Annabella's Review - Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub 450ml

By

Mar 20, 2011 Bath & Body , 12 Comments

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile you may (or may not) have noticed that I don’t often review Soap & Glory stuff. I recently had a look at my categories list and I’ve only done two S&G posts, one in 2009 and one last year. I know a lot of bloggers really like S&G and I’m probably going to get lynched for the saying this, but the range really doesn’t inspire me, hence the lack of posts. I know it seems strange considering most of what they do would be right up my street but for some reason I struggle to get excited about their stuff.

I do guest posts for Canadian beauty blog Cinnamon Kitten and recently did a review for Soap & Glory Scrub Actually. I thought it was okay and couldn’t find anything wrong with the scrub – it just did nothing for me. I guess the other issue I have with S&G is that they churn out so much stuff and a lot of it looks quite samey. Am I the only one that feels this way? I bought three S&G scrubs during Boots 3 for 2 so I will also be reviewing the Breakfast Scrub at some point too. Anyway onto this review…

As far as packaging goes it can’t go unnoticed how much effort S&G put into it and I love the sturdy 450 ml tub the scrub comes in. It also doesn’t come with a stupid foil lid but a flushed plastic cover, ideally it would come with a little tab attached too but I can live with it. This is scented with sweet lime and it goes right up your nose when you lift the cover off. It’s a refreshing smell like a nice margarita or daiquiri cocktail. This scrub itself is quite creamy and gritty as promised with ‘smashed’ brown sugar and macadamia grains. There was a little pool of almond oil when I opened it up but it’s not a oily scrub so you won’t have any residue on your skin afterwards and it doesn’t make the bath slippery.

The consistency is nice and thick and a little goes a long way. I used it on wet and dry skin and both methods were effective although using it on dry skin made the exfoliation rougher which is my preference of course. What I really like about this is that the sugar and macadamia grains are consistent throughout so you don’t have to worry about mixing it it up. My skin felt very soft and really refreshed afterwards and the strong lime scent really gives you the feeling of being clean.

I’ve read lots of other reviews of this scrub and I can see why it’s so popular. It’s a good, basic scrub and ideal for anyone who is new to the concept of using body scrub or exfoliation in general. It’s also priced just shy of a tenner at £9.45 which considering the tub size represents good value for money to me. I have to say I’m surprised I liked this so much as I didn’t think it would live up to it’s hype. I wouldn’t say that I’m doing a total 360 on how I feel about S&G but I will be more enthusiastic about trying some of their other stuff.

Obviously this isn’t a one woman show, I’d love to hear what you think of Soap & Glory!


Comments

  • G A B Y
    Mar 20, 2011 at 1:48 am Reply

    The texture looks interesting x

  • Annabella
    Mar 20, 2011 at 8:25 am Reply

    Hello Gaby! – It is a nice texture and smells edible too!

  • Debbie
    Mar 20, 2011 at 8:59 am Reply

    Have to say I have never really gone in for body scrubs, I am not that happy with my body so it doesnt get the attention it probably should, but your blog is tempting me I might become a convert yet, this does sound lovely from your description. xx

  • Annabella
    Mar 20, 2011 at 9:19 am Reply

    Hey Debbie – I know what you mean. I’m not happy with my body shape either but not exfoliating isn’t an option for me. I’m a total cow bag if I go more than a few days without using some kind of scrub. If you’ve never used scrubs before I would suggest going for one in a tube first because the ones in tubs can be a bit fiddly. xoxo

  • sweetlikejelly
    Mar 20, 2011 at 10:21 am Reply

    Great Review!

  • LeanneOCD
    Mar 20, 2011 at 10:30 am Reply

    Great review Annabella. I really want to try the S&G Breakfast Scrub. But I’m using up Elemis Lime & Ginger and Philosophy Coconut Salt scrubs at the moment. I can’t justify buying another scrub, even if they are on 3 for 2 at Boots!! ;o( I think a S&G one will be my next scrub purchase x

  • Annabella
    Mar 20, 2011 at 11:20 am Reply

    Oooh Leanne – What is the Elemis Lime & Ginger one like???? I’ve wanted to try it but the price put me off x

  • thebristolbeautyblog
    Mar 20, 2011 at 12:08 pm Reply

    Fab review! I’m with you on not being wowed by Soap and Glory. I’ve bought it as presents for loads of people, but I’ve only ever used their lipgloss myself. I agree, that they have such a huge range of products, I’m never sure which one I should be buying. Saying that, this scrub sounds great – I want to sniff the lime, and I hate scrubs that leave a residue. I’m popping in to town this afternoon – may have to detour past Boots to check this out!
    xx

  • Annabella
    Mar 20, 2011 at 1:54 pm Reply

    Hey BBB! – I’m so glad I’m not the only one that feels that way about S&G. I really thought I was going to get loads of comments saying otherwise as everyone always raves about them. If you like lime then you will like this it’s quite refreshing. Boots detour sounds like a good idea!

    xoxo

  • Annabella
    Mar 20, 2011 at 8:02 pm Reply

    Hey SLJ – Thanks for stopping by x

  • Running8
    Jul 25, 2011 at 4:00 pm Reply

    Great review. Agree with S&G having a lot of almost samey products but this scrub is fabulous and well worth the money. In the past few weeks it hasn’t been on the shelves in Boots stores and after contacting Customer Services today, apparently, it has been discontinued!! I am a skin product lover and this is a massive favourite….deeply saddened if it doesn’t make a return to Boots shelves asap!!!

  • Annabella
    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:12 pm Reply

    Oh no really discontinued? I better check my Boots to see if there are any left! Thanks for the heads up. xoxo

Leave a Reply