10 April 2017

Sugar Mama Sugar Scrub

There are times in your life when you just need something to satisfy a sweet tooth. No longer do you care about the complexity of a scent or whether or not it'll compliment the perfume you choose to wear afterwards. There are just certain moments in your life when nothing but the devilishly delectable will do.

When my Sugar Mama Sugar Scrubs arrived in the post, I just knew it was one of those products that needed to be saved for a day when my cravings for chocolate were in full swing, and my lips quivered at the mere thought of desert. Luckily, that day started mere seconds after I gave in and smelt this brand new product for the first time.

Mimicking the design of Ma Bar Bubble Bar, which is another product that shares the same scent as this, you'd be forgiven for thinking that it was rather an odd choice to create a scrub that was half brown, half white. However, the 'foody' fragrance that accompanies this Kitchen exclusive means that Sugar Mama both looks and smells like a pudding.

Offering a brand new format in the Honey I Washed The Kids scent family, this dome-shaped sugar scrub suits its name in every way. The sickly-sweet allure of the smell is enough to remind you of baking: butter caramelising in the pan; agave nectar or honey drizzled over muffins; cocoa butter and powdered sugar emulsified around a wooden spoon.

The aroma of this scrub is like a creme brûlée: a rich, buttery layer of toffee interlaced with the dark remnants of rich, chocolately cocoa butter; the notes of orange thick and robust, yet thwarted by a gentle vanillary after tone that interweaves throughout and helps to make the smell of this so wholesome. If you're fans of the HIWTK scent, you'll love this rendition. It's near enough exactly like the liquid perfume or Golden Egg, with just a little more generous a helping of cocoa powder to give it a musky finish.

The granulated sugar used to make the base of this works just like you'd expect Australian Igloo or Sugar Plum Fairy to do. The construction is fairly solid before use - it probably could be broken in half if you attempted to break it with your hands. However, it's also strong enough that it will remain whole even after it has been exposed to water. 

To use this, I found it easier to stand out of the way of the running water, when my skin was already damp, and massage this in a circular motion across my body. The sugar is rather coarse to begin with, so if you're like me and appreciate a harsh scrub, this one would be perfectly suited. If you're someone with more sensitive skin, or you simply don't wish to scrub so aggressively, I found that crumbling a piece and applying less pressure as I massaged it across my body, was far gentler.

Either way, my skin felt so clean and smooth after I had used Sugar Mama. Furthermore, the inclusion of the cocoa butter and the aloe vera meant that my skin felt both replenished and soft after I had rinsed the excess sugar away. At no point did I feel as if I was damaging my skin, and even on sensitive areas such as my face, I found that the scrub was effective at cleaning out my pores whilst still maintaining my smooth complexion.

Impressively, I could still detect the wonderfully sweet smell of the scrub on my skin after I had towelled myself down. Upon applying some of the liquid perfume afterwards, I was also able to maintain the aroma on my body for the most part of the day, which was a welcome bonus when the sun was shining and I was privy to the odd burst of fragrance as I worked.

Ultimately, this is a scrub that should be made a big deal out of. It's a shame that its release is limited to a Kitchen menu, when there are a whole lot of consumers out there who would no doubt buy this up if it was available in all stores. I would definitely buy this again, if only for the colder months - when only a warm blanket of honeyed toffee is enough to get you through the day.  

Quantitative Ingredients: Granulated Sugar, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Bergamot Oil, Brazilian Orange Oil, Cocoa Powder, Aloe Vera Extract, Titanium Dioxide, Lauryl Betaine, *Limonene, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Perfume.

Vegan?: Yes.

2017 Price: £3.75 each.

Year Of Original Release: 2017.

Scent Family:
Golden Egg Bath Bomb
Gold FUN
Honey I Washed The Kids Bath Bomb
Honey I Washed The Kids Body Spray
Honey I Washed The Kids Liquid Perfume
Honey I Washed The Kids Solid Perfume
Honey I Washed The Kids Soap
Humpy Dumpty Bath Bomb
Ma Bar Bubble Bar
Noni I Washed The Kids Body Lotion
Santasaurus Reusable Bubble Bar
Shoot For The Stars Bath Bomb (2013)
Shoot For The Stars Bath Bomb (2016)
Sugar Mama Sugar Scrub
The Mum Reusable Bubble Bar

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