Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Body Scrub Comparison and Review

The weather is perking up and you might have noticed I'm a tad excited! I actually feel like winter was pretty short - thankfully. I am definitely more of a Summer girl, the sunshine makes me happy and everything just looks so much prettier.
It's not long before the legs will be out and with all that skin on show I need to ensure it's nice and smooth. 


A good body scrub is a big part of my body care. I wear fake tan regularly and the best way to help it fade evenly and care for the skin properly is to exfoliate. Even when I haven't got tan on it's good to scrub off all the dead skin to keep it smooth. Nobody wants skin like a reptile at the end of the day!

I wanted to share 3 of my favourite body scrubs that I use to keep my skin scale free.

Sanctuary Spa Ultimate Salt Scrub
£11.50 for 650g


This one has the most luxury feel to it, the packaging is just lovely, the glass jar and the metal clasp make it feel more expensive than it is - it's great to keep and use for bits and pieces afterwards too.  I use this scrub mostly when I've had a proper soak in the bath and I'm having a real pamper.

The dead sea salt scrub exfoliates the dead cells and the jojoba, coconut and almond oils leave skin perfectly polished and moisturised. This isn't a great one to use if you are planning to shave your legs afterwards as the oils leave a bit of a residue behind but it's great that I don't have to add moisturiser or oil afterwards.

From something salty to something sweet...

Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub
£8 for 300ml


This scrub smells incredible. It has a fruity lime fragrance that really wakes me up if I use it in the morning. The mix of macadamia grains and smashed brown sugar scrubs away at the skin leaving it smooth while the sweet lime and almond oils moisturise the skin leaving behind a sweet scent on the skin. I use this one more regularly as it's not as abrasive as other scrubs and it's a little more gentle on the skin. 

Cocoa Brown Tough Stuff
£5.99 for 200ml


I love Cocoa Brown tan and their Tough Stuff Body scrub* is my favourite new addition to my bathroom. Firstly, it's pink - not just the bottle but the scrub itself is a lovely vibrant pink that's hard to miss!
It can be used regularly as the formula is quite funny so it's quite gentle. They advise 3-4 times a week but I keep it mainly for removing tan or for really dry areas as that's what it's best for. It's really great at removing stubborn tan that builds up.
The squeezy tube makes it really easy to use in the shower - even if I do splash pink up the tiles but hey - it looks pretty!

Using long sweeping strokes backwards and forwards with the product on your skin helps to remove old fake tan and deeply exfoliate. You can use it on dry skin too for a deeper exfoliation it this is obviously not recommended as often. 

What are your favourite body scrubs? 

*this product was kindly gifted to me for review but all thoughts are my own



  1. Wow love the sound of Sanctuary Spa's Ultimate Salt Scrub, the jar looks amazing. I've been on the hunt for a new scrub so will definitely be checking these out! Great post x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

  2. I only have the Soap and Glory one but I love the sound of Sanctuary's! :) The Body Shop do some lovely ones too xx

    Magpie Jasmine

    1. oh I need to try some Body shop ones, I love the scents they do! I bet some fruity ones really wake you up.

  3. Replies
    1. This is the only one I've tried but I really like it. I might need to try another when it runs out

  4. I love Cocoa Brown tough stuff, it's so good for getting rid of dead skin! I need to buy some more actually. The Sanctuary Spa one does look so luxurious :)

    India | Touchscreens & Beautyqueens