“ Brand: Anatomicals / Type: Exfoliator / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Exfoliates, „
After several long weeks of being skint and lusting after the Anatomicals range in my local supermarket,my lovely boyfriend bought me this and a few other things from the range.
I'm usually not big on body-scrubs - I prefer using a body brush or just rubbing brown sugar in.
However,this one is a good one. Once opened and squeezed into my palm,the first thing I noticed was the colour and texture - it LOOKED like it was going to provide a RIGHT GOOD SCRUB! And it was a nice browney-orangey colour.
I only used it on the lower half of my legs,after I shaved. It felt lovely as I rubbed it on,and rinsed off quite nicely.
Afterwards,my legs looked a lot less blotchily coloured than usual,and felt fabulous - really soft,silky and smoothe. I usually have such a problem with shaving,so it was nice to use this and not be bumpy for a change. If I hadn't discovered another product which was a little bit better and meant for the task,I'd have kept using this!
I love body scrubs, they're almost like an addiction for me, as having dry skin I need to exfoliate regularly to make my skin look and feel lovely and smooth.
My latest body scrub is Anatomicals seven deadly skins. I'd seen Anatomicals around as well as reading a few reviews of the products, but this was the first I actually purchased.
Seven deadly skins comes in a orange/mustard coloured tube, and the front has lots of writing, which reminds me of Philosophy products. It lists the 'seven deadly skins' as being - 1. Rough, 2. Scaly, 3.Flaky, 4.Sluggish, 5. Dry, 6. Dull, 7. Spotty. I think my skin falls into at least six of those categories! I think there is an attempt at humour in the text on the bottle, but quite frankly I didn't really think it was all that funny! Maybe I have no sense of humour?! It does actually say if you don't purchase this product 'you and your epidermis are almost certain to end up in hell.' I'm not quite sure what to make of that?!
Anyway, moving onto the product, there aren't actually any instructions for use, but I simply massage it into damp skin as I would with any other product of this type.
The first surprise I had was the colour. The scrub is a sort of brownish colour peppered with lots of brown and black seeds. There's something about it that looks a little odd, and it's not the most attractive product, however saying that it all ends up down the drain anyway, so it's not too important!
The next surprise was the smell. I purchased this product online so didn't know what it was supposed to smell like, however rose is listed as one of the ingredients, so I was hoping for a sweet, floral smell. Unfortunately that's not quite what I got! I wouldn't go as far as saying it was disgusting, but it's not the nicest smelling product I've used. At first it actually smelled quite citrussy and a little like a cleaning product, but now I think it smells a bit like mouldy roses! Did you ever mash up rose petals as a kid to make 'perfume'? Well we used to do that and it smelled a bit like this!
As an actual scrub however, it does work quite well. The grains are not harsh against the skin, but at the same time they do feel like they're working, as you massage them in.
Once rinsed away, this leaves my skin feeling lovely and smooth and any rough or dry patches are gone completely. Thankfully the scent doesn't seem to linger either.
I bought my tube of this from Beautybay.com where it cost £2.49 for 200ml which I think is a fairly good price.
Overall I have very mixed feelings about this product. Whilst as a body scrub it is very effective given the low price, I really didn't like the smell and thought the packaging looked cheap, so I would only buy it again if there were no alternatives available.