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I am a fan of Sanctuary products and am always happy to receive them as gifts for birthday and Christmas which my family often remember so I often get them bought for me which is lovely. I had this Sanctuary foaming cream scrub as part of a set for my last birthday which I am currently using. Boots currently have an offer on Sanctuary and other brands of three for two which is very good value as this works out at £4.33 each if you buy three as they are normally £6.50.
It is 200ml size and comes in a white tube with an orange flip top lid which I prefer for something like this as you don't have to worry about dropping the lid in the shower or having to screw it back on with wet hands. This scrub contains seal salts and essential oils and it smells lovely and fresh, and as I am applying it the smell comes out even more and it stays on my skin for some time afterwards even though it is washed off. I think that this is due to the exfoliation part as the little bits seem to go a bit deeper into your skin.
I would describe the scrub as a rich cream with lots of little grains all the way through it, and to use I will step under the shower to make sure my skin is wet and then squeeze some cream out onto my sponge or spa glove and then rub into my skin using small circular motions. It does lather up as I am using it so it spreads easily on my skin and I can feel the grains rubbing away at the surface of my skin but it is not unpleasant at all. When I am happy that I have rubbed it into the required areas I will stand back under the shower and rinse it off.
When I have finished my skin feels a bit tingly but it does feel very fresh and clean. I will always apply a nice body moisturiser afterwards and it does seem to soak in well and leaves me with lovely soft feeling skin.. By exfoliating on a regular basis I know I am getting rid of any dead skin cells and helping to improve my circulation and I am always glad when I have
done it even though I do put it off sometimes as it does take longer than a normal shower.
I think that this is an effective exfoliating scrub which lathers up well, smells lovely and it does make my skin feel clean and nourished. I use this along with other Sanctuary products and think it is a good quality product which anyone can use and I do recommend it.
~~ 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.