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june jacobs perfect pumpkin enzyme polish

It’s October! What better way to kick off the pumpkin month than with a natural beauty product review that features, well, pumpkin?

june jacobs perfect pumpkin enzyme polish

{I got the June Jacobs Perfect Pumpkin Enzyme Polish in my Birchbox a long time ago, and I’ve been waiting to tell you about it for a long time. Selfish? Photo Courtesy June Jacobs}

I love scrubs, but it’s been difficult for me to commit to just one. Beauty blogger issue aside (kind of my job to try new stuff and report back!), I’m pretty particular about my scrubs:

  • The grit has to be fine, but feel like it’s really buffing out my skin.
  • The ingredients must be clean and moisturizing (a given!).
  • It has to smell good.

I think June Jacobs Perfect Pumpkin Enzyme Polish comes pretty close to meeting these minimal requirements.

The scrub has an intoxicating pumpkin scent (thanks to real pumpkin) and is set in a carrier of jojoba oil (my fave!).

It uses crushed bamboo and jojoba micro beads to gently exfoliate, and while you can feel the nice, fine scrub working its magic on your pores (for me, it’s my nose that really needs the exfoliation), it doesn’t cause redness or overbuffing that can lead to breakouts.

Check out the ingredients:

Water/Aqua/Eau, Pumpkin, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Bamboo Juice, Carbomer, Lactobacillus/Cucurbita Pepo Fruit Ferment Extract,(Green and White Tea Leaf Extract, Goji Berry Fruit Extract, Pomegranate Extract, Grape Seed Extract, Red Tea Leaf Extract, Vitamin A, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Phytate, Glycerin, Sodium Anisate, Sodium Levulinate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Fragrance, Benzyl Alcohol, Cinnamic Aldehyde

So, are they perfect? No. But they seem pretty darn good.

But let’s talk about the price: It’s $60 for 3.8 ounces.

I was lucky enough to have a generous sample of June Jacobs Perfect Pumpkin Enzyme Polish in my monthly Birchbox, but I’m not sure I would fork over $60 for the scrub. Yes, I love the scent and feel, but it’s pretty damn expensive.

Perhaps because exfoliation is more of a one-two times a week event for me, I could make this happen and stretch out the pumpkin polish for fall.

What do you think? Anything better out there with clean (or cleaner) ingredients and a yummy real-pumpkin smell? may include affiliate links to featured products. Not all product links are affiliate links. If you make a purchase from an affiliate link, earns a small commission.

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