“ Brand: Superdrug / Type: Body Scrub / Subcategory: Polish / Suitable for: Body „
In the process of trying to use up some of the accumulated stuff in my toiletries box in my bathroom I finally managed to finish off the Body Shop Scrub which I'd had hanging around for ages, and decided to move on to this option Superdrug's Coconut and Shea Body Polish.
The packaging is currently the same as the image dooyoo have used above, clear plastic tube with large dark product stickers showing pictures of the ingredients and the product information.
Inside the body polish is a rather dull looking creamy coloured gel with small black scrubby bits, the scent as you open it is predominantly coconut with a warm nutty hint of the shea.
Squeezing some out on to my hand I was suprised at how sparse the scrubby bits seemed to be, but set to work massaging the gel in to my skin, after using the body shop scrubs I was quite disappointed not to be able to feel the gel scrubbing my skin, but then this is a polish rather than a scrub. It does lather a little but not as much as most shower gels. On subsequent uses I used my shower puff to apply the gel this helped the polish to lather up a little more and meant that the scrubbing properties were not utilised. The scent on my skin was light and pleasing, and hangs around in the bathroom for a little while after you've finished, but is barely detectable on the skin even immediately after drying off.
The polish despite not seeming to particularly help polish my skin has had a softening effect, this presumably due to the shea butter content.
Sadly if you're looking for a shower product to help slough off the dry dull layers of skin this probably isn't it, but it does smell good and isn't such a strong scent that it would over power any additional fragrance you may choose to wear after showering. The are several other products available in the coconut and shea range including a Butter, Lotion and Hand Wash.
Superdrug Body Polish products are currently available costing £1.99 instore or online though this particular one is listed as out of stock.
I've recently been hunting for a good body scrub at a good price, so when I spotted the Superdrug Naturals ones at the seemingly very reasonable price or £2.03 I picked up a couple to try, the first being this Coconut and Shea Body Polish.
The tube it comes in looks pretty good for something so cheap and it's practical too. It stands on it's lid which means the scrub always comes out quickly, and it has a flip top lid that makes it easy and convenient to use.
The scrub is quite a creamy lotion with lots of little brown scrubby bits in it. The smell is lovely, I don't really like the smell of shea butter but the main smell is of coconut with the shea butter just giving it a bit more of a richness and creaminess to the coconut scent. It does smell nice and natural and not too sweet or artificial.
It does feel nice to use as it's very creamy and smooth, and I don't need to use too much as it spreads easily, but the exfoliating grains really don't feel like they're doing anything. It just feels like massaging in a lotion rather than a scrub.
After rinsing it off my skin feels quite moisturised and not dry or tight but it doesn't feel any smoother so obviously the grains haven't done their job as suspected. The scent doesn't really stay on my skin either, which is a shame.
Very disappointing and not even worth the very cheap price so I definitely wouldn't recommend this one.
In terms of body scrubs, I normally use either Body Shops, or ones by Soap and Glory. However, I was finding that Flake Away from S&G was leaving an annoying residue around the bath so wanted to find an alternative.
I was in Superdrug and thought I would check there just in case before going to the Body Shop. I stumbled across a small range of Superdrug branded body products including several varieties of body scrub/polish and body butter.
One of them was a coconut and shea polish. They were 200ml tubes. The equivalent costs £12 at The Body Shop. These cost £1.99 and were 2 for £3. Bargain.
Shea is known to be one of the best moisturisers around and coconut is another natural remedy going back years so I bought it.
For own brand products, the packaging is not too bad. It's a black tube with a flip lid at the bottom. On the front is a picture of a coconut.
Firstly, the smell was lovely, tropical, full and creamy and very realistic. The product is a white or cream colour with tiny brown beads as might be expected.
It's very easy to apply, I just do it with a hand but you can use a brush or a puff and it's particularly good for the legs but can be used all over the body.
I enjoyed using this product, it smelled good and it was nice and creamy but I felt that the beads weren't big or rough enough in comparison with what I'm used to. Maybe there was too much liquid and not enough exfoliating beads.
My skin doesn't feel too different after, fresh though and it smells nice for a while and I hope it's working hard to get rid of those dead skin cells.
Presented in a plastic tube with an easy-open flip-back lid containing 200ml at the time it seemed like a good value product for £2.44. Upon opening the tube I was presented with a thick and gloopy oatmeal coloured substance containing teeny tiny black dots which turned out to be seeds. The aroma which came from the product was pleasant to begin with was quite delicate and not too strong but after a while it began to smell quite sickly sweet. The product is sold as a body polish, so you would expect it to remove and slough the dead skin from your body, but it only just lightly skims the surface of the skin, and it doesn't give an even exfoliation coverage if any at all. I have tried other body polishes in the past and this one definitely comes in as a non-starter at the bottom of the list.
I love body scrubs and use them about three times a week as I love that just exfoliated feeling when my skin is fresh and soft. I bought this online mainly because I adore the scent of coconut, but also because it was a bargain price.
I had already used Superdrug's coconut and Shea bath milk which I had purchased at the same time, and not been too impressed, so unfortunately by the time I came to using this my expectations were not particularly high.
The body polish comes in a clear squeezy tube, but most of it is covered by a black label featuring a picture of a coconut and a Shea nut. It stands on it's head and the tube has a flip top lid, for easily dispensing the product.
Having already used a product from the same range which had the same fragrance I though I knew what this would smell like. It seems however that I was wrong, as this did not have the same fragrance as the bath milk at all. Although it did have the coconut scent it was very creamy smelling and almost a little sickly.
The body polish is a sort of greyish colour cream and contains lots of little black beads, and I mean a lot. At first I thought this was a good thing, as I hate those scrubs you get which hardly have any scrubby bits! The thing is though, the black beads (or seeds or whatever they were) seemed to have smooth sides, and when I rubbed the scrub over my skin it was just like rubbing on a body cream or even a shower cream. I couldn't feel the scrubby bits at all which was really disappointing,
Another thing I disliked about the product was that it took absolutely ages to rinse it away. The black grains stuck to my skin and because there were so many of them they were a nightmare to get off.
Afterwards my skin felt smooth but I still had noticeably dry patches, especially around my elbows, so it obviously hadn't exfoliated very well and would be no use to use before applying fake tan or you would end up patchy.
A 200ml tube of this costs £2.25 only from Superdrug.
Needless to say, I wasn't too impressed with this product. It didn't exfoliate very well, it didn't smell as nice as other products in the same range and wash a nightmare to wash off. I really wouldn't recommend this, as you can get much better quality products for the same price elsewhere.