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This product goes well with the Body shop face Wash and is a really great product that cleans and leaves your skin feeling refreshed. I got this with the face wash one Christmas and have found that it works great in helping to keep your skin looking and feeling good. I would say although it was quite a harsh product and advise people with more delicate skin not to use it as it could dry out your skin or cause irritation. Also because of this I would advise if you do get it to only use it once a day at the most otherwise again it could have the potential to dry out your skin. Overall I would say this is a first class product that just like all other body shop products I have tried it does what it says and also leaves your skin in a really good condition.
For the past couple of Christmases I have received loads of miniature health and Beauty products. This trend was started by my girlfriend as a gentle hint to look after myself better. Normally I don't think that I will ever use them. Face scrub is one of the products that I always receive. I have tried probably five or six different scrubs over the last two years, but I have never actually gone out and paid for one of the products I tried. This Scrub changed all of that.
The body Shop for men face scrub is part of the body shop for men products. Other products in the range include Face protector, Face Wash and Shaving cream. All of these products were included in my Christmas gift.
I have always found the other scrubs I have tried to be too harsh on the face This does not feel like that, instead after scrubbing my face feels refreshed. The Scrub is a quite a thick white cream, which smells quite manly. The scrub contains several key ingredients that are good for the face. The scrub contains vitamins A, E and B5, which helps to protect and conditions the skin. Another ingredient is Crushed Rise, which is where the scrub gets the scrubby bits. This helps to remove dead skin and clean the skin whilst helping to avoid getting in growing facial hairs, which I am sure any man will agree, can be painful. The final key ingredient is sesame oil, which helps to moisten the skin whilst also providing the scrub with its distinctive aroma.
So its got all these ingredients in it but how do you use it? You do not need a large amount of this product, normally I use just about enough to cover one of my finger tips. After putting some on my finger I then rub it in the plams of my hands and then gently put the product onto my face. Whilst I was doing this the sink is filling and my flannel is soaking in nice hot water. I then take the flannel and gently scrub the cream away from my face. Its as easy as that. My girlfriend always preaches to me to use the scrub about 20minutes before having a shave as the scrub brings out the little annoying in growing hairs. I have found this to be very good advice and I stopped receiving these since I started scrubbing frequently.
One of the things that people care about the most in the modern society is ethical companies and products. The body shop is one of the most ethical companies that comes to mind. This products sesame oil comes from a farming community in Nicaragua. Each time this product is bought it helps to provide a valuable source of income to the area. Body shop has been using this oil since 1993.
So how much does it cost? The scrub costs £7 for a 100ml tube, which is probably a good price for the product. However this gets better when my partner had a voucher for a 20% discount at the body shop from one of the girly magazines. This allowed me to get the product for £5.60. I am told that these kind of vouchers appear in ladies magazines frequently.
Normally when I go into shops like these I feel uneasy, however my recent experience of visiting to replace my Christmas gift was very pleasant and I found myself looking around for other products that I could possibly try. Maybe next time that I go and visit the body shop it will be more than the scrub that I will be walking out with. This is a product that I can see myself buying over and over. The hardest thing is getting into the routing of remembering to Scrub around twice a week.
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I tend to use mens face products as I feel they have simplier ingredients. My partner gets loads of products & aftershaves for Xmas and never ever uses them, much to my annoyance. So I decided I will try this product which was in a gift with facial wash, after shave balm and a moisturiser.
Compared to womens products I felt this one did the trick better than most that I have tried. My skin felt soft and smooth. My moisturiser sunk in better and I felt my whole complexion looked a lot better.
I have tried some harsh products in the past this one is just right. You don't need to use a lot of the product as little goes a long long. Basically this product lasted me six months.
I feel exfoilating is a really important part of a skin care regime. It removes the layers of dead skin cells so instead of moisturising dead skin cells you are moisturising new one.
Overall a great product for men & women alike.
Before I met my other half, I have to confess that I wasn't a true metrosexual. I talked a good game, but failed on that one crucial test - Grooming.
My family background is rooted firmly in the east end of London. As far as most of them were concerned, grooming was something that happens to a horse. For me to have spent good money on scrubs, moisturisers, face protectors etc would have led to, how can I put it... raised eyebrows. I can hear it now: "What's wrong with a bar of soap and hot water? Think you're a film star do you?"
But over the years, my partner has introduced me (nagged me in to submission) to a range of grooming products, so that I can truly fulfil my metrosexual credentials. She recently bought me a For Men gift set from The Body Shop, as we are both becoming more ethically and environmentally conscious when it comes to the products we buy. My partner in particular is more and more concerned about animal testing and buys almost exclusively from Body Shop and Lush.
The Body Shop Face Scrub for men comes in a 100ml tube, which costs £7.00. It contains multivitamins A, E and B5 and says on the front "Gentle exfoliation to smooth skin, remove dull skin cells and help draw out impurities". The back of the tube says "Crushed rice gently exfoliates and Community Trade sesame oil moisturises".
I was curious to know what Community Trade meant so I looked up the product on the Body Shop website. It is their fair trade scheme, where they work with marginalized communities all over the world, and provides their suppliers with reasonable wages, business advice and a long-term relationship, which builds respects and also allows these communities to develop a sustainable growth plan. The sesame oil in this product comes from Nicaragua, and provides income to a remote area of small-scale farmers.
As I said, this sort of information is becoming more and more important to my partner and I, and so it can be used knowing that not only has it not been tested on animals but is also generating (in a very small way) a little bit of extra wealth for those less fortunate than us.
I always find the packaging from the Body Shop very attractive for some reason. I think it is the simplicity of the design, and their men's range is especially good. Some will just think it is nothing to write home about but I like it. This face scrub comes in a slightly off cream tube, with green and orange lettering. The lid is transparent, and the scrub does not gather and gunge up the hole.
But what is it like to use? Well, here comes the science bit.
Before using, I wash my face with the face wash from the same range and warm water, then squirt a little onto my index and middle finger. The amount I need is probably about the size of a 20p coin, although other people may need more or less. The scrub is white, and smells fresh, masculine and a little bit like almonds.
I rub it between the same fingers on my other hand and apply liberally. I suffer a lot from dry skin, which can become itchy and irritable, so a good scrub will usually have instant effects for me. I apply the scrub around my problem areas, which tends to be my nose and just above my eyebrows. Although I concentrate on this area, I always cover my whole face and neck in it, without needing to go back for a second squirt, that means that the tube should last quite a long time.
It is a little different from other scrubs I've used. Whereas other scrubs usually have lots of little grains that feel gritty all over your face, the grains of rice in this scrub are quite big, so you don't always feel them when you are rubbing. I was a bit worried about this at first because when I have a scrub with something grittier, I feel cleaner and was worried that although this scrub would remove the dead skin and impurities, I might not feel sufficiently clean afterwards.
I rub the scrub in for about a minute and begin rinsing it off. It takes a few rinses to come off and can feel a little bit pasty while doing it. The water seems to dilute it at first without removing it. However, when I do get it all off and dry my face, the results are impressive.
I feel smooth and, most importantly, clean. I was also amazed at how moisturised my face felt as well. I'm used to having to use a scrub and then have a separate moisturiser afterwards. But with this scrub, there is no need to take two bottles into the shower!
For best results, as with any scrub, I think it is best to make sure you shave first. I think the scrub works better for it, and you can feel the benefit more afterwards. The description on the Body Shop website also says that it is best to use it twice a week.
So, is it worth it? I'm sure there are some out there who will think £7.00 a little overpriced for a facial scrub. On balance though, you get your money's worth because of the length of time that the tube will last. You don't need to use a lot of it and it has all of the desired effects. I could not feel one rough patch of skin. The scent is attractive and you feel refreshed after using it. You also have that peace of mind that you are using a natural product. The larger grains are slightly strange at first, but once you get used to it you stop worrying that it isn't scrubbing your face as much.
On the downside, it is a little difficult to rinse off, and I think this is probably because of the moisturiser in it. The moisturiser did leave me a little greasier than I perhaps would have liked, but my skin did feel good.
So, all together a very good product at what I consider to be a good value for money price from a generally excellent range. Perhaps not the best facial scrub I have ever used, but definitely one worth trying again. Now, I wonder if I can convert those eastenders...
This was my first attempt at using men's skin care other than facial soap. After using the BodyShop scrub compared to other brands you can really tell the difference. The bodyshop scrub is a bitter cheaper and thinner in consistency. It also uses big bits of pumice that can really scrub a little too hard. I prefer a more consistent, finely ground scrub myself. It works alright but there are better brands out there if you're willing to pay a bit more.
Soap and water, that is all we were told to use. After all men don’t use cosmetics. Wrong, this product is almost a must for your skincare regime. Guys don’t talk between themselves about this kind of product. Believe me it is essential. First of all soap is pretty good, even though it gets some seriously bad press at times, to start of with. With this product, however, you take the skin to a much better condition. For those die-hard, men who don’t use any cosmetics, think of it as sandpaper for the face. Firstly it takes of the dead skin cells allowing the soap to clean the face properly. Secondly it removes the plugs from minor spots and pimples allowing for them to disappear quite rapidly. Thirdly it makes your skin feel soft and blemish free, always an advantage when a woman rubs her hand against your face. And last of all, it gives your skin a healthy glow. I would only suggest using this product once a week and not on any heavy pimples. The benefits are instant and long term. The packaging is masculine and discreet. I would, most definitely, recommend this product, as a must, in any gent’s toilet bag. All my friends are already, dedicated users.