Today, I’ll be writing about the Seed & Soul Step-Up Scrub, which was kindly sent to me for review purposes. Seed & Soul are a New Zealand brand with a focus on sustainability and plant-based well-being.
This particular scrub is honestly amazing for skin and the environment – it doesn’t contain any harmful microbeads, comes in a glass jar with no excess packaging, and really, really works. Instead of microbeads, it contains small pieces of loofah to gently exfoliate your skin. It also contains a whole slew of incredibly moisturizing ingredients like shea butter and jojoba seed oil to make sure that your skin isn’t left dry after exfoliating.
I also LOVE how this smells! It’s citrusy and fresh with a kind of sweet vanilla note at the end, so I always look forward to nights when I use this instead of chemically exfoliating. Since I started using Tretinoin, I’m pretty cautious about over exfoliating but I don’t feel like I have to worry about that too much with this because of how gentle the loofah particles are and how nourishing this is. After rinsing it off, I can literally feel the additional moisture on my skin from the shea butter and jojoba oil. My skin is also suuuper soft the morning after.
The only drawback of this product IMO is the packaging – I know, I know, I just said before that the jar was a GOOD idea! However, I dislike jar packaging because it is so easy to contaminate the product, especially a product that you are touching with wet hands and keeping in a place that is frequently wet and warm. That said, the scrub does have a 6-month shelf life, and this is definitely easily usable in 6 months. I guess there is always going to be a trade off for products that cost less to the Earth.
Overall, I do really enjoy using this product and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for effective, environmentally-friendly skincare! It gets a 4/5 from me.
What’s your favorite green skincare brand?
1 – Terrible: Negative effects on skin.
2 – Mediocre: No change in skin/claims not met.
3 – Average: Performs as expected.
4 – Good: Would repurchase unless I try something better.
5 – Amazing: Meets trifecta of perfect packaging, formula, & cost.