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Best Scrub for Dry Skin Ever! Sia Desert Aloe and Jojoba Exfoliates Without Drying: Eco-Chick Tested


I love the idea of scrubbing my face; it just seems like such a great idea to get all the extra bits and goops off! (Especially in the summer when the goops are in high proportion.) But alas, whenever I use a scrub of any sort, I end up with tight, itchy face, a classic sign that one has overcleansed (this is not good for your skin as it gets all unbalanced; skin, like your temperamental cat, likes consistency). Yup, I have dry skin, and heretofore, any scrub I have used has made it feel even drier.

So I was torn between wanting to exfoliate, and being unable to. And sometimes just going to town and then having to rub coconut oil on my face to make up for the over-drying.

Enter Sia Botanics Desert Aloe & Jojoba scrub. It’s amazing! Seriously, I can scrub away and not only does it feel like it’s really getting the job done, the beads are made of jojoba (not water-polluting plastic like many conventional scrubs). It is all held in this cooling, gel-like material, which feels especially lovely during the summer.


Organic Aloe Vera, Jojoba Beads, Jojoba Wax Esther, Carbomer, (2s)-2-Amino-5-guanidinopentanoic Acid, Olea Europa (Olive butter), Persea Gratissima (Avocado Butter) , Aleuritis Molaccana (Kukui Nut Oil), Coffee Extract, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol.

FREE OF: Gluten, Parabens, Sulfates, and synthetic colorants or fragrances. Vegan ~ no animal testing

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.