“ Brand: Lush / Type: Body Scrub „
Every time I go into a Lush shop I always end up purchasing something! The sales people are really very good at making the products sound amazing and I often confuse their pushy sales techniques with enthusiasm....BUT I just can't help myself!
A friend suggested I try a sea salt scrub to get rid of acne I was getting on my shoulders during pregnancy. I went into a Lush shop and they suggested rub rub rub. They tried it out on my arm in the shop and I was impressed with how soft it felt, and the smell was a delightfully subtle jasmine.
I bought a pot for £7.95 and tried it in my next shower. You can rub it onto dry skin before you get in the shower, or you can rub it on wet skin for a less scratchy scrub. I instantly felt relief on my shoulders as I rubbed it in on wet skin first of all, and then as my acne started to clear after a few days I used it dry. It is also great as a back scrub on a dry back and had a massage effect (Better when someone else does it for you). I have also used it all over my hands after taking off nail polish, then dry, moisturise and repaint nails for a home manicure.
So far I've had my pot for 3 months using only a little every few days. It is not cheap but it has lasted a long time so I feel that I have got value for money. Also it is totally natural which is reassuring during pregnancy as I know I will not react to any chemicals. The tub it comes in is easy to get the product in and out, but just be careful not to get any shower water in it as it can dissolve the salt on the top and make it watery.
Those of you who read my reviews regularly will know that I'm on a mission to try every Lush product ever. Recently I obtained a small tub of the Rub Rub Rub shower scrub. This used to come in a bottle, but after customers complained that the scrub was very difficult to get out of the bottle, Lush put it in tubs instead. This is good, as it means that when you've used the tub up you can take it back to Lush as part of the "bring back 5 black pots and get a free face mask" offer!
***What is Lush?***
Lush is a store that makes toiletries and cosmetics, using natural and organic ingredients where possible and minimising packaging where they can. It started out as a mail order company called Cosmetics to Go, but this failed and the new store, Lush, opened in Poole, Dorset. Later branches of the shop opened in London and beyond, and there are now Lush stores all over the world. As well as in store, you can also buy products from the website, www.lush.co.uk. There are similar websites for many different countries including the USA, Japan and Germany.
Lush buy ingredients only from companies that do not test on animals. All of their products are suitable for vegetarians and many are suitable for vegans.
Lush say: "We believe in happy people making happy soap, putting our faces on our products and making our mums proud.
"We believe in long candlelit baths, sharing showers, massage, filling the world with perfume and in the right to make mistakes, lose everything and start again."
***So what is Rub Rub Rub?***
The product is described as a "startlingly refreshing shower scrub". You can use it to scrub your body, and your hair too apparently, though I didn't try this as I thought it might be too harsh on my dry, coloured hair. It is suitable for vegans and contains sea salt, which exfoliates and cleanses and contains lots of minerals. It also contains lemon juice and mimosa blossom, as well as jasmine, orange and mimosa absolutes: in fact it is designed to have the same scent as the Sakura Ballistic and the 17 Cherry Tree Lane soap. Smelling the scrub, I thought that it did indeed smell like these other products, though it seemed to have a sharper edge. It was very citrusy and slightly floral; generally refreshing and pleasant. The scrub is bright blue in colour and very appealing; it's very lumpy and slightly resembles Big Shampoo, if you've tried that one.
I normally use body scrubs in the shower, three or four times a week. Scrubs are important to me to keep my skin nice and soft, especially considering I epilate my legs and need to ensure I exfoliate regularly to avoid ingrowing hairs. This particular scrub is easy to use, as you just scoop some out of the tub (this is great as you can get every last scrap of the scrub out). You should try and avoid getting water in the tub if you can, though this is easily said than done! Then, just apply the scrub in circular motions over your skin. The scrub can sometimes feel a little scratchy, but it's not too bad and nothing compared to Lush's sugar scrub! Of course the harder you rub the product into your skin, the more intensive the scrub will be.
I always feel clean after using this scrub and don't bother to wash the parts of me I've scrubbed over again with shower gel (as I sometimes feel I have to with other scrubs). I do find that the scrub can sting a little - probably because of the sea salt - particularly on the eczema on my hands and elbows. However my skin isn't red or anything like that, the irritation seems to be purely on the surface. The scrub seems particularly effective on my lower legs as it seems to have helped keep my skin clear and ingrown hairs to a minimum. My skin always feels smoother after using this so it's obviously effective as a scrub.
I do find that the scrub can be slightly drying - it would probably be really good for people with oily skin, but I wonder if it's slightly too harsh for me. I'm also finding that it is getting used up quite quickly. Admittedly I have the smaller 130g tub but it's only lasted around three weeks.
Overall, this is a nice scrub that's effective, smells lovely and would probably be great for oily skin. However, it's a little harsh for me and it's expensive at £7.75 for 330g. I might buy it again, but there are other scrubs that are probably better for me.
Every Christmas my friend and I exchange Lush gift sets as we are both Lush addicts and this year she bought me an 'Uplifted' gift set which contained a range of products from Lush which are supposed to leave the user feeling uplifted and carefree.
Most of the products in the set I had used before but there were a couple I hadn't and one in particular that I had been wanting to try for a while but never actually got around to buying myself. Rub Rub Rub shower scrub is basically what you would think it was from the name it is a scrub that you use in the shower (or bath) to slough off dead skin to buff the skin and leave it feeling and looking smooth.
I was actually in need of a new exfoliator when I got my gift set so was looking forward to trying it out before fake tanning myself for a night out.
Rub Rub Rub is made with fine sea salt but don't let the fine part fool you as this gives a really vigorous scrub and really worked well to smooth my skin and leave it in nice condition for the fake tan.
The scrub is the most beautiful blue colour and I think it looks really appealing and made me want to use it straight away. The smell of the scrub is also gorgeous and is nice and floral but it also have a sort of outside beachy smell which I thought really went with the colour of the scrub. It's hard to really explain the scent other than saying I thought it was lovely and although you would think the floral notes would make it really girly and feminine I personally think it smells more unisex than I thought it would. The scent really lingers on the skin afterwards too and I can personally sniff it for ages afterwards.
The scrub is quite thick and gloopy which makes it easier to scoop out of the pot and apply to my skin without dropping it through my fingers like can happen with some thinner scrubs.
The salt in this is not so scratchy as to hurt but as I said it does give your skin a good buffing. This left my whole body feeling super smooth and even worked miracles on my elbows and knees which had been left feeling really dry and flaky. When you rinse the scrub off it leaves a slight greasy layer on the skin which meant that it was also extra moisturising and it really did give me a good base for applying my fake tan on top.
I really liked this and am only sorry I didn't get to try it sooner. This costs £7.95 for a 330g pot when bought separately and although I do think this is expensive for a scrub I like it enough that it has gone on my list of things to buy next time I am in Lush treating myself.
I got a Lush gift set for my birthday and one of the products in it was this Rub Rub Rub scrub. I was aware of this product - I even remember when it was launched alongside Yummy Yummy Yummy a few years ago - but I had never tried it.
The scrub comes packaged in one of Lush's black pots. This is a very plain looking recyclable tub adorned with white writing. When this was first released it came in a bottle, I'm assuming this was changed because the scrub is a rather thick consistency. The main negative I have found of housing the product in a tub is that when used in the shower the tub can become filled with water, therefore I have taken to using it in the bath instead.
Rub Rub Rub is vegan friendly and is described on the packaging as being a blossom-scented sea salt scrub for body and hair. Hair?! Well as someone who has never had the urge to scrub my hair I can't comment on its properties as a hair product, but I can tell you a bit about what it is like as a body product!
The scrub contains sea salt, organic lemon juice, jasmine flower infusion, mimosa absolute, orange flower absolute, jasmine absolute and lemon oil as well as a few other things. The overall scent is absolutely beautiful. It reminds me a little bit of the Big Blue bath ballistic which is one of my favourite Lush products. The scent is floral with the jasmine being quite prominent yet it has a bit of a 'sea' type scent to it in my mind as well. It's quite feminine and also quite a strong scent, which is good as I find it lingers on the skin after using the product.
The scrub is a beautiful blue colour, quite thick and with visible particles of sea salt. I'd say it has a sloppy texture if that makes sense - it's not runny, but not too thick or buttery. It's easy to scoop out a handful and massage it into the skin without too much running off the hands!
The particles in the scrub are not too big or too harsh or jagged feeling against the skin, but they do have a rough texture which reassures me that they are working to exfoliate any dead skin cells. I find that I only need to use a small amount at a time and the product feels slightly oily but doesn't leave any greasy residue on my skin.
I find this scrub to be extremely effective and I have been really pleased with its performance. At this time of year I get a lot of dry, flaky patches on my knees, shins and elbows and this scrub gently yet effectively buffs them away and leaves my skin feeling soft, smooth and looking more radiant (and less flaky!) too. The beautiful scent lingers on my skin after use and I just can't fault it performance wise.
I have a 130g tub of this from a gift set, but the full size is 330g and retails at £7.95. Obviously that is not the cheapest on the market, but I would be willing to pay that as the quality is fantastic and only a small amount is needed per use, so one tub lasts a long time. It can be purchased from Lush stores or www.lush.co.uk
Overall I am absolutely thrilled with this product and will definitely be purchasing the full size. It smells wonderful, exfoliates well and leaves my skin feeling amazing, I couldn't ask for more!
A few weeks ago I received the Lush gift box set as an Eid present from my family. I was thrilled to bits and couldn't wait to try my newly received goodies. Amongst the items in my gift box was the Rub Rub Rub shower scrub which will be the subject of this review. I must admit that although I try to take good care of my facial skin I haven't always done so for the skin on my body. That was until a couple of years ago when I discovered the benefits of exfoliating and using a body scrub and I have tried to incorporate this into my skin care regime. The point of exfoliating is to remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin and simulate the skin to give it a healthy glow.
The Rub Rub Rub scrub is housed in a small black plastic tub - typical Lush packaging (it differs from the bottle in the dooyoo picture). The tub contains 130g of product. This is normally sold in 330g pot priced at £7.95 and the smaller box is found in the gift sets. Lush describe this product as a "fragrant, blossom scented sea salt scrub for your body and hair. It is what you need to spring clean your skin and rub you up the right way." The scrub is designed to be used on the body or the hair where it adds volume. It can also be used to scrub tired feet. I prefer to use this as a scrub rather than on my hair but it's good to know it is suitable for both.
Opening the tub reveals an electric blue coloured paste clearly containing grains of sea salt. The product can be used in two ways - the gentle way in which the product is rubbed into the skin whilst standing under the shower or the rough way in which this is rubbed into dry skin before washing off. I have tried both ways and much prefer the rough way as it really feels like the product is working whereas when it is used with the shower running the grains start to melt before they have finished exfoliating the skin. The rough way is also good for problematic areas such as my knees and elbows which can become quite dry and flaky.
To use I scooped a handful of this and rub this into my skin in circular motions. As I did this I could feel the grains working against my skin. They felt quite sharp but not painful. As I washed this off the scrub I could feel the salt crystals start to dissolve and then form a lather as I rubbed my skin. It seemed soften the water and it felt luxurious and silky against my skin. Once rinsed off my skin felt really soft, silky and clean with a healthy glow to it. Once I stepped out of the shower my skin felt tingly and refreshed.
Lush describe this scent as blossom scented sweet and citrusy. Amongst the ingredients in this scrub are lemon juice, lemon oil and orange flower absolute as well as jasmine flower. In my opinion this does not smell at all citrusy. I could not detect any citrus notes at all. The blossom scent tends to dominate and it smells very sweet. Without putting this down in any way I would say the scent reminds me of Persil washing detergent, which is actually a scent I quite like! I was pleased to note that the scent lingered on my skin for several hours after use too.
The salt grains in the scrub dissolve away easily which means that it doesn't require too much effort to wash this away and there are no grains left at the bottom of the bath tub.
Overall I think this is an excellent scrub, although it is a little bit on the pricey side. Having said that it is in a similar price bracket to other scrubs on the market. I will definitely be purchasing this again once I run out.
**Rub Rub Rub**
Rub Rub Rub is a multi-purpose product which is an all in one shower gel and body scrub. The product is designed to exfoliate your skin while cleansing and making it smell gorgeous too! The product can also be used as a shampoo, believe it or not and it's also an ideal foot scrub.
This is a very versatile product and Lush don't really make any out of the ordinary or hard to believe claims, they simply state its different uses. The only claim that stands out to me is their description of the fragrance, which they describe as being magical and alluring, they state that it leaves a unique and subtle smell on the skin which is unisex. The product description gets straight to the point and there are no silly claims at all.
There's quite a lengthy list of ingredients, but the main one is obviously the fine sea salt. This stuff, when used on the hair, leaves it with volume and great shine. When used on the skin, the particles exfoliate, clean and soften. Sea salt, when matched with all of the other ingredients is a brilliant cleanser too. Another ingredient is fresh, organic lemon juice. Lemon juice is antiseptic and astringent, it also contains high levels of vitamin C and is a powerful degreaser, meaning it's a brilliant ingredient to use on greasy hair or oily skin. The other ingredients, such as jasmine flower infusion, orange flower absolute and lemon oil are all used for their unique, refreshing scent. The full list of ingredients can be found on the Lush website.
**Price, Value For Money and Availability**
This is certianly not cheap at £7.75 however for your money you get a decent amount of product - 330 grams to be precise. You can also get smaller tubs of it in store, but not online. Because a little goes a long way, a tub lasts for ages and so it overall is really good value in my opinion and it certianly will not break the bank. Rub Rub Rub can be purchased in store from Lush or via their worldwide website.
Rub Rub Rub comes in a variety of packaging - either a black Lush pot or a sturdy plastic bottle. Mine came in a pot. There is only one size available and this is 330 grams which is quite alot of product which lasts for a while. The packaging has white font on it, which simply has the product name on it along with a brief product description which reads 'Startingly refreshing shower scrub. Lather and scrub all over your body (and your hair if you're in a hurry).' The packaging overall is minimalistic, basic yet still reasonably attractive and it is certianly unisex due to the colour scheme.
**Smell and Texture**
This is a very pleasant smelling product and I think the smell will appeal to almost everyone. Most of Lush's shower gels/scrubs usually have a very unusual and unique scent to them which people either love or hate, where as this smells lovely and it's not really a smell that strikes me as been out of the ordinary or strange. It has quite a tropical, fruity summery smell to it with cirus been one of the most prominant scents. Although it is quite fruity, it's not an overlly sweet smelling shower gel and my boyfriend is a fan of the scent as much as I am. The texture is quite strange, I suppose it's just like the Lush sea salt face mask however it's got much more runny texture to it and it's just like any other body scrub really, the exfolitating sea salt is finely ground (most of it anyway, there are a few big bits but these aren't too harsh either) meaning it's not painful to use. It has a slightly wet feel to it meaning it's not a drying or harsh body scrub.
I recieved this shower gel for Christmas as one of my presents from my boyfriend. He knows I love Lush and he said that he'd tried this himself before and had really liked it so he had bought me some to try - bless! I was fascinated at how versatile it is and after a few uses I soon became a fan and I now use it pretty much daily. It is such an effective exfoliator and it isn't painful or too harsh, yet it still gets rid of dead skin and makes my skin feel and look great - I definetly think after using this scrub my skin appears cleaner, brighter and healthier as well as feeling softer and smoother.
The gel lathers up nicely, but it certianly does not lather as much as a normal shower gel would. I usually put this on before I get into the shower or bath and then wash it off after i've rubbed it all over properly, mainly focussing on my legs, upper arms and torso. I sometimes use it before getting in the bath too and I love how it turns the water a lovely shade of light blue. The smell lingers in the bathroom but not on my skin and it's a refreshing, fruity smell which makes me feel uplifted and ready to take on the day. I always feel clean after using the product so it's an effective shower gel as well as a brilliant body scrub.
As mentioned briefly above, this stuff can also be used to wash hair. I've used it on mine several times and it definetly has a positive effect; my hair always appears shinier and feels noticeably softer. I must admit I was a little worried that because it contains sea salt it would dry my hair out, but it honestly doesn't at all, it doesn't leave any bits of salt in my hair and my scalp always feels nourished too.
This is a great multi purpose product. It's a gentle yet very effective exfoliator, a good cleanser and a really good shampoo to use for a change. It is affordable and you get alot for your money, and I overall reccomend it.
Rub, Rub, Rub
WHY DID YOU BUY THIS?
This was a product that I got given a sample one day when I was shopping in Lush and chatting to the lovely people who work in there. It is so nice to have people that want you to try their products not only in the store but they also are more than happy to give you samples so that you can use the product at home in the way you would rather than just washing your hands over a bowl of water in the shop.
This is sold as a shower gel scrub and at one time was sold in the shower gel bottles but I think now this comes in the black tubs. The black tubs are of course fully recyclable and if you return five of these to Lush then you can choose one of their wonderful fresh face masks as a gift which means that each tub is worth just under £1 so hang on to them, wash them out and take them to your nearest Lush shop for you face mask.
WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?
The product is a pale blue colour but this can vary a little depending on who has mixed the ingredients. I was given a sample pot about three weeks ago when I visited my favourite shop in Derby. If you buy a tub it costs £7.75 for 330g. I think the tub is a far better idea than the bottle as it is not really a consistency to squeeze out of the bottles it is more a scoop out from the tub mixture.
WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THIS?
It is a body scrub and can be used in the shower or if you are like me then you can wet yourself in the bath then rub yourself all over with this and give your body a good scrub before getting in the bath and rinsing it all off. I tend to stand up to rub it in the sit back down in the bath to rinse it off.
It smells wonderfully lemony and the scrubby bits are sea salt. I did find that some of the salty bits were a bit big and harsh but I have been informed by the people in the Lush shop that they are working on fining these down a bit.
WHAT IS IN IT?
Apart from the fresh lemon juice and lemon essential oil this scrub also contains Jasmine Flower Infusion, Mimosa Absolute ,Orange Flower Absolute and also Jasmine Absolute so the flowers scents combined with the lemon make for a flowery fresh sweet scent with a sharp citrus hit. The combination is just lovely fresh, yet flowery and sweet.
The sea salt is not only gently exfoliating and cleans extra well but it is full of great minerals. I also find when I use any product with sea salt in it then my bath water becomes much softer so that soap and shampoo lathers well and the water feels really silky.
Once I have scrubbed myself and then rinsed and dried off my body my skin feels so alive and clean. I do always moisturize after my shower or bath and the lotion sinks in easily leaving my skin soft and feeling well cared looked after.
The scent is great for a morning shower or bath as it is so fresh and enlivening.
According to Lush you can also use this as a shampoo. Unfortunately I have used all mine up so can't test this out. I should imagine it is pretty similar to "Big" their shampoo with grains of salt in it. Perhaps I should ask for another sample to try this out and update my review at a later date.
I found that my small sample tub gave me two good body scrubs so you don't need massive amounts to get scrubbed. It does lather up more than some scrubs but less than most shower gels.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND OR BUY IT AGAIN?
Yes wholeheartedly. I think this is a lovely fresh scrub with a very refreshing, awaking aroma. It is perfect for a morning bath or shower as the scent is so uplifting. The salt and lemon are so lovely on your skin, the salt scrubs and the lemon tightens the pores and really wakens your skin up.
At the present time I have so many Lush and other product to use than it might be a while before I buy it again but I will certainly be doing so at some time in the future.
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I bought this last year for my partner for his birthday. I am a huge Lush fan and slowly I am converting him too. This particular shower gel comes in a container now rather than a bottle and contains 330g of the gel. It costs £7.35.
Lush describe this gel as a sea salt shower scrub, it gently exfoliates, cleanses and is mineral rich. This blue scrub is startlingly refreshing, with a dash of lemon juice and the tropical scent of mimosa blossom. The ingredients are listed as;
Fine Sea Salt, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Fresh Organic Lemon Juice (Citrus limonum), Water (Aqua), Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Jasmine Flower Infusion (Jasminum officinale), Mimosa Absolute (Acacia decurrens), Orange Flower Absolute (Citrus Aurantium dulcis), Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum grandiflorum), Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum), Lactic Acid, Lauryl Betaine, Limonene, Perfume, Colour 61585.
I had never tried this before, so I had a go in the shower to see what it was like! The gel itself smells really nice, it reminds me of a citrus mix, this means it is great for both men and women. You use it much in the same way as normal shower gel but you need to massage it in for a bit longer to get the benefit of the exfoliation properties. The grains of salt in this scrub are very fine, they massage into the skin really well and don't irritate it at all. You can also use this as a shampoo, I have never tried but my other half informs me that it is also good for that purpose.
I noticed after using this my skin felt toned and refreshed, I would describe this as invigorating, it would be a perfect wake up in the shower before work. Dry skin was removed and so my skin felt moisturised too. It is also great for sensitive skin as the ingredients are natural.
I would give this shower gel 4 out of 5 stars I will deduct a star because it comes in a plastic pot which has a tendency to get water in it during a shower! I would rather it went back to the old bottle design.
Rub Rub Rub is something which I ocassionally use from Lush. Its a shower gel, and an exfoliator in one. It is available in three sizes. 100ml (£3.10), 250ml (£6.25) and 500ml (£10). It comes in a clear bottle with a black capped lid.
From here on in I'll call Rub Rub Rub 'RRR'. RRR is a sea salt scrub basically. It's blue, and has lots of fine sea salt in it. You use it like any other shower gel, you just give it an extra good rub! It has a nice smell, slightly fruity, which is down to the orange blosson it contains.
Due to the amount of sea salt in RRR, you realy need to make sure that you shake it before you use it, as it's prone to settling at the bottom, and you need it spread evenly to benefit from it's exfoliating properties.
When I use this I find that it gives me a slight sort of lather, but not as much as a non exfoliating shower gel. It glides on your skin very well, and leaves you feelign very smooth. It's not overly harsh but I wouldn't recommend using it on delicate skin or those private areas.
Fine Sea Salt, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Fresh Organic Lemon Juice (Citrus limonum), Water (Aqua), Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Jasmine Flower Infusion (Jasminum officinale), Mimosa Absolute (Acacia decurrens), Orange Blossom Absolute (Citrus aurantium amara), Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum grandiflorum), Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum), Lactic Acid, Lauryl Betaine, *Limonene, Perfume, Colour 61585 (*Occurs naturally in essential oils)
I like RRR, but it's nothing amazingly special, and is quite expensive for what you get. I'd recommend trying it if it sounds like what you need though.
Lush Rub Rub Rub
I am a huge fan of lush and I have recently bought quite a few of their products - the honey I washed the kids soap, american cream conditioner, vit E toner tab and also this body scrub.
I love all of the lush packaging, it is really simple and a bit quirky with the stickers showing who made the product. I also like the fact that quite a lot of their products have see though containers so that you can see what the product actually looks like.
This shower body scrub is blue/teal in colour and looking at the bottle you can see the fine salt grains which are obviously for exfoliating. It also contains orange blossom and lemon juice.
I really like using this product It is a really really good exfoliator and it leaves my skin smooth and exfoliated. And it does not seem to dry my skin out which some shower gels/scrubs can do.
I like all of the scents of the lush products that I have tried but I am not too sure on this one. And it is not really like the other lush scents. It smells a bit like cleaning fluid, but that is probably because of the sea salt in it and the mix of the orange flower. It is not the nicest lush scent but it is ok and the scent is growing on me. But it is not my favorite smell.
I bought mine on the lush site (which is really amazing) and I have the small travel size 100g one which cost me £3.10. It is also under the shower gel section, although it is a shower body scrub. And it has a longer expiration date compared to the other lush products that you can only keep for like 3 months - mine expires in september 2011 which is longer than the other which is good too.
*Various sizes available
*very very exfoliating but not harsh on my skin
*Did not irritate my slightly sensitive skin
*Nice colour product and see though packaging
*Longer expiration date than the other products
*Washes off easily
*leaves my skin smooth and well exfoliated
*Good price as this will last me ages
*All natural ingredients and they don't test on animals
*Scent is not like the other lush products - takes a bit of getting used to
Thank you for reading my review
I bought Lush's Rub Rub Rub based on the idea I had that as it had similar ingredients to their Big shampoo this would do the same job for a much more purse-friendly price.
A lot of people seem to have problems getting it out of the bottle but this wasn't an issue for me. I gave the bottle a good shake and it easily squeezed out of the normal lid hole. Mine was a nice texture, fairly runny but not enough to for it to run out of my hands and get lost down the drain and just the right amount of 'scrubbyness' to the salt grains to make your skin feel really clean.
As a body scrub it's quite nice and exfoliates decently although I'll be sticking to my Buffy as it's easier to use and gives a rougher scrub. The main purpose for me is this product's secondary purpose as a shampoo. For this is, in my personal experience, better than Big as the smell is a bit more floral (probably the mimosa scent) and smells less like a day at a bad beach.
To use I step out from under the shower stream and get a good 50p size amount of Rub in my palm then I scrub scrub scrub my hair especially the scalp. I'm not completely convinced that rubbing salt in my hair isn't bad for it but it hasn't had an adverse effect yet! Anyways, the Rub really lathers up well and the salt dissolves easily and I always feel a tingly cooling sensation on my head which is lovely if it's a hot day. It washes out easily and my hair is literally 'squeaking' clean. It also makes my hair very easy to comb which is good as I found Big tended to make it more tangled. My hair also dries quicker both on its own and using a hairdryer with it so it's also a real time saver in the morning.
It doesn't volumize as such (but then Big didn't either for me) but it makes my hair feel so soft and incredibly clean. The scent didn't linger on my hair after it was dry which was ok and didn't really disappoint me as the smell, nice as it was, was not as important to me as the effect.
A bottle of this will cost you £3.10 for 100g, normal for a Lush shower gel but about a third of the price of Big shampoo. In my opinion this is an underrated gem! Most people I know never try this for their hair and only use it as a shower gel/scrub but it's now one of my top Lush products for getting shiny, fresh hair right up there with Jumping Juniper and I Love Juicy.
So if you're a fan of Big give this a go and see if you get the same effect for less! If you don't it's still a good scrub to get you feeling invigorated and awake on those muggy summer mornings. 4*! I'm deducting one because the smell is just so-so and could be scrubbier but it's still very good.
Lush Rub Rub Rub is a shower scrub, and I originally ordered this believing it was just a regular shower gel... how wrong I was. However, I was pleasantly surprised to have seen that it was a scrub as exfoliating is a routine I carry out regularly.
Firstly, Rub Rub Rub has a catchy name, and it is what brought my attention to it originally. As all Lush bottled items, it comes in a fairly basic, clear bottle with the Lush label around it. I think the packaging of Lush items is always fairly sleek, and I'm happy to have them around the bathroom. The product itself is a fairly thick, bright blue liquid with sea salt included.
It is available in three different sizes:
100g - £3.10
250g - £6.25
500g - £10.00
As you can see, if you buy the larger size you are saving a considerable amount of money, but as it was the first time I had tried this product, I opted just to try the smaller one for now, as it was at a much more reasonable price in comparison to some of the other bottled shower products.
The scent of Rub Rub Rub includes lemon juice and mimosa blossom. It isn't a particularly pleasing scent, however it reminds me slightly of the ocean, as it has a refreshing feel to it. It is a very unisex scent, and I wouldn't direct this specifically just at women. I feel it is a great product for the summer however, in terms of its scent.
This can be used as an exfoliator whereby you rub your body with this, and then wash it off under water. I find Rub Rub Rub excellent to use in the shower before shaving your legs. It is also excellent to use in the morning as just a simple shower gel, as the zesty smell helps to awaken you. As far as the 'scrubbing' goes, it does an excellent job at exfoliating and I love using it, because it is particularly easy to scrub, as the sea salt isn't too large.
Once scrubbing, the liquid dissolves into the water so that there is no chance of your sink having a blockage which is excellent.
If you would prefer, Lush do say that this product can be used on your hair as a shampoo. I haven't personally tried that, as I just use this for my body, but it is worth trying out as you can really rub the sea salt into your scalp to help exfoliate it. A further note that should be added is that it is vegan friendly, as are many Lush products, which is excellent.
I haven't particularly had problems with Rub Rub Rub, however I will say that because the shower scrub is quite thick, it is sometimes a little difficult to squeeze out of the bottle, as Lush bottles tend to have a very small hole in which to get the liquid out. This has been a nuisance sometimes, and I do find that I end up taking the whole lid cap off just to get to the product.
Overall, this is definately worth checking out if you are after a decent exfoliator as it does the job and really works on your skins dry patches. You can just opt to try a small one to see if it works for you, and if not, don't hesitate to ask in store for a sample of this. Thanks for reading.
This product is a blue skin wash scrub. The consistency is very thick and it can be difficult to get it out of the bottle using the nozzle - I found that I had to unscrew the lid completely and squeeze the bottle to get it out to use!
When I first bought the product from Lush, I thought that it smelled lovely. However, on getting the product home and using it in the bath it was a different story. Afterwards, I thought that I smelled quite old fashioned like a soap from your gran's house that came from a gift set five years earlier!
On the plus side, the product's grainy texture is extremely effective as an exfoliant. On first application it feels as grainy as salt but as you work the lather into the skin the grains slowly melt away into nothing and you're just left with a foam.
On the bottle, it claims that it is a refreshing scrub - I'd agree with the scrub bit but the smell is anything but refreshing!
I am a huge fan of Lush. I am always willing to try their new products as they think outside of the box. This product was a gift from my flat mate as a selection of Christmas presents. This product is design to be used in the bath or shower. You can use it on your body and also your hair.
The product comes in the Lush typical packaging, a clear bottle with plain black and white labelling. The product is very difficult to get out, the plastic bottle isnt very well designed. The product has a very thick consistency so you have to squeeze the bottle very hard to get it out.
Once you manage to get the product out there is a very strange scent. It smells like seaweed with a hint of lemon. The product contains salts. I had expected the product to be more like a salt scrub but when you use the product it has a salty texture but then it lathers which was quite strange as I am used to salt and a cream or oily consistency.
I found because it lathers up it didn't offer the best exfoliation. The best thing was that it didn't leave a mess in the bath because it cleans away as you rinse it off.
Using the product was like using a shower gel with some salt in it. It was quite different to what I am used to and I will take my hat to Lush for coming up with the idea but it wasnt for me.
Lush are known for their wide range of unique products and the way they smell when you walk past the shop. They have a wide range of products from top to toe and DO NOT test on animals. Fresh and organic products that are hand made.
An ice blue tinted sea salt shower scrub for use on body and hair. Contains sea salt, mimosa blossom and lemon juice. I thought it smelt OK at first, my boyfriend took me to Lush because we have recently moved into a new house with a functioning bath and he wanted to treat me to a bath bomb! The last house had a naff boiler and it had a huge bath, the boiler was too small; it did not boil enough water (when it decided to heat the water) to provide a decent bath. So I have had nothing but thorough showers for months, except when I visited my parents. After I found a Spacegirl bath bomb I picked up a bottle of this. The smell was very sea side-like and smelt strongly of very basic soap and sea salt. Though when I came to use it, it made this funny squelch when I squeezed it out and smelt so strongly of sea salt and fish; not impressed at this point! It would be very good to use as an exfoliant before moisturising to self-tan. Leaves skin feeling very soft and leaves no lingering strong smell; normally this would be a bad point but I hate the smell so much it is a bonus to me.
After four uses the bottle looked untouched and you do need a hefty amount to do your whole body, so this is a good point. A 250ml bottle at £6.25 lasts around a month if you use it once every two days scrubbing the entire body.
Use on Hair---
Very good, left hair feeling very soft and no lingering smell which is a good thing. Salt did not cling to the scalp and was very easy to wash out. Plus it dissolves in water as to prevent blockages in your system. Does not lather up a lot which is expected for this product, but you do get a little lather. Recommended for greasy hair. If your hair has not been washed for a week and it is beyond ridiculous just give it a good going over with this. Seen to in no time and no rinsing, lathering or repeating required.
Comes in three sizes 100ml-£3.10, 250ml-£6.25 and 500ml- £10.
Fine Sea Salt, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Fresh Organic Lemon Juice (Citrus limonum), Water (Aqua), Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Jasmine Flower Infusion (Jasminum officinale), Mimosa Absolute (Acacia decurrens), Orange Flower Absolute (Citrus Aurantium dulcis), Jasmine Absolute (Jasminum grandiflorum), Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum), Lactic Acid, Lauryl Betaine, *Limonene, Perfume, Colour 61585}
Sea salt shower scrub invigorates the skin /