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!