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Body scrub recommendations

(31 Posts)
amberleaf Mon 16-May-11 23:57:02

Which ones are good?

I need smooth skin for summer!

Cheap or expensive.

Thank you

oldenoughtowearpurple Tue 17-May-11 00:08:52

I just scrubbed paint off DD with sea salt in olive oil and my hAnds and her skin feel lovely now.

amberleaf Tue 17-May-11 00:19:48

Funny you should say that! I have in the past made up my own from sea salt and grapeseed oil!

Its a bit 'rough' but it does feel nice after because of the oil.

Think ive just talked myself out of buying some scrub! Thanks for the reminder!

MissFoodie Tue 17-May-11 10:17:13

Aveda in the pale beige tub is good (tropical something), Absolute Organics salt scrub with lemon, mandarin and lime is amazing (if you like citrus), australian organics is also v good and not expensive. Alternatively, make your own wish sugar and sweet almond oil, cheap and effective!

tulpe Tue 17-May-11 10:26:39

Mama Mio "O Mega" body polish. Fabulous. It is very gentle because the granular element is quite small but absolutely does the job and more - very moisturising too.

Aworryingtrend Tue 17-May-11 11:03:34

I have tried loads and the one I buy again and again is the Laboratoires Garnier bright yellow one ina tube-this one

I prefer this one to the more expensive Clinique and others I've tried.

peanutsmuggler Tue 17-May-11 11:19:39

I'm using Soap and Glory Flake Away at the moment, very happy with it.

Emo76 Tue 17-May-11 11:22:10

Soap and Glory "scrub of your life" is in my experience excellent

Clinique scrub (blue one, cant recall name) also good

I scrub before shower to get best result!

superv1xen Tue 17-May-11 11:22:34

garnier bodytonic in the yellow tube! tis brill.

mousymouse Tue 17-May-11 11:23:57

st ives, have the apricot one. lovely.

Evizza Tue 17-May-11 11:37:57

I bought the Champneys Spa Treatments Citrus Blush Body Scrub from Boots recently and LOVE it !! I also got a free gift with it, a Champneys mini set in a bag...very nice and its £9.00 so not too bad smile

MakesCakesWhenStressed Tue 17-May-11 11:40:21

I use olive oil salt and honey, but I do find that Clinique's Sparkle Skin does make your skin feel deliciously soft... usually my cheapskate side wins out :-)

doggiesayswoof Tue 17-May-11 12:24:10

Another vote for Mama Mio. I have sensitive skin and it's really gentle but still effective.

amberleaf Tue 17-May-11 13:56:46

Thanks all.

I tried a Clinique one years ago, it was blue and sort of menthol smelling, that was good.

Might check out the Garnier yellow one.

Plenty to be getting on with here thanks!

MakesCakesWhenStressed Tue 17-May-11 14:30:04

The blue and minty smelling Clinique - that's the sparkle skin<nods> It tingles.

chipstick10 Tue 17-May-11 14:57:32

I have tried expensive ones and cheap ones, but there is nothing to beat boots botanics sugar body scrub. It is fantastic and so moisturising.

FreeButtonBee Tue 17-May-11 17:30:54

The best one ever is REN Guerande Salt Exfoliating Body Balm. Amazing, particularly if used on dry skin first and then washed off. I love it so so much. I keep flirting with other ones as it's £20 a tub but they always let me down. Currently using Soap and Glory lime one but it's v sweet and the granuals are too rough. Tempted to 'spill' it.

LadyClariceCannockMonty Tue 17-May-11 17:32:31

Body Shop ones are quite nice and come in a wide range of scents so you don't get bored. I like the olive and papaya ones.

NestaVipers Tue 17-May-11 17:36:39

Soap&Glory "Sugar Crush" is excellent and lasts for ages. I'm normally not a Soap&Glory fan as I find the scent overly perfumed, but this smells gorgeous- kind of like cola bottles. I bought it last year to use before applying tan and still have some left.

AutumnWitch Tue 17-May-11 19:22:08

I mostly use the scrub gloves £1 from Primark and whatever shower gel is to hand. Definitely smoother afterwards.

Risking a hijack here - are these scrubs really worth the extra?

amberleaf Tue 17-May-11 19:39:58

Hijack away, im interested to know too.

mousymouse Tue 17-May-11 20:31:33

I use both, maybe overkill?

brighthair Tue 17-May-11 21:11:33

I get mine from here. Amazing scents, scrubby but not scratchy and foam when you use them. I haven't used another scrub since I found them :-)

laptopwieldingharpy Wed 18-May-11 08:36:19

usually homemade with SUGAR rather than salt since sugar also has a biological exfoliating quality as well if I can remember correctly.

I make my own by blitzing dried lavender or verbena with sugar then adding a mix of oils, delicious smell!

I would not pay for clarins or clinique prices and don't want the cheaper supermarket chemical ones.

Exfoliating gloves are a must have of course!

The best exfoliation though is with traditional olive oils soap & moroccan or japanese gloves (which funny enough are exactly the same )


Basically soak in warm bath then rub skin with soap, rinse then rub skin with glove ( with medium pressure) and see dead skin fall off literally!
Not only that but friction allows for more blood to circulate and so also good to improve cellulite & skin texture.

celticlassie Wed 18-May-11 09:13:35

I just used Soap and Glory Flake Away and have a lovely glow now. Highlights my orange skin fake tan.

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