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*
Ugh.What do I hate most about this scrub?I can't even decide.The brown sugar granules require mixing with the essential oils they sit in before you use it,and while they do only a *decent* job of exfoliating they fall off mid-scrub to your shower floor,just waiting for you to slip on them.They're too big to stay in place and do the job.The oils do not rinse away and left me feeling like I was a serving of shrimp scampi,all soaked in butter and the greasy feeling stayed long after my shower.(I know I know,those are the "special healing oils".Whatever.)It left a thick film on my skin and did not come off!HATE,HATE,HATE.And as for the promises of it leaving your skin glowing?Well,it left me red as a lobster from the irritation,and my skin has never been even the least bit sensitive to any product or scrub.What an overpriced hoax.I was stupid enough to pay $62.00 for a simple tub of oil and sugar that didn't even smell that great.Pass.
Pleasing lemon+orange peel fragrance with an ultra rich oil base. So rich that I don't need to apply moisturizer after using this scrub. I find the sugar crystals a bit too large and sharp - feels more like a sea salt scrub in texture...and I lose a lot of product if I have the shower running at full blast. I don't love the product enough to splurge on it myself - I'd love it as a birthday gift though!
I love this scrub so much that I can go through a jar in 2 weeks. It leaves the skin so soft that you can skip the moisturizer afterwards. It is expensive for a body scrub but I haven't managed to find a better one yet.
In my opinion, the only thing this scrub really has going for it is the nice smell. As for the actual performance of this product... well, quite honestly, it's no better or worse than a good drug store scrub. Will not repurchase.
Fresh's 'brown sugar body polish' leaves me feeling ambivalent. There is no denying that it smells fantastic--the citrusy scent and its lasting power is unparalelled and completely indulgent--but its effectiveness worries me. The beads are so large that applying with a sponge is out of the question, but will it get the job done if applied with hands? If not, I'd rather blend brown sugar with lemon juice myself to savor the scent and save myself $65.
HG item for me! I love the smell, the feel, the effect, everything! Everytime I start to get those red bumps on my upper arms, I make sure to use this scrub, and they go away after 2-3 uses. Also leaves skin silky smooth, and smelling fantastic.