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I mentioned in a previous review that I was gifted a set of three body scrubs from the Body Shop in smallish 50ml travel sized tubs. This is 3 of 3 so completes my reviews of the set. Out of the three, I must admit this one was my least favourite due to the smell of it.
I like grapefruit and would associate it as a great citrus fruit to use first thing in the morning. To me it has a tangy smell but to me it is not a pleasant smell, and I was glad the pot I had was only small.
The exfoliating body scrub is not harsh at all, in fact it is more based in a moisturising cream and quite a gentle scrub really. I applied to my arms and legs using circular motions and it did soften my skin but I don't think it was very effective as an exfoliator really.
Looking on the Body Shop website, they do stock other items from the pink grapefruit range, but not the scrub any more but it is around the £10 mark for a large pot usually.
This is definitely not a product I will rush out to buy. One 50ml pot was enough for me to realise I did not like the product and I wouldn't buy anything else from the range, although I like the smell of grapefruit, I thought the smell of this body scrub was awful, sickly and too strong. There was something in it that reminded me of that tangy wet nappy smell I am used to having got two young children. This is not good to get out of the shower clean yet smelling like this! Can't recommend it and won't be buying it even if it does become available again on the Body Shop website. I do like a lot of their products though so will buy other ranges in the future.
PS. The French name for Pink Grapefruit is just lovely: pamplemousse rose.
I received a lovely looking Pink Grapefruit set from The Body Shop last Christmas, and due to my massive stash of beauty supplies I'm only just getting round to using up the products now! One of the items that was included was this Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Body Scrub which is available exclusively from their high street stores, via home party sales orders, or online at www.thebodyshop.co.uk. It costs RRP £12.50 for a 200ml tub. There are various other items available in the Pink Grapefruit variety, and my gift set also included a shower gel and body butter.
Product description: "This exfoliating body scrub contains real pink grapefruit seed oil. It leaves skin smooth and smooth.
+ Removes dead skin cells
+ Stimulates skin microcirculation
+ Leaves skin feeling soft and smooth
+ Fresh pink grapefruit scent."
The packaging is quite cute with a nice girly pink colour and an image of fresh grapefruit on the top to make it obvious what the scent is and to reinforce the message that Body Shop are keen to make their products with natural ingredients. It comes in a plastic tub with a screw top lid and you have to scoop the body scrub out with your fingers. I did have some difficulties in using the tub, as bits of the scrub seemed to work their way into the grooves where the lid fastens, and it would become sticky which made it hard to tighten and remove the lid.
Recommended directions for use: Apply to damp skin in a circular motion, then rinse thoroughly. Use two to three times a week.
The body scrub itself has a light pink colour and a sort of runny jelly type texture. It is easy to remove from the tub and you can see various different types of exfoliating particles dispersed throughout. The Pink Grapefruit fragrance is lovely and fresh and smells very realistic. It has a sharp and zingy edge to it which is strong enough to make me feel revitalised and boosts my energy levels. It is nice to just breathe in the scent while I'm using this scrub as it adds an extra level of luxury to my bathing routine. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells leaving your skin refreshed and looking healthy, as well as smoothing the surface and boosting circulation. This body scrub is packed full of small particles that give the skin a good firm scrub without any abrasiveness or scratching. The gel-like base helps the scrub to spread easily over my skin, and I pay particular attention to rub it in firmly over problem areas such as my knees and elbows. Using this body scrub does not seem to dry my skin out at all, and my skin feels nice and fresh afterwards.
This is an effective body scrub that stands out because of its gorgeous fragrance. This is a nice product from the Pink Grapefruit range at the Body Shop, and I can recommend it to anyone who is fond of refreshing citrus scents. The only thing that lets it down is the silly tub packaging, and I think that it might have worked better had it come in a tube or bottle instead.
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Alongside White Musk Pink Grapefruit has been a favourite of mine from the Body Shop for many years as I find the fragrance to be really refreshing and sweet without being sickly. I also like the fact that because the Pink Grapefruit range are all quite strong I can use the products without the need for perfume as they scent my skin strongly.
The body scub is something that I like to treat myself to in the spring when I am trying to get my skin in tip top shape for the summer.
It costs £12.50 for a 200ml tub which I do think is expensive but because I love the smell of the range and like to have all the accompanying products I am willing to pay it and I do think it is also really good quality too.
The scrub looks a little different from other scrubs that I have used from the Body Shop and other places mainly due to the consistency as it is more gel like than other scubs. This has it's pros and cons. It makes it easier to get some out of the tub without spilling some and seems to be more strongly fragranced than a lot of them but I also think it is slightly less exfoliating than some other scrubs due to the gel taking up more room where as some as just sugar and oils.
This just doesn't have the same level of exfoliation that some other scrubs have though it does leave my skin feeling smoother. This gives more of a light buff than a full on scrub which is fine for one that you use more often but it isn't going to get rid of loads of dry flaky skin if your skin is looking and feeling particularly dry.
The thing I like best about this scrub is it's fragrance which is just lovely. It is so sweet and fragrant but it is light at the same time and doesn't overpower. I can definitely smell it on my skin afterwards for a long time and I just find it to be really refreshing and clean smelling with a real zing to it.
It isn't the best scrub available in the Body Shop by a long a shot and I also think it is overpriced but if like me you love the smell of Pink Grapefruit then it is definitely something that you need to buy to add to your collection as it goes really well with the other products in the range.
It was my birthday last month and I received a huge haul of gorgeous fragranced gifts. One of the gifts that I received was a large stash of Pink Grapefruit fragranced products from the Body Shop, which included this pink grapefruit body scrub. The pink grapefruit body scrub that I received was a full size tub, at 200ml. A quick look on The Body Shop website tells me that this retails for £12.50.
The pink grapefruit body scrub is a gorgeous pale baby pink coloured scrub, it's a thick gel type consistency with the little scrubbing bits suspended in the gel. The body scrub comes in a tub with a screw off lid, so it's easy to scoop out a small amount with my fingers to apply to my skin. I do think that body scrubs packaged in a tub are not really the most user friendly though. I always find that once I've opened the tub and I'm using it in the shower that I always end up getting loads of water in the tub of body scrub as I go to scoop more out. This happens with the pink grapefruit body scrub too. Once I've got out of the shower I always find myself trying to gently tip out the excess water that's floating on top of the pink gel like scrub!
I do only need to use a small amount of this body scrub in the shower as a little bit of this really does go a long way. It feels really gentle on my skin, and it doesn't feel like it's scratching my skin at all, just polishing it. I suspect though that if I had particularly dry and flaky skin that it may not be 'scrubby' enough, as it is though it's fine for my pretty normal skin. It seems to 'polish up' my skin, and take away that dull look that my skin can sometimes get in the winter, I'd go so far as to say it makes my skin glow and definitely look much healthier. It leaves my skin soft, smooth and glowing, wonderfully fragranced with the divine pink grapefruit scent, and ready for either the matching body lotion or body butter.
This is quick and easy to use in the shower, the gel scrub massages into my skin really easily and gently, and the little scrubbing bits feel like they're doing some work. It rinses off really easily under the shower, which I like, I hate the body scrubs that don't rinse off that well and leave behind the harsh bits so that you end up towelling them into your skin, or massaging them into your skin along with your body lotion. This is perfect though, all of the little bits rinse off completely.
The pink grapefruit body butter smells absolutely divine, as soon as I open the tub I can smell the citrussy pink grapefruit fragrance. It's a really natural and refreshing pink grapefruit fragrance, it doesn't smell artificial or synthetic at all. It's a really zesty and refeshing and a real 'wake you up' kind up fragrance and I find it suits me more for use in the morning in the shower rather than in the evening. In the evening I prefer to use body products with a more relaxing fragrance. I find that if I layer up the pink grapefruit body scrub with the pink grapefruit shower gel and then either the pink grapefruit body lotion or the pink grapefruit body butter then the fresh and fruity pink grapefruit fragrance will linger on my skin all day.
I don't really tend to shop in The Body Shop, as I do think that most of their products are overpriced, I especially think that their body scrubs are overpriced. However I'm going to make an exception and buy the pink grapefruit body scrub again to go along with the other pink grapefruit products that I'm going to buy again to take on holiday in a couple of months.
The skin on my chest, shoulders, back and upper arms is extremely prone to spots at the moment so I find that I need to use a body scrub once a week to help keep things under control. Until recently I've been using a body scrub from Avon, which has been pretty much perfect without drying my skin out too much. I was horrified to find that this has been discontinued recently and as I'm on my last bottle (and can't seem to track any down on eBay etc.), I'm on the hunt for a suitable replacement. I wasn't intending to buy this particular body scrub as unless they're on offer, they're rather expensive but I was offered it as a free gift in-store a while ago and decided I might as well give it a go!
The scrub itself is quite runny and frequently dripped down my fingers when I scooped some out of the tub. This was quite annoying as it meant that I often wasted some. The grains were definitely visible and felt like they were doing the job but for me, the consistency could do with being that little bit thicker so that it's easier to control what's coming out of the tub. It also has a lovely fruity smell. I can vouch for its ability to remove dead skin. I burnt my arms quite badly on holiday earlier this year and the skin started to peel. This looked a complete mess so I thought I'd try a bit of this to help get rid of it and I'm pleased to say that it did indeed remove the bulk of what was ready to come off.
Unfortunately, my skin did not get on with this scrub at all. It contains grapefruit oil, presumably to boost moisture but this was the product's downfall as far as my skin was concerned. While I'm sure that many people would find it kept their skin lovely and soft, it only aggravated my oily skin. I can only assume that the grapefruit oil was just too rich for my skin type as I continuously experienced breakouts every time I used it. Prior to using it, breakouts had been much reduced and my skin was looking a lot better but by the time I'd used it a couple of times, it was back to square one with angry-looking spots across my chest, shoulders and back. I assume that this scrub is much more suited to people with normal skin though as I appear to have been the only person with this problem! For this reason, I'm not knocking off too many stars as it is aimed more at normal skin.
At normal price, it costs £12.50 but is often on offer.
I've been a fan of The Body Shop products for many years with my initial introduction being their Satsuma Body Butter, which is one of my favourites. I have probably tried and tested the majority of their butters and shower gels, particularly as I adore beautiful toiletries. A product that I finished using earlier this year is their Pink Grapefruit Body Scrub and this review discusses my experience with using it.
The scrub is presented in the most vibrant and eye-catching packaging where we receive 200 ml in a sturdy plastic circular tub. The screw off lid displays a colourful image of a mouth watering pink grapefruit, which creates the illusion of uplifting and refreshing and the scent of the contents do not disappoint. On removing the lid I was greeted with the most stunning aroma, which most certainly lifts the senses, particularly as it smells so natural, which is a point I favour with The Body Shop products, as there are very few in my experience that deliver an artificial aroma.
I always feel that some of The Body Shop scrubs look a little messy although this is not an issue as far as I am concerned, as it's the quality I'm interested in. Applying the scrub can be a little problematic particularly as its consistency is rather runny and I found that it was slipping from my body and plopping onto the base of the shower. Consequently, several small applications are needed as otherwise too much product is wasted. The scrub offers a good texture in terms of exfoliating particles, which whilst gentle, are effective at removing dead skin.
The scrub enabled my skin to feel stimulated without causing red patches and due to the pink grapefruit seed oil my skin was wonderfully soft, smooth and fully invigorated. Due to its extremely uplifting and refreshing aroma I did not use this scrub during the late evening, as I prefer calming and relaxing fragrances such as lavender which assists in promoting sleep. The scrub is easily removed although I must admit that my skin felt a little oily after using, particularly as a very slight residue remained on the skin's surface. However, I felt assured that the small layer of oil would continue to moisturise my skin and I added to this by applying the matching body butter to fully hydrate my skin and to intensify the stunning aroma.
I am prone to patches of dryness on my knees and elbows and the scrub effectively and effortlessly removed any loose skin particles although continued use is necessary to keep the skin in tip top condition. I love the fact that the uplifting aroma lingered on my skin for a good while afterwards. I would have preferred the scrub to have been presented in a tube with a flip top lid as it would be much easier to use, particularly as after only a short period of using I found the screw top lid was becoming a little difficult to replace due to the fragments of scrub that had gathered around the threads on the upper section of the tub.
Despite my few grumbles I really enjoyed using this scrub and will definitely repurchase when I am able to obtain it on offer as I feel its £12.50 price tag for 200 ml is a little excessive.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
Up until joining Dooyoo I never used The Body Products but after reading several lovely reviews I decided to give their products and try and was hooked. While my baby Jayden was in the special care baby unit Mark and myself spent a lot of hours at the hospital which has a little shopping centre in it including The Body Shop. My parents came to see Jayden and stopped at the shops on the way out where my mum treated me to some goodies from The Body Shop, one of them was their Pink Grapefruit Body Scrub. I had already used the Pink Grapefruit Body Butter which smells lovely so I was looking forward to trying this.
The body scrub doesn't come in a box its just sold in a small plastic pot with a simple screw top lid. The lid is a darkish pink colour and has The Body Shop logo in the middle, around the edge of the label informs the customer that this is Pink Grapefruit Body Scrub, this is repeated in a second language. The size of the scrub, 200ml's, is also shown on the top as well as the side of the pot.
When I removed the lid of this there was absolutely no doubt at all what the fragrance of this product was, the pink grapefruit smell is so fresh and fruity and smells good enough to eat. Its a very clean smell and, in my opinion, ideal for a skin care product.
The scrub is fairly runny and feels quite gritty, to use the scrub you need to scoop the product from the jar which isn't the easiest with wet hands.
Price and Availability
Obviously this is available from The Body Shop both on the high street and online, I'm not sure if anywhere else sells this product other than it occasionally pops up on Amazon or ebay. At full price the pink grapefruit body scrub costs £12.50 for a 200ml pot, I'm sure my mum would have paid full price getting it from the hospital concourse, however if you go online The Body Shop often have sales and you can often pick things up much cheaper.
I use this product a couple of times a week and I can really see the results, my skin is smooth and looks and feels great. The scrub is quite sloppy to use but its not too much of a problem. It feels nice and gritty to use so you actually feel like you are doing come good, on the other hand its not so rough that you feel like you've been sanded down afterwards. The little gritty bits gradually dissolve as you rub the scrub into your skin making it nice and easy to rinse away.
The smell of this is gorgeous it really is fresh, however it doesn't really last once rinsed away. The Body Shop also do a pink grapefruit Body Butter which I also have so to keep the fragrance going I apply this afterwards.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Pink Grapefruit Body Scrub, its a really nice product although a bit expensive when not on offer.
I recently bought the Pink Grapefruit body scrub when the body scrubs / butters were on a two for fifteen pounds offer in august. The other scrub I bought was the Sweet Lemon but I have already reviewed that.
In this review I shall be talking about the Pink Grapefruit body scrub from The Body Shop.
Packaging and Price
The scrub is packaged, like the other body scrubs, in a recyclable, clear plastic tub with a coloured lid. This lid is a really nice medium pink. It has the label on the lid with a picture of some lovely grapefruits and then some writing which tells me it contains Pink Grapefruit seed oil to moisturise and is good for normal skin.
The scrub is £12.50 for 200ml which some may say is too expensive for a body scrub but there are a lot more expensive ones out there and this one really is worth it. The body shop often have offers too like the one I got mine on and after Christmas they are half price so they are £6 ! ( I got a Shea Butter one last year !
But what about the product inside the lovely tub ?!
When you open it you get a waft of a lovely zesty pink grapefruit smell which really awakens your senses. The actual texture of the scrub is jelly - like, unlike the lemon one which was more solid. Neither is better or worse, I just wanted to talk about the texture of the scrub. It has visible grains of seeds and grapefruity exfoliating stuff which is really good sizes and work really nicely against the skin for getting rid of flaky skin and moisturising dry skin. It doesn't leave any redness at all and isn't scratchy on your skin. The scent lingers in the bathroom but not too much on the skin, if I am using this, I generally use the body butter too, which does make my skin smell grapefruity.
I love this body butter and think it is a brilliant product that not only smells gorgeous but does its job really well.
Today I'm revieiwing the Pink Grapefruit Body Scrub by The Body Shop.
I really love The Body Shop and enjoy trying out their products. It's a shame that they are so expensive, but I'm a lucky girl! I live in Germany, not too far away from the Dutch border and there is a designer outlet centre in the Netherlands, only a little more than an hour away from my hometown.
My parents enjoy going there, too, so we often have a little family trip to the beautiful town of Roermond and do some shopping as well. There is a little The Body Shop outlet there, too, and the products are usually half price or even less. So, of course, I always have to get something new to try out!
Since I really like grapefruit scented products, I just had to get the scrub!
The scrub comes in a little plastic jar with a soft orange lid that you screw and unscrew. On top of the lid there is a sticker showing a juicy pink grapefruit. The product name and the emblem of The Body Shop can be seen there.
The sticker on the lid also states that there is grapefruit seed oil in the scrub which should give some moisture to normal skin.
The pot itself is see-through, so you can already see the orange scrub-goo inside.
If you peel the sticker on the lid away, the list of ingredients as well as safety instructions are revealed!
The body scrub is quite thick and of orange to pink colour. It's like shower gel, only thicker and of course with grainy scrub bits! It is easy to scoop from the jar and that way you can decide how much you want to take out.
However, I do find it a bit tricky to spread the scrub on my body. You always end up having most of it in one place. I'd rather advice taking small portions from the tub and then applying them on your body parts seperately!
The scent is sharp and refreshing, just like I expected it to be! It's not too sweet and really helps waking you up when you shower in the morning! It smells just like real grapefruits and seriously refreshes and energizes.
How it works
If you've managed to spread it well, the effect it has on your skin is really nice! The scurb-bits in the gel are a lot like sand, so the scrubbing effect is intense but gentle at the same time. It almost feels like a massage! My skin coped really well with it and wasn't red or stressed at all. I think it will only be too much for people with really soft and sensitive skin.
For me it was just perfect - not too hard and not too soft either. The sand-like texture felt great on my skin.
How long will it last?
I bought a small container of 50ml, so I didn't expect it too last ages - but I ran out of the scrub very fast and was little disappointed. I imagined the scrub to be a bit more "hard" in texture and I think if it was, it would have lasted longer.
My skin was absolutely fine with the product. Of course people with allergies or very sensitive skin should check the list of ingredients before buying!
Water, Glycerin, Silica, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Bitter Orange (Citrus Aurantium Amara) Peel, Zea Mays (Corn) Cob Powder, Benzyl Alcohol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Honey, Fragrance, Limonene, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Seed Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Linalool, Benzophenone-4, Disodium EDTA, Hexyl Cinnamal, Citral, Denatonium Benzoate, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Red 4, Red 33
In regular The Body Shop places you will pay about ten pounds for a 200ml tub. I paid about Euro3 for my small one and in a set containing shower gel, a puff sponge and a soap bar it was even cheaper, so I recommend looking for it in outlet places as well!
I did enjoy the scrub. It worked well but was still very gentle with it's sand-like texture. The grapefruit scent was nice and zingy, just like real grapefruits. However I found it hard to spread on my body and the little tub was empty a little too soon for my liking. Though if you get it for little money, go for it!
I have to confess that I'm not a regular Body Shop customer- I usually shop at Lush. However like everyone else we've had to tighten our belts recently and as much as I love Lush products, there is no denying they are very pricey. So when our local Body Shop had an offer on Groupon and had a sale on at the same time, I popped in to see what bargainous treats I could pick up.
The Body Shop sell scrubs in a very wide range of scents. There are lots of fruity ones, including mango, strawberry, coconut, orange, sweet lemon, and grapefruit, as well as shea, olive, moringa, cococa butter, and brazil nut. There are additional scents that they bring out at other times of the year as well, so there really is a scent that would appeal to everyone.
I would usually go for a cocoa butter type of scent, as I love chocolatey or foody scents. However I wasn't impressed with the scent of the cococa butter as it was very faint and a little artificial. I therefore decided to try some of the the fruity ones, including the pink grapefruit one, which is what I shall focus this review on.
This scrub can be purchased in two different sizes: a tiny 50ml tub is an eye watering £5 (this would probably only last for a couple of uses!), or a 200ml tub is £12.50. The larger size is clearer much better value for money, but even still I would never pay £12.50 for this scrub! I got mine for less than a fiver, and I certainly would never pay more than that for it. I find that many of the Body Shop products seem to be very overpriced, so it is well worth timing your visit for when they have a sale on!
The scrub is presented in a tub with a screw on lid. Previous scrubs I have used from other companies have come in squeezy tubs, and on reflection I think the tubes are my preferred packaging of choice. With a squeezy tube, it is easy to squeeze out as much or as little of the product as you require. However with the tub, it can be a little messy trying to scope out the product, and you have the additional worry of trying not to get any water into the pot. This invariably means turning off the shower and drying my hands before using the product, which in the mornings when I'm almost always half asleep and running late is a bit of an unwanted faff!
The scrub has quite a runny texture, and although this can make it harder to get the right amount out of the pot, it has the bonus of being not too scrubby. This scrub does exfoliate, but quite gently and mildly, which is perfect for my sensitive skin. The product contains pink grapefruit seed oil, which gives the product a really zingy, fresh, fruity scent. It is a very natural scent- not synthetic at all, and I find that the scent can be quite stimulating and awakening in the mornings, which is definitely a bonus.
I also found I used up this scrub more quickly than I have done with other brands. I bought a shower gel, body butter, body lotion and this scrub, and I had used up the scrub before I was even half way through the other products. Typically, it normally takes me roughly the same time to use a pot of 200ml scrub as it does a 250ml bottle of shower gel, so I feel it is due to the runny texture of the scrub that means that I use more of it per use.
The product claims that it leaves your skin feeling smooth and soft. I have to admit that I've not noticed any difference in the appearance or condition of my skin since using this scrub. However it does leave me feeling clean and fresh, and helps to wake me up in the mornings. Additionally, I sometimes get a few spots on my chest and back if I don't regularly exfoliate, and this scrub did indeed keep the spots at bay, so I feel it is an effective yet gentle exfoliator.
In summary, this is nothing special, but it is a nice basic scrub with a lovely natural scent. I feel it is hugely overpriced at the full RRP, but if you can get one at half price or less in their frequent sales then I would recommend giving it a try.
Thanks for reading :)
I am quite a big fan of Body Shop in general.
This scrub comes in two sizes, a smaller 50ml pot costing £5, or a larger 200ml pot, costing £12.50. I picked up the smaller one in a 3for2 promotion, alongside some other goodies, just to give it a try. The product comes in a pot, with a securely screwed on lid. Being a student, I have carted this product home and back a few times. I also found it easy to finish off the remains of this product, as the tub meant you could just wipe the last bits of scrub onto your fingers before using. It is easy to use a little or a lot, as you wish.
I loved using this scrub because of the fruity fragrance, the burst of zesty citrus freshness that came with using this product felt revitalizing. Because of this, I ended up using the scrub about 3-4 times a week, because I liked the scent of it in the shower, fitting in with my routine. The scent doesn't linger on your skin too long however.
This scrub was quite a runny shower gel like substance, with gritty bits which do the job of scrubbing, exfoliating your skin leaving it looking well. I found this quite a gentle scrub, which meant it didn't always leave you feeling as if your skin had been exfoliated well after every use. However, as I used this product frequently, I did notice my legs looking a bit smoother, getting rid of the dry bumpy skin on the backs of my legs. The only downside to this product is you do have to use it often, but it is gentle enough to do so. As it requires frequent use, this product isn't good value for money, as it doesn't provide results instantly, but over the course of time.
I would recommend this product as a gentle scrub, a refreshing smelling addition to your everyday routine. For when you really want to polish up your legs, I'd suggest using something else.
This review is for the Bodyshop's Pink Grapefruit Body Scrub.
Having recently purchased the entire range of Pink Grapefruit products from the bodyshop I have been trying them out over the last few weeks.
------The bodyscrub What it claims to do------
Removes dead skin cells
Stimulates skin microcirculation
Leaves skin feeling soft and smooth
Fresh pink grapefruit scent
-------The Basic Info--------
The body scrub comes in two sizes 50ml and 200ml I purchased the 50ml size at a cost of £5.00, the larger size comes in at £12.50 so more cost effective in the long run.
The scrub comes in a see through plastic tub with a screw on lid which is deep pink with a picture of a fresh grapefruit on the top with the bodyshop logo in the middle.
The lid is secure and I would not worry about it spilling if I was packing it to go on holiday.
-------Using the scrub--------
To use the scrub you should apply in circular motions with the fingertips to any area of dry flaky skin that you want to improve the look of.
I usually use it when in the shower where it is easy to rinse off afterwards.
The first thing I noticed was the citrus smell of grapefruit as soon as I opened the tub very zingy and refreshing, the scrub is a pale pink gel and the actual particles in the scrub that do the scrubbing are corncob granules and orange peel.
The only problem I have found when using the scrub is that it is much thinner than any I have used before, the consistency is a bit like jelly that has not set and I found that it tends to slip off your hand before you get it to the area that you want meaning that a fair bit goes down the plughole sooner than you had intended.
This aside the scrub that does end up where it is intended to be does work very well, dry flaky skin is scrubbed away and after rinsing my skin did feel much smoother that if I had just used shower gel.
The scent is lovely and it lingers on the skin for several hours after use it also makes the bathroom smell really nice.
------To Sum Up-----
The only thing that could be improved is the consistency if it were just a little thicker then it would be much easier to apply with less waste.
Overall it is a good scrub that does as it claims and I probably would buy it again as I realy like the scent and like to use it along with the other Pink Grapefruit products in the range.
Unfortuantly I have only given this a 4 star rating due to the rather runny consistency.
I was first introduced to the gorgeous smell of Pink Grapefruit by purchasing the shower gel from The Body Shop, and upon being so impressed by that, I decided to try out all the other items in the same range, one of the first ones being The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Body Scrub.
Coming in two sizes, it retails at £5 for the 50ml and £12.50 for the 200ml, which is obviously the much better value one to go for if you know that you like the scent, and as I knew that I did, this is the one that I purchased. It might seem very excessive in price, and I guess that when you compare it to other scrubs, then it is, but you really do only need a small amount to scrub a decent size area such as your lower leg for example, so I can see this lasting for a good while, probably a few months if you don't go overboard with it, and also, it isn't something that would probably be used everyday. I find about 1-2 times a week is more than enough.
When you first unscrew that lid, the beautiful zesty scent hits you straight away, it's very strong but not too overpowering, just enough to awaken your senses, which makes it especially good to use first thing in a morning!
I find it to be a very true to life scent, and not at all artificial smelling in any way, it really is a very refreshing and clean scent.
It has just enough scrubby bits in it to be effective, but not too much that it's going to be rough and harsh on your skin, these scrubby particles are encased in a gel like consistancy, which I guess helps it to be more gentle on your skin but to me is a little bit runny for my liking. You have to be careful when scooping it out of the top that you don't grab too much or it'll end up dropping off your hand and running over the edge of the tub, so I would prefer this to be a little bit thicker, but I guess I'll just have to put up with it!
It is very effective in what it does, it totally removes any flaky dry skin, -which I am sometimes prone to especially on my shins and calfs- without leaving any redness at all, very impressive, especially as quite alot of scrubs I've used in the past have sometimes left my legs abit sore and red, but none of that here, and even when used in conjuction with shaving....still no redness! Talking of shaving, I use this before shaving instead of a shaving gel, and it is just as effective if not better. It doesn't lather up a great deal, but then again I didn't really expect it to that much, and as long as I can feel the scrub doing it's thing, then that's good.
The scent lingers around for a long time in your bathroom after use, I went in about 2 hours after I'd used it and I could still smell it! It makes your bathroom smell so fresh and clean. It probably lingers more in your bathroom than it does on your skin, but to be honest this doesn't bother me, as I usually follow it up with either the body puree or the body butter, both of which (especially the body butter) give me beautifully scented skin.
It totally prepares your skin for your moisturiser, allowing it to sink into your skin with ease. I haven't noticed as fast an absorption of my moisturiser when I've used any other scrub, it really is the best scrub I have used in a long time!
I'm going to award it 4 stars. I feel bad deducting a star, but am doing so because I feel it may be too expensive for some peoples liking, I personally am willing to pay such a price as I think it is very effective in what it does and that it will last a long time, and therefore work out fairly cost effective in the long run, and also because of the consistency, I would prefer it to be a little thicker if possible, but apart from that, I would highly recommend this body scrub everytime!
I love Body Shop products and I am deeply captivated and addicted to this scrub.
This scrub was free with an order I placed that was over £25. I have a 200ml tub which usually costs £12.50. Now that is a lot of money for a pot of scrub when you can use olive oil and salt from the kitchen and get great feeling skin!
This pot of gorgeous pink gel is very pretty and looks very girly. The gel itself, yes gel, not cream, is packed full of scrubby bits. This seems to be more of a scrub than any of the other ones I have used from The Body Shop before.
The scent is beautiful, now I say this as someone that HATES and I say that with a passion and conviction that is unmatched on the planet! I HATE grapefruit, eating it and smelling it, it just makes me think of B.O! Not this scrub though, it has a rather sweet and refreshing edge to it. It smells to me more like lemon that grapefruit. It is a great scent to wake up with.
Using this scrub is easy, scoop out a reasonable sized blob and rub over wet skin. Not hard is it. The problem is that if your skin is too wet it just waters down to nothing so the best bet is to use this before you turn on the shower, wet your hands and the slather this all over before rinsing it off. I find that this way I use less product and I can tell where I have and haven't done more easily too. I do need to keep wetting my hands but that isn't a big deal.
The down side of the packaging is that if you use this in the shower you need to be careful not to get water in it and then use wet hands to screw a lid back on. Because of the gel consistancy this product would easily work in a squeezy bottle or tube!
My skin is always left feeling so smooth and soft! I do use shower gel after even though I don't think it is necessary, yes i know a waste of time but I wouldn't feel clean otherwise.
I can't say if the scent stays on the skin after use as I use a different scented shower gel. It does however fill the flat with the smell of it, my other half always knows when I have used this.
I do really love this scrub even though it is supposed to smell of grapefruit! If like me you are not a fan give it a sniff anyway as like me, you may be taken captive by it.
I will most certainly be buying this again and if they smell the same I may well give other products from the range a try too.