“ Brand: The Body Shop / Scrub / Type: Body Scrub / What it does: Exfoliates, „
I got this product in a little gift pack for a present. I do like products from The Body shop and like to treat myself to them but they are quite expensive. I tend to get a lot of presents from The Body Shop as my cousin often has Body Shop parties and she must use her commission to buy presents from there which is fine by me.
This tub comes in a 200ml tub and I checked the price of this out and that size cost £12. Not sure if you still get this from the shop since as I said I didn't buy it myself. I got this in a little 50ml tub.
The tub is alright. It is quite wide so you can get your fingers in and scoop this out. I would image the larger tub would be easier to scoop out but that is understandable. The tub is a sturdy plastic which is easy to unscrew and open and is colourful enough.
This is more like a Gel and has lots of rough grains mixed through it. As with any Scrub just rub this onto your wet skin and then rinse off. The scent of this is nice enough - a tangy Orange scent which smells nice and fresh but it isn't exactly an unusual scent Orange and there is plenty of different scents from The Body Shop that I prefer more. Once rinsed off my skin feels nice and smooth and I rub this well into the skin at my elbows which is a bit dry and I feel that this works good enough getting rid of the dry patches.
This is a good scrub but I wouldn't spend £12 on a body scrub but I know the pricing from this brand and it is a normal price.
I have a huge stash of Body Shop goodies after a huge splurge in sales last year. I have slowly been getting through the pile and I still have a lot of things I haven't reviewed yet. One of the items I picked up after the Christmas period was this Jolly Orange body scrub when it was reduced along with the shower gel to match.
*~* About The Body Shop *~*
The Body Shop is an ethically, natural shop which sells a variety of various toiletries and make-up products. It is owned by L'Oreal which comes as a surprise to many people. With shops and an online store, it is not hard to source their products.
*~* Price And Availability *~*
This particular body scrub is within the normal Body Shop price range at £12 for 200ml of the product. This is available both online and in store. I paid just £3 for this scrub which I feel is more reflective of what the scrub is worth in my opinion. As yet despite the amount of body scrubs I have had I have never spent £12 on one and never would I. Although I enjoy them I feel they are far too expensive but for the price I paid I was happy.
*~* Appearance *~*
This is in a tub as opposed to a tube which I much prefer as it means you can use up every last scrap and it is a lot easier to get it out. The lid is coloured in gold and orange which is a colder season colour I feel with oranges displayed on it along with The Body Shop logo and the product included. This is the standard packaging for this brands products and is just changed to reflect what is included. The other reason I much prefer this sort of packaging is that as I have 4 various scrubs from this particular shop on the go at the moment they stack up neatly on the corner of the shelf. Much easier than trying to place various tubes around.
*~* The Scrub Itself *~*
As with all products the range is entirely natural and very gentle on the skin without testing on animals as well as being Fairtrade. I have to admit that I do like this aspect of the company and although expensive during a sale or money off codes etc I much prefer purchasing from them.
I started using the scrubs a while ago and found each of them to have different properties that made them work well. This particular scent is very fruity and definitely smells of citrus and oranges. It isn't my favourite fragrance but it's ok. It also is very strong but it doesn't transfer onto the skin so doesn't affect any perfumes etc you may be wearing.
On opening the tub I was presented with a thick, gloopy looking mixture which is different from any of the others I have tried. The beads are medium and bright orange which is just slighty darker than the appearance of the gel which is definitely an advantage, as you rub it in you can really feel them working and scrubbing away the impurities. The mixture is not moisturising but as with any exfoliation the skin does still feel smooth to the touch. Great for if you don't have time for a full routine and just need to scrub away some dry skin etc. It is also while being effective very gentle, meaning that this can be used every day and your skin doesn't feel red raw and scrubbed off.
*~* Other Points *~*
I found that like majority of other scrubs the bath needed rinsed round afterwards to get fully rid of the beads but it's nothing that you don't find with most scrubs. Overall I was really pleased with this product and it is certainly lasting well. I have used it a good few times now on my full body and there has barely been a dent in the amount left. Definitely worth a try if you can get it cheap but I wouldn't pay full price for it unfortunately.
As I'm sure you are aware if you are familiar with reading my reviews I adore using beautiful toiletries. I have a huge collection and choose different products dependent upon my mood, the weather and the time of the day, eg I prefer zesty and uplifting fragrances for the morning, such as lemon or mint and relaxing fragrances for use before bedtime, such as lavender, which is known for its' calming properties as well as promoting relaxation and sleep. A product that was contained within my huge stash is one belonging to The Body Shop, namely Jolly Orange Body Scrub and this review discusses my experience with using the product.
APPEARANCE OF THE PRODUCT
The vibrant packaging was the reason that I was drawn to this product a good few months ago, which was clearly a clever marketing ploy on the part of The Body Shop and I found myself also purchasing the matching bath and shower gel. The 200 ml scrub is presented to us in a bright orange circular transparent plastic tub with a golden coloured screw top lid displaying an orange and lemon coloured label. With the majority of the products in The Body Shop we are able to see colourful images of the main ingredient, but in the case of this scrub we are provided with a simple sketch of several oranges. I found it a little odd that The Body Shop has not indicated the skin types for which this product is suited, as normally they are very specific, so I am presuming that it can be used by anyone.
USING THE SCRUB
On removing the easy to open lid I have to admit that I was a little disappointed with the fragrance that greeted me, as I was expecting an extremely zesty and uplifting aroma and for some unknown reason I didn't take a sniff prior to purchase, which is unusual for me. Whilst the scrub contains Community Trade honey in addition to the orange extract I cannot state that it offers a sweet aroma. The scent is definitely refreshing, but there is something delivering a rather unusual aroma and despite scrutinising the list of ingredients and scouring the internet I was unable to locate the answer. The appearance of the scrub isn't particularly appealing to the eye with its' rather messy colours of pale orange/brown and a mass of what I can also describe as grit, which I learned are a combination of tiny fragments of orange peel and ground walnut shell.
I sufficiently dampened my body and scooped out a small amount of the jelly like consistency scrub and gently massaged it into my skin with the exception of my face. As the scrub contains castor oil I initially believed it to be greasy, but I cannot advise that this was the case and its' texture felt very pleasant and soothing on my skin. The grains were evident and I paid particular attention to areas such as my heels, knees and elbows; all of which often become a little dry. Whilst the scrub served its' purpose well, it was very gentle, but I found the aroma became more evident as I continued to massage it into my skin; something that I found very unfavourable. The product was easily rinsed away without leaving any sticky or greasy residue. The surface of my skin felt extremely soft and smooth and whilst I did not suffer any adverse reactions when using, it was necessary to apply a moisturising product after use. Although this scrub is extremely effective, I did not enjoy using it due to its' strange aroma and for that reason it loses a star from me.
INGREDIENTS AND OTHER INFORMATION
As with all products of this nature there is an extremely lengthy list of ingredients and those that I believe to be of most importance have been discussed within my review. The Body Shop does not test any of its' products on animals and the scrub should be used within 12 months of opening with the tub being recyclable once empty.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
For some unknown reason, The Body Shop has either discontinued this product or it has simply temporarily been removed from their website. However, if you are interested in purchasing I would advise that there are brand new tubs listed on Ebay for £5.99.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.