The Perfect Body Scrub

Quick, girls get holiday ready with our latest review on body scrubs!  For those of you who have holidays on the horizon or those of you who just love fake tan, exfoliating can be time-consuming but is one of the most important steps necessary to get perfectly polished skin.  We have tried and tested four scrubs to find out which is the cream of the crop.


  1. Superdrug’s very own Vitamin E Skin Care Exfoliating Body Scrub at £2.99 was the cheapest of the scrubs.  Despite, it’s price, it was surprisingly effective.  The scrub was quite harsh and abrasive and you definitely felt it doing it’s job! It left your skin with a lasting feeling of softness and smoothness. It does what it says on the bottle, although it definitely should be used by people with dry to normal skin. The only drawback was that it didn’t have the nicest fragrance.
  2. At £12.50, Body Shop’s Shea Body Scrub has a lovely smell and is great value for money.  Ideal for very dry skin, the scrub has a beautiful aroma.  However while the scrub did have an exfoliating element it wasn’t as abrasive as other brands.  It did leave a slight oily coating on the skin but this leaves your skin smelling fresh and polished. However this is probably not very practical for those planning on applying fake tan after their shower.
  3. Last but not least, the St. Ives Elements Olive Scrub at £5.09 is a reasonable price.  The scrub has a gorgeous smell and a silky feel to it but isn’t quite abrasive enough.  With it’s moisturising formula, it feels great on your skin but does not do it’s primary job, exfoliating.  Perfect for those of you with sensitive skin, it leaves skin feeling really nice and soft.  Overall a nice luxury feeling product but not great as a scrub.
  4. Clarins’ Smoothing Body Scrub For a New Skin at £28.00 was by far the most expensive of the scrubs.  It has a mousse like texture and a lovely fresh smell to it. The gentle texture leaves your skin feeling soft and refreshed. However it was not abrasive enough on your skin, especially for those tan addicts out there looking to remove tan.  It is more a luxurious body polish than a scrub. It’s a nice product to take on holiday, but overall it’s not really worth high price tag.

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