When I first opened my jar of the Serious Skin Care Glucosamine Phyto-Pumpkin scrub my senses were overwhelmed with the scent of soybean oil and sugar. To me it smelled pretty bad.. I could not smell the pumpkin at all. Upon further inspection of the ingredient list, pumpkin is listed eighth. I also was not crazy to see the addition of fragrance and added color on the ingredients list, both listed just after propylparaben.
I proceeded to try the scrub. The consistency of the scrub is more gritty than I would like for a facial scrub. Facial skin is more tender than skin on other areas of the body and I would have liked a finer grind of sugar than what was used by SSC. I was actually surprised by the size of the sugar granules. Because I this I was extra gentle on my application.
To be honest this scrub did nothing for me. It did not seem to have any adverse reactions, but I really did not like the feel of it on my skin and couldn’t get away from the smell.
I did not want to waste the jar so I did use it in the shower on my body, but felt that I could make a better body scrub than what was in the jar and ended up tossing it out.