Monday, December 26, 2011
Review - Bath & Body Works Sugar Scrub
I've been curious about sugar scrubs for a while now, have tried a few from the handcrafted soap shops I've ordered from. I used to think scrubs were just a waste of a product to get you to buy more things. Thought they were for high maintenance girlie girls who have to primp and preen. But after trying the few I have, I think there really is some purpose to scrubs, and I really do think they work. I get rough dry patches now and then, and have found scrubs really do polish and smooth such spots.
When I saw this jar in my birthday gift, I was super excited. I didn't even know Bath & Body Works HAD sugar scrubs?! The scent of this is fantastic . . . which is a good thing because hubby also got me body wash, lotion, and a candle in this scent. Unfortunately, that was all I liked about this product.
I will admit, my skin was smooth after using this scrub. However, there was SO much oil. I had noticed when I was trying to rinse off that there was still such an oily residue all over me, and the tub. I grabbed my shower pouf and tried to lather up with my current bar of Beguile soap (which lathers like a dream!) and could barely get anything. While drying off I couldn't help but wonder what kind of oily mess the towel was going to be. And even after drying, my skin was slightly oily. Maybe I just used too much of the product?? I don't know. It was so hard to get anything workable out of the jar because of it's near liquid consistency.
The tub remained rather slippery even after I rinsed it for a while with really hot water, and even after the menfolk of the house took their showers, and it was still slicker than usual the next day after taking my next shower. Not good. Even the jar has stayed an oily, slippery mess on the outside, not matter how many times I rinse it with hot water and wipe it with paper towels.
EPIC FAIL, Bath & Body Works.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on this product . . . if you've tried it, if you've been considering it, or even just scrubs in general. Any good (and affordable) ones you'd recommend?