I’m back after a bit of a whirlwind few weeks and what better way than to celebrate my return to something I love than with a review? This product is actually a sample/gift I recieved in my Christmas LUSH haul, and I haven’t been able to find in store recently; but needless to say it’s something I loved using. As most of you would know from my recent blogs, I absolutely adore scrubs of any description. I have a serious problem with my dry and uneven skin and I find this is also the best way to get any fake tan that I might be using off my skin before starting a nice fresh lot. The LUSH Sugar Scrub isn’t exactly what I was expecting, having used their lip scrubs it was kind of expected, at least on my part that it be a crumbly mess that I could just sort of throw around – instead it’s actually a solid block. In some ways this has been a good, in others not so great. It certainly doesn’t have the coverage a small couple of handfuls would say with Frank, but at the same time I have been using this small block every second day for a couple of weeks now and it’s still got a little bit of life left in it which does mean that despite how small it may seem; the product does last.
I think it goes without saying that this product isn’t gentle on the skin. The fact that it’s a solid block alone gives that much away, but even though it differs from other scrubs that I have used in the past, I’d have to say that it’s getting a big thumbs up from me regardless. The small block does fit in the palm of your hand and it doesn’t take much effort at all to buff away a tan or some dry skin, or even just for general exfoliation between waxing or shaving. The oils it contained also didn’t irritate my skin but help bring a little moisture back to it. While it’s not the nicest smelling product around (I really hate the smell of fennel), it’s certainly one of the better exfoliants I’ve used recently. It’s mess free unlike Frank which while I do love it, it makes one hell of a mess, and it stores away really easily, I just pop it back in it’s little plastic container and store it in the cupboard between uses so it doesn’t melt in the shower and it’s always good to go the next time I need to use it.
At the end of the day I would place this product among my favorite exfoliation products. While it doesn’t stand up against water and I can say that you can practically kiss it goodbye in your hands if you do accidentally put it under the shower head, if used on wet skin and stored correctly there’s a lot of life in these little babies. They’re rough which is exactly what my skin needs and they’re vegan. For $6.50 these are the sorts of things that you really can’t go wrong with particularly if you have skin struggles like I do, I’ve noticed over the last two weeks my skin around my elbows and knees has really softened up and the dry patches on my shoulders and arms have vanished, and considering that’s progress from where I was at this might very well be one of my new favourites. I’ll be back tomorrow with a review of a product suggested to me by a reader, to you know, try to make up for missing Saturday and well, the last months’ worth of blogs, hopefully I’ll be seeing you then.