June 23, 2009

Collective Wellbeing Hot Pore Cleansing Scrub with Active Charcoal

Grill season is here. And while this summer won't find me sizzling slabs of meat over charcoal (a potentially carcinogenic activity), I will be slathering a little of that black, porous rock over my face via a current product obsession: Collective Wellbeing's Hot Pore Cleansing Scrub: a purifying mask and jojoba bead exfoliator in-one...that warms upon contact!

Pretty factor: I've scrutinized countless cosmetic ingredients lists, and this one's raised both eyebrows in pleasure. Like a sponge, charcoal absorbs excess oil on the skin (much appreciated during Chicago's humid summers). A physical-chemical exfoliation power duo of jojoba beads and salicylic acid reduce and prevent breakouts. Finally, tea tree extract zaps any acne-causing bacteria that might be having their own summer bash on your skin's surface.

Eco factor: Collective Wellbeing uses organic botanicals and no sulfates, parabens, or synthetic fragrance or color. They're members of 1% For the Planet and The Chicago Climate Exchange, through which they have completely eliminated their carbon footprint! 

To buy: $14.99 at Whole Foods and collectivewellbeing.com

5 comments:

Catherine said...

Oooh, this sounds nice!

Robin said...

This stuff sounds awesome. I love scrubs or masks that heat up. It feels so comforting! I am in the market for a new scrub...I wonder if it is sold cheaper anywhere else online?

Virginia Green said...

Wow, definitely sounds interesting. Just out of my price range at this time...

Nicole said...

I've tried it, and hated it. It leaves me with this gross film on my face. Don't waste your money!

Anonymous said...

i just bought the clay cinnamon wash and i love it! maybe a nce alternative to this one?