The Nspa range of shower scrubs are quickly becoming my favourite brand. I have tried the raspberry, lime and the vanilla and all three are fantastic. This review is related to the raspberry variety.
It comes in a 225ml clear plastic bottle, with a pink plastic flip cap which allows the body scrub to be squeezed out. The scrub slowly leaks out of the bottom without being squeezed which is a little annoying. The clear tube is a great idea as it allows you to clearly see how much you have left. The label on the front of the bottle is very eye catching, with large text and an image of a raspberry on the front.
The scrub is a lovely pale pink colour and contains real fruit bits and natural vitamins.
There are small exfoliating particles within the scrub that are of just the right roughness to exfoliate the skin without causing any discomfort. To use the scrub you simply massage into damp skin and rinse off. The scrub is easily rinsed off and I didn’t find any of the particles left on my skin when I got out of the shower. The scrub always leaves my skin feeling silky smooth and looking refreshed.
The smell is divine, very fruity. The fragrance is just the right strength to allow it to still be smelt after showering without being overpowering.
The Nspa range is good value and they are usually on a two for £4 offer in Asda.
Of the three varieties of this scrub I have tried the raspberry one is my favourite. It smells lovely, does exactly what I expect it too and is very good value.
I work as a carer and one of our residents got an Nspa set for Christmas, I really liked all the lovely smells so when I saw this on offer in Asda I decided I would give it a try myself. The product costs £3 for a 225ml tube but I bought this and another product in the range on a 2 for £4 offer.
The product comes in a soft plastic see through tube with a pink flip top lid on it which the tube stands on making it easier to get every last bit of product out of the tube. On the front of the tube you are told that the scrub contains real fruit bits and natural vitamins for your skin and on the back of the tube you directions for use, ingredients and warnings such as keep out of eyes and also out of reach of children.
The smell of this product is gorgeous, it is so fruity that it can actually be slightly smelt from the outside of the tube, the smell is very rich in raspberries along with being very sweet smelling. The product is thick and creamy and has little bits of exfoliant in it that you can see but also lots of little tiny pieces that can't be seen.
To use the product you simply need to wet your skin and then pour a dollop in your hand which requires a squeeze of the tube with it being so thick and then using your fingertips apply to your skin in circular motions. You can feel the little grit pieces against your skin but they don't hurt or cause any discomfort and I actually find the feeling quite therapeutic.
The scrub is pretty easy to rinse away from my skin and doesn't leave behind any of the exfoliant, my skin feels lovely and smooth after using this and it smells delicious. I really love this product and bought myself more of the range after trying this one, I have only found one product in this range that I don't like the smell of every other one is simply smell good enough to eat although of course I don't recommend that!
My dad made me a hamper full of goodies for Christmas last year, I've been slowly trying all of the toiletries as I get caught in a rut buying the same ones again and again. The body scrub I am using at the moment is this N-Spa raspberry milkshake one.
The body scrub comes inside a see-through plastic bottle. The lid is on the bottom of the bottle, making it easier to squeeze the last of contents out. The writing on the front and back of the bottle is black so that it stands out from the lush, rich looking pink contents. With all of the N-Spa range, a little quote is placed on the front of the bottle, it's the same across all of the raspberry products, I'm not too sure if a different quote is used for other flavours. This one is about a moon made of raspberry and splashing in warm waters of sweet milk, slightly random. I'm not really sure why N-Spa does this but it is intriguing! The back of the bottle displays all the usual information.
The scrub has a very thick consistency and contains a good amount of small black beads. The scent is exactly as the product describes, raspberry milkshake. The fruity raspberry scent makes the scrub smell good enough to eat!
Not much of this scrub is needed as there are so many small beads. Simply squeeze out the required amount onto your hand, rub into each area you wish to exfoliate, then rinse and pat dry. When exfoliating the beads don't feel too scratchy against my skin and don't leave the area looking red or raw looking like some other scrubs do, but the creamy part really does cream up around the beads. This leaves my skin feeling and looking soft and smooth.
The N-Spa range is available from Asda, this body scrub and other flavors currently cost £2.00 for a 225ml bottle. With all of the N-Spa range, it can often be found on offer.
I would definitely recommend this body scrub, it does the job it's meant to do with ease, and smells simply delicious. My dad made a good choice putting this in my hamper and I'll be buying it again in the future without a doubt.
I admit that as a girl I am easily swayed by cute packaging. That is why I purchased this Raspberry Milkshake body scrub by N-Spa, a brand produced by and sold at Asda.
The scrub comes in a clear tube with a black plastic lid at the bottom, which allows the product to drain downwards towards the lid and so should help it to come out easier. The transparent tube allows you to see how much is left which is nice.
The tube has a cute little story on it about raspberry moons and meringue flowers that I enjoyed reading and that gives the product a little bit of cuteness and a retro vibe. It is however a bit similar to the packaging of the Philosophy range of Tesco's Treacle Moon products, so not very original.
Inside is a pastel pink coloured scrub. The scrub smells lovely, exactly like raspberry milkshake! However I didn't find it very effective as a scrub. It didn't exfoliate very well, possibly because the grains in it were so small. It was however quite scratchy, which normally would mean it would get rid of dead skin, but it didn't. It wasn't pleasant to use and it didn't leave my skin much smoother than if I hadn't used a body scrub at all.
I was disappointed with the performance of this scrub. It looks and smells so nice but I just didn't find it was much use and I wouldn't buy it again. Because it looks so cute though it might be a nice thing to get someone for a present!
The scrub costs £2.99 however Asda always seem to be running a '2 for £5' offer across most of the Nirvana Spa range, and so if you're willing to try a couple of products you can get them for a slightly cheaper £2.50 each.
If you are familiar with my reviews, you will be aware of my love for the fruity body scrub offerings from n-spa, this is another of my new favourites in this range, though in fairness I have yet to use on that I dislike!
The product I will now review is - "N-SPA raspberry milkshake body scrub".
The bottle that this scrub comes in is a clear upside down standing tube, this means that it stands on it's lid ensuring that every last drop of product can be reached as it is continuously dripping into the applicator.
The luscious, thick, pink liquid is visible through the tube as is the tiny black exfoliating beads.
The best way to use this is on cleansed damp skin, I tend to have a shower, do all my shaving then stand at the dry end of the shower and give my legs a good going over with this scrub.
I use a good golf ball sized amount and rub in a circle motion over my legs and of course anywhere you feel the need to!
The cream itself is very thick, with there being a high concentration of scrubbing beads, the cream effectively holds the beads onto the skin long enough for you to be able to remove the dead layer of skin.
The smell of this product is divine, the smell of raspberry is strong enough for it to be enjoyed, but not so strong that it over powers and gives you a headache, I suffer that way meaning I can't wear certain perfumes too.
You will find that when you start to rub the product over your skin that the beads manage to do there job without hurting in any way, it even seems that the beads manage to keep my hands nice and soft too, bonus two for the price of one!!
Once satisfied that you have "scrubbed" enough, simply wash off and pat dry. You really should use a decent moisturising cream afterwards, as this takes a fair amount of dead skin away, meaning that the new skin that is revealed needs plenty of nourishment.
I have always suffered terribly with the skin on my legs, due in most part to the fact that I shave so often, this has left my skin dry, uneven and on occasion very sore, this scrub has not irritated my sore skin in anyway, and has also improved it's condition, making it easier to shave and much softer and smoother when the moisturising cream has been applied.
There is now an extensive range to pick from, and all food orientated, this ranges from crème brulee through to apple-mint crunch, there are also corresponding creams and bath lotions to pick from, and all smelling as delicious as the one before.
Pricewise the scrubs cost at present £2.00 on offer, though when back upto full price (£2.97), Asda (my place of purchase) usually run a "buy 2 for £5.00" offer and this runs through the entire range of products.
For more information visit - www.nirvanaspa.co.uk or www.asda.co.uk
Thanks for reading x
I've been reviewing a lot of beauty products recently, so while in the shower today I had a look around to see if there was anything in there that I am yet to review. I have already reviewed my face scrub, toothpaste and soap, and am waiting for dooyoo to confirm my suggestion for my shampoo, but there are still a lot of things in there that I haven't written about yet. You can probably see where I'm going with this - one of them was my N-spa body scrub, hence this review.
I bought this raspberry milkshake body scrub a couple of months ago from Asda, along with the lemon version which have already reviewed, as they were on a Buy One Get One Free offer, which I thought sounded like a pretty good deal, as that meant that I only had to pay £3 for both of them. I decided to go for the lemon one first, as it matched the yellow soap and shampoo that I was using at the time, and after loving that version, I was every excited about using the raspberry milkshake one after the first one ran out. I had had a smell of it not long after I'd bought it, and loved the scent, so thought that it would smell even better in a hot shower.
This body scrub comes in a plastic squeezy container, which holds 225ml of the product. The packaging is see-through so you can see the bright pink scrub clearly, and all the text is written in black so it shows easily as well. The packaging has a lot of information on it, such as the name of the product and the ingredients, and something extra which I thought was quite nice, is the fact that there is also a little quote related to raspberries on the front. I don't know if this is a passage from a book or a famous story, or if N-spa have just made it up to be cute, but it does make the packaging of the scrub much more interesting and attractive.
So, moving on from the packaging to the usage. This scrub is used in the same way as all other body scrubs that I have ever used: you put some of the scrub onto your hand whilst in the shower and rub it into the part of your body which you want to exfoliate and then rinse it off. The scrub contains a lot of little black beads which cause the exfoliation, which are thankfully not too harsh and do the job well, as my legs feel a lot smoother after using it.
So, this scrub has nice packaging, works well and is a low price, but the best thing about this scrub has to be the smell. The scent is described as raspberry milkshake, which is a very good description, as this scrub does have a very sweet milkshake-like smell. There is definitely a fruity/berry undertone to the scent, and it can be best likened to the taste of milkshake bottle sweets that you would get from certain pick and mixes. When I'm exfoliating my legs the sweet smell really fills the shower cubicle, and showering in such a sweet scent is a great way to start the morning.
So, in conclusion, I would recommend this N-Spa Raspberry Milkshake Body Scrub, as I really enjoyed using it, it works and smells nice too. As far as I know there is no longer a BOGOF offer on these scrubs at Asda anymore, so they will cost £2 or so each for a 225ml tube. It's not too bad value, as each tube that I bought lasted me for 2 months of nearly daily use. The scrub is available in four different 'flavours': raspberry milkshake, lemon souffle, orange smoothie and vanilla crème brulee. Having enjoyed both of the ones that I've tried, I will probably try the other two at some point, especially as they're so cheap, but for now I would strongly recommend the Raspberry Milkshake Body Scrub from N-Spa.
Exfoliate and leave your skin looking and smelling refreshed /