Product Type: The Body Shop Bath / Shower
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So I suppose you could say I'm a right scrubber!
The Body Shop Moringa Body Scrub
Member Name: SusanLesley
The Body Shop Moringa Body Scrub
Advantages: Smells lovely, works well, easy to use
Disadvantages: A bit expensive at full price
Last year I went into our local branch of Body Shop and treated myself to Body Butter, Soap and Shower Gel in the lovely Moringa fragrance. When I was at the till paying for these goodies the assistant offered me a sample of the matching Body Scrub and she filled the little pot right up to the top for me so that I could really try it!
Well I tried it and loved it so much that I treated myself to a pot of it.
The pot containing 50ml of the Body Scrub costs £5 and the 200ml pot costs £12.50. Having said that there are often offers in The Body Shop so it is worth waiting for an offer and stocking up if you like these. If you have one of their cards you get 10% off anyway and there are many offers aimed specifically at card holders too. The Body Shop is also linked to the cash back websites such as Cashinco so that is also worth remembering.
As always the packaging looked lovely as it was in a creamy lemon screw topped pot with a picture of what I assume to be Moringa flowers on the top. The pot is the same as the one containing the Body Butter except for the fact that the word Butter is replaced with the word Scrub on the lid of the pot!
As I unscrewed the lid I was greeted with what I can only describe as a heavenly smell. I find fragrances notoriously difficult to describe but I'll have a go. The smell is flowery and sweet but not sickly so it feels fresh and uplifting when I use any of the products in the range. The smell of the Body Scrub isn't as intense as that of the Body Butter but it is unmistakably Moringa!
I use the Body Scrub about once a week on average. I get into my shower, get wet and then step away from the water jet whilst I use my Body Scrub. I take a small amount from the pot using my fingers and then rub it into the skin on my arms, shoulders and legs. The scrubbing element of this product is gentle but definite and is just right as far as I am concerned. In the past I have tried scrubs that barely have any scrub in them and ones at the other end of the spectrum that have all but ripped my skin off!
This Body Scrub is exactly that scrub for the body only - the assistant who originally gave me the free sample made it very clear that i should not use this on my face.
I found that I didn't need to use too much to get a good result so the pot will last me a while which is a good thing as it is a bit on the expensive side if you buy it at full price.
As I used the Body Scrub it felt really good - as though it was giving my skin a really deep clean. When I had finished my shower and dried my skin I applied the matching Body Butter and my skin was noticeably smoother so I was very impressed.
Information from the Web Site
The site offers a 'gentle exfoliating scrub for radiant looking skin, subtly scented with a delicate, floral fragrance' which 'stimulates the skin and removes dead skin cells when massaged into the skin.' I have to say that, for me, this is exactly what it did!
Having done a little research on the Body Shop website I have discovered that Moringa seed oil contains something called oleic acid which moisturises and protects the skin.
The exfoliating properties come from the addition of particles of Moringa fruit, lotus seed powder, walnut and coconut shells and ground rice which all sounds a bit vicious for my skin but as I said earlier it is very comfortable to use.
It also contains Brazil Nut Oil which also helps to soften, smooth and moisturise the skin. Incidentally the Brazil Nut Oil is sourced as part of the Body Shop's Community Trade scheme which helps the traders who produce the ingredients to get a fair price and also helps to protect the environment of the forest.
The other Body Shop fragrances which have matching Body Scrubs are pink grapefruit (gorgeous), mango (very nice), coconut (yuk no thanks!), cocoa butter (not keen), Shea butter (not keen), raspberry (too sweet), papaya (very nice), passion fruit (very nice), olive (yuk no!), and wild cherry (take it or leave it).
In conclusion I would really recommend this Body Scrub and when I have used the scrub, the Shower Gel and then the Body Butter my skin looks, feels and smells lovely and I keep smelling the fragrance all day.
Summary: Another Body Shop winner!