Lush Sugar Scrub

I love scrubs. If I could choose only 5 beauty products to use for the rest of my life, a good body scrub would be in that list for sure. My skin isn't particularly flaky but it can get really dry, especially during the winter, and as I don't use body lotion I rely on scrubs to keep my skin feeling silky smooth. Judging by my success with the Lush solid shampoo bars, I thought it was about time to branch out into their body care. I picked up the Sugar Scrub, which is a solid body scrub made up of sugar, grated ginger and fresh fennel.

I was informed by one the sales assistants to simply break off a chunk of scrub, then to get my hands and the product wet and then to gently massage into the skin. I followed the instructions I received, but my first problem arose when I had to break off a piece to take into the bath. I found it really difficult to break and once I managed it, it emitted a shower of green granules that scattered all over my floor. It was super messy and I found it difficult to get the right amount of product that I wanted. Once in the bath, I took a small piece and began to rub it between my hands. This was also a problem - the piece just kept sliding out of my grasp and I ended up wasting loads of it as it floated to the bottom of the bath tub. I don't find that it breaks down that well at all, even when used with lots of water. It was very sharp and scratchy and left my skin feeling sore. I've read several reviews since trying this out a few times, and other bloggers have said it works best if you use it whole, the way I do with shampoo bars, but it simply turns to mush after a few uses. I feel like maybe this is how I'll be using the remainder of it, but I don't think it's sustainability is worth buying at all.

I can't believe I'm actually writing such a negative review for a Lush product, but I just really don't get on with the scrub. Maybe I'm using it wrong, maybe my skin is just too sensitive. I'm not really sure. I'm actually really disappointed because I love the fact that it's solid and packaging-free, but it just wasn't meant to be.

Sugar Scrub is available online and in-store for £2.95. This scrub is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

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  1. I'm not a big fan of Sugar Scrub, mostly because of the issues you've mentioned, but I love Rub Rub Rub and the Sea Salt scrub which both come in tubs. They're so much easier to use! xx

    Charlotte / Colours & Carousels

  2. I found a similar thing when I tried this product! It dissolved really quickly and left my skin red raw and/or scratched. Like Charlotte mentioned, I prefer the Sea Salt scrub for its infinitely easier-to-use-ness.

  3. Oh no! That's really a shame as I usually have so much faith in Lush products but they do have their disappointing moments! x

  4. I love this - my skin unfortunately is really dry and finding a good scrub is really hard. I love Lush products so it's a shame that you didn't like it. If you're looking for a good scrub from there I would totally recommend Buffy it's helped my skin loads! Lovely blog and post xx

  5. It's too bad, but yea Lush usually has lovely products

    Made in MauveBloglovin

  6. Shame it didn't work very well as it seems like a really good idea on paper! I haven't tried one of their sugar scrubs but had similar problems when using their shower jellies in that I just couldn't find a way to easily use them! xx
    Chasing Belle 23

  7. I wear large normally. I ordered medium size for these nursing scrubs and they fit great. We actually went ahead and bought 3 more in different colors! Will definitely buy again.


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