As much as I wanted to like this one, I don't. The sugar granuals are very big and rough---too much so. And using this feels like rubbing cut glass on the skin. Ouch! It also does not dissolve well in the shower. The only thing I liked about it in the end was the fragrance.
I got this as a sample along with some other fresh products. Like other readers, I disliked the consistency of it. The sugar felt too rough to the skin and it was too oily for my liking. I dislike making such a big mess in my shower after using this product. It just dripped everywhere.
I worked for a store that sold the Fresh products. I had always heard about the cult following that this product had, so I was beyond excited to try it. I had saved up; it was quite a splurge at $65. It was beyond disappointing. Not only because of the cost, but for the consistency. It was way too oily and the sugar was very jagged and rough. I am super dry and it just felt nasty on the skin. It is a shame because I love the way it smells and LOVE fresh as a brand but don't waste your money! I wish Fresh would come back with their other body scrub, it was more of a paste consistency and AMAZING. It was called SugarBlossom.
Not a horrible product, but it definitely wasn't worth the price tag. I couldn't tell much of a difference in my skin after using it. I wish it exfoliated more (larger granules?). The scent was decent. Smelled lightly of brown sugar and flowers, but I don't think it left any scent on my skin after I used it, either. I didn't find it too oily. In fact, I think I wished it were more oily because my skin is so dry and I don't think this helped very much at the end of the day. I think Bath & Body Works has a more effective body scrub and for $53 less than this product!
Fresh performed well on my body but was not easy to clean the show when I was finished. It was a little too oily and messy for me.
Okay product but I will not buy again.
Too oily, no matter how you stir it. And the granules are bit too big for my liking. Also, the smell is so overpowering.
The thing that really bothers me about this scrub is the oily, it makes it hard to hold onto the jar it comes in.
I think this is a fine exfoliant to use in the shower. However, it's not any better than homemade olive oil/sugar or honey/sugar scrub IMO. Love the scent, hate the fact that it costs $65 and it's on my skin for just a couple of minutes.
I don't think I could make this at home for $65, counting the time it takes to order the ingredients separately. So, if you are completely in love with it, I guess it's worth the cash. I think, however, you can make a reasonable dupe of it by adding a little citrus oil and Vitamin E oil to a blend of olive oil and brown sugar.
Here are the ingredients, if you want to whip up your own:
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL
SIMMONDSIA CHINENESIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OIL
PASSIFLORA INCARNATA SEED OIL
PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) OIL
CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL
CITRUS MEDICA VULGARIS PEEL OIL
LITSEA CUBEBA FRUIT OIL
CYMBOPOGON SCHOENANTHUS OIL
Really? I don't see the hype. I really didn't like this. The sugar grains were too big and the base too oily. I much prefer e-tailer scubs over this and this is pretty expensive! Such a disappointment. Oh, well.
*edit* Ok, I gave it another shot and I think this is pretty nice, except it's still way too expensive.
I absolutely love this scrub! I use it all over and it doesn't irritate my skin...even after I shave! The smell is very fresh, and the oils which I thought would be *too much,* are perfect for hydrating the skin after exfoliating it. It's rather expensive, however I see the jar lasting me awhile. The only thing that I don't like is the packaging. It's a heavy jar which tends to be slippery, however I would definitely buy it again.
This sugar scrub has done wonders for my feet! But, it also leaves my skin so silky soft and lightly scented. It's the only scrub I've used that doesn't irritate my pores after I shave my legs-- no stinging sensation! I also use the scrub on my upper arms and it does a nice job exfoliating the dryer spots. I love the product, but the price is steep. I also purchased the little wooden spoon that's available. Before I was scooping too much product out and felt like I was wasting it.