“ Brand: Radox / Scrub / Type: Body Scrub / What it does: Exfoliates, „
I am a big fan of Radox products and was looking forward to using this product. I bought it as part of a 3 for £3 deal in Asda and it is a 250 ml bottle. These Radox products always seem to be on an offer in the supermarkets so they are very good value.
Appearance and Smell
This is of the usual Radox packaging, an upright bottle with a hanging handle at the top and a flip lid at the bottom. It is a transparent bottle with a beige coloured shower scrub inside. The writing is muted, but gives you all the details you need to know. The scrub itself does not have much of a smell to it, and is a medium scrub with "sea minerals and apricot seeds" used to exfoliate.
When using the scrub it is a relatively thick consistency but is runny enough to easily spread across your body. The grains scrub your skin evenly, and are gentle enough to use every day. The grains leave your skin feeling smooth and well exfoliated whilst the shower cream gives your skin a moisturised feeling, without leaving a residue.
This is a great exfoliator to use every day, it is gentle yet leaves your skin smooth and with a healthy glow. The shower cream leaves your skin feeling soft and has a fresh, calming scent.
I'm not loyal to any brand of shower gel although I've tried the Radox ones before and have been impressed. I got this one on special offer in Boots for £1.00 for a 250ml bottle which I thought was good.
The body scrub comes in a plastic bottle with a flip-lid which is easy to open, especially in the shower when your hands are wet. The bottle top is on the bottom, so effectivley it's upside down which I like, as it means you get every last bit of it as it's running out. The plastic is see through too which is handy as it allows you to see how much shower scrub you've got left.
The scrub itself is a cream colour with some brown grains throughout it. I've seen face scrubs with the exfoliating little bits in before, but not shower gels. I looked forward to using this, as I like the way my skin feels on my face after using a scrub so I thought this would make all my skin feel lovely. The scrub is fairly thick in consistency, not too runny, and you can get it into a nice lather when you rub it on your skin.
When it came to using the scrub, I squeezed a small amount into my hand and scrubbed it over my skin when I was in the shower. I could feel the little bits in the scrub gently rubbing against my skin which felt nice and exfoliating. It got into a nice lather quickly and little bit did go a long way really and it has a slightly sweet nice smell as well.
I thought the scrub left my skin feeling and looking cleaner and a little softer too. I moisturised after I had a shower and my skin looked and felt great.
I was really impressed with this shower scrub and would definitley consider using it again. It left my skin feeling clean and nice and soft which I certainly can't complain about. Now I want to try some of the other Radox shower products as this one was great, I think I may have found a brand I'll stick to! Try it if you haven't already.
Recently I spotted a variety of Radox shower gels and creams on offer, at £1 each, in my local Wilkinsons and decided to stock up. Normally this retails at around £2 for a 250ml bottle. I don't have a preference for any particular scent or variety within the Radox range so picked a selection to try. One of these was the Radox spa scrub.
The scrub comes in a plastic bottle with a flip-lid base on which it can stand. The bottle has a curved shape which not only looks stylish but is easy to grip when in the shower. The plastic is see through which is handy as it allows you to see how much of the product is left in the bottle.
On the front of the bottle is a label which has a picture of some pebbles rippling in some water, surrounded by grains of sand. The picture looks quite scenic and relaxing and is quite pleasant to look at. I've always known that Radox are a well established brand, but reading the label I was quite impressed to learn that they've been blending natural herbs into skin-care products for over 100 years since 1908!
The scrub itself is a golden creamy colour which has some dark brown grains dispersed through it. According to the product description the scrub is a blend of sea minerals and finely grained apricot seeds to gently exfoliate, leaving the skin smooth and glowing. I'll have to admit that whilst exfoliation is a regular part of my facial skin care regime I tend to neglect the skin on the rest of my body. I have recently made an effort to extend this regime to the shower and over the last few months have been testing various exfoliaters for the body.
To use I squeezed a small amount into my hand and applied this to wet skin. I was surprised to notice that the scrub had quite a creamy consistency and felt really quite smooth when rubbed against my skin. I rubbed this over my skin in circular motions and as I was doing so I could feel the grains working into my skin, exfoliating it. The grains are really quite fine and are not at all harsh on my skin.
Once I'd rubbed it all over I washed the scrub off with warm water and found it very easy to remove. Some shower creams or gels that I have used in the past I have found difficult to remove, leaving an almost greasy film on my skin so that I am unsure whether I have got all of it off. I am pleased to report that this was not the case here.
I found the creaminess of the scrub quite moisturising too and once I'd rinsed the scrub off my skin felt smooth and soft. The grains also washed away easily without accumulating at the bottom of the bath tub, as I have found with other scrubs in the past. The scrub has a very sweet, almost nutty aroma, which I really liked and I was pleased to notice that this lingered for a few hours after I'd had my shower too. I have used this now over the course of several weeks and I can say that my skin looks in really good condition and a lot brighter that before I used this.
I really can't fault this product. It exfoliates and moisturises at the same time and is not at all harsh. The scrub also smells delicious. I therefore give this a full 5 out of 5 stars and once I work my way through my stash I'm sure this will be finding it's way into my basket again.
Radox Mineral Spa Scrub Shower will put the sparkle back in your skin. The blend of sea minerals and apricot seeds gently exfoliates, leaving your skin feeling smooth and radiant. You'll feel invigorated and ready to face the world again. What's gone into it? 100 years of Radox know-how, finely ground apricot seeds, natural sea minerals, a thumbs-up from the skin experts.
£1.99 - Although ASDA usually have an offer on at a £1.
The product is a normal sized shower gel (or 250ml to be exact) that comes in a see through bottle with labels, the bottle is technically standing upsidown and is opened from the bottom of the bottle. The liquid feels quite thick and as described it has finely ground apricot seeds in the gel. There are quite a lot of these in the gel so is great for exfoliating.
The gel smells very floral along with (of course) a strong smell of apricot and is a pale orange in colour.
It is used like any other shower gel although is advisable to rub into wet skin, leave on for a couple of minutes and rub in again. Then rinse but rub whilst rinsing as it has got the apricot seeds in so wont wash off just from running water.
My opinion - I love this!! I have really shopped around for a decent exfoliator because I have combination skin so really need this for the oily bits. I also have those bobbly bits on my arm thats lots of people get (particularly women) and I read the best way to get rid of this is to exfoliate regularly. I find that this really helps and not only does it make me feel extremely clean but my skin is really smooth and the smell also lasts for a long time.
I rate this product as follows:
Quality of product: *****
Easiness of use: **** (only because the cap is a bit stiff sometimes)
Value for Money: *****
Wellbeing Spa Scrub by Radox is a shower blend of sea minerals and finely ground apricot seeds to gently exfoliate, leaving your skin smooth and glowing.
Radox have been making shower products since 1908 using natural ingrediants like herbs, plants and fruits.
After using radox spa scrub for the first time it left my skin feeling really smooth, i did not use to exfoliate that often but after using this product i tend to do it every few days and this product is mild enough that its not to harsh on the skin. It tuely does work and exfoliating your skin often is really good for it.
As you go about your daily routine, your skin is going about its own. Skin cells that have been around for about 25 days are starting to shed, making room for the new skin cells that will be taking their place. Sometimes the old skin cells remain attached to the surface of your skin, which can create challenges for the new skin: blackheads, whiteheads, rough texture, or an uneven appearance of the skin tone. When the natural process of shedding the dead, dry skin cells doesn't work, you need to step in and help it along. Keeping the skin exfoliated helps ensure that your other skin care products, like serums and moisturizers, are more effective. When they don't have to penetrate a layer of dead skin cells, they can target the new skin cells, which is where they need to work.
It comes in 250ml bottles and costs around :£2.00 from your local supermarket.
I don't really use body scrubs all that often, I think it is probably because I've never found one that was quite right for me. They have been either too grainy or not grainy enough. I actually bought the Radox Mineral Spa Scrub Shower by accident whilst in Superdrug, I thought I was buying shower gel (they come in identical containers). As it was on half price offer at a £1.00 it wasn't too much of a problem I just decided to give the scrub a go.
On closer inspection I should have realised it was not a shower gel as the finely ground apricot seeds contained in the scrub are visible through the container. I think the scrub has been given the shower gel like container because it too is designed for using in the shower. Making it have all the practical features such as a flip lid, a flat bottom for standing and visibility of the scrub through the container. Practical that is aside from the lack of hanging hook attachment. The overall look of the scrub is quite a lot different to the typical standard Radox look. Instead I feel it has been designed to look more feminine, natural and 'spa like' with a picture of a pile of stones and apricot seeds and a 'well being' logo featuring on the container.
Radox claim the scrub will put the sparkle back into my skin thanks to the blend of sea minerals and finely ground apricot seeds which help gently exfoliate in order to smooth and add radiance. Apparently, 100 years of expert know how has gone into making the scrub which also has a perfect pH balance. I think these 'claims' really should be taken with a pinch of salt. As the scrub also states it has been given the 'thumbs up' from the Radox skin experts. This thumb up approach doesn't exactly fill me with confidence as I would like to have a bit more information as to what this exactly means.
There is no guidance on how much of the scrub is needed too so I started off being quite over zealous with it, I held the palm of my hand and squirted out the pale beige scrub into it. Though, it's really not necessary to be that generous. Initially, I was a bit surprised how runny the consistency of the scrub is, it's definitely more shower gel like than a body scrub that you would scoop out into your hand. When squirting I needed to cup my hand to stop the scrub from running off the edge of my hand. The fragrance is pleasant enough, though it is pretty strong smelling. I can kind of smell the apricot but the scrub also smells very floral like too, almost like Rose (I don't know why) but it's a very synthetic smell that is the strongest smell. I would prefer it to smell more natural and understated as this is how I was expecting it to be. Though why I thought this of a scrub that actually contains very little 'natural' ingredients is a mystery to me.
I wasn't sure if I was meant to use the scrub with or without water (there is no guidance) so I settled on adding a small amount of water and rubbing my hands together which produced a lather. I wouldn't say there are as many bubbles as with a standard shower gel, but the lather is sufficient. The warm water makes the fragrance stand out even more. I apply the lather to my legs using fairly small circular motions. You do have to be careful not to get too much water on yourself as this washes the scrub straight off as it is fairly slippery. It feels nice enough on the skin, grainy enough so you can feel it exfoliating the skin but not so much it is uncomfortable. Though if you like particularly grainy scrubs this would probably be too gentle.
Once I've rinsed and dried my legs I notice they feel smooth and my skin does look refreshed, the fragrance remains for a while after so you get a clean feeling. I do feel that I need to apply moisturiser after using the scrub as there is 'tightness' to my skin. My legs don't feel irritated by it though and I only use the scrub one to two times a week as that seems to be enough to keep any dead skin at bay.
Whilst the scrub is fairly effective, convenient to use and offers good value for money I can't say I would go out of my way to buy it again as I feel the natural 'wellbeing' emphasis placed on the scrub by Radox is all a bit misleading. It seems they have gone out of their way to design a product that makes people think it is natural but actually it isn't.
The scrub comes in a 250ml container which can be recycled, it just needs its lid removed first. It has a shelf life of 12 months, used on a weekly basis one container lasts approximately 2-3 months. Its usual selling price is £1.99 from both Boots and Superdrug.
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RADOX Spa Scrub.
Having been a great fan of the Radox products, i was delighted to have received this product as part of a set of pressies i received from my son for christmas, and i am slowly working my way through them all in an attempt to see what products i would be re buying for use in the future.
The Bottle **********
This comes in a container with the opening at the bottom which makes it great to use in the shower, it comes in a plastic bottle, which is recyclable once removing the lid, it had a picture on the front of it with a pile of stones and a pile of ground apricot seeds.The bottle contains 250mls of this scrub, and once opening it you will smell a really lovely strong smell of the crushed apricot seeds.
I used mine to exfloiate my skin, as the combination of the ground apricot seeds and the minerals have a kind of gritty feeling on your skin, they help to remove the dead skin from your body and i have noticed that using this on a exfloiating sponge works well for myself. The mixture has an absolutely wonderful smell and has a gritty texture, that works well on your skin, helps to put the sparkle back into your skin.
I found that after using this scrub, which you dont need to use too much off, and after having rinsed off it made me skin feel softer and more radiant to the touch and look.
Radox claim that over one hundred years have gone into producing this spa scrub, and that they a perfect ph balance, i liked the fact that this worked well on my body and the way my skin felt afterwards, and the smell that i could still smell afterwards, after i had rinsed off this product with running clear water in my shower.
It is not a product that i will personally use every day, but a kind of once a week treat for my skin, and it does work well i have no complaints on how it makes my skin feel and look after use.
Although i have been very lucky to have received this product from my son for Christmas, you can purchase this from Boots for £1.99p and its creamy but also gritty appearance did leave my skin feeling really good. I did not use this product on my face as i have already a routine in place for my face and neck skin, but i did use it on the rest of my body and it does work well.
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