Product Type: Soap & Glory Bath & Shower
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Scrubbing me softly!
Soap & Glory Flake Away Body Scrub
Member Name: Gemma_C
Soap & Glory Flake Away Body Scrub
Advantages: Scrubs me till I'm soft and smooth!
Disadvantages: The price means this won't be a regular purchase.
I've used a Soap & Glory body scrub before, the Soap & Glory Spa Sugar Scrub was an instant hit with me. I hadn't used it's plainer counter-part, Flake Away, as after using Sugar Scrub I viewed it as the 'boring, cheaper little sister' and I didn't think it could live up to the high standards of Sugar Scrub. I was one of many people who received THAT Soap & Glory gift set at Christmas, the one which was cheaper-than-half-price at Boots that everyone goes crazy for each year. This is where I got my first ever tub of Flake Away, however I only just got around to digging it out recently. With the summer months coming fast, I was embarrassed by my white legs which are so pale they're practically blue and I'm a firm believer in sun lotions with high factors as I burn easily and the sun damages skin so much, so I never get much of a tan. I was opting for a gradual mousse tan (I'm completely useless with the stronger normal fake tan lotions!) and exfoliating before using these sorts of products is vital. I quickly remembered my tub of Flake Away which I knew would be perfect for the job!
Flake Away contains Shea Butter, Sugar and Peach Seed Powder, an unusual mix I must admit to never seeing before, especially the peach seed powder! There is also sea salt, grapeseed and almond oils making a good mix of scrubbing ingredients with skin softening oils and butter. S&G have their usual quirky packaging, and state this product will make your legs less scaly and more radiant. I don't particularly suffer from scaly legs, but nor is my skin sensitive so I love a good scrub with an exfoliator to make my legs feel lovely and smooth. The tub itself is a large 300ml and probably about the average size for products of this nature.
The scrubs smells of the usual S&G scent which I associate with so many of their products. I've used so many that I must admit I am starting to tire of the scent, however this scrub does seem to have a little extra kick to it compared to usual. It may be the added sea salt, but who knows, it does smell slightly different to other S&G products and I'm not complaining, it's nice to have something different! The scrub itself feels quite 'sugary' and does slightly remind me of the Sugar Scrub I mentioned earlier, but it doesn't feel as luxurious as that. I always scoop and a good amount and give my legs a good scrubbing from tip to toe. I use circular motions, and it feels really nice to apply, almost like scratching at an itch that's been annoying you for ages! I don't have sensitive skin at all on my legs, so I do get rather harsh with it as it feels good to really get any dead skin off.
After rinsing away the scrub I'm always left with amazingly soft skin. The first time I used this scrub I was actually quite surprised at just how soft and smooth my skin felt afterwards! Since first using it I've been reaching for it almost every shower I have because I'm really pleased with the product. I've probably used it around 5-6 times now, quite generous amounts too, and I still have half a tub left so I will get around 10-12 uses out of this tub. I don't have any strange after effects either, my skin doesn't go red after all my harsh scrubbing, instead it just remains lovely and soft. I've been applying my gradual tan mousse after using this scrub (and a moisturiser) and I'm pleased to say it hasn't turned out blotchy at all and it's really helped with the drier areas such as my knees and ankles.
So I give a strong recommendation for this product, but it's such a shame it's so pricey at £6.64 a tub otherwise I would be buying this regularly. There is often offers on the range at Boots which is a bonus if I were to buy this again in the future. If you haven't tried this scrub yet then I suggest giving it a go, it's one of the best products of it's kind I've used yet. Unfortunately I still feel the Soap & Glory Spa Sugar Scrub still beats this one, it just smells better and feels more luxurious, but that one does cost £9.45 so this one is cheaper.
Summary: A good body scrubber from S&G which gets a tick from me.