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Continuing my quest to review all my Soap and glory products I came across a small (50ml) tub of "Scrub 'em and leave 'em Body Buff". I got this in a Soap and Glory travel sized Gift set a couple of years ago, but assuming it was moisturising cream or something like that I hadn't actually got round to using it. You can buy a mini pot like this for £2.50, or a large 300ml tub for £8, or as part of a 3 for 2 offer in Boots.
To use it says to scoop out a handful, rub it all over, and then rinse. Therefore I used this instead of shower gel. It is a weird pale pink colour, and is quite bitty. This does feel like it's exfoliating my skin well as I put it on. It smells nice (ingredients are listed on the peel off label on the bottom of the tub), but not as nice as the Scrub of your Life which has a more traditional Soap & Glory fragrance. It says it includes Babassu oil and sea salt.
I do like this though, it smells like holidays (that'll be the sea salt), and is very refreshing in smell, and how it makes me feel. However, to use a handful means that this small tub only really lasts a total of 3 uses which isn't as cost effective as a shower gel. That said though, it's useful when your body needs that extra scrub.
I think 3 out of 5 stars as it's a nice enough product, but not the best scrub by Soap and Glory.
I love love love the Soap and Glory range and have recently tried the ‘Scrub of your life’ body smoothing scrub instead of my usual ‘Flake Away’. I got the Scrub of your life in a gift set for my birthday and so far have found it just as good, if not a smidge better than Flake Away. If purchased it costs about £7 for a 500ml tub, but this does last a reasonable amount of time.
It comes in a baby pink huge tub with a screw off lid. When you remove the lid you get wafts of the S&G Original Pink fragrance and see a mass of salty looking goo filled with tiny pink beads. These pink beads are ‘scrubbing beads’ and help remove dead skin leaving fresh soft skin after use. The scrub is very thick and you have to really scoop out a handful then scrub it on your body where required. As you apply it dissolves to give a nice foamy thick shower scrub that you can really feel working. Although not a shower gel, it does do a good job of cleaning as it works, or you can use a shower cream as well.
I use this on my arms and legs as they can get quite bumpy and it works a treat on smoothing them without being too harsh or drying. You do need to moisturise afterwards as you would expect too after a body scrub but it isn’t overly drying or too harsh. The lovely fragrance also stays on your skin for a few hours afterwards which is lovely bonus!
For the £7 price tag the tub also lasts ages so is well worth the money
I've been going through the range of Soap and Glory body scrubs and picked this up whilst stocking up at Boots on a 3 for the price of 2. Usually this rrp at £8 for a 300ml tub which is competitively priced compared to other body scrubs including Boots Fairtrade and Sanctuary. Although a fair price, it is well worth waiting until the 3 for 2 offers come on as they do seem to come up quite often.
My experience of these scrubs is that they last around 6-10 applications - depending on how much you use, where you use and how you use it. I have been using this scrub twice a week for a few weeks now to give an all over the body scrub.
This scrub comes in a cute retro styled tub which we have become accustomed to now from the Soap and Glory range. In terms of scent the scrub is subtle but very 'girly' in its smell. There are 'beautiful notes of bergamont, blackcurrant, magnolia, freesia, vanilla and musk'. To me the overall top notes seems to be vanilla and bergamont giving only what I can describe as a plesant rose like smell - at the same time however it is not too over-powering.
The appearance of the scrub matches the smell in the way that it is very pink and very girly. There are tiny pink beads. These are cute but not that effective at removing skin off the body - they are more moisturising if anything. They can also be a bit difficult to wash off - after getting out of the tub the first time I noticed a few beads on my here and there - I also noticed some left in the tub. Best left using this in the shower then. There are also slightly bigger but still quite small little clear balls of salt that are much more powerful at scrubbing than the pink beads and give the scrub a little bit more of an oomph. The scrub also has babassu, jojoba and mandarin oils which make it a more moisturising scrub.
The after effects.....
Whilst the scrub is effective at renewing skin cells it is quite gentle. So whilst this means it is good for sensitive skin it probably isn't that good if you want a very thorough scrub - say if you were trying to remove fake tan. I have found it provides a good enough base for me to scrub before I apply tinted moisturiser however, if you were going for a spray tan I would use one of the other soap and glory scrubs with a bit more welly behind it.
Generally however, skin is soft and moisturised. The scent is pleasant and not too overpowering - it lingers for a few hours afterwards.
I would definitely recommend this and would buy again but would probably alternate between a harder scrub for more effectiveness.
The good stuff......
Funky retro packaging
Fair price - quite often on offer
Leaves a messy tub
Not easy to rinse off
Not a heavy scrub
~Scrub 'Em and Leave 'Em~
Scrub 'Em and Leave 'Em is a body scrub (or body buff) from the Soap and Glory beauty range.
This scrub is designed to buff and exfoliate skin whilst showering. It contains babassu oil, mandarin oil, jojoba and sea salt. This scrub carries the Mist You Madly scent (magnolia, freesia, vanilla, bergamot, blackcurrant and musk) which is also present in a body mist and a body butter.
This body scrub is presented in a pale pink, plastic tub which features a screw top lid. The tub has star and banner illustrations which make it look quite attractive as well as being functional. It is very girly in appearance. The tub can be recycled and this product has a 24month shelf life.
~Price and Availability~
This scrub is available in a 50ml travel size and a 300ml full sized tub. Expect to pay around £2.50 for the smaller tub and £7.50 for the larger tub. Current stockists include Boots and www.soapandglory.com.
My Gran likes to buy us girls a few little beauty treats at Christmas. This year. she sent Mum out to buy a few of the Soap and Glory mini products for my sis and I. My sister isn't a fan of body scrubs so I ended up with two, 50ml tubs of Scrub 'Em and Leave 'Em. I was happy as I hadn't tried this one. I am a fan of S&G and their scrubs in general. I've yet to find one that is quite as good as Flake Away but I am open to trying new scrubs.
I have been using this once, sometimes twice a week for around 6weeks and have just moved on to my second tub. A body scrub is the perfect way to achieve smooth skin by buffing the rough areas. It is also ideal for using to prepare your skin for tanning. It isn't something I would use all over my body as some areas aren't quite so bad. I mainly pay attention to my arms and especially the top of my arms as they are incredibly bumpy and rough. I also use it on my legs too.
Within the tub, the scrub is a girly, pale pink colour with lots of darker pink particles and plenty of them. The thick yet soft scrub feels cool and rather sticky to the touch. It is very easy to use. A scoop out a small handful and work it across my soaking wet skin. I would recommend stepping away from the running water whilst massaging this into your skin otherwise it may disappear down the plug hole. With a relatively small amount of massaging on wet skin, this scrub creates a light, milky lather. This is very much welcomed as it creates a soft, protective layer against the scrubby salt particles.
Whilst this scrub isn't harsh or scratchy against my sensitive skin, I can definitely feel the salt particles through the milky lather. I can feel them buffing my skin and it is more of a tickly experience than uncomfortable. The particles and any residue rinse off easily and my skin isn't left red raw like with other scrubs. The scent of Scrub 'Em and Leave 'Em is quite pleasant though it did take me a while to get used to the Mist You Madly scent. It is sweet and slightly musky.
I find that this scrub produces enough cleansing lather to leave my skin feeling refreshed and clean. The option is there to using a matching shower gel which I do often. After drying my skin off, my skin feels good. This body scrub effectively exfoliates the rough and dry areas and leaves my skin feeling silky smooth. I have been impressed by how soft my skin feels and the results are evident all day. I don't feel the need to slather my skin in moisturiser/body lotion after using this scrub as it really isn't needed. The sweet, musky scent remains on my skin for a few hours and is enhanced by topping up with the Mist You Madly body mist.
I really like this body scrub. It leaves my skin feeling really good and nicely moisturised thanks to the skin kind ingredients it has in it. My skin looks healthy after using this and it works a treat on extra rough areas of skin and leaves my skin smelling gorgeous. It is well priced at £7.50 but how long it lasts you will depend on which parts of your body you plan on buffing.
I do still prefer Flake Away, mainly for the scent and I feel it is the ultimate scrub in the Soap and Glory range but this is a really good one too and I can highly recommend it. The results do not last as long as Flake Away in my opinion. I would recommend buying the smaller size first to check it is suitable for you. The smaller sizes are often on 3 for 2 in Boots and are perfect for taking away on holiday.
Thanks for reading :)
I am a big fan of Soap & Glory and over time I think that I have owned most of their products. I love the range with the Original Pink fragrance but sometimes if there is a 3 for 2 offer on then I will stray a little bit. My skin is getting really pale again now that Winter is nearly here which means I am wearing fake tan from time to time. I thought Scrub 'em and Leave 'em would help me get it back off again!
What does the product do?
The product is essentially a body exfoiliator which has been designed to remove the dead and dull skin cells from the body to reveal the healthy new ones underneath. It also moisturises and nourishes the skin with Jojoba Oil and Mandarin Oil leaving your body feeling soft and smooth. As well as this it leaves the body smelling of the 'Mist you Madly' fragrance which is made out of vanilla, blackcurrant and musk.
How do you use the product?
The product is to be used on damp skin. You need to scoop some of the product from the pot and massage it onto the skin all over the body using circular motions. Once the time is up you can rinse the product away and then follow it up with a good moisturiser.
Packaging and Price
The product comes in an open mouth circular tub which has a screw top lid. The tub is a very pale pink which some pink decoration and some information about the product given in the usual tongue in cheek style. It will cost you around £7 and it can be bought from Boots and also from a variety of online websites.
Application and Price
The product has a delicious fruity, creamy and floral aroma which is evident straight away and you can smell the scrub the whole time that you are using it which is a good thing in my opinion. It has the consistency of a pink which two types of exfoliators, one which is sea salt and the other is some sort of pink bead. The appearance of the whole thing is like a pale pink mousse but this changes once on the skin. This scrub is exactly the right consistency for me. It is hard enough that it feels like it's doing a good job but not so hard that it feels painful. You can control the hardness to a certain degree by the pressure that you apply while massaging it into the skin.
The product feels comfortable on my skin and hasn't ever caused me to experience any discomfort or irritations. It is easy to rinse off and once dry my skin really does feel incredibley soft and smooth. It looks in a better condition and although it doesn't feel tight or dry, you do need to use a moisturiser afterwards. That delicious aroma stays on the skin for a long time after use. All of the dullness and flakey skin is long gone and my skin looks much healthier.
All in all, this is just as good as the rest of the scrubs in the collection. It doesn't hurt the skin, smells delicious and leaves your skin feeling really soft and smooth. It makes the skin look in a better condition and it's quick and easy to use. Another lovely product by Soap & Glory!
I could never be described as being the biggest fan of the Soap & Glory range, having had a few products from the range in the past that didn't agree with my sensitive skin. When I received some products from the range for my birthday a while back however, I decided to try them out and see how they fared. This review discusses my experience of using the "Scrub 'Em And Leave 'Em Body Buff."
The product is available to buy in branches of Boots, where the small, 50ml tub will cost you £2.50. You can also purchase online at www.boots.com. I don't think the price is overly excessive, which is something I have found with some of the other products in the Soap & Glory range in the past.
The plastic tub is presented in the usual Soap & Glory colours which are pink, black and white, although the Scrub 'Em & Leave 'Em (hereafter called "Scrub 'Em") tub is slightly more attractive than many of the other products in the range as the colours used are much more subtle and have delicate silver 'accents' appearing on the packaging too which gives a pleasant feminine touch.
Unscrewing the plastic lid from the top of the tub has never caused me any problems or difficulties, even though I suffer from mobility problems and weakness in my hands. Whilst this might not be a particularly relevant point for many consumers, those with mobility issues can perhaps be assured that this tub is easily coped with, much more so than other products with similar packaging.
The Scrub 'Em product is very thick, and so it is necessary to 'scoop' some from the tub by using your fingers. The scrub/buff is a pretty pale pink colour and it is generously 'peppered' with an abundance of rough-feeling 'particles' which form the base of the scrub. The particles appear to be mainly pink in colour although there are larger 'crystal' like particles - similar to crystallised sugar, perhaps - contained within the pink substance too.
The idea behind the product is to apply a generous helping to the skin and rub it in, before rinsing it off in the bathtub or under the shower. There is very little in the way of help/advice given on the product's packaging about how it should be used, so a little trial and error may be required if you have not used a product like this before. I have found that products like this work best when a little time is taken during the application process, so I tend to concentrate on the areas of the skin that are most susceptible to dry skin; for me, this is around the knees and on the upper arms, where I suffer from dry skin and frequent flare-ups of eczema.
Whilst I am on the point, I think it is worth mentioning that I am always slightly cautious about using scrub-like products on areas of the skin that are the most sensitive, and for me the upper arms fall into this category, with the troublesome patches of eczema flaring easily if harsh or highly-scented products are used. For this reason, I always carry out a sort of 'patch test' when trying a new product on the skin by way of applying a very small amount of the product to a small surface area on the skin and then leaving it alone for a couple of days. Indeed, this practice was carried out by myself when I received the tub of Scrub 'Em and I was relieved to notice nothing in the way of aggravation or sensitivity to my troublesome skin. Thus, I was able to proceed with regular use of the product, being slightly surprised at the lack of 'harsh-ness' experienced, given the strong aroma and rather 'abrasive' nature of the scrub.
The scent of the body buff is very fragrant, being quite reminiscent of other products in the Soap & Glory range, although I find the Scrub 'Em product's fragrance is rather more pleasant than others in the range which can feel very over-bearing to me when absorbed into the skin. The scent is like that of a perfume product, and I find it quite floral but with a sweet edge to it. That is not to say that I find the scent is overly sickly or anything, but neither could I confess to it being my favourite sort of scent either, being more fond of fruity or spiced scents on the whole. The fragrance is evident as soon as the tub's lid is removed, and after the scrub has been rinsed from the skin I can still detect its flowery aroma quite easily. I do find that the fruity body butter or body cream products that I generally use will quite easily glide over the Scrub 'Em's aroma, and that is fine by me, as I much prefer these fragrances than the scrub's.
I find that the scrub does work quite well, leaving my skin feeling wonderfully softened and free from dry skin, which is of course the point of using a product like this one. The scrub provides wonderful exfoliation properties to the skin, and I find that taking a little time during the application process really pays off, particularly if I take my time and apply the product to the skin using 'circular' motions. I find that this effectively removes dead skin cells and after rinsing, my skin feels rather rejuvenated and refreshed.
Applying a body butter or intensive body moisturiser to the skin directly after using the Scrub 'Em allows the softened skin to really absorb the nourishing qualities contained within and I find the end result is almost what I would describe as being 'baby soft'..... so quite impressive really. To be completely honest however, this is the same result as I regularly achieve from using either my Sanctuary
Spa body scrub or a more 'everyday' body scrub product from Boots, so this result has become rather commonplace during my regular skincare routine. Certainly, I have noticed no 'wow' factor from using the Scrub 'Em product in place of one of my usual candidates.
To conclude, I felt the Scrub 'Em And Leave 'Em Body Buff worked well and I was highly impressed that it didn't cause any irritation or sensitivity to my hyper-sensitive skin, which has not been the case with other Soap & Glory products that I have used before. To be quite honest however, there was nothing 'new' about this product and I felt the results achieved were on a par with other scrubs and buff products that I use regularly....... The only main difference between them all is that the Scrub 'Em's fragrance is not as suited to my own tastes. I cannot honestly say that I would ever purchase this product for myself, as I wasn't blown away by the results.
I've had a few Soap & Glory products over the past year or so, all bought for me as gifts, and to be perfectly honest I thought they were all rubbish and I really couldn't understand the hype OR the prices. So needless to say I wasn't overly impressed when I received this Scrub 'Em and Leave 'Em Body Buff from a friend, BUT I hadn't tried this particular one before so of course I had to try it out. This costs £7.50 in Boots for a 300ml pot.
The pot is made of a sturdy plastic and has a simple screw off lid which is easy to both open and shut, even with wet hands. As you can see from the picture above the design is their usual retro style which isn't to my tastes but it's certainly not an eyesore. Because it's in a pot obviously to use the product you need to scoop it out of the pot with your hands which is easy enough but if you have to go back to it for another scoop it's hard not to end up with a bit of water in the pot.
When I first opened the pot I was almost knocked out by the overwhelming scent. It really is very strong, far too strong for me, and in the kind of heavy chemical way that gives me a headache after a while, which is a shame because the scent itself is actually lovely. It's a kind of fruity, floral scent with a vanilla background.
The scrub is pale pink and looks like a gel in the pot, with lots of visible salt grains and little pink spheres in it. It has quite a thick, gloopy texture to it which is easy to get out of the pot and apply to your body. When I start to massage it onto my skin I can feel quite large grains within it aswell as the much smaller pink spheres. It feels like it is definitely exfoliating well but without being harsh or scratchy.
It rinses off easily and doesn't cling to my skin. Once it's rinsed off my skin feels gorgeous, really soft and smooth, and moisturised too. I don't need to use a body lotion after this because my skin feels so good. I don't get any irritation from it because although it is effective it is also quite gentle. The only time it has caused a slight problem is when I stupidly decided to use it straight after shaving, and I really don't advise that as it does sting!
I do really like this and it is very effective, it's just a shame the scent is so strong because it stops me from using it as often as I would like.
Given that we have just celebrated Christmas my bathroom is running over with accessories and smellies given by friends and family. This Soap and Glory Scrub was given to me as part of a trio of travel sized smellies the contents of which promised to be ever handy, particularly at this time of year when my skin is not at its best.
I have always admired the packaging design used by Soap and Glory and had yet to try out any of their products and so this body scrub was a good introduction to the range.
The Product ~
This body scrub comes beautifully packaged in a round plastic tub the colour of which is a pearlescent cream on the 50ml smaller tub and pale pink on the larger 300ml article. The tub is topped with a screw top pink plastic lid with a silver star sticker on it, and a larger 'Scrub Em and Leave Em' sticker around the base. In describing the packaging I would put it that the design is a mixture between Disney princess (what with all the stars and glitter) and the glamour of the 1950s, the feminine pinkness appealing to the most girly of girls, including myself.
Upon screwing off the lid the scrub itself fails to disappoint. The scrub itself is light pink in colour with bright pink gritty particles which are similar in size to grains of sand. This texture feels hard enough to use on the most stubborn of hard skin areas but also gentle enough to massage gently into the face. However be warned, as with all products this should not come into contact with the eyes.
What struck me about this scrub was the delicate and sweet fragrance which Soap and Glory claim is part of their 'Mist you Madly' fragrance range. The smell is very sweet with almost a bubble gum fragrance with hints of vanilla and a fruity scent which one can assume is the blackcurrant.
Whilst there are a plethora of ingredients, this scrub contains amongst others babassu oil and sea salt; the oil is to moisturise the skin whilst the sea salt scrubs away at the dead skin cells.
Price and Availability ~
I have a smaller tub of this product which I understand can be bought for a couple of quid from Boots. However for the larger version it is worth noting that it can be bought in Boots or online at Amazon for £7.40 or in the sale at ASOS for just £3.50.
As with all body scrubs this one should be applied to damp skin in a circular motion and then rinsed off. This scrub is easy to scrape out of the tub having a gel like consistency and rubs easily into the skin producing a light foam. Upon rinsing I found that my skin felt moisturised and slightly polished however I did not find that the scrub was as exfoliating to hard skin as a number of other products on the market and therefore found it best used on my face and upper body.
The beauty of this body scrub was the sweet fragrance which left my skin smelling gorgeous for a coupe of hours after washing.
In my opinion this product is packaged beautifully and moisturises while it scrubs, I have therefore scored it 4 stars out of 5.
Thanks for taking the time to read my review.
Soap and Glory is now seen as one of those uber cool, and kitsch bodycare brands. So far I have found a lot of their products very hit and miss. So was this body buff a big hit or a big miss. Well I'd say a little bit of both.
Soap and Glory
Soap and Glory was founded in 2006 by the same lady that set up the Bliss Spa emporium. Her aim was to bring what she had learnt, and produce products of great quality but which were more gentle on the wallet. Their philosophy is 'it shouldn't cost an arm and a leg to moisturise one.'
Why did I buy it?
Well, I'm in love with the Mist You Madly body spray, it's very sweet and girly, but the product doesn't last much more than an hour, so I wanted something to layer it with. I bought the body scrub, along with the shower gel and body lotion on a three for two offer.
The packaging serves the purpose it holds the body buff in one place. It is a pale pink, plastic tub with a darker pink screw on lid. My main issue with the packaging was it was very hard to identify that it was part of the Mist You Madly range, they were not placed next to each other in Boots, nor does the packaging look that different to the original Soap and Glory pink fragranced items.
The great thing about these tubs, is when you're finished they can easily be washed out to store other bits and pieces: hair bobbles, loose buttons, Lush products. The colours are really cute, so you needn't spend a lot on additional storage for these bits and pieces.
As part of the Mist You Madly range this fragrance is composed of six key notes:
These notes are blended wonderfully, in this buff I admit I struggle to separate them as easily as the body mist. However the overall is one of sugared, perfumed flowers. Very sweet and very girly. The smell is a product I like to use when I just need a little pick me up. If I could compare it to other fragrances on a sweetness level, think slap bang between Miss Dior Cherie and Britney Spears' Fantasy and we're pretty close.
The scent does linger slightly on the skin for a couple of hours, however this can be enhanced with use of the other products in the range.
What's in the buff, and how does it work
As the buff comes in a tub, you need to scoop out the pink goop with your hands. The texture is thick enough to do this without it falling apart. The buff is pale pink and opaque, which turns into a creamy liquid on contact with water. To help buff your body there are large chunks of sea salt and small pink microbeads. These act to help gently buff your body with no soreness or irritation. Note this is a body buff and not a body scrub, I know the name is misleading, so is for light exfoliation only, not one for fake tan preparation. However I believe that this buff then could be used on a more regular basis than a scrub without damaging the skin, but still allows for a quick smoothen up. If you are after a scrub Soap and Glory do some excellent scrubs, Flake Away is my current favourite.
The buff also contains babassu oil, similar to coconut oil, ad is known to feel soothing and cooling when applied to the skin. Jojoba and mandarin oils are also present for their moisturising properties. I have noticed that after using this product, my skin wasn't particularly dry, but I don't know if this was due to the removal of dead skin due to the exfoliation, or the presence of these oils.
One thing that was a bit disappointing with this product concerned the consistency. I use this product in the shower on my limbs instead of shower gel. However I found the product ran off my skin quite quickly. I found the best way to use the product was step away from the flow of the shower, sometimes even quickly drying off the wetness with a towel quickly before buffing away. However, this meant when it came to wash the product off, all the residue and pink beads were washed away quickly, and I didn't have to worry about finding bits of the buff on me hours later.
Take 'Em or Leave 'Em?
I probably would purchase this product again, it does do what was described on the tub. It costs £7.40 for 300 ml which I think is quite reasonable. The tub has lasted me around three months, and I tend to use it once to twice a week. Boots now also stock a travel sized tub, but I found it was much better value to stick with the big tub, and refill another smaller tub. I also found the scent to be most alike to the Mist You Madly scent in the body mist that I so adored.
Other products in the range:
* Clean, Girls Shower Gel - Ok, more fruity than the original.
* The Daily Smooth Body Butter - My tube smells nothing like Mist You Madly, more like plastic melons, left residue on my skin. Bad product.
* Soap and Glory EDT No. 2 - Nice but heavy on the musk.
Soap and Glory can be purchased at Boots, Harvey Nichols, and online at ASOS.
Overall this product was more of a hit than a miss for me. Give it a go!
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When it comes to body scrubs and the likes they are not something I use very often to be perfectly honest with you however I do adore the Soap & Glory 'Flake Away' Body Buff from Soap & Glory so when I spotted this different one I hadn't seen before from the same brand I couldn't wait to get my hands on a pot of it seeing that at the time I purchased it in Boots and it was reduced from its usual price tag of £7.40 for a 300ml pot to a £4.93 (for a limited time only).
The scrub comes in a two tone light pink plastic pot with a twist on/off lid to the top of it. On the front of the pot we are told that it is Soap & Glory Scrub Em And Leave Em Body Buff and that it contains Babassu Oil & Sea Salt and the size is stated (as I have listed already). Other information on the back of hthe pot tells us how to use it and the ingredients used etc as well as contact details for the manufacturer are given. Its a nice sturdy container, easy to open and close etc, waterproof and its informative enough.
The Body Scrub Itself:
If you like the 'Mist You Madly body Spray' the possibility is your going to love this cos to my nostrils it is scented exactly the same as that with a subtle and interesting blend of bergamot, blackcurrant, magnolia, freesia, vanilla and musk and containing babassu oil, sea salt and moisturising jajoba and mandarin oils. This to me smells yummy with a int of the sweet vanilla scent blended with a floral tone and with an underlying scent of musk and it is a sophisticated aroma in my opinion.
The only downside I had with this scrub is that I felt I needed rather alot of this light pink, set creamy feeling stuff with dark pink scrubby bits in it to feel it working. You gently apply some to damp/wet skin in circular motions to which you get a small buffing/abrasive feeling (the aroma is beautiful when its in use by the way) and when you feel like you have finished its easy enough to rinse off though you need to get a good, fast flow of water to rinse it away properly and for that reason I personally wouldn't use it in the bath (as well as not fancying sitting in it!) and thats it.
The aroma although initially strong and sassy doesn't stay all that noticable on the skin at all for long which was a bit misery making as the initial scent was so pretty of this. Skin though felt gently exfoliated and buffed up and soft and clean without my skin feeling ripped or torn apart with sandpaper or the likes and no matter how hard I scrubbed myself with this I caused my skin no damage at all. I use this a couple of times a week now to keep my skin glowing and this is particulary nice before applying fake tan too! When I have used this I don't feel the need to use a moisturiser at all though in my opinion this isn't as good as 'Flake Away' for really dry, parched skin and this is suitable because of the subtle scent for either sex to use in my opinion
Available in Boots stores
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Soap and Glory Scrub 'em and Leave 'em Body buff/scrub
I love soap and glory products and at christmas I received two S&G gift sets which was great and I have been slowly working my way through them all as a lot of them were travel size products. I have tried the other body scrub that soap and glory make - the shea butter and peach seed one (called Flake away) and I love that body scrub but how does this one compare?
*About the product*
As I said before I have a lot of the minature products and this is one of the small ones I received - I think it was in the mini hat box set. It is 50ml or 1.69 us fl oz. It contains Babassu oil and sea oil (so the ingredients are quite different to the first body scrub they make).
CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Glycerin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sodium Chloride, Glyceryl Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polysorbate 20, Butylene Glycol, PEG-100 Stearate, Synthetic Wax, Parfum (Fragrance), Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Maris Sal (Sea Salt), Linalool, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexenecarboxaldehyde, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citrus Reticulata Peel Oil, Coumarin, Citronellol, CI 73360 (Red 30), Tocopheryl Acetate
*My opinion of the product*
-Packaging, Scent and Appearance
The packaging is really cute (as all of the S&G packaging is) it has a kind of retro look to it as well. It is in a jar and again I really don't like products in pots or jars as it is less hygienic and it is just more convenient in my opinion to have products in a squeezy tube or bottle. The colour of the product packaging is cream and pink, the cream part also has a iridescent pink sheen/shimmer to it as well, which adds to the girlyness of the product (if girlyness is a word, which it probably isn't).
The body scrub its self is a light pink colour and it has small beads in it (which look the same as the beads you can get in face scrubs) and they are a darker pink. Overall, the colour of the actual products looks really cute and very girly.
The scent of the product is similar to the other pink soap and glory products but it is a lot more subtle than the other products they make in terms of the strength of the scent. The scent is really quite floral with a little bit of a musky note to it as well, and overall it is really nice, fresh, floral and feminine. Notes in the product include: bergamot, blackcurrant, magnolia, freesia, vanilla and musk.
-Using the product
I have used this product a few times and each time I have used it I have had to use a lot of the product. The first time using this product used up about one quarter of the total amount in the pot and that was only used on my legs and a little bit on my arms too.
I find that with the first S&G body scrub the grains in it are really coarse and they are fantastic exfoliators but with this product I find that the grains and the body scrub in general is not very exfoliating. I like body scrubs to be really exfoliating and this product is not very exfoliating at all, it is really gentle on my skin which is god but it does not really do what it is supposed to.
It is really gentle on my skin and if you have sensitive skin or if you don't want a coarse or a bit harsher exfoliator then this will be good for you but I want one that will leave my skin feeling super exfoliated and smooth and for me this product does not do that very well.
It applies quite nicely, it has a really smooth texture which I did not really expect from a body scrub (as they are supposed to be coarse by purpose). This makes it a little harder to apply as it does tend to just slide of my skin easier. It does apply well with a bath scrunchie/shower puff but when I apply this product to my skin with my hands it is not very easy.
Once applied to my skin the product feels like it has exfoliated my skin very gentley. It does not feel like it has done a good job though as my skin does not feel as smooth, soft and exfoliated compared to when I use the original (peach seed) S&G scrub.
The jar is not the best container for this product for a number of reasons. The first being that it is less hygienic than say a tube or bottle and also the worst thing about the container is that when I use it in the shower the shower water gets into the tub and even after tipping the water out initially - the water stays in the pot.
The scent in the pot/jar for this product is really nice but when it is applied to my skin it is even more subtle than in the jar. When it is initially opened the scent is strong and nice but when it is on my skin the scent is very subtle.
When my skin is dry after using this product, I find that my skin is smoother and softer but it is not really smooth so I am not too impressed with this product and also the scent on my skin is undetectable - which was not a big surprise as the scent was not really strong to begin with.
I have used this product a number of times and each time I have used quite a bit, so in terms of value for money it is not very good. I have used about probably just less than a quarter of the total amount of product each time.
*Price and availability*
I received this as part of a miniatures gift set and the product on its own can be bought from the following (prices as of 14/03/2011):
Asos.com: 300ml: £7.20 (free shipping with asos!)
Harvey Nichols: 300ml: £7.50
Boots: 300ml: £7.40 (you also get 28 boots points with this product)
(It can also be bought from ebay)
*Cute girly packaging
*Gentle on my skin - would be good for sensitive skin
*Some natural ingredient and a great brand
*Does leave my skin smooth and soft
*Scent does not last on my skin
*not as exfoliating as I would like
*Does not apply well with your hands - it tends to slip off my skin and is not very exfoliating
*Does not leave my skin very smooth/soft (not as good as the flake away scrub)
Thank you for reading my review - I will also post this on ciao under my user name labellavita1992 with pictures x
With Spring just around the corner the thought of baring more flesh than usual starts to infiltrate my psyche and after an examination of my skin that has been mostly hidden during the winter months it was obvious that it was in need of some extra TLC and I think a good body scrub is the place to start to bring it back to life and looking respectable enough to dare to bare!
I have only just recently started to look more closely at the Soap & Glory products, largely due to reviews written on here and Dooyoo!
This body buffing scrub comes in a pretty pink large tub with a screw off lid and is apparently scented with 'Mist You Madly's scent, i.e. beautiful notes of Bergamot, Blackcurrent, Magnolia, Freesia, Vanilla and Musk. They are sound like gorgeous scents to me but to be honest although the scent is quite pleasant (more so once applied to the body, I cannot pick up any one of those scents in particular but the scent on the whole is quite sweet and delicate.
The instructions say to scoop up a handful and rub it all over the body and then rinse. This lead me to believe that I should apply the product onto dry skin but I found that as the product (which too is pink) was a little to thick and grainy to apply easily in this manner so I do think that applying either with damp hands or to slightly damp skin allows better coverage and also makes the product feel less harsh on the skin.
The product contains sea salt which is obviously the exfoliant together with Babassu, jojoba and mandarin oils, all of which leave your skin remarkably smooth and silky once the product has been washed off. You can then of course add additional body moisturiser particularly if you suffer form very dry skin but I found that my skin was soft and smooth enough from the oils so as not to warrant additional moisturisation so that was excellent as I find applying moisturiser post bath/shower quite a chore!
All in all I can highly recommend this scrub as a great exfoliant which leaves you skin feeling very pampered after use and I would imagine that with continued use the results will get even better. After you using this scrub I went for a spray tan the following day (although you are not supposed to uses scrubs with oils in apparently but my spray tan went on very smoothly and evenly after using this product. This scrub cost me £7.40 from Boots so is a little on the expensive side but I think it is worth it for the way it leaves your skin.
Thanks for reading. X
also on ciao under ryanellaxx
The latest Soap and Glory product I have had the pleasure of trying is the Scrub 'Em and Leave 'Em Body Buff. I received this as a present this Christmas as everyone knows I love the Soap and Glory products and I have been really pleased with the results of this body scrub.
I think a body scrub is great at this time of year especially when you get dry and cold and cracked skin and need something to really buff up your skin and get it ready for all the Christmas and New Year parties and something to slowly bring your skin ready for spring and warmer weather. What I really love about this scrub is that as well as removing dry dead skin it also makes me skin really smooth after use as well. You can almost feel it smoothing your skin when you scrub it on and the results are brilliant. The scrub is thick but not harsh like some others can be. You don't feel like you are scraping away your skin and doing damage, just that you are removing the top layer of dead skin and buffing it up.
Soap and Glory was created by Marcia Kilgore (who also created the Bliss range) back in 2006 so it hasn't been around for long but it sure has been a big hit. What I love about it is the quirky, funky packaging which to me is quite retro. It includes pictures of housewives from the 50's and 60's which give the range a very retro feel and also has a lot of tongue in cheek product names which make them really fun products in my opinion. I like the fact that on their website they put the phrase, "We believe that you shouldn't have to spend an arm and a leg just to moisturise one (or the other, or both).
The products are mainly sold in Boots and this is where I get all of mine. Often they have lots of good deals on Soap and Glory products so I advise to always keep a look out for your favourites.
The scrub is in a tub with a screw off lid so it's really easy to get your hand into and scoop out a big dollop. I find this is really helpful when applying it near the bath as you don't have to worry about squeezing it out of tubes etc, just one big dollop and you are on your way. It is quite thick and so stays on your hand when you get it out of the tub until you rub it all over your skin. I use this all over my body, the only place I do not use it is on my face as I think it would be too harsh for that but everywhere else is great.
The smell is absolutely amazing. According to the tub, it is scented with Mist You Madly's beautiful notes of bergamot, blackcurrant, magnolia, freesia, vanilla and musk. It also contains babassu oil, sea salt and moisturising jajoba and mandarin oils. This is such a sweet smelling buff and really leaves me smelling nice and refreshed. The buff really smells up your whole room after you have used it and it does stay on your skin for quite a while afterwards. I like to use the lotions in this range too after my bath to really lock in the amazing smell.
Like I've said above this buff comes in a tub. I got mine for Christmas but I have seen it on sale in Boots where a 300ml tub will cost you £7.40, a bit pricey but I can see this product lasting for quite a long time and so well worth the investment.
I have often seen Soap & Glory products on display in my local Boots store whilst out shopping for bath/body products - they certainly stand out on the shelves with their distinctive retro packaging. The packaging is fun and funky but to me the packaging does just that makes the product look 'fun' rather than advertise the Soap & Glory brand as quality bath/body products. For this reason I have often looked at them but have never purchased.
I was recently presented with a box of Soap & Glory goodies as a gif so it was the ideal opportunity for my to try without having to part with any of my hard earned cash.
Amongst the products received was a tub of "Scrub 'em and leave 'em body buff. The scrub comes in a large 300ml tub in the typical retro designed packaging which tells you in a glance that it is Soap & Glory and costs £7.00 per tub. The scrub is part of the 'Mist you madly' range and is fragranced with bergamont, blackcurrant, magnolia, freesia, vanilla and musk. It is made in the UK, and is not tested on animals and after opening should be used within 2 years.
Due to my own preconceptions I was not expecting too much from this product. When I first unscrewed the lid to inspect the contents I was pleasantly surprised. The scrub is a gorgeous creamy pink colour with small beads of bright pink and clear chunks of rock salt and has a nice thick consistency. And the smell... simply out of this world. It is absolutely gorgeous, a very feminine sweet floral smell, quite strong but in no way overpowering - simply divine.
Now I was beginning to see this product in a whole new light and couldn't wait to try it. I did as directed on packaging scoop out a handful, rubbed into my body and then rinsed off. I found the scrub very easy to use, its nice thick consistency made it very easy to apply, I found it to be a very gentle but effective scrub with the sea salt gliding over skin and gently melting away leaving my skin feeling smooth, polished, beautifully soft and smelling great.
Overall I was very impressed with this product and owe Soap & Glory a big apology for ever having doubted the quality of their products. I absolutely love this product and can not wait to try more of there range.
I only occasionally use any kind of exfoliating products for the body and that's usually during the summer but I received some of this Body Buff from the very much hyped up brand Soap and Glory this Christmas and have begun to use it already. I had actually always wanted to try the company's body beauty products but the inflated price tags had deterred me. Soap and Glory has a great reputation though amongst my female friends and family members.
I received this product as part of a gift set so I do not have the full sized version which I think is around 300ml sized. Mine is only a dinky 50ml. It comes in a little tub with a irridescent pink lid that screws on and off. I really love the Soap and Glory packaging designs. They dress up their products as though they are retro and have been used by women for decades when in fact the brand has only been around since 2006! The subtle pink and cream colourings are so feminine and the language used by the brand to talk about their product is fun with a tone of familiarity - it's as though Soap and Glory is your old pal. So the Body Buff tub is inscribed with the jovial phrase "Scrub 'em and leave 'em!". The brand also print images of silver and white stars across the Body Buff tub which makes the whole thing look like a sparkly, high quality, dazzling product that has superstar power! The image of the product as a whole makes this an ideal gift.
The body buff is a kind of putty cream that is a dainty pink colour and which has sea salt grains and pieces of shocking pink grit running through it. To touch it feels a bit like chewing gum but obviously not as rubbery. You have to stick your fingers into the goo to scoop out a lump and it feels quite stodgy but once you begin to rub it over your skin it dissolves somewhat. You can use this all over the body except your face as it cannot be applied near to the eyes. It is probably best used on arms, elbows, knees, legs and feet.
I find that the gritty feeling of the Body Buff is quite harsh but quite a nice sensation. It makes you feel like you are scrubbing away the old and renewing not just your skin but your whole self, your mood and everything! It's very theraputic to be able to work the Body Buff across your body. I tend to just rub back and forth in straight lines rather than do little circles as the salt pieces and pink grit tends to drop off into your bath water as you rub.
The Body Buff has the same fragrance to the other Soap and Glory products (body butter, bath foam, fragrance spray) that I received in my giftset. I'd describe the perfume as being ultra feminine. It's a blend of floral scents and a hint of musk which dampens the sweetness. It's a fragrance that will appeal across all ages. It's lovely to smell the perfume whilst in the water as it lifts up in the steam particles and the scent also stays on your skin after you've rinsed and dried yourself.
The Body Buff is blended with sea salt to give it that important grit-like texture which is important for the exfoliating qualities. It also is infused with babassu oil which is a plant oil that is used often in products for the skin as it is an emollient - that is it softens skin and takes away any dryness. It also contains mandarin and jojoba oils especially for their moisturising qualities.
After using this Body Buff I find that my skin feels like it has been refreshed and moisturised. When I rinse the product away from my skin it leaves what is like a glossy looking film over my skin. This shiny oil blankets my skin and helps to make it soft, springy and feeling moisturised. It also helps give the skin an appearance of being bright and healthy.
I am really enjoying using this product and really appreciate having received it as a gift as it's effective and a wonderful bathtime treat. I would definitely recommend this product to any girls or ladies who have skin that isn't sensitive and who love to pamper themselves!
A tub of this on it's own is around £7 for a 300ml sized tub but I do receommend buying it alongside other Soap and Glory products such as the Body Butter to be able to effect an amazing pampering experience!