Honey & Orange Facial Scrub by Neal's Yard Remedies

The smell.

That’s what hits you the first time you open a pot of this scrub. Not a harsh, in-your-face kind of way; more of a ‘hey, time to wake up, here’s some zing’ sorta WAY.

I love orange scented skincare. In fact, it’s odd because if I had to eat something orange flavoured (read: Terry’s Chocolate Orange), it would make me gag. But that fresh smell of citrus in anything beauty related wins me over every single time.

Neal’s Yard have created a gentle, physical exfoliant with this scrub. It’s packed with skin friendly ingredients including honey, ground rice (the scrubby exfoliating bits), kaolin (clay to deeply cleanse), sunflower seed oil, orange oil and neroli. The mixture of oils means that your skin doesn’t drag. Instead, you’re left with supple feeling, slightly moisturised skin that looks visibly clean and clear.

You can tell this scrub impresses me because I don’t generally use physical scrubs at all. I’m a firm believer in the power of exfoliating acids but there are a select few products that seem to hit the spot every time, and this is one of them.

Neal’s Yard is a mid-range brand and the product prices reflect this. But for the quality of the ingredients and products overall, it’s well worth the splurge.

It doesn’t take very much at all to work. Scoop out a pea size amount and add a little water to turn it into a paste. Apply to the skin - I like to massage in circular motions and diagonally downwards to give my muscles a little bit of a workout. Wash off and you’re done.

Shop here - £18 for 75g