Advantages It smoothed off my dead skin
Disadvantages It disintegrated in the shower
Whilst in Edinburgh staying with Dave (he is still working up there) recently I went into Lush in Princes Street. This is always a big treat for me as we don’t have a branch at home in Llandudno. Our nearest branch is Chester, which is quite a distance away so whenever I am near to a branch I pop in and treat myself to some goodies and why not?This time I wanted to get some hair care items and when I had made my choices I took them to the counter where the assistant told me that I could go and choose one of the free gifts which were scattered around the store as I had spent over £20.
I decided to try the Sugar Scrub as I do occasionally exfoliate to brighten my skin when it is looking dull.The Product and the Cost
The product is Lush Sugar Scrub and, had it not been free, it would have cost £2.50 for a solid half sphere of the product about the size of half a tennis ballPackaging
For those of you who don’t like hearing about the packaging of a product you will be thrilled to know that this one is sold loose, as are a lot of Lush products.You just pop it into one of their little yellow paper bags in the store and the assistant puts a label on it to remind you what you have bought and hopefully tell you anything you need to know about it – or not in this case, but more about that later.
There is also a note on the paper bag to remind you to recycle it by maybe putting it in your underwear drawer for a while as it will inevitably smell of whichever Lush product it has contained. In this case there wasn’t much of a smell so it got recycled as a fire lighter for our log burner!The Claims
The information in the shop and on the label told me that this was made with fair trade sugar and was to be used for getting rid of cellulite. As you probably know from some of my comments I don’t accept the theory of cellulite! I just think that your skin ages and that it is best to accept it whilst looking after it as best as you can. I do think that cellulite is an invention of the beauty industry to get gullible people to part with lots of money, but that’s just my opinion.I chose this product because my skin often feels and looks a bit dull so I do like to exfoliate to make me feel better and give my skin a bit of a lift.
The website information, which I read after I had used the product (more about that later), said that it would ‘stimulate activity where there was once sluggishness and tackle cellulite with fennel and ginger’.The Look and Smell
As I said earlier this product is about the size of half a tennis ball and it is a very pretty grassy green in colour. The texture is rough as you would expect and the grains of sugar in it make for an almost sparkly effect.The smell of this one isn’t very strong, which is unusual for Lush products I know, but I can just about smell the lavender that has been added to allegedly give a ‘balancing effect’. I have to say that I can’t really smell the main ingredients which are fennel and ginger.
The UseThis is where my problems began.
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