No Scrub busi­ness booms

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A group of girls have brewed up an en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly fa­cial scrub.

The stu­dents from Auck­land Girls Gram­mar dreamt up No Scrub, as part of the Lion Foun­da­tion Young En­ter­prise Scheme’s na­tional com­pe­ti­tion.

‘‘We all no­ticed that there was in­crease in the preva­lence of women’s im­age be­ing scru­ti­nised within so­cial me­dia, and that women find con­fi­dence by us­ing pam­per prod­ucts,’’ man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Huma She­hzad says.

It took the girls a few months and a lot of trial-and-er­ror to es­tab­lish the perfect recipe to scrub, but it’s been suc­cess­ful.

No Scrub is made up of only nat­u­ral in­gre­di­ents, cof­fee beans, co­conut oil, brown sugar and vanilla essence.

She­hzad says the team opted to use nat­u­ral in­gre­di­ents such as re­cy­cled ground cof­fee beans, which have the same ex­fo­li­at­ing ef­fect as mi­crobeads but are not detri­men­tal to the en­vi­ron­ment.

Mi­crobeads are man­u­fac­tured solid plas­tic par­ti­cles and are usu­ally found in ex­fo­li­at­ing prod­ucts such as fa­cial scrubs. How­ever ex­perts have found the beads can be an en­vi­ron­men­tal haz­ard to both ma­rine and hu­man life.

The team at No Scrub was aware of the health haz­ards and wanted to be as en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly as pos­si­ble.

Head to the No Scrub Face­book page for more in­for­ma­tion.

The No Scrub team. Clock­wise from left: Ros­alina Taualap­ini, El­iz­a­beth Le­upolu, Vi­enna Trainor, Chante Leafa, Yamin Cook and Huma She­hzad.

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