Battle of the creamy face scrubs – 100% Pure vs. Dr. Organic

by Annabella on August 15, 2011 · 11 comments

I have to say I’m not a big fan of creamy face scrubs but in the interests of science and my lovely readers I thought I might review a few. See how nice I am? Ahem anyway I chose two brands that have similar claims and ethics but they have very different price points.

100% Pure Pineapple Juice Face Scrub £18.00

This is an American brand that specialises in skincare, cosmetics and bath and body products that are as the name suggests 100% pure (no chemicals, no synthetic chemicals, chemical preservatives, artificial fragrances, artificial colors), Vegan/Vegetarian and organic. Their products also have a ‘thinner’ consistency as they don’t use thickeners and emulsifiers which are commonly used in skincare/body care products.

If I may say so myself this smells flipping amazing – just like real fresh squeezed pineapple juice which makes sense as it is the first ingredient. This contains jojoba beads which aren’t at all scratchy so this will provide you with a gentle desquamating experience. There is also an entire host of other organic fruit extracts inside including Blueberry, Blackberry, Strawberry, Pomegranate and Goji Berry. It’s like dipping your face in a big anti-oxidant fruit salad which can only be a good thing right?

Left 100% Pure /Right Dr. Organic 

Dr. Organic Organic Manuka Honey Face Scrub £5.99

This brand which appears to only be sold exclusively at Holland & Barrett is all about organic ‘bi-active’ ingredients which means using ingredients that actually have benefits to the end user. Their ranges are suitable for vegetarians although some include animal by-products like honey, royal jelly and milk proteins. Preservatives are used where necessary to guarantee product safety and the shelf life.

As you may have guessed this has a really strong scent of honey which smells nice but can be overpowering at times. This is quite gritty for a creamy scrub because it contains volcanic lava, corn cob powder and ground fruit seeds. I don’t know if it’s suitable for those with sensitive skin or cystic acne because I can imagine this would irritate it. You can get a lot of manual friction with this so you can really go to town (if you so wish).

The winner

This is a difficult one, I love the scent of the 100% Pure face scrub but the consistency and exfoliation of Dr. Organic suits my skin type more. In an ideal world I would put my favourite bits of both together but that might be a franken too far! I asked James what he thought and he prefers the 100% Pure due to the scent and the fact that it’s easier to rinse and I would have to agree. So 100% Pure gets the vote but only by a narrow margin.

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Rocaille August 15, 2011 at 12:11 am

Great view! I wish we had Dr. Organic here in the States, even if the name is a bit misleading! I’m not sure 100% Pure products are organic either, at least according to American standards (ie I don’t think they have a certification, although they do use some organic ingredients). I have a sample of their Lemon Facial Scrub and Mask, it has jojoba beads too – I also wish the consistency was a bit thicker, it kind of separates at times and I get a lot of liquid instead of cream.

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Annabella August 18, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Well if you ever want to a beauty swap I can send you some Dr. Organic hun! xoxo

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Jade August 15, 2011 at 2:42 am

Great comparison post :)

I was excited to come across dr organic in an Aussie online store the other day, will definitely be investigating their range :)

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Annabella August 18, 2011 at 9:37 pm

They’ve got loads of products and different scents/formulations. I’m sure you’ll find something to suit your skin! :D

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Ms Red August 15, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Oooo nice looking face scrubs there, I might try the Dr Organic one, I’ve just got some of their shampoo and it makes my hair feel like a dream.

xx

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Annabella August 18, 2011 at 9:38 pm

They do a few different scrubs so if you don’t like the scent of honey there are others you can try. Mwah! xoxo

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Vintage Makeup August 15, 2011 at 4:50 pm

100% Pure one sounds lovely! :) both do overall though, I’ve been wanting to try 100% Pure skincare. Thanks for the fab reviews!

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Annabella August 18, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Your welcome hun, if you can’t get a hold of Dr. Organic let me know and we can do a swap! ;D

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liloo August 19, 2011 at 3:46 pm

omg, i absolutely love the smell of honey, i am so glad it’s only £5.99.
want, need MUST HAVE x
liloo/@tsunimee x

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Annabella August 22, 2011 at 9:04 pm

This stuff is honey-licious and you might be able to find it on offer too! x

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