Sunday, 16 May 2010

Review: Naked Bodycare - Sea Minerals Salt Scrub.

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Firstly I'm going to start off by saying that I absolutely adore this product but I am going to point out things that perhaps some may not like about it because we all have different tastes. I wouldn't want anyone to purchase something on the back of something I've said only to end up not liking it for something that I could have pointed out or mentioned in my review.

Naked say: "Peeling a bit after the summer hols? Encourage healthy new skin to reveal itself with out Renewing Body Scrub"

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The consistency of the product in the tub is very solid I imagine because of the sea salt & minerals but it is still fairly easy to scoop out the desired amount to apply to your body. The instructions say you can use this on wet or dry skin but I do prefer to use it on wet skin as it feels nicer in my opinion. A little goes a long way in my experience so this tub, which is a generous size already, will last a pretty long time even with regular usage.

At first the texture is fairly erm...scrubby (is that a word?!) but it's not overly abrasive - it doesn't hurt or scratch for example, but it definitely does its job. When used on wet skin the sea salt particles begin to melt as you massage it into your skin and leaves you feeling moisturised and like you're doing your skin some good! I find that it can leave a slight oily film over the skin, which I know some people dislike, however, once you're out of the bath/shower I find the oiliness disappears completely while still leaving your skin feeling nourished.

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I really like to use this before I shave my legs because of that moisturised and nourished feeling you're left with. Usually my legs are very easily irritated and after shaving the skin can feel quite tight and a little sore but this has really helped to stop that which I wasn't expecting - a happy little discovery there!

The scent reminds me of my boyfriend; perhaps that's why I love it so much! We first met at the beach and this scent is very fresh & clean smelling just like the seaside is during spring time - it's those lovely sea minerals! Don't get me wrong, it's not an overly masculine scent at all; the sweet almond and sunflower seed oils probably add that touch of sweetness but it's not a typical girlie scent. I realise I'm awful at describing scents but I really like this. On my skin the scent lingers for a while, which could be good or bad for you depending on if you enjoy it or not. I tend to use a body lotion as soon as I get out of the bath which usually masks the scent of the scrub so it's not overpowering either.


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It retails at £6.99 which for a large 450g tub I think is really good value, especially considering that a little goes a long way! I was sent this product for free to try out but I've absolutely not let that influence my review in any way. If you've been reading my blog for some time you'll probably know that I'm in love with Naked products, goodness knows I waffle on about them enough! This is a product I'm certain I will purchase with my own money once this tub has run out. You can find Naked products online at http://www.nakedbodycare.co.uk/ or in Boots stores.

If there are any Naked Bodycare products you'd like a review/my opinions on let me know, I'll more than likely have tried it before or be able to give you some idea on what it's like.

What's your favourite body scrub? Have you ever tried this one?
xoxo

14 comments:

  1. I haven't tried this one but I like the sound of it. I used to like The Sanctuary scrub which came in a big glass jar but it was a little messy.

    Thanks for sharing your review! x

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  2. Oh yum! This sounds great :) I'm getting down to the last bits of my (incredibly expensive) Incredible Spreadable Scrub from Origins and was looking for something similar sounding but a wee bit cheaper! Thanks :D

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  3. This looks nice. Just found your blog & I love it :)

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  4. ooooo I think I may have to try this one out once my soap and glory tub has ran out! :) xx

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  5. I really want to try some Naked products, you make them sound great :)
    I have nominated you for a blog award here:
    http://lovelaughlauren.blogspot.com/2010/05/cherry-on-top-award.html
    I have recently discovered your blog and I think it's fabbbb :) x

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  6. @Victoria - ooh i think i had that one before, i agree!

    @emily - i've heard good things about that origins one! you're welcome, i hope you like this one as much!

    @charlie - thank you my lovely!

    @katy - i hope you like it!

    @lauren - i really do recommend them! the hair styling products don't work that well for me but I adore everything else! thank you for nominating me, i'll go and have a looksee!

    xoxo

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  7. This sounds good i may have to check it out!xxx

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  8. This scrub sounds great, I may have to check this one out. I do love the S&G one but it doesn't last me very long :/

    I have tagged you for an award on my blog sweetie :)

    xx

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  9. oh this is going on my to try list

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  10. Wow, that's an amazing review! The scrub looks great ^^

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  11. I've been wanting to try Naked products for a while and had my eye on this product so thank you for the review :) xx

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  12. Sounds great :) This can go on my 'I want to try' list!

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  13. Oooh, this sounds lovely! I love a fresh, clean scent rather than the overly floral stuff you get in some bath products. Fab review! :) x

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  14. I'm jealous of people with blue eyes that's so beautiful. Also love your nails!

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