Ok I think they need to make a YouTube video on the different ways to uses this sugar scrub. The first time I tried one was over two years and I hated it, tried using little pieces, it kept getting to wet and soggy and most wet right down the drain. Then about six months ago a mini one came in a gift box and tried it dry as a body buff, after a couple uses it became to hard and ruff. I grounded it up and mixed with shower gel and it turned into a sloppy mess( maybe to much shower gel) so last month I get a wild hair up my butt and ordered anyone, determined to find out what everyone was raving about. So this time I stuck it in one of the large black pots(1sugar scrub makes a little over half a pot) and sprayed just a splash of water in it. It makes a very thick paste and a little goes a long way. BEST SCRUB EVER! It's not moisturizing at all but my skin was so smooth afterwards. It seems to have large and small grits so it really polishes the body. My advise, buy one( I'd get it from UK , they are much cheaper) cut it in three or four large pieces and see which way works for you. Also is a good dry substitute for a foot Scrub. I've already bought two more to stock up.
I am a fan of Lush but this is unfortunately the first product of theirs I have strongly disliked. Like many others, I found it scratched my skin and left tiny scratch marks. It also, when wet, hardened to a rock-like consistency and when crumbled apart there were 'crystals' of grains in it that made it too painful to use.
It smells nice, and I used it on my feet to get some use out of it but I will definitely not be buying again or recommending it.
I just started working at LUSH for some seasonal cash, and the team of regular associates let me in on a tip for their solid sugar-based scrubs:
break off a piece, then mix with your favorite shower gel.
This goes great with the Grass shower gel. It makes it easier to smooth on (you don't lose grains as you are applying) and gets two steps done in one motion!
I really like this scrub, but I do agree that with no instruction it is a bit of a mystery as far as how to apply.
I purchased this when looking for something gentler than the sea salt scrub. It's an okay product, but not really worth the price. It's a pain to grind down and because it doesn't come in a package, I find myself wasting a lot. It's a mediocre exfoliater, smells nice and leaves skin feeling soft and smooth (but not for long). The product itself lasts quite a while though. Wouldn't recommend considering there are lots of cheaper drugstore alternatives.
Very impressed with this scrub , I have keratosis pilaris on my legs and thights , this scrub does smooth out my skin and make it look more even toned and clearer , the nasty red dots of KP condition are less noticable now , I followed it by sephora body butter .. It works great for me , if u need some too abraisive scrub for your stubborn skin this will help a lot , if u have delicate already perfect skin then save ur money this stuff isn't for u .. It's expensive for what u got I consume it up in 5 showers !! It costs around 10$ where I live .. And that's my only complain I wish they had it in bigger mold .. However I'm definitely repurchasing ;)
Break a very small part off, don't let it touch the water, then rub in. It's not that difficult. Don't rub hard, just rub softly. That should avoid scratching the skin. I've used it several times now and I have no scratches and almost my whole bar left. Bumps on my arms are gone. Ingrown hairs under arms, around bikini and backs of thighs are lessened. Skin feels amazingly soft. Scrubbed my legs before shaving (why would you do after??) and as a result I got a closer shave; stubble doesn't come back as fast. Best of all is the smell. Reminds me of grass. What a divine product. Skin has never been this soft.
Good gracious, all mighty! This smells fantastic! I see that this was painful for quite a few of you. I am dry as a bone from the neck down so I am all about some sandpaper scrubs, as long as it doesn't have salt.
I am so glad the SA warned me not to take the whole thing in the shower because if I had the same experience as some of you, I would have been hot. I do wish it came in a tub, though. I break pieces off and then put it in a LUSH soap dish lid and set it outside the shower until I am ready to use it.That is a pain, especially since I have curious cats that like to hang out in the bathroom while I am in the shower. At any rate, it's a nice little treat now and then but more trouble than it's worth.
I bought this scrub expecting it to leave my skin soft, smooth and blemish-free. It just scratched my skin and had the same effect as sandpaper would, but cost me more money. I dropped it in the bath by accident and it completely disintegrated despite immediately retrieving it.
This scrub might just work better on less sensitive skin than mine. I'm still looking for a body scrub to control random breakouts on my shoulders and back, I guess I'll have to keep looking.
I bought this product as it had mentioned it helped with cellulite, something I have become obsessed with banishing!
The girl in the shop had let me know not to take the full block in the shower as it would disolved, so I shaved a block off it and took that into the shower! WOW..... this item is quite abrassive and I can see why some people on here find it too harsh, however it my skin has never been so soft and my cellulite seemed alot less obvious after using it!
The smell is really fresh too and even though I use this every week (sometimes twice a week if applying fake tan), I still have over half a block left.
The only downfall, which seems consistent through-out these reviews, is that the item can be confusing to use, especially if you havent been explained by the SA. Would be much better if the ground it down to a power/scrub and put it in their black pots.
Also, the price isnt bad at all, considering its lasted me nearly 2 months!
Will be using this on my goosebumpy arms next!
this is best! but I found the best way to use it is to crush it up.....i put is in a plastic bag.... wrap that with a towel and beat the hell out of it with a hammer. I put in a container and then when Im ready to use i take a bit out and put in the top of the container....you dont want to dip wet hands in the container it will ruin it. With this method you have more of a lose sugar to scrub with its less abrasive or you can have bigger chunks (whichever you prefer) and if they are to hard if you put a little water on it will melt ( do not run under the water) just rub on your wet skin gently and then sqeeze it in your fingers and it will break up. All that being said nothing makes my skin feel better then this and I've tried alot of sugar/salt/ whutever scrubs. I know the key to this one is just finding an easy way to use it. I dont have any problems with scratching my skin or abrasiveness...just smooooooth soft skin! And if you break it up it last for a month or 2 depending on how often you use making it very inexpensive....just took one lippie off bc i have to take a hammer to it to get it ready for use.