Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Review: Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Body Scrub ♪♪♪

I was first introduced to this product while reading a variety of beauty blogs on the net. It garnered some pretty good reviews so I was excited to try it out for myself. When I saw it at Watson's one day, I didn't think twice in purchasing it.



As it turned out, it truly is a good skin exfoliator when applied on dry skin. Package info is clear on this. If you do decide to break this rule, just like what I did the first time, the scrub will literally melt in your hands. A waste of perfectly good money and time, may I add.



As you can see, it has a creamy consistency dotted with fine granules that made me skeptical at first if they can scrape away those stubborn dead cells off the skin. Once I tried some, I realized that Lulur did have some scrubbing power despite its tiny granules.

LULUR'S MYTHOLOGY
PT Gloria Origita Cosmetics in Jakarta, Indonesia is marketing this product as sort of an inspiration from a ritual known as Lulur which traces its history from the royal palaces in Java, Indonesia. Lulur itself is a luxurious ritual that brides-to-be go through to beautify, smoothen and whiten their skin. Today, Indonesian women still believe in it which explains why the company has produced this ritual in a jar. Every tub of Lulur contains Vitamin E and Green Tea extract, Squalene and Olive Oil to get rid of flaky skin minus the dryness.


LULUR AGAINST 3 OTHER BODY SCRUBS  

Lulur vs. Watson's Exfoliating Body Scrub 

 Watson's Exfoliating Body Scrub 

Lulur is definitely more effective than Watson's which is all cream and no scrub power. Although their prices are not that far apart, I will choose Lulur anytime of the day.

Lulur vs. The Body Shop Body Scrub



Just like in Lulur's case, you're required to apply some The Body Shop Scrubs on dry skin because of their salt grain and organic sugar components which may melt in water. Another thing is, The Body Shop Sugar Scrubs feel much oilier because the grains are infused in botanical oils. As far as affordability is concerned, Lulur is much cheaper by around Php 750. But if you prefer sugar scrubs, then The Body Shop might have something for you.

Lulur vs. Zen Zest Body Scrub


Unlike Lulur, Zen Zest is pretty versatile. You can apply the scrub either on dry or wet skin which makes it a very good foot scrub too! Although Zen Zest is a little more expensive than Lulur by around Php100, Zen Zest smells better and offers larger granules that somehow makes it a little bit more effective than Lulur.

If you are looking for a body scrub on a budget, Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Body Scrub is the best choice there is. It is sold at around Php 130 at all Watson's stores nationwide.


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