asap Daily Exfoliating Facial Scrub With AHA Review
Ever since I moved to Australia, I have been wanting to try some of the Australian made cosmeceutical skincare range of products loved world wide and asap was one brand on top of my list. I got a chance to try their sample sized (lasted me a week) Clear body gel that magically improved my skin condition last year. I actually wanted to order the full size tube of the clear gel but got distracted and started reading amazing reviews of this Exfoliating facial scrub instead. Ended up ordering a Rejuvenating Face kit with few products aimed at refreshing and rejuvenating dull skin which also had this glycolic acid based scrub as one of the products. Let’s find out if it worked for me or not! BTW ASAP actually stands for Australian Skin Active Products. 🙂
Price: AU$ 49.00 for 200 ml and AU$ 29.00 for 50 ml .Often available on discount online but getting the bigger size is cost effective if you end up liking it.
Description: Formulated to dramatically improve the appearance and texture of skin. Biodegradable, non-plastic exfoliating beads combined with AHAs, gently remove dead skin cells to promote a smoother, more radiant looking skin.
asap daily exfoliating facial scrub is a dual-action exfoliator that is gentle enough for everyday use, designed to smooth and clear skin. This exfoliating product chemically removes dead skin cells, and excess oil with its powerful Glycolic Acid and Biodegradable Microbeads.
Benefits of the asap Daily Exfoliating Facial Scrub:
- Chemical and physical exfoliator – glycolic acid and biodegradable microbeads
- Helps to remove dead skin cells and excess oil
- Improves skin texture
- Anti-ageing benefits include cell renewal and collagen production
- Suitable for all skin types, especially congested, and acne-prone skin
- Gentle enough for daily use
- Available in 50 ml and 200ml sizes
This asap scrub also has anti-ageing benefits, as it has been scientifically formulated to help encourage cell renewal, stimulate collagen production, while improving the overall texture of skin.
Daily Exfoliating Facial Scrub is perfect for congested and acne-prone skin types, as it removes excess oils, makeup, and dead skin that can clog pores and cause breakouts. Skin appears visibly smoother, with a clearer complexion that creates an ideal base for the remainder of your skincare and makeup application. Once skin is exfoliated, complete your skincare routine by following with your asap cleanse, serums and moisturisers.
asap daily exfoliating facial scrub is suitable for all skin types and is paraben-free.
Xanthan Gum, Synthetic Wax , Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-100 Stearate, Magnesium Aluminium Silicate, Glycolic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Eucalyptus Citriodora Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Aqua (Water), Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate
How to use asap daily exfoliating facial scrub
- Apply to wet skin after cleansing with ASAP Daily Facial Cleanser.
- Massage gently for 30 seconds.
- Rinse thoroughly.
- ASAP recommends the use of ASAP Daily Moisturiser plus Sunscreen SPF30+ as part of your daily skincare routine
asap Daily Exfoliating Facial Scrub Review:
I have the 50 ml variant of asap Daily Exfoliating Facial Scrub which comes in a white tube pack with a silver screw cap. Simple and no fuss packaging.
The consistency of this scrub is creamy gel like with abundant fine scrub granules that help in physical exfoliation yet not cause any harm to sensitive skin. The gel has a slimy feel that reminds me of DIY baking soda scrub. If you have used baking soda scrub ever you will know what I am referring to. Thankfully it rinses off quickly without any residue. 🙂
The instructions on the tube suggests 30 seconds of massage with this scrub everyday and honestly I was not sure how only 30 seconds on the skin would help get rid of acne marks. The 1st few days I got 2 new pimples but they cleared up by the 5th day and my skin looked a lot better by end of the week. I was pleasantly surprised to see it working so well.
Disclaimer-I did not however pay much attention to the 30 sec time duration and used it like any other scrub.
I started using this around Christmas last year and it lasted me a good 3 months after which I only used it on and off as and when my skin needed some extra help. Am planning to get the bigger size next time which will definitely be much more cost effective. 🙂
asap Daily Exfoliating Facial Scrub Swatch
asap Daily Exfoliating Facial Scrub is definitely the best scrub I have used so far. It removes dead skin cells revealing glowing supple skin underneath. On regular usage it reduces the appearance of blackheads and acne marks considerably. The only thing it does not do is control pimple. It does target marks but will not cause your regular once in a while pimple to stop making an appearance. I feel this scrub is especially brilliant for those looking to include chemical exfoliation in their skin care routine. Since it is a rinse off product, you don’t risk your skin being over exposed. ( No dry patches with this one. Yay! ) That being said I will also like to mention that I have used other products with glycolic acid and I like how asap Daily Exfoliating Facial Scrub performs a lot better than the overnight creams/lotions thanks to the superb mix of physical and chemical exfoliation that it offers.
My Rating: 4.5 out of 5
My Recommendation: A definite yes. I am going to repurchase again once my current scrub gets over and I will highly recommend it to everyone. It has helped me a lot in clearing up my skin without inflicting it with other side effects such as dry patches that most glycolic acid products do. So a clear winner for me. 🙂