I love skincare products, and with skin that’s nearly 50, I’ve used a lot of products in my time.

I’m always looking for natural products and ones that are never tested on animals nor contain any animal products.  Being a vegetarian, this is imperative to me.

I recently had the pleasure of trying a product from a skincare line called Hemloq.

I’ve never heard of them before, so I checked out their website.  I was pleased to find it’s visually appealing, extremely helpful and informative on their products and the use of them, and very glad to find they offer personalized assistance by telephone so you will be able to shop for just the right products for your skin.

Armed with the knowledge I gained from their site, I was excited to try out the Citrus Scrub that I received.

Described as an “extra-creamy formula,” it promised a “gentler feeling exfoliation.”  Blended with jojoba beans, green tea extracts, and chamomile, it fit my first criteria of being animal-free.

Next, on my list of necessities is the scent.

I was pleasantly surprised by the light but citrus smell.  Higher-end essential oils were used to scent this as so many citrus facial products end up smelling like cheap dish soap.  This product was pleasant and refreshing.  The scent was an enjoyable part of using the scrub.

(c) Hemloq

(c) Hemloq

Did it Work?

Well, it did provide a light overall scrub, but unfortunately, I have oily skin, and it left my face too moisturized. This product would work great for drier skin types, and it seems like a perfect match in that case.  Even though it wasn’t meant for my skin type, my skin overall felt smoother, and I found it did leave my drier areas very supple.

What’s in it and why?

  • Jojoba Bean – semi-solid which melts while you scrub
  • Green Tea Extracts – an anti-oxidant and help reduce irritation
  • Chamomile – Provide healing, soothing, moisturizing, and toning for dry skin

What’s NOT in it?

Paraben Free, Sulfate Free, Cruelty-Free and never any harsh chemicals, artificial colors, or artificial fragrances.

Do I recommend it?

For dry skin absolutely!  It’s natural, cruelty-free, and has a list of ingredients that’s not only pronounceable but not full of preservatives and other harsh chemicals.

Enjoy!