“ Brand: Original Source / Type: Body Scrub / Suitable for: Body / What it does: Detoxes, Exfoliates, „
Having tried and loved the Original Source Shower Gels I just had to purchase this, especially when it was only one pound in B&M bargains!
Claiming to "Tackle Your Toxin's" it seemed to me, that going by that claim it would be a substantial scrub, one that would really mean business, but unfortunetly that wasn't the case. It's little more than a fancy shower gel, it has hardly any exfoliation to it at all. I like my scrubs to be really scrubby, I like to feel like they are actually doing something, this is purely a thick gel with a few beads here and there. I didn't feel like it had exfoliated my skin at all.
To add to that, it left a greasy film on my skin, this needs to be well rinsed off, and then rinsed again just for good measure! I guess this means it doesn't dry your skin out and leaves it fairly well moisturised, but I didn't buy it for that, I have moisturiser to do that job.
On the plus side, it does smell nice, a fresh ocean scent, very unisex, that does linger throughout the day, so that's something I guess! I am currently using it up as a shower gel, it's good enough for that, but I won't be buying it again.
It's such a shame, as all the other Original Source products I have used have been gorgeous, especially the lime shower gel!
It's not bad value, £1.99 for 200mls from Boots, but if you shop around, alot of places have it on offer for 99p, so if you do feel you want to give it a try then you're not wasting too much money if it turns out you don't like it either!
2 stars because it's not bad value for money, and could be worth buying as a shower gel if you like the smell, but 3 stars deducted because it doesn't do the job it's intended for.
I was tempted to try this product when I noticed it was on special offer at a £1 in my local Boots and I'm glad that I did as it lives up to the general high quality of other Original Source products that I have used in the past and in the case of their Mint Tea Tree shampoo and conditioner continue to use.
It has a distinctive turquoise colour to it and like all Original Source products it is in a clear plastic container so you can see the contents. The gel itself is very thick and it lathers up a bit when you mix it with water and rub it into your body. It has a very nice smell which is quite fresh smelling and invigorating and is appealing to either gender as the other half has used this product as well and said it was good. Within the gel there are white exfoliating partcles which help remove and deador flakey skin from your body however they are not overly harsh on your skin but they get the job done.
It works well on your skin and I found that I did not need to use a lot, in all I just about ot ten showers out of the product and as I would only use it maybe twice a week then it lasted for five to six weeks in total.
I found that afer use my skin felt nice and smooth and also had a nice smell as well which stayed for a couple of hours. Definately a product I will be adding to my collection as it is a good basic body scrub.
For a while now I've been using an exfoliating glove but recently decided to try an exfoliating scrub for a change. I popped into Boyes and found this Original Source Detoxifying Body Scrub with seaweed, luffa sponge and milk thistle for a £1. That's 200 ml for £1 so it looked like a bargain I had to have!
On the front of the clear tube it has the name of the product and tells us it will "tackle your toxins" which is just what I was looking for. The tube stands on the cap and you flip it open and squeeze some out when you are in the shower.
On the back of the tube it explains that Original Source items are packed with natural stuff, yes they use the word stuff! The seaweed is to revive your senses, the luffa naturally exfoliates and the milk thistle is a powerful anti-oxidant. There's a list of meaningless ingredients and alot of them aren't natural stuff but I suppose they are colours and preservatives. I'm not bothered by these, it's not like I'm eating the stuff!
The scrub itself is a thick gel that is a turquoise in colour and has lots of bubbles in it. You squeeze some onto your hands and massage in circular movements then rinse with warm water and this is to be used in place of your normal shower gel not as well as.
Scent wise this smells lovely and fresh, not at all like real seaweed thankfully! If you were describing the smell with a name you would call it "ocean fresh" or "marine" as it's that kind of fresh. It's definitely a unisex fragrance so it's a bit masculine really but not excessively so.
The gel itself is thick and remains so once it's out of the tube, sometimes gels look thicker than they are but not this one. The exfoliating particles are like big grains of salt and have no colour to them. I wasn't sure this would tackle my dry pimply arms and legs particularly well but it smelt so nice I was willing to give it a try.
I found you need quite alot to do your whole body and I'm not a very big person! I used about an eighth of the tube in one go and have continued to use that much each time since so you can pretty much assume you'll get about 8 uses from this tube.
The gel goes on wet skin nicely and doesn't sink in at all. It lathers a small amount but mostly retains its gel consistency. The exfoliating particles are quite gentle and not very scratchy so I still wasn't sure how effective this would be. Rinsing it off took a few minutes and needed a bit of help from my hands but once all the gel had gone I was left with a moisturised but slightly oily feeling to my skin. It's very similar to when you put baby lotion on wet skin then dry off and feel your soft but slightly oily skin. Good for those of us with dry skin but I'm not sure those with oily skin would appreciate this.
The exfoliating bits had indeed done a great job, my skin felt very smooth and clean and lots of my problem areas of dry skin and pimples were greatly improved. I think you'd need to use this every other day for a while if like me you have this type of problem areas but it works far better than I thought it would.
The lovely fresh smell lingered on my skin for hours afterwards too and it's the kind of fragrance that really makes you feel clean and invigorated so I was pleased with that too.
Overall I can only think of one minor problem with this and that's the oily residue it leaves behind which isn't a problem for me but might be for others. The product does make you feel clean and fresh and leaves your skin soft and smooth. 5 stars from me and I'll definitely buy it again.
This body scrub is sold in a 200ml tube and is available from most supermarkets and health and beauty shops. It normally retails at £2 to £3, but is often found on offer at only £1, as it was when I purchased my first tube.
The packaging is quite attractive and eye-catching - the clear tube allows you to see the green/blue ocean-like colour of the product inside. On the tube is the Original Source logo in green/blue and black, as well as some other information about the product. The tube stands on a clear lid, which seals very well so it wouldn't leak if you had to travel with it.
The product is used like a shower gel, but make sure you don't get the product in any sensitive areas as it's a body scrub so it could be quite painful! It smells very nice, but to me smells more like a men's product than a women's! This smell does stay on your skin for a couple of hours after rinsing. The body scrub feels great on the skin and leaves it feeling soft and clean, as well as removing the dead skin. But as for detoxifying, I'm not sure I believe that!
As it's an Original Source Product, it contains many natural substances: seaweed extract (to rebalance the body apparently), luffa (for exfoliation) and milk thistle extract (as it is renowned for its anti-oxidant properties). As it contains these natural substances, it should be better for the skin than using a shower gel/body scrub which is just full of chemicals.
To conclude, this product is a good body scrub! However, as for the detoxifying side of it, I have witnessed no evidence of it working or not.
Tackle your toxins! That's the declaration on the front of Original Source's Detoxifying body scrub. Turn the tube around, and the back claims that 'Original Source body scrubs are packed with natural stuff'. Sounds good so far...
Having used Original Source's Orange and Almond body scrub and liked it, I bought this one and another of the Original Source scrubs to try. This one contains seaweed, luffa sponge and milk thistle, and is supposedly detoxifying. Original Source tell us, that the seaweed has a 'rebalancing effect on the body' - I'm not quite sure what this means? Perhaps it stops you falling over! - the luffa (otherwise known as loofah) exfoliates, and the milk thistle has anti-oxidant properties.
The scrub comes in a clear tube, and stands on its lid, which has a flip top cap, which opens to reveal a small hole through which you dispense the product. The scrub is a beautiful blue/green colour, which you can see through the tube.
When I squeezed the scrub out, the first thing I noticed (apart from its luscious colour) was the smell. Being a product that contains seaweed, I suppose you would expect a sort of 'ocean' smell, but this is very potent and quite masculine. I sort of thought that it smelled like the sort of aftershave a man in his 50's on a strict budget might choose crossed with bathroom cleaner! In fact, if I bought a bathroom cleaner with this scent, I'd probably be telling you that it smelled gorgeous. As a body product though, it is not really something I want to smell like!
When it came to using the scrub, the instructions simply stated to use this in place of shower gel, and rub onto the skin in circular motions. The scrub is like a very thick gel, but the thing that struck me most, was that there appeared to be very few grains in this at all. Most scrubs are packed with little grains which when rubbed over the skin, slough away dead skin cells. Although this one contained pieces of luffa sponge, they were very few and far between, and certainly didn't feel like they were exfoliating my skin which was very disappointing.
After drying off, although my skin felt clean, it definitely didn't feel exfoliated, and the few dry patches of skin I had were still there, so it obviously hadn't done its job. My skin didn't feel particularly different in any way, other than clean, and it wasn't drying which is a plus point, I suppose.
I also feel that I have to question slightly the phrase 'packed with natural stuff' that is written on the tube. Whilst there is no doubt that this contains natural products, (and also is suitable for vegans as there are no animal products used to make this), some of the ingredients - Butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane and methylchloroisothiazolinone (yes they are real words) don't sound like the most natural things to me, and although I've checked the wikipedia pages, I still have no idea what they are as it's all written in some crazy chemistry-buff language! Whatever they are, they don't sound like you can grow them in your back garden!
A 200ml tube of this costs £1.99 from Boots, and I got it on special offer for 99p, so it's fairly affordable, but that doesn't really matter that much, considering that it doesn't do what it's supposed to!
Needless to say, I would not purchase this again. It really didn't do anything for my skin, and I really can't see how they can call it a body scrub, when really it's more like a shower gel with the odd tiny piece of sponge in it.
I tend to use body scrubs quite sparsely but having noticed some blotchy sections on my upper arms I decided it was time to buy one again. I came across Original Source in Tesco at the weekend. They currently have an offer of BOGOF (Buy One Get One Free) or just over £2.00 per item. I decided I would give Original Source a go as I had heard a lot of good things from this site about the natural ingredients and the actual products doing what they set out to.
The bottle is a clear plastic tube that has the opening at the bottom which is always good as it means you can squeeze every last bit out when it runs out and that it is easy squeeze when you use it (you don't have to sit there shaking it madly to get it to come out!). The tube itself is good but the opening cap can be a bit hard to open, especially with wet hands. I used my teeth and very nearly got a mouthful of the scrub, which is not recommended!
Body scrubs are used to exfoliate and remove dead skin, leaving the skin softer and smoother. They also help improve circulation. This particular body scrub from Original Source claims to be "packed full of natural stuff". I can see this is true relating to the ingredients contained within it. This Original Source body scrub also has seaweed which is fairly renowned for body scrubs etc. in Spas. It also contains Luffa to exfoliate and Milk Thistle which has antioxidant properties. All in all a good recipe for a detoxifying scrub.
The body scrub itself is an aqua green colour gel with darker colour grainy particles in it. The grainy particles are not very large, which in turn gives a softer scrub as appose to a harsh one.
The smell of the product is not at all what I expected. It is quite a strong smell, and for natural products it really surprised me. It reminded me of a man's deodorant smell, and it wasn't very subtle. This did put me off using it, and to be fair I don't think I will use it again because of this.
Having said that it did exactly what it set out to do, it detoxified my skin, leaving it feeling clean and soft. So in summary it is a good body scrub, however the smell has put me off using it as I find I smell like a man's deodrant after using it! lol
Original Source detoxifying body scrub is now an essential part of my washing routine, as with so many things I originally bought it on offer from a supermarket and now I cannot be parted from it. It currently retails for 1.96 in Tesco for a 200ml tube.
My skin is strange stuff, depending where on my body I use a body scrub it either makes me break down in spots or it clears up my skin, it is the same with any product I use so its obviously me thats the problem. I never use it on my shoulders or back or I will see an instant breakout within a day, but I have excellent results with it on my chest, stomach, bottom and thighs and so this is where I always use it.
I am not sure what detoxifying means in realaion to my skin, does it mean it reduces cellulite? it doesnt elaborate on the tube so I guess not. All it says on the tube relating to the contents is -
"Original Source body scrubs are packed full of natural stuff", which is true, it contains Seaweed to rebalance the body (is this after you fall over in the shower?) Luffa to exfoliate and Milk Thistle as it has antioxidant properties.
You can see the aqua green scrub through the large see-through squeezy plastic tube. I presume that is mainly for use in the bath and it doesnt have a handle for hanging whilst in the shower, but on the back of the tube it tells me to use instead of my normal shower gel. hmmm. Well I use it in the shower and bath, sometimes on its own, sometimes after using shower gel and other times before, and I dont think this effects
The scrub has a very slimey gel texture to it, because of the seaweed content maybe? the granules are very small and sparce in the gel so you may assume that it wouldnt be rough enough to exfoliate your skin fully, normally I find body scrubs to have large granules in them for tougher areas of skin on the body than in facial scrubs for example. I really like the smell it is very clean and fresh, definately not of seaweed! In fact it smells like some of the lynx body sprays for men, so i presume it is marketed as a unisex product??
Anyway..Im happy to say that this gentle exfoliator leaves my skin feeling very smooth and clean every day and i dont feel the need to change to any other product.