November 9, 2011

the Balm Time Balm Kiwi Facial Scrub Review

I’m switching my skincare cabinet around (yes, I haz cabinet for my skincare) so that all my exfoliaters play a prominent, Oscar Winning Role, front and center. Because it might feel like Summer in this city today (weather has been abnormally warm) but it gets cold in the evening and early morning which results in devastatingly dry skin.

No likey.

I’ve been testing out the Balm Time Balm Kiwi Facial Scrub to see if it’ll make the cut as a keeper.

Let’s have a lookiee!

the Balm Time Balm Kiwi Facial Scrub is a gel-like exfoliator infused with kiwi extract and white tea. I’m not sure what they used for the scrubby bits here but it feels like granulated sugar in a finer format. Although it sports kiwi it kinda smells like fresh, fruity coconut to my nose, quite pleasant to my nose but if you’re a bit sensitive to scented skincare do be aware prior to use.

The scrub comes in a squeeze bottle and should be applied to a freshly cleansed, damp face. Simply massage on and rinse.

It’s pretty much skin friendly as it’s paraben free, free of synthetic dyes and phthalates so if you’re looking for a more green friendly scrub this is your girl.

It does well at whisking away patchy dry areas on my cheeks and flaky skin on my nose and between my brows. It does indeed reveal smoother, brighter skin and gives a nice deep scrub without being too scratchy on my skin. I only had one issue with this that would be my skin feeling a touch dry after use but this is pretty common for me after using a facial scrub and nothing a little moisturizer won’t cure. You’ll want to use this one once maybe twice a week if you have drier skin for oily or combo skin you can probably use it daily since it’s pretty gentle.

If you’re looking for a gentle, effective facial scrub without a ton of bells and whistles this one does the trick well.

Anyone use any of the new Time Balm Skincare?

Which products are you loving?


Do share!

Available now at

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


  • Kelly

    I found a whole bunch at my TJ Maxx for $10 and under, so I tried the Geranium face toner. And just like what you said above, it’s effective, but it just doesn’t have any of the “bells and whistles”. It’s alright(:

    • the Muse

      *nods* yeah I have the toner too, liked it well enough but was pretty basic toner!

  • Sara

    I’ve tried many of the products. I didn’t really like the kiwi scrub (like you said, strong scent and a little drying). But I love the Iris night cream, the Spearmint and Aloe clay mask, and the Juniper oil free face moisturizer. Those 3 are excellent, and at their TJ Maxx prices are well worth it. The cranberry eye cream burns a little when you put it on so I’m not really a fan. I like the almond microdermabrasion scrub better than the kiwi scrub, but it’s pretty pricey, even at $20 at TJ Maxx, and still nothing special :-/ Love the make up though; that’s where it’s at!