Julep Glycolic Hand Scrub Review

 Julep's Glycolic Hand Scrub is a "facial for the hands that packs a 10% glycolic punch! Whisk away dirt and oil and reveal noticeably softer and younger looking hands after just one use. You'll be surprised that something so effective smells so good! Insider tip - try this gorgeous scrub all over your body, it's even gentle enough for your face!" This product is pretty expensive - $23 ($18.40 if you have the Julep Maven Discount) for only 3fl oz (89 ml). I got a full size tube in my March Julep Maven Box. This hand scrub is paraben and sulfate free. Julep products are not tested on animals and are made in the USA. Julep producs can be purchased through the brand's website, at the four Julep Nail Parlors in Washington state, and in a limited selection at Sephora. Julep also offers a monthly subscription service that costs $19.99/month. The Julep Maven box is the most affordable way to sample their products.

 Julep's Glycolic Hand Scrub is pretty plainly packaged. This product comes in a pink and white box that offers the product name, a full ingredient list, claims, and directions, as well as a short warning. This plain box houses a plain squeeeze tube with the same color scheme and information. This tube has a black flip top cap. So the packaging isn't gorgeous, but it's definitely functional.
 Julep's Glycolic Hand Scrub has the "double exfoliating action of finely milled natural apricot seeds plus glycolic acid". This scrub has a gel like base with a fair amount of apricot seeds in it. Julep suggests using a quarter sized amount of their hand scrub to exfoliate damp hands, but I feel like I need much less than that. This scrub is kinda similar to the St. Ives Apricot Scrub in the that it feels. Julep's scrub is fairly harsh, but not irritating. This scrub really softens the skin and removes any dry bits you may have. Julep's Glycolic Hand Scrub is a nice treat at the end of a work day that's been rough on your hands. This hand scrub is a great companion for Julep's Rock Star Hand Cream. I got curious about using this scrub on my face, since Julep half suggests it, so I tried it a few times and didn't really notice much of an improvement in my skin, but there was a pleasant tingle afterwards to let me know that the glycolic acid was working. Julep warns that glycolic acid can cause your skin to be more sensitive to sun exposure, so remember your SPF, especially if you've used this scrub on your face. Julep's Glycolic Hand Scrub has a light, non-offensive floral scent that lingers for a couple minutes.
Julep's Glycolic Hand Scrub is really nice, but totally unnecessary. I feel like you don't need a separate face, hand, body, and foot scrub; you should have one or two that multi-task. If you want a somewhat harsh exfoliant, turn to St. Ives and save yourself several dollars. However, if you want a scrub with glycolic acid, Julep's Glycolic Hand Scrub is actually a good option, it's comparatively cheaper than other glycolic facial exfoliants that you could find a Sephora, though the glycolic acid may be lower. Whether or not Julep's scrub is worth your money really depends on what you want from it. For me, it isn't something that I need or would repurchase, but I'll enjoy the rest of my tube. 


Ingredients:
Glycerin, Water, Polyacrylate-1 Crosspolymer, Glycolic Acid, Prunis Armeniaca (Apricot) Seed Powder, Clyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Fragrance, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Salvaia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 20, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tropolone, Sodium Hydroxide.

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1 comment

  1. I would only use one cream to scrub everywhere.

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