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As I have previously reviewed the Body Shop's coconut body butter I thought I would also review the body scrub I received in the same gift set.
The body scrub comes in a plastic tub, as mine was in a gift set it is a small 50ml one. I much prefer this size as they fit in my shower tidy keeping them out of the water. I find that I have to keep the large tubs on the floor in the shower where they fill with water and are prone to going mouldy before I've had a chance to use them up.
The plastic tub has a screw top lid which easy to undo and gives you easy access to the product inside. This product contains Community Trade organic virgin coconut which is ideal for normal/dry skin which I have.
Using the body scrub
It is easy to scoop this scrub out of the tub and apply it to your skin. The scrub is quite rough which I like as you can feel that it removing any dead skin. After paying extra attention to the tops of my arms and legs I rinse the scrub off. It rinses away really easily and leaves my skin feeling really smooth to the touch. I've been using this scrub a few times a week and my skin is in much better condition as it is prone to small spots which don't look very nice.
The fragrance seems strong when you open the tub but I don't find that it lingers on my skin and I can use a different moisturiser and smell that on my skin rather than a strange combination.
Price and availability
Available in Body Shop stores and at thebodyshop.co.uk this scrub is for sale in a 200ml tub and currently (June 2013) costs £12.50. This is expensive and I would be looking out for a discount code for the Body Shop before purchasing.
Would I recommend?
Yes, this body scrub really suits my skin type and helps to reduce the dryness. There has been a noticable improvement to my skin since using it and I will be dropping hints to hopefully receive this as a gift again.
~*~The Product ~ 'Body-building' ~*~
The Body Shop's Coconut Body Scrub comes in a 200ml round plastic tub. The lid is a warm chocolate brown whilst the tub that holds the contents is transparent enabling the consumer to see the gorgeous contents. As with the coconut range of cleansing agents, there is a fresh looking halved coconut on the lid's label. The green company logo is located in the centre of the lid. There is also a label that almost connects around the tub. This marker simply indicates in English and in various other languages what the tub contains and the weight.
On the base of the tub another insignia indicates 'against animal testing...in support of community trade' and the contents being made with 'organic extra virgin coconut oil from the Polynesian island of Samoa. Organic babassu oil from Brazil. Organically grown soya oil from Brazil. Marula oil from Nambia', which certainly underscores the claim of supporting Community Trade! There is also the symbol which notes there is a twelve month shelf life from purchase date. The Body Shop claims that 'this exfoliating body scrub contains organic virgin coconut oil. It leaves skin soft and smooth...Removes dead skin cells....Stimulates skin microcirculation...Leaves skin feeling soft and smooth' and has a 'Tropical coconut scent'. So I put these quotes to the test....
~*~My Usage Experience ~ 'Body Of Evidence'~*~
On initial opening, the screw top lid is rather tight but thereafter turns easily. The coconut smell is fairly subtle until I take a closer sniff. I was given this beautiful product as a gift from my daughter as I seldom buy the more expensive brands for personal use. The contents look like some premium soft cheese! When I first received this product, I took about a twenty pence piece in size onto my fingers and it felt luxurious. Even on my dry fingers the scrub feels so soft with its tiny specks of the scrub delicately noticeable against my skin.
When I've showered with this remarkable fawny cream cleanser, I tend not to wash in a shower gel first, as some folk prefer. I simply like to drench myself in the hot steamy water and then stand aside from the jet stream to begin applying the scrub. Though I will mention that the professionals say that body scrubs are supposed to be applied to the dry skin first before entering the shower or bath! 'A little goes along way' is a saying that fits this gem of a toiletry. I only need to use around a fifty pence piece to cover a whole section of my body, such as my arms. The oils are amazingly soft on my skin. The scrub runs like a gentle milky fluid over my limbs, leaving the minute dark brown particles on the skin.
Although the grains are tiny I can feel them doing a great job of exfoliating my skin. I have no concerns at all of irritating my skin with this mild formula. With each circular motion of massaging the scrub gently over my skin, I can feel its effective cleansing agents, particularly on my feet. But as a little warning here, this product is predominantly processed with a range of oils. This makes the base of the shower tray very slippery. I tend to stand on a small hand towel to avoid slipping and never use the product on the soles of my feet. But I also never use any more scrub than is necessary.
The scrub rinses off very easily under the powerful jet stream of shower. All I am left with is a very silky shimmer on my skin and the downiest supple feel to my body. The coconut scent is so amazing; a real fresh aroma that smells like I have literally bathed in coconut milk :~) The great thing about this striking product is that the scent and softness last. I'm that sad that I rotate my hands against each other just to feel the silky after effects of my shower in this luxurious wash. I find using the scrub every other week is sufficient to carry out its task of thoroughly cleansing my skin...and yes I do shower much more often than this :~D
~*~Would I Recommend ~ 'Body Language'!~*~
Yes, yes and oh and yes! This is an absolute winner to me. If there were a cosmetics Olympics, this would be wearing a gold medallion...too much...ok, all i'll say then is that it's a real treat for the body :~) I wouldn't use it on my face though, as gentle as it is, it is still a scrub and the face is just too delicate for such products. Any skin abrasions would not benefit from any scrub either, no matter how gentle; now I'm just stating the obvious so forgive me! My skin feels so incredibly moisturised, clean and the oils feel so soothing against my flesh.
This sensuous impressive body scrub is available throughout The Body Shop High street stores and also online through their website http://www.thebodyshop.co.uk for £12.50. The Scrub is also available from many other online outlets.
Thank you for taking the time to read my review on this rich creamy body scrub, I hope it has been of benefit :~)
I love coconut products so when I got this in a travel sized version containing shower gel, scrub and moisturiser for Christmas one year I was hooked!
I've since bought the 200ml tub of the scrub from the Body Shop at a cost of £12.50 (the travel set with other stuff in it is £10). It's always worth looking out for promotions/offers which they have now and again. Famed for their natural ingredients, ethics and animal welfare I don't mind paying a bit more than I normally do for a scrub but this does last a good couple of months (used a couple of times a week).
This comes in a round tub as a lot of their scrubs and butters do. This particular one is see through plastic with a dark brown screw top lid and a picture of a coconut on the top. It tells us that it's a body scrub for NORMAL/DRY SKIN. It's easy to open. I wouldn't recommend taking it into the shower like you can with a tubed variety of products!! All the information you need is on the label. A quick look on their website, again, surprises me as to how much ingredients are in it.
After removing the plastic rim wrapper I took a whiff, as with all their coconut range it smells delicious. It's white in colour with dark brown 'scrub' bits in it. On dampened skin I apply it on in circular motions. As with all Body Shop products a little goes a long way. It washes off easily in the shower and leaves me feeling really smooth and clean. It works well. It's obviously grainy but it's not too sand papery and it doesn't hurt when applying. It doesn't irritate my skin (except that time when I put it on my face and burnt it- I looked like a beetroot!!).
The benefits of exfoliation are constantly being promoted by both experts and television shows alike, as not only does it remove the surface layer of dead skin cells but it promotes circulation and fights the battle against cellulite. I am therefore always keen to try out different products and having received a tub of this body scrub last year I undoubtedly think this is one of the best exfoliation products on the market.
What is it? ~
The Body Shop Coconut Body Scrub comes in a rather large brown plastic tub which contains 200ml of contents. The presentation of this product is typical of the Body Shop in terms of being classic and not too fussy. The screw top lid is illustrated with a couple of coconuts against a tropical backdrop of foliage and the Body Shop Logo is imprinted on the centre of this lid. A thing that the Body Shop always excel at is creating a label which also serves as a leaflet relating to the product in different languages, and this tub is no different with a peel back leaflet being behind the sticker on the lid.
Upon screwing off the lid you are presented with a creamy coloured exfoliation cream speckled with brown particles. This cream feels rather thick in consistency and upon taking out with you fingers it is noticeably gritty. The smell of this exfoliation cream is divine, think tropical and creamy coconuts and you are there.
This exfoliation cream contains amongst other ingredients the following (as extracted from the Body Shop website):
* Community Fair Trade organic virgin coconut oil
* Community Fair Trade marula oil
* Community Fair Trade soya oil
* Community Fair Trade organic babassu
The importance of buying Community Fair Trade Products being that you can guarantee that the ingredients are sourced in a way which does not exploit other cultures and is one of the main reasons why I like the Body Shop so much.
What does it do? ~
The Body Shop claim that this cream does a number of functions which include:
* Leaving skin soft and smooth
* Leaving a tropical scent to the skin
* Stimulating skin microcirculation
* Removing dead skin cells
This product can be used to exfoliate any part of your body with the exception of delicate areas and of course the face as it is quite rough on these areas.
Where Can I Buy and for How Much? ~
This product can be purchased from.. you guessed it.. the Body Shop and a standard 200ml tub costs £12.50. This is quite expensive given the range of other like minded products on the market, however the large size of the tub means that it does last for a considerably long time plus you can always guarantee that it will be of a good quality.
How Do I Apply? ~
It is advised that you apply this product in a circular motion on wet skin. Indeed I like to use when I'm in the bath either before or after using my shower gel by simply rubbing it against hard or roughened areas of skin. When you area satisfied that you have rubbed for long enough simply rinse the particles away and moisturise.
As this is a very gritty exfoliation product it can feel quite rough on the skin particularly on the legs and arms, however upon rinsing your skin is left feeling really smooth and fresh. The Body Shop advise that this product is used two to three times a week and not everyday and this is probably reflective on the highly gritty nature of this scrub.
My Summary ~
I tend to use this scrub about twice a week and rub it across my whole body. I tend to suffer from tiny pimples at the top of my arms and I find that this exfoliation scrub really removes these annoying marks and leaves the skin feeling really fresh. It is also very useful for hard or roughened areas on the feet. Therefore I tend to use it slightly more in the summer as my feet tend to get hardened form walking barefoot and it really helps to smooth the skin. The beauty of this scrub is that it leaves a wonderful warm coconut smell on the skin after rinsing which seems to linger.
To really condition my skin I always follow up with a rich moisturiser on my body after using this scrub and in particular the Body Shop Coconut Body Butter as this only enhances the smell. However this scrub is not very drying on the skin due to the coconut oil within it and you could therefore easily get away with not moisturising in some areas.
Overall this is another great and effective product from the Body Shop and I have hence scored it 5 stars out of 5.
Thank-you for taking the time to read my review.
This review is also posted on Ciao under the same user name.
After complaining to my sister recently about me having to give up some of my "treats", ie scrubs, potions and lotions, for the sake of my housekeeping, she turned up with a veritable "feast" of goodies or me to use....yes, I do love my sister!
One of those said scrubs and lotions is the scrub I will now review for you, with it being one of my favoured scrubs within the "body shop" range.
Looking like a smooth body lotion with what at first glance looks like sand threaded through it, this coconut scrub not only looks like it will be effective, but also smells divine, creamy, tropical and very much like actual coconut rather than the synthetic scent that you can sometimes get with these "naturally" scented smellies.
The product states that his contains coconut oil to moisturise, coconut shell for the exfoliating effect, and is suitable for use on normal/dry skin, but should never be used on the face area.
I know it is wrong, but I do tend to use this when I am in the shower, so the scrubs I use do tend to have to be heavy duty to cling to my more than damp skin, whilst being rubbed gently over the skin to exfoliate away any dead skin cells, all this before my shower has the chance to rinse the product away!
After scooping a small amount out of the tub, I rubbed the product over my leg area, which in fairness is the worst area of skin on my body due to constant shaving!
After rubbing in circles across the skin I simply washed the product off, whilst being quite impressed by the fact that although the majority of the creamy base the scrub comes in has washed away, the scrub particles are still clinging on for dear life, and do need a good rinse to get rid of them!
My skin (once dried) does fell in need of a good slathering of my chosen body butter (again coconut, I smell divine by this point!), which when soaked into my skin leaves me with incredibly smooth legs, without any sort of irritation to speak of, and only needing to do this process a couple of times a week.
As this was a gift, an one that my sister actually received as part of a gift set I was surprised to find these on sale for quite a substantial price (around the £8.00 mark), though, even though my pot only contained 50ml of scrub, I did find it lasted me for a good two to three weeks, so the slightly dearer price could be justified with longevity of use.
Thanks for reading x
I first got this as a gift with the Coconut Body butter. They both go together really nicely and were 50ml in size. Soon after I purchased the larger version which is 200ml because I loved it so much! The large pot costs £12.50 which is quite a lot but it's definitely worth it and is also a lovely gift.
The scrub itself comes in a smart brown tub which is easy to open and close. It is a light brown with other shades of black and brown sandy grains in it. It smells amazing, a really natural coconut smell which I haven't been able to match with any other products.
The scrub is for normal to dry skin and contains coconut oil to moisturize. I have quite dry skin and it really works wonders with making it softer. It applies really nicely and the smell is great. I usually just do my legs and sometimes other areas but I'm careful not to use too much because I don't want it to run out too soon as it is expensive for a body scrub.
It works really well for my skin and I like buying stuff like this from the body shop as presents but they are quite expensive. As a body scrub it is above average but there are products on the market that are better and also cheaper..
The Body Shop do a range of different body scrubs but the coconut one is my favourite. It comes in a clear plastic tub with a brown lid enticingly decorated with pictures of opened coconuts. The pot holds a generours 200ml of body scrub.
When you remove the screw off lid your nose is immediately assailed with the smell of coconut. Much more impressive than an actual coconut, and ever so slightly artificial, but I didn't let that put me off. The contents inside are an off-white colour with lots of tiny little brown bits which form the scrub. Its quite solid in consistency, a bit like a face cream, so it doesn't slop straight out of the tub if you happen to knock it over.
To use, I scoop a large dollop out onto my hands and then just massage onto wet skin, usually in the shower, but a bath would work just as well. Pay particular attention to the knees and elbows. Use before going out in the sun (the last thing you want is to aquire a tan and then rub it all off again). The scrub is designed to remove bits of dead skin and leave you feeling much softer - on the outside! This scrub does what its intended to do. Used once a week, it does leave my skin feeling softer and smelling nice too. People have been known to comment on that nice coconut smell when I enter a room. It is easy to wash off whilst rubbing your skin, but won't just come off if you stand in the shower and expect it to come off unaided.
A tub lasts me a good three or four months, and costs £12.50. It also comes in a handy travel size container of 50ml which costs £5.
I love all things that involve Coconut. I already have The Body Shop's Coconut Body Butter and the Coconut Shimmer Butter and as I am also crazy about the Body Scrubs created by the brand, I thought it was time to buy the Coconut Body Scrub.
What does it do?
The product is designed to gently exfoliate the skin on the body. The purpose of exfoliating is to remove dead skin cells from the surface of the body that is dulling the skins appearance and to reveal the shiny new layer underneath. After exfoliating, you skin should glow with a healthy radiance and feel incredibly smooth.
How does it work?
The scrub contains both the ground Coconuts shells and particles of the outer Coconut husk. These particles bump up against the skin and knock off or lift pieces of flaky skin and remove any dead skin cells. The pieces of Coconut are hard enough to do the job successfully, without being so hard that they hurt the skin.
Also included within the scrub is Coconut Oil which gives the skin a deep moisturisation that leaves it feeling soft and supple. The moisture is then retained by the skin which prevents it from flaking or becoming dry. It nourishes the skin with vitamins and minerals, leaving it in a better overall condition. In doing so, it prevents the skin from prematurely aging.
Marula Oil is present to further hydrate the skin and to feed the skin with the fatty acids that are essential for its healthy maintenance and the formation of healthy new skin cells. It contains antioxidants which fight against the free radicals in the skin and helps to keep your skin looking younger for longer. The substance has been used for thousands of years to hydrate thirsty skins and it leaves the skin is a much better condition.
How do you use the product?
The product is to be scooped out of the tub and massaged into damp skin. I pay particular attention to the dry spots like my knees and elbows, while also spending time massaging it into my thighs to boost the blood circulation and reduce the appearance of my cellulite.
When I am massaging the product into my skin, I turn off the shower so that it doesn't wash away the particles before I am ready and also to conserve water. Once I have finished massaging the product into my skin, I rinse it away.
Exfoliators of this type are not suitable for daily use as they can strip the skin of its natural moisture. I use my scrub once a week or perhaps twice a week, if my skin is particularly dry. I also use it before I apply fake tan, as it leaves me with a lovely smooth surface to work with and it ensure that my tan is even.
Packaging and Price
The product comes in the same packaging as all the other Body Scrubs so if you're collecting them like me, they can all be neatly stacked in your bathroom. The product is encased within a circular tub with a screw top lid. The body of the tub is transparent and you can see the product inside. On the lid there is a picture of two coconuts cut open.
The product will cost you around £12 for the larger 200ml type or £5 for the 50ml tub. It is works much cheaper overall to just buy the larger tub as to buy 200ml of the smaller tub would cost you £20. The product can be bought from you local Body Shop store or from its online website.
This scrub is very thick and luxurious and it is the perfect texture meaning that it won't run off before you've massaged it in. It is a creamy colour and you can clearly see the particles of Coconut Shell within the scrub.
The particles don't hurt my skin at all, even when massaging them in quite hard and they really feel like they are doing a good job. When the scrub is on your skin, it looks a bit like you are covered in sand.
As the product is so thick, you won't need to use much each time so I find that my pot lasts for ages. I only use the scrub on my legs and arms, as I think the particles are a little harsh on my chest and leaves it looking red. I also wouldn't suggest using this on your face.
The smell is incredible and of course, smells of Coconuts which I find to be a tropical scent. The fragrance stays on your skin even after the product has been rinsed away.
After use my skin is incredibly smooth and silky to touch. It makes my fake tan look flawless and it prevents any ingrowing hairs from forming. I also use it before shaving my legs as it seems to give you a closer shave. My legs also feel softer after use so it must be fairly moisturising.
All in all, if you love Coconut, you will love this. It is gentle enough not to hurt, hard enough to get the job done, smells delicious and will leave your skin feeling as smooth as velvet. I just wish it was a tiny bit cheaper.
Coconut body scrub is from the body shop. There are lots of body shop shops nationwide, often found in high streets and city centres. You can also buy the same products (and normally the same offers) online at www.thebodyshop.co.uk. The offers change frequently so it is worth checking very regularly.
Coconut body scrub comes in a variety of sizes, starting at a travel type size of 50ml and going upto a large 200ml size, which has the rrp of £12.50. I find this price very very expensive but there are often special offers and you can also get them in gifts sets which normally makes it cheaper, expecially in the January sales!
The body scrub comes in a thick (good quality) brown plastic tub. The tub is shallow and quite flat and wide. It has a same coloured screw on and off lid. It is generally easy to use, but if you have greasy hands can be a bit slippy. There is a round sticker on the bottom of the tub which gives the technical information and ingredients list. On the top is a classy pattern which advertises the product and has a very natural, earthy and organic look to it.
The scrub itself is thick and white with brown, cream and white lumps in it, the texture is very uneven thick and lumpy with sand type grains in it. Similar to other exfoliant products. The scent is very strongly coconut (obviously-given away by the name!) it does not smell overly sweet and artificial or manufactured. It smells quite natural and back to basics. It is only worth buying and using this product if you like the coconut smell as there is no escaping it and you definitely smell of it after using it. Especially if you buy this in the set and end up using it with the coconut body butter also.
The scrub is nice and easy to apply, I find you have to use quite a lot and if you wanted to exfoliate your whole body, you would end up almost using the whole tub which again can make it quite expensive.
I rub the product onto my problem areas (the greasy bits normally) and then rub off with a damp flannel, before washing with plenty of water. It takes a few uses to get the level of scrubbing right, so that you get the grease off, yet don't rip too much of your skin off with it! You don't want to be red and raw for too long!
I also find this exfoliator good for maintaining a tan and goos kin in the summer as it keeps it fresh. I always use moisturiser after to keep my skin nice and soft and give it a treat after the top layer has just been scrapped off!
I find this exfoliator good, but not amazingly better than anything else on the market, and in these current climates I can't really justify spending the money on this to use as a regular things, but it is definitely nice to treat myself too every now and then.
I get a little fed up with the coconut flavour as it is so distinctive, so I try a lot of the other body shop scrubs too, as there is a huge flavour range.
I was in The Body Shop renewing my Love Your Body card and the helpful assistant gave me three free product samples, which I was able to choose myself! One of the items I chose was the Coconut Body Scrub.
I try to use a body scrub at least twice a week, because it helps my skin to stay moisturised, smooth and supple, and it is imperative on my legs now I've begun to epilate them. Therefore I always keep at least one body scrub handy in my drawer.
The Coconut Body Scrub is available in two sizes: the standard size larger tub which contains 200ml of product and costs £12.50, and the travel size which is smaller, contains 50ml of product and costs £5. Body Shop products are certainly expensive, but they are also good quality and are often on special offer, such as the two tubs for £15 offer that was in place recently. The tub is brown in colour with a label bearing a picture of some coconuts, the name of the product and other information including an ingredients list which is on the base of the product. The scrub contains coconut oil, which moisturises the skin, coconut husk and ground coconut shells which exfoliate, and marula oil which is described as a very effective moisturiser and contains fatty acids to help restore moisture to the skin. The scrub is designed to be quite gentle, exfoliating while leaving skin soft and smooth.
The product is creamy-white in colour and contains little black dots which I assume to be the ground coconut shells. The scrub smells quite strongly of coconut. When I went to use it, I scooped some out and found that it was quite thick, a good thing as this made it less likely to run away down the plughole! The product was easy to use and I was able to give my legs and arms a good scrub, as well as other areas, seeing as the scrub was quite gentle. Only a small amount of the scrub needs to be used at any one time, so I think the product would last quite a long time. I was very happy with the scrub's effect on my skin, which was left soft and smooth.
I enjoyed using this scrub, but I probably wouldn't buy it again, simply because of personal preference - I would rather use the Soap and Glory scrub or a solid sugar scrub from Lush. This is purely down to my own taste and is no fault of the product. I do recommend the scrub as it does a good job, especially if you like coconut - it just might be worth waiting until The Body Shop have a special offer on!
In summary, a good quality scrub that does a good job.
As soon as i smelt this i just had to buy it. I love the tropical smell and it immediatley transports me to the dream of lying on the beach with a cocktail!
I ve tried many body scrubs and have always been disappointment with how they feel on my skin. They are either too grainy, not grainy enough and make my skin feel dry afterwards. However with this product i have found the consistancy of the scrub to be just right. It feels like it is working instantly and exfoliating my skin. It also is a creamy texture, so it feels like it is also moisturising my skin at the same time.
I also like the packaging of this scrub. As its a screw top you can get the product out easily with no fuss. With some scrubs i have found that they are squeezy tubes, which can be difficult to get enough product out quickly, and there is always the annoying bit left at the end that you can't get out. This packaging allows less mess and fuss.
The only downside i have found with this product is the hefty price tag. At £12 a tub, i think it is quite expensive and it doesn't seem to last very long - but that could be due to me using too much.
Overall its a great product to use especially if you use the moisturiser as well, as long as you don't mind paying the price tag.
As the summer draws in slowly, the aroma of suntan lotions is already getting me salivating. If you feel that you cannot wait until that beach holiday though, why not go for an interim treat, the Body Shop Coconut Body Scrub. A delight for the bathroom and a heavenly experience for the body.
The scrub is available in a 200ml tub and it looks rather like a pot of ice cream. You could be forgiven for mistaking it for a tub of Ben and Jerries. The idea of the scrub is to get rid of all those nasty dead skin cells and buff the skin to a shimmering shine. Perfect for when you are on a night out, or when you have someone to impress.
The scent of coconut always gets me everytime. It conjures up images of summer, beaches and half naked people having fun in the sun. The smell of this sends you on an emotional high. A deliciously raspy coconut flavour which will make you want to tuck in and eat it! The scent is strong enough to envelope the bathroom and should leave the room smelling brilliant for a while after.
Application is easy enough, with the scrub massaging in well to moist skin. There is a small bit of residue round the bath which will need to be rinsed away, but nothing a shower won't shift. For my skin, which sometimes gets rough and suffers from ingrown hairs it is the ultimate indulgence. I could see a tub lasting for a good two months, but as this belonged to my mum, I didn't take another scoop! The product is probably geared towards girls, but the smell of coconut can get anyone flustered and it worked for me. Expect to pay up to twelve quid for a tub. Leaves skin soft and smoother and smelling like summer.
I received the Body Shop Coconut Body Scrub in a gift set one Christmas or birthday. This was in it in a 50ml size. Bought alone this will cost £5 or you can get the larger size, 200ml for £12.50 so this is a good travel size or way to check it out before 'committing' to the full sized one. I think these sizes and prices are identical for their body butters.
The product comes in a little round plastic pot with a brown lid. All their coconut themed items are brown and white to reflect the colourings of a coconut. Here the lid is brown with a picture of a coconut on it and the rest of the pot is see-through allowing you to see how much remains and therefore when you need to go and re-purchase. The smell is divine as let's admit it, are all of their products, and you are engulfed with a rich creamy coconutty smell which for some reason always reminds me of yoghurt.
The product looks nice enough, cream coloured, quite liquidy texture in comparison to other scrubs I have tried and lots of black and brown grains which are coconut husks and ground coconut shells apparently.
It's very easy to use, simply wet your skin with warm water, scoop the product out of the tub and rub over your skin. I do this with my fingers but you can also use special gloves. I found this very rough, and though I know this means it's working, my skin felt almost burning when I put it back into the water which is a sensation I disliked. My skin felt fine after about thirty seconds but nonetheless, it was a bit off-putting. I also didn't like the dredge it left in the bath though I don't judge it on that.
I will use it up and may reassess my opinion on it but though I feel my skin had been appropriately scrubbed, I didn't like the smell or texture as much as say Soap and Glory's Flake Away.
Now I love the Body Shop although I tend to buy facial products rather than bath or body ones.
At Christmas I got another round of bath and body lotions so decided that it was time to sort through the bathroom cupboard and wicker basket to find out exactly what I did have.
On a previous trip to the Body Shop I had been given a couple of samples with my purchase and I had forgotten all about them. One was a 10ml satchet of Coconut Body Scrub.
Now since the bathroom sort out I decided that I was going to use up my supplies before buying anything else.
As I only had a sample I had to check the Body Shop website for info on the price and size of a normal pot. It's £5.00 for 50mls or £12.50 for 200mls.
My sample packet was brown with a picture of the lid of the normal pot on the front. The back was taken up with the ingredients and a short warning that the product was not to be used on the face, and to rinse with cold water if it got in your eyes. This was then repeated in various languages. There's no room for instructions for use but as I've used other scrubs this wasn't a problem.
Now if I'd had a tub of this the next hiccup wouldn't have occurred but it soon became obvious that the sample wasn't made to be opened in the bath with wet hands. Minor inconvenience! I managed to squeeze the satchet empty and the scrub was a lovely off white 'coconut' colour with the brown specs of coconut husks and ground coconut shell and just the right consistency.
I love coconut; to eat and the smell so I was looking forward to the aroma of this. When I first opened this the fragrance was just right but while using it the aroma became overpowering, really strong and sickley; you know that after smell you get when the one woman in the office has gone past who always over does the perfume; you know the sort; the one that has to be centre of attention and soon puts on the water works if she doesn't get her way.......sorry I digress. Oh how disappointing.
The coconut shell and husks were just the right size although you do need to rinse properly because you'll find little pieces left in your nook and crannies if you're not careful. I much prefer sugar scrubs for this very reason because they dissolve away.
Having said all that the after effect was lovely smooth, soft skin and the initial strong, sickley smell tamed down to a gentle aroma.
I'm not convinced that from just using this one sample I would go out and buy the full size tub or not. If I was bought this as a present then I would happily use it but the couple of negative points will probably stop me buying it for myself.
As I have said on previous reviews on The Body Shop products I see their products as a luxury product rather than a product that you could buy weekly or monthly etc. So every time I have so spare money I buy a few items that I can afford at that time.
As many twenty something year old women I love to keep my skin in tip top condition by using all the scrubs, washes, moisturisers that I can get my hands on and this product is no exception.
The coconut body scrub for The Body Shop is the perfect scrub to get all those dry and dead skin off at the end of a long day and make your body rich in moisture. The body scrub itself comes in a trademark Body shop round pot and just plain brown in colour. The sticker on the top of the pot has a picture of half a coconut and the writing of what the product is - How much the pot contains and the body shop symbol right in the middle. The ingredients that are used to make the scrub can be peel off at the bottom of the pot and are clearly visible. I purchase the 200ml of the body scrub each time that I finish a pot and pay £9.00 which I find quite reasonable as I have very sensitive skin and come out in itchy skin in most products I use - I have had more expensive body scrubs than this one and they have been terrible for sensitive skin, I have also purchased cheaper brands and they have been the same as the most expensive which is really a waste as I just end up giving them to the women in my family - So the amount that I waste on useless products for sensitive skin makes it really easy for me to pay £9.00 on a fantastic product. If you are unsure about using this product I would recommend buying the 50ml for £3.50 just to try first. (I purchased this size first as well)
The smell of the body scrub is very strong of very sweet coconut - which as I love the smell of coconut is just perfect for me and you can smell it on your skin for such a long time afterwards.
I use the scrub in the bath - and just pop it on my skin and then massage it in (more in the harder parts such as elbows - feet and knees etc) and then it just brings off all your dead skin etc off with the water - As well as being rich in coconut oil there are also bits of coconut and coconut skin in there too and these just wash away when you wash it off. Sometimes I use the product with exfoliating gloves but this is not necessary as the scrub goes on quite easily and massages in well. I use this product every week or so and it has never let me down - it makes your body squeaky clean and you feel fantastically smooth! I would never use any other make of body scrub due to all the let downs in the past - I use this sent the most but have others and they are all the same - absolutely great product.
Revive your skin by using this gentle exfoliator and get smooth results /