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I will confess that I am a pretty big Soap and Glory fan, but that aside this is a product that everyone should own! It is a beautiful indulgent body scrub, with a great scent and look, which also works brilliant. Better than Mary Poppins, this is ACTUALLY perfectin every way.
Breakfast Scrub is packaged in a typically iconic Soap and Glory way. It comes in a clear plastic pot with a pink screw top. The pot is nicely curved and so sits on the side of the bath well and is easy to open. It contains 300no.
Once you open the pot you are hit with a luscious scent of maple and oats. The packaging states that the scrub includes oat, Shea butter, sugar, organic cupuacu bio scrubs, bananas, honey and almond extract. I feel like I'm getting five a day just from one shower! To use I just dip my fingers in and take a good dollop of the scrub and then apply to wet skin. The product feels gloopy and rich and smoothes over the skin well. I tend to rub the scrub over my body in circular motions and the good think is that a little goes a long way. I pay particular notice to dry areas such as elbows and knees, the product really softens them up. It takes quite a while to wash the scrub off fully, so probably not so good if you are trying to do your Soap and Glory two minute rinse. But for me this is a product you want to take your time with anyway as it is a real treat.
One note of caution, the bio scrubs and sugar work really well but sting an awful lot if you manage to get one in your eye (easier to do than you may think!) so be careful!
I genuinely love this product. The fragrance is lovely and leaves a nice gentle scent on my skin, not overpowering at all. My skin is soft when I use it and it lasts a long time. I probably use it a couple of times a week and a pot last me about 6 months. It normally cost about £10 in boots but you can often get it on their 3 for 2 offer. The only downside, sometimes the little bio scrub bits stick to your skin and linger but it's a minor point for something so awesome!
I recently read a review on Dooyoo that said the 'Breakfast Scrub' smells like maple syrup. I can't believe I didn't know this before as I love Soap and Glory products, and I LOVE maple syrup. I went to my local Boots for a sniff and knew I had to buy this product and give it a try!
~Soap and Glory~
Soap and Glory has become a really recognisable brand from Boots in the last few years. It's known for it's distinct pink and vintage style bottles and tubs. The smells tend to be musky and/or floral (which is why I was surprised to find they did maple syrup!) Although they have recently gone in for more citrus/fruit smells (sugar crush shower gel review coming soon!). They are often under the luxury bathing section in Boots and the prices can be a bit expensive at around £6-7 for shower gels or body lotions, but the bottles are usually very generous. Personally, I'm a huge fan and have tried most of their products at some stage.
Breakfast Scrub is £8 from Boots, but I bought it as part of a 3 for 2 on S&G products. You can also obviously get your Boots points whether online or in store. The tub is 300mle so quite generous.
The scrub comes in a screw top tub. Tubs can be fiddly in the shower when you have wet hands, but scrubs are easier to scoop out from a tub so swings and roundabouts really! There is a cardboard outer to the packaging, which has a picture of a 70s style blender on it. The tub fits in with the usual S&G style - pink and vintage looking with puns on the labeling. The front of the packaging says that the scrub is an oat, shea butter and sugar body smoother, with smaller letters telling me that it also contains organic cupuacu bio scrubs, bananas, almond and honey extracts. Sounds good enough to eat! (except for the cupuacu bio scrubs - I have no idea what that it) The sides of the cardboard packaging have the ingredients and directions (unsurprisingly - scrub onto damp skin!) and a warning not to apply to the eyes. I'll share the puns with you as they're often the fun part with S&G
'More soften than not'
'Warning! Scrub hurts.'
'THIS IS NOT A FOOD (it is, however, absolutely masterful at tackling chicken skin on your triceps and elbows)'
Once the cardboard outer is removed the pot has similar information on the sticker on the lid (S&G logo, what it smells like. There is a sticker to the bottom of the pot once again reminding you that this isn't food! The sticker has another layer underneath which has instructions on how to use and the warning about getting it in your eyes on it again.
I think the cardboard is there as the shape of the pot is a bit awkward to print on (it's a bit like a half sphere with a flat bottom so it stands up). I'm just going to chuck the cardboard into the recycling but some people who like to have the information to hand might find the separate cardboard a bit of a pain. Personally it just feels like extra unnecessary packaging to me, which I'm not keen on.
On opening the tub, you're immediately hit with the smell of maple syrup and it is divine! I love foody smells in beauty products, and I'm such a huge fan of the sweet, sugary but dark smell of maple syrup so this is right up my street. If you love maple syrup this product really is a must have purchase. With scrubs I tend to use on areas such as arms, legs and bottom but avoid the more sensitive areas of the body.
Smell aside, the scrub has a lovely consistency. I find scrubs can be a bit grainy and thick, but this is surprisingly smooth but still exfoliating. On application, it sticks to the skin slightly (as I find most scrubs do) but is easy to move around the skin. a quick blast with the shower soon gets it off and it doesn't stick to you too much. The scrub is mostly brown but it does have some black spots in it. The smell transfers easily to your skin and it smells incredible. Have I told you how much I love the smell?
The other good news is that it doesn't make the bottom of you bath grainy, it washes down the shower very easily, I think because it's not as thick and gloopy as other scrubs. I have only tried in the shower so far and not the bath, but I find baths and scrubs don't do as you end up feeling like you're sat on the beach!
After showering my skin felt soft, smooth and clean. The scent of maple syrup lingered on me. When I first used it I went downstairs and demanded Mr Stacey give me a smell to see how strong it was (he looked a bit scared poor lamb, he was just trying to play Final Fantasy in peace) He said it was very maple syrupy but that he could really smell the oats too. Every time I've used this scrub I've felt a bit of a pleasant tingle on my skin shortly afterwards from the exfoliating.
This product has a great consistency, smells incredible and leaves skin feeling soft and smooth
I feel that this product has too much packaging and it would be better if they printed the information on the side of the pot.
At £8 a pot this is luxury bathing, and as such I use this product every 2-3 days and alternate with a normal shower gel, but then I don't like to use scrubs every day so it works for me. I love the smell of this scrub and it has one of the best textures I've ever experienced in a scrub.
My only plea to S&G is please make a body lotion that smells the same! After I shower I smell so lovely but then any body lotion takes over and I don't smell of maple syrup anymore. I might set up a petition so I can smell yummy all day long!
Soap and Glory is a pretty well-known, popular brand but I have to admit that I'd never been that taken with any of their products, finding them a bit ordinary considering the price. Breakfast Scrub is the exception, however, as I adore this body scrub!
The name Breakfast Scrub is a play on words (took me a while to work out how - my brain isn't at its sharpest during those early morning showers), inspired by the fact that its ingredients are breakfast-related, such as oats and maple syrup. In fact, I do have to restrain myself from having a taste of this scrub as it smells so absolutely, wonderfully maple-y!
This product was voted Best Body Scrub by Cosmo Beauty Awards 2011, U Magazine Beauty readers 2011 and Top Santé Beauty Awards 2012 and Company Beauty Awards 2012. So, apparently people think it's a good scrub. And I would definitely agree!
What do you do with it then? The instructions tell you to "scoop out a handful of scrub, rub it between your palms, then scrub in circles onto damp skin." Then wash off, obviously. I don't actually bother rubbing it between my palms, but use it to scrub with directly, and this works fine. As soon as you open the tub, you're hit with the lovely aroma of maple syrup, which does linger slightly in the air. The texture of the scrub is perfect - not too harsh but rough enough to exfoliate and I definitely notice after using this product that my skin feels a lot smoother and softer.
The packaging is a screw-top tub, which is perhaps not the easiest to use in the shower, not least because you have to be careful not to get water inside the container when scooping out the product with wet hands. But it's not terrible packaging, and I think on the whole it's easier than dispensing scrub from a tube or bottle.
I do think Soap and Glory products are quite expensive for what they are, this one included - but it's such a lovely product that I still recommend it highly. Breakfast Scrub is priced at £8.00 in Boots, but they usually have Soap and Glory products on a 3-for-2 offer.
Thanks for reading!
If you hadn't already guessed from reading some of my earlier reviews, I am a huge fan of Soap and Glory body care. It is very rare that I am disappointed with their products, so I am always looking to try out new things in the range. When it comes to body exfoliators, I have always sworn by S&G's Sugar Crush body scrub. I liked the look of this Breakfast Scrub and assumed it would be similar in performance to the other one I used. I was lucky enough to receive this as a gift from one of my lovely friends, and I have just finished up my tub of this so felt it was the right time to write a review.
If you are interested in picking up this body scrub, you can purchase it in most Boots larger stores, as well as online on their website or on the S&G website. The retail price of this is £8.00 which is a little pricey, but it is well worth the money for how good it is. S&G often have regular offers on also such as currently where all their products are 3 for 2 in Boots. (Aug 2013)
As with all Soap and Glory products, the packaging looks fantastic and retro. You get a generous 300ml of scrub within this clear pot, which is topped off with a baby pink lid and the usual retro style of writing. I had no troubles with using this scrub, and I felt that the pot opened and closed efficiently. My label fell off the pot but this was because I actually store this in my shower. The only thing that could be deemed a little awkward is that if you are using this in the shower like I do, sometimes water will get into the pot but it does drain out easily.
The name 'Breakfast Scrub' sounds a little strange for an exfoliator but this is due to the ingredients and its lovely scent. Because this contains banana, almond and honey extract it smells just like maple syrup! One of my favourite treats for breakfast is pancakes with syrup and this smells just like it! I admit it is not to everyones tastes and it is quite overwhelming in its sweetness, but I love this. The only problem I have found with the scent is that it smells so good I could just eat it! (But please don't)! Just to add, the scent does stick to the skin for a little while after, but it is not extremely long lasting.
In addition to these lovely scented ingredients, this scrub contains oats, golden sugar scrub particles, cupuacu bio scrubs and shea butter. These ingredients combine together to give a great exfoliation on the skin, as well as leaving it just as soft after. This scrub is so easy to use because you only need a small amount. I like to use this all over my body, but paying particular attention to my legs. Sometimes my skin can be quite sensitive, and I did not find that this scrub irritated it at all. This is definitely more of a gentle scrub so I would not recommend to those with quite dry skin. Although it clears up my dry patches, I do notice that it is not extremely effective on very dry patches of skin. For me though, it works perfectly as I do not like rough exfoliants.
After washing this off from the skin, it leaves it smelling great! Not just this but I can not believe how smooth it makes my legs look. I always scrub before shaving my legs, but then I usually apply a moisturiser afterwards. I do not feel the need to use a body lotion after using this because my legs just look and feel much silkier. I think this is down to the fact that this scrub contains Shea butter which is well known for its moisturising properties.
A great effective scrub for those who only want a more gentle exfoliation. Lovely scent, although not for everyone. I have really enjoyed using this and I would buy again, but I still prefer the Sugar Crush scrub from Soap and Glory that little bit more. Thanks for reading.
I'm a big fan and advocate of Soap and Glory and have always been very pleased with their products. They don't test on animals which is a major selling point for me. I normally use their Flake Away body scrub but, after spotting this in my friend's bathroom and having a sniff, it smelled so divine I just had to try it out for myself.
The price is £8 for a 300ml tub from Boots.
Their claim is "Oat, shea butter and sugar body smoother. Exfoliator with organic cupuacu bio scrubs, bananas, almond and honey extracts. Features a great new maple fragrance." When you take off the lid, the maple is the most overwhelming scent of them all with banana making a slight appearance. I couldn't really detect the almond.
The product comes in a round tub with a screw off lid. When I was in the shower, I could not get the lid off for love nor money because of the round shape of the tub and the slippery plastic, I couldn't get a grip when it was wet. I had to get out of the shower and dry both the tub and my hands before I could get the lid off. The design of the packaging really means you need three hands; one to take hold the pot, one to take the lid off and put it back on and one to scoop out the product. It's quite awkward.
The texture is grainy, which is expected, and quite sticky, presumably because of the honey and maple syrup. It feels grainy when being rubbed on the skin, which is a good sign, and it feels like it's doing a good job of rubbing away any dead skin.
**Does it work?**
I have always used the Flake Away on the backs of my arms and my thighs as I have a very slight case of keratosis pliaris (the appearance of rough, slightly red, bumps on the skin.) and the Flake Away always smooths it out with the first use. Breakfast Scrub, however, didn't make any difference whatsoever, my skin still feels and looks exactly the same.
The scent does not last at all. As soon as I was out of the shower and dry, there was no trace of the scent whatsoever, even when sniffing my skin really closely!
I'm quite surprised that this product has received so many five star reviews and wondering if I was doing something wrong as it really did not work for me. I'm very sad to be giving a Soap and Glory product such a low rating because I'm a huge fan. I'll still use the rest of the tub because I'm not one for wasting money and the smell is actually really delicious while in use. I just think it's a waste of time.
Every year my mum buys me the big Soap and Glory giftset for Christmas...I think most people find 'bath stuff' boring and hate receiving it for Christmas but I love it! I love trying new products and always put the products to good use.
Soap and Glory are a brand available from Boots. They create skincare products, bath and body products and make-up aswell. I love this brand, I'm a sucker for quirky slogans and fun packaging!
Don't skip...THE BREAKFAST SCRUBTM oat, shea butter & sugar body smoother. Try out this amazing, good enough to eat Soap & Glory The Breakfast Scrub Body Exfoliator 300ml body scrub.
I'm always fake tanning therefore I'm always in need of a good scrub, The consistancy of this scrub is perfect, when exfoliating your body (especially your legs) you need something pretty gritty to remove all that dead skin so you get a nice, smooth finish. The scrub is coarse enough for this but not so coarse it takes half your skin off with it.
The smell is one of my favourite things about this, it has a sweet, maple syrup scent that's just lovely to use. When using this scrub a little goes a long way so you only need a little bit each time. The scrub doesn't look great in the tub it's a kind of caramel colour with lots of bits in but the smell is so good this doesn't matter and the feel afterwards is amazing! Your skin is silky smooth and smells delicious! Skin also feels moisturised to (must be the shea butter!)
I was interested to see on the Boots website it has also won a lot of awards for being the best body scrub by:
* Cosmo Beauty Awards 2011
* U Magazine Beauty readers 2011
* Top Santé Beauty Awards 2012
* Company Beauty Awards 2012.
This says it all to me and in my opinion it deserves every award! It really is the perfect body scrub!
The scrub comes in a clear tub with a pink screw top with the writing on the top. I like the clear tub as I can see how much is left and know when it needs replacing. I love Soap and Glory packaging it's always fun, girly and pink with quirky titles and slogans and tongue-in-cheek catchphrases...much more interesting to read than most products out there!
VALUE FOR MONEY:
I got this as part of a set but it retails at £8.00 for a 300ml tub, as I mentioned before a little goes a long way so it lasts a long time and really does live up to the claims. Excellent value in my opinion.
My favourite body scrub ever! I would definately recommend this to anyone and will 100% be repurchasing this!
Following a disappointing experience with my previous body scrub (Champney's 'Distant Shores', possibly the least 'scrubby' scrub I've ever tried), I decided it was time to return to a tried and tested favourite brand, Soap and Glory. However, despite the fact that I rate 'The Scrub of Your Life' very highly, I was tempted to try something new and eventually settled on 'The Breakfast Scrub'.
'The Breakfast Scrub' is an oat, shea butter and sugar body smoother. All of these elements are renowned for their skin enhancing properties. Oats have a soothing quality and can be used to help in the treatment of skin conditions, shea butter is well-known for its moisturising properties and sugar is an effective exfoliant. According to the packaging, 'The Breakfast Scrub' also contains bananas, almond and honey extracts, as well as 'organic cupuacu bio scrubs' (a quick google has informed me that cupuacu is sometimes used as a substitute for cocoa butter). This all sounded very appealing and like a product which I would enjoy using on my skin. It comes in slightly more subtle packaging than some Soap and Glory products, a simple clear tub with a screw-top lid in the familiar Soap and Glory pink brand colour.
Using this product is the same as any other body scrubs. You simply scoop a handful out of the tub, rub it between your plams and then scrub into damp skin using a circular motion. As the product is in a tub, it is easy to scoop out just the right amount. I find this product very easy to use, it rubs well into the skin with just the right amount of abrasiveness. Once applied, it rinses off quickly in the shower and leaves skin feeling very soft and suprisingly well moisturised compared to some other scrubs that I have tried.
The consistency of 'The Breakfast Scrub' is exactly what I would want from the scrub. Importantly, for me, it has a lot of 'texture' - whereas the Champney's one I had been using was severely lacking in texture, this one is ideal for the vigorous exfoliation that I favour. The grains themselves are very small, probably grains of sugar, but there are enough of them to provide very effective exfoliation. The appearance of the scrub isn't overly 'pretty' - it is a sludgy brownish colour which is reminiscent of my morning porridge. I actually find this quite appealing as I would expect a scrub where one of the major ingredients is oats to look like porridge, and because it hasn't been artificially coloured, it feels like I am using a more natural product than usual. One of the things that I really love about 'The Breakfast Scrub' is the smell - it smells delicious. The best way that I can describe it is that is smells like a bowl of sweetened porridge (maybe Oats so Simple Honey and Almond flavour) topped off with a swirl of maple syrup. I appreciate that a scrub which smells quite so much like breakfast might not be to everyone's taste but, for me, it makes a refreshing change from the 'floral' and 'fruity' fragrances that I usually go for.... even if it does make me hungry for my breakfast!
Soap and Glory's 'The Breakfast Scrub' is available in Boots, costing £9.50 for a 300ml tub. It is currently available on a 3 for 2 with other products in the range. It isn't the cheapest scrub on the market but, in my opinion, it works like a more premium scrub and therefore is good value for money.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this product. It provides effective exfoliation without ever feeling too abrasive. It leaves my skin feeling softer, smoother and more moisturised than I would expect, especially if followed with by a body butter or cream. It also smells great. The only, very minor, downside that I can see with this product is that it doesn't rinse away from the bath / shower cleanly and I often find myself having to wipe clumps of it away, but this is a very small price to pay for something that performs so well. If you are looking for a great scrub to help you in the quest for smoother summer skin, then give this one a try.
The Breakfast Scrub - Soap & Glory
I've written a fair few reviews of Soap & Glory products in the past, and after a bit of a break from writing reviews, I'm back! I received a bumper pack of Soap & Glory products for Christmas and I've been enjoying working my way through them since, so I'll be reviewing a few of them in the near future.
I'm a huge fan of Soap & Glory products, and my experiences with them have led me to expect good-quality products that really achieve what they claim to do, at affordable prices. Out of everything I received for Christmas, the Breakfast Scrub was what I was most excited to use, mainly because it just smells so good! Thankfully, it lived up to my expectations and so I hope my review will give this five-star body scrub the praise it deserves.
Upon unscrewing the jar, a lovely whiff of sweet-smelling goodness escapes. The scent of this scrub is one of my favourite things about it and I'm sure will make it very popular. To me, the overriding scent is that of maple syrup, with subtle oaty notes which prevent it from smelling too sickly. It contains oat, shea butter, sugar and extracts of bananas, almond and honey, all of which combine to result in a tasty-smelling exfoliator. It certainly smells like something I'd quite happily eat for breakfast, presumably the reason for the notice on the underside on the tub stating 'We are also legally obliged to remind you that THIS IS NOT A FOOD'! Being the well-behaved sort, I've kept this warning in mind and never tried eating this product, but I'm fairly sure it wouldn't taste as good as it smells!
Using the scrub
I use this scrub in the shower to slough off rough skin, particularly on my arms and legs. It has a sticky, gloopy texture, making it easy to scoop up half a handful (which I find is enough to give me a good scrub) and to massage into my skin. The texture makes it a joy to use, as it is very grainy, and therefore pretty abrasive, yet because it is also thick and sticky, it's not at all painful to use. The high density of sugar grains means that a little goes a long way, and the scent of this scrub sticks around whilst it's being massaged into skin, making using it a pleasant experience.
I'm always extremely impressed with the way this scrub leaves my skin feeling. Although I don't spend very long massaging it into my skin, it always leaves it feeling silky smooth. Dry skin is no match for it, even on my elbows, knees and the soles of my feet, where my skin tends to be driest. Another thing I like about this exfoliator is that in addition to leaving my skin feeling smooth and even-textured, it also leaves it feeling nicely moisturised. Whereas I've had to moisturise after using other scrubs in the past, it's not necessary with this one, which is a nice bonus. This scrub also leaves my skin smelling pleasant long after I've finished using it - although thankfully it only lingers very subtly, as I wouldn't want to go round smelling like a breakfast food all day!
Price & Where to Purchase
This body smoother is available from Boots and Harvey Nichols. I tend to buy my Soap & Glory goodies from Boots, and I've seen this scrub on sale in some of their smaller shops as well as their larger stores, so I'd assume that it's fairly widely available. It has an RRP of £9.50 for a 300ml tub, which I think is reasonable, given that a little goes a long way. Additionally, Soap & Glory products can often be found on '3 for 2' in Boots (giving you the perfect excuse to try out other products from the range!), which I think is a bargain.
I'm really glad that I received this scrub for Christmas, as it's fast become one of my favourite Soap & Glory products. Not only does it smell great, it leaves my skin looking and feeling fantastic and the 300ml tub provides a lot of uses as the grainy texture means a little really does go a long way. I now use this once or twice a week, and will certainly be replacing it when it runs out. Definitely five out of five from me.
Every Christmas I always get a selection of Soap and Glory products as one of my presents, as my mum works for the manufacturer so obtains them at a hefty discount. One of the products I got this year that I'd never tried before was The Breakfast ScrubTM Body Exfoliator .
Like much of the Soap and Glory range, it has a lid predominantly pink in colour, with accents of white cream and black, and a slightly retro look. Unlike many of the other products though, the main body of the container is actually a glass jar, which I do feel gives it a slightly more sophisticated and stylish feel - and it certainly looks nice sat on the side of the bath.
The name of the product is a play on some of the ingredients in the exfoliator itself - a rather delicious sounding combination of oatmeal, banana, almonds and honey, along with moisturising shea butter, and golden sugar to give it that rough texture that does all the work. If you think it sounds good enough to eat, just wait until you take the lid off - it has a fantastic rich maple syrup scent, really comforting and definitely a smell that makes me smile when I take off the lid.
You use this just like any scrub - pop a dollop on your damp skin, and massage into the skin vigorously with either your bare hands, or, if you like, one of those shower pouffe things. The scrub has a very thick gloopy texture, and is almost sticky at first, but does rub in really well. It rinses off very easily, and I find not only does it leave my skin soft, smooth, and glowing, but that the lovely maple scent also lingers for a few hours. The scrub is quite an abrasive one, which I like, but might make it unsuitable for those less sensitive types. I did find that my skin was soft for a good few days afterwards, and so I would only need to use this twice a week to keep soft, smooth, and silky. However, I prefer to save this one as a particular treat, because it just feels and smells so luxurious!
A 300ml pot costs £9.50 (available at Boots), and with my occasional use (perhaps once every 10 days or so ) I still have a little under a third left in the pot. I do think it is a tad expensive, and I certainly wouldn't spend the money on myself as it doesn't really fit with my budget at the moment with the house move and everything else going on. But I certainly wouldn't turn my nose up at receiving it again as a gift, or at asking my mum to keep an eye out for it in the staff discount shop. Recommended.
I am a really big fan of all the soap and glory products not just for their unique smell but the fantastic quality products they offer too. When I go into boots I always have a look at the soap and glory section as they often have deals such as 2 for 1 on, when I went in this time I noticed a product I had been eyeing up for a while, the breakfast scrub.
The product is supposed to be an exfoliator that smoothens out bumpy skin and clears pores, this scrub is not for the face though. Although the product doesn't look the most appealing, being a speckled brown/beige colour it smells good enough to eat and has amazing grainy texture.
The product smells exactly like brown sugar, it is a very sweet smell some say it smells like golden syrup, although the smell is very strong in the tub only a faint pleasant smell comes off onto the skin. The packaging of the product is a nice touch as well, it is a rounded bottom bowl with pink screw lid and the original soap and glory label on the front. I think the pretty packaging just adds a nice touch to the whole experience.
To apply the product I simply put my fingers in the bowl and get out a little handful, then rub it between my two hands and wipe it over the area that needs smoothing. I put it on my back, arms and thighs. Apply in the shower when your body is wet and just rinse as usual and I noticed an immediate difference after the first time using it I have only used it a few times and the result is already noticeable my skin feels and looks smoother so I can't wait to see the results after I continue using it.
With other body scrubs I found that after you had used them they would leave a greasy residue on your skin that you couldn't remove and even after a few days your skin felt oily, this scrub however doesn't do that at all and I think that is because of the natural ingredients used in the product. I think the natural ingredients used gives this product an edge on all other scrubs and for £8 I think it is amazing value for money.
Quite often I go into boots to stock up on my everyday essentials and soap and glory products are the main products that I buy, they seem to be on offer alot of the time on 3 for 2, My bathroom cupboard is stacked up high with soap and glory products.
I always have the breakfast scrub in my cupboard as I would hate to run out of this stuff, its just amazing!
This little pot of magic comes in a see through tub with a screw on/off lid and the traditional soap and glory pink lid, this is a 300ml tub of pure goodness.
on top of the lid it says "the Breakfast scrub" and in small letters it states "with new great maple fragrance" it also says what ingredients are in which are: Oat, Shea butter & Sugar body smoother with organic capuacu bio scrubs, bananas, almond & honey extracts.
wow so after reading aall of them ingredients you can see why this is my favourite breakfast, and whats more its free from calories.
As I run a nice bubbly bath I aim to use this about twice a week because you shouldnt use it much more than this as its quite abbrasive and it would be to harsh to use say daily.
When I do use it though I really look foward to it because I know im getting a great exfoliator and it works wonders.
When im in the bath I find the screw lid a bit fiddly to undo with wet hands but nothing thats really a problem, as soon as I open the lid the gorgeous scent instantly hits me and I can distinctively smell the maple and sugar in this and it makes me want to eat it, I cant really say I can smell banana in it but this doesnt really phase me.
I gently scoop a small handful out and start to rub it in circular movements over my body, I do this using a exfoliator glove.
I work most on problem areas such as the heels of my feet and my elbows as these areas get dry and this scrub is great for softening and moisturising the skin, As I work my way through my body I can feel the sugar grains doing their work and making my skin feel soft instantly. As you would expect this is a lovely brown colour and the consistency is just right to manage and pick up in your hands, although if your hands are wet and you want to apply a bit more this can get sloppier.
Once I get out the bath my skin is super smooth and it makes me feel so refreshed and cleansed, The scent is still very apparent and lasts a few hours which is longer then some of their products scents last.
This will last me for about 2 months as its not used daily and costs about £9.50 but like I mentioned before you can normally get this on offer.
I would certainly recommend you all to buy this as its well worth the money and makes your skin feel great and whats more you dont have to feel guilty indulging in it.
There are a few little gripes I mentioned about this but its not enough to stop me giving it 5 stars! it really is a must buy.
Do look this product up before buying as it may not be suitable for all skin types, you can go to www.boots.com for more information and a wide range of soap and glory products or go to www.soapandglory.com
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Soap and Glory breakfast scrub smells absolutely epic. Like maple syrup or sugary porridge (personal taste in smells perhaps?). It's really really effective - and importantly, it's not scratchy and it doesn't irritate my skin at all - I always use it before shaving/epilating my legs to exfoliate. Also it's not drying - it's practically moisturising. I use this every day and have only bought one tub but it's still half full and I will definitely go out and buy another one when I'm done with it. I think it's really good value for money (I'm a student so I would know!) because of how long it lasts and because it feels like a high end product, only without the high end price tag. Just a small note, I don't use this on skin areas that tend to break out. I do highly recommend getting this if you're after a scrub.
Anything to do with bath, body and makeup is right up my street. I love trying new things, having a big collection and I love the feeling of luxurious products. I purchased Soap and glory's 'the breakfast scrub' for myself as a body exfoliater to use in the shower once a week. I do have several others but I couldn't help but buy and try soap and glory's exfoliator too! Yes I love to spoil myself. It was 9 pounds and 50 pence from boots, so it's not very cheap but considering the 300ml tub, it really is worth it. There is a lot of product in the tub and it does last for months if used only once a week.
Because it is quite thick and abrasive, you want to make sure not to use too much as this can be a little too harsh on the skin. It is for this reason that a thick layer of moisturizer is necessary after using the exfoliater. It takes off all the rough layers especially on the heels of my feet, my knees and my elbows. I usually mix it a tiny bit with Johnson's just to make it a little soapy. If you have sensitive skin then either go for some other products especially designed for sensitive skin or use a very small amount of the breakfast scrub. Also make sure not to use it too often, once a week is more than enough for me.
I don't regret buying it at all. In fact I am sure when this finishes I will be buying myself another one. There is too much I love about it. I love the sweet sugary scent, I love the fact that it has oatmeal and banana extract, the cute packaging and that it lasts forever!
It is a pink screw top tub with a picture of a blender on the lid. Pretty retro I think. I recommend it to those with tough skin, definitely not those with sensitive skin. I do wish it was a little cheaper but overall, for such a good and effective product, It's worth the price. I owe my skin that much!
This is another of those products that I've ended up whilst being deluged with the gift sets at Crimbo, though I have to say I've also managed to buy them when they've been 50% off at Boots before Christmas. And of course you'll all be glad to know it isnt that far to Christmas so you'll be able to give it to that special scrubby person in the family!
I was a regular user of Flake Away, another of their amazing products but finding this in the box I decided to try this as the only other body scrub I had was the Sanctuary one and thats for really special occasions!
For those who dont know Breakfast Scrub is a body scrub and exfoliator, Boots describe it as a oat, Shea butter and golden sugar body smoother. Just by that description alone theres a fair chance that its going to be quite sweet!
It's a nice big tub so easy to scoop out. But the first good bit is when you open the tub, this wonderful maple syrup smell just wafts out, it is so delicious it's almost tempting to see how it taste. But I wouldnt, its not very nice!
In your hand you will notice just how scrubby it's going to be, it's lots and lots of grains of sugar, not like some exfoliaters which are mostly gel with little grains in, this is completely the other way around.
So grab that handful and start rubbing in circles on your skin, the wonderful fragrance comes through and you can definitely feel it working and getting rid of all that dirt and dead skin. Your skin is going to be tingling and once you've sloughed it all over, and you dont need a lot, less than you'd think, and you are going to feel completely invigorated. And you'll smell like a giant sweetie. I dont use it on my delicate areas though (I shouldnt need to list them!), this does include the old chesticles!
So there is a bit of a downside in that you cant use it in particular areas which means I have to 'take 2 bottles into the shower', I usually use Clean On Me as it doesn't overpower the gorgeous smell of this scrub.
And it leaves your skin beautifully moisturised and it leaves it wonderfully smooth. I don't even need to add an extra moisturiser. I just squirt on a bit of Girligo and I'm done.
This is one of those morning scrubs, its certainly going to wake you up, its not a relaxing shower gel. The only sticking point is the price, its £9.50 for 300ml, I was lucky enough to grab two gift sets in the Boots 75% off costing £4 for two tubs which has saved me a lot of money, even if I have ended up with two Soap & Glory aprons!
There is a reason this has been voted the best body scrub by Cosmo, Top Sante and Company, I don't think there's a reasonably priced body scrub that can beat it. It's certainly going to be a while before I find one to beat it.
Here follows the lovely ingredients that make that wonderful smell:
Golden Sugar scrub particles
Natural Organic cupuacu bio scrubs
Gentle Oatmeal grains
Banana, Almond and Honey extracts
Soap and Glory Breakfast Scrub
I was brought this for Christmas as part of a set so I got using it straight away. I have always struggled with pimply skin on the back of my arms (chicken skin or Keratosis) and in a nutshell, this scrub really buffed the awful skin away and left it all smooth and lovely.
A rather important factor I think. Soap and glory is always a little bit expensive, and this product is no different, ranging from £8-£10 for about 300ml depending on where you purchase it from. Amazon sell it, but also Boots have the Soap and Glory range and sometimes conduct 3 for 2 offers so you may get a better deal here if you like your Soap and Glory products
It doesn't last long if used regularly all over the body considering the price, it lasted me about a month, using liberally once or twice a week.
The smell of this product is divine; there is a smell of honey, and rich creaminess. It says there is a marshmallow scent to it which I can pick up as well, more of a melted marshmallow. I really enjoyed using this product.
It has a gloopy rough texture and to use you just need to dig your hand into the tub and grab and handful. It has a beige-brown colour with white and black grains throughout the mixture. If disturbed and then left to settle in the tub, a white liquid separates from the mixture, all you have to do its remix it into the rest of the product and it is fine again.
The scrub is very strong, it isn't just cream with a few bits in it, there are a lot of particles and grains which really helps to remove the dead skin without missing a trick, which is great for me as my skin is quite hardy, however, if you do have easily irritated or sensitive skin, use this with care, it has no mercy!
I really like this product it is of a pleasing quality and does a really good job of biffing the skin, but for me, the price really does let it down and puts me off purchasing another tub, especially in the current climate, and for that It loses 2 stars, giving it an overall 3 stars.