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Last October Bodyshop had a glitch on their online store meaning I got about £40 of products for about £12 and I tret myself to my very first Bodyshop bodfy scrub, I really liked the item so when there was some more in the sale I bought myself another variety this time the Wild Cherry version.
The scrub comes in a plastic pot which holds 200mls of the products, the pot costs £12.50 which is more than I would ever have spent on a scrub however they are worth the money. I never actually paid full price with this being in the sale and I never would buy a full price Bodyshop product as I get so many emails offering me money off that there is no need to pay full.
The tub is circular and made of plastic, it is see through at the bottom and you can see the deep red scrub inside and then the screw top lid is bright red in colour. On the lid there is a sticker which gives you the name and logo of the company and the name of the product along with a picture of some really shiny cherries. I love the packaging from Bodyshop as the colours and pictures are all really attractive and it's easy to spot the type you want.
When you open the tub you are met with thick dark red product which smells really sweet of cherries, the look of the product actually reminds me of a dark red strawberry as it has loads of little black bits in it for exfoliation. I think the smell is really sweet so if you are not too keen on sweet smells this one may not be for you.
To use the scrub I simply dip in a couple of fingertips and the products is so thick it clings onto my fingers, I then rub my fingertips together to transfer the product to both hands and then rub into my skin with my fingertips. The scrub feels really nice and is not harsh at all and when you have finished the scrub washes away from your skin really easily.
After using the product I find my skin is beautifully soft, the product doesn't seem to dry out my skin at all although I do moisturise so I can't say whether it would or not used on its own. The scent lasts on the skin and it doesn't smell quite so sweet when it is on your skin.
I love the feel of my skin using this scrub and find it is left feeling silky soft and I also feel like my skin is brighter and more radiant even if I do say so myself!
===Why I Got This===
I enjoy using the Body Shop items and always try and stock up when they are having a sale on line. I buy for myself and as gifts for other people and I tend towards preferring the fruity type of products.
I am not a huge fan of cherries as such but I had tried their soap previously and really liked the scent so I bought this scrub when it was on sale a while ago.
Wild Cherry Body Scrub.
Comes in a transparent plastic tub with a dark red screw on lid.
The top label has an image of lots of shiny juicy cherries.
'Enriched with tantalising wild cherry oil'.
Suitable for Normal Skin.
Made in the UK and use within 12 months.
50 ml was £2.
This comes in the standard round Body Shop tub with a crew top lid. The scrub inside is a deep red colour and is sort of translucent. It is not actually runny but not completely set either - a sort of runny jam consistency. Inside the scrub are tiny granules and also larger dark blobs here and there which are reminiscent of seeds or pips.
The scrub has a nice fruity smell but not particularly cherry-like but to my mind it is a very gentle scrub and not at all like some harsher ones I have had such as sugar scrubs.
The Body Shop website states that this leaves your skin feeling smooth and that it removes dead skin cells.
One thing about this 50 ml tub is that it is quite small - but is a good way to try the product.
I have used it in both the bath and shower. To me it is a very gentle scrub - I use on the cellulite that most of us ladies have on the backs of or thighs - as well as using it on my feet in the bath. Rubbing it on your feet is very relaxing and the smell is lovely and fruity. It does leave your skin feeling smooth but for a really good moisturising you would need a body butter afterwards.
As it is so gentle I have also been using it on my hands - which feels nice and leaves them soft and slightly fruity smelling.
A nice enough product but not one I would rave over or bother buying again - personally I would rather spend my money on Body Butters and just make my own sugar scrubs.
The Body Shop are still currently selling the matching Body Butter in both 50 ml and 200 ml tubs but although I have tried many Body Butters and loved them all - I have not tried this one yet.
The limited number of Wild Cherry items on sale on the website looks as though it may being phased out as the Body Butter is also n sale - so to buy the both would make a nice little gift for someone.
===Would I Recommend?===
I absolutely adore the "Wild Cherry" range from The Body Shop and was gutted when it was discontinued by them a while back. I have since realised, however, that many items from this range are produced most times that The Body Shop has a sale on, and so I take the opportunity to stock up on my favourite products from this range at these times. I have also since realised that many of the products are available to purchase online at the brands website at www.thebodyshop.co.uk. The items from the range are generally available at a reduced price, as a result of the range being discontinued by the brand.
It was a few months ago that I was shopping in store in my local branch of The Body Shop when my eye happened upon a display featuring the familiar bright red packaging of my beloved Wild Cherry range. I made a number of purchases at this time, with this review outlining my experiences of using "The Body Shop Wild Cherry Body Scrub."
The Body Scrub is packaged in a large tub that is a generous 200ml in size. I believe that I paid around the £4 mark for the product which is a reduced price, and one that I think offers excellent value for money.
The packaging comprises of a sturdy tub made of robust plastic, with a screw off lid on top. The red lid details an image of some ripe-looking cherries complete with their stalks and this coordinates perfectly with the cherry red colour used elsewhere on the product. The bottom half of the tub is completely clear, so I can see the scrub product contained within quite easily.
The scrub itself is a red product with a consistency that reminds me of a thin and slightly runny jam or jelly. There are some assorted particles contained in the scrub product and most of these are quite tiny, being similar to grains of sand. There are larger particles peppered throughout the scrub too and these look to be similar to small pieces of seed or kernels, all of which adds to the appearance of the product. I think it really does look wonderfully enticing, and the colours used, together with the addition of the small particles give the impression that the product is quite natural and contains natural ingredients which I think makes it rather more attractive than the previous scrub product I used, which was a highly-perfumed offering from the Soap And Glory range.
To use, I need to 'scoop' a small amount of the scrub from the large tub and apply to wet skin. I find this easy to do, particularly as the consistency of the scrub is quite thin. I then apply the scrub to my skin, paying particular attention to what I describe as my 'problem areas' that suffer terribly from dry skin... my upper arms being one of the worst affected areas. Using a 'circular' type motion, I rub the scrub into the damp skin, smoothing it over the skin's layer right down to the elbow and then pay a little attention to this area which suffers from horrendously dry skin too. I repeat with the opposite arm, and any other problem areas such as my knees. I do find it beneficial to take a little time during this application process, really allowing the grainy particles in the product to work their magic; I find the feeling of the scrub feels rather therapeutic on my tired, dry skin and I find that using circular motions allows me to feel as though it is really being allowed to 'sink' into the skin's layers which feels quite lovely and as if I am rubbing a little life into my tired, aching joints!
I then rinse the product from my skin, which I find takes a minute or two due to the little particles contained in the scrub; these tend to 'cling' to the skin slightly and I find it necessary to rub the skin a little to rinse them all off effectively. It might be worth noting too that I do find I need to give the bathtub a good rinse out after the product has been used, mainly because said particles have a rather annoying habit of clinging to the corners of the bath. This is something that I have found to be the case with most other body scrub products however, and is not something that would deter me from repurchasing a particular scrub again; I find it to be a side-effect of using such a 'robust' product, in my experience!
The product's aroma is..... Wonderful. The rich, sweet aroma of fresh cherries is what attracted me to this range from The Body Shop in the first place, and the Body Scrub product does nothing to make this love affair dwindle... far from it! I find the scrub's aroma is entirely true to the scent of fresh cherries, and this feels wonderfully sweet and deliciously fresh which gives it a fairly uplifting feel, in my experience. This has made it a welcome addition to my bath time routine on the dull, cold winter mornings we have been experiencing of late! The freshness of the product's aroma makes it ideal for this time of year when it seems to feel very uplifting to use, but in addition, I do think it would be wonderfully suited to the summer months too, as I like fresh, crisp scents at this time of year. This versatility is not evident in every fruit-scented product that I own, and is another definite plus point for me.
After using the scrub, the end result is pretty impressive as it leaves my skin feeling wonderfully softened and free from dry skin, which is of course the point of using a product like this one. The scrub provides wonderful exfoliation properties to the skin, and I find that taking a little time during the application process really pays off as I touched on earlier, as this effectively removes dead skin cells and after rinsing, my skin feels rather rejuvenated and refreshed.
This result in itself is a marked improvement to the tired, dry skin that existed beforehand, but I find that applying a rich body butter or whipped body cream product directly after using the scrub seems to allow the softened skin to really absorb the nourishing qualities contained within such a product, and I find the end result is almost what I would describe as being 'baby soft', which is a pretty impressive result really, particularly for me as my skin is in such poor condition.
Due to the positive results achieved from using this product on my tired, dry skin, I have nothing but positive points to note about the Wild Cherry Body Scrub and it is a product that I have already repurchased, as a result. The scrub therefore comes with my full recommendation, together will full marks in the Dooyoo product rating score.
After receiving a bag full of goodies that my sister claimed she will never use (though I do think she just feels sorry for me as I plead poverty so much at the moment!), I was delighted to find that she had included a whole stack of delicious sounding body scrubs from The Body shop for me, which of course I just had to use....quickly!
This particular one was of the scent range I had previous had the butter in (another present from the bag!), so ha high hopes for the scrub too, as the butter was fantastic!
The scrub itself is held within a wide topped, screw lidded jar, with the information that his is suitable for "normal skin", and containing tantalising cherry oil.
To use you gently rub over damp skin, then after rubbing for a while you simply rinse off, which (after a few minutes anyway!) should leave you with nice smooth skin, minus any dead or flaky skin.
This particular scrub is a nice cherry read colour, almost resembling jam, with there being two different looking and sized exfoliant beads within it, the first resembling sand and the second looking like strawberry pips.
I scooped a small amount out and smoothed it over my legs (which is the one area I use the scrub the most, due to the amount of shaving I have to do on my yeti legs!), then gently rubbed it over the surface for a few minutes then washed it off.
My skin did feel softer after use, though I did have a bit of a fight on my hands to initially wash the scrub off, not only does it look like jam but also sticks like it too!
I also had to slather a good body butter on afterwards too, this is though due to the removal of skin rather than how harsh the product itself is.
Any downsides, only the smell!
The product is described as "wild cherry", but all I got was fruity chemicals, not even smelling synthetically like cherries, and though not unpleasant enough to discontinue use, I would never buy this for myself, which is a real shame as the body butter from the same range is delectably scented.
Price wise these are available in all "flavours", for around the £6.00 mark.
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I'm sure you don't need me to advise you of my love of The Body Shop products where I have a few firm favourites, such as their lemon, moringa and satsuma. I regularly spend time caring for my skin where I will use scrubs and moisturising products where I always seem to have quite a few on the go at any one given time. As I enjoyed using both the body butter and lotion in the Wild Cherry range I decided to make a purchase of the body scrub, particularly as it was available at the reduced price of £3 for a 200ml tub and I have since discovered the reason why. As I have now had time to try and thoroughly test this product I would like to share my experience with you.
APPEARANCE OF THE PRODUCT
I generally find the majority of the products belonging to The Body Shop very appealing to the eye, as they always choose vibrant colours to match the fragrance contained within the specific products. As the scrub is of a cherry fragrance the circular transparent plastic tub has a dark red screw top lid with a label displaying images of dozens of gorgeous looking juicy cherries. As I had previously used both the matching lotion and body butter I thought I would be familiar with the fragrance when I removed the lid, but how wrong could I be? The overpowering aroma of cherries made me squirm, as I can only describe it as being sickly sweet and far from the subtle fragrance I had grown to love from using the lotion and butter.
The appearance of the scrub is unlike any of the other fragrances that I have used from The Body Shop and it reminds me a jelly that hasn't quite set, as it's fairly runny. It is deep red in colour to match the colour of the lid and there are dozens of black particles, which I learned are kiwi seeds. There are also even smaller particles, which are orange in colour and I presume these to be the crushed walnut seeds. I really was not looking forward to using the scrub, simply because its' aroma was far too strong.
USING THE SCRUB
As with all products of this nature, the skin needs to be dampened and then a small amount should be gently massaged into the skin using circular movements. For some reason I was expecting the scrub to run straight off my skin, but fortunately, this was not the case. I could feel both the kiwi and crushed walnut seeds as I massaged the scrub into my skin, but to be totally honest, I really did not see the purpose of the kiwi seeds, as they were rather sparse in comparison with the walnut seeds. However, I felt that they were doing the job for which they were intended and that is to remove any dead skin cells. Whilst the scrub wasn't oily as I had initially anticipated it took me a little time to thoroughly rinse away all of the seeds, particularly the kiwi.
Whilst the strong and sickly sweet cherry fragrance was evident each time that I used the product, I was pleased that when it was rinsed away it left only a fairly subtle aroma on my skin. Despite my hatred of the scent, I have to admit that the scrub left my skin feeling beautifully silky soft, which is due to the wild cherry seed oil and the Community Fair Trade brazil nut oil. There have often been occasions after using the scrub where I do not feel that I need to moisturise, as my skin feels sufficiently hydrated. I found rating this product rather difficult, particularly due to its' very strong aroma, which loses a star from me and its' consistency, which loses a further star. However, it is definitely effective and services its' purpose well, but once I have used the contents of the two tubs that I purchased, which I am now deeply regretting, I cannot say that I will buy this scrub again.
INGREDIENTS AND OTHER INFORMATION
Contained on the underside of the tub is a peel back label where the full list of ingredients can be found and I would advise that I am not copying them into this review as it is extremely lengthy. However, I have discussed the key ingredients throughout my review and would advise that The Body Shop does not test any of its' products on animals. The scrub should be used within 12 months of opening and the tub can be recycled once empty.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
If you are interested in purchasing this scrub I would advise that you can purchase a 200ml tub in one of their high street stores for £3.00.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.
Since the end of April Ive been steadily working my way through my Bodyshop gift set and then reviewing the products as I use them. This was the most recent product that I used so I decided to review it for you today. I was very happy to find that I got a scrub in the set because I have very recently run out of my normal body scrub and my skin was crying out for a good exfoliating session! I have used other products from the Bodyshop that have the same scent as this and I have absolutely loved them so I knew this was going to be brilliant - and I wasnt wrong.
This body butter comes in a very large bright red screw top tub. The top of the tub is covered with bright cherries and looks very nice also it is very in keeping with the rest of The Bodyshop's range. The design is so simple but I think it looks really nice and upmarket and the colour is very eye catching - in short the tub itself is a great addition to anyones bathroom shelf. The only problem I have is that while the top is very easy to get off when your hands have cream all over them it can be difficult to put the lid back on. But I have that problem with most products from this shop so I guess it's not a major issue.
This product really does smell great and if you have smelt any of The Bodyshops cherry products before this smells a lot like that. One of the things I love about products from this shop is how natural they smell. Some cherry scented moisturisers and shower gels I have tried in the past smell proper fake and artificial but this smells like real cherries. Even though this is quite a strong, sweet & fruity scent I wouldnt say its overpowering at all but it lasts ages on your skin - you will be getting little whiffs of this all day long.
I usually use this scrub when Ive got my exfoliating gloves on but it can just be put straight onto your skin and then rub it into your skin using circular motions. Then you just wahs it off and moisturise - I do use the matching Cherry Body Butter and I think the results are amazing. This really does leave your skin feeling super soft and smooth and I reckon it actually does get rid of all the dead skin that accumalates during the day. I use this before applying fake tan and I always get a really even colour so it must be doing something great for my skin.
The grains in this scrub are pretty small and I think that has a lot to do with why this works so well because Ive always found the smaller the grains the better the scrub. But even though the grains are so tiny they arent harsh on your skin and they dont leave your skin feeling dry or irratated. Overall this is a fabulous product - one that I will definately be treating myself to in the future. Highly recommended.
Price: £12.20 fro 200ml
From: The Body Shop
For: Gentle exfoliation for soft, smooth, radiant skin
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I bought this after I got hooked from using the body moisturiser.
Massage it into the skin in the shower and it removes dead skin cells due to the exfoliating seeds. It smells so nice and combined with the body butter it leaves you smelling like cherrys all day long.
My only negative is that it leaves little seeds in the bath ater you have finished but simple enough to clean away afterwards. It is £12.50 for 200ml and £5 for the smaller one. It is quite expensive bought unlike the moisturiser, I only use this twice a week so it lasts longer.
It is in a screw top pot which keeps it all in and doesn't leak. So ideal for travelling. You can, if you have a Body Shop Loyalty card, get 10% off this or even get this as a birthday present as Body Shop gives you £5 off when it is your birthday. Failing that, drop huge hints to your boyfriend for Valentines Day!! lol
I have a Body Shop 'Love your Body' card, which entitles you to a free gift up to the value of £5 during the month of your Birthday. For my free gift I decided to choose one of their travel-sized tubs of Body Scrub.
I went for the Wild Cherry fragrance, because I like fruity fragrances and the seemed a little bit unusual. I think usually when people think of cherry fragrances, they think of the overly sweet artificial fragrance you get in products like cherryade. This has a more natural cherry scent - it's very strong and although it does smell like cherries, it's not as sweet as you may expect. In the tub it's quite a strong, heavy scent and I imagine it would not be to everyone's taste.
The scrub comes in a clear tub with a dark red, screw top lid complete with a picture of some juicy looking cherries. I found the scrub itself to be quite runny and so I think that perhaps a tube would have been a more appropriate way to package this, as it can be quite difficult to scoop out of the tub without it running through your fingers.
The scrub is red coloured and is peppered with black kiwi seeds. As well as these kiwi seeds it also contains crushed walnut shells, which are smaller particles, and both help to exfoliate the skin, removing dead skin cells, revealing fresher, smoother skin underneath.
As the scrub was quite runny, I found that only a small amount would cover a fairly large amount of skin. The scrub had a generous amount of 'scrubby bits' and as I rubbed it over my skin, it felt like it was working, whilst not being too harsh or abrasive on my skin.
After rinsing this away, the scent that was left on my skin was lovely. It was a lot fruitier than the scent of the product whilst it was in the tub and was really quite pleasant.
I remember the first time I used this scrub, I couldn't stop touching my arms where I'd used it, because they felt so soft and smooth! I have quite dry skin, and it becomes especially dried out on my elbows, and this really sloughed away all dry skin and left it feeling soft and smooth without being further dried out, or red as can sometimes happen with body scrubs.
The 50ml size of this is currently showing as being £3.50 on the Body Shop website (although I'm pretty sure it was £4.50 in store) and the full 200ml size is £9.00. This is quite pricey, but you can get away with using very little per use, which stretches the cost a bit.
Overall, I've been very pleased with this scrub, and if you like the natural smell of cherries, then I would definitely recommend giving this product a go.
Price: £12.20 fro 200ml
From: The Body Shop
For: Gentle exfoliation for soft, smooth, radiant skin
The packaging is a lovely red plastic tub, of the usual high quality that you expect from the Body Shop. The tub has a screw off lid which is easy to open but tightens up nicely so you can easily keep it in a toiletries bag and travel with it.
It's a fairly thick gel-like texture with a gorgeous cherry scent. The scent is sweet and fruity, but not too sweet and not too strong or over powering, and it really does smell good enough to eat. Wild cherry is fast becoming one of my favourite Body Shop scents.
The exfoliation, unlike most scrubs which have random grains or beads in them, comes from real kiwi seeds and crushed walnut shells. This means that they're not uniform in size, but even so they are fairly evenly distributed through the scrub and they are not harsh or scratchy on the skin.
It feels really nice to use, it smooths onto the skin easily and massaging it in gives a nice exfoliating action without irritating. It washes off easily, but there are sometimes some stray kiwi seeds to be found lurking after you think you've washed it all off!
It leaves my skin feeling very clean and smooth, and it doesn't dry out my skin so it is left very soft and looking healthy as well. I'm very impressed with the results which are better than any scrub I've used previously, which is surprising when you consider how gentle it is.
All in all this is a very good body scrub.
Thumbs up from me.
Many of you may be getting sick of my wild cherry reviews, but I'm doing the range, and while parts of it is repetitive, each item is review worthy.
The Wild Cherry Body Scrub comes in a plastic pot, which is see through and has a dark red screw lid. I have all the Wild Cherry items in travel size which is 50 ml, and costs £5.00 but you can buy the normal size which contains 200 ml, and that costs £12.20.
I do think the items in the range complement each other, and if you don't smell of wild cherry after using one item you most certainly will if you use it all, shower gel, body scrub, body butter.
The smell is sweet, but not sickly. It is quite fruity and does leave your skin smelling slightly fruity but not overly, smelling it in the pot is quite strong but on your skin it is not overwhelming and leaves you with a fruit of fragrance.
The exfoliating gel itself is a red colour, but very transparent, it has exfoliating particles made from kiwi seeds and crushed walnut shells in it as well as cherry pips, which makes it more natural and feel healthy, in using natural things to exfoliate your skin with.
The Body Shop say it helps to keep skin radiant and stimulate it in removing dead skin cells which cause dry skin. I have been using this now for 6 weeks. I use it 3 times a week and I think it works, the dry skin I get across my nose seems to have completely gone, and my skin feels smooth and soft and definitely looks better. I would recommend this product, although it is quite expensive, I like it.
I place some of the exfoliating gel on my skin and rub it in small circles over my whole face, it is very soft and not harsh on the skin like some scrubs can be. I have quite sensitive skin, and it doesn't leave it all red or blotchy.
The Wild Cherry Body Scrub contains Community Trade brazil nut oil this helps to leave the skin moisturised. The Body Shop specifically sources community trade brazil nut oil from Peru, sourced through the Body Shops fair trade program. This makes me feel better about the price because I know that the people out picking the ingredients are being paid a fair wage for the job they do. It creates jobs for those in Peru and that is good.
I like the product and would recommend it to those with more sensitive skin, I would say out of the whole range this is the one item I will buy again.
Helps to stimulate the skin and remove dead skin cells when massaged in /