i thought the origins salt scrub was for wimps, so i told the salesperson i wanted something strong. well i got what i asked for - if i threw myself down a gravel driveway, i don't think it would feel much different than this scrub. it smells great, and a good amount for the price (i paid $60), but really, i could throw myself into a gravel pit for free.
Very coarse, but very nice body scrub. Too expensive, though!
Very mixed reviews for this product but needless to say, I LOVE IT!
The scrubs I used prior didn't moisturize enough. This one is perfect. Yes, it does leave a small film of oil on skin but that's just perfect for cold winter months when my skin is extra dry. This product just saves me the extra step of having to moisturize. I usually scrub before going to sleep, so by morning my skin is just smooth and the oil has already sunk into my skin.
Those of you who are complaining about your slippery tub -- I have the perfect solution! The scrubbing bubbles automatic shower cleaner, press the blue button, get out of the tub and ta taaaa the tub is clean!
A terrible body scrub. The mixture and texture are terrible and ineffective. A very rough scrub (and I don't have sensitive of fragile skin as such). The mixture does not stay on your skin while you do the scrubbing either. All around a terrible product from Fresh. I returned the one I purchased and will never re-purchase!
The lemon-sugar scent of this scrub is just amazing and it's so refreshing to have a company making products that are not full of fillers and artificial junk. To those who complain that you have to stir it first, well duh! Sugar and oils don't have the same density so they separate. There are plenty of other things that separate when they're sitting on a shelf, so what's the big deal? Should it come with a spatula, yeah, but I just keep a teeny bamboo spooon I got for cheapies at the Fresh shop in Boston in my bathroom and I can use it for all the things I've got that need stirring before use.
This does leave an sheeny oil finish on your skin after use if you don't stay in the shower too long after rinsing off, but I love that because I don't have to moisturize afterwards. If you want a clean-rinsing scrub (and sometimes you prefer that, especially if doing a pre-shave exfoliation or you'll be wearing something satiny that will pick up oils from your skin) try Ocean Salt Scrub from Lush...
I love this stuff! It exfoliates my skin and makes it feel like silk. I also love the smell of it. Definitely an HG for me.
While the ingredients list in this scrub is impressive, I cannot justify the crazy expensive price. You have to remember, this is a product that is used in the shower/bath, therefore all those expensive ingredients are on your skin for a fleeting moment before the majority of it washes down the drain. Assuming you use a towel to dry off after your shower, whatever may still be on your skin will get taken off by your towel for the most part. Seems like a lot of money for all that...I'm all for using more expensive products with great ingredients for things that actually stay on your skin for long periods of time i.e. facial creams, eye treatments, body lotions, but in this case Bath and Body works sugar scrubs, which are much, much, cheaper, and do the same job, are a better buy. They do not have all of the essential oils as Fresh, but do have some, and great fragrances. They still exfoliate and moisturize which is the main thing in my opinion. And as far as the smell of Fresh's scrub...ugh, all I can think of is Lemon Pledge furniture polish.
I managed to get this on sale yesterday! It was still twenty odd pounds half-price! I wouldn't be able to justify it full price unless I were rich so I'll probably never buy it again (maybe some one else will buy one for me ;)) It is beautiful though. I know some reviewers think that this exfoliator is a cheap sugar/oil combo but really it's not...! Some companies charge exorbitant prices for what basically amounts to chemical filth whichis likely to do more harm than good. If you look at the ingredient list for this you will see that it has some very luxurious (not to mention expensive) oils in it. I tried it for the first time today in the bath and I was really very impressed. The texture is good but it has to be well mixed first as the oils and sugar granules naturally separate. I was a bit miffed that it doesn't come with a spatula...at this price (even half-price) you'd think Fresh'd throw in a spatula to mix it with!! The smell is, to my nose at least, heavenly and hard to describe. It is like being in an orange grove that's overlooked by a beautiful garden of exotic blooms! Plus, it left my skin so so so soft!
I know some have found the grains too harsh...well, I have sensitive skin and I do ok as long as I just massage gently with the product. If this were not so expensive I'd buy it over and over in a heartbeat!! :)
The only reason I wouldn't buy it again is because I think it's overpriced.
The actual product I liked very much. It's true that the granules don't stick to your skin very well - I put some on a washcloth or loofah and use that instead of putting directly on the skin. Works much better. If you're prone to oily skin, this probably isn't the best product for you. I loved the oils in it, however, and it made my skin feel soooo soft and smooth. I used it on my face (even though you're probably not supposed to) and I had a nice, healthy glow after I got out of the shower. Normally my winter complexion sans-makeup is sort of corpse-like, so I was very pleased.
I think it smells great, but if you aren't a person who likes lotions and perfumes that smell like food, you will want to avoid this.
I wish the packaging was different - I would prefer a squeeze tube, perhaps, but I don't know how feasible that would be with the thickness of the product. Plus, the oil and the granules tend to separate. In the tub, you can mix a little of both, no problem, but in the tube that would be rather difficult. I don't know what the solution is, but I'm not that fond of the tub.
Make it stop!!! A kind Sephora girl was raving about this and she made me a sample. The smell did not bother me until I used the product. The sample made its way so fast to the garbage after that. *tramatized*