17 April 2013

Rub Rub Rub Shower Scrub

This product is a staple in my house, with both myself and three of my flatmates all having big jars of the stuff on the go at any one time. It's definitely a product that you either love or hate, and luckily I'm a proud member of the former group.  

Rub Rub Rub is packed full of mineral-rich sea salt and organic lemon juice, that both exfoliates the skin and cleanses the pores, leaving your skin feeling super soft and shiny. It's fragrance is a mixture of mimosa and orange flower absolutes, which leaves a unique, subtle smell on the skin all day.

Now I know what you're probably thinking - why would anyone rub salt and lemon on their body, when you've heard how much salt can dry out skin and hair, and the acidity of lemon can't be any better, surely? And let's not forget how excruciating it can be to put either ingredient anywhere near a cut or lesion.  

However, what is surprising about this product, is that it does the complete opposite of what you'd expect. My skin feels silky, smooth, and soft right out of the shower, every single time. It has a wonderful, immediate cooling effect, which is amazing in the summer when you're skin may be heated or irritable from the sun. 
Imagine coming off of the beach with dry, sea-damaged hair. The there's your dry pores caused by the sun taking that much-needed moisture that keeps your skin soft and supple. Slip into the shower and gently lather Rub Rub Rub all over and you'll feel instantly refreshed. Guaranteed.

Depending on the condition of your skin, there are lots of different ways you can use Rub Rub Rub. If, like me, you have fairly sensitive skin, you can rub this on your body under the shower and it gives gentle exfoliation without stripping your skin or irritating your body. 

If your skin is a little tougher, and you struggle with dry areas, you can scrub your body whilst it is dry and then pop in the shower to wash it off, reviving those tired pores and giving your skin a new lease of life. It’s also great as a scrub for tired feet.

All that salt also makes this perfect for washing your hair and adding volume as well. Much like Lush's Big Shampoo, Rub Rub Rub absorbs any unwanted oils and gently exfoliates, giving your hair a natural wash.  
Some people dislike this product because they say it reminds them of toilet cleaner, and I can definitely see how and why they've reached this conclusion. However, please do not be put off. It may not possess the sugary-sweet nature of The Comforter, nor the elegant floral scent of Tisty Tosty. However it does contain lots of nature's natural cleansers, and this leaves the skin smooth and refreshed without any of that synthetic nastiness. Another Lush product that does not leave my bathroom. 

Quantitative Ingredients: Fine Sea Salt, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Fresh Organic Lemon Juice, Water, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Jasmine Flower Infusion, Mimosa Absolute, Orange Flower Absolute, Jasmine Absolute, Lemon Oil, Lactic Acid, Lauryl Betaine, Limonene, Perfume, Colour 42090, Colour 45410.

Vegan?: Yes

2015 Price: £8.75 for 330g.

Scent Family:
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Mother Of Pearl Bubbleroon
Mother Superior Bubble bar
Rub Rub Rub Naked Shower Scrub
Rub Rub Rub Salt Scrub
Rub Rub Rub Solid Scrub
Sakura Bath Bomb
Sakura Perfume
Seanik Solid Shampoo


  1. I love the layout of your blog :) And I love this post.
    Woah Lushies for life :)

  2. A scent of Shades Of Earl Grey Massage Bar is similar to Rub Rub Rub Shower Scrub. have you tried to use it?

    1. I see what you mean about this massage bar - it does have a citrus component to it that reminds me a little of Rub Rub Rub. It's actually one of my favourite massage bars :)

  3. What would you recommend as the best in shower exfoliator from lush Jen? I'm trying to decide between this and sandstone soap which has the benefit of being cheaper :') thank you! x

    1. It depends how much you need to exfoliate! While Sandstone would last you a lot longer, I use it more as a really rough scrub down on dry patches or less sensitive areas such as my feet and legs! Rub Rub Rub is a little bit gentler on the skin so will work all over and leaves your skin feeling so soft and fragrant, but it does work out a little bit more expensive. If I had to pick one I'd probably go for Rub Rub Rub though - I just like the way my skin feels afterwards and its more moisturising!