Sunday, 16 May 2010
Review: Naked Bodycare - Sea Minerals Salt Scrub.
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"
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.
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.
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?