Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Three of the Best: Summer Body Scrubs

It's that time of year again! Women everywhere are frantically exfoliated, de-fuzzing and fake tanning as summer approaches. I thought I'd share with you my top three body scrubs, to help you on your way to beautiful skin this summer.


1. Body Beautiful on a Budget

My most highly recommended and all time favourite budget body scrub is Soap & Glory's Flake Away. It smells great, does the job and leaves your skin glowing. It's a salt and sugar based scrub, with Shea butter and sweet almond oil to leave your skin baby soft. Like many scrubs it does have a slight oily residue. Some love this as it nourishes the skin but it's certainly not for everyone. You can pick up a huge 300ml tub for just £7 in Boots.


2. The Luxe Spa Scrub
Neom Organics has skyrocketed in popularity over the last year (apparently Kate Middleton loves their candles, don't you know!) but their products really do deserve the hype. Their Real Luxury Organic Body Scrub is the perfect way to get a spa-like treatment at home. It's packed with essential oils and organic sugar and leaves your skin laced with the delicate scent of jasmine, amber and brazilian rosewood. It's a very thick, paste-like texture and it's the oiliest of the bunch, so if you don't like oil-based scrubs then avoid this like the plague, but for those of you who love oil treatments, this is so nourishing you can even skip your body oil after using it! It comes with the luxury price tag of £32, available online.


3. The Ultimate Toning Treat

My most recent discovery and potential new favourite scrub ever comes in the form of The Organic Pharmacy's Resculpting Body Scrub. This deliciously spicy scrub contains chilli, green coffee, peppermint and bamboo. It claims to help tone and sculpt those stubborn areas of your body. I'm a massive pessimist when it comes to cellulite treatments (let's face it, cellulite is genetic and nothing is going to shed that orange peel for good without being accompanied by a serious amount of time in the gym and copious amounts of water!) That being said... this scrub is simply divine. It's gorgeous, gel-like texture isn't overly abrasive on the skin and it emulsifies with water, becoming a smooth milky texture. It has a slightly ludicrous price tag of £49.96 (not a typo!) for 200ml so it's the ultimate treat when it comes to getting bikini-ready, but if you're looking to splash some cash on a body scrub, this should be the one! I think they could have given it better packaging considering the price, but it's what's on the inside that counts and this product really is fabulous.


What's your favourite summertime body scrub? 
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58 comments

  1. I love flake away! don't know if I'd splurge that much on an exfoliater for the neom but my nearest spa uses Neom as their exfoliater so maybe I'll try it that way :)

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  3. I have the Soap and Glory one and while I love the smell and the way my skin feels afterwards, I have a lot of trouble rinsing all the exfoliating 'bits' away, they seem to stick to random places. I think this may be because the water pressure in my house isn't very strong so it doesn't wash off well.

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  4. I've started to use the Dirty Works body scrub recently and it makes my skin so soft! Love it :) xxx

    http://belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Yes! At the moment I am loving "Flake away" by soap and glory! I also love the smell x Hope you're well Fleur xx

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  6. Love flake away! Smells gorgeous :)
    x~x

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  7. Completely agree about Flake Away, Fleur! I've tried many scrubs, both expensive and inexpensive, but I find this is the best. Plus, the smell is delicious so it's a pleasure to use.

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  8. My favourite is definitely the Soap & Glory Flake Away! It does the job, smells & feels great :) xx

    jensbrightandbeautiful.blogspot.com

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  9. Im dying to try ANY soap & glory product, I just hear good things about it. but unfortunately it isnt sold in my country :(

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  10. I always love reading your blog posts and finding out about new products! I haven't heard of these products before as they are unavailable in Australia, but I will definitely be checking these out online! :)

    Stop by and check out my blog giveaway! :)
    http://dawndugong.blogspot.com

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  11. Flake away is my favourite! :)

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  12. I love soap & glory, although i use the pulp friction scrub, which smells so soo sooo nice!
    I've used flake away before and i liked it, but the consistency is quite thick compared to pulp friction.

    Great post :)

    http://belle-boudoir.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. The Body Shop have some excellent scrubs. You should check them out! I'm going to try he soap and glory!

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  14. I love Soap&Glory!

    thebeautymist.blogspot.com

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  15. I really want to try the Soap & Glory body scrub, but it's not sold in Taiwan. :-( At the moment I'm using St Ives Apricot body scrub, which I really like.

    Liesl xxx
    http://www.pretty-random-things.com/

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  16. I really love The Body Shop's Strawberry polish, it's gel based so I don't feel oily afterwards and it smells DIVINE. x

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  17. I love Flake Away, got a small tub as part of a set for Christmas and I can't get enough :)
    xo

    iamlaurenpotts.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. I love everything that is Soap & Glory so I think this may have to be my next purchase! :)

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  19. I love the Soap and Glory scrub. Sometimes, I randomly open it as I'm walking past, just to have a smell!

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  20. Are these ok for very sensitive skin, does anyone know? I rashes from a lot of creams and scrubs etc.

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  21. Palmer's cocoa scrub - hands down the best ever! xx £4.99 for 200ml

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  22. is marks&spencers advanced formula body polishing scrub!is £5 and is fresh and amazing!x

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  23. I love all Soap and Glory products and think this scrub is great, although it goes a bit of a funny colour once it's been opened...or mine did away :) I got some of the Soap and Glory makeup for my birthday, was dubious about it but actually really love it...!

    allaboutthegirlblog.blogspot.com xx

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  24. Fabulous Post!

    www.thejewelbeauty.blogspot.com

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  25. I love Soap + Glory Flake Away but im worried about using it over holiday because it will scrub off my tan :'( do you have any recommendations for cheap scrubs that wont do this? thanks :D

    the-little-divas.blogspot.com

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  26. Great reviews! I'll definitely give the Soap and Glory one a go when I'm looking for a good budget scrub. My favourites are Lush's exfoliating bars- Buffy the Backside Slayer and You Snap the Whip are fantastic! Exfoliation and moisture in one step!

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  27. tried soap and glory but hate the oily feeling!
    i wound never try the other two too expensive for a body scrub!
    x

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  28. love flake away! its delish!

    maddie xx
    vintagebeautyx.blogspot.com

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  29. I am currently using an Estee Lauder scrub! It works really well and I love it! I don't notice any oiling feeling with it either.

    http://theparisianpout.blogspot.com/

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  30. i'd love to try the organic pharmacy scrub but £49 is insane! i'll stick to soap and glory for now :)

    www.blinkpoutglow.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. I'm thinking about picking up the Soap&Gloary scrub. Sounds great from your description!
    http://cofcorals.blogspot.ca/

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  32. I actually ordered Flake Away a few days ago from Boots, I like to switch between that and The Scrub of Your Life :)

    http://confessionsofasecretshopper.blogspot.com

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  33. REALLY want to try the soap and glory but at the moment i'm using the No. 7 Microdermabrasion body exfoliator, it's great. would definately recommend it plus it's only £5.50 with a voucher!

    http://studsanddreams.blogspot.co.uk/

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  34. Want to try flake away looks amazing! I use a l'occitane scrub.
    xo,
    http://missmelissafashionandbeautyblog.blogspot.com/

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  35. Really like the body shop one but I don't think its just for summer.

    backtofive.blogspot.com

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  36. i love the soap and glory breakfast scrub, it smells amazing (like maple syrup yumm!) but its really harsh so i just use it on my legs. for the rest of my body, i use a sea salt scrub by Naked, its super gentle.
    http://cloudsandcuticleoil.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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  37. love soap & glory products!

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  38. I really want to try the Soap & Glory one. :)

    just-another-day1.blogspot.ca

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  39. Soap £ Glory's flake away is amazing but I really want to try some Neom products especially their candles! x

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  40. I've heard such great things about Flake Away! I may have to give it a try :)

    www.thoughtfulsunday.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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  41. I'm going to have to try the Soap and Glory one - I love their Great Shakes hand cream!
    http://look-inthe-mirror.blogspot.ca

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  42. I really want to try Flake Away, I've heard a lot of good things about it! I think the other two are a little out of my price range though haha, although the Neom one looks lush!

    Frances xx

    http://francescassandra.blogspot.co.uk

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  43. I love flake away, it works so well with butter me up ( I think it's called this). Its part of another soap and glory product.

    www.thoughtsfashionbeauty.blogspot.com

    xx

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  44. i love the body shops shower scrubs because i find them the least oily. but i just love burt's bees sugar scrub for a treat. they smell divine! x

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  45. I love the soap and glory body scrub and I use the FCUK sugarscrub a lot too because I love the smell. The NEOM one is sooo expensive! I'd want a masseur to come with it to apply it at that price haha :) xx

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    1. Haha Yes! A complimentary Masseur would be good - especially for the organic pharmacy one! :D

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  46. I loved Flake Away- I bought it last year for $10 but they've brought the price up to $18 in the pharmacy! Hmph.

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  47. The Neom one looks lovely but think I will need to stick with Soap and Glory :)

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  48. i really want to try the soap and glory flake away... if it smeels anything like their body butter then i know i will love it haha...
    please check out my blog.. any tips for me? (a newbie with only 6 followers.. lol)
    www.fiveandaheart.blogspot.com

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  49. Hi Fleur, I have asked a few times about this now. You mention on your videos that some links are affiliate..which ones? Is it YSL? Please tell us...we need to know that much!

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  50. recently started using body scrubs, cant wait to try these:) x

    alishaxox.blogspot.co.uk

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  51. flake away is definitely the best!!!

    Fleur keep up the good work, I love this blog, a couple more posts a day would be even better! But know you prob have other things to be doing!

    Cat - http://catbergin.blogspot.ie/

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  52. I love soap and glory's flake away it smells so nice! x

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  53. I love flake away smells gorgeous and makes my skin super soft

    http://supersnoo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  54. I really want to try out the Soap & Glory Flake Away - it looks amazing!
    Claire xoxo
    http://xstylishbeautyx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  55. You should try the Salux Bath Towel!! It is amazing! It's like an exfoliating towel that makes your skin feel so soft and it makes it easy to scrub those hard to reach places like your back. Plus they are only like $10. Highly recommend!

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