24 September 2013

Sugar Scrub

I have always been a little dubious when it comes to Lush's sugar scrubs, mainly because I only get 3-4 uses out of them, which makes them slightly pricey in my eyes. Each time I try a new one, I tend to change up how I used it, to see if I can suss out the definitive way of getting the most out of each bar. 

With Sugar Scrub, I first tried crumbling part of it into a container and massaging the grains onto my wet skin. However, it worked much better when I used the whole bar. I used the flat side to massage onto my damp skin, and made sure I kept the dome-shaped side away from any water. This helped to maintain the product's shape and I got a few more uses out of it than with previous scrubs. 

The scrub is made up of sugar, grated ginger and fresh fennel, all of which help to liven up tired skin and sort out dry patches and uneven skin. Lush have added in fennel oil as it is said to be a great diuretic, draining water and toxins from the tissues in the skin. And although this product has a very faint scent, it's definitely the fennel that makes the biggest impression. This scrub also has lavender oil and fresh ginger to soften and massage clogged skin and help to smoothen out imperfections on the skin. 
When I first used this, I could instantly feel how soft my skin had become. Unlike Rub Rub Rub, Sugar Scrub exfoliates the skin without leaving that slightly greasy feeling afterwards. As the scent is very faint, this also means that it won't mask any lotions or perfume that you choose to put on afterwards.  

Although it's a pain to store Sugar Scrub without getting it wet, and it's also annoying having to ensure it doesn't make contact with running water during your shower, it is a product that I'll buy and use again as it does exactly what it says on the tin.

Quantitative Ingredients: Sugar, Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Fresh Fennel, Fennel Oil, Lavender Oil, Fresh Ginger Root, Cocamide DEA, Lauryl Betaine, *Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume, Chlorophyllin.

Vegan?: Yes


  1. Hi,
    could you please tell me if there's any product with the same smell of the sugar scrub?
    Thank you so much.

  2. How long will this keep for? Thanks

    1. I think you could keep this unused in your bathroom for years and as long as no moisture got to it you'd be absolutely fine :) I'm not sure how long it will last once you've used it because I always finish mine way before whereever that cut off point might be!

  3. First off, I want to say how much I enjoyed your article on Body Butters and Sugar Scrubs. It's like you took me on a delightful journey through a world of self-care and pampering. Your writing style is so engaging and warm, making me feel like we're just chatting over a cup of tea. I could almost smell those heavenly scents and feel the luxurious textures you described.