Product Type: Lush Bath / Shower
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Rub a dub dub this is an excellent scrub!
Lush Rub Rub Rub
Member Name: ms_123
Lush Rub Rub Rub
Advantages: leaves skin feeling soft and refreshed, smells lovely
Disadvantages: a little pricey
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.
Summary: A great body scrub