Adzuki Buffing Grains for the Face

Guess what? I stumbled upon this itty-bitty bottle of fancy adzuki buffing facial grains at a renowned beauty counter, and brace yourself, it costs a jaw-dropping $44.00 for a measly 0.99 ounce! Can you believe it? They expect you to sprinkle this stuff over your beloved facial cleanser to create a gentle exfoliator. Talk about pricey pampering!

Now, let's dive into the ingredients of this high-end wonder. We've got hydrogenated jojoba oil, sodium laurel sulfaocetate (fancy name alert), hydrogenated soybean oil, and, wait for it... very finely ground Adzuki beans! Oh, and just for good measure, they threw in some polyethylene. Because who doesn't want a touch of plastic in their pricey skincare routine, right?

But here's the real kicker—the magical scrubbiness comes from those adorable Adzuki beans! These little beans are like the wizards of skincare. They've got saponin, a natural soap-like action that gently cleanses your skin and boosts circulation. It's like a mini foaming party on your face! And as if that wasn't enough, the finely ground bean powder works its exfoliating magic to reveal fresh, glowing skin. Abracadabra!

Now, hold onto your wallet because here's the best part. I managed to create an ounce of this fabulous, handmade beauty goodness for less than $2.00! Yes, you heard it right. Organic Adzuki beans go for around $6.00 per pound, and with the addition of the snazzy glass container I used to store my creation, the grand total came to a whopping $1.98. Who needs expensive counters when you've got some DIY magic up your sleeve?

Adzuki Beans are easy to grind up in a blender to form a mico-fine powder
Since this recipe only uses Adzuki beans, feel free to use as much or as little as you like. Do a Google search and you will find plenty of Asian recipes that call for this cute little bean.

Simply grind up the Adzuki beans in a blender, coffee grinder or a mortar and pestle (good workout for your arms!!)

After you grind them up, shake them through a fine mesh sieve to separate the larger scratchy bits. Never put large particles of exfoliating stuff on your face because you risk irritation and cuts!!!

You want a super fine powder that is gentle enough to use on your face. Always avoid your delicate eye area with any exfoliating product. You DO NOT need to exfoliate your eye area!!!

You want to store the ground powder in an airtight jar or glass pot with a tight fitting lid. I like to use a bottle so I can simply pour out the amount I need when I wash my face.

I like to moisten my face with warm water, add about a teaspoon of my facial cleanser to the palm of my hand and sprinkle about a 1/2 teaspoon amount of the awesome Adzuki buffing grains to the cleanser.  I massage and cleanse my face for a few minutes and then rinse my face with warm water.  My face always feels smooth and soft.

I love face scrubs!!! I use them several times per week. Stay tuned for more recipes!! Enjoy!! Please drop me a line to tell me how well you like this handcrafted all-natural beauty recipe.

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