Product Type: Good Things body care
Newest Review: ... I will probably cut it open though and scrape it out! The tube has the typical Good Things swirly writing and gives details of the ingred... more
Very creamy scrub
Good Things Soothing Scrub
Member Name: helenc72
Good Things Soothing Scrub
Date: 01/09/12, updated on 01/09/12 (55 review reads)
Advantages: Gentle, smells nice, creamy and moisturising, natural
Disadvantages: Scrub particles very fine so may not be envigorating enough
Good Things is a fairly new natural skin and body care brand developed by the beauty writer Alice Hart-Davis. The main feature of this brand is that it does not include parabens and it is made using natural ingredients, especially extracts of various super fruits which are naturally good for the skin. I tried a moisturiser from this brand a while ago just by chance and ended up loving it, so I was keen to test out some more. The whole range is currently on half price in Sainsbury's so I took the opportunity to stock up on loads of their different products.
I like to use body scrubs in the shower a few times a week as I really like the scrubbing sensation of them, as it can feel quite envigorating, and also just to keep my skin smooth.
This scrub comes in a tube, as pictured above. This has some advantages over being in a pot in my opinion, as there is no risk of water from the shower dripping into the scrub and diluting it or messing it up. However, it does make it harder to get the last bits out and get all the value. I will probably cut it open though and scrape it out! The tube has the typical Good Things swirly writing and gives details of the ingredients and use. It has a flip top cap and a smallish hole, making it easy to squeeze the scrub out.
When I first squeezed out this scrub I was quite surprised by its appearance. It doesn't really look scrubby at all, but more like a thin cream. Apparently it has cranberry seeds in it for exfoliation. It is white-ish in colour and you can see the odd large dark scrubbing particle in it, but they are really few and far between. When rubbing it onto the skin I can feel that even though it doesn't look scrubby at all, there definitely are a lot of very fine scrub particles in it. These must be very fine as they are barely even visible to my eyes, but I can feel them working. It feels extremely gentle, so I would say it is suitable for those who don't like rough and coarse scrubs.
As it is so creamy, I would agree that the name of "soothing scrub" fits. It is more of a soothing and calm exfoliation rather than a harsh and envigorating one. The creaminess makes it feel quite moisturising so it may be good for those with dry and sensitive skin. I have used it on some areas where my skin had been exposed to the sun a lot and was feeling a bit drier and tighter than normal, and the scrub felt nice and kind to my skin, whereas a harsher scrub might have been a bit much.
The scent of this scrub is very pleasant. It is quite fruity and tropical. The tube states that the scrub has extracts of kiwi and papaya, but the website says it has the scent of passionfruit and peach. I have to admit I find this a bit confusing because you would think that the fruits named clearly on the front would be the scent! I can't really pick out what exactly it smells of, just that it is nice and fruity.
This scrub costs £4.99 for 200 ml at full price. It is currently on half price offer at Sainsburys where it can be bought for £2.49. Boots also have it on offer with one third off, costing £3.33. It is now also available at Superdrug as well, but I have not seen whether it is on offer there.
Overall I really like this scrub, although I do really like a more envigorating scrub at times, so I wouldn't use this all the time.
Summary: A lovely soothing scrub for times when you don't want something harsh