Product review: Soap and Glory Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub


Today I’m going to review Soap and Glory Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub. When I was staying with my friend last month in Australia I was examining the products in her shower, as you do, and I opened up this body scrub. The smell was amazing, I almost wanted to eat it – it’s a maple scent, and it smells just like maple syrup. She said it not only smelled great but made her skin smooth, and I was sold. My skin on my legs, upper arms, and butt can be rough, so I was excited by the prospect of making them nice and soft. The tub is 300ml, and it cost me $18.95 Australian dollars, ($20.50 NZD) at Mecca Cosmetica. Unfortunately Mecca in New Zealand doesn’t stock Soap and Glory, but I have emailed them asking them to, so hopefully they’ll realise there’s a demand and stock it. That might be wishful thinking though. I’ve been using it once or twice a week now for a month and I don’t seem to have made much of a dent, so I think it will last me for quite a while. Image Soap and Glory describe it on their website as follows: 

SMOOTHIE STAR BREAKFAST SCRUB: OAT, SHEA BUTTER AND SUGAR BODY SMOOTHER. Exfoliator with organic cupuacu bio scrubs, bananas, almond and honey extracts. Features a great new maple fragrance.

Being the curious person that I am, I had to look up to see what ‘organic cupuacu bio scrubs’ are, and it turns out that Cupuaçu (Theobroma grandiflorum) is a tropical rainforest tree related to cacao. The cacao tree’s seeds are cocoa beans, which we all know and love as that’s the origin of chocolate. The pulp of Cupuacu seeds are very hyrdating according to Wikipedia, which partially explains why this scrub is so moisturising. I’ve tried other body scrubs before that left my skin feeling dry and tight, but I don’t get that effect at all using this product. Shea butter is also a very moisturising ingredient which is present in the product, as is Glycerin which is the first ingredient. A full ingredient list can be found here.

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The inside of a Cupuacu fruit, in case you’re interested

I keep the scrub in my shower, to remind me to use it regularly – otherwise it would likely sit in my box of products that may never get used up, and that would be a real waste. I’ve taken to using it when my conditioner is in my hair, as it helps me to fill in a couple of minutes. I just scoop up a bit in my fingers, rub it between my hands to soften it and rub it onto my skin, before rinsing off. I have to be careful to rinse out the bath as it can make a bit of a mess and I don’t want to make a slipping hazard in there as a result of my quest for beauty Since starting to use this scrub I have noticed a real improvement in the texture of the skin on my body, both the way that it feels as well as how it looks. I used it on my legs before shaving the other day and they felt considerably softer because all of the dead and dry skin had been removed. I plan to keep using it regularly during this winter, so that my skin stays soft and smooth. Often I get to summer and feel like I need to intensely scrub all the dry, flaky, skin off my body, but this time I’m going to stay on top of it! It seems that other people agree with me about this great scrub, after 24 reviews on MakeupAlley it has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5, and 91% would buy again. If you can find somewhere where this scrub is sold, I would definitely recommend that you buy it to get silky smooth and delicious smelling skin. Lena x

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  • This looks lovely! I am already noticing the dry legs whenever the tights finally come off.

    Jasmin Charlotte

  • It’s only about 8 pounds in the UK, and I can see that you live in London, so I’d definitely recommend picking it up. We’re just starting to get into tights weather here, booo.

  • This sounds great, who doesn’t want a scrub that smells like maple syrup! might have to give it a try 🙂

  • I love this post – so want to get my hands on that scrub! yummy! 🙂
    Love the blog too! Followed you on twitter and bloglovin! Keep em coming 🙂 XO
    Kershia (www.catwalkcult.com)

  • Enjoyed the read! I love this range! Now we know what’s next on my list! Also fasinated by the Cupuacu fruit!!
    Levi x
    http://levijade.blogspot.co.uk

  • Lena, where abouts in Aus can you find this? I’m going there soon

    • I wanna try this so bad! Hmm… would be pricey to bring over from the UK =(

      • lenatalksbeauty

        Yeah it would be. Mecca Cosmetica NZ said to me they weren’t planning on bringing it here, but you can buy from meccacosmetica.com.au and have it shipped here.

    • lenatalksbeauty

      I got it at Mecca Cosmetica in Melbourne. Where are you going?

      • Melbourne 🙂

        • lenatalksbeauty

          Oh cool! There are so many good makeup shops there

          • And its crazy cheap too! Chemist warehouse and priceline here I come ..hehe.

  • You can buy S & G from Kit Cosmetics too are around Australia. I think they were recently merged/bought out with Mecca. I haven’t tried this scrub but my S & G faves are Hand Food (hand cream), Clean On Me (moisturiser) and the pressed powder called One Heck of a Blot. They have a few pressed powder’s. I really miss popping into Boots to buy S & G. Thanks for the review. I’ll definitely buy this next time I’m lookung fir a scrub. I’m using MOR Apothecary Sugar Rose Tiger Lily scrub and it’s lovely.