Gone are the days when you’d pop down to your local supermarket solely for your milk and bread; your local grocery store is now a hot-bed of undiscovered beauty buys and purse-friendly fashion brands.
While we all know that Aldi has a plethora of budget beauty products on offer, another supermarket is garnering attention for its impressive skincare offering.
American supermarket, Trader Joe’s, has sent shoppers into a frenzy with its all-natural Blueberry & Açaí Facial Scrub. The best part? It only costs $6 (£4.70) and is available on Amazon for $7.99 (£6).
It was Allure who spotted customers raving about the beauty buy via TrendMood – an Instagram account that discovers the best in beauty.
So what’s all the fuss about?
Describing the product and its benefits, the brand say: “The magic of Trader Joe’s Blueberry & Açaí Facial Scrub lies in the blueberries and the açaí. Our supplier takes US-grown blueberries, purées and pasteurizes them, then freezes them immediately to lock in all of their natural antioxidants – and the purée isn’t thawed and mixed with the açaí fruit extract until it’s Scrub-makin’ time.
“While this scrub is exfoliating, save for a few stray blueberry seeds and its very slight general graininess, it’s not really its texture that does the exfoliating – it’s the alpha-hydroxy acids, or AHAs. We also include colloidal oatmeal, shea butter, meadowfoam seed oil, and various plant extracts to soothe and pamper!”.
One woman who swears by the scrub encouraged beauty buffs on a budget to give the scrub a whirl, writing: “That facial scrub is so good anyone who is spending high end money without trying the Trader Joe’s mask first is a FOOL like it also smells amazing.”
There’s also plenty of five-star reviews on Amazon with women lauding its benefits. One wrote: “I took a chance on purchasing this product at Trader Joe’s, not on Amazon… on the recommendation of someone in the store. Boy was she right! The product smells wonderful I wanted to grab a spoon. I felt like I was giving my skin a real treat. My skin felt so smooth afterwards. I highly recommend this product. (BTW, a little goes a long way so you’ll definitely get your money’s worth!).”
Another fan added: “Love this stuff!! Smells yummy and leaves skin feeling clean and hydrated. I’m continuously amazed at how wonderful and affordable TJ’s skincare products are. This scrub is no exception!”