We all love a good body scrub. There is something quite satisfying about exfoliating as it leaves your skin feeling fresh and silky smooth. There are thousands of scrubs available that smell gorgeous but I find them to be a bit lacking in the actual scrub department. Personally, I like an exfoliator to be gritty and thick, not a shower gel/cream with a few added beads packaged as a luxury body scrub. Damn being a sucker for packaging.
Philosophy bath and shower products are some of the best smelling I've ever used, I've been a huge fan for many years and absolutely loved their Sugar Cookie, Strawberry Ice Cream and Sweet Talk bath and shower gels (unfortunately they only bring certain products out for a limited time) so have enjoyed moving on to try their scrubs, skincare and makeup - they just always seem to get it right!
Gingerbread man is a Christmas themed product that normally makes an appearance just after Halloween. I know you're probably thinking I'm a few months late but as you can sometimes pick this up on eBay and it's back every year so I wanted to write a review anyway. The scent of this scrub is love/hate with some people, from reviews I've read from other bloggers they have expected it to smell exactly like Gingerbread Men. In my opinion, I always thought of this as a ginger based scent with a cute quirky name in reference to the ginger but that is just my take on the Gingerbread Man range. The scrub does smell strongly of ginger but it's mixed with a fresh citrus scent which is gorgeous but hard to describe.
The scrub itself performs brilliantly, its thick and gritty which allows you to really slay away any dead skin cells without drying out or irritating your skin. When washed off your skin feels moisturized but not enough that you feel that theres residue left behind, its a lot like an oil texture that washes off. The instructions direct you to apply to dry skin but I find this a little coarse and hard to use, I think its much better when used on damp skin. Using it this was also avoids a lot of unnecessary mess. The box also claims that this is a hot salt scrub, this is something i don't agree with as i haven't noticed any warming effects while using this. I think this the only downfall of the product which is a shame as I imagine a warming effect would be an impressive bonus.
I'm sure you have guessed that I love this scrub from my very drawn out review aha. I would even go as far as to say this is the best I have ever used. Philosophy have other scrubs in different scents with the same formula that I also love and would recommend going to try if you are lucky enough to have a store that stocks them in your town.
What is your favourite body scrub? Are there any I should try?