Used to accompany the range of body shop body butters - (there was an offer where you buy one of each product together for a lower price, rather than being sold for more separately) This works well for people with normal to dry skin. It smells delightful and intoxicates your skin with its perfume so that the scent lingers for hours afterwards - great for use before a night out! I had many compliments - that I smelt nice and fruity!! However, for those of us who have been doomed to have dry to very dry sensitive skin it could have worked better in terms of effectiveness. for example, The scrub consisted of sugar, which dissolved rather quickly after application to wet skin - not enough actual "scrubbing" time, and the moisturizing after effect was slightly oily. Another problem was that the container wasn't shower friendly - open pot allowing water to drop in. The final disadvantage was the cost - at £10.00 - way too expensive in my books, especially as the pot doesn't last as long as it could (due to the dissolving sugar effect) However - good for the occasional pampering, but not really for everyday use if you have very dry skin that needs exfoliating every shower. I think I will just have to keep looking for my ideal body scrub..
This is a fantastic product and smells even better, just don't be tempted to put it on your toast in the morning. My first experience of the Marmalade Body Scrub was earlier this year. Unfortunately, the town where I live does not have a Body Shop store, however I was lucky enough to be invited to a Body Shop Party held by my friend. It was the usual pass this bottle round, have a sniff, pass that bottle round, oooh, aaaah, but a bit of excitement with the Marmalade Body Scrub : we got to use it, in a basin of water, mid way between glasses of wine and handfuls of crisps !! It can be used all over the body as a general shower / bath body scrub, a bit run of the mill you are thinking, however, the smell is just divine. It's like fresh oranges straight from the tree (or the supermarket!!) and shoved right in the tub (ground avocado stones make the 'scrub' part.) I find it really good to use as a hand wash, especially after weeding my (very small) garden, it removes the ground in dirt very quickly. When I bought it at the Body Shop Party, it was £5.50 for a 200ml tub, which I considered expensive at the time, but now to be money well spent, as it lasts a long time. At a rare visit to an actual store last week, I found it in the Sale area at only £3.00, so needless to say, I bought another tub !! Not for myself this time though (honestly !) This product suits all skin types, and as per the Body Shop's 'rules', it hasn't been tested on animals (also for all you green people out there, it is in recyclable packaging!) Enjoy.
‘Lady Marmallllllllllllaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaade!’ I squeal like the women on those irritating Bodyform ads in the shower. MarmaLAID or MarmaLARD, whichever way you say it. (I am not getting any and I don’t eat lard), you can certainly say this song has been murdered in more ways than one. I felt entitled to do the same. Now you might like a bit of rough, however I’m talking about that horrible rough skin on the backs of your arms that only sees daylight once a year. I bought a pot of Marmalade Body Scrub from the Body Shop, originally because I wanted something to scrub on my legs to stop ingrowing hairs. I had just sugared my legs and I usually got very itchy legs, which resulted in bleeding scabs and blisters when my hairs grew back. It used to be quite bad, but I found out it was stress related and my legs have improved of late with steroid cream from the doctors. I now only get it slightly, but its’ irritating nonetheless. I also had those horrible spotty, rough bits that tend to get ignored because they never see the sun on the back of my arms. I was keen to improve the look of my skin and this product seemed ideal to do that. I was going on holiday to hot and sunny Marseilles and wanted to reveal my bits. I chose the Marmalade Body Scrub form the Body Shop, because the store was available at the Train Station and it was reduced to £3.00 from £6.00 so I thought it was worth a try. What is it? It is primarily a body scrub, but you can use it on the rough bits on your feet. It comes in 200ml tubs and looks like thick-cut juicy marmalade with all the bits in and smells very fruity. It contains little bits of grains to scrub your skin. It looks good enough to eat, but please do not put it on your toast. How to use it: Apply to wet skin with fingertips in a circular motion and rinse off. Effectiveness Effective on rough bits on arms but will need
to use for a longer time to see any major improvement. Not very good for sensitive skin. My skin on my legs erupted a little, itched and bled, on the day after I used it but I don’t think this was due to the product because my arms were fine. I have dodgy skin and it sometimes reacts to the sun (heat rash, I think). I’d recommend this product for those who have a lot of rough skin and frequently want to wear sleeveless tops. However, when this pot is finished I probably won’t buy another, because I’m not the type to use it everyday to notice an effective improvement. ALL BODYSHOP PRODUCTS ARE AGAINST ANIMAL TESTING OK now the science bit INGREDIENTS: - Aqua, Citrus sinesis, Glycerin, Citrus sinesis, Glycerin, Citrus limonum, Persea gratissima, Alcohol Denat, Soponaria officinalis,PEG-42 Babassa Glycerides, Propylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Benzyl Alcohol, PHENOXYETHANOL, PANTHANOL, citrus aurantifolia, citrus paradisi,Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Propylparaben, Citric Acid