“ Brand: Boots / Type: Body Scrub / Suitable for: Body / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Exfoliates, „
I received this as part of a gift set that came with other natural collection strawberry products including a body moisturiser, a body spray and a face mask. The first thing yoou notice about all natural collection products is that they smell lovely! This product smells very sweet and fruity (although I do have to say a little but synthetic) and I must say I love the smell!
When you squeeze some of the body scrub out of the tube into your hands, you become aware of how granulated it is - perfect for getting some good exfoliation done! You just rub it into wet skin and wash it off after to be left with beautifully soft, silky skin that feels great! On the back of the bottle, it says that as you rub it in it will lather up to cleanse your skin. I personally did not find that it lathered up much at all - but I didn't mind this at all as it still left my skin feeling and smelling great!
I would definitely recommed this product to someone else. At £3.25 for a tube, it is good value for money when you compare it to other brands, and in my opinion it does the job brilliantly!
Natural Collection Wild Strawberry Body Scrub
I received a couple of Boots Natural Collection Gift sets for Christmas which included a bottle of this Wild Strawberry Body Scrub. I love anything strawberry flavoured so was happy to give this a try.
The body scrub comes in a 200 ml plastic tube which is triangle shaped with a rounded base and a pointed top. The base has a black plastic cap which flips on and off and seals shut securely. The bottle is see through so that you can see the gorgeous bright red coloured scrub inside. The front of the tube has a nice, juicy strawberry picture with some pretty summer flowers and the Boots Natural Collection branding as a black stripe across bottle. The back of the product has the ingredients, care directions and instructions for use.
This body scrub can be used in both the shower and the bath, however I prefer to use scrubs in the shower so that you can wash away the residue easily. You apply the scrub to damp skin and it is meant to be used as an exfoliator for your skin and so should not be used every day. I tend use this maybe once or twice a week.
On opening the bottle you can immediately smell the sweet and luscious strawberry scent; it smells absolutely delicious which immediately appealed to me. The body scrub is a gel like consistency with a large amount of grains of the exfoliating scrub, so it has a sandy/grainy consistency. I use this all over my skin being sure to be gentle as it can be quite rough if you over scrub and you really don't need to be too harsh on your skin, it is meant to be massaged in.
Once you have exfoliated your body you simply rinse off all of the scrub residue and grains thoroughly, which is why I like to use this in the shower to make sure I completely remove all of the scrub. Afterwards my skin feels incredibly smooth and soft and very fresh as well as smelling of delicious strawberry's. I was extremely impressed with this scrub from Boots, I knew I would like the flavour but the results are also excellent and it does of great job of rejuvenating skin.
Not only is this a good quality product, it is also very good value priced at only £3.25 a bottle (200 ml) and is often on special offers. This is only available at Boots but I highly recommend trying it, especially now the summer is here.
I enjoy trying all different types of toiletries and also like to try out different fragrances. I have recently been using products from the Boots Natural Collection Wild Strawberry range (I was bought them for Christmas) I have used several of Boots Natural Collection products in the past and usually been pleased with the results, I also like the fruity fragrances of these ranges. One product I have recently been using it the Boots Natural Collection Wild Strawberry Body Scrub.
The Natural Collection Wild Strawberry Body Scrub comes in a clear plastic squeezy tube bottle, it is wider at the top than the bottom and the bottom also doubles up as a flip lid, this is made from a really dark purple coloured plastic.
On the bottom half of the tube is a dark brown strip with the Boots logo and the name of the product written in it in white and pink writing, the rest of the front of the tube is taken up with a picture of a large strawberry with small strawberries and flowers around it.
The back of the bottle contains all of the product information including facts about the body scrub, directions for use, warnings and the ingredients, all of this information is written in white writing which is fine when the bottle is full as it stands out against the colour of the body scrub, however once the bottle starts to empty and there is no coloured background it does start to get hard to read. There is nothing fancy about the packaging but the brightly colour body scrub that can be seen through the clear plastic is what makes it stand out.
The Body Scrub
Boots Natural Collection Wild Strawberry Body Scrub is bright red and has a thick gritty gel like consistency, the particles which make up the scrub can only really be seen if your look closely and it has almost a sugary type appearance.
The thing that I first noticed about this body scrub is the fragrance, it really does smell strongly of fresh strawberries, the fragrance is not artificial at all, it has a lovely fruity fragrance and smells good enough to eat.
This body scrub is designed to leave your skin looking softer, smoother and brighter and on top of this it also leaves your skin smelling lovely and fresh. To be honest there isn't a huge amount of product information on the packaging other than it leaves you skin smooth and soft and contains extract of wild strawberry.
Directions for Use
The directions for using this product are very simple and pretty standard for this type of product. You simply massage the body scrub gently into damp skin and then rinse thoroughly. The amount you use each time really depends on personal preference.
There are a few warnings on the back of the Boots Wild Strawberry Body Scrub packaging and these include
* Avoid contact with eyes, if this occurs rinse thoroughly
* Keep out of reach of children
* Do not apply to irritated or damaged skin
* This is not a food
Price and Availability
This product is only available from Boots as it is part of their own range of products, the 200ml bottle costs £3.25 which personally I think is a fair price. My bottle is proving to be long lasting so in my opinion is well worth the money and economical. The price is average for this type pf product.
I have been using the Boots Natural Collection Wild Strawberry Body Scrub for a while now and have been impressed with the results. I tend to use it once or twice a week and simply follow the directions of massaging it gently into my skin and rinsing, once I have done this I really notice a difference, my skin definitely feels softer and appears smoother and the lovely strawberry fragrance lingers on my skin, it is not too overpowering but just strong enough to be detected.
The body scrub is fairly priced and in my opinion worth the money. I would definitely recommend this body scrub, it is an excellent product that really does what it says it will.
I love using body scrubs. There is something quite refreshing about using one! I always feel like I've treated my skin somehow after I've used one! I've tried all different kinds, there are loads in my bathroom and I always get some for gifts too. This lovely body scrub is just one of my ever growing collection!!
=== Natural Collection ===
The Natural collection has been at Boots for years. I remember being at school and being lost in the aisle of beautiful treasures wanting to buy everything from the range! It is a lovely, quite simple range with prices being very reasonable. You can buy a variety of beauty products from scrubs like these to lip glosses too. I've tried many of these products over the years and always find them to be really lovely.
=== Strawberry scrub ===
I originally bought this in a set with a few other strawberry flavoured items and liked it so much I now have it on it's own. It comes in a squeezy tube. I have had scrubs before which come in tubs and I think a tub is perhaps a little easier to use to get the scrub out but this kind of tube at least doesn't take up as much room in the bathroom cabinet and I also think it looks more feminine than a tub. It is tall and quite thin and you can see the scrub inside. The scrub is a lovely red. I like being able to see inside so I know when it's getting low and I need to buy more. The picture on it is very simple just of a strawberry with a bit of blossom around it. There is no doubting what you're getting with this!
=== Using it ===
Using this scrub is easy! I tend to exfoliate several times a week and if I am due a spray tan I do so on a daily basis for a couple of days and this seems to have the desired effect. I squeeze some out and this is easy to do as the bottle stands on it's cap so even when it's beginning to run out you can still get it out. The lid is a flip lid which is convinient for when your hands are wet from the shower/bath! I tend to apply this using a body puff as find it has the best application. It lathers up quite well and the amount of rough parts in it is just right. It's not too scratchy that you feel it too much but it also is scratchy enough that you can feel it scrubbing against your skin. It does take quite a while to rinse all the parts off, sometimes I do get out of the shower and realise I've still got a bit of grit on my legs or something! The smell is nice it's just like strawberries, so lovely I want to eat it!! The smell livens up the bathroom too and stays around for a bit after in a nice way.
=== Result ===
I find that after using this my skin feels much smoother. I do sometimes apply moisturiser afterwards too to make sure my skin remains hydrated. I think when I have exfolliated I do feel like my skin is more fresh, it doesn't always look great at first as it's a little red but after an hour or so it settles down and feels healthier and clean. It helps my skin to be at it's best for a spray tan too which is really good.
=== Conclusion ===
I really think this scrub is lovely! I love the smell, the colour, the effect... everything! It only cost me £3 and sometimes Natural COllection have 3 for 2 on so you can get a real bargain if you take advantage of that offer. It's available from Boots and well worth the money, I'm really happy with it.