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I became slightly addicted to Dermalogica products last summer. I bought a wide range of the products whilst on holiday in the US, I was impressed with everything that I bought, in fact throughout the holiday I kept on buying other items from the range!
One of the products that I bought was the Dermalogica exfoliating body scrub. I don't normally spend a lot on body scrubs, I normally just use a cheap and cheerfull body scrub, however as I mentioned I got a bit carried away with my Dermalogica spending spree and so I ended up buying this.
The body scrub comes in a 150g tube, with a flip top lid, and it stands upside down on its lid in the shower. This makes it really easy for wet sticky hands to grasp it in the shower and squeeze the body scrub out. I think that I paid around $22.00 in the US, I've seen it online here for around £20.00, as with all Dermalogica products it is much cheaper in the US.
This is a gorgeous creamy, lightly-foaming body scrub that dramatically smoothes, polishes and energizes your skin. It contains refreshing essential oils to revitalize your body and awaken your senses. Like the whole of the Dermalogica range it contains no artificial fragrance or colour, thereby making it suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
To use this you just squeeze a blob of the body scrub into your wet hands. Then massage it over your entire body and work it into a light lather. Rinse it off thoroughly and pat your skin dry.
A little tip that the sales assistant gave me was to mix the body scrub with your shower gel for a quick skin polishing cleansing shower if you are in a rush. She obviously was reccomending the Dermalogica shower gel (which I did end up buying!). I have actually followed this tip many times if I've been in a rush, and it works perfectly.
I have to say that I was really impressed with this body scrub, even after just the first use I noticed immediate results, my skin was much brighter and softer and smoother. Even my husband commented that my skin was softer. I found that I tended to use this once or twice a week on average, and it kept my skin in perfect, tip top condition. It was really quick and easy to use and easy to rinse off as well, I've used some body scrubs that have been murder to wash off, they tend to cling to your skin, not so with this one.
I would buy this body scrub again, however I will probably wait for our next holiday, or maybe ask for it as a gift. I'm not sure that I can justify £20.00 for a body scrub. I was really impressed with it though so maybe I'll just go ahead and buy it again anyway.........
I thought I had reviewed all the Dermalogica products that I had, but i've just found a few other ones at the back of my bathroom cupboard. I don't tend to use a Body Scrub all that much. I know I should as I get the feeling that a Scrub gives a good deep down clean, but the extra 2 minutes it takes to use the scrub just seems like a hassle. I want to start using a scrub once a week, but I just pick it up now and again when I remember so I know I can review it and advise of the benefits but I know i'm not getting the benefit of using this regularly.
I've got 2 little 15ml tube of this, which provided 3 generous sized applications of this. The normal sized tube of this is 150ml and this costs £20-£25 so an average price for such a product.
The tube for this is alright. After looking online for the normal price of the product I see that my little tube is just a mini version of the full sized tube. I know the packaging doesn't look all that fancy but it is simple looking but when you see the branding then you will know of the designer brand.
Just use this in the usual way that you use a Scrub. Rub this into Damp skin. I always use a Scrub before my Shower Gel. I would assume that you would use it before the Gel as I guess if you used this after the Gel then it would scrub all the nice scent and Moisturiser (if your Shower Gel or Cream is quite moisturising.) The smell of this is nice. Although I can smell Lavander in this it isn't a strong scent and just a gentle smell of it. There is a slight Peppery scent through this and it smells a bit earthy as well, but there is a Creamy scent in here a little as well. The consistency is a sort of Clay and it is quite thick. There is plenty of gritty bits through this as well. You feel the gritty bits when you are rubbing this in. This washes off easy as well.
So I found this to be a good enough Body Scrub. I do prefer the scent of a nice Fruity Scrub more though and I wouldn't pay all this money for a Body scrub either.
Having used a lot of Dermalogica products in the past with generally positive opinions I am always on the lookout for their products when I am out and about. The Dermalogica Exfoliating Body Scrub is available for around £20, which in all honesty I think is a little excessive regardless of the results! The body scrub is designed for all skin types and is said to smooth, polish and energise the skin.
The first thing I noticed was the typical Dermalogica branding of the name down the squeezy tube and in smaller lettering is the name of the product itself. The 'Dermalogica' lettering is in blue, as is the cap. This makes the bottle stand out against my other Dermalogica products as generally the bottles are black and white.
Application is simple. I apply it after a bath because it should be applied to damp skin. After a bath your pores open up and I find the best results are achieved at this time. I apply a small amount onto my fingers and rub it all over my skin and neck areas, it latehrs up and I rinse it off. The result is that the body scrub removes dead skin cells and impurities from the skin. This ensures your skin is left in a cleaner and purer state and reduces acne breakouts and generally makes the skin feel more pleasant.
The body scrub contains essential oils. A blend of sandalwood, rosemary, lemon, orange and lavender result in a wonderful scent during and after application. The scrub doesn't have so much of the chemical smell you might expect, it is much more subtle and calming. I find that my skin feels much better after application of this product as it doesn't feel oily anymore and this then allows me to apply other treatments to better effect.
As I have used Dermalogica products for quite some time now I know what to expect from them, which is excellent results in general. Unfortunately, due to the cost of this particular product, it needed to stand out a little more than it did as the the pricepoint is a little on the high side. I am quite confident I can go to the shops and buy a body scrub with similar or even better results for less than half the cost. Those loyal to Dermalogica like myself will continue to buy their products, but i can't imagine me buying this one again.
This exfoliating body scrub from Dermalogica is good but I'm not entirely sure that it is worth the twenty pound plus price tag that it comes with. Don't get me wrong it is a very effective body scrub with some excellent results however you can get the same results and spend only half the price and that is an issue for me. While I'm happy to pay extra for something special I'm not going to buy a brand out of blind loyalty if there is an equal, cheaper offer.
Dermalogica products are good in that they do not use any artificial colouring or fragrances so they are suitable for sensitive skin, they use only natural ingredients and this is reflected in the simple, clinical packaging. A sharp white plastic container with a blue top and writing. The exfoliating properties come from a combination os seed powders whioch includes olives, figs and dates as well as rice bran. The ingredients list is certainly worth reading to appreciate what goes into this product. There are some oils as well to keep the skin healthy and these include sandalwood and rosemary.
The scrub itself is quite thick and with a gritty appearence in the white cream, I can certainly feel the scrub getting to work as I massage it into my skin and it is quite thick so you have to make sure it is all removed before getting out of the shower. It certainly is effective at removing dead skin and leaving my skin feeling soft and invigorated. It creates a decent amount of soapy foam as I massage it into my skin and afterwards my skin feels nice and clean. It also has a nice smell, quite a flowery fragrance from the lavender and it lingers for a while on my skin however it is soon masked by the other wash and mosituriser that I use before applying perfume.
Overall it is a quality product but as I said at the start of my review it does not offer anything that a cheaper scrub could provide hence it loses one star for me so 4/5 stars but still a glowing recommendation.
Dermalogica is a top brand who offer various skin and body products which are categorised by skin type and skin problems.
Dermalogica offer a scrub designed for use on your body. Today I will be reviewing Dermalogica Exfoliating Body Scrub.
This scrub is suitable for all skin types and contains no artificial colours or fragrances. Dermalogica claim that this scrub will smooth, polish and energize the skin. It is contains a few different essential oils.
*~*Packaging, Usage and Key Ingredients*~*
The scrub is conveniently housed within a tall, squeezy tube. Dermalogica claim to put more effort into the products than their packaging and this is obvious as the tube is basic. It is white with blue writing and features a few pieces of product information.
To use, simply massage a blob over wet skin until it forms a lather before rinsing. It is recommended that you follow this scrub up with a body lotion or body butter. The ingredients list is huge so I won't copy it over. The main ingredients worth noting include
*Powders - fig, date and olive seed powders are present. They help remove dead skin cells whilst protecting the skin.
*Papaya enzymes and rice bran - stimulate cell renewal
*Essential oils - a blend of lavender, orange, lemon, sandalwood and rosemary stimulate the senses.
Dermalogica is available in certain salons though the stock is often limited. The best place to purchase this scrub is online at the following outlets. It is a standard 150ml sized tube.
*www.amazon.co.uk - £25.00
*www.dermalexpect.co.uk - £19.13
*www.beautyflash.co.uk - £21.49
I have sensitive, dry skin which I like to keep in decent condition. In amongst my shower washes and body lotions, I have quite a few body scrubs. Whilst I am happy to continue using Flake Away from Soap and Glory, I am happy to try any new goodies that come my way. I have used a few Dermalogica products in the past and found them to be decent enough so was pleased to receive a tube of this in with an ebay lot. I have used it twice a week for a month or so now so felt it was time to review it.
The tube is pretty standard. It is bland but does the job nicely. My tube has been kept in the bathroom and sort of disappears behind the pink and girly tubes that linger in there! The tube is easy to grip with wet hands and on dispensing, the scrub has a thick, toothpaste like consistency. It is a pale brown colour and the scrubby bits look like grains of dark brown sand. They are well mixed through the scrub so aren't immediately obvious.
*~*A Relaxing Scrub?*~*
I like to use my scrubs in the shower and this one is no exception. Once my skin is drenched with water, I can get down to the nitty gritty. I dispense a decent sized blob onto my hands and start to work it across my arms (paying attention to the elbows) and then down my legs (paying attention to the knee area). Quite a bit of this scrub is needed to perform in my opinion. Due to the paste like consistency, spreading this scrub is rather awkward. The heat from the water melts it slightly allowing for an easier application.
Once I start to massage the scrub over my skin, the sand particles become visible and I can feel them. I wouldn't say this is a harsh scrub. It certainly doesn't feel scratchy on my sensitive skin. This could be down to the cleansing foam that is produced. The scrub foams up nicely and forms a soft, comforting lather on my skin which I feel calms the scrubbing element of the scrub.
The most prominent smell from this scrub is the lavender. It is quite relaxing at first but is soon joined by the more uplifting essential oils such as the lemon and orange oil. The scent is quite addictive and suited to either evening or morning use. It comes through quite strongly as the lather forms on my skin and is gorgeous. I only need to massage this scrub on to my skin for a minute or so and the sand grains begin to fall apart. By this time, my skin feels cleansed and the lather rinses off quickly without leaving any residue on my skin.
*~*Scrubbed To Perfection?*~*
Once the scrub has washed off, I don't need any additional cleansing on my arms and legs. I dry off and notice that my skin is slightly red for a short while though isn't physically sore. The surface of my skin feels smooth and from regular use, appears refreshed and healthier as the scrub strips the dead skin cells from my skin. Immediate results include fresh, cleansed skin which does feel a little bit tender. The softness aspect isn't strong enough to justify not using a moisturiser so I do top it up with a thin layer. Despite using another scented product, the lavender scent lingers and I love smelliing it on my skin at bedtime as it's very relaxing.
I am quite happy with the results offered by this Dermalogica Body Scrub. I do feel that I need to much of the product to see decent results though so it loses a star for value for money considering how expensive it is in the first place! It is an ideal prep scrub for tanning or simply rejuvenating the skin. Personally I wouldn't pay full price for this product. Considering I can buy a 300ml tub of Flake Away for less than £8.00 which offers the same results with a better scent and for less product, I couldn't justify this price I'm afraid.
Recommended if you can get it cheap but really, it isn't any better than Soap and Glory scrubs!
Thanks for reading :)