Argh, I've been meaning to write this review for a long long long time.
I like Soap & Glory products generally speaking, they don't blow me away but I like the smell and they do what they are supposed to do.
Even so it pains me to write a not great review of a product but when I buy something with my own money and its a let down... well sometimes it's good to share.
"Transforms your scaly legs from reptilian to radiant. Nothing eliminates dry surface flakes as fast as Flake Away™. For superhero-strength skin smoothing spa body polish with Shea Butter, sweet almond oil, peach seed powder, sea salt and sugar.."
Now then. Lets start with the positives because there are some. It smells nice. Synthetic and not totally up my street but it's a clean, perfumey kind of a scent and it's nice. It's a great consistency. I like scrubs to be scrubby. I don't want a few random jojoba beads dotted in a cream, I want to feel like I'm sloughing away the dead skin. This is gritty (without being harsh) and feels utterly fab.
The negatives, it's a oil base I think. Not unsual, I've used oil based scrubs before with no bother. But this isn't like other scrubs.
You're supposed to scrub until the salt and sugar have dissolved and then rinse away. I find that nearly impossible although you can get most of it dissolved. No the real problem is the oil, whatever grains are left on your body, or get rinsed from one part of your body past another, stick. So you can expect to find grains under your armpits if you've done your shoulders, trapped in any hair you may have on your body (not that I have much I hasten to add), stuck in your bum (not literally in your bum but I don't want to go into too much detail....) and so on. And although you may be stood under a constantly running shower, they just don't budge. And you don't know they are there until you start drying and its gritty. Which isn't pleasant.
I want to love this product, it smells good, it is just the right consistency, it leaves my skin soft and smooth but I cannot stand the hidden grains on my body that just don't budge because they are stuck to the oil residue on your skin which is presumably doing it's moisturising thing.
I know people LOVE this brand and I know people LOVE this product and I can't help but wonder what on earth I'm doing wrong because it really does seem to be only me that has this issue! I won't be buying again thats for sure.