Product Type: Soap & Glory body care
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Scrub Your Nose In It
Soap & Glory Scrub Your Nose In It
Member Name: xxBeccaxx
Soap & Glory Scrub Your Nose In It
Advantages: Easy to apply/remove, really works at reducing pores, makes you feel really clean, nice minty smell.
Disadvantages: Absolutely none at all.
I have always heard excellent things about Soap And Glory Products but had yet to try them until I received a large box filled with them last Christmas. One of them included was this quirkily named, 'Scrub Your Nose In It' facial cleanser which is what this review will be based on.
*~* Price And Availability *~*
This product is available for purchase for £7.40 within Boots stores, however I have often seen this down to just £4.33 or included within a 3 for 2 offer and I'm sure after reading the review you will accept that this is not at all what may be considered a hefty price tag.
It is also available from Ebay but those are not guaranteed along with ASOS where it retails for £7.20. There is only one size available that I am aware of and that is 125ml which is a decent size I feel.
*~* Packaging *~*
To be honest at first I was not impressed by the packaging but the more I've used the priducts and enjoyed them the more it's grew on me. I love how it is pink and femenine and has lots of funky names. This one in particular is titled, ''Scrub Your Nose In It' simple, obvious but makes you smile. It's the little things.
It comes in a tube which I feel is pretty good, it is top down which means you aren't having to wait on the lotion falling down the tube, although I have to mention when you're coming to end it becomes difficult to get it out.
*~* The Cleanser *~*
On opening the flip cap you can smell a very faint mint sort of smell. This gets stronger as you are presented with a pretty thick, gritty type mixture that is a minty green colour. The smell is very strong almost like toothpaste. This is detectable throughout full use so if you're not a mint fan this isn't for you.
There are two ways this can be used, firstly it can be thinly applied to the skin, scrubbing in circular motions to rid the skin of any dead skin and immediately washing off. Alternatively there is my preferred method of usage which is as a mask. By liberally adding the cleanser to your face, scrubbing in circular motions on the way leave it applied for around 3-5 minutes as a clay mask.
By using it as a facewash I found that although it worked it was not enough for me and so I use it as a mask every couple of days. It doesn't have to be done this often I just find I get better results the more often I do use it.
It is gentle to apply and scrub, I found it enough to make my skin smooth and clean feeling. It again has a minty freshness to it and feels on your face like when you use mouthwash. It goes tingly and tight but you can really feel it working.
I found no problems with a rash or it being irritable but after around 5 minutes I find it starts to itch my face and so I remove it. I remove it by splashing on water and have no problems with it at all. I don't find it to stick or be uncomfortable in the slightest either on or with removing.
My first tube lasted 6 months with between daily and every second day usage which I feel is exceptional value for money.
*~* The Effect Of The Cleanser *~*
The tube states that this, 'Helps refine large pores and prevent blemishes' 'Leaves skin looking brighter and more radiant'. Being someone who has suffered large pores as long as I can remember I have actively tried a ton of various face scrubs, cleansers, toners, moisturisers to try and combat this and have yet to find anything. After my first application I found that my pores had reduced, it was only slightly but there was an improvement. After just a week my skin was smoother, my pores drastically reduced, my moisturiser soaked in more easily, I had a glow about me and generally my face was much better.
I cannot say that this has 'reduced blemishes' as I have never been one to have a lot of spots, however I do seem to have a couple of persistant ones that refuse to budge, so unless this is keeping all but these two at bay then it works but personally that was not the result I was really looking for.
It effectively cleaned my skin without being harsh. I find that having sensitive skin that sometimes I can end up with a rash or sore, dry and broken skin but this was not the case at all here. My skin was improved and felt so much better. I could feel it working at the time and afterwards the difference is definately noticable. I would also say that my mineral make up now goes on so much more easier than it used to, it also doesn't clog as I found it sometimes used to do as my skin is never dry or patchy.
I use this all over, despite it being aimed at the t-zone, chin and nose area. I have found absolutely no adverse affects of doing this and have found that my whole face looks better rather than just selected areas.
*~* Conclusion *~*
In conclusion I am a huge fan of this scrub. It is effective and gentle whilst not irritating, the product is not tested on animals which is another fabulous point to note, it actually really works for once! The price is reasonable for how long the tube lasts, it is easy to apply and remove from the skin, there is two options of use, it honestly feels like you've been to a spa. It tingles and feels really clean whilst having a minty freshness that is perfect to wake you up.
For me I willl continue to use this as long as possible. It is something that although would normally be out of my price range I am more than happy to purchase because of the fact it works. Whilst considering how well it works I definately give this 5 stars. An amazing product that works perfectly.
Summary: An excellent facial cleanser I would recommend everyone gives a go.