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A wonderfully refreshing scrub from The Body Shop
The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Body Scrub
Member Name: alyson29
The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Body Scrub
Advantages: Smells gorgeous and effectively removes dead skin cells leaving skin soft and silky smooth
Disadvantages: The scrub collects around the threads of the lid
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.
Summary: A delightfully refreshing scrub
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