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. 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.
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