“ Brand: Rituals / Type: Exfoliator / Subcategory: Body Scrub / Suitable for: Body / What it does: Exfoliates, Exfoliates, „
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I recently got a free sample of Wai Wang Mild Exfoliating Body Cream with a magazine purchase and fell in love with the first use! I've tried many body exfoliating products and find them either too coarse, or not coarse enough. I tested just a little bit of Wai Wang on my finger tips and at first, though it wasn't coarse enough, but decided to try it all the same.
Once a substantial amount was taken and rubbed onto my skin, the product felt great, with exactly the right coarseness. You can apply as much pressure as you want, along with circular movements as small, large, fast or slow as you want. You can feel the product scrubbing the skin, but not too much.
Although the name implies that this is a body cream, this is something I use once a week in the shower, before using a shower gel. A use a walnut size, which is just enough to scrub my arms and legs. The smell is minimal, but very nice and fresh.
There are two size bottles available on the market, a 70ml bottle for £4.90, and a 200ml bottle at £11.90. As this is a product I use only once a week and only a small dollop each time, it lasts quite long.
I only recently became acquainted with the Rituals brands, when I received a foaming shower gel as a gift from a friend. I really liked that so when I saw this Rituals Wai Wang Body Scrub being given away free with a magazine I picked up a copy just to try it. The 70ml tube which I have sells for £4.90, or you can get a 200ml one for £11.90.
It comes in a squeezy tube which is opaque so you can't see easily when you're running out. It has a screw on lid which annoys me as it's just inconvenient when trying to use these type of products in the shower. The packaging looks nice enough but I don't think it looks like it's worth as much as it costs.
The scrub is a thick cream which is a very pale green colour. It is the type of scrub that just has a gritty feel to it rather than being able to feel the individual grains within it. The scent is nice but I can't really put my finger on what it is, you would think it would be lotus flower and yi yi ren, whatever that is, but I find it has quite a creamy, milky scent that reminds me of the rice milk shower gel.
Massaging in the scrub I can definitely feel it working, the gritty texture feels exfoliating but gentle, not at all scratchy. It feels really nice to use and I do get a lovely waft of the scent which I find quite relaxing. It doesn't take much effort to rinse off and my skin is left feeling clean with no residue left behind.
I find this works extremely well and leaves my skin feeling extra soft and smooth. It effectively lifts away dead skin cells, as I could tell from the way the dry, scaly patches on my arms disappeared with just a couple of uses of this. My skin is left looking really healthy with a bit of a glow to it.
All in all I do think this is a really good product which I enjoyed using. I do feel it's worth the extra money and I will definitely buy it again when I'm feeling a bit flush.