No Scrub business booms
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.