I’m not usually a big spender when it comes to skin and body care. So, when the Spa of the World range was included in the sales this January I couldn’t resist picking up a scrub….or two.
I went for the Brazilian Cupcuaçu Scrub-in-Oil and the Mediterranean Sea Salt Scrub. At £22 each they aren’t cheap, but they were part of the Buy-One-Get-One-Half-Price deal, so I got them both for £33 instead of £44.
I’ll start with the Brazilian Cupuaçu scrub. I absolutely adore this scrub – it’s basically the best thing ever. It’s one of the salt scrubs I’ve found that actually seems quite gentle compared to many others. This is great for me as I have quite sensitive skin. The addition of the oil makes it really nourishing and moisturising, which I find my skin is often lacking after exfoliation.
I find it best to stand in the bath while applying, because the oil and salt sometimes drips onto the floor if you aren’t careful. And that way the product will only go into the bath you’re about to soak in anyway. Scoop some salt out of the tub with your hand, then squeeze gently to get rid of any excess oil. Then apply onto the skin in circular motions to get the best exfoliation.
I find this product is best to use before a bath. The oil soaks into the water and end up working it’s magic on your entire body, as opposed to just washing it off in the shower. It smells absolutely gorgeous and it makes my skin so insanely soft. Another good thing about it is that a little goes a long way. Even though I’m not going to use it everyday, it’s going to last me a long time before I need to repurchase.
Mediterranean Salt Scrub
I have to admit, I have mixed reviews about this one. This is, if I’m not mistaken, the newest member of the Spa of the World family.
I want to start with the things I do like about it. The fresh scent which makes me feel like I’m at the beach. And give it it’s due – it does give a really good exfoliation.
However, the sea salt in this scrub is really chunky crystals in what I can only describe as an oily cream. But it gets under your fingernails and is impossible to remove. Once I sat down in the bath it turned into this gorgeous buttery cream which covered my whole body in the water. When I got out, however, it was an entirely different story.
After I towel dried my skin it felt sticky but dry and irritated at the same time. It felt almost as if I’d been waterproofed. My skin felt chalky and it made my legs stick together in bed which I HATE. The only way I could get rid of it was to shower it off afterwards, which, seems a bit pointless.
In the end, I ended up exchanging the Mediterranean scrub for something else, as I knew I wouldn’t use it. And also I didn’t want it sitting on my shelf for ages going unused.
Have you used either of these products? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
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