“ Brand: Fcuk / Type: Body Scrub / Subcategory: Polish / What it does: Exfoliates, „
I got an FCUK set for Christmas a few years ago which including this sugar scrub, I have used it non stop since. It smells amazing and leaves your skin feeling so soft. I tend to use it once a week in the shower as a little treat. It's easy to apply straight from the tub, just scoop out the amount you need.
I had really dry skin on my shins for ages and dreaded summer having to wear skirts and constantly moisturise. I used this product for about 4-5 weeks and noticed a difference as it took away the dry skin and left my legs soft. I would definitely recommend you invest in not just this product but others from the FCUK range as they really are worth the extra little splurge.
I love the whole range, and thankfully my skin is now much better for using it too.
I am a big fan of the FcuK Polished range, I have worked my way through excessive amounts of body soufflé, body spray and shower products but the one FcuK product I can not get on with and now sits gathering dust on my bathroom shelf is FcuK polished sugar scrub.
The tub is in keeping with all the rest of the FcuK Polished range in that it has a peach coloured plastic tub and a black screw top lid. The product description in incredibly enticing promising 'extract of wild strawberry, sweet almond and jojoba oils and Shea butter' we are invited to 'indulgently moisturise' 'effortlessly exfoliate' and 'smooth and hydrate our skin'.
With a description like that I could not wait to dive in, it was with great anticipation that I unscrewed the lid while stood in the shower. The smell did not disappoint, it was everything I wanted from a shower product creamy, rich and smelling absolutely edible.
I was a little unimpressed with the look of the product. The sugar scrub is a solid creamy/white block in the tub. To remove some product from the tub I needed to dig my fingers in and scoop some out in to the palm of my hand, I immediately did not like the blocky, lardy, gritty texture.
I rubbed the sugar scrub between my palms in an attempt to soften it and make it easier to massage onto my skin. The sugar scrub was resilient to my attempts to soften it so I went ahead and began to massage it over my damp skin as directed by the tub.
The majority of the sugar scrub crumbed off my skin and into the base of the shower but not before leaving behind a sticky oily residue. The only thing I enjoyed about the sugar scrub was the heavenly scent.
I persisted with the sugar scrub and gave my body a full rub down, by this point I really disliked the greasy, tacky feeling the sugar scrub was leaving behind and I could not wait to rinse off and get out of the shower. The gritty part of the sugar scrub rinsed away fine but my skin was left with a waterproof coating, I actually felt dirtier getting out of the shower than I did getting in.
After the shower I patted myself dry, my skin looked soft but a little greasy and my skin felt soft but I felt like I had a layer of lard over my skin. It made me quite apprehensive about getting dressed as I did not want to cover my clothes in a greasy residue.
All things considered I would not buy or use FcuK Polished sugar scrub ever again. It smells like heaven but literally feels like rubbing a blob of sugary lard over my body.
Thank you for reading.
To be honest, I'm absolutely rubbish at looking after my skin. I was at a bit of a loss during the beauty campaign last month, and if you read my reviews you'll have noticed they were mainly complete beauty basics - deodorant, Vaseline, E45 cream, toothpaste and pressed powder, as examples. However a side effect of that campaign was that I learned about some brilliant products, realised I need to buck my ideas up if I don't want to look ninety-five by the time I'm fifty, and vowed to dig out all the lovely products I'd received as presents but not actually bothered to use.
This sugarscrub came as part of a set, with a moisturiser and a body spray (and I think perhaps a body puff?) as well. I rarely exfoliate, because...well, because I'm lazy, but I had noticed I was getting slightly bumpy skin on the back of my upper arms (aka my bingo wings!). I thought I'd give this a go to see if it helped at all.
When opening the tub, you can see that the product is white, and you can smell a light, citrusy and slightly floral aroma. If you dig your fingers in, it feels quite smooth and slimy, like a very, very thick paste. It's almost solid. It's not until you rub the product between your hands or onto your body that you start to feel the exfoliating crystals in there.
This isn't the kind of product where a little goes a long way, really. It doesn't lather or foam in any way, so what you see is what you get. I put two fingers in and scoop some out, which is enough to cover both my upper arms. I find the best technique is to use circular motions to scrub away any dead skin. I also use it occasionally on my upper thighs, just in case it has any effect against cellulite. No harm giving it a try, eh?! If nothing else, stimulating the tissue is meant to help.
Because the scrub is so thick, you do need to put some effort into washing it off - I can't imagine the exfoliating crystals are something you want to get caught in any nooks or crannies! Ouch! However, you do find that it leaves behind some residue. When you rub your skin in the shower it feels like there's a very thin, waterproof layer on top of your skin. It's a strange sensation and the first time I used this I felt like it hadn't washed off properly, but I've really got to like it now. The layer takes a while to soak in, and won't really come off even when you towel dry. It doesn't rub off on your clothes or anything, either. However, it means that the area you have scrubbed at gets nicely moisturised, to the extent that I don't apply any moisturiser to the area that day. Usually, I would feel obliged to, after having exfoliated but it just wasn't needed. Another advantage of that layer is that the lovely scent of the scrub stays with you for much longer. If I'm wearing something short sleeved at work I get whiffs of it right through into the afternoon sometimes which is great, as I really like the smell.
Of course, the whole point of the product is to exfoliate and I have to say it does that extremely well. The bumps I had noticed on my arms had reduced after the first usage and gone by the second. I've been using this about twice a week and they haven't even tried to return.
Because this is quite a sturdy, strong scrub, I wouldn't ever use it on my face, or on any other delicate areas. It's just not suitable for anything other than arms and legs, and perhaps the lower torso. However at exfoliating the body, it's excellent. If you used it on your entire body, this probably wouldn't last you very long. Maybe five uses, all in all. Since I only use it on quite limited areas of my body, I've probably used it at least ten times now and there's still over a third of the pot left. My pot is a miniature version containing 75ml.
The price for a 300ml tub of this product is £5.11 at Boots at the moment. I think this is a really great price - the product performs well, smells great and 300ml will go a long way - remember mine has lasted me well and it was just 75ml. It's nowhere near the price of your really upmarket stuff, despite the fact that it does a brilliant job. I'm so pleased with this product that I'd definitely repurchase (perhaps I'd look out for a 3 for 2 offer like the one that's on right now) and I'm going to go all the way with five stars.
Recommended if you: want a well performing scrub with a light floral scent and excellent moisturising properties.
Not recommended if you: want something no fuss and fragrance free for a frugal fee.
FCUK (French Connection UK) is a fashion brand. They also have a collection of fragrances and beauty products.
~~~Polished To Perfection~~~
There are currently 3 different FCUK collections available including Pure, Signature and Polished. The Polished collection offers the following products which can be used together or alone and are similiar in scent.
*Eau de Toilette
*Whipped body cream
This review concentrates on the sugar scrub. This scrub is designed to moisturise and exfoliate the skin and is ideal to use prior to self tanning as it buffs the skin of dryness leaving it soft and smooth. It contains almond and jojoba oils for softening and hydrating the skin. It is also infused with shea and extracts of wild strawberry to lock in the moisture.
The scrub is conveniently packaged with in a sturdy, round pot. The bottom part is clear allowing us to see the pale pink scrub within and it is topped with a screw on, black lid. A label runs around the tub telling us the relevant tempting information, The tub can be recycled and should be used up within 24months of first opening.
~~~Availability and Price~~~
FCUK products seem to be exclusive to Boots and www.boots.com. The full size version of this scrub is 300ml is priced at £5.11. It is currently on offer (2nd April) at £3.41. A travel size 75ml scrub is regularly priced at £2.35 but currently on offer at £1.57.
~~~FCUK It Up~~~
I love FCUK body products as I believe they are of a high quality and are generally better priced than my beloved Soap and Glory. They are on offer in Boots so often that there is no reason not to buy them! A few months ago, I mentioned that I had spotted an offer for a free FCUK mini set with any spend of over £4.00. I picked up 2 sprays coming to over £4.00 and went home with my little set which had 4 mini products from the Polished range.
My scrub is 75ml and simply but stylishly packaged. I don't use this as often as the body cream from the same range as I have been using up my Soap and Glory scrubs but it does get used occasionally. I have sensitive skin and it can be quite dry so I need to watch what I am using. I don''t self tan often but still like to use a body scrub twice a week to smooth out the roughness on my arms and legs. I wasn't sure how I would like this one as I am so used to Soap and Glory Flake Away.
Opening the little tub for the first time, reveals a white with a slight hint of pink, substance. It looks well packed in and smooth on the surface but looks can be deceiving! The scent isn't as powerful as the whipped body cream but it noticeable enough being sweet with gentle floral hints. I prepare my skin by standing under the shower to wet it and then I am ready to scrub.
~~~Ohhh Errrr You Lil' Scrubber~~~
Once my skin is wet, I dig my fingers into this scrub and have to pull some away. It feels cold and rather stiff. It doesn't feel particularly rough in my hands and appears creamy. This scrub seems to develop on contact with wet skin. I am used to a scrub turning creamy with the sugary grains coming through from a lather but the FCUK one barely lathers.
The scrubby bits start to appear as I rub this onto my skin. They are quite small and there is plenty of them. At first, they feel light and tickly on my skin but soon enough, I can feel them working on my skin and it turns into a quite scratchy feeling. I don't notice it as much on my legs but my arms feel it. The coating surrounding the scrubby bits would have been much better served if it lathered up a bit providing a gentle moisturisation and cleansing as I scrub.
The scent really does become strong and nose tingling as the scrub mixes with the water. It is sweet and quite indulgent. It is very much like the body cream which is ideal as I love that cream! I didn't need to scrub for long which is a bonus considering how red my skin was turning and the scrubby bits dissolved to almost nothing allowing me to rinse the excess of my skin.
~~~Dry Me Off, Cream Me Up~~~
After rinsing and drying my skin, it feels a bit tender. The delicious sweet scent transfers nicely and sits on my skin. My skin does feel smooth and reasonably soft but stings a little due to the redness. I always need to follow this up with the matching body cream to soothe it all and increase the effects. Applying a layer of the whipped body cream over the red areas, reduces the redness and cools my skin off leaving it extra scented and perfectly soft and smooth.
~~~Recommend or FCUK Off?~~~
This is a nice enough scrub which works effectively and buffing my skin. For me, it is a little too scrubby due to the sensitive nature of my skin but for those with dry areas, this would work a treat. It has an inoffensive and lovely scent which lasts and combining this with the matching body products proves favourable.I do find I need to use quite a bit of this scrub for ultimate effects and it lacks any creamy lather which disappointed me. Personally I will use this up and go back to my beloved Flake Away Polish.
If you wish to try this range for yourself, I recommend the gift set which is priced at £8.43 *currently on offer at £5.62*
Thanks for reading x
I absolulty LOVE this scrub i use it everyday, although it's not necessary too use a scrub everyday i still do as im obessed with having soft smooth skin. (:
They claim: Indulgently moisturising with almond and jojoba oils to soften and hydrate, this luxurious FCUK Polished Sugar Scrub effortlessly exfoliates and polishes leaving skin thoroughly hydrated and radiant, with added shea and wild strawberry extract to soothe and seal the moisture.
i have been using this scrub for about 4 weeks everyday and i have so much product left, a little goes along long way. I concentrate more on my back because i usualy get tiny red blemishes. does anyone else have this problem ? The smell is so gawjus like a exotic musky vanilla strawberry scent and stays on the skin after.It's not harsh either like other scrubs i have used, the grains are realy soft and gentle and melt into the skin. I don't use anything to apply this with i just use my hands as i think theres no need to but you can for maximum effect if you wanted. It left my skin feeling nourished and silky smooth. It wasn't too oily just enough to make my skin moisturised so if your looking for a exfoliater + moisturiser than i would deffo try this as you don't need to moisturise unless you have very dry skin than i would suggest something more richer.
I was given a min set of the FCUK polished range for Christmas and so since using have decided to write reviews on the four products. ** Because of this some of the fragrance part will be the same in each review.
**THE PRODUCT** - FCUK Polished sugarscrub
This product can be bought alone as and current prices are £5.11 for 300mls, or you could buy the product as part of the "polished" range.
The range includes - Body spray, body cream, body wash, sugar scrub, cleansing soufflé, eau de toilette, body butter, bath syrup or a mini pamper box set.
All of which are available from Boots stores and at Boots online.
I have the 75ml pot due to mine being part of a gift set. The pot is a small pale pink plastic pot with a grey top which is screw on.
Around the pot writing is written, it's name and smell description which includes it's basic ingredients. Further around there is more writing which gives you a pretty comprehensive direction on how to use the product.
Directions - Gently rub the product into your skin in circular motions to give a massage effect, then rinse off with warm water.
Warnings - avoid contact with your eyes, should you accidentally aim it in your eyes, just thoroughly wash with clean water. However, if this does not stop the stinging or your eyes become inflamed you should seek medical advice.
Do not apply to already irritated skin or to very delicate areas.
Keep out of the children's reach and hopefully more for children do not eat!
It is clean and simple in design, quite modern.
**THE PRODUCT AND WHAT I THINK**
The product is a off white colour and on opening you can see the sugary bits inside that are going to scrub your dead skin away! It does have a slightly greasy look to it, but rest assured it is not when on your skin. However another warning on the back is that it may make a bath etc be slightly slippery under foot due to the oils in it - so be careful. The oils are almond and jojoba which soften the skin and there is some added strawberry to soothe the skin once you have scrubbed yourself clean! I have to say though I can not smell any of these smells due the fragrance of the "polished" range.
The fragrance is evolved from mandarin and osmanthus flower with vanilla notes.
Osmanthus flower (according to Google) has quite a strong smell and is naturally native to Asia and parts of America depending on the sub variety. Personally I had never heard of it until now which is why I goggled it, but I do like the combination of fragrances in this spray.
You can smell the vanilla coming through quite nicely at the first sniff, but the mandarin you have to be a little more patient for. The mandarin seems to develop more as the fragrance sits on your skin a while.
It may be a little strong for some as it has that woody oriental feature about it that is quite particular, but I am a great fan.
When you scoop the product out you can immediately feel the sugar part providing a sand type effect on your skin but in large size and it may seem quite harsh on initial use, but you soon get used to it. After scrubbing and washing off I was expecting to be slightly red but no, I think the strawberry effect has worked and my skin feels rejuvenated and quite soft.
A great product with a wonderful smell to rejuvenate the skin once in a while.
I went into Boots with the aim of purchasing a different brand scrub, but I came out with this. This was half the price and coming with a free gift I thought it was worth a try.
It was priced at £5.11 for 300ml but is also available in miniature at £2.35 for 75ml.
It comes in a lovely pink tub with black screw-top lid. Although the product itself is a cream colour, it makes the tub look pink and so as it is used the tub becomes clearer. Everything on the tub is in simple black writing and I think that this product would sit perfect in some trendy twenty-something's bathroom. Although I am twenty-something I am far from trendy! Anyone of course can use this but I just think the packaging has been designed to target that particular market. The label on the front says it contains extract of wild strawberry, sweet almond and jojoba oils and shea butter. It says on the back that the almond and jojoba soften and hydrate, the strawberry soothes and the shea boosts the skins barrier to seal in the moisture.
Apparently because jojoba is similar to the skins natural sebum it sinks in easily, very rarely causes reactions and can help the skin from producing too much oil.
Using this in the shower is easy, simply scoops some out with your fingers and scrub in. The product looks hard and smooth but is actually quite soft and so you do not have to dig too much. If you look at what is in your hand you will see the scrub particles are sugar. Rub it all over your skin to buff your way to snake-free skin. I find it a pleasure to use as it doesn't feel uncomfortable like another brand I have used does. The grains dissolve easily, but I wish they would last a bit longer.
Rinsing off and you will find your skin feels smooth but still has a layer of the product on. It feels sort of greasy, like it is in the process of being absorbed which is exactly what it is. It makes shaving after feel better instead of dragging against your skin. I would advise you to be careful in the bath and shower because it does make the bottom of the tray/tub a little slippy.
When dry, skin feels soft and supple and moisturised but again you can still feel the product on, sort of as if you had just rubbed oil in. Not as much but you can still. It is on the verge of being sticky in some places but it is not and feels like you do not need to moisturise. For me I do not but I didn't anyway but others may wish to top it up with a little moisturiser.
The smell at first I found quite strong but this quickly settles into something quite pleasant. I think it smells very similar to another brand of scrub also in a pink tub. It is described as a warm and sensual scent blending sparkling mandarin and osmanthus flower with creamy vanilla notes. I cannot pick out any one fragrance but I do like it. I am pleased to say that it lasts a good few hours at least three. You could make this last even longer by also using the polished moisturiser and body spray.
There are other products in the same range with the same fragrances. A body cream, body wash, cleansing soufflé, bath syrup, body butter, body spray and eu de toilette.
I really recommend this for anyone that needs to get rid of dry skin and wants a bit of fragrance. If you find some exfoliators harsh then this is a great one to try. I love this but have given it four stars because I wish the sugar grains lasted a little longer before dissolving.
The FCUK polished sugarscrub comes in a 300ml pot (around 3 inches in diameter and 3 inches high). The main pot is a slightly transaparant pink and the lid is grey. It has the usual stylishly subtle fcuk branding on the side.
The lid unscrews to reveal one of the most delicious smelling body scrubs I hae ever had the pleasure of using. The scrub contains wild straberry, shea butter, almond and jojoaba oils and the resulting fragrance is just heavenly.
The scrub is white, very thick and very creamy. It can be used in the bath or shower, as long as the skin is damp it will work really well.
You apply a big dollop to your damp skin and gently massage the scub in. The scrub feels a bit gritty, but It's not harsh or irritating like some scrubs can be and you can feel the oils sinking into your skin.
If you pay extra attention to any rough or flaky areas you will see and feel instant results as the fresh skin below is gently buffed up.
Once the scrub is rinsed off, your skin feels like it has an extra layer of moisture on it, so I never feel the need to add oils or body butters afterwards.
When your skin is dry, the scrub leaves no residue or stickiness, but you do feel very moisturised.
This product retails at about £5, which I think is a bargain. It would make a lovely gift for someone, or at that price, just a great gift for your won skin.
A girls neverending quest for perfect pins goes hand in hand with the neverending quest for the perfect exfoliator. I used to swear by Soap and Glory's Flake Away body scrub but when I went to Boots to replenish my stock they were sold out, remembering good reviews of FCUKs Sugar Scrub, I thought it was worth a try. Plus my legs were in dire need of a good scrubbing.
FCUK SugarScrub comes in a 300ml dusty pink, slightly opaque, tub with a black opaque screw on lid. With 'fcuk polished sugarscrub' written on the front in the typical black FCUK font - although it doesn't really stand out on the shelves you can't mistake it for another brand.
What they claim 'Indulgently moisturising this luxurious sugar scrub effortlessly exfoliates and polishes. Leaving skin thoroughly hydrated, smoothed and radiant.'
The product itself is pretty scrummy, the tub is practically filled with a bag of sugar - although the granuals don't feel harsh on your skin like I've found with other sugar scrubs. I use this as an all over body scrub as it buffs rough skin away, softens, hydrates and protects it all in one go! Which is great for me, I'm pretty useless and tend to forget or randomly drop products out of my skin care routine so having all this in one product is perfection.
The smell of this scrub is heavenly, you can really smell the vanilla, almonds and shea butter tones. Although on the back of the tub it claims to also contain Jojoba oils, Wild Strawberry extracts, mandarian and osmanthus flowers - clearly a lot for your nose to take in! It lingers on your skin much like a perfume and leaves your legs feeling silky soft and completely loved for days even after the first use.
I've been using this product for two months about 3 times a week and I'm still shocked when I look into the tub and see how much I have left, it's seemingly endless! But they with this a little really does seem to go a long way - so be careful not to use too much or you might get a nasty product build up.
I bought this product on offer at Boots when they were offering 2 FCUK products for £7.50 - but the normal price is £5. So for basically pocket change your legs can feel and look fantastic!
I love French Connection and usually for clothes but being someone that loves to try out new products i have tried this and i think it's really reasonable in price - it was about five pounds although i'm sure if you shop about you could get it cheaper - i got mine in the actualy french connection store on a bit of an impulse buy after a friend recommended it but i believe the range is also sold in Boots. It says it contains jojoba oil, wild strawberry oil and sweet almond oil which i know from years ago working in body shop are all quite moisturising products and good for normal to dry skin. It's really easy to use and i used it with my exfoliating gloves for maximum effect. It smells lovely, really fruity and exotic and is a great consistency for exfoliating. I did moisturise afterwards as although my skin felt really smooth it did feel a little tight so perhaps this wouldn't be suitable for people with really dry skin but i quite liked it. I haven't bought it since as i like to try new things but i would definitely recommend it and wouldn't say no to another pot! Lots of exfoliators often leave a grainy residue in the bath or shower but as this one contains sugar to exfoliate it wasn't too bad and hardly left any residue at all.
I have a bit of an obsession with exfoliating and swear by those exfoliating gloves you can get, but I also like a good exfoliating product to use as well. I have a small pot of this from Boots, it is part of the FCUK Minis range and cost me £2.25 for 75ml.
What the tub says...
"With extract of Wild Strawberry, sweet almond, jojoba oils and shea butter."
"Indulgently moisturising, this luxurious sugar scrub effortlessly exfoliates and polishes, leaving skin thoroughly hydrated, smoothed and radiant"
It smells absolutely gorgeous! Sweet and fruity, (which is probably obvious due to it being a "sugar scrub") it has strong vanilla overtones, which I love. The consistency is very thick with a lot of sugar in. The exfoliating particles are quite large and there isn't too much liquid element to it, which I liked because I often find that some exfoliators have a lot of just ordinary bodywash in them that doesn't contribute to the exfoliating at all.
I knew I was in for a good scrub!
I started by taking about a 50p sized amount from the tub, which I found was a sufficient amount to do my lower leg including dry ankles and knees. So I used that as a sort of guide as to how much I would need to cover the rest of my body. I probably used less than a quarter of the small tub in one go, which was better than I expected. I think because it is such a thick consistency, you are better to mix it with a little water. Therefore, I found that I used less but still got a good exfoliate.
I haven't attempted to use it on my face - I'm not sure whether it would be suitable for my sensitive skin - so I cannot comment on the effects there.
Afterwards, my skin was left feeling really soft, but not too scrubbed and raw. It wasn't red at all. I think with the shea butter and jojoba oils, it ensures that whilst exfoliating, you are also putting moisture back into your skin, although I did still moisturise my skin afterwards. It left a lovely smell to the skin that lasted several hours, even through my moisturiser.
One slight issue I had with the product, though, was that it left a slight waxy residue on my skin, which didn't feel comfortable at all. Once I had moisturised it did feel better, so I didn't mind too much.
I have used it several times since the first go, and have not been put off by the residue it leaves on my skin. The description on the tub is very representative of the effects of the product, not just a sales pitch!
I would recommend it to people with all skin types, it is excellent for use before applying fake tan. I think it is excellent value for money (given how thick the consistency is) and generally a good product that is gentle but effective.
I tend to have dry skin, particularly on my lower legs, so exfoliation has to be a regular part of my routine.
Over the years I have probably tried every exfoliator on the market. None of them that I can recall have been particularly bad (they are, after all, only grit in a cream!) but FCUK Polished Sugarscrub is without doubt the absolute best.
Firstly, it does everything it should. It is exactly the right consistency to use in the shower - not so thick that you can't smooth it over your body, but not so thin that it runs off into the water. It is 100% effective; my legs lose that awful dry, grey, flaky look immediately, but they aren't red-raw from over-exfoliation either.
The perfume is just wonderful. It is very distinctive, very feminine and rather exotic - more spicy than floral. While you are actually using it the perfume is very strong - in fact a little over-powering in a pleasant way. However, once it rinses off you are left with a soft, lingering fragrance that lasts for hours. Beware though it is strong enough to clash with some other fragrances, so watch what perfume you apply afterwards.
This product also contains moisturising oils, so I don't need to apply a moisturiser afterwards, saving both time and money. These oils are effective enough that I can just apply fake tan immediately with good results.
I also love the appearance of the tub. That might seem a minor point but, to me, if a product is in daily use it should be attractive enough to display proudly on your bathroom shelf. This black and pink tub is beautiful and is an ornament in itself.
Overall I have nothing but praise for it. With so many new products on the market I usually like to try new stuff, but this is one item I shall just keep buying again and again. And at roughly £5 a pot it isn't even dear. Bonus!
I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!
I bought a mini size before I went on holiday last year just because it was small and cheap. It's possibly one of the best body-beauty finds I have ever made. I spend a lot of time buying and trying products and this is really fantastic, especially for the price.
I used to get a lot of problems with my skin, especially my arms for some reason. I had ingrowing hairs bloody everywhere! My legs I could understand, but my arms?! Anyway, a week of using this and my skin is the best it has ever been. It has a wonderful texture that just melts into your skin and the shea butter in it is so moisturising that I have no need for a body lotion afterwards. It does it all, gets rid of dead skin, stops ingrowing hairs, and moisturises as well. It has left my skin smooth and glowing. I love it.
It is most definately my body beauty must-have for all you girls out there. Now I just need to find something that does the same for my face!
Fcuk Polished sugar scrub.....
I was lucky enough to get this wonderful item for a second Christmas in a row. My friend bought it for me lat Christmas and I had run out of it ages ago and had tipped her off that I needed some more. Thankfully, she got it for me this year and I can wait to use it again.
I think it costs around a fiver for this pot of rather large sugar scrub and that price is well worth it. The sugar scrub is exactly what it says a body scrub which has sugar in its ingredients. There is a lot of sugar in this product and that is what really gives the polished affect on the skin, it really removes any rough skin leaving skin feeling as new as the day you were born.
The fragrance from this scrub is wonderful too and it is very sweet and different to anything I have smelt before. Other great reason for loving this product so much is that it has an oil type base to it therefore even when it has scrubbed away at your skin because the oil inside soaks into your skin you are not left feeling totally dried out like you do with some scrubs.
Overall, I would rate this Fcuk Sugar Scrub highly with five stars and give it a HIGH RECOMMENDATION. TI is a perfect gift for someone or even yourself. It smells nice, works well and leaves skin feeling 100% better than before using it.
I hope this has been of some help.
I was off work a few weeks back, using the rest of my leave up before the end of the year, and I spent virtually the whole time shopping! I treated myself to lots of new products from Boots including some small FCUK products. I'd used a few things from the FCUK brand ages ago, and not been particularly impressed, but they revamped the range not long ago, and everything looks a bit smarter, (and less cheap/chavvy than it used to) so I decided to try it out.
The FCUK products seem to be split into two ranges - FCUK Pure and FCUK polished. This is a member of the latter. It comes in a pink tub with a black screw top lid and has black writing on the front. Although it's fairly simple packaging, I also think it looks quite good.
Having fairly dry skin I need to use a body scrub quite regularly to get rid of any dry patches that occur, especially in winter when they seem to worsen. This particular scrub contains wild Strawberry Extract, Sweet Almond oil, Jojoba oil and Shea butter, so as well as smelling great it's also softening and moisturising on the skin because of the Shea butter content.
The smell of this scrub is absolutely gorgeous. It's a very soft, sweet scent, a lot like strawberries and cream. It's very feminine, and it actually has something about it that makes it smell very expensive and luxurious.
Before I used the scrub, I thought it looked a bit like wax in the tub. It was white and very thick, and didn't seem to move when I shook the tub from side to side.
When you scoop it out of the tub, it stays like a thick paste, and you can feel the sugar grains in it. You need to rub it over your skin in circular motions, and although the scrub is very grainy (which I like, as I feel that it is working) it isn't at all scratchy or uncomfortable on my skin.
When you rinse this scrub away, you will probably notice that it leaves quite a greasiness on the skin which I assume is due to the Shea butter. Even when I get dried off, I can still feel this on my skin. It isn't as greasy as it feels when your skin is still wet, but still my skin feels as though I have just applied a thick body lotion or body butter. For this reason, I don't bother to moisturise after using this.
I find that the sweet strawberry smell lingers on my skin for around an hour or two after use, and any dry or flaky patches have been eliminated completely. Not only does this leave me with very smooth skin, but it's also very moisturised which I am impressed with, as like I said my skin can be very dry at times, and I wouldn't normally find my skin feeling like this without having used a body lotion.
A large tub of this (which I think is 300ml but cannot be 100% sure) costs just £4.89, or alternatively you could buy the mini size (75ml) for £2.20. Both are available from Boots or from French Connection stores directly.
In conclusion, although I hadn't been sure about trying this to begin with, I'm really glad I decided to give the FCUK brand another chance. This is a beautiful product which not only gets rid of dead dull skin, but is a great moisturiser too. It smells amazing and isn't hugely expensive either. This is the best body scrub I've used in ages, and I would thoroughly recommend it. Five Stars!
A gentle scrub that buffs the skin removing dead cells for soft, glowing skin /