Forest Essentials Kashmiri Walnut Gel Scrub Review

Guest Review By Priya R (Sensitive Skin type)

Now I never go for “regular facial appointments” (Haven’t got one done since I got married!) mostly because i fear the products they use are going to break my sensitive skin out. Hence Face Scrubs have become an essential part of my skincare regimen and when it comes to skincare- Forest Essentials is one of my trusted brands and there has hardly been a single product that has dissapointed me !

FE Kashmiri Walnut Scrub (4)

Product Description:

An exfoliating scrub with finely milled Walnuts in a pure Aloe Vera and vitamin A and E packed gel base. While the Aloe Vera and Vitamins stimulate cell regeneration, the oil-rich Walnut has a deep cleansing action which brightens the complexion by gently removing dead cells and impurities.

Ayurvedic Name: Shailbhav

Description: Forest Essentials Kashmiri Walnut Gel Scrub contains finely milled Walnut powder, which gently exfoliates the skin. It has a deep cleansing action and brightens the complexion by gently removing dead cells and impurities. Aloe Vera Gel is an excellent skin moisturizer and supplies oxygen to the skin cells which in turn increases the strength and synthesis of skin tissue, rejuvenating the skin. Vitamin E is an excellent anti-oxidant and Vitamin A helps in skin regeneration.

Product Benefits: Forest Essentials Kashmiri Walnut Gel Scrub has been formulated with a distinctive combination of high quality Kashmiri Walnuts with selected herbs like Agneemanth and Kachoor. Millled Walnut possesses excellent exfoliating properties which removes dead and damaged skin cells and smoothens and tones the skin. This combination has been used to provide nourishment and improve overall skin texture, giving a healthy glow.

My Views

 The primary contents of this scrub are Walnut & Aloe Vera Gel; the walnut granules work  as the exfoliating agent and they are very finely milled. What I love about it is that, the texture on the skin feels like sand but not in a harsh way. The Fine granular texture ensures exfoliation to the best & I have never tried a scrub like this before. This coupled with the benefits of the Aloe Vera Gel ensures a win-win!

I generally use this scrub thrice a week, massaging it into the skin for about 3-4 minutes and then leaving it on for about 10 minutes before rinsing. Since it is a mild scrub it does not have any harsh effects on the skin. It completely gets rid of the dead cells, especially around my nose area without clogging any pores.  It tightens the skin well, leaves it squeaky clean & smooth and also evens out the skin texture. It gives a healthy glow to the skin and most importantly I do not feel the need of using any face masques after using the scrub. This Gel Scrub needs to be stored in refrigerator only, I experienced some foul smell when it was lying in the shell and post refrigerator it seemed fine again. Only downfall for me in the scrub is that the good things it does to my skin is very short lived. If I am using the scrub in the evening or night time, the skin remains smooth only till next day and it goes to its original self soon!

Forest Essentials always has really classy packaging– glass jar with golden screw cap. Though the packaging is nice & attractive, it is not the best when you want to carry it around on trips, it feels bulky & always there is a chance of the glass jar breaking.

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Pros:

  1. Contains fine granules of walnut which works excellently in exfoliating the skin
  2. Aloe Vera Gel makes the skin smooth & gives a healthy glow. It also has healing properties
  3. Mild Scrub that can be used everyday too
  4. Gives healthy glow to the skin
  5. Made of all natural ingredients – free of harmful chemicals
  6. Even out the skin texture
  7. Gets rid of deal cells
  8. Does not clog pores

Cons:

  1. The effect it gives to the skin lasts hardly for a day
  2. Needs to be stored in refrigerator

Rating: A-

Price: Rs. 995 (Recently increased from Rs. 895)

Recommendation: Forest Essentials Kashmiri Walnut Gel Scrub has a very fine texture- like sand , however it is gentle but still works very effectively in exfoliating the skin, getting rid of dead cells & giving a healthy glow to the skin just like you recently visited a salon. It is good enough to be used alone and does not require following with the step of using face masques; it tightens the skin on its own. However, it is a mild scrub and hence the result it gives is very short lived.