As a huge Soap & Glory fan, I’ve been trying to sample all their products. I particularly like their body scrubs, which are extremely effective. A while ago I tried the Sugar Crush scrub.
This scrub was originally part of the S&G Spa range, and my tub was clear plastic with a blue lid and label. It has since been redesigned: it is no longer called “Spa” and the packaging is pink. However, as far as I can tell it is still the same product. It costs £8, but is often available as part of a 3 for 2 offer in Boots.
The scrub is described as a “smashed brown sugar body scrub”. It contains sweet lime and almond oils, as well as macadamia grains and glycerine. The lime gives it an amazing, refreshing citrus smell which really helps me feel more awake in the morning. It also has a sweeter, nuttier base aroma thanks to the almond oil, which also makes the scrub quite moisturising.
Soap & Glory recommend using the scrub one to four times a week depending on how much you need it. I tend to use it around three times per week. In the shower, I scoop some of the product out of the tub and scrub it on to my body, concentrating on my legs, arms, and (in particular) knees and elbows. The scrub isn’t too harsh, but it is very effective and I notice a difference immediately.
After use my skin smells lovely and feels very soft and moisturised – I do have to apply a little moisturiser but not much. The scrub makes a difference after just one use, and regular use has given me soft smooth skin.
This scrub is highly recommended, and I am glad it was redesigned and not just discontinued completely. It is effective, smells lovely and moisturises to boot. Excellent.
I am a big fan of Soap and Glory products and when I needed a new body scrub, I decided to treat myself to this one.
This scrub contains sweet lime, and almond oil, and also contains smashed brown sugar and macadamia grains for exfoliation.
I chose this one as I loved the smell of it as soon as I opened the lid. There is a mouthwatering scent of lime and sugar, and it just smelt so fresh and clean that I couldn't resist.
I did find that this is a quite thick scrub, and while it was easy to scoop out some of the scrub, once I applied it to my skin, it did feel still quite thick and was harder to rub in than some other scrubs. It also took a few scoops before I really did feel that it was exfoliating my skin due to the thickness of the scrub. The amount that I had to use to produce the results I wanted might be a user error as much as a product error. The scrub goes on easily and is also easy to rinse off, although sometimes small bits of the scrub can be left behind on the bottom of the bath, but these are easily rinsed off. As this is a sugar scrub, it's not as abrasive as some other scrubs that I have used in the past, although the sugar does help to polish and buff any flaky bits of skin. There is a warning on this scrub that if you use it on any cuts or irritated areas of skin, or if you have just shaved, it might sting but I haven’t found this is the case for me so far anyway.
After using this, my skin felt really soft and smooth, and it was left with a slight lime scent. Another thing that I liked about this scrub is that it didn't seem to leave a film on my skin after use, unlike some other brands that I have tried. I'm sure that some people like that slight moisturising effect of the film, but personally, I prefer the scrubs that don't have it, and this is one of them.
Would I buy this again?
While this isn't the cheapest scrub, when mine runs out, I probably will buy this again, as I loved the scent and it leaves my skin feeling amazing. It also doesn't leave any film on my skin, which is another bonus. There are cheaper scrubs on the market, but I don't mind paying for quality, and since I only use this once or twice a week, a 300ml tub should last me a few months.
Price and Availability.
Soap and Glory products are only available from Boots or Harvey Nichols, although you can occasionally get some on eBay or Amazon as well. Mine cost me £8, but it is often on a three for two offer in Boots.
Sugar crush part 2!
So I've reviewed the shower gel in this range, and now it's the turn of the scrub. I loved the shower gel as it had an amazing, zingy lime sweetness to it, so I hoped the body scrub would live up to expectations!
I actually got this as part of a set, so I have the mini version of the scrub. The full size 300ml version costs £8. It contains brown sugar, sweet lime, almond oil and macadamia grains.
Scrubby gel in a tub
This comes in a big chunky tub with a screwtop lid, and the tub is see through so you can see the brownish coloured scrub inside. The scrub itself has a really thick gel-like texture, and you can see all the little scrubby bits in it very clearly. If you scoop out some of this into your hand, the texture means it is quite sticky, so you can rub this over your skin without it all dribbling away. It is quite a powerful scrub, which I like, so it really does feel as though it is effectively exfoliating the skin. It washes away easily, not leaving any oily residue like some other scrubs, and leaves skin feeling nice and soft.
However where this scrub falls down for me is with the fragrance. So while the shower gel had a really lovely fruity scent, this one isn't quite the same somehow. Although the lime is definitely noticeable, it is more acidic somehow, and lacks the sugary sweetness of the body wash. This is a bit of a disappointment really, and is a shame as otherwise it's a nice enough scrub.
Overall I'll give this three stars. It is a really good body scrub, but the scent lets it down and it is expensive if you pay full price. If I was going to buy a Soap and Glory scrub again I would opt for another one (The Breakfast Scrub, if you were wondering - as this smells heavenly!).
I'm still working my way through the mass of Soap and Glory products I had for Christmas. Part of the huge hamper from Boots!
Soap and Glory - Sugar Crush Body Scrub:
'Smashed Brown Sugar Body Scrub with a fruity lime fragrance that blends sweet lime oil and almond oil with macadamia grains and glycerin from smashed brown sugar. IT'S SUGAR, BABY: Use your Soap & Glory Sugar Crush in the shower once, twice, or three times weekly, depending on the level of scaliness you struggle with. (Four times-even if you've ever been labelled 'old lizard legs'.
One thing I really like doing is exfoliating I love the feel of my skin afterwards. The product I have been using the past few months is Sugar Crush and for me personally it is one of the better ones I have used.
If it wasn't for receiving this as a gift I don't know whether if I would have gotten around to trying it. So I am extremely grateful for this present! My only minus point of this product is the fact you have to scoop it out the tub. I much prefer squeeze tubes as it doesn't get stuck under yours nails this way.
First time I used this product I couldn't believe just how soft my skin felt almost instantly! Always best to do this in the shower, I wet whatever part of the body I'm about to exfoliate then rub a generous amount over my skin.
The Sugar Crush has a thick consistency, with lots of exfoliating beads. What I like about this is the fact they are not harsh on my skin at all even though there is ample amounts of exfoliation going on. It just seems to melt over the skin and you can feel the beads rub against your skin.
You do have to rinse yourself off well, as the beads get everywhere but it is certainly worth it when you feel your skin afterwards. The fragrance of this product is a sweet lime and I find it rather refreshing to use.
However like most washing/cleansing products the scent doesn't last very long on my skin. But the soft silky feeling does which for me is the point of exfoliating! The packaging like all Soap and Glory products is bright and inviting plus on the very girly side.
Price and Availability:
For the 300ml tub which lasts me around two months cost £8.00 however it is on 3 for 2 a lot of the times in Boots. (Just like now!)
For me this has become one of my top products to use, it leaves my skin feeling amazing and smelling great. The feeling lasts well on my skin and getting around two month out of this item makes is extremely good value for money in my eyes.
Four out of five stars from me.
Thank you for reading.
Additional information -
Glycerin, Maris sal (Sea salt), Sucrose, Polysorbate 20, Glyceryl stearate, Butylene glycol, Sodium chloride, PEG-100 stearate, Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Sweet almond) oil, Macadamia integrifolia shell powder, Citrus aurantifolia (Lime) oil, Dioctyl Adipate, Parfum (Fragrance), Benzyl alcohol, Ricinus communis (Castor) seed oil, Stearalkonium hectorite, Talc, Propylene carbonate, Propylene glycol, BHA, Propyl gallate, Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Citric acid, CI 77492 (Iron oxides), CI 77499 (Iron oxides), CI 77491 (Iron oxides)
When it comes to body scrubs and exfoliators, I have to admit that I am quite lazy. I have dabbled with a few in the past, but never really managed to finish bottles as I found it quite the chore. A lot were always too strong or scratchy for me, and I think this put me off using them. For Christmas last year, I was lucky enough to receive a large Soap and Glory set full to the brim with goodies. This Sugar Crush body scrub was part of the set, and little did I know how much I would end up loving it!
Soap and Glory are a brand I have always loved, and I am happy to try out all of their products. On the whole I always enjoy their products as I find they are of a good quality. Soap and Glory do have their own website online, but you can also buy their products in most large Boots stores or online on the Boots website. I was lucky enough to receive this as a gift, but if you are wishing to purchase it, it is £8.00. It seems quite a lot at first, but you get a good amount of scrub and it is also long lasting which justifies this price tag.
The scrub itself comes in a 300ml tub which is a good size. The tub itself is clear in colour with baby pink labelling. You can see through to the scrub which is a beige colour. It looks pretty simple, I was not bowled over by the appearance of the product. However, as soon as I unscrewed the lid, I knew I was going to love it. The scent of this scrub is just to die for! This scrub is made up of smashed brown sugar, sweet lime, almond oil and macadamia grains. It releases a very fresh and zingy smell, which I find is perfect for the summer months, especially as it lingers on your skin after use.
Using the body scrub is extremely easy and makes exfoliating much less hassle. It can be used in the shower or bath. I like to use it as part of my shower routine, and I use this around two or three times a week. Simply unscrew the lid, and scoop out a small amount of the product, and massage into the skin. Do this outside of the water, or it will simply just wash off. The scent fills up the shower, and the scrub gets to work immediately. It is quite a gentle scrub, so I would not recommend too much to those with really dry skin. But in the past, I have found many scrubs far too scratchy for me, and this was just perfect. It exfoliates gently, but still works effectively on dry patches to help leave skin super smooth. It only takes about two minutes to apply to the whole body. The only slight issue I've faced is that as you keep having to go back to the tub, sometimes water from the shower leaks in which can be a bit of a nuisance - it might be more useful if this came in a bottle!
After being surprised at how easy and quick the application of this scrub was, I continued to use it up until I finished the whole tub after three months of use! You start to notice results after one use, but with continuous use it really made a difference to my skin. It left my skin smelling fresh and clean all day, as well as reducing the dry patches and leaving it overall just heaps smoother! I noticed the difference most on my legs, as they looked and felt really smooth. It is a great product to use before using fake tan, so I would really recommend it for those who do tan. I also find this great to use before shaving my legs, as it leaves a smooth base to work on.
Overall, I am really pleased with this body scrub from Soap and Glory. It has definitely changed my perception on body exfoliators, and I will be repurchasing this very soon. I could not recommend this enough to people, and I hope this review has helped. Thanks for reading.
I got this in a Soap&Glory set which was on offer in Boots over Christmas. If you buy it on its own it costs £8.00 for the big 300ml tub from Boots.
The tub is wonderfully presented and looks lovely. It is a clear tub with a clear wraparound label on it with an eye catching centre point with "Sugar Crush" written in white writing with pink around it. The lid is bubblegum pink and has a big label on it with all the info in pink and cream colours. It looks very girly and very cute, but without looking tacky or too young.
The first thing I noticed when I opened the scrub was the beautiful smell! Its not like the usual Soap&Glory smell which is floral, it is sweeter but with an underlying musky smell. The scrub contains sweet lime oil, almond oil, macadamia grains and glycerine from smashed brown sugar. The combination of flavours works incredibly well and it has become one of my favourite fragrances. Next time there is an offer on S&G products I'll definitely be trying the other Sugar Crush products (there's a shower gel and body butter too).
The scrub is like a thick slightly creamy gel with tiny bits in which you can't really see, and then big bits which look like black seeds (assuming these are the macadamia grains). It's cool that you can see the black bits as it makes it look more like a body scrub and feels more natural, however they will stick in the bath so it needs a good rinse afterwards. The bits in the scrub are good and do the job but there aren't enough of them. It would definitely benefit from being more concentrated as once rubbing it in I found the bits soon disappeared and it wasn't as invigorating as I expected.
Washing the scrub off is easy enough and it does leave a nice smooth finish. The gel is quite moisturising which helps this along. Although the pot directs you to use this in the shower, I only tend to use these pots of body scrub when in the bath as the pot is awkward to use in the shower and usually ends up full of water that has splashed in or being dropped. Once dried off my skin did feel smoother but not as much as I would have liked, and I definitely prefer Soap&Glory Flake Away which is much more invigorating.
The pot looks great in my bathroom and the smell is amazing and makes using the product a real treat. The bits in the scrub are interesting and do the job but there just aren't enough of them so this was too gentle for me.
Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub
Now I love a good scrub, and I love Soap & Glory products. So not surprisingly, I had high expectations prior to using this product. Well, I'm pleased to report that it didn't disappoint and I was thoroughly impressed with it.
This body scrub is described as containing 'smashed brown sugar & sweet lime, almond oil & macadamia grains', and these ingredients come together to give it a nice sweet smell, offset by the citrusy notes of the lime extract. It's a pretty unique fragrance, and very different to other body scrubs on the market, but definitely unique in a good way rather than in a bad way. The lime prevents the scent from being too cloying, and makes it a nice refreshing product to use in the morning when you need that little kick to help wake you up.
Using Sugar Crush
I like a good body scrub, and I've been disappointed in the past with exfoliators that weren't as abrasive as I'd like. However, this scrub is pleasingly grainy, meaning that my skin feels super smooth after using it. If I've got one small criticism of this product, it's that it's not quite as abrasive as Soap & Glory's 'The Breakfast Scrub'; however, those who like a more gentle product may prefer this one. It has a nice thick, sticky texture and I simply scoop a small handful out of the tub and apply it in circular motions to anywhere I'm suffering from dry skin - usually on my upper arms, knees, elbows and feet. Once massaged in, it washes off skin easily without leaving any slimy residue (as some similar products I've used previously have done).
There is one warning on the label - it states 'please don't use this scrub over irritated or abraded (or just shaved) skin as doing so might sting'. Presumably this is because of the lime extract that this contains, which I guess could be pretty painful if it came into contact with just-shaved legs. Nonetheless, I've (accidentally) used this product just after shaving my legs with no bad effects, although I suppose it could cause problems for those with more sensitive skin.
I'm always pleasantly surprised at how soft and smooth my skin feels after using this product. It even manages to tackle the hard skin on the bottom of my feet, which is an achievement in itself. Although I would usually expect to have to moisturise after using a body scrub, as I find that they often leave my skin feeling quite tight and dry, this one seems to contain some moisturising ingredients. I find that my skin feels nice and soft after using it, even if I don't use a separate moisturiser afterwards. I tend to use this scrub about twice a week, which I find is perfectly sufficient to keep my skin nice and smooth without any dry skin building up. According to the label, you can use it once, twice or thrice weekly, or even four times a week if you've been 'labelled 'old lizard legs''!
Price & Availability
This body scrub is available to purchase exclusively at Boots, either in their shops or on their website. With an RRP of £8.00 for a 300ml tub, it's not the cheapest exfoliator on the market; however, I find that the high density of grains in this scrub means that I don't need to use very much at a time, so a little goes a long way. Additionally, Soap and Glory products can often be found on offer in Boots (usually '3 for 2'), making this a bit of a bargain. If you're a big fan of the scent of this scrub, Boots also sell a body wash and body butter with the same fragrance.
Overall, I'd highly recommend this product. It smells great, I think it's pretty good value for money and it makes my skin feel fantastic. As I've already mentioned, my only criticism is that it's not quite as abrasive as Soap & Glory's 'The Breakfast Scrub'. Nonetheless, I still think it's well worthy of a score of five out of five, and it has certainly lived up to the high expectations that I have of any Soap & Glory product.
I was extra lucky this Christmas, Santa brought me a large tote bag of Soap and Glory goodies. Well when I say Santa bought me, what I actually mean is that I waited for said tote bag to be reduced in price from £60 to £27 as it became Boots Star Gift of the Week and purchased it ready for Santa to deliver. In amongst the many goodies held within this bag was a fairly large 300ml tub of Sugar Crush Body Scrub. Unlike many of the Soap and Glory products, the tub housing the Sugar Crush Body Scrub is neither overly pink nor covered in overly busy labelling. The tub itself is transparent and simply holds two labels, one telling us what is held within and the other informing us of the usage instructions and ingredients. I have to admit that there are a couple of "witty" one liners held on the labelling, but I'll leave you to discover those for yourself. The lid is indeed pink and is of a screw on variety, it's opens and closes easily enough with clean dry hands but is a little harder to handle with wet, slightly oily hands after application.
On opening the lid you are faced with a thick, dark beige, almost brown scrub filled with darker grains. I can't say that it looks all that appetising, but the scent it gives off is glorious. The majority of Soap and Glory products are sweet and fruity with floral and musk undertones, but not so with the Sugar Crush Body Scrub. The first scent to bombard my nose is a beautifully refreshing sweet lime, that could almost be Lime cheesecake or Key Lime Pie. As my nose becomes accustomed to the lime, I can catch the delicate aroma of almonds mixed with a sugary sweetness, that's almost honey-like. Unlike many of the other Soap and Glory Body Scrubs there is little in the way of complexity to the Sugar Crush Body Scrub, the scent does not develop during use, but it is such a delightful scent that it really doesn't need to.
After quickly reading the instructions and taking a peek at the ingredients (unlike my beloved Lush there are lots of chemical sounding ingredients in this, but at least they don't test on animals), I decided to get to work at removing the "lizard skin" from my legs. Well if truth be told, I really don't have scaly skin on my legs, or anywhere else on my body. I'm blessed with pretty good skin although I do suffer with generally well controlled psoriasis and tend to get a build-up of dry skin around my ankles. Having kept my legs pretty much under cover for the last few months the skin was looking a little dull and my ankle tattoo had faded considerably (this is important as will become apparent later). As I shave my legs I also regularly suffer from ingrown hairs, not loads, but enough to make pulling them out with tweezers uncomfortable.
The instructions are pretty vague, simply stating to use on damp skin in the shower, one, two, three or even four times a week depending on need and to avoid using on irritated, abraded or freshly shaved skin as it may sting. I can actually confirm that this does sting if used on shaved skin as on one occasion I did use it an hour after shaving at it stung like crazy. Although there are certain times of the month that I shower, I much prefer a bath, so I can't say that I followed the instructions to the letter. After soaking in the bath for a good twenty and then washing with a body wash (the Sugar Crush Body Wash is actually perfectly complimentary funnily enough) I stand up and start to exfoliate.
The tub's wide opening makes it easy for me to scoop out a handful of scrub, but also makes it easy for water to get in and dilute the scrub, I certainly would not recommend using this while standing under a running shower. The scrub is of a thick yet slightly oily consistancy and does not run off my hand as I transfer it from the tub to my skin. I generally remove a pinch of the scrub at a time and the apply that in one area before getting some more. While everyone will have their own method of exfoliating, I do tend to always stick to the same routing no matter what scrub I am using. I always start by concentrating on my knee, before working up my thigh to my derrier, finding that a large pinch of Sugar Crush Body Scrub is the perfect amount for this. The scrub starts out quite difficult to work, but as it warms and combines with the water on my skin it becomes easier to spread over the skin. The combination of sea salt, crushed sugar and macademia grains provide a variety of different size scrub particles, which gently remove dead skin while the almond oil both lubricates and moisturises. While I don't find this scrub as rough as the Lush sugar scrubs I would usually use, I can feel it working, both buffing and stimulating my skin. As the sugar and salt crystals dissolve the scrub slowly becomes even gentler and it is time to move on to the next area. After working from the knee up, I take another large pinch and work from the ankle upwards concentrating on areas of dry skin and ingrown hairs. After I've finished my legs I move onto my arms, using another large pinch per arm. I'll finally work over my shoulder and any area of my body that has been feeling dry, transfering the scrub from my arms. Altogether for a whole body scrub I will use six large pinches, which barely creates a dent in the tubs contents.
After scrubbing it's time to rinse and I find the remaining particles rinse easily away leaving a sheen on oil on my skin. These particles do, however, cling to the sides of the bath, meaning that I do need to scrub that when I've finished. On patting my skin dry, it feels soft, refreshed and gently moisturised and smells deliciously of sweet lime. The lime scent does hold for a good hour too, and even transfers to clothing and bedding so that it is still evident in the morning. While my skin is slightly moisturised when using this scrub and certainly doesn't feel tight, I do like to intensify the effect by generously applying a body butter, getting the best effect by combining it with the Sugar Crush Body Butter Cream. This combination leaves my skin highly scented, with a scent that lasts nearly all day, I just wish that Soap and Glory made a matching body spray as I really love this scent. It's young and yet not immature, sweet but not sickly and absolutely delicious.
As I previously mentioned I have a tattoo on my ankle (as well as on my arm, shoulder and chest area) and this tattoo was starting to look really faded, in fact faded to the point that I thought I was going to have to get it touched up. With regular use of this body scrub combined with body butter, that same tattoo now looks nearly brand new, it really does look bright and vivid once more. In act it's safe to say that the skin condition on the whole of my legs is very much improved, it looks so much brighter and feels so much smoother with the skin tone having evened out. While I cannot say that my skin is particularly sensitive anyway, I have suffered no adverse reactions from using this scrub. In fact much the opposite, the only time my skin has reddened was when I had shaved an hour before using it, and otherwise it has done no more than given me a healthy glow just after I had vigorously massaged it over my thighs.
In case you haven't guessed I absolutely love this scrub, the effect it has on my skin and the scent. My legs look much healthier and feel much smoother, as does the rest of my body and it simply smells divine. Those who are more used to the classic Pink Soap and Glory range may find the scent hard to get used to, but I think it is wonderful and can't recommend it enough. My only real issue with this scrub is the price, it is far more expensive than many supermarket alternatives, coming in at £8 for 300ml and it is also pretty much exclusive to Boots meaning that if there is not a store that stocks it near you, you will have to purchase online. But it does last a lot longer than cheaper scrubs and is often included in promotions such as three for the price of two, making it much better value. Therefore I am giving Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub five stars out of five and suggesting that if you are looking for a scrub you give this one a try.
Exfoliating is a major part of my skincare routine as I have such dry skin, and as a result I am always trying out new body scrubs. My latest purchase is Soap & Glory's sugar crush body scrub, which appealed to me becausethe name reminded me a little of the Lush lip scrubs, except this can obviously be used all over the body. I am a huge fan of Soap & Glory as their products smell devine and are brilliant quality so I wasn't concerned that the product wouldn't be any good - I'm usually really wary when it comes to trying out new products as my skin is very sensitive, but I see Soap & Glory as a well established and trusted brand.
This is priced at £8.00 per 300ml tub, which I think is an excellent price. It's not extortionate or as expensive as Lush's skincare products (while being very similar in quality), but it's not so cheap that it made me wonder if it'd actually be any good! I bought mine from Boots, who currently have a long term mix & match 3 for 2 offer - and as I bought two other products which were a little more expensive than this, I technically got it for free - bargain! The body scrub comes in a compact little pot which is round and made of sturdy plastic.
The pot is transparent with a pink lid that screws on and off. There's a large sticker on the front of the pot which has the product name written in funky pink and white writing on a silver background. Underneath this there is a brief summary of the ingredients, which reads 'with smashed brown sugar & sweet lime, almond oil & macadamia grains'. There's also the Soap & Glory logo. The packaging is really girly and will appeal to most women in my opinion. One thing that I am not keen on though is the fact that the pot is transparent, meaning the rather unappealing light brown product with speckles in it can be seen - it kind of looks like a jar of peanut butter!
The lid of the pot has all of the information that is on the pot itself and the ingredients, safety warnings (eg don't use on sore skin) etc can be found on the back of the tub. Once the tub is open, I am greeted with a wet and slightly gooey looking product which resembles kiwi smoothie; it's a mix between green, cream and light brown in colour and it has lots of small black dots in it, which are the macadamia grains - these, along with the brown sugar exfoliate the skin. The body scrub is quite thick, but it isn't very firm in texture so I just scoop a blob out when I'm in the shower and smooth it straight onto my body. I rarely use this on my torso, instead focussing on any dry patches such as my elbows, knees etc and as I often get weird little bumps on the top of my arms, I rub it onto those areas too.
This is best used either in the shower or after a bath. If you do use it in the bath, make sure you wash your hair first as the exfoliating beads obviously float around in the water and could easily get knotted up in your hair. This is a very effective exoliator while not being too harsh; there's no doubting that it feels very scratchy but it isn't painful and it doesn't leave my skin sore. Once I've washed it off and dried myself off, the difference is noticeable and my skin feels softer, smoother and healthy - and the effects are noticeable for a couple of days after use, too. I really like the subtle, healthy looking sheen that this provides for the few hours after application and I usually use this if I'm planning on wearing a dress or skirt as it makes my skin/legs look so smooth and pretty much flawless, without sounding big headed haha!
Now, onto the smell. This smells gorgeous - it's a sweet and fruity fragrance with a citrussy edge, which lingers on the skin for quite a while after application. The scent smells fresh and natural rather than chemical-like and it is a really feminine scent. I personally think that it's quite a young smell, but it will appeal to most ages as it's so mouth-watteringly good! The body scrub is a really effective one and only a small amount needs to be used, meaning a 300ml pot will last the average person at least a month or so with regular use. I have around 1/3 of a tub left after just under a month, and I use mine every couple of days. Overall, I give this body scrub five out of five stars and I highly reccommend it!
I don't own many exfoliating products because I can never find one which isn't overly rough on my skin. I hate coming out of the shower feeling like my skin has been rubbed red raw. I know you can get some exfoliators which are meant to be slightly gentler and are advertised for people with sensitive skin, but I have found that they don't do the job well enough. This might make me sound slightly picky and ungrateful at this point, but my lack of success did mean I was still on the search for the perfect exfoliator. And then I found this.
Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub contains smashed brown sugar, sweet lime, almond oil and macadamia grains, which sounds lush, doesn't it? It comes in 300ml tubs and has a pricetag of around £8.00. However, it is on 3 for 2 mix and match at Boots at the moment, which would make it a good deal, or even free if it is the cheapest item you are purchasing. Now at £8.00, it sounds pretty pricey, but the tub lasts a long time, so try not to form a judgement about it yet, based on price, the best is about to come!
The scrub - The smell of this scrub is divine! Its like fresh limes, sugary and sharp at the same time. There are some almond scented undertones in there too which gives it some noticeable depth and when I used it the second and then the third time, I was still smelling different scents coming through that I hadn't noticed the first time. However, if you are not a fan of citrus scents, then this might not be the product for you. I would recommend going into Boots and having a smell if you are having doubts because it would be better than ordering online and then finding that you don't like it. I find that the scent does linger really nicely on my skin when I have come out of the shower too, I really like that about this scrub. The texture of the scrub is lovely too, not too rough, but does the job perfectly. It is a sugary consistency, with slightly larger granules in scattered around to really exfoliate the dead skin away. I make sure I concentrate on my elbows and my knees, where I find dry skin can build up and become unsightly. It makes my skin feel so fresh and clean, almost like I have brand new skin!
I have never had any irritation issues with my skin at all from this product. However, there is a warning on the back of the tub which just advises the user not to use the product on skin which has recently been shaved, or is irritated already. I can personally comment on this, as I have used it when I had finished shaving, forgetting that I shouldn't, and I cannot tell you how much I regretted it. Think, sandpaper on your face type of feeling. Ouch. Anyway, you have been warned.
Overall Thoughts - This is my favourite exfoliator to date. It is gentle enough on my skin so that I don't feel rubbed raw, but at the same time, it leaves me feeling soft and does get rid of dry skin effectively. The only disadvantage I could see with this product could be the price, but I have found that this product does last a long time.
After buying and loving The Scrub of your Life and falling for the scrumptious Breakfast Scrub, I thought I would try the Sugar Crush to complete my trio of Soap & Glory exfoliating products.
What does it do?
The purpose of the Sugar Crush is to exfoliate the skin leaving it feeling soft and looking healthy. The product promises to scrub off those dead skin cells that are making the skin appear dull and to give it back a healthy glowing radiance and leaves you will skin that is incredibly smooth.
How does it work?
The exfoliating action is performed by Smashed Brown Sugar. The natural substance possesses the exact consistency that is needed to slough off that dulling, dead skin with tiny particles that are strong enough to get the job done without hurting or scraping the skin.
The exfoliating action is boosted to the maximum by the added benefit of Macadamia grains being thrown into the mixture. The tiny grains also help to remove the flaky skin and leave the surface of your body feeling incredibly smooth. As the substance comes from nuts then this product won't be suitable for use on those with nut allergies.
A splash of Lime juice is included in order to tone the skin and to tighten the body which leads to your skin looking more youthful and in a better condition. The fruit juice contains Vitamin C which nourishes the skin and helps to fight against the free radicals in the skin which can cause premature aging. The citrus acids in the fruit also use a chemical reaction to get rid of those last few patches of flaky skin.
Almond Oil is added to give the skin a thirst quenching moisture and a deep hydration that allows it to maintain its elasticity and keeps it looking young. It allows the skin to retain moisture and prevents it from becoming dry in the future. It softens and nourishes the skin, leaving it feeling silky soft.
How do you use the product?
The product is to be massaged onto damp skin using gentle circular motions, applying more pressure in those tricky dry areas such as heels, knees and elbows. Once you've finished massaging the product into your skin, you simply rinse away the scrub and all your yucky dry skin will go with it.
Exfoliators can be too harsh to use on skin every day because they can strip the skin of its natural moisture. I find that once or twice a week is more than enough and a little of this product goes a long way so the tub won't run out too quickly.
Packaging and price
The product comes enclosed within a circular tub with a blue screw top lid. The tub is transparent and you can see the honey coloured speckled solution inside and Sugar Crush is written on the side of the tub in swirly writing. The packaging ensures that is easy to access the right amount of the scrub and that there will be no wastage.
The product costs around £9 for 450ml of this lovely stuff and it can be bought from most large department stores and from a variety of online websites. You can often find it included in the three for two offers in Boots so it's worth watching out for that.
This product is truly fantastic. It is completely comfortable to use on the skin and it doesn't hurt or scrape at all. You can feel the grains being massaged against the skin but they are gentle and don't irritate my sensitive skin.
The consistency of the product is really thick and you won't need to use much at all. I turn off the shower when massaging it into my skin so that the water doesn't wash it away before I've finished because the sugar bits can start to dissolve.
Your skin will be transformed from the first use. It feels so smooth to touch and there is no roughness left behind. All of your flaky skin will be removed, leaving behind healthy and radiant skin that looks as good as new. It also leaves the skin soft to the point where using a moisturiser isn't entirely necessary but I still use one to make my skin even softer.
This product is fantastic to use before applying fake tan because it ensures that there is no flaky skin to make the tan look patchy. It's also great at preventing any ingrowing hairs which means no unsightly lumps or bumps forming. When I use this before shaving my legs, it seems to give me a much closer shave which also makes my legs smoother.
The scent, as always with this brand, is completely scrumptious. This time the aroma has a citrus blast of freshness but it still has that trademark sweetness that makes it smell good enough to eat. The aroma stays faintly on the skin and it's a shame that it isn't stronger. As far as I'm aware, none of the other products by this brand come with the same yummy fragrance.
All in all, this product is well worth trying if you have flaky skin or want to get your legs looking lovely and ready for those summer dresses. It smells delicious and has the perfect consistency. I don't think it's any better or any worse than the other Soap & Glory exfoliators as they are all perfect in my eyes. This scrub is long lasting and gives brilliant results every time.
I have always tried to take good care of my facial skin - I exfoliate, cleanse and moisturise but realised around a year ago that I don't do this for the rest of my body. Exfoliating the skin should be an essential part of everyone's skin-care regime, but it is easy to forget! The point of exfoliating is that the scrub used will remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin and stimulate the skin to give it a healthy glow. Over the past few months I have been trying out various exfoliators, many of which have been reviewed on dooyoo. My latest trial has been of 'The Sugar Crush Body Scrub' which is manufactured by Soap and Glory.
I'm sure most of you know about the Soap and Glory brand as its range of products, from shampoos to lip glosses have been extensively reviewed on this site. For those that don't this range can be found in most larger Boots stores, in department stores as well as online. I am fortunate enough to live near a Boots outlet store and often find Soap and Glory products at heavily reduced prices. I bought 'The Sugar Crush scrub' for £3, whilst it ordinarily retails at around £9 - a complete bargain!
The scrub comes in a fairly large plastic tub, with a light blue lid. The label on the front and on the lid states that this scrub consists of smashed brown sugar and sweet lime along with almond oil and macadamia grains. The instructions state that this product can be used in the shower once, twice or three times a week (depending on the scaliness of your skin! And if you've been labelled lizard legs you should use this at least four times a week!) I am happy to say that my skin is not dry or scaly and I certainly don't have lizard legs, so I use this more as a preventative measure rather than a cure.
On opening the tub I was greeted with a thick, light brown coloured paste with dark brown specks in it. I was also hit with the mouthwatering scent of lime and sugar. It seriously smells divine and I could not wait to try it! The next time I had a shower I scooped a handful of scrub and massaged into my skin in a circular motion. As I did so I could feel the grains in the scrub working against my skin. They felt quite sharp but not at all painful and they did not scratch my skin. I also noticed the sugar grains start to melt away as they became wet. As I rinsed off my skin felt really clean, soft and moisturised. It also had a healthy sheen to it, which I suspect is due to the almond oil, but it was not left feeling greasy. I was also really happy with the fact that the scent lingered on the skin for several hours after use.
As the scrub contains sugar most of this just dissolves away which means that it doesn't need a lot of effort to wash away. The macadamia grains however do accumulate at the bottom of the tub but these are washed away with minimal effort.
Overall I think this is an excellent scrub and one that I shall be purchasing again. I noticed that these were still available at the outlet store when I was passing by this weekend so I think I will stock up! Definitely recommended.
I love this product, it is everything you could possibly want from a body scrub. Prior to buying this I was a huge fan of the sanctuary sea salt scrub, but I no longer buy that as this has replaced it for me. On to the review.....
Price - £9.45 from boots, but i only paid £6.30 due to Boots 1/3 off Soap and Glory products offer. It is a large tub of product containing a whopping 450ml. you don't have to use a lot of the product to get a good effect either so I can see this lasting for quite some time.
Packaging - This product comes in a large clear tub with an angled turquoise lid. It is typically kitsch like all Soap and Glory products. However it is not Pink like most others as it is from the Soap and Glory Spa range. I hadn't tried anything from the spa range before, but certainly will be again. Once you remove the lid, there is a nice rubber stopper that keep it all in.
Application - This product is really easy to use. Simply rub it into damp skin and then rinse off. It smells fantastic, really fruity with a hint of coconut. It smells really sweet too. I love it. This product was easy to rinse off. There was a slight residue of oil on the skin but not in a bad way.
Performance - This was an excellent skin product for ex foliating. I suffer from quite dry skin on my elbows and after just one use I could see the difference in them. They felt much softer and and the dry skin was far less visible. I really enjoyed using this and do feel that my skin was left feeling much smoother and softer than it had been. As body scrubs go, this one was far superior in my opinion.
Overall I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys using body scrubs or who suffers from dry skin. It looks great, smells great and works great - what more could you want?
As you may have read from my other reviews I am a huge Soap & Glory fan. I like to try all of their products. I bought this while it was on a 3 for 2 offer it normally costs £9 for a 450ml tub. It contains more scrub than other tubs Soap & Glory sell. It comes in the usual blue spa packaging as opposed to the usual 'pink' range.
The product claims to remove 'scaliness' and smooth skin. It contains brown sugar, lime and almond oil. The first thing you notice when you open the tub is the distinct fruity sweet smell. The lime gives it a fruity edge. The consistency of the scrub is very good, it has smaller particles and the oil gives it a rich feel. It has the colour of brown sugar as you can see from the above picture and there are macadamia grains mixed in as well.
I used this while in the shower you only need a small amount for each part of your body as the scrub spreads a long way. The particles are gentle on the skin because they are sugar rather than pumice which sometimes irritate my skin. You can feel the almond oil in the scrub and when you rinse it off you also notice that your skin has a soft sheen to it.
After my first use I noticed that my skin didn't need moisturising as the oil in the scrub traps in moisture. I noticed that this made my skin very soft particularly my knees and elbows which always suffer in the winter. I also used this before and after my summer holiday and I noticed that it prolonged my suntan.
I would recommend this over other scrubs in the range as the scent is fresh and summery. It is a great buy and using it 2/3 times a week the pot lasted me about a month.
I'm not a huge fan of Soap and Glory and have only tried 2 of their products including Sugar crush! The hype of Soap & Glory kind of puts me off but this however is a product I really wanted to try. I don't exactly suffer with dry skin I'm only young and still have baby skin but I like to keep it in good nick. I spotted this in Boots for £5.99 which was a bonus as I intended to pay full price.
Soap and Glory are a skincare brand who do gimmicky products and are well loved by everyone at the moment, they remind me of a less expensive version of Benefit (and I'm sure I'm not alone on this) and have quirky messages on their products. They're kind of like inbetween high end and cheapy products as their products aren't the cheapest really but basically they believe in 'you don't have to spend an arm and a leg just to moisturise yourself'.
It comes in a gorgeous tub (which can be recycled) as you can see in the picture and has 450ml worth of product inside.. the contents kinda look like weetabix in my opinion and its quite sloshy but the reason I know it isn't actually weetabix because of the strong scent coming off it which smells limey and like a candystore.. kinda like them cola bottles you get but it is quite sickly.
It's smashed brown sugar & sweet lime and enriched with Almond Oil & Macadamia Grains. It states to use the exfoliant one, twice a week depending on how scaly you are. I have very soft skin no matter what I do but I tend to use it everyday in the shower trying to shift my stretch marks that I have from gaining a lot of weight! It also says don't use the scrub over irritated abraded skin or it could be painful.
To use an exfoliater you rub around wet skin (minus area's without skin) in circular motions around 3 times to get rid of dead skin cells and make your skin smoother and even out imperfections and then rinse off.
When I first used the scrub in the shower the smell hit me straight away and I felt compelled to scoop all of the contents out it just smells really sweet and gorgeous. It was quite harsh and rough on the skin which makes it more effective for dryer skin and it was very easy to use. It's really mushy and full of sweet sugar and little flecks of grain so it feels very pleasant and benefits your skin. After numerous uses I've been really impressed with the results and my skin feels a lot firmer and even more babysoft than before without leaving huge red patches from being irritated because I have really sensitive skin. It makes my fake tan go on a lot better and makes the coming off better and all more importantly keeps my skin healthy.
Overall I think this is an excellent exfoliant it smells good enough to eat and you get so much contents it will last you forever unless like me you just go wild and scoop it all out. My skin feels in a lot better condition. It's easy washed off and seems to disolve very quickly. It's definitely a good bargain really. If you are considering buying it then you should as I can imagine this really getting rid of dry chapped skin.
You can purchase from Boots or Harvey Nichols for £10
Good for people who struggle with dry, scaly skin /