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I am of the view that you can never have too many body scrubs, shower gels, bath gels and other lotions and potions that you might want, need or buy on a whim. When I decided to subscribe to one or two beauty boxes, I was delighted to find that more often than not, each time there is a new product to try in the bath or the shower.
Anatomicals is a brand that I love because they are one of those that has funny, comical and sniggery titled products. My current favourite product of theirs comes in the form of a body scrub called "Don't just clean it woman, scrub it" which could naturally mean more than one thing. I came across this in one of my Glossyboxes and really liked using it and am slowly but surely becoming to like the brand more and more especially because it appeals to my sense of humour. On the back of the tube it states "think of your body as the kitchen floor, sometimes it needs more than a good clean, it needs a damn good scrubbing" which I found quite amusing.
This scrub comes in a bright pink tube with an even bright yellow flip top lid. On the tube in a dark yellow colour is the brand name 'Anatomicals' and below that in white writing you find the name of the product along with 'Body scrub' in black. So it catches your eye whenever you come across it for being quite colourful. Once you flip the lid of the tube and squeeze it slightly, the gel that comes out onto your hand is almost translucent, I say almost because in the light, it does look as though it has a tint of a grapefruit colour to it and mixed in with the gel are dark little pieces of apricot seed which are clearly visible to the eye.
To use, you simple apply the scrub to wet skin, either in the shower or in the bath and a small squeeze of the tube will release quite a lot of product. The first thing you will notice is the grapefruit smell, which is actually really lovely and then the 'bits' which form the exfoliator, the apricot seeds, which are as mentioned interspersed within the actually gel, are ready and waiting to be used. I would suggest rubbing this product between the palms of your hands and then applying to your damp skin, gently massaging as you move around your body, that way you can pay extra attention to the areas within which you have dry or troublesome skin in need of a little extra work. As soon as you apply this product to your skin, the scent comes alive, it lathers incredibly well and the apricot seeds themselves feel very slight on the skin, not overly abrasive or harsh, to compare it to a similar product from N-Spa which I have used recently, there is definitely no friction nor can you really feel the seeds working against the skin as much, but it does remove dry skin from your body leaving it feeling really soft, supple and smooth after using. Naturally you can press much harder on your skin when using this product to try and create a much more abrasive scrub, but I am always careful not to scratch my skin to make it sore.
Whilst the Anatomicals range is free from DEA's, Sulphates and Parabens it does contain a lot of ingredients all of which are listed on the back on the tube. As well as the wonderful grapefruit scent, there really is only one ingredient to mention that I understand and that is the apricot seeds referred to as Prunus Armeniaca Powder which act as the exfoliator to remove dead and dry skin cells. Everything else I am sure is there for a reason.
Once out of the shower and with my skin patted dry my skin felt really soft and smooth, again the grapefruit scent was still present, lingering on my skin. I have mentioned many times that I tend to have a problem with dry skin on my shins, I have always had it and most products that I have used of this nature have managed to remove most of the dry skin, much like this product and I was extremely happy with the results. To purchase Anatomicals Don't Just Clean It Woman, Scrub It Body Scrub will cost you around £3.49 for 200ml.
I would happily try this product again or something else from the range, I like the cheekiness of the product names and it does smell lovely.