Product Type: Lush Bath / Shower
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Sweet as a Sugar Babe - the other sugar scrub
Lush A Sugar Babe
Member Name: bekihandcock
Lush A Sugar Babe
Advantages: moisturises AND exfoliates - two jobs in one
A while ago I reviewed the other sugar scrub that Lush do all year round (simply called A Sugar Scrub), having been given one as part of a set. I liked the scrub, but not enough to pay the price Lush were asking for it, but before I turned my back on the sugar scrubs forever, I decided to give the Sugar Babe a go. As with the Sugar Scrub, it costs £2.60, and has been around for around a year, since the last series of 'the Apprentice', where the contestants visited the Lush factory and had a go at making their own cosmetics. It is a small half sphere of whitish creamy sugar, with a pink centre. Most exfoliators come in tubes, with the exfoliating ingredient being suspended in a cream, but Lush are on a mission to solidify as many of their products as possible, so this comes as a bar. It's quite solid, and doesn't crumble in your hands, but it can be cut with a blunt knife. I cut mine into four roughly equal chunks, and placed the three that I wasn't going to use into a shower proof tin.
OK, so the trick is to get in the shower, wash, and then to wet the sugar scrub (but don't run it under water or it will quickly dissolve), and rub it over your skin. The Sugar Scrub was pretty rough and scratchy, but the Sugar Babe is quite a bit softer, while still being hard enough to give your skin a really good scrub. It's full of coconut oil, which is known for its moisturising properties, and ylang ylang and mimosa fragrances, which smell AMAZING. It lathers a bit while your srubing, and fills the shower with a really pretty floral fragrance. After showering you can really feel a difference in your skin, and I didn't need to use any moisturiser after use. The smell lingers very nicely as well, although not for very long (I would say a couple of hours).
I like this product a lot more than the Sugar Scrub, the smell is more feminine and softer, the product isn't painful to use, and I think for £2.60 you get quite a lot for your money (I'm currently using it once every 4 or 5 days, so it lasts a couple of weeks at least). It won't be for everyone, as the exfoliating is more intense than you would get with most creams, and for some people it's obviously going to be a bit unnecessary, but if you're into the occasional exfoliation then I would recommend this.
Summary: definitely worth trying if you like this sort of thing.