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The Sanctuary Kyphi Nourishing Hot Sugar Scrub

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Brand: The Sanctuary / Scrub / Type: Body Scrub / What it does: Smoothes, Exfoliates, Nourishes

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      02.03.2014 17:07
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      worth buying

      About a month ago I managed to pick up a sanctuary spa gift set really cheap and this was one of the items in it.Over the years I have purchased a few tubs of the Sanctuary Salt Scrub 650g so I was quite keen to see if this one was as good.

      **The brand**
      Sanctuary spa sells a range of bath and body products mainly at Boots but they can also be bought from other places such as Debenhams.

      My product didn't come in a tub like the picture but I got 2x20ml sachets. As far as I know they can also be bought this way which I think is a great way to try a product.The only thing I find with these is that 20ml is too much for one application ,sometimes 10 is too little if you want to cover your neck area as well.

      **Contains**
      PEG-8, Zeolite, Sucrose, Kaolin, Glycerin, Zinc oxide, PEG-220, Silica, Parfum (Fragrance), Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, Argania spinosa kernel oil, Maltodextrin, Coumarin, Nelumbium nucifera (lotus) flower extract, Stearalkonium hectorite, Propylene carbonate, Propylene glycol, BHA, Propyl gallate, Citric acid, CI 77492 (Iron oxides).

      **In use**
      I always just use the other scrub as a body scrub and I thought this was the same but then I read some reviews saying this could be used on your face so I decided to give it a try.
      After washing my face I massaged this into damp skin using a gentle circular motion like it suggests.It does feel quite warm to start with and you don't have to rinse it off until it cools down. It also says not to apply to irritated or damaged skin. I do have psoriasis etc on my hairline and neck so I made sure I never touched those parts. It would possibly be fine but I don't want to make it worse. The scent from this is like others in the range - sandalwood and vanilla,whilst I don't like it in a body wash I think as a scrub it is okay. So far I have not had any side effects.


      I like this but had to mark it down as it cant be bought all year round. The normal one can so I would recommend it as a good alternative .

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      22.06.2011 15:58
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      Nice to use as a treat now and again

      According to the product information this 'contains natural sugar to exfoliate and smooth the skin, whilst moisturising argan oil, smoothing sacred lotus oil, fragrant sandalwood and vanilla work to soften and hydrate.'

      I wanted to buy a scrub of some sort and when i was in Boots this caught my attention, the fact that it was a 'hot' sugar scrub as opposed to a normal one interested me and also the packaging made it stand out. It comes in a 400ml glass jar with kind of like a lock on the jar. You can see that the colour of the scrub is beige through the jar.

      I applied this as i would a normal body scrub while i was in the shower. The wonderful thing about this is that it goes warm as soon as it comes into contact with your skin and it because of that it feels really lovely and comforting. Because of the title i was expecting it to be hot rather than warm but this is no bad thing.
      The scent is also gorgeous. It is really sweet and sensuous. I would describe it as a vanilla scent.

      Apart from the warmth it feels just like any other scrub but after i washed it off and got out of the shower and dried myself, i noticed that my skin was nice and soft. I could tell the difference more so than when i have used any other scrub. The scent also seems to linger on my skin for some hours afterwards which was a plus.

      I bought it for about £12/13 which i think is quite expensive for a scrub so i wouldn't buy this to use every time i shower. I will use this as a treat every now and again.

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      08.02.2011 09:16
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      HOT, HOT, HOT!

      I'm always on a mission looking for good quality products for my face and skin. I know that sometimes I can be very obsessed with skin cleanness and freshness but this is down to the amount of dirt from pollution nowadays.

      There was a special offer from Boots, which in fact was 1/3 off on Sanctuary products, so I bought a couple of different products from their range. One of these special products from the range was Sanctuary Kyphi Nourishing Hot Sugar Scrub. The name of the product was hot enough for me especially that it contains hot sugar, something which I had never heard of before but I thought that it sounded interesting.

      I was so happy with the results that I wanted to share my experience with you and I hope that you will enjoy using it like I did.

      === The jar===

      The mixture came in an elegant, clear plastic container which could be used as an airtight jar for pickles and jams. It looks like a normal airtight jar so it is the usual secure metallic buckle and a circular rubber between the cap and the jar. The jar is pretty much bland as there is only a small sticker on the front with the name of the product and another one on the top cover. At the bottom of the jar there is a peel off sticker with the ingredients and useful tips also you can find their postal address and their homepage address and some other useful info.


      == The smell ==

      Mentioning the smell before the look sounds odd however, when I first unlock the jar the first thing attracted me was the smell. I didn't see how the mixture looked like; on the contrary I was bewitched by the smell. It's difficult to describe the smell but the most fitting word for it is it was sumptuous. The smell was powerful but pleasant by using Egyptian Lotus that gave the mixture a sweet flowery scent mixed up with a rather earthy sandalwood smell. It was then finished off with a slight hint of Vanilla extract to soften and hydrate the skin which was blended with some lotus oil and Argan oil to moisturise, restructure and revitalise the skin. These mixtures of fragrances produce the most exotic and luxurious smell I ever came across.

      == The appearance, colour, texture and the consistency ==

      The scrub started with luxury pot and exotic smell and to top it off the appearance of the mixture was as more than I expected. The colour was beige or rather sandy. In fact, it reminded me of lovely and sandy Mediterranean beaches, although the texture is another thing. The mixture is not smooth, well it's a scrub isn't it ?
      The texture was rough and I could feel the course grains of "sugar" in the mixture, it felt like playing with wet sand on the beach. It was extremely thick and lumpy with an oily layer but it didn't bother me whatsoever.

      == Applying the SUGAR to your skin, my experience ==

      Before using Kyphi Nourishing Hot Sugar Scrub I didn't know what hot sugar or thermal sugar scrub meant, so I was so keen to try it as soon as I bought it. The natural sugar helped remove dead skin cells on the skin's surface and improve the tone of the skin.

      Using it is pretty straight forward; you don't need much because once it touches your skin the thick mixture starts to "dissolve". I gently massaged the mixture into my damp, clean skin using only my fingertips in a circular motion. Once I did that, I could feel the sugar dissolving and the mixture turned milky, I started to feel the heat. I was surprised when I got that sudden hot feeling; it was slightly strong but pleasant. I felt that the product was working. The warmth didn't last for long so after the scrub cooled down I washed it off and pat dry it.

      == The results ==

      The results were fantastic, my skin was cleaner, brighter, softer and definitely looked and smelled different and unlike some facial scrubs my skin didn't feel tight or burned. To be quite honest with you, I was slightly concerned about the hot sugar grain as it was slightly rough but surprisingly it did melt quickly so it wasn't so hard me .

      The smell was divine, the results were more than I expected. I can simply say that Kyphi Nourishing Hot Sugar Scrub is luxury in a tub, I have nothing to complain about it and I'm more than happy to recommend it. It may might be on the expensive side for some but it is well worth it.

      I can give it the full five stars as it is a top scrub. I recommend that you should use it twice a week to get the perfect result.

      == Before use, please read the list of ingredients just in case you are sensitive to one or any of the constituents. ==

      PEG-8, Zeolite, Sucrose, Kaolin, Glycerin, Zinc oxide, PEG-220, Silica, Parfum (Fragrance), Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, Argania spinosa kernel oil, Maltodextrin, Coumarin, Nelumbium nucifera (lotus) flower extract, Stearalkonium hectorite, Propylene carbonate, Propylene glycol, BHA, Propyl gallate, Citric acid, CI 77492 (Iron oxides).

      == Where to buy and prices ==

      I bought mine from my closest boots branch, however you can buy it from their original website and some other websites including boots.com. The full price is £13.53 for 400 ml jar however; I had it for cheaper price of £9.02. You can buy the 400ml or 300ml, 50ml for £2.40 or simply as 20ml sachet for £1.35

      For further information on the products and their other products visit their website

      www.thesanctuary.co.uk

      === Their postal address ===

      The Sanctuary Spa Group
      8-10 Dryden Street
      Covent Garden
      London
      WC2E 9NA
      UK

      Customer care line : 01442 430367 (UK number only)

      Thank you for reading my review

      Mistee-Dreamz 2011

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        10.02.2010 21:51
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        Nice change to the normal salt scrub

        Sanctuary products have become really popular now, so the name Sanctuary is no longer just known for the Sanctuary Spa situated in Covent Garden in London, but also for its great range of skin products.

        I first started using Sanctuary products a few years ago, mainly the Salt Scrub and Mande Lular, from the original range. The company that now brought out some other ranges, one being the Kyphi range. This new range contains relaxing sandalwood, argan oil, sacred lotus oil and vanilla giving it a totally different scent than the other ranges.

        I first brought the Kyphi Nourishing Hot Sugar Scrub in a sachet form, as I thought I would give it a go first before buying a large pot of it. As I was always a fan of there salt scrubs I hoped not to be disappointed.

        Sanctuary state that this scrub is a nourishing Egyptian spa treatment with sacred lotus oil and exfoliating sugar and that the award winning self-heating scrub contains natural sugar to exfoliate and smooth the skin, whilst moistening argan oil, smoothing sacred lotus oil, fragrant sandalwood and vanilla work to soften and hydrate.

        To apply you massage into clean, damp skin using a gentle circular motion and feel the warming heat. Rinse off when the scrub cools, then pat dry gently. Please note don't apply this if you have irritated or damaged skin.

        The sachet that I brought contained 20ml and cost around £1.30, but there is also a kilner jar that holds 400ml for around £10.

        The sugar scrub has quite a thick consistency, with a kind of moose like feel to it. There is plenty of sugar in it, which rubs into the skin really well. The smell of sandalwood is quite strong in this and it has spicy scent to it too. The scrub is easy to apply and really revitalises the skin, and you can feel it warming on your skin, it feels very nice. Just be careful how you clean it off as you don't want to have to clean it all off your bath and shower curtain if not necessary.

        If you are looking to try this out and you want to make sure you like it and would prefer not to spend £10 to find out, then I would suggest buying the sachet first and then move on to the kilner jar if you like it. The kilner jar is good quality and looks really nice on the bathroom shelf.

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          13.01.2010 13:54
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          A real treat of a scrub

          I generally really like The Sanctuary range- it's luxurious and exotic without being overly expensive. And this scrub is the best of the bunch, in my opinion.

          The first thing I love about it is the pot- I'm a sucker for these big glass containers with the metal clasps. They make me think of spas and saunas and general pampering. Plus this one is generously sized at 400ml.

          The scrub inside is beigey coloured and luxuriously thick, peppered with tiny brown brown flecks of scrubby goodness (or sugar, as it says on the lid). It's the kind of gloop that you just want to sink your hands into. And it smells delicious- maybe it's the 'sacred lotus oil', or the sandalwood and vanilla they put into it. But it smells rich and dusky, and after using it, you smell rich and dusky too, for a good long while!

          The fun part is the scrubbing. You apply this to wet skin (in the bath, in my case), and as you scrub away, it heats up! Genuinely, it gets really warm on your skin. I'm not sure what the purpose of the warmth is, but I like it! It's very good at exfoliating too- not severe, because the sugary bits aren't scratchy or sharp, and the gloop is so thick and creamy. So you can scrub away without aggravating your skin, leaving it soft and smooth but still hydrated.

          The only drawback to this scrub is the price- £12.99. The pot is large, but because it's for the body, you can end up using quite a lot per go, particularly once you get hooked! But it really is a good way to make your skincare regime more luxurious, and it leaves you smelling great!

          Recommended!

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          15.05.2009 18:01
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          A heavenly way to get silky soft skin in the shower

          This is a luxurious, indulgent treat for parched or neglected skin. It used to be known as Sanctuary Hot Sugar Body Polish, but has been slightly reworked with the addition of exotic smelling lotus oil to nourish and moisturise, and it comes in a lightweight kilner jar - much better for taking into the bathroom than the previous heavy glass jar.

          Scooping it out, you might think it looks a little like hummus, but don't be discouraged! Once this thick, nourishing paste touches wet skin, it instantly heats up. This warming sensation is deeply pleasant and instantly relaxing. As you massage this in, you can feel the natural sugar go to work, gently exfoliating your skin as the lotus oil leaves a thin moisturising layer of heavenly scent on your body, so there's no need to use another body moisturiser after using this scrub. Skin feels polished, silky smooth and scented for hours.

          This is like a little spa break in your own bathroom. I'd recommend trying out the single use sachets first - they cost about £1.25 from Boots. And if you love it, treat yourself to the big jar for about £10 - it will last for months.

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          03.11.2007 15:40
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          The last exfoliator you'll every buy!

          I was brought a small sachet of sanctuary kyphi hot sugar scrub, but you can buy it in large glass jars for about £10 from boots or online.
          This really is a fantastic product - firstly it smells amazing, and if you also use Kyphi body cream, you will smell like it for the whole day. It's a very unusual, exotic fragrance, probably from the lotus oil and sandalwood which this product contains.
          You use it like an ordinary exfoliating scrub, but on contact with your skin, it heats up, which feels a little wierd, but is also quite nice and relaxing. (It doesn't stay warm for very long though)
          This product rinses off easily, leaving smooth, exfoliated and mousturised skin.
          I would definetly recomend buying this as a present for others, or as an indulgent treat for yourself - you won't be disapointed!

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            27.06.2007 16:22
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            All round fantastic body scrub which leaves you smelling great!

            The Sanctuary are probably best known for their health and beauty spa situated in London's Covent Garden, where you can indulge in full body massages, facial treatments, body exfoliation and much more. In these treatments they use various products which are exclusive to The Sanctuary itself and if you want to re-live the luxurious spa treatments at home, these are available to buy from Boots or from The Sanctuary website.

            I first stumbled across The Sanctuary whilst in my local Boots store, looking for a sugar body scrub and this is when I came across a rather eye-catching product from their range entitled Kyphi Nourishing Hot Sugar Scrub. One of 5 products available in the Kyphi line at The Sanctuary, containing relaxing sandalwood, argan oil, sacred lotus oil and vanilla. Sounded yummy to me!

            There are 2 variations in size that you can purchase, one of them being a sachet of 20ml which is £1.29 and then there's the glass kilner jar which holds 400ml for £9.95. After many minutes of deliberating whether I should splash out on the bigger size I finally gave in. It would have been nice for an in-between size maybe 200ml because really a sachet would probably last a couple of showers and if you spend £9.95 on the jar, you could end up wasting your money if you don't like it.

            The jar in which the sugar comes in is quite large square shape and is made from clear glass. On the top of the round lid is a sticker with the usual Sanctuary fish logo and the word Kyphi splashed onto a deep red patterened background. On the front side of the jar is another half moon sticker similarly resembling the lid sticker and on the bottom you have a sticker with the list of ingredients. One of the most noticeable in the product being the sugar! I was specifically looking for a sugar scrub as salt scrubs were a bit harsh on my skin. Through the glass jar you can clearly see the scrub itself. In the jar it actually looks quite attractive, a sort of sandy-toffee-coloured gloop with speckly brown bits dotted around.

            Now, when it came to trying this scrub in the shower I had (and still do) have one major annoyance about using it. The jar is extremely fiddly to open. It's a typical kilner jar opening with the small metal framework surrounding the lid so you have to pull it up over the catch and lift up to open or press down to shut tight. There is a rubber seal around the rim of the lid to keep the scrub 'fresh' which also seems to cause a problem closing the lid. Don't get me wrong, it looks very attractive, but how awkward it is to open and close!

            Now onto the sugar scrub itself. Scooping a bit of this out of the jar it seems to be a fair consistency, very textured and somewhat thick but is enough to be runny! There is quite a lot of sugar in there and the scrub is almost moose like. Strange, but it has a lovely texture. The fragrance is very strong, a sort of warm and exotic, sweet and spicy aroma. Very relaxing and smells rather indulgent!

            Applying the scrub is fairly straightforward, simply massage gently into the skin and wash off! What I found was nice about this scrub was that it didn't feel gritty, but it exfoliated enough to leave me feeling very clean and soft. It also has a warming effect and when rubbing it into the skin you feel the warming effect immediately, although it seems to work better with a very small amount of water. However, the warming effect only lasts at most 15 seconds and it's all over. Having said that, it is a lovely experience and makes you feel like you just had the most expensive spa treatment! The scrub washes off very easily and left my skin glowing and very soft and extremely fragranced!

            One thing you might want to be wary of is that when washing off, it may splash onto your showercurtain (if you have one) and leave a sort of yellow water-colour looking stain. It does wash out easily but does not look very attractive!

            So far, I still have a fair amount left of this lovely sugar scrub which I bought back in January, so it's lasted me over 6 months! So for me I find it is better value for money than buying those small tubs of scrubs that only last a month and you end up paying £15. So I would recommend this if you want a real quality product.

            The fragrance also stayed put hours after I used the scrub, so definitely a thumbs up from me, who is normally a very fussy person!

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            This exceptional award winning Hot Sugar Scrub contains natural sugar to exfoliate and smooth the skin, whilst moisturising argan oil, smoothing sacred lotus oil, fragrant sandalwood and vanilla work to soften and hydrate /