“ Brand: Soap and Glory / Type: Body Scrub / Subcategory: Soap / What it does: Exfoliates, „
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I have a friend who is obsessed with Soap and Glory and she has converted me to their products. I also love the names of the products and the retro packaging. I love the feel of warming scrubs, and while at £8 RRP, this is a bit more than I'd usually spend, it was on a 3 for 2 with a free body butter so figured I may as well treat myself.
About the company
Soap and Glory are a fun, fresh, fearless, fantastic British beauty brand created by suds-loving entrepreneur and celebrity facialist Marcia Kilgore. Soap & Glory recommends applying products with happiness and abandon, because while beauty absolutely matters, it doesn't matter absolutely.
The name of this product is 'Some like it hot,' a nod to the Marilyn Monroe film of the same name, and also indicating that it's a scrub that heats up upon application. It contains two-sugars, macadamia oil, vanilla seeds, calendula oil, white sand grains and self-activating ThermineralsTM(a Soap and Glory trademark). It is a light pinky colour, with a gorgeous fresh, fruity fragrance, and a thick gritty consistancy.
How to use
Massage a plum sized amount into damp skin until you feel it heat up, then rinse, and follow with moisturiser.
I was slightly disappointed with this scrub. It was a quite fine scrub, and while it heated instantly when applied to my skin, the effect only lasted about a second or so. It did leave my skin feeling slightly softer and it was very easy to wash off. It also left no residue, I find that some scrubs can leave behind a filmy layer (extra moisturising I'm guessing?) but I prefer scrubs that wash clean off. It is a sugar based scrub, so is that slightly think consistancy that you get with sugar scrubs.
I went to the bathroom cupboard to check this out to write this review, and put a small amount on my hand to test it - the product has split, and considering I only bought it about 2 months ago, this is very disappointing, particularly considering the high price tag. For that reason, I wouldn't recommend it.
This scrub costs £8 for a 200ml tube, though Soap and Glory are often available on 3 for 2 at Boots.
I recently purchased a load of Soap & Glory items in Boots on 3 for 2. I bought this scrub as I have a nice tan fro, our recent heatwave and I find if I exfoliate and moisturise it lasts longer. The tube contains 200ml of scrub and costs £8.
The tube describes the product as a 'body softening thermal scrub' it contains two sugars, macaadamia oil, vanilla seeds, aloe vera, white sand grains and self activating therminerals which help it to heat up on application. As with most body scrubs this product is designed to remove rough dry skin particularly around areas such as the elbows and knees and leave akin feeling smooth and soft.
To use the scrub you are recommended to use a plum sized dollop onto damp skin until the warming stops.
The scrub tends to separate in the container and you can see the oils at the top so it needs to be shaken before use. The scrub is white and creamy you can see the little grains of sand on it. The scrub smells fruity. On application it gets nice and toasty when applied to wet skin. There are plenty of grains in the scrub and even after a minute or so or rubbing it in you can still feel the grains. The scrub stayed warm for about 20 seconds. I rubbed a bit longer especially around my elbows and knees.
After rinsing the scrub off my skin had a light sheen to it. The scrub recommends that you follow with a moisturiser which I don't always do, I found that after using this scrub my skin felt very moisturised which is probably because of the the natural oils.
I have been using this scrub twice a week for a few weeks now and I have found that my skin is glowing and it looks healthy. I like the heating action of the scrub and for that reason I would give it 5 out of 5.
I'd been toying with the idea of buying some of Soap&Glory's 'Some like it hot' for a while, but my friend brought some before me and let me test it out. I'm glad it did! Initially I tested it out on my arms which was okay, but it wasn't too fantastic - especially for something that costs £8. But after reading the back of the tube (Which said that it gently removed hard patches of skin) I used a small amount on my face to see if it reduced my old acne scars. It's burnt. It felt like Satan himself was breathing fire on my face and no amount of cold water would ease it.
Thankfully, I had some Aloe Vera handy and that gradually got rid of the heat (and pain). On the plus side, my skin was a lot smoother after using the product but I did find my skin was very dry after; so I had to apply some moisturiser. But overall, while the slight warming sensation (When you use the product on anywhere but your face) was pleasant this body scrub did nothing a bit of sugar and normal body wash did. So I don't think I'll be buying this and I'll stick to my home-made body scrub.
I received this as a gift for Christmas along with some other soap and glory products. I love anything soap and glory and own a massive collection of their products! This one was bought for me by my boyfriend, and I was in Boots yesterday and noticed it was £8, but in the 3 for 2 offer it's not bad. I would actually pay £8 for this scrub as it lasts so long, and is an excellent scrub, one of the best I have used.
This is called 'some like it hot body softening thermal scrub,' and it really does live up to it's name! It is a 200ml tube with a lid you just flip open, and the tube says it has two sugars, macadamia oil, vanilla seeds, aloe vera, white sand grain and self activating Therminerals.
The scrub when you squeeze the tube comes out really easily and is a pale pink colour, and you can see tiny black beads in it. When you squeeze this onto your hand, it just feels a normal temperature, but as soon as you start rubbing it into your skin, on your arm for instance, the scrub gets really hot on your skin. I wouldn't say it is just warm, it actually feels really hot! It doesn't last very long though as before you have rubbed it all over your arm, the hot sensation has gone, it doesn't stay for very long. It feels really nice though when it first gets warm, it is really different to any other scrub I have used. I have used warming face masks before, and I would say this gets a lot hotter than those.
When it comes to using this product as a body scrub, I would say this is one of the best I have used. The feel of the scrub is really like sand when you rub it on your skin, it doesn't scratch or feel horrible, but you can really feel it working to ex foliate your skin, and my skin just feels so soft and smooth after using it. I do feel I need to use quite a lot to do my whole body. I probably use about a 5p sized amount for each arm for instance. You need quite a bit more for your legs and the rest of the body. Although I have been using this tube for a good 2 months now, I still have loads left even though I feel I use a lot when I use it.
I use this scrub once or twice a week and I feel this is enough to keep my skin well ex foliated with this product. My boyfriend always knows when I have used this, as he can smell it on my skin for hours afterwards! It smells gorgeous, just like all soap and glory products, and it is such a nice scrub to use.
The scrub turning hot on your skin feels really nice, it leaves your skin so silky soft and smooth, and even though it is expensive, it lasts ages and I will definitely be purchasing more of this when I have run out! Definitely give this one a go!
I really like the Soap & Glory scrubs I've tried, and was excited about the latest one, the Some Like It Hot scrub. This seemed to be a bit unusual, and I was looking forward to using it.
The scrub comes in a grey tube with a pink flip-top lid on which it stands. Though the tube isn't see through, if you hold it up to the light you can just about see how much you have left. It contains two different sugars, vanilla seeds and white sand grains to exfoliate, as well as macadamia oil to moisturise and aloe vera to soothe skin. The unique selling point of the product is the presence of 'Therminerals' - the scrub is designed to heat up when you rub it into your skin.
The tube instructs you to shake it before use and massage a plum size dollop of Some Like It Hot onto damp skin. Rub until the heat wears off and then rinse. I found that a plum size dollop was a bit too much, and I used four much smaller bits to scrub each of my legs and arms. I also used a little on my thighs and bum, but concentrated on my elbows, arms and lower legs.
The scrub was a very pale pink in colour, and had a pleasant sweet scent. It wasn't too thick and therefore was easy to get out of the tube, except towards the end when I had to cut it open. I squeezed some onto the palm of my hand and rubbed it into my skin. The sensation of warmth was immediate and pleasant but only lasted a few seconds. The scrub itself did the job: it exfoliated well and my skin felt soft and smooth after use.
I did find that the scrub got used up fairly quickly. I seemed to use a good amount at once, so it didn't last as long as I had hoped.
Overall, this is a good scrub and the warming sensation is pleasant and unusual, particularly in the colder weather. It isn't my favourite Soap & Glory scrub, but it's something I do like.
As a loyal fan of Soap & Glory products I like to take advantage when the range is on 3 for 2 in Boots and my most recent purchase was this Some Like It Hot Thermal Scrub costing £8 for a 200ml tube.
The scrub comes in a cream plastic tube with pink flip top lid containing the usual Soap & Glory logo as well as product name and a little bit about the scrub. The scrub claims to be 'body softening' containing macadamia oil, vanilla seeds, aloe vera and white sand grains. This scrub also contains self-activating therminerals which are what makes this scrub warm up when rubbed into damp skin. On the back of the tube is a quirky and slightly humorous warning stating that getting this scrub in eyes or irritated skin would be 'reasonably uncomfortable and might prompt you to scramble naked through your flat shrieking 'water, water!' (Less opportunistic exhibitionists can also rinse well with cool water.'
The scrub itself is a pale pink colour containing lots of tiny grains which exfoliate the skin and enable the scrub to warm up. The consistency is of quite a runny cream and I would recommend holding the bottle completely upright before opening the lid otherwise the scrub just runs out everywhere and you end up wasting a lot of it.
Using the scrub is relatively straight forward. You must shake the tube before you do anything else. If you don't you'll just be greeted by a very runny and pink oil when you open the lid. Rub a dollop into your skin. I find a walnut sized dollop is enough for both arms, another one for each leg and another one for the torso. When you start rubbing this in you'll feel it getting warmer, once the warming effect wears off, rinse it off.
I do find this scrub does do a wonderful job at softening my skin. The back of the tube suggests moisturising after using this but I simply don't feel the need to as my skin is already left beautifully soft, smooth and hydrated. In fact, this does a better job than a lot of moisturisers I've used in the past! The scent of the scrub is really nice as well, really sweet and fruity and I do find that lovely smell gets stronger when you're actually rubbing this into youIr skin as opposed to sniffing it from the tube. Unfortunately I don't find that the scent lingers on my skin but it's still nice during my scrub all the same.
The actual warming effect of the scrub, however, I found to be disappointing. It's a sort of 'blink and you'll miss it' type of experience. The moment you rub this into your skin it does heat up and it actually feels really relaxing and nice (particularly on my feet). It doesn't get so hot it's uncomfortable or painful but hot enough for you to clearly notice. The down side is it cools down to what feels like body temperature in a matter of seconds. I find I haven't even finished rubbing this into an entire arm before I can no longer feel that warming effect and it is very short lived.
I've also found that over time the grains in this scrub have gotten clogged up around the lid. It's still possible to get the scrub out of the tube although the flip top lid doesn't close properly when this happens. When I try to push it down all I can hear is the grains being crushed underneath it. Of course, running the open lip under warm running water does solve this problem but then, after a couple more uses, the same thing happens meaning you have to continue to do this. It doesn't require the most effort in the world but it's still pretty annoying!
I would recommend this scrub purely for how soft it leaves skin feeling, it really is one of the best products I've ever tried in that respect. The warming effect is disappointing which is a shame as this seems to be the main thing Soap & Glory boast about this product and the tube could do be a redesign to stop the lid from clogging up but, all in all, a high quality product that leaves skin beautifully soft and smooth.
I'm a massive fan of Soap and Glory stuff already and so when this came in my christmas presents last year (I know, I'm such a lax reviewer!) I was really excited to try it.
In classic Soap and Glory style, the packaging is reminiscent of the classic movie era, with pink writing and cream colours complimenting each other. It also has some amusing little lines on it which are fun to read in the shower if you're bored! The smell of this isn't as over powering as some of the other Soap and Glory products but it's still very sweet and friendly to the nose.
This product is basically a heated exfoliator; when you rub the grainy pink scrub into your legs it heats up (and trust me, it gets adequately hot!) which gives a lovely sensation as well as rubbing away all the scurvy dead skin on wherever you've applied it. Personally I use this before/after shaving my legs as I have trouble with quite dry skin on my calves, so it gently removes that and leaves my skin feeling really soft and fresh. After using it and shaving I also use a moisturizer to really make sure that my skin is as soft as possible.
The flip top lid and squeezy bottle make this product very easy to use. However I would recommend that you shake it hard before you use it - When it got to the end of my bottle I started to get unmixed scrub out with just the warming liquid coming out at times! This didn't happen until I got nearly down to the bottom though. A small complaint I have is that leaving the bottle cap down in my shower nearly always resulted in cold, slimy water going all over my feet when I opened it as it had collected in the cap top, even though I was careful to leave it out of the way of the water flow. I'm not sure why that happened!
I've finished my bottle now and whilst it is expensive at nearly £8 a go, I think I will definitely be getting another one. I love the Soap and Glory products and this is no disappointment! It can be found in Boots stores amongst the beauty/shower section, there's normally quite a decent Soap and Glory part.
For my birthday this year I received a lot of soap and glory products from friends and family. Two of my friends made gift hampers for me whilst my mum picked up a couple of items just to go with my other gifts. Amazingly my mum didn't duplicate any of the items in the hampers and once of the items that she bought for me was the some like it hot body softening thermal scrub...well that's a mouthful!
The product comes in a 200ml squishy tube which has a pink lid on which it stands. The actual tube is a shimmering off white in colour and as with all the other soap and glory products that I have it looks quite funky and retro with its design. The soap and glory logo is prominent on the tube but the main focus is the word "hot" which is in quite a large font and is pink.
On the tube there are a few quirky things said such as "it's the most exciting thing I've had in my shower for months" and "this scrub gets quite toasty when you rub it." I was quite intrigued by this product as it wasn't a product I had seen before. Upon investigating the tube further I discovered that this particular scrub actually generates heat when rubbed on to damp skin! I was keen to try this out as it was something different to anything that I had tried before really.
I used the scrub in the bath rather than in the shower and shook the tube before squeezing a blob on to my hand. I noticed that as the scrub moved slightly on my hand that it felt quite warm.
The scrub is pink with small flecks of black. It is quite runny so as you put it on to your hand you do need to be quite quick in rubbing it on to your skin or you may end up losing it! In terms of other scrubs I have used I have to say it is certainly the thinnest in consistency but perhaps that is something to do with the warming effect that is required for the scrub or something.
I rubbed the scrub on to my wet skin and as I rubbed it in I have to say that I was amazed with the heat that was generated! It was really hot and whilst hot it wasn't uncomfortable at all and it actually felt really nice on my skin and was a whole different experience to normal bath times. The heat soon dies down on the skin and I found myself repeating the experience just to feel the heat again!
The particles in the scrub do take some serious rubbing on the skin and it seems like there are quite a lot of them. As a result though when you rinse the product off your skin you are left with skin that feels incredible soft and smooth. I was actually surprised at just how good my skin felt after using this product and there was no need for me to moisturise afterwards.
I cannot talk about this scrub without mentioning the gorgeous scent. It is incredibly sweet and lingers well on the skin. The scent of this product, whilst not the same as the original pink soap and glory range, is certainly one of my favourites for bath time.
I don't keep this product in my bathroom as I don't want my son to get hold of it as I am not sure he would appreciate the heating effect and soap and glory do advise that you keep it out of the reach of children. You are also warned that you should keep the scrub out of your eyes and off damaged skin. Soap and glory warn you of this in quite an amusing way by saying "..it would be reasonably uncomfortable and might prompt you to scramble naked through your flat shrieking "water,water!" You are advised that if this does occur to rinse well with plenty of cool water.
You can buy the 200ml tube of some like it hot body softening thermal scrub from boots for £7.92 and I think that whilst it is not cheap it is well worth the price for the experience in the bath or shower! It lasts well and smells gorgeous too! Boots often have soap and glory included in their three for two promotion so it would be an excellent time to buy should you be interested!
Thank you for reading my review!
After receiving the Soap and Glory Tote Bag for Christmas, I decided to try some more of their products, so I splashed out on another body scrub to add to my collection, as it claims to exfoliate and soften your skin. The main appeal, I would have to say was its quirky retro packaging and I have used self heating cleansers before and thought it was an innovative product for the body.
The packaging isn't the standard pink as a lot of Soap & Glory products are, yet you can still tell it's their product. The tube is mainly white with bold black and pink retro style writing down the side. It has a flip top lid, which means it is bottom down in the shower making the product easy to get out and you don'thave to stand there shaking it up and down.
The scrub is a pretty pale pink colour with tiny exfoliating grains and smells fairly sweet. I applyed about about a 50p coin size to each leg and started to rub it in. You instantly feel the scrub getting hotter as you rub it in, it feels quite strange but not uncomfortable, and eventually stops. It's a bit odd the first time you use it, as it isn't just warm and it feels like it's doing something, my skin became tingly. I think you'll either love or hate the sensation but personally, I really liked it. The scrub washes off easily and you don't find little grain residue stuck to you.
I really like this product, the scrub is very effective and left my skin smooth and soft. To be honest, I'm not sure what the heat does unlike in heating face masks which clean out the pores but I think it's a nice element. I recommend you moisturise afterwards, your skin doesn't feel tight but I always do.
I'm unsure to whether I would buy this one again, it is a nice product but I think it's a little bit expensive for what it is and I've used other scrubs that are just as effective. It certainly looks good in the bathroom, which makes me wonder that you are paying for the packaging. I might buy it as a treat for myself. Soap and Glory products are exclusive to Boots, you can buy online or instore and a 200ml tube costs £7.92 but they are often on 3 for 2.
*** Some Like It Hot ***
I haven't tried very many Soap and Glory products, but all the ones I have tried I have really enjoyed using - and all the reviews on here seem to be very positive in the main! So on the look out for a new body scrub I decided to spend a bit more than I usually would and splash out on the Soap and Glory Some Like It Hot Thermal Scrub. It costs £7.75 for a 200ml tube and claims to soften your skin.
*** Hot and appealing ***
The reason this appealed to me wasn't just the brand name and its distinctively quirky packaging, but also that it claims to heat up on contact with wet skin. I have used face masks that self-heat before, but never a product for use on the body and I was intrigued to try it. The product says it contains two-sugars, macadamia oil, vanilla seeds, calendula oil, white sand grains and self-activating Therminerals (which Soap and Glory has trademarked!).
The scrub is also named after my favourite film in the world ever, so this seemed an extra bonus reason for making the purchase!
*** Seal of approval ***
The packaging isn't full-on pink as a lot of the range tends to be. This tube is mainly white with some fun, bold writing on the front (I like the "WARMING" sign). It is very obviously a Soap and Glory product and I really love the quirky, girlie packaging of all the products. The squeezy tube sits on its pale flip-top lid - I always approve when products are packaged this way as it means you can get all the product out easily!
*** Burn, baby, burn ***
The scrub itself is a nice pale pink colour with visible little scrubby bits, and a lovely sweet, fruity smell. It looks and smells like a rather tasty ice cream .... but this is where the comparison ends as, after rubbing it on the skin, things really did start to heat up! The scrub gets warmer and warmer as you rub it into your skin ... and I must admit I did wonder if it would every stop heating up! But just when you start to get worried, it calms down and the "hot" sensation stops. It is a bit of a surprise the first time you use it - as it definitely delivers more than a mere warm tingle - but it is strangely very pleasant and I couldn't wait to apply some more! However, I think some people may just hate this sensation so if you are unsure, I would suggest a different product as it's a lot of money to spend on something you may not enjoy using. The scrub washes away very easily in the shower and there is no greasy residue, unlike other scrubs I have tried.
*** A hot softie ***
I am not sure that the self-heating element of this product makes it more effective, but the scrub itself definitely left my skin feeling softer and smoother. However I have definitely used better, more effective scrubs and I definitely needed to moisturise as usual after use.
So although I really loved using this, and the Therminerals give the product real novelty value, I am not sure I would buy it again, just because I think cheaper body scrubs I have used have been just as effective. But if you fancy trying something a bit different and heating up your shower routine, then this is a good one to try out!
*** Update added 21 Feb ***
I returned recently to this body scrub, which I had left sat for a few weeks in the corner of our standalone shower cubicle. Sadly, the heat from the shower seems to have affected the product, and it had separated, leaving me with a pink oil and some scrubby sludge! Although the product was still more or less the same once applied to the skin, the other negative change was that the lovely smell had pretty much gone!
So I guess with hindsight I shouldn't have kept this hanging about in the shower cubicle, but I've checked both the packaging and the S&G website and there is nothing to suggest you should keep it "in a cool, dry place" or similar. But my advice to any dooyooers who purchase this - don't keep it in the shower!
Beware an influx of beauty reviews from me, I have just taken advantage of working at Boots during double discount day! I had been eyeing up several of the Soap and Glory range and decided to use the 3 for 2 offer to try three products I hadn't used yet.
If you're not familiar with Soap and Glory, they're a really fun skincare brand with kitsch packaging, cute names and really indulgent products. Normally I couldn't justify the pricetags but for a treat and with a hefty discount, it's a brand I can get really excited about!
The product I was keenest to try out was this, Some Like it Hot. I am a huge fan of scrubs but this one looked interesting because it's a thermal scrub, meaning when it makes contact with damp skin it heats up. I have never tried anything like that before but fortunately the "Therminerals" used are self-activating, so you can just squeeze from the tube and apply like normal.
Boasting sugars, natural oils and sand, Some Like it Hot promises to soften the body. The scent is quite sickly sweet, but not overpowering, and the scrub is a gel consistency. As I've never used a thermal scrub before and didn't know what to expect, I just used a pea-sized amount at first to apply to each of my upper-arms. Besides my legs, the second place I target with scrubs is the backs of my arms (you know, the red bump zone!).
All I can say is WOW! Warming is an understatement, this is actually pretty HOT. The sensation is quite strange at first but the heat only lasts a few seconds. This is both good and bad. Good because if it lasted any longer, at that heat, I'd probably be scared I was burning myself. And bad because, well, it feels so completely indulgent and pampering! If you like your baths decadent and want to feel like a spa in your own home, you need to try this.
As for how it performs as a scrub, I'm so-so about that. The grains are quite small and not as effective as other scrubs I've used, but it even a small amount spreads quite far (forget the plum-sized amount they suggest, the money-grabbers!) and does feel pleasant and moisturising, rather than the harshness some scrubs deliver. Best yet, there's no greasy residue.
Overall I really enjoy using this. At £7.75 for 200ml it certainly is not the cheapest product on the market, but equal to comparable brands such as Sanctuary. I'm sure these "Therminerals" they speak of are quite complex (compared to, say, throwing some salts/sand together with scents and calling it a scrub) so for this reason I'd say it's quite reasonable. It's definitely the most pampering experience I've bought in a tube!
If you've been following my reviews you will be aware that a couple of months ago I was mysteriously lured to the Soap and Glory display stand in Boots where I purchased a number of new beauty products. I have been using the majority of them ever since my initial purchase and the item I am reviewing today is Soap and Glory Some Like it Hot Body Softening Thermal Scrub.
The scrub is contained within a white rigid plastic tube, which sits on a bright pink flip top lid. For those of you who are familiar with the Soap and Glory range you will be aware of the gorgeous eye-catching retro packaging and the quirky comments provided on each of the products. This Thermal Scrub is no exception, as there are two lines on the upper section, which state "it's the most exciting thing I've had in my shower in months". I have to say that I agree wholeheartedly with this statement!
The familiar Soap and Glory logo is situated on the lower section of the tube and there are other various quirky comments located above. On the front of the tube we are informed that the scrub contains two sugars, macadamia oil, vanilla seeds, calendula oil, white sand grains and self-activing Therminerals.
Unfortunately, when purchasing my new toiletries and in order to do my bit for the environment I made the silly mistake of advising the cashier that I did not require a carrier and piled the various tubes into my handbag. However, when I arrived home I discovered that the flip top lid on the scrub had opened and squirted a thin layer on nearly all of the contents of my bag! As you can imagine I had an horrendous mess to clean, particularly as the scrub had also found its' way onto my credit cards located in the wallet section of my purse!
I placed the 200ml tube onto the side of the bath for some "me time", which I intended grabbing later that evening. However, hubby decided to shower before me and within minutes of him stepping under the spray of water I heard him exclaiming "hah, hah, hah, hah, oh no". I ran to the bathroom as fast as I could thinking he'd fallen, only to discover he was using my new product before I had even had chance to try it! "This is rubbish" he told me in a rather frustrated manner. "My hand was burning, then my knee was on fire, then it stopped working!" He admitted to me later that evening that he had also attempted to wash a rather intimate part of his anatomy without firstly washing the residue of the scrub from the palm of his hand, hence the hah, hah, hah, oh no! Ouch! (Serves him right for pinching my toiletries!)
After informing him politely to leave my beauty products alone in future and to buy his own I decided it was time for my "me time" and I proceeded to run my bath and stepped into the warm soothing water. Once I had sufficiently dampened my body I squirted a small amount of the gorgeous smelling scrub onto the palm of my hand, but unfortunately, a watery substance initially dispensed followed by a dollop of scrub. Although the tube does not provide an instruction to shake I decided to do this, particularly as it seemed that the contents were not correctly mixing. I attempted to dispense again and this time I was greeted with a better consistency of a pink cream containing tiny speckles of blue and I have to say that it heated immediately. Wow! Hot stuff!
I applied it to my knee and started to rub and felt it instantly heating to a rather high temperature. However, the warming sensation disappeared within seconds and I was somewhat disappointed. Consequently, I again splashed my leg with water and applied for a second time. The grains were very effective and did not feel scratchy as I proceeded to apply to the whole of my leg. I have to say that I felt a little let down though, particularly as I have used thermal facial scrubs where the heat lasts for a long period of time. Whilst I appreciate and accept that the scrub does a good job I was really expecting the heating sensation to last for much longer than just a few seconds.
As I wanted to test this product for its' effectiveness, I did not use any of my other body scrubs for a fortnight and am pleased to report that this scrub left my skin feeling both soft and smooth after using on a daily basis. The worst part of my body for rough skin is generally my elbows and I was happy that this scrub kept them silky soft with no evidence of either roughness or dry patches.
I have been using this scrub for two months where I alternate it with my other toiletries and I have to say that it is extremely effective. It leaves a gorgeous delicate fragrance on my skin, which I can only describe as a very faint version of the aroma of the Soap and Glory Hand Food. If you are unfamiliar with the fragrance I would state that it smells very clean and contains a very subtle flowery aroma. There is a long list of ingredients on the rear of the tube, which I do not intend detailing in this review. However, I can confirm that I suffered no adverse reaction when using this product. You should keep well away from yours eyes and not use on irritated or abraded skin. The product should also be kept out of reach of children.
Once opened you should use the scrub within 12 months and the tube can be recycled once empty.
You can purchase Soap and Glory Some Like it Hot from Boots at a cost of £7.75 for a 200ml tube. However, they currently have an offer where you can purchase 3 products for the price of 2 and of course, you can obtain Boots Advantage Card points.
I find it a little difficult to rate this product, particularly due to its' limited thermal abilities. Consequently, it loses one star from me. However, I would most definitely recommend the scrub and will more than likely purchase again.
I hope you found my review useful and I would thank you for reading.
This review appears on Ciao under the same user name.
Some Like It Hot by Soap and Glory
Soap and Glory is a range of beauty and skin care products that has recently become very popular in England. The range is very cleverly marketed and aimed towards the female market and offers a range of products which include body and facial scrubs, body moisturisers, hand creams ,shower gels, facial moisturisers, perfume and toners. Their products all have a rather 1950's feel to their packaging and also have rather witty and different names like the product I am reviewing 'Some Like it Hot' . You can buy these products in Boots. This product is currently retailing in Boots for £7.50, which is a bit expensive for a body scrub but this is a bit different in that it heats up which is novel.
This scrub comes in a pearly pink coloured plastic tube which stands upright on its flip top lid. Most of the products in this range come in this dullish pale pink colour. The word "Hot" is illuminated on the packaging by being in a larger font and a pink colour .The "Warning" sign on the packaging claims that it's too hot to handle almost. They obviously have great fun making up the names and slogans on the products and some are quite suggestive "This scrub gets quite toasty when you rub it" and "It's the most exciting thing I've had in my shower in months.
The product is dispensed through the pink flip open lid and the scrub itself is a light pink in colour The scrub smells lovely and has a really nice pink colour. It is quite a thick cream, but not so thick that it can't be squeezed easily from the tube. In fact I have not used mine for a while as we were away and it came out runny so I have had to give it all a bit of a shake and squeeze to get it all mixed up again.
It's made with two-sugars, macadamia oil, vanilla seeds, calendula oil, white sand grains and self-activating Therminerals. The grains are really small and I have not found them too coarse or rough on my skin at all. The only thing that I do find is that there is a gritty feeling to the bath after I have used it and i have to make sure I rinse it out properly.
The instructions recommend that you squeeze a plum sized blob of the product onto your hand and then quickly massage it onto damp or wet skin. A plum sized blob is rather large and I would say a grape sized blob and use a little at a time .You can use this on all areas of your body although it is recommended for particularly dry or stubborn skin areas.
So how does it feel? As you squeeze a blob onto your hand it feels warm and then you rub the product onto your wet body and you can certainly feel the heat then. It is quite a strong feeling of warmth which lasts about half a minute before it cools but not unpleasant in any way. The heat is pleasant and then the little black and white grains which are a mixture of sand grains and two sugars are both doing their job and exfoliating the skin. After this the macadamia oil is absorbed into the skin followed by calendula oil which calms and soothes the skin. The scrub does have a slightly sweet vanillary smell but not as strong as their other products.
The scrub is very easy to rinse off. After I'd dried myself off I found my skin felt very soft and smooth and it did smell faintly sweet and fresh. I always put moisturiser on after bathing or showering and I felt thoroughly soft and pampered after this mini home spa I'd given myself. It is suggested that you use the scrub a couple of time a week which I do try to remember to do. I especially concentrate on my knees and elbows when using this as these are my driest parts of my body. I'm not sure if the thermal aspect actually does anything extra beyond the scrubbing of the grains but it certainly feels a bit different when it's heating my body!
If you've ever used Soap and Glory products they do have a lovely sweet smell. It is fresh, sweet, a bit like a nice fresh baby smell. This does smell pleasant but it is not as strong a scent as other products like the shower and bath products.
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After looking for a job for years I have finally done this impossible and actually got one! So with my wages Ive started to treat myself to new make up and beauty products that before I wouldnt have been able to afford. And this Soap & Glory product is one of them. I'm a huge fan of every Soap & Glory product Ive tried and this one was no different.
This particular product comes in a 200ml tube and has the distinctive Soap & Glory packaging being pink,lemon yellow and white in colour.
The top has a pop off lid which makes it easy to squeeze out just enough of the product when it comes to applying it.
THIS COULD NOT BE EASIER!
1. Make sure your skin is damp, not soaking wet but make sure there is a good bit of water on it.
2. Squeeze quite a large dollop of this product onto your damp skin (wherever you want to apply it) and wait for it to start heating up.
3. Rub it into your skin until it stops warming up and then make sure you rinse it all off carefully.
4. I usually moisturise after using this scrub as it just leaves my skin feeling fabulous!
What Does This Scrub Promise To Do?:
It promises to leave your skin soft and exfoliate it using two-sugars, macadamia oil, vanilla seeds, calendula oil, white sand grains and self-activating Therminerals (found on boots.com) so that sounds pretty fantastic right?!
Well as I mentioned at the start of this review I am a big fan of this range and this product was no exception! I was quite apprehensive before using this because I thought it would be really hot and maybe even burn my skin but I was wrong. While it is quite hot and takes a bit of getting used to it does the job perfectly. It left my skin feeling and looking amazing and very soft, it was easy to apply and to wash off although I would suggest using moisturiser afterwards just to keep all the moisture locked into your skin! This product didn't go wrong anywhere for me and I highly recommend it. Even though you do have to use quite a bit each time you apply it, you don't need to do it everyday once a week should be fine, so it will last you forever!
The product is available from boots.com (or any Boots store)for £7.50 and should you have a boots advantage card you can collect 28 points when you buy it.
Since I've moved into my own house I've had to make major cut backs on my spending, a few months ago I think I used to devote one review each week to a new beauty product I'd acquired but since I've moved out this has decreased dramatically. I visited Boots last week for the first time in at least a fortnight and decided to treat myself to a reasonably priced product or two. After browsing at Clinique and coming to the conclusion that my budget couldn't quite stretch to more than one product here I decided to move onto the cheaper ranges. I finally ended up at the Soap and Glory section and as they had a promotion on I decided to spend my money here. Soap and Glory is a range of beauty and skin care products that has only recently been introduced in England, this time last year I'd never even heard of it. The range is very focused on the female market and boasts a range of products including body and facial scrubs, body moisturisers, hand creams and shower gels too. More recently the range has moved into the beauty arena and now offers a range of facial moisturisers, perfume and toners. The products all have a rather 1950's feel to the packaging as well as having rather humorous and unique names, similar to the Benefit make up range. The products are currently stocked in Boots and Harvey Nichols.
The scrub that I'm reviewing is called "Some Like It Hot" which is just one example of the brilliant and creative names the marketing team at Soap and Glory have come up with. It comes in a pearl coloured plastic tube which stands upright on a candy pink colour; this pink colour is typical of the Soap and Glory range and seems to be their trademark colour. The word "Hot" is illuminated on the packaging by being in a larger font and a pink colour and this is what initially caught my eye. There is also a "Warning" sign on the packaging, presumably to entice you to buy it further with the claim that it's too hot to handle almost. There are also further claims on the packaging that do make me giggle including "This scrub gets quite toasty when you rub it" and "It's the most exciting thing I've had in my shower in months." Presumably these are all marketing slogans which attempt to make you buy the product but to me they just make me giggle really. They do certainly make the range quite unique as you don't find these sorts of marketing tricks with any other ranges on the skin care counters at Boots. Overall the packaging is really eye catching and it did make me pick up the tube while browsing in Boots. It's practical too as the tube stands upright on the lid meaning when you're reaching the end there's no need to squeeze!
The product is dispensed through the pink flip open lid, I can't stand lids that require you to screw them on or off while in the bath so this one is ideal for me. The scrub itself is a light pink in colour, similar to a MacDonald's strawberry milkshake, and you can clearly see the exfoliating beads which are quite dark and large too. There's a lovely sweet smell to the scrub as well, it's slightly perfumed and it does remind me of strawberry Nesquik - the powder you can mix with milk to give it a strawberry flavour. The scrub itself is much runnier than the previous Soap and Glory scrubs that I've tried; they always tended to be more like a gel when they were dispensed but this one seems to have the consistency of a body lotion. Now it's advertised as a body softening thermal scrub which did lead me to believe there would be some sort of heat release involved when it was applied to the skin so as I dispensed some into my hand in the bath last week I was almost nervous! The tube recommends you squeeze a plum sized blob of the product onto your hand and then quickly massage it onto damp or wet skin. You can use this on all areas of your body although it is recommended for particularly dry or stubborn skin areas. I thought I'd start off with it on my arms and legs as they hadn't been exfoliated for a while and just see how I got on...
So there I was in the bath, holding a blob of the rather runny Some Like It Hot scrub in my hand where you could clearly see the little black and white grains, a mixture of sand grains and two sugars which are both used to exfoliate the skin. In addition to this the product contains macadamia oil which is an emollient meaning it's ideal for dry skin and it is also absorbed very quickly into the skin too. As if that wasn't enough it also contains calendula oil which not only calms and soothes the skin but is also used to treat bruises, veins and wounds. I applied it to my skin with some trepidation and found it spread very well to cover a large area with the same strawberry candy floss scent being given off. After only a second or two I felt it begin to warm on my skin until it actually felt hot - not painfully or unpleasantly hot though. This warm feeling lasted about twenty seconds in total before it cooled off but it created a lovely sensation on my skin while I could clearly feel the exfoliating grains doing their job too. As I applied more and more of the product to cover all my body it felt really nice, like I was having some sort of thermal massage even and the aroma that was given off was delicious. I didn't feel that the scrub became too hot at any time and I would say don't let the thermal aspect of it put you off at all, it's great!
As for the after effects well it was really easy to wash off and I didn't feel the need to use any shower gel or soap after it as I felt thoroughly clean. Once I'd dried myself off I found my skin still retained the lovely scent which is common to most Soap and Glory products, but it also felt really moisturised and soft too. This feeling lasted through the night and I could even smell the scent very faintly the next morning. They do recommend that you use a moisturiser after you've used this product but I didn't feel the need to, since using it for the first time I have followed it with a moisturiser and have found this makes the results last longer. They recommend you use the scrub a couple of times a week, I've only used mine three times so far but my skin does feel permanently softer and in a better condition that before I started using this. I've used hardly any of my tube so far and imagine it will last me for a couple of months although this will vary on how often you use it and how much of it you use too. I'd really recommend this product to anyone, it's slightly more exciting and interesting than your typical exfoliater and I really like the thermal aspect of it as it makes it unique. Whether or not the thermal aspect actually has any additional beneficial properties I'm not sure but it certainly feels like it's doing some good when it's heating my skin!
The Some Like It Hot body scrub has certainly worked well for me and I know one of my friends have tried it who actually suffers from dry skin and she said it's one of the best products she's found for getting rid of her dry skin painlessly. I'd give the product full stars for its cute yet still practical packaging, full stars for its imaginative and unique name, full stars for its appearance and aroma and lastly, full stars for the job it does as well on your skin. This product is currently priced at £7.50 for a 200ml tube in Boots stores although I managed to pick mine up when there was a third off all Soap and Glory products which made it a bit of a bargain. Soap and Glory regularly have money off offers or three for two offers on so I'd keep an eye out if you are looking to invest in some to make it a bit more of a bargain. I'd certainly buy it again, even if I had to pay full price, and when I compared the price to other exfoliaters it really wasn't that much expensive at all. I'll certainly be buying this for some of my friends for Christmas as a little additional present as I know they'll love it as much as me. I'd give this five out of five stars personally although I do wish the warming feature lasted a little longer! So next time you're looking for a treat, and obviously if you like it hot too, then remember check this one out - you won't be disappointed!
Thanks for reading.