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Soap & Glory Sugar Crush
Soap & Glory Spa Sugar Crush
Author Name: daisylee3
Soap & Glory Spa Sugar Crush
Advantages: Smell, exfoliates, good value
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!
Summary: Smells amazing and makes my skin look & feel fab!