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Soap & Glory Breakfast Scrub
Member Name: alyson29
Soap & Glory Breakfast Scrub
Date: 01/06/11, updated on 26/12/11 (91 review reads)
Advantages: Smells simply divine and effectively removes loose skin particles
Disadvantages: You can't eat it!
For those of you who are familiar with my reviews will be aware that I enjoy experimenting with new face and body products and although I own far too many I simply cannot resist new purchases. I have kept my skin in tip top condition since my teenage years and for my body I regularly use scrubs and body butters, lotions or creams. I had read a number of favourable reviews on Soap and Glory's Breakfast Scrub and this review discusses my experience with using the product.
APPEARANCE OF THE PRODUCT
We are presented with 300ml of scrub in a transparent plastic tub container with a screw top lid, which boasts Soap and Glory's signature colour of pale pink. When I made my initial purchase there was a matching pink cardboard sleeve wrapped around the tub, which displayed an image of a food blender to illustrate the fact that the scrub contains a combination of oat, shea butter and sugar body smoother. I was also interested to learn that in addition to these ingredients the scrub also contains organic cupuacu bio scrubs, bananas, almond and honey extracts together with the fragrance of maple. The list of ingredients gave me the instant impression that the product would be good for my skin and would effectively smooth, soften and fully moisturise and I couldn't wait to try it out for the first time.
USING THE SCRUB
On removing the lid I am greeted with the extremely sweet aroma of maple syrup, which made me feel extremely hungry, particularly as I haven't tasted syrup since I was a little girl. Its' sweet smell instantly whisked me back to my childhood when I would enjoy my dear grandmother's delicious pancakes covered in the gorgeous brown sticky stuff. It was several minutes before I attempted to use the scrub on my body as I simply sat in the bath holding the tub underneath my nose. Its' appearance is of a pale brown colour and I am able to witness tiny fragments in several shades of brown and black.
As I dipped my fingers into the tub and scooped out a small amount I was able to feel that the scrub is of a fairly thick consistency. It was easily applied and for once, I didn't lose dollops in the bath water, which is something that generally happens to me when using runnier scrubs. I massaged it into my dampened skin and whilst I could feel the sugary grains, they were considerably gentle as opposed to being harsh like some scrubs I've used. My first impression with the appearance of the scrub was that it was going to be very oily, but this was far from the case. I initially used the scrub whilst bathing and after massaging it into my entire body with the exception of my face, I found it extremely difficult to rinse away as the bath water was full of bits of scrub, so it was necessary to step into the shower to obtain some clean water. After easily washing away I noticed that my skin was slightly flush in several patches, but its' texture was wonderfully soft and smooth and after towel drying my skin gave the appearance of being much brighter and radiant.
Whilst many brands of scrubs often leave a sticky residue, this is not something I experience with Breakfast Scrub. Although the scrub is fairly gentle it allows me to remove any dry and loose particles of skin, but this is obviously a task that needs to be carried out regularly and not on just one occasion. The few patches of skin redness dispersed after only a few minutes and whilst I love the sweet maple fragrance I was pleased that it had not transferred to my skin, particularly as I didn't relish the thought of being stalked by a swarm of bees or wasps! As well as my skin feeling silky soft and smooth it was beautifully moisturised and this is a product that I will repurchase time and time again. I do not use body scrubs on a daily basis, as I tend to use them every other day, which is sufficient as far as I am concerned. Other than the initial redness, which I am not classing as a disadvantage, I experienced no adverse affects when using this product. Consequently, Soap and Glory's Breakfast Scrub receives 5 stars from me.
INGREDIENTS AND OTHER INFORMATION
There is a fairly lengthy list of ingredients included on the cardboard sleeve, which I do not intend copying into this review for obvious reasons. The scrub should be used within 24 months of opening and the tub can be recycled once empty.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The Breakfast Scrub is available in larger Boots stores for £9.45 for a 300ml tub. However, at the time of writing (1 June 2011) you can purchase 3 products from the Soap and Glory range for the price of 2.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.
Summary: A high quality body scrub from Soap and Glory