Teami Green Tea Facial Scrub: Is It Worth It?
If you’re like me, you’ve probably never heard of Teami. Before I tried Teami, my go to scrub was St. Ive’s Apricot scrub (I’ve used it for a few years now). I’ve been on the market for new facial skincare products for a few months now and decided it was time for a scrub update. I like natural products (well as natural as it gets, which isn’t 100 percent most of the time) and saw it was made from green tea. My immediate reaction was that it probably isn’t really made from tea.
First off, the scrub is $25. It’s not crazy expensive or cheap, so it’s a nice middle ground. The packaging is nice and simple, which could be related to the name of the company since all products are based off of different teas. Earthy and natural is the look. It says it’s 75 percent natural (I’ll take it) and made from Matcha green tea, lemongrass and sugar. It also says it’s good for all skin types (oily, dry, combination and sensitive). I consider mine combination dry and oily. The consistency shocked me at first, maybe because I’m used to scrubs coming in a squeeze bottle. It looked like green frozen pudding in the container and I immediately thought that it wouldn’t spread easily on my face. That wasn’t the case though, it actually surprised me how it started foaming a little bit. It applied nicely and wasn’t too rough like some scrubs can be. It smelled good, like actual green tea which was nice. It washed off easy and left my skin soft and smooth. I didn’t notice any visible changes, though I use Salicylic Acid products on a daily basis. They help shed the outer layer of skin so it looks brighter. Besides being a facial scrub, it can also be used as a body scrub which surprised me.
Recommended use is 2-4 times weekly, twice a day. I personally don’t like to exfoliate that often since it can make me breakout so I’ll most likely use it once a week in the evening. Benefits from using the scrub: Exfoliation, moisturization, anti-aging, pore reduction, makeup remover, and cellulite/stretch mark elimination. I haven’t tried it on my body to test if it removes cellulite, but I definitely will and might make an update post. Below are pictures of the process: Before, during and after. I tried to show my trouble areas around my jaw so it would be easier to tell a difference in my skin’s appearance. (and now around my nose *insert tears here)
Overall, I’d definitely say try this out. It’s not drying or irritating, smells good, is mostly natural and not overly expensive. The next product I want to test out is the Detox Mask and if anyone’s tried that, comment your experience with it. I’d love to hear. If you’d like to check out this green tea scrub, you can click the button below. Feel free to use my discount code “Chonie” for 10 percent off your purchase.
*This post is affiliated with Teami.