Alba Botanica Acnedote™ Face & Body Scrub

BY ALBA BOTANICA #8 in Body Scrub

4.4 out of 5 stars
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  • 2 Stars3%
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This powerful, botanically effective, dual-purpose face and body scrub is tough on backne but gentle enough for daily facial cleansing. Formulated with proven zit-zappers Salicylic Acid and Willow Bark Extract plus ground walnut shell, this scrub buffs away oil, dirt, and pore-plugging dead skin cells. Helps banish breakouts for visibly clearer skin without over-irritation.

  • Maximum strength
  • Oil-free
  • Dermatologist tested
  • Non-comedogenic

Proven Results:

  • Fights breakouts even after you rinse
  • 80% Tested saw clearer skin throughout the day*
  • 2% Salicylic acid acne medication

Ingredients: Active Ingredients: Salicylic Acid 2.0% Inactive Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice(1), Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Juglans Regia (Walnut) Shell Powder, Glycerin, Spiraea Ulmaria Extract, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Rhizome/Root, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil(2), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil(2), Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil(2), Algin, Allantoin, Citric Acid, Panthenol, Cellulose Gum, Sclerotium Gum, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Citral, Limonene, Linalool. (1)Certified Organic Ingredient (2)For scent only

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Alba Botanica Acnedote™ Face & Body Scrub
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  • "So my skin is very easily irritated and my old facial wash(neutrogena) irritated my skin and dried it out. I tried this out and love it. It works really well and is made of some pretty good ingredients. My acne has cleared up and my face is a lot less dry. It has beads which really help exfoliate my skin. I've never had back acne but a friend told me it cleared theirs right up. I heavily recommend trying out this product." in 607 reviews
  • "This product is great paired with its moisturizer and I have noticed a difference in the amount of acne that I have. I wouldn't recommend this product to someone that has very dry or sensitive skin; it might be to harsh or drying. " in 142 reviews
  • "I have oily acne prone skin and it definitely made me less oily!" in 1 review
  • "The only scrub I've ever used that didn't make me break out and didn't over dry my skin!" in 1 review
  • "I have very sensitive skin and yet I was able to use this scrub every single day." in 1 review
AbaGayle B.
Midway Park, NC
144 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This stuff is amazing! I can't tell you when I received this from influenster, but it has been something that I use every week since I've gotten it. I just ran out and I definitely need to get more. This face scrub is a total staple in my skincare collection, I will not live without it! If you are looking for an effective and incredible facial scrub that is not going to break the bank, this is for you! I would recommend using it only twice a week because it is a little bit harsh, but if you don't have sensitive skin I think you will be fine., as for the body, I have not had to use this on any parts of my body other than my face, I do not have any acne elsewhere. I do believe that I have used this on my legs maybe once, but I did not notice anything significant in order to put it in this review. So anyway, if you are looking for a fantastic body scrub, try this! You will not be disappointed whatsoever.
Milanie L.
189 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This scrub has been game changing for me. For months, I started breaking out really bad. It was one pimple after another. I was constantly picking at my face, to where I just used my hair to hide my face. I have sensitive skin so trying new things worry me but I was desperate. I honestly don't recall how I came across the product but I gave it a try after finding it at Walmart. Within days, I started seeing results. My face was clearing up back to my old pale face. I say pale because I don't wear makeup often and I love that I can finally get back into the natural look. I use this once a day and always use moisturizer after cleaning because it will dry up your screen. I'm glad I got this instead of trying something expensive like Proactiv.
Gaia P.
Bellevue, WA
17 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this stuff. It came in a voxbox, and I've previously used the Alba Good & Clean line about 3 years ago and I enjoyed it but it never really was like "wow amazing".. but this stuff I adore. I have oily skin, and although it's gone down I get the occasional breakout. I've bounced around a couple exfoliators trying to find one that really does it for me. This stuff is gentle enough for me to use a few times a week, and it really helps prevent my acne. Only thing that is annoying is it is a bit runny, so sometimes in the shower I spill and creates a bit of a mess. If you're looking for a gentle exfoliator for ance... this is so worth a shot.  Alba Botanica Acnedote™ Face & Body Scrub
Julia C.
35 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I have been using this product for approximately a month now. I have acne prone skin and I have to say that I have seen no significant difference in my acne having had used this on my face. However, I have used this several times for my back acne and it has cleared up the area quite well. However, I care most about it working well on my face which is why I was a bit disappointed in the product. I will definitely finish using it because it does nicely exfoliate my skin and give it a nice tingling feeling. I also appreciate how natural this product is. But I don't think I would repurchase. 

I got this product in a voxbox and was not paid for my review. 
Jasmine R.
21 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I LOOVEEEE THIS PRODUCT. It came in a voxbox I recieved. And I have to say it's amazing. First of all, the texture is kind of runny when squeezed out of the bottle, but that's not a problem for me at all. The exfoliating particles in this scrub are pretty big but not harsh at all. I love them and think they're perfect. Especially since this is both a face and body scrub. It has a lemony scent to it, and feels very cool when you wash it off. Personally, I put it on like I would put on a face mask, and i leave it on for a bit, and then wash off. 
I have combination skin and I think this product is perfect for combination or oily skin. I don't think someone with dry skin would enjoy it as much due to it having salicylic acid which can be drying. But because of this ingredient, it also helps clear up breakouts and dry out pimples quickly for me. Another thing I loved and noticed immediately is that it really brightened my face after the first use. I used it several times the first week I got it, and right now I use it 3-4 times a week. I think it really has helped clear up my skin, and also makes it feel a lot tighter. It can be drying, but nothing a little bit of moisturizer can't fix in my case. I definitely would recommend and already have recommended. Definitely purchasing after I run out of mine. There's so much product though which is a plus so that won't be for a while. 
Sarah C.
Rochester, NY
17 reviews
I am so glad I wound up with this product through Influenster, or I never would have discovered it. Thanks to countless hours spent in the pool, my skin has gotten more sensitive. I was a little apprehensive about it because typically acne scrubs are too much for me, but this was great! It made me feel so clean and renewed. It was also a great, gentle exfoliant for my face, and I used it about 5 times a week with no issue (I would do a cleanser in the morning and the scrub at night). I loved being able to feel like I could effectively target different areas of my body with a natural physical exfoliant. I would definitely recommend it. 
Harley W.
53 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I love, love, love this product! It makes my skin feel great and it's such a great, gritty texture. I struggle with finding exfoliators that are gritty enough and this was perfect! It's good for the body too, which I love. I struggle with body acne and this makes me feel good about battling that. It also leaves my skin feeling cool and fresh. The one thing I don't like, however, is that when you rinse your face (if you are in the shower) you will end up with all the gritty pieces all over your body. It is a little messy. The product is pretty runny. I received this product complimentary from Influenster, but all opinions are my own. 
Selena M.
Loris, SC
20 reviews
I tried this product and felt immediate results! In a couple days, I could see differences in my face. College has been stressful with college and whatnot, so naturally, I break out a little. This product, unlike any other product I’ve ever tried, gave nearly immediate results. After washing my face with this, my skin was softer. The next day I woke up with my face a bit brighter and still soft. I continued use and redness diminished and my blemishes are clearing up! I really love this product, and it was a pleasant surprise considering I had never heard of it at first. Now it’s a favorite.
Shannon H.
Hacienda Hts, CA
16 reviews
Initially when I opened the bottle I did not expect the product to be brown, but that didn't bother me too much. Also, the consistency is really watery, so be careful when pouring the product out. The scent is slightly menthol-y and it feels refreshing after washing my face. However, I didn't see a significant result after using it.  I think it's because my face is EXTREMELY sensitive, so I CANNOT use this daily or else my face will feel "raw". The exfoliant inside is too rough for the face, but it might be ok for the body (I haven't tried since I don't have bacne). 
Amber F.
Salem, OR
98 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I received the Alba Botanica face and body scrub in the Lucky Voxbox and couldn't be more happy. I have been looking for a face scrub that duos as a body was for a long while now. You receive a HUGE full size bottle for under $7, who could complain with that price?! I have been using the Alba Botanica scrub for a little over a week now and am only growing to love it more. The smell is refreshing and wakes me right up whenever I take a hot shower! A little goes a long way with this product and I can't stress that enough. The scrub comes out of the bottle quickly so be warned, haha! It's a gentle scrub but feels wonderful against your skin making your body feel deep cleaned. I'm able to rub it into my skin easily and it just runs right off when water is applied. There is no sticky resude once your face/skin dries and I had no irritation in any area. I don't have horrible acne but the little I do have already is improving which makes me one happy consumer!
Mikala M.
Nacogdoches, TX
149 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Does this cause your skin to be sensitive to sunlight?
hiba s.
21 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I have a serious skin problems and I wonder if this type of products is good for acne!?
Julie M.
511 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Is this drying??? 
Madison G.
35 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
How is this stuff? Be honest
Gabby P.
125 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Would this be okay for sensitive skin

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