eyebrowfe... 4


Add to my Circle of Trust

Subscribe to reviews

About me:

Member since:02.05.2003


Members who trust:15


Exfoliates body, but doesn't sparkle


Great smell, lasts a long time

A little harsh, body didn't sparkle

Recommendable Yes:

30 Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful See ratings
very helpful by (93%):
  1. thebigc1690
  2. fabolous
  3. supersexycoolchick
and 59 other members
helpful by (7%):
  1. mizzameII
  2. nicanddarrell
  3. beatlemanic
and 2 other members

View all ratings

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Share this review on

If you've read the Clinique body cream I wrote, you'll already know that I bought this as part of a twin pack! £16.50 on it's own, in case you're planning to buy it!

This exfoliator comes in a 250ml tub; the product is blue, showing through the clear plastic tub, with a silver lid-very chic and sits nicely alongside my body cream!

It polishes rough, dry areas such as elbows, knees, etc. It smoothes and refreshes the skin with it's refreshing smell. It is used the same way as with most body exfoliators-preps the skin for moisturising or self-tanning; it is not meant to be used for the face and neck areas! This is because the exfoliating granules are much too harsh for your face, but suits the body.

I use this when I'm showering; you're meant to wet your body and then massage the product all over, concentrating on the really rough areas! I thought that this exfoliator was good because it was not very moist and therefore was more effective as an exfoliator because it wasn't too gentle on the skin; sometimes if I massage too much, it can be a little uncomfortable, but usually I've found that it doesn't hurt at all. You don't need to use too much because it works straightaway and you don't need to repeat the exfoliation!

After the exfoliation, I didn't find that my body 'sparkled'-when I first bought this, I thought that there'd be glittery bits in it, but alas it's not as fun as that! Just a normal body exfoliator! I found that I didn't need to use a lot of this at all-value for money! Less than a teaspoon's amount was enough for my entire body! It spreads quite well once in contact with moisture on your skin. The smell is indeed refreshing-hard to describe...a little bit like that liquid you use to use to blow bubbles with as a kid, using that weird loop stick! The granules are small and not particularly harsh, if you have wetted the skin well enough. I love the fun colouring too-a light blue! The consistency is a bit thick and is like a cream, not a gel, which spread well once moistened!

I would recommend this because it works well as a body exfoliator; it'll last me a long time (about a year). It made my skin feel very clean; however, I didn't think that my skin was so polished that it sparkled! My skin is not that rough to begin with, so it didn't feel particularly smoother/softer. Perhaps if you have really dry knees or something and use this, the effect will be much more visible to you! I do like this a lot, but won't re-purchase, only because there are plenty of other body exfoliators that I'd like to try and there is nothing special about this Clinique one! It is really good at making your skin feel slightly softer and much cleaner-especially good for summer, when you're bearing your limbs! If you have not tried this, then I suggest you do-you won't be disappointed because it is a high quality product, if a tad expensive! It contains salicylic acid, which means that it gets rid of dead skin cells more thoroughly-just in case you're interested this ingredient is used in the treatment of acne too!

Available at all Clinique counters

  Write your own review

Share this review on

« Previous review   Next review »

Rate this review »

How helpful would this review be to a person making a buying decision? Rating guidelines

Rate as exceptional

Rate as somewhat helpful

Rate as very helpful

Rate as not helpful

Rate as helpful

Rate as off topic

Write your own review Write a review and you will earn 0.5p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful. Write a review and you will earn 0.5p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful.   Report a problem with this review’s content

Comments about this review »

thebigc1690 16.04.2007 12:54

great review!

twinkle100200 18.09.2003 10:27

I had a trial size one in a bonus time - agree it is a great exfoliator - but where's the sparkle!!

vickitomlinson 11.09.2003 22:40

This sounds wonderful - I am more of a Clarins girl myself and use a similar product from them - maybe I'll get round to writing an op on it sometime! Vicki

Add your comment

max. 2000 characters

  Post comment

Compare prices »

1 to 3 out of 3 offers for Clinique Sparkle Skin Body Exfoliator   Sorted by: Price 
Clinique Sparkle Skin Body Exfoliator 200ml

Clinique Sparkle Skin Body Exfoliator 200ml

Clinique Sparkle Skin Body Exfoliator is a cool refreshing body exfoliator that polishes ... more

the skin, giving it a healthy glow.

 Visit Shop  >
Postage & Packaging£1.99
Availabilityrefer to website

Clinique Sparkle Skin Body Exfoliator 200ml

Clinique Sparkle Skin Body Exfoliator 200ml

Deeply invigorate skin and restore a healthy-looking glow with the Clinique Sparkle Skin ... more

Body Exfoliator. Its cooling, gel-like formula is
enriched with botanical ingredients to gently
polish the skin's surface, removing roughness, dry
skin and impurit...

 Visit Shop  >
Postage & Packaging£0.00
Availabilityrefer to website

Product Information »

Product details

Long Name Sparkle Skin Body Exfoliator, Sparkle Body Exfoliator
Type Shower & Bath
Genre Shower Gel / Body Scrub
Manufacturer Clinique

Show all Product Information

More reviews »

Review Ratings »

This review of Clinique Sparkle Skin Body Exfoliator has been rated:

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Are you the manufacturer / provider of Clinique Sparkle Skin Body Exfoliator? Click here