impurities and dull surface cells to reveal a softer, luminous, even-toned complexion. Formulated with natural grains of finely ground Corn Cob to reveal a new layer of skin allowing for improved absorption of moisturizing treatments. Orchid extract seals in moisture and replenishes skin’s moisture barrier while antioxidant Vitamin C protects and boosts radiance. With unique combination of Certified Organic Botanicals to Calm/Soothe: Lavender, Cucumber, Chamomile, Milk Thistle, Mallow, Aloe and Buckthorn."

This Product is FREE of:
  • SLS/ Sulfates
  • Phthalates
  • Petrolatum 
  • Silicone
  • Dye
  • Parabens
  • DEA
  • Phosphates
  • Mineral Oil

140 grams/ 4.9oz


Availability:,,, Shoppers Drug Mart, Overwaitea, (May be available at other locations).

Would I purchase:

If you are in the market for a new face scrub I highly recommend giving this one a try.

*This post is not sponsored. The product was provided for consideration. As always, my opinions are soley mine. No affiliate links are in this post.


  1. This sounds like a beautiful natural facial scrub! I love the sound of the certified organic ingredients and natural exfoliating particles ♡

  2. i got recommended by 2 skincare people to use only chemical exfoliant :'( I LOVE scrubs gah.. i'll have to start using everything on my body only now

    1. I've heard the same from some people but I still like to use a gentle physical exfoliator, nothing that is rough. :)

  3. Hi Amy! You know my love for Live Clean :) So happy that they have an amazing scrub to go with their already great line of products. I will for sure have to pick this up...after I'm out of my other natural scrubs :) <3

    1. Another winner from Live Clean. I would definitely purchase this when I'm finished with this tube. xo

  4. i love live clean products ! i am a big fan of scrubs and i will definitely try this one !

  5. Awesome sounding product for an amazingly low price Amy - I have about 8 scrubs on the go at the moment, but none of them can match this deal ♥♥♥

    1. You beat me with 8 scrubs, I think I just have 2 and about to add one more. This one is really great quality at such a good price! xo


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