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I have quite a funny combination of skin on my face, some days it can be quite dry, especially in the winter and then others, my face can look quite oily. Soap & Glory state it is designed to "exfoliate, clean and purify the skin, lift away pore-clogging dead skin cells, soak up excess oils, and stimulate fresh oxygen to your face", this sounded perfect for what I needed.
Upon removing the lid, I was quite surprised at how thick the scrub was, I would describe this as more like a face mask than a scrub and it doesn't feel very grainy at all. The next surprise was the colour, it is a really bright aqua colour, just like that on the packaging. The product also has quite a menthol fragrance to it not too overpowering that I spent the rest of the day smelling like a pot of Vicks.
I apply around a 20p sized amount to my skin, focusing on my problem areas such as my forehead and nose and massage in a circular motion for around 2minutes and then rinse with warm water and then apply my own moisturiser as normal. I do find the scrub takes a little longer than I would have liked to rinse. When rubbing on my face, it feels quite pleasant and doesn't feel like it is irritating me skin in any way at all.
This product doesn't have big grains in, in fact, they are quite non-existent so when I first applied, I didn't expect to see any difference to the condition of my skin but I was really quite surprised. After using, my skin felt a lot smoother and slightly brighter, I would say my skin felt a little dryer on my forehead which is where I used to suffer with oily breakouts, yet not dry enough that it started to flake away, any dry patches I had also seemed to disappear too. I don't have many visible pores on my face, just a few on my nose, after regular use, these too seemed to improve and get smaller.
I have read reviews which state that this can also be used as a face mask, rather than rubbing into your skin, you just apply and leave on for around 3 minutes and then either rinse away or peel off, because I applied mine and then went in the shower, I found it easier to rinse off. I tried this for the first time yesterday and again, was really impressed with the results, my skin looked in a lot better condition.
I really like the product; it does leave my skin feeling wonderfully soft and gives it a short term glow so this gets 5 out of 5 stars from me.
I had noticed this product whilst stalking the aisles of Boots and considered a purchase but had a lot of facial exfoliants and nose products 'in stock' at home so walked on. Fast forward a few months and I got a sample of this product to trial.
I was in the bath, a mess free zone where a lot of beauty treatments take place! I applied the scurb your nose in it facial scrub with my finger tips to cleansed skin and found it was really nice and fine as a scrub and did not leave my skin feeling sore at all.
It is a nice minty green and also has a fresh minty smell to it, this product. My face felt a bit lightly zingy afterwards too when I removed the facial scrub with a warm and wet muslin cloth.
Not just for the nose
As my sample was huge I used it on my whole face, I figured I may as well, I'm not one for saving open sample sachets after all!
Boots sell this lovely product at £9 for 100ml. It's worth looking out for skincare offers on Soap and Glory as they often do free points or 3 for 2 offers. And of course there's always the Boots points on top!
I really loved this product, in fact a lot more than I was expecting to! I would certainly purchase this in the future as my nose area is a big trouble to me in terms of pores and visible blackheads. I love this product though and it definitely improved the look of my nose straight after use.
Soap and Glory Scrub Your Nose In It is a scrub that I have used on and off for a while.
~ Price ~
It is available from Boots for £7.50 for a 125ml tube and is regularly available on 3 for 2 or buy one get one half price offers.
~ In use ~
The scrub itself is a pale green colour and it comes out of the tube like toothpaste. It has quite a thick consistency.
It smells of mint. The scent is quite strong. I don’t particularly like or dislike the scent of this product, but at first I was a bit surprised that it had a minty scent as many of Soap and Glory’s other products have a distinctive fruity scent that tends to be the same across the brand and this product is something very different.
I only need to use a small amount and apply it directly to my face massaging it in circular motions to feel the benefit of the scrub.
When it comes out of the tube it looks smooth, but as you spread it thinly over your face you can feel the tiny microbeads hard at work. They feel rough, but they aren’t too harsh on your skin and I think this scrub is gentle enough to be used on a daily basis.
It isn't too gentle though. It certainly gets the job done.
The scrub is easy to rinse off your face, but if you leave it on for an additional 3 minutes it acts as a face mask.
I have found the mask doesn’t harden and it just needs to be rinsed off after the additional 3 minutes.
On my skin the scrub feels tingly, which I put down to the strong minty ingredients and it feels as though it is doing some good.
Once I rinse it off my face my skin feels soft and smoother than it did prior to application, but it also feels quite dry and I feel as though I need to use a moisturiser after using this scrub or mask.
I like this as both a scrub and a mask. It feels like it is doing some good to my skin and leaves it with an improved look and feel.
~ Conclusion ~
This scrub is harsh enough to exfoliate, but it still feels quite gentle on my skin and can be used daily.
It is easy to use and easy to rinse off and it leaves my skin feeling refreshed and exfoliated. My skin feels softer and smoother to touch.
I think this product is reasonably priced at £7.50 for 125ml. The tube lasts for a long time and the product really gives your skin a boost.
am a big fan of Soap and Glory products and have used them for years now as I love their unique scents, whimsical packaging and good quality beauty products that actually work.
I have used a number of their scrubs over the years and "scrub your nose in it," is a different kind of scrub in my opinion, its more clinical and professional and works amazingly well on my face. This scrub is actully referred to as a, "Special pore refining formula AHA facial scrub," and there is a lot of science behind it which is why I believe its not your everyday kind of scrub.
The packaging is a little bit more professional looking too. Gone is the pretty pink packaging and in comes a white tube with just some simple writing on it although I would have preferred a flip cap lid rather than a twist on and off lid which is a little bit hard to do when you have wet hands applying this scrub.
So, here is the science behind the scrub. "Formulated with Soap & Glory’s exclusive, deep pore detoxing D-CLOG™MICROMUD – a super clarifying, triple action, diatomaceous earth mix – it helps to exfoliate, clean and purify the skin, lift away pore-clogging dead skin cells, soak up excess oils, and stimulate fresh oxygen to your face.
• SUPERFRUIT™ YUZU - a skin energising, toning and brightening antioxidant complex pressed from natural Japanese citrus fruits
• D-CLOG™ MICROMUD - a blend of highly refined, purified, diatomaceous earth and fruit acids that help dissolve pore-clogging debris and clear away dead skin cells
• MONTMORILLITE CLAY - a soft, white, purified, highly absorbent clay that soaks up excess oils
• SUPER AHA FRUIT ACIDS - to dissolve the ‘glue’ that keeps dead cells stuck to your skin
• strategically formulated for oily/combination skin
The scrub has quite fine particles in it which I like because it really rubs my dead skin off well and is not too abrasive. I never end up with red patchy skin after using this srub which is good. After washing this scrub off I am left with really soft skin. I would definitely recommend this scrub to anyone looking for really fresh, clean skin.
My sister would use this product often and I once asked to try it for myself, and having done so, I loved the way it made my skin feel. I went out to purchase one for myself and thought that it was reasonably priced considering some of the face washes that are also readily available. I love the packaging and quirky bottles the soap and glory products come in and I also like that they always come with a handy bit on the back of how to use the specific product in hand for the best results. Every time I use this face wash I find my face is left very soft and feeling very fresh. I know this product can also be doubles up and used as a face mask which I have yet to do, however I will be trying this when I have the time. I think this wash is easy to apply and wash off, and it also smells pleasant and leaves a light scent on my skin which is not overbearing at all. This is now a product I have in my bathroom all the time and one I am sure I will continue to re-purchase. I think with this a little bit goes a long way and so this also makes the bottle last a reasonable amount of time. The only negative thing I would say about this wash is that it can sometimes dry on the edges of your face or under your chin so make sure you wash it all off and dry face well with a soft towel. I love this product :)
It is now more than 30 years since I used my first facial cleansing products. While I am always interested in new skin care ranges, I cannot help but feel that the large multinational beauty product manufacturers are simply chasing high profits rather than investing in the best interests of their consumers. Yes, I am a cynic. But this is also the reason that I am happy to try face care products that are low in price. Indeed it is over 20 years ago that the Australian consumer magazine ?Choice? reported its research findings that the best anti-aging moisturiser on the market was the inexpensive sorbolene. With this information in mind, I was very happy to try Soap and Glory's ?Rub your nose in it?. Soap and Glory was founded in the UK in 2006 by Canadian Marcia Kilgore, who had already experienced great success with her first spa company in New York USA. The company now operates in many countries worldwide where the familiar retro-look packaging flies off the shelf. This product: packaging The packaging has recently changed to a more modern look green and white 100ml flip top tube. The writing announces in English and in French that it is made from ?special pore refining formula? and ?AHA facial scrub?. This product is currently available at Boots and online for gbp9. this is more expensive than the gbp7 that I paid for mine approximately six months ago. It has a two year shelf life according to the packaging. This product: in use While at first this product seems to be a daily face scrub, it transpires that it can also be used as a face mask. I have used it most often as the former. Face scrub: I apply a 20 pence-sized dollop of this minty scented creamy scrub into my pal and then apply it to my pre-dampened face. I give my face a good scrub all over. I really like the sensation of this product on my face. The grains feel similar to sand; they are vey small and can hardly be seen. I used this regime three times a week. Face mask: As expected, it is easy to apply a thin layer of this product either all over your face or alternatively to the required areas and then leave for at least five minutes. I found it to be quite tingly on my skin I did this just twice as I preferred to use it as a face scrub. My thoughts and opinion I really like this face scrub. It gives a pleasant minty tingle and leaves my face feeling refreshed and with a slight glow. I have not noticed any difference in the size of my skin pores around my nose, but to be honest I was not actually expecting any difference. There is a vast array of skin care products on the market. This one is definitely worth the old price of gbp7 for 125ml. It is also worth the newer more expensive price for the smaller size. That said, I wonder how much this change reflects increased costs and how much is price gauging? I guess we'll never know. What makes this product so great? A quick glance at the active formulation list almost sees me running to a dictionary. According to the company's web site, this scrub is formulated with Soap & Glory's exclusive, deep pore detoxing D-CLOG MICROMUD ? a super clarifying, triple action, diatomaceous earth mix ? it helps to exfoliate, clean and purify the skin, lift away pore-clogging dead skin cells, soak up excess oils, and stimulate fresh oxygen to your face. Other ingredients include some kind of combination of natural Japanese citrus fruits, absorbent clay and some kinds of fruit acids. This product is formulated for oily and combination skin. I highly recommend this skin product. See if you can get it on offer, especially as the price has recently risen. NB: I may publish this review elsewhere under this or other pen names.
I love soap and glory products. Since just before Christmas I have slowly been on the descent to full-on addiction, but now I think I'm beyond help. Every time I walk past Boots I, with no free will of my own, feel the need to walk in and buy three soap and glory products on their 3 for 2 offers. If there's no skin care I fancy, then off I go to the makeup stand and vice versa The result is that my husband purposefully plans shopping trips that take me well around Boots in order to save our bank account. I can't say I blame him.
That said, this product is categorically, absolutely, 100% my favourite product of the Soap and Glory range.
So, what is it? This is what Soap and Glory have to say:
A multi-tasking scrub and mask marvel! Helps refine large pores and prevent blemishes.
The Fab Pore: apply a pea-sized dollop of Scrub Your Nose In ItTM to a damp t-zone. Massage gently in circular motions, then extend out to the less clogged places on your face. Rinse well and follow with moisturiser. Just leave a thin layer on skin 3 minutes longer for an oil-absorbing, brightening, pore cleaning mask.
The packaging is very typical of Soap and Glory, candy pink with a flip lid with the typical mixture of fonts you see on Soap and Glory products in cream and black. It claims that it leaves skin looking brighter and more radiant and comes in a 125 ml tube.
This product smells strongly of mint and has small black exfoliating bits in it. The product is a minty green/blue colour and is of quite a thick consistency. I like this as it makes it quite difficult to lose any of the product to my hands..
The guide recommends to use a pea-sized amount on your t-zone, however I tend to use a bit more, maybe a marble-worth but other than that applying it as the guide suggests. I have problematic skin (suffer from breakouts quite frequently) and this seems to clear it out incredibly well. The first time I used this scrub it felt incredibly tingly, almost to the point of being painful, but once done my skin was radiant, fresh and all my pores felt incredibly clear. It is also a little bit more abrasive than I am used to, but this only aids to get the dead skin off. After that first use, it tingles slightly but never to the same degree, and now have I tended to leave the product on my face after scrubbing for longer than the three minutes recommended, which by the time the product washes off, leaves my skin incredibly radiant. it has also succeeded in keeping breakouts at bay, despite me working in quite a greasy environment (I sit directly under a broken air conditioning unit, it's not good for my skin at all). I rarely use this product as a quick scrubs as I have other daily scrubs for that, which cost less, but whenever I have done in an emergency it has left my skin looking bright.
After use, my skin looks gorgeous and also feels incredibly smooth, to the point where I want to grab the first person I see and order them to feel my face, and that's before I put the moisturizer on! It is also quite difficult to remove this product if you've used it as a mask, and parts will probably be stuck to your eyebrows or hairline if you're not careful so I tend to use this directly before having a shower.
I would absolutely recommend this product to anyone with spot-prone skin. It's refreshing and makes the skin shine, living up to its claims. It costs £7.50 in boots which I feel is a little pricey for a facial scrub, but it's always on 3 for 2, and if I'm being honest I personally would purchase it at full price (though would be a little more wary about recommending it in case it didn't work as well as it does on me!) I would not be sure to recommend if you have sensitive skin either as it is quite abrasive.
Aqua (Water), Kaolin, Solum diatomeae (Diatomaceous earth), Glycerin, Sodium cocoamphoacetate, Montmorillonite, Stearic acid, Myristic acid, Palmitic acid, Lauric acid, Vaccinium myrtillus fruit/leaf extract, Sodium chloride, Potassium hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Saccharum officinarum (sugar cane) extract, Parfum (Fragrance), Salix nigra (Willow) bark extract, Xanthan gum, Methylparaben, Limonene, Ethylparaben, Citrus medica limonum (Lemon) peel extract, Citrus aurantium dulcis (Orange) flower extract, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tetrasodium pyrophosphate, Butylphenyl methylpropional, Acer saccharum (Sugar maple) extract, Dipropylene glycol, CI 42090 (Blue 1)
As a long time trusted fan of Soap and Glory i purchased the scrub your nose in it to add to my collection of girly pampering goodness!
I normally only buy soap and glory when it is 3 for 2 in boots... which is often, so its worth holding out if you want to save yourself a little dosh for your girly treats.
I use this scrub every few days whilst in the shower... its mainly designed for a brief face mask but i find results are just as good when gently massaged into the face for about a 30 seconds-1 minute then washed off. It is mainly designed for the t-zone area of the face (nose, chin forehead) where unpleasantries are most likely to occur. After gently rubbing this cool minty blue scrub in, my skin feels refreshed, clean and smooth.
I think if you wear make-up often this is great for generally cleaning and unclogging the skin... even if its just to give a nice smooth base to reapply the make up!
You only need a very small amount, i normally just squeeze onto my fingers and quickly apply to the face.
I believe it is reasonably priced (retails around £7-8) and lasts a long time!!
After receiving a gift set of Soap & Glory products for Christmas which I absolutely loved, I was keen to try more from the range. I bought myself a tube of face scrub, Scrub Your Nose In It, as part of a minimum spend offer which got a me free full size tub of body butter. As I use face scrub regularly and am always looking for the perfect one, it seemed like a good time to try Soap & Glory's offering.
The scrub comes in a tube with a similar design to most Soap & Glory products - mainly pink with text on it. The tube has a flip top lid which is easy to use with wet hands, and the scrub is easy to squeeze out. I do find that it tends to congeal a little around the opening, but that's not an issue.
At first sight, the scrub is a little disconcerting - it's bright blue, instead of the pale pink that all other Soap & Glory products that I've tried are. It also doesn't have the same lovely floral based scent which is what hooked me on the body scrub. The fragrance isn't something I can identify, but it's similar to many other face scrubs - functional, maybe slightly chemical. It's not unpleasant at all, but it's not something you'd open the tube just to have a sniff of.
Scrub Your Nose In It has a good consistency, liquid enough to be easy to use, but also not too runny as to make it pretty useless, like some cheaper scrubs. I squeeze a small amount onto my fingers, maybe about the size of a 20p piece, and then rub it into my face. I start with my cheeks, then nose and chin, and then forehead. The scrub is quite pleasant to use, it doesn't feel overly abrasive, but at the same time you can tell it is scrubbing your skin thoroughly. I can feel that it is smoothing my skin and removing any dry patches.
But Scrub Your Nose In It doesn't finish there. It has a cooling effect, leaving your skin tingly fresh, like your mouth feels after you brush your teeth. It is the opposite effect to warming face masks, and I'm not sure I've experienced it before. Yet despite the surprise, even the first time I used it I could tell that it was a good thing, that it was leaving my skin refreshed.
The scrub leaves my skin really smooth, well exfoliated and in good condition. I always apply moisturiser as soon as I get out of the shower, and this combined with Scrub Your Nose In It has been leaving my skin smooth and moisturised.
If I hadn't had a couple of samples of ESPA Refining Skin Polish over the last few months, I'd say that Scrub Your Nose In It was the best scrub I'd ever used. As it is I think they are probably tied, with the ESPA product perhaps a little bit ahead. Where the Soap & Glory scrub comes out ahead though is on price - it is £7 a tube instead of around £25 for the ESPA one. I tried the ESPA one first, and was feeling a bit desperate at the thought of getting hooked on a £25 scrub - so thank goodness for Soap & Glory.
I only ever receive soap and glory as Christmas presents and this year I decided to treat myself to a fancy face wash. Getting any soap and glory products is always a nice treat for me.
I bought it from boots for £7 which, for me, is quite expensive for a face wash but again I wanted a nice treat for my winter skin care plan.
The packaging is fun and colourful. The name "Scrub your nose in it" is quirky and modern. It draws you in to read the tube and the wording often gives me a giggle.
The scrub has a fresh and clean fragrence. The appearance of the actual scrub is an almost green colour and thin in texture. You can see the small exfoliating beeds.
The green if it made contact with fabric stained it so I have a green dot on a white t-shirt of mine.
The texture was quite watery compared to other facial scrubs I have used and I felt that the small beeds did not exfoliate my face as well as other products I have tried.
I could only used this scrub on my face a few times as I felt a burning sensation on my skin during use. I have quite sensitive skin and I felt that my skin was very dried out after using it so use a good moisturiser! After washing the product off I had red patches on my face for about ten minutes before they started to fade. Not a good look in the morning!
It is good that it doubles as a face mask as well as a cleansing exfoliator, however, as I had a bad reaction to washing I did not use it as a mask because I needed to wash my face thoroughly after use due to the burning sensation.
Over all I am not sure if £7 is great value for money as here are better facial scrubs out there, in my opinion, which are cheaper, more affective and kinder on my skin.
The soap and glory range have released some great skin care products and this one has not put me off trying others in the brand.
I, personally, would not buy the "scrub your nose in it" again due to the irritation and bad reaction my skin took to the scrub.
I was very disappointed due to the cost of the product and the over all experience of using it.
I love the soap and glory range and didn't hesitate to purchase the "scrub your nose in it" product from Boots.
The purpose of it is to prevent blemishes around the T-zone area of your face, ie. nose, chin and forehead. It also claims to refine large pores around this area too. It can be used as a scrub by wetting the skin and massaging it gently in circular motions. The tiny particles in it make it an ideal scrub to use a few times a week. It can also be used as a cleaning mask by simply putting a thin layer on the skin for 3 minutes. ****One tip ~ don't put the mask on when writing a dooyoo review in the afternoon as that will be just the time a courier appears. ******
The product itself is kind of a pale blue colour with a strong minty/cleaning product kind of scent. It's not so bad when I am just using it as a scrub but when I use it as a mask it does begin to make my eyes water slightly. (Maybe I'm just a bit of a scent freak though ~ take a sniff before your purchase it.)
It comes in a 125ml tube and costs £7.50. It is worth remembering that soap and glory is often on a 3 for 2 promotion making it better value for money. It is the usual pink design packaging with the cream writing on it ~ looks very good in my purple bathroom I have to admit!
I absolutely love this product and, to coin a phrase, it does exactly what it says on the packet. I am awarding it 4 stars however because of the strong scent which doesn't appeal to me as much as the scents from the rest of the range.
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I decided to buy this to try this after seeing that it was part of a 3 for 2 offer in Boots and I'm really glad that I did. I used to try new face scrubs all the time and couldn't seem to find one that was gentle (my skin is really sensetive!) but effective. This is definitely one of the best facial scrubs around and I've been using it daily for the past week and have already seen results. Like all Soap and Glory products this is only available from Boots and a 125ml tube retails at £7.50. While this is quite an expensive facial scrub, I do think that it's worth it because it's a 2-in-1 product, good quality and is effective; it does pretty much everything that the manufacturers claim.
The facial scrub comes in a bright pink medium sized tube which is very eye catching and you can tell just from glancing at it that it's a soap and glory product. The branding is good with lots of information written on both the front and back of the tube including a brief product description, information on how to use it, the benefits that it will have on your skin and of course a list of ingredients. The lists of ingredients is a pretty lengthy one and most of them do sound very chemical-like, although there are a few more natural ingredients including sugar cane, orange & lemon peel and flower extract. The squeezy tube stands on its flip-top lid and once I open it the smell is immedietly noticeable. Due to this having a fruit acid formula with citrus and flower extracts, I was expecting a zingy, citrussy floral scent with a sweet tone to it like most Soap and Glory products have.
The smell is actually very fresh and minty with a slight sweetness to it which stops it from smelling like toothpaste. It's a pleasant enough smell and it's certianly very refreshing, but I would prefer it to be a little more toned down and fruity. The face scrub itself is a thick, creamy consistency which was a pleasant suprise as a majority of the facial scrubs that I've used in the past have had a gel-like consistency or been too runny - this one is just right. The scrub is a light bluey green colour which makes a nice change and it is very easy to use. I use mine in the mornings before I cleanse, tone or apply any make-up and again at night before cleansing and toning. I need two small blobs teach time as I use mine all over my face but one small blob is more than enough for my T zone, which is the area that Soap and Glory advise using the scrub on. I apply mine all over, rubbing it in circular motions as I go. The small exfolating grains are reasonably gentle but I can feel them working.
While it's not a particularly pleasant sensation it is not painful or scratchy and the tingling sensation that the facial scrub causes distracts me from the feeling of the exfoliating beads. Once I've given my face a good scrub I wash it off - it comes off easily as it isn't too thick or at all sticky/greasy and my face is always left feeling soft, smooth fresh and clean - the tingling feeling lasts for a couple of minutes afterwards but I quite like it. I have noticed a reduction in the blackheads on my nose, however my pores don't appear any smaller. My skin also looks bright and healthy and my t zone isn't as dry as it used to be since I started using this so it must be quite moisturising too. When using this as a face mask (it's a multi purpose product), I simply use it as I do when exfoliating but instead of immedietly washing it off I leave it on for five minutes or so. I've not noticed any huge effects from doing this and I get pretty much the same effects that I get from using it as a scrub.
Overall I highly recommend this as it has had great effects on my skin and it's really gentle compared to a lot of other brands of face scrubs. I have never experienced any discomfort from using it despite how sensetive my skin is and I give it four out of five stars. The only minor disadvantage that I can think of is that it didn't make my pores look any different as S&G claim it will but as I don't have large pores this isn't much of a problem for me personally!!
I'm a hardcore scrubber. I LOVE scrubs, whether its a facial scrub, a body scrub or a foot scrub.. I love them! Nothing beats that silky feeling after a good scrub and as I love soap and glory I jumped at the chance to buy their Scrub Your Nose In It from boots for £7.50. My initial impression was that its bound to be good, right?
Marketing shows us that you get what you pay for a 125ml scrub this is quite expensive. As a massive fan of soap and glory, I've spent a lot of money buying their body butters, body mists and even their cellulite battling products and haven't been disappointed so for this reason I didn't mind too much spending a bit more! As far as I know, Boots is the only place I have seen soap and glory products being sold in the UK. You can buy them in store or online, and I've found that lots of people are selling the products on eBay and if you play your cards right you can get their products for a bit cheaper as they are quite expensive!
Anyway, back to the scrub. The packaging is typical of soap and glory, it has their trademark pink bottle and attractive bold (yet basic) lettering and sold in 125ml. The size is quite handy and looks nice in the bathroom, applying a fun element to my other products on the shelf! The bottle also has a flip lid which makes applications easy and less messy, I don't like pots where I have to dip my fingers in to scoop the product out.. Far too much bacteria for my liking!
The scrub comes out in a bright green colour, completely contrasting the pink of the bottle! For a scrub that promises to do all these wonderful things to your skin its very thin and to use it as a mask (which its supposed to double up as) you'd need to apply quite a bit of product to reap the benefits. I have combinational skin, my nose and forehead are prone to being oily whereas my chin and cheeks are normal! Due to the excess oil in some parts of my face my skin can become flakey and my pores are blocked, so a good scrub is a must. Using this scrub I didn't feel like it was REALLY working, especially on my nose and forehead. I had to use a little extra product on my nose to really feel like it was working as there wasn't enough scrubbing action for me! If you leave the product to dry it does feel a bit like a face mask but I wouldn't use it for this purpose, its a bit too thin for my liking. The product washes out easily but be careful, due to its bright green colour I've stained a few towels because I've missed a few spots under my chin and the product has been wiped off with a towel when I'm drying my face!
Afterwards my cheeks and chin felt soft but my nose and forehead didn't seem affected atall. My skin felt dried out and almost rough so I had to apply moisturiser almost immediately to ease the discomfort. I've been using the scrub for about 2 weeks now and I haven't noticed my pores getting smaller or having any 'definition' as promised, and I've noticed that my skin is becoming flakier around my nose. I'm not sure that I would recommend this product especially as its quite expensive and when I spend a lot of money on a product I expect good results. I'm disappointed as I love soap and glory but with this scrub its more gory than glory!
In the last year I have become obsessed with Soap and Glory products. I've had my eye on one of the two face scrubs from the brand and after finding this 'Scrub your nose in it' for only £3.50 on ebay rather than the full price of £8 I decided to try it. I have had a great usage from previous soap and glory products and I love their Porefection facemask and was hoping this scrub would give my skin good results that I could use on a more regular basis.
The scrub comes in a pink squeezey tube made of durable plastic and the lid will not brake like many other cheaper brands often do. The label is stuck on and has the classic soap and glory look about itself which I love as it's very girly and makes me feel as if I am pampering myself. The names of soap and glory are always cheeky too and I especially love this ones name. The scrub inside is a light blue colour and has a fresh minty clean smell to it but not like toothpaste or mouthwash, it is fairly thick and feels like fine sand when putting it on your face.
There are two ways to use this, as a 3 minute facemask which personally I think isn't that great or useful as it's very thin and looks like dry skin, or just as usual facewash. The scrub feels nice on the skin as you can feel it scrubbing your skin but not in an overly harsh way and there is a nice coverage across the skin unlike some other scrubs I have used that have larger grains in that often end in you using more than enough to feel like it is actually doing the job of cleaning your skin.
The first few times I used this I was really pleased with it as my skin felt soft and clean, although admitted not much different to my usual Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Scrub. However with more and more use I'm finding my skin becomes very greasy very quickly afterwards which really isn't good for me as I have oily skin. Now that I have noticed this I notice the oiliness of my skin appears within an hour of using on the scrub.
I am very disappointed with the scrub as I was expecting a lot more from Soap and Glory, especially with the pore perfection facemask they have made. I really love Soap and Glory but think they should stick to doing body products rather than face products and I would only recommend this product to people with ridiculously good skin that doesn't matter what skincare you use or to people with dry skin.
My skin type: Very Pale,Sensitive,dry/combination skin.
i Really Wanted to love this scrub, it got raved about on youtube cosmetic videos, it sucks that it messed with my face and stripped it dry.
this scrub is about 7£ you can get it at boots, it can be found on sale sometimes for much cheaper.
The Package: is not like the picture above i would say the package is more slender but taller then the one in the picture it's 125ml. and it says ''scrub your nose in it'' on a pink squeeze tube with a flip up cap.
the picture on dooyoo is of a different product from the same range.. just clarifying..
i'm not one to like pink much, but i did like the vintage look of this product,as do many people.
The Product - when popping the cap open you can see this blue gritty thick cream, i personally love the color, the product can also be used as a mask not only a scrub, so this is pretty much a two in one product.. there are a lot more gritty pieces in it compared to other scrubs I've tried, so i made sure
to scrub lightly when i used it.. if your using it for a scrub you only need a penny size amount , if your using it as a mask you will need a 2p size amount at least.
the product doesn't spread very well, it says to apply on a slightly damp face but the cream drys on your face very quickly so you have to spread it out on your face as quickly as you can to save yourself from going back for more product. i've tried doing it this way and having my face more wet.
i found if my face is more wet it's much easier to apply and there is less pulling of the skin.
the product is a fruit-acid formula it says not to use it more then twice a week, you Massage gently in circular motions and rinse, then dry face then moisturize.
Crappy experience with product-
i only used this scrub once a week maybe one time twice a week, because knowing that my skin is sensitive i thought it would be safer to use it less then recommended.. after using it a couple of times, my sink felt cleaner but i also felt as if my pores got bigger, as if the grainy bits were scratching my pores or something weird... anyway, eventualy skin started to start burning near my nose and around the mouth areas the most, and there was loads of red bumps on my nose spreading to my cheek bones like some weird rash, my skin started to peel really badly for 2 weeks ( i stopped using it once i saw the bumps and saw redness) it felt like i had tiny scratches all over those areas and it would really burn when i put a light moisturizer non oil non fragrance on it.. it took awhile for the natural oils of my face to come back.. skin was very badly dry and no amount of moisturizer cream was helping.
it was like my skin got sucked dry..
it took a week and a half for the bumps to go away completely.
and it took 3 weeks for my face to stop peeling.
i scrubbed lightly with this stuff.. it was definitely way to strong for my face.
also the product smells of Mirror Cleaner ,very toxic smelling yet had a hint of SPA type smell in it.
it took me a couple of uses to get use to the smell.
to be totally honest I'm scared to use this product again... and i don't recommend it for anyone that has large pours,acne,dry skin or sensitive skin. i would say this scrub is good for people who have normal skin and dont normally have skin problems.. if you know you have weird skin, please stay away from this stuff it is way to strong a formula.
i hope to try Saint Ives Apricot scrub next, i hope it will be more gentle then this one.
This is great for skin with larger pores as it works as an oil-absorbing, brightening and pore cleaning mask, which refines pores and prevents blemishes.