Product Type: Champneys Bath / Shower
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Didn't make me blush..
Champneys Citrus Glow Sugar Scrub
Member Name: angelboouk
Champneys Citrus Glow Sugar Scrub
Advantages: quality, excellent exfoliator and buffer, nice lasting scent, long lasting, not too abrasive
Disadvantages: initial scent, very oily, messy, weird feeling on skin, doesn't soften
*Note that this product has been renamed as Citrus Blush*
~Citrus Blush Body Scrub~
This body scrub is part of the Champneys Citrus Blush range which also includes a body oil, body butter, hand lotion, body lotion, hand wash and a shower gel.
This body scrub can be used up to twice per week for best results. It is a natural body exfoliator which is packed full of coconut fibres, brown sugar, cardamom, kukui nut oil and lemon. When applied to damp skin, it should encourage circulation whilst effectively removing dead skin cells. Skin should be left glowing and smooth. This scrub should not be used on broken or irritated skin. It has been dermatologically tested.
This body scrub is presented in a rather expensive and stylish plastic pot which features a gold, screw off lid. The bottom part of the pot is clear with gold detailing allowing the contents to be visible through the plastic. This scrub has a 36 month shelf life from first use.
~Where To Buy~
You can buy a 200ml pot of this body scrub from www.boots.com or instore priced at £8.00. It is currently available as part of a 3 for 2 offer.
I can't say that Champneys has ever been a brand I have took a big interest in but I have came to own a number of their products via my Mum. She received quite a lot of beauty products at Christmas and as she prefer to use Sanctuary Spa over Champneys, we ended up swapping some bits and bobs from our gift sets. My Mum doesn't like body scrubs either so it was enivatible that this would be mine!
I use body scrubs regularly and have amassed a rather large collection of them. Body scrubs are an excellent way to prepare your skin before self tanning or other beauty treatments. I personally use a body scrub to give my skin a much needed exfoliation to rid it of dry and flaky patches. Having uses this solely for the past four weeks (one a twice weekly basis), I feel I have given it a good test run. How did I get on?
~Making Me Blush~
The pot housing this body scrub is attractive though being quite wide, it doesn't sit properly on the edge of my bath which makes using it a little difficult as I need to place it on the window sill. Inside the pot is a dull, beige substance with lots of dark brown particles - not unusual for a body scrub. I choose to apply this to the problem areas of skin - my arms and legs whilst paying particular attention to my elbows, knees and the tops of my arms which are dry and bumpy.
I must admit that I do no really like the initial smell of this body scrub as I think it smells like an overpowering, citrus cleaning product. I find that I only need a fifty pence size blob for each area (one arm, one leg etc) and anymore than this results in the scrub being wasted. The scrub is easy to scoop out the pot and has a thick, gritty consistency which once applied to damp skin, is easy to spread. This is a high quality scrub which I can feel working as I massage it across my skin. A very light layer of froth is created to comfort the skin somewhat but the main focus is on the brown sugar which exfoliates and buffs the skin effectively and without feeling too abrasive or harsh. I normally spend a good few minutes working this into my skin and during this time, the scrubby particles don't disintergrate completely. During this process, the citrus scent becomes different and is a more appealing to my nose.
Having tried quite a number of body scrubs, I am aware that the rinsing process can often be rather messy. I certainly wouldn't use if relaxing in a bath but it is fine if a bit messy to use in the shower. This scrub isn't the easiest to remove from my skin. Simply standing under hot running water only encourages the froth and some of the particles to drop off and land at the bottom of the bath. I cannot stress how important it is to be careful as my bath becomes quite slippy when using this body scrub. My skin is left feeling really oily after using this scrub so needs extra rinsing to ensure all residue is gone.
After rinsing and patting dry my skin, I find that it does look a little red at first - nothing major and something that I have became used to with other body scrubs. This body scrub does perform well at exfoliating my skin and ridding it of all the horrible dead skin especially on the tops of my arms. It effectively buffs away dry patches too. My skin is left feeling comfortable and refreshed with a healthy glow but when I run my fingertips across my skin, I notice a weird, slightly taut feeling to my skin which I'm not overly keen on. For this reason, I always apply a body lotion or butter over the top to ensure my skin is hydrated. A light and more appealing warm, slightly spice and lemony scent is left on my skin and I do only need to use this twice per week to keep my skin buffed and exfoliated.
This isn't my favourite body scrub as the strong opening scent doesn't appeal and I'm not crazy on the weird taut feeling of my skin after using it. It isn't an effective exfoliator though and despite being really scrubby and causing a slight redness on my skin, it hasn't caused any major irritations. I do still prefer my Soap and Glory body scrubs as the scents are much nicer. Using this twice per week would allow a 200g pot to lasts quite a few months so £8.00 doesn't seem too bad a price to pay. I wouldn't buy it again but that is personal choice. I would recommend it as it is a good body scrub.
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: not my favourite scrub but has some good qualities