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This is a review of one of my favourite Soap & Glory products. The flake away is a body scrub and I can't tell you how many pots I have gotten through in the last few years. The pot I've just finished was a handy 50ml travel sized pot but fear not, there's more in the stash!
The little tub (if you have a travel sized, but bigger is probably better!) is so cute, with a secure screw top lid. I have travelled with this and it's been contained safely. I love the tubs I like to wash them out and keep them for storing other things, it seems a shame to throw away. The scrub is a thick paste and you probably don't need to scoop out as much as I do when you use it but I like to be generous!
I rub on to damp skin - arms, legs and torso and use circular motions to remove any dead skin, and improve blood flow and circulation on the skin. When I'm done, I smell great, my skin is soft and feels so nice. Unfortunately a lot seems to just wash down the drain so I try to remember to turn off the faucet when I do this bit of my shower routine. I avoid using this in the bath as it tends to make the tub a bit of a mess so I prefer it as a shower product. It's a cream base but packed with exfoliating grains and feels really high quality.
What's in it?
This is a shea butter base with peach seeds and sugar for the scrubby part. It's a nice consistency and you get a decent scrub from it.
A large tub (300ml) costs £8 but you often get this range in a 3 for 2 offer so bide your time. Also, Boots points improve the value of this product. I often find a travel sized pot is included in a gift set which is why I think I've ended up owning rather a lot of them!
Top marks for this scrub. It works and is also a multi tasker in that it also leaves your skin moisturised. I've been using this scrub a couple of times a week and have noticed a great improvement in my skin as it's much softer. The original pink S&G fragrance is also a bonus with this product as you'll leave the shower smelling so sweet! I love this and won't hesitate to buy more once the stash is gone! Highly recommended.
Soap & Glory Flake Away Body Scrub Mini (50ml)
This is my second pot of the mini soap and glory flake away body scrub - I received both in various gift sets at Christmas and I absolutely love soap and glory products and this is no exception!
- Product description (from Boots.com)
"Superhero-strength skin smoothing body exfoliator with shea butter, sweet almond oil, peach seed powder, sea salt and sugar. Flake AwayTM a spa-strength dry skin body scrub."
- About the product
The pot is 50ml and it is pink! I love the soap and glory packaging, it is so girly, cute and quite retro. Also I think the mini soap and glory products make great stocking fillers or secret santa presents. The main ingredients in this product are shea butter, sugar and peach seeds. Soap and glory product are made in the UK and they do not test on animals.
The scent of this product is just divine - I don't know anyone who doesn't like the scent of soap and glory products! The scent is supposed to be composed of bergamot, mandarin, amber, woody/musky notes and floral notes too. The scent overall is just amazing, sweet but not too sweet, in my opinion and it is not too strong or too subtle.
- Using the product and results
This is my second mini tub and I love this body scrub - although it doesn't take long at all to go through one mini tub. I use this product in the bath, shower or before a shower on dry skin for extra exfoliation. The body scrub is really quite grainy which I love as I find that some body scrubs are more body wash than body scrub. I use about a ten pence size amount of this product for each area such as arms, legs, chest etc. I also find that this product works really well as a foot and hand scrub. The scrub is really quick and easy to use and I find it works best in the shower and I feel like it really exfoliates my skin well but it is fairly gentle and it is not too abrasive for me - although I think this product will be a bit too harsh or some people especially those with sensitive skin.
The scrub works really well with my skin especially feet, elbows, legs etc and it cleans my skin well. After I have used this scrub I find that it does leave a film/layer on my skin like wax - which is strange and I don't really like the residue. The scent from this scrub does transfer to my skin but it doesn't last that long which is a little bit disappointing as the scent is gorgeous, in my opinion. This product leaves my skin silky smooth, soft and a bit hydrated too although after exfoliating I do use a good amount of body moisturiser anyway. Overall, a gorgeous fruity sweet scent, an abrasive (but fairly gentle) scrub and really smooth skin - a fantastic product from Soap & Glory, highly recommended. Also the mini size is great for travelling with and it is great if you want to try the product before potentially buying the full size.
- Price and availability
This product can be bought as part of a gift set and it can be bought individually for £2.50 which I think is a good price but I do go through the one mini tub really quite quickly so it may be more economical for me to buy the larger 300ml tub which is priced at £7. This product is available at Boots.com, boots stores and eBay.
*Scent - amazing!
*Works really well as a body/foot scrub
*Leaves my skin feeling incredibly smooth, soft and slightly hydrated
*Great travel size - great price
*Packaging and available in Boots
*Leaves a slightly oily film on my skin
*One mini tub does last long
Thank you for reading my review
Before I start my review of Soap & Glory - Flake Away, I have a confession.. I have only recently discovered the Soap & Glory brand. And worse than that.. I had a huge box of these goodies laying in a cupboard for almost a year, untouched, unused.
A friend bought me a lovely big gift set of Soap & Glory products for my birthday last year and I put it away without even trying the products. Don't get me wrong, I had seen a huge range of Soap & Glory products in my local boots, but bypassed them, as, to be honest the packaging put me off.
Most people know already, but for those who don't - the packaging of Soap & Glory products is very retro, and my thoughts (from experience with so many other products) were that the product was probably all style and no substance. Cool looking packaging, but very little thought put into the actual product. As you can guess from the five star rating I have gave this product, I was very wrong!
So, after reading a few rave reviews on S&G products here on Dooyoo, I remembered I had this gift set put away and so I dug it out of the cupboard and placed all of the lovely products in my bathroom ready to be tested!
I use scrubs regulerly, my main brand of choice being Bodyshop, as I have very sensitive skin, and after trial and error with a few products this was always the one I came back to as it didn't cause my skin to break out. But with my morning shower I decided I would try 'Flake Away'. On opening the pot and removing some of the scrub with my fingertips, the first thing I noticed was the smell . Gorgeous! A lovely, sugary sweet, fruity smell. The grains in the actual scrub are very small, which caused a bit of doubt in my head as to how good a job this would do for exfoliating.
I only had to use a small amount to scrub my entire body, and the scrub was lovely to use, not as harsh as my usual Bodyshop one, but then in my mind I thought that it wouldn't do a great job at exfoliating. After showering, drying myself and using some body butter, I could still smell the lovely scrub, but the most impressive thing was how well it had exfoliated, I have never gotten as good results with my harsher body scrub, I couldn't believe it. My skin was really soft to touch, and no dry skin, as I fake tan quite often, if the skin isn't exfoliated properly you end up with dry, darker patches, or with the tan fading unevenly, and I have never had this problem since I started using Flake Away.
I will be buying it again when this pot runs out, and I am now a massive fan of Soap & Glory products with Flake Away being my favourite. I can't believe I had a full set of these lovely products laying in the cupboard for almost a year!
One of my staple beauty products is the Soap and Glory Flake Away. I have found it helps my bumpy dry skin on my legs and arms and really does work wonders. When I was stocking up on essentials for my holiday I came across the Mini Tub in Boots. I can't believe I had never seen this before and had even been contemplating buying a small tub just to be able to take some Flake Away with me. The Full size tub is a whacking 300 ml so there's no chance of that getting in my case!
The Mini Flake Away costs around £2.50 from Boots and for this you get a cut little 50ml pot. The packaging is in the signature Soap and Glory pink and simply states Flake Away on the side and the Soap and Glory logo on the lid. The mini tub is quite sturdy plastic with a screw on lid. Despite the tub only holding 50 ml it's filled to the brim of the lovely scrub. The Soap and Glory Flake Away, claims to be "a Superhero strength skin smoothing body polish...(that will) transform your scaly legs from reptilian to radiant'! It contains Sea Salt and Sugar to polish your skin but adds in some Shea Butter and Almond Oil.
To use you are told to apply a handful to damp skin and massage in circular motions until the majority of grains have dissolved. You do need to use a good handful as I found you need a good amount to really scrub the legs. The body polish it very thick and grainy and can feel a little too rough when you're applying it, but the result is well worth it. It maintains its consistency while you are scrubbing and then starts to dissolve slowly.
I do love the Flake Away and have found it to work wonders on my bumpy and dry skin. If you combine it with a nice moisturiser your scaly legs will be transformed before you can blink! I love the travel size pot as it means I can take my favourite product with me on holiday and it won't take up any rooms in my case. I have found that the Flake Away is a good way to exfoliate your skin while you tan making the tan look more even and last longer. For £2.50 you do get a great deal in the small 50 ml tub and this will easily last you your two weeks holiday even if used every day. The strength of the tub also means that you could refill it next year from your standard sized pot making it even more of a bargain!
If you love the Soap and Glory Flake Away - be sure to get a mini tub for your holidays this year!
Shade/Scent: The colour of this body polish is very light and almost sheer. It has a sweet smelling scent of their Original PinkTM fragrance. As soon as you open the lid the scent is so strong.
Packaging: A travel sized glossy pink plastic tub and lid with the S&G logo on top and the ingredients on a sticker on the side, I also like that about S&G they always include the ingredients on the side so it's very visible. The packaging is very cute, femine and girly. There is a 300ml tub and a 50ml travel sized tub.
Formula: A body polish made with shea butter, sweet almond oil, peach seed powder, sea salt and sugar. It's a perfect exfoliating scrub.
Result: To use, apply a handful of polish on to damp skin and massage in circular motions until most of the grains are gone. Rinse well, pat dry and apply moisture butter. Smelling so sweet and working extremely well, this travel size is perfect or if you know you'll use it often the you can buy the bigger tub for under a tenner!
At Christmas I received a couple of soap and glory gifts sets which I was really pleased about. I had never tried any of the products before but I had read so many glowing reviews that I knew it was something I would like to try. One of the items in my gift set was a 50ml pot of the flake away body scrub.
The soap and glory flake away body scrub comes in a pink tub and on the side it says flake away in white capital letters. On the top of the lid there is a sticker which has the soap and glory logo. The 50ml tub that I have can be bought for just £2.35 from Boots should you wish to try it, but you can also purchase a larger 300ml tub for £6.64 which obviously represents better value.
To open the product you need to twist off the lid and you will then be able to access the scrub. What I notice initially, which is what I have noticed with all the soap and glory products I have tried so far, is the beautiful sweet and girly scent. The tub tells me that the scrub contains shea butter, sugar and peach seeds but I cannot detect any of these things really in the smell. It is just a sweet, very sexy smell as far as I am concerned and something that I really adore.
I have used this product in the bath on various occasions now and I find that the best way to apply it is to get some of the scrub on to my fingers and rub it in to the skin in circular motions until most of the grains are absorbed into the skin. This can take some rubbing and to be fair the first time I used this product I didn't rub well enough and found that when I had washed my hair I was finding little seeds all over the back of my neck and such like! Not good!
When I rub this product in to my skin in the bath I find that it seems to really leave a somewhat greasy look my skin but this is not an unpleasant look. When you get out of the bath the greasiness does disappear and you are left with lovely soft feeling, great smelling skin. I always like to make my skin feel even lovelier by applying another soap and glory product over the top such as the body butter or girligo spray as I just love how it makes the scent linger for longer.
I have found that you don't need an awful lot of this product on each application as it does rub in to the skin well and a little seems to go a long way. I am less than half way through my small 50ml tub and have used it on around eight to ten occasions now.
I think this is a product I would like to buy again as I find the smell divine and the product does a good job of moisturising my skin. I wouldn't say I have noticed any difference in any lumps and bumps on my skin after using this product but it does make my skin feel lovely and soft for the most part.
Thank you for reading my review!
~The look of the product~
The look of the product is pretty much the same as any other Soap & Glory product it is a pastel pink colour with the retro Soap & Glory label on the lid with the instructions on how to apply listed, these being, "How do I scrub thee? Apply onto damp skin and massage in circular motions until most of the grains are gone, rinse well." As always the side of the tub is simple with the name of the product, "Flake Away" and then there declaration of the natural products within the product, "Shea Butter, Sugar and Peach Seed Body Polish." The bottom has the annoying peel to reveal label to display the ingredients where a mere 27 extracts and chemicals are listed with a warning, "Careful! Avoid application over irritated skin or abrasions as salt scrubs can sting" The packaging is one that is simple and eye-catching to those of a girly nature, it is recognisable to those who know about Soap & Glory, however I am uncertain as to if those who do not know about Soap & Glory would pick this out amongst many other body scrubs.
~The price~ and ~Value for money~
For a 50ml tub this product can be bought in Boots for £2.35. This is a reasonable charge for a body scrub, however I find this a little expensive for a 50ml tub. Having tried and tested the product I feel as though for a through full body scrub around 20ml is needed, this works out at £0.94 per use. Value for money, I would say a reasonable justification of value for money, but I would say not very cost efficient as a regular body scrub. To ease the purse strings I would say to use this product with an exfoliation glove (the best one I have found is in Wilkinsons for around 99p and it is a matching pink colour to the Soap & Glory tub). Using the glove means you are still benefiting from the products scrub and moisturising properties but using less of the product.
~The smell~and~the look/feel of product~
The smell of this product is the usual strong scent however I do enjoy this product as it does have an added scent of sweetness ( I love anything that smells sweet) It has a smell of tropical fruit (however I am rubbish at describing smells so do take this with a pinch of salt) The look is a beige colour, once applied to skin it does turn almost opaque with specks of what I presume is a mixture of brown sugar. I do love the texture of the product, it is not too abrasive and does have a moisturising element which sinks into the skin.
I generally only ever use a body exfoliator before applying fake tan, however as always I like to test before I think about selling in my shop. I applied this scrub after having a shower and was rather surprised with how well the product worked. I did initially think that this was going to be a 'token' body scrub to go with the other body products, I must admit though I was so far from the truth. The scrub instantly began to work as soon as I applied it, on one side of my body I used just my hands and the product, and the other I did use it with an exfoliation glove. Both sides were the same, smooth, refreshed and 'flake free' however it was noted (as above) that I did use less product with the glove but still achieving the same results.
I would rate this product as a 5/5 however I would just love for them to make the product smell sweeter, which is personal preference. Please feel free to comment on anything you wish to know about the product but which I have not put in this review, I have tried to write about everything I would wish to know but a few things may have escaped my mind.
Soap and Glory is a beauty brand founded by the owner of Bliss. They offer an extensive selection of bath, body, skincare and makeup treats.
S&G believe that "you don't need to spend an arm and a leg just to moisturise one". With pretty retro packaging and quirky pick up lines, this range is sure to tempt the girly girl inside us..they even have a range for the men!
Flake Away is a body polish/scrub from S&Gs spa range. It is specially formulated to scrub away dry flakes and dead skin that can sit on top of the skin whilst smoothing and delicately scenting the skin. By lifting off the dead skin, moisture can seep into the skin faster without the need to compete against endless and unneeded layers.
The polish contains a blend of key ingredients :
*Shea butter - a must for its skin softening and protecting properties. This is a common used ingredients and effective.
*Sugar - for the essential scrubbing.
*Peach seed - to soothe dry skin.
According to the Boots website but the official S&G website, the polish contains a fruity and floral combination of scent notes which include leafy greens, bergamot and mandarin before settling down to a base of amber, musk, oakmoss and wood.
The polish is ideally housed in a pink, circular tub which is quite deep. There is a screw off lid keeping the polish free from damage and air. The design of the tub is almost identically to Righteous Butter with the exception being the information including. A pull off label on the base indicates the size, ingredients and that the tub can be recycled. Once opened, the polish is safe to use for 24months.
The polish which is essentially a body scrub, should be used in the shower. Once your skin is damp, apply a small blob and massage into the skin until the majority of the grains have disappeared. It is recommended that you use circular fingertip motions to massage the polish efficiently. After applying, rinse well and pat your skin dry before applying your moisturiser.
~~~Availability and Price~~~
S&G products can be purchased in Boots or Harvey Nichols. Flake Away comes in 2 sizes priced as follows :
50ml travel/trial size @ £2.25
300ml fullsize @ £6.50
Being a self-confessed Soap and Glory addict, I felt it to be my duty to sample all of their delights. Whilst I have been more than happy with the majority of their products, I was put off trying Flake Away. I have been given quite a few S&G giftsets from friends and family and have accumulated a good sized stash of the travel sized goodies.
I am not a big fan of scrubs and polishes as my skin is quite sensitive so I usually keep Flake Aways to the side. Recently, after reading a few reviews on this product, I decided to dig out one of my 50ml tubs and try it out..I am quite pleased that I did.
At first glance, I make the error of thinking I have accidently selected one of my body butters so this may confused those who own both - hint hint change the tubs a bit! Inside, Flake Away doesn't exactly look appealing. A mass of light, creamy brown splodge sits nestled safely..too thick to fall out.
Little, brown grains are spread fairly evenly throughout confirm its official scrub status! The scent is strong and addictive - very much like the majority of the range. It is sweet, creamy and slightly floral and a delight to sniff.
When I jump in the shower, I firstly wash my hair and whilst my conditioner works its magic, I get to work on the rest of my body. I didn't feel confident that this scrub..sorry polish..would work efficiently at cleansing my skin so I used one of my shower gels to wash with. I then apply this. Flake Away is firm yet quite soft but I do need to dip my fingernails into the tub to release a small blob. The grains cannot instantly be appreciated as they seem to perform once applied to my wet skin.
Once I start to massage this into my skin, the bulk of it turns creamy and lightly lathers making way for the grains. In the tub, they appear small and brown but as the creaminess edges away, white sugary particles appear on my skin. The sugar particles vary in size from tiny, almost unseen bits to rather large, almost cube sized parts! It does make me wonder how they managed to form. T
he lather is soothing and seeps into my skin soothing any soreness whilst the sugar scrubs up the surface. I like to use this on my arms and stomach. My arms are bumpy and spotty from a skin conditioner and I first worried that this may not be good for them but I was wrong.
The texture of the sugar is strong but not scratchy. I can feel it scrubbing away nicely but without causing my skin added soreness. To be honest it was quite tickly. I thought the sugar would take forever to dissolve but it was a working progress and it took a few showers for me to get the right rhythm going. I found that concentrating on a small area was the best way forward and I now use my fingertips to lightly dissolve the sugar into my dry skin. The scent produced in my shower is simply delightful and I really cannot get enough of it as it is one of my favourite scent combinations.
After I was content that the scrub had performed well, I rinsed the excess off under the shower. The remaining sugar particles were few and far between and with a blast of water and a few swishes with my hands, it slightly creamed up and then washed off down the plug hole. My skin on jumping out the bath appeared red but not sore or stingy..just very exfoliated.
As recommended, I dabbed dry my skin. The softness was instant and the bumps on my skin although still visible, were greatly smoothed out and not rough as before. The delicate sweet scent left its significant mark on my skin allowing me to smell beautiful as it blends well with the other S&G products.
Now as much as I believe the fullsize tub offers best value for money, I would highly recommend you purchase the travel giftset called.Soaper Heroes. The reason I recommend the set as a whole is that every product works together for an all over, Soap and Glory experience. For £12.00, you get 5 trial sized products that compliment each other in scent and style. I now use 4 at any one time, only using 5 if really needed.
Step 1 - Jump in the shower and get wet!
Step 2 - Wash my hair with my regular shampoo and drain excess water before applying the Hair Supply Mask for ultimate conditioning.
Step 3 - Whilst the Hair Supply is conditioning..I cleanse my body in Clean on Me Shower Gel which prepares my skin for the...
Step 4 - Flake Away - apply as above and wash off!
Step 5 - wash off Hair Supply!
Step 6 - After drying, for ultimate hydration, apply Righteous Butter all over OR to simply take the redness off the skin, spritz some of the Moisturising Mist on and lightly massage in. I do this usually as it effectively reduces the redness on my arms and tops up that gorgeous scent.
All these products work in perfect harmony and I feel confident with soft and scented skin when I combine them together. And the scent makes the perfect gift for any addict!
Despite my initial reservations about Flake Away, I have grown to it. On its own, it provides me with lovely, soft skin. It works even better with the other goodies! It isn't too harsh but does get deep down and removes the dryness on the surface whilst the shea butter and other ingredients work well to soothe the skin at the same time. I wouldn't say it is suitable for everyday use as your skin needs time to rest so every few days would be sufficient.
The effects last throughout the day and the impressive scent is long lasting too much to my happiness. I only use a tiny amount each time so the small tubs last me for ages. I would recommend the fullsize tub if you have room to store it as it works out excellent value for money.
Thanks for reading and happy scrubbing!!!
I treated myself to the Soap and Glory hat box when it was on offer at Christmas and the Flake Away body polish was one of the products included.
The pot I am reviewing is the 50ml size, which is about 2 inches in diameter and 1.5 inches deep. The pot is a bubblegum pink colour with the S&G branding and application instructions on the lid.
To open the pot you unscrew the lid. The first thing you will notice once the lid comes off is the heavenly smell of the product - intensely peachy and sweet. It practically smells good enough to eat!
The product is a dark vanilla colour with tiny brown flecks in it. It feels more like a paste than a cream as is is very very thick. To use, you apply it to damp skin and massage in circular motions until all the grains are gone. It feels a little bit gritty as you rub it in, but not harsh or unpleasant.
After use, my skin felt amazingly soft and if you use it on any flaky areas you will see dramatic results - I found baby soft skin appearing before my eyes.
Although the directions say this product is a body scrub, I also used it gently on a couple of flaky patches on my face, with no adverse results.
When you rinse the scrub off it seems to leave a slight residue on your skin, like a coat of oil. Nothing greasy though, so it won't stain your clothes. It just makes your skin feel pampered and moisturised.
I saved this pot for my 2 week holiday as I thought it looked travel size, however in 2 weeks I only used about one third of the pot, so it lasts well.
The 50ml pot normally costs £2.25 in boots, but they also have a big 300ml pot for £6.50, which I will definitely be buying when mine runs out.
Soap and Glory's Flake Away was a product that I had been aware of previously but not to any great extent, just that it existed. I had heard more I think about their body butter The Righteous Butter. Anyway, I like many others got the hat-box full of products for Christmas and this is one of the products I have really fallen for and will most likely be re-buying.
This tub comes in two sizes. The small size (which I got) holds 50ml and is excellent for those who wish to use it as a travel size, or those who wish to try it out before committing to the expense of buying the large tub. This costs £2.25 normally in Boots but their 1/3 off promotion makes it just £1.50, undoubtedly a bargain. The large tub holding 300ml costs £6.50, now £4.33 and I am certainly tempted to take advantage of this offer.
The scrub comes in a dark pink pot with screw lid making it easy to use up all of it unlike with bottles where the last bit won't come out. It calls itself a body polish but in my mind, it is essentially a body scrub. It contains shea butter, a known moisturiser, peach seed and sugar. The first thing that hit me when I opened the pot was the absolutely delicious smell. In fact, I think this is one of those products where it needs to have a health and safety warning not to eat the product as the smell is just so good. It's sweet but the gently peachy tone of it ensures that it sits right in the middle between smelling yummy and being sickly. I know this puts many girls off but the sweetness is fine by me.
Inside the mixture rather reminds me of marzipan. It is a beige colour with teeny tiny granules of sugar in it. To use it, you just rub it on wet skin until it has kind of exhausted itself and gone kind of white. I found this very pleasant to use. The grains were the right size that I could feel them against my skin but I wasn't worried about them being so rough and causing damage. After I had used the scrub my skin felt refreshed and as if I had taken an old layer of skin off. Plus, I smelled delicious. Do bear in mind though, that as you have to scoop a fair bit out to use all over your body as it does not spread on the skin easily, these tubs will be used up rather quickly.
This was an unexpected gift from a work colleague (although hopefully it wasn't some sort of hint that I had flakey skin!)
Anyway, it wasn't until a few month later when I went on holiday that I decided to actually try this product - it was the perfect size to fit in my cosmetics bag.
Initally I wasn't too taken with the colour as it is a dull pale brown but when I actually used it the colour was the last thing on my mind. The consistency of the body polish meant that even when in the shower it was very easy to apply as it didn't just wash straight off - I always think that any exfoliater needs at least a few minutes scrubbing to see results.
After having used this pretty much all over my body except on my face I showered it off and was left with smooth, moisturised skin which made a real difference to how I felt putting a swimming costume on! Because the exfoliater was so moisturising and left my skin feeling very conditoned there wasn't any need to use any body moisturiser.
I would definitely buy this to use at home because it left my skin feeling so nice - in fact it is one of the best I have ever used (for a fraction of the price).
I recently saved up enough points on my Boots advantage card to treat myself to some new products and well you have all read what a fan I am on this range so I thought Id try this particular product as I hadnt used it before. I hate having dry skin that feels unmoisturised (is that a word?!) so I tend to exfoliate quite a bit so it just seemed logical to get another tub of exfoliating lotion. Even though I probably have about 10 tubes knocking about on the bathroon shelf!!
This actually caught my eye because it was so small and cute as you may have guessed by the "mini" word in the title. The design of this product is in typical S&G design being very retro and in a birght pnik, eye catching colour. You get around 50ml of cream in this tub but I think you can get a larger tub should you really feel the need to splash out :)
As with most exfoliators this couldnt be simpler to apply and get the best results from. You simply get a good dollop of the cream onto your hand and begin to massage into damp skin (probably best doing this in the shower/bath). Apply it to the skin using soft circular motions as this will help increase the blood flow to the skin, keep massaging until you can feel the grains contained in this product starting to disappear,then throughly rinse off the remaining grains with warm water. I usually moisturise after this because I find thats the best way to lock the moisture into my skin but of course that all depends if you need/want to.
(SOME OF THIS INFO WAS FOUND ON THE BOOTS WEBSITE!!)
Take in the wonderful aromas of leafy greens, bergamot and mandarin, with floral and fruity middle notes, and a soft, sexy, musk, oakmoss, amber and woody drydown. As Ive said so many times before Im always at a loss when it comes to describing the smell of something but this does smell amazing! I could definatley smell the floral notes but I think they may have overpowered the fruity ones because I couldnt smell them at all! Good enough to eat if your going on the smell alone!!
Well suprise suprise! I loved it! As I mentioned I am often prone to dry skin and love to exfoliate and this product delivered all the results I was looking for. Soft skin look & feel, my legs felt clean and smelt pretty good too. It didnt leave a rash or any reaction on my skin which was great because a lot of products do. I do recommend this to everyone women and maybe men who knows, but I would say seriuosly consider getting the bigger pot because this little tub doesnt last very long!!
You can get this product from any Boots store or online at boots.com for £2.25 for 50ml (£4.50 for 100ml) and should you have an advantage card you can collect 8/16 points with this purchase.
It was a while before I actually bought a Soap & Glory product for myself. Usually I've ended up buying them as part of birthday or christmas presents but I actually had a few spare pounds so opted for one of the cheaper options.
It comes in a small baby pink pot and contains 50ml. When you first open it you can instantly smell the sweet perfumed scent. On the actual packaging it says that it contains peach seeds however I think it smells more like apricots.
The texture wasn't what I was expecting. Previous exfoliates which I have used are creamy and quite runny. This one is quite firm to the touch and feels very much like compressed damp sand. Meaning that you don't use too much at a time. It doesn't have a greasy feeling either despite it's obvious shine. It's a beige/cream coloured product and you can actually see the peach seeds and other elements which are used to make it.
This body polish is for those who have bumpy or rough skin. As it is in a pot it is easy to use as much or as little as you like. Applying to damp skin, you massage it in using circular motions. When it feels as though most of it has gone you need to rinse thoroughly just to get rid of any of the remaining grains of salt.
Don't expect for this to work miracles over night. It is a gradual progress and is highly unlikely to get rid of rough patches instantly. I found that it took about 1 week to smoothen the parts of my arms which needed it. Also I wouldn't stop using it just because you think your skin is nice and moisturised. It's best to keep applying it rather than stopping just as it's done its work. This is only a small pot so if you do have a lot of rough skin then it may not be worth the price.
The smell is quite strong so it does cling to you for quite some time. I don't think that is a bad thing though because it is not at all unpleasant. As I've said it's very much like sweet apricots with a high dosage of flowery scents.
It lasts for ages and you don't need to apply too much for it to do its stuff. It smells nice and will set you back £2.25 from Boots, I think it is a reasonable price considering how long it and lasts and how good a product is. Sometimes you do get products which are cheaper and work better but in this case I think you should opt for the Soap & Glory choice. As it states on the packaging don't use this on irritated skin as it will sting due to the salt which is used.
A worthy product for those with rough or bumpy skin!
I've been tempted over to the Soap and Glory counter on many an occasion simply for the quirky packaging alone but the prices always seemed to put me off a little as I don't know anyone who had tried them. As any self confessed boots addict will know, there comes a point where your advantage card points add up enough for them to start burning a hole in your purse and you just have to treat yourself to something fab.
I took the plunge with the Soap and Glory Flake Away Body Scrub as I do suffer from dry skin and those annoying little 'bumps' you all know about. Other body scrubs hadn't quite come up to my expectation in the past and I'd had to use tons of the stuff to get a decent result, even using a body scrubber with a body polish!!
I was quite hopeful over this one, I'd taken the obligatory step of opening the tester pot and having a squint, a sniff and even a poke (which I'm sure we all do), and it smelled, looked and felt like it was up to the job.
The pot was a very girly shade of pink with a fab retro label on the top giving that 50's luxury feel. The plastic is recyclable and the scrub isn't tested on animals which gets a big thumbs up from me. It promises a spa strength body polish which it certainly is!
The scrub comes in two sizes, the large bathroom size pot at £5.99 for 300ml and the smaller travel size at £2.20 for 50ml.
It's sort of oatmeal coloured with little flecks of what I think is the peach seed. The consistency is satisfyingly thick and you can feel the sugary grains in it. It smells like flowery grapefruit to me but also contains bergamot and mandarin which gives quite a unique scent.
A little really does go a long way, it really is spa strength so if you're trying it for the first time take it easy. It's a salt scrub and there is a warning on the pot that you should avoid applying over irritated or broken skin as it will sting!!
I must admit that I have lapsed in the body exfoliation department so it had its work cut out. I applied it on damp skin as directed and massaged it in circular motions until most of the sugar/salt had melted. My skin was transformed! I couldn't believe it. I'd only used a small blob on the top of my thigh and my skin was as smooth as a baby's bum, (as you can imagine I was quite exited at this point). And even better for a body scrub, my skin didn't feel tight or dry at all.
The scent did linger a while after but faded over the night which is only a small point and can be forgiven because of the amazing results.
I've become a total S&G fan!!! (but really have to stop touching my skin constantly or people will think I've gone mad)
Another day and yet another product in my ever growing Soap and Glory collection to tell you about. For those of you who don't yet know, I am quickly becoming a Soap and Glory addict. What's not to like about the retro and kitsch pink packaging, luxurious designer quality products and reasonable price tags? If you've ever heard of Bliss spa products but not been able to afford them, then Soap and Glory offers the perfect alternative with all the effectiveness you'd expect from a range of products designed by Marcia Kilgore, the brains behind the Bliss range as well as the recent Fitflop craze.
Flake Away is another of the products in the Soap and Glory range which has achieved cult status in my bathroom. After reading a number of positive reviews, I invested in a mini version of the product since I've never been particularly au fait with exfoliating my body and I expected it to be relatively unused. How wrong I was. The mini tub cost me £2.20 in Boots but Soap and Glory products are also available to buy in Selfridges and some other high end department stores, though you'll have to sacrifice your advantage card points if you choose to buy elsewhere. The miniature version contains 50ml of the product and is an scaled down replica of the full sized tub which will currently set you back £6.36 for a 300ml tub.
On opening the tub, the first thing that hit me was the familiar Soap and Glory fragrance which seems to permeate all products in the range. It's a sweet combination of strawberry and marshmallow without being overpowering or sickly. It's the perfect combination of femininity and kitschness for me and, having now used a large number of the products in the range, I have a fond familiarity with the fragrance. The product itself is a dull beach sand colour which might not look particularly appealing but then again, I've yet to purchase an exfoliator that does look attractive. The Flake Away is also quite shiny and greasy looking, not too dissimilar to Vaseline but don't let this put you off as I have a sneaky feeling this is where the magic happens.
Applying the product is no different to using any other body exfoliator. You simply apply it to your damp skin and massage it in using circular motions. The packaging advises to continue doing this until most of the grains are gone. Whilst carrying out a total body exfoliation in the shower did mean I took longer than usual, it wasn't particularly difficult or time consuming and is definitely something I'll be making 5 minutes for each week to stay on top of. My body skin isn't particularly sensitive but I am a wimp and I tend to find exfoliators can feel quite rough and abrasive on my skin. Whilst they need to have a certain abrasive quality, I find some other brands of exfoliator are far too harsh and actually feel like they're damaging my skin. This wasn't the case with Flake Away. The grains were large enough to be effective without feeling like I was rubbing myself with a brillo pad.
The product washed off easily from my skin and I was ready to get dried and examine the results. Incidentally, I chose to shave my legs after exfoliating. Firstly, I figured the stimulation of using the Flake Away would prepare my hairs better for shaving and also, I've used exfoliators in the past which were salt based after shaving my legs and this is a tortuous process I do not recommend. Flake Away boasts shea butter, sugar and peach seed in its list of ingredients so the lack of salt might prevent you from enduring the intolerable pain I have in the past if you were to use it after shaving.
Once I was dried and overcame my lightheadedness from a rather bad shaving cut (long story!), I was ready to examine my new silky smooth limbs. The difference was noticeable and although I don't think my skin is naturally particularly rough, the velvety smoothness of it after using the flake away was astounding. It also felt and appeared moisturized, no doubt due to the inclusion of shea butter in the ingredients and didn't have the parched appearance it can do with so many other exfoliators. I did decide to pamper my skin a little more with the addition of some Righteous Butter, a body lotion also from the Soap and Glory range and my skin positively glowed.
Yesterday my sort of boyfriend came to visit (another long story) and he wouldn't keep his hands off my silky smooth arms and legs. I'm sure Flake Away had a part to play in that and even today, 2 days after using the flake away, my skin still feels noticeably soft to the touch. The ease of using this combined with the fantastic results means that this is a product I will definitely be adding into my weekly beauty regime. Obviously the full size tub works out at far better value for money than this miniature version but if you are in doubt, try the mini for £2.20 and I'm sure you'll be hooked.
Leafy greens, bergamot and mandarin, combined with floral and fruity middle notes in a delicious spa experience that leaves your skin looking fabulous /