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~~ Sanctuary Foaming Cream Scrub ~~
A range that has become a firm favourite in my beauty regime is Sanctuary as each and every one of their products has delivered exactly what they promised. The appearance of their products is considerably eye-catching as well as being very luxurious. For the past few months I have been using the items contained within my huge stash; one of which is the Sanctuary's Foaming Cream Scrub and this review discusses my experience with using it.
We are provided with 200 ml of scrub, which is contained within a transparent sturdy plastic tube and neatly sits on a bright orange flip top lid. I can vividly remember purchasing this product as it was the appearance of the light and fluffy scrub that reminds me of marshmallows with the addition of tiny bubbles that initially caught my eye. On flipping the lid open, which securely clips back into place, I was captivated by the stunning aroma, which is something I've learned to expect from Sanctuary. Unfortunately, there are no particular scents listed on the reverse of the product, which is a surprise as Sanctuary are normally very thorough in providing details. We are simply informed that the scrub contains sea salt and essential oils. As a regular user of the body butter, which contains shea and cocoa butter I am able to detect some similarities and I am certain that I can also smell a very delicate and uplifting hint of orange oil.
I'm not a fan of using scrubs in the bath tub as they always manage to stick to my nether regions, which isn't a particularly comfortable sensation, but my first use of this product was in the bath due to the fact that I wanted to simply lie back and chill. The white scrub is of a good consistency and offers a glistening appearance as I easily dispense it from the tube. I was initially a little concerned about the presence of sea salt due to the fact that I have previously used facial scrubs containing this ingredient, which have unfortunately been a little harsh on my skin. However, the salt has been sufficiently ground to offer only tiny particles, so they felt extremely soft and gentle as I rubbed the scrub across the surface of my wet skin. I suffer with dry skin on my elbows, knees and feet and despite being gentle the scrub effectively removed any loose particles. Whilst my skin is well cared for due to regular use of body scrubs and butters I do not think it would tackle hard skin on feet that have been neglected, so other methods would initially have to be used, such as a Ped Egg. The scrub delivers a slight foam and I noticed that the more I gently rubbed it into my skin the more the stunning aroma intensified.
A point I found extremely favourable is that due to the grains being so small I was unable to feel them in the base of the base and consequently, my rear end was adequately protected! The scrub was easily rinsed away from my skin without leaving any sticky residue and the stunning aroma was evident. I could definitely feel the difference to my skin, which was wonderfully invigorated although I must admit that I regularly use body scrubs twice a week. However, as I felt the scrub was extremely gentle I also applied a small amount to the backs of my hands and as a result, the skin was left feeling silky soft and smooth. I adore the Sanctuary range and to further intensify the aroma I favour using the body butter after I have used this scrub and as a consequence, the delightful fragrance lingers on my skin for hours as well as my bathroom smelling absolutely gorgeous.
I do not believe in copying lengthy lists of ingredients into my reviews, but can confirm that I suffered no adverse reactions when using. The scrub should be used within 12 months of opening with the tube being recyclable once empty. I cannot recommend this scrub highly enough and for that reason it receives 5 stars from me. I have found that the best place to purchase Sanctuary products is Boots as whilst this retails at £6.50 for a 200 ml they are regularly available on a "3 for 2" offer.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.