Product Type: The Body Shop Bath / Shower
Newest Review: ... with a label wrapped around the wooden handle - this from what I remember just has the The Body Shop's logo, a brief product descripti... more
The Body Shop Round Body Brush
The Body Shop Body Round Brush
Author Name: daisylee3
The Body Shop Body Round Brush
Advantages: Exfoliates, good quality, easy to use, good price
The brush is available via The Body Shop's website as well as in store. The Body Shop say that the brush is ideal for dry skin that needs regular exfoliation - meaning that this instantly appealed to me, as I have quite dry skin. They also state that the brush helps stimulate skin microcirculation and removes dead skin cells. They describe the brush as a round wooden brush has soft bristles to gently massage and exfoliate the skin. The brush comes loose with a label wrapped around the wooden handle - this from what I remember just has the The Body Shop's logo, a brief product description and the words 'buffed to perfection'.
The label needs cutting off as it's attatched by a plastic loop. The brush is made of light oak wood which is coated to make it smooth in texture and it has a slight sheen. As the brush is made of wood, it's important to dry it off after use if the wooden part gets wet to avoid the wood rotting. The wooden part rarely gets wet anyway, but when it does I simply give it a quick dry with a towel. Mine still looks almost good as new with no imperfections or sign of wear at all and the wood still has a slight shine to it.
The handle attatched to the thick, rounded disc of wood is a really handy size and very easy to securely grip. The handle has The Body Shop's logo printed on it which I like and although the handle is quite small it is just the right size to grip easily. The bristles are very soft and fine, and the brush has compacted areas of bristles all over it which is obviously more effective than single bristles would be as they're stronger and have a larger surface area. The bristles are yellow and they're very flexible meaning that they can get in all the nooks and crannies resulting in very thorough exfoliation.
The bristles are a good length and they're securely attatched to the brush. I've been using the brush everry 2-3 days for around three months now and not a single bristle has fallen out or become mishapen. Using the brush is simple. It can be used on dry or wet skin and I use it on both, although The Body Shop recommend using it on wet skin. On dry skin it is a lot harsher and on wet skin it is still quite harsh and if using with an exfoliating or moisturising cream (or even a shower gel) the effects are noticeably better.
A lot of people advise against using exfoliating brushes on dry skin, but I've never had any soreness or anything from doing so. This brush helps moisturisers and skin creams lather up and spread the product all over the skin - I use a body scrub with this if I'm using it on dry skin and if I'm using it in the bath I just use it with a shower gel. I use this all over, focussing mainly on the areas that are prone to dry skin. I don't apply much pressure to the brush when using it on my thighs and torso but on my upper arms and knees and ankles I scrub the skin with the brush quite harshly as this is where I am prone to dry skin.
While using the brush it feels quite tingly which isn't a pleasant feeling but it is not unpleasant, either. My skin always feels amazing straight away once I've given it a quick brush and the effects are visible; my skin is smoother, looks healthier and feels softer. I do not use this on my face purely as it is too large and I don't recommend using this on the genitals either. I used to use this on my 'bits', but after a few times I got a little lump in my groin. I freaked out and thought it was Cancer - it wasn't, and as soon as I stopped using this brush on the area it went away (sorry for TMI, but worth mentioning).
The brush is very effective and so easy to use. It takes me no more than five minutes to use this and the soft, glowing skin is well worth it!