Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Three of the Best: Body Scrubs

With my wedding rapidly approaching and my honeymoon soon after, I've been bordering on obsessed with body scrubs for the past week or so. I thought it was the perfect opportunity to share three of my favourites with you. Whether you're setting off for a late summer holiday, or prepping your skin for applying fake tan to make everyone think you've just got back... body scrubs are essential for keeping your skin in tip-top condition, and enhancing the life of your tan (whether it's real OR fake!)

I'm going to be unconventional and start at the bottom with Elemis' 'Frangipani Monoi Salt Glow'. This is the most expensive of the bunch at an eye-watering £36.50 (but currently 20% off on feelunique if you like the look of it!). It is however, by far the most luxurious and most fabulous smelling. It contains monoi oil, frangipani flowers, mineral-rich salts and hibiscus; an utter treat for the skin. It's one of those products that I personally would never buy for myself but would love to receive as a gift! It leaves your skin feeling beautifully smooth and rejuvenated, and the scent lingers on your skin and in your bathroom all day. One criticism I have is that it takes a lot to exfoliate your full body - this 16oz pot probably has about 8 uses in it (for me, at least!)
Second up is probably my least favourite of the bunch, but more of my day to day go-to scrub. It's from one of my favourite bath and body brands, Rituals, and it's the 'Good Luck Scrub'. This smells nice and uplifting, and I would say it's the harshest of all three scrubs. It feels like it's really doing something, but is definitely the least luxurious. This is reflected in the price at £15. It does the job, but compared to the other two... it's really lagging behind on the pampering front.
Last but not least is the scrub that really took me by surprise this summer. I'm not normally a huge fan of Clinique body, skincare or makeup products (asides from the chubby sticks for eyes that I spoke about a couple of weeks ago, and the high lengths mascara) but they sent me this a few months ago. Initially I opened it, smelt it, pulled a face, put it down and left it there for a couple of weeks. With my wedding approaching, a few weeks ago I couldn't help but be drawn back in by it's name.. 'Sparkle Skin'. Enticing, no?!
It's the weirdest texture. Something about it is quite creamy, yet it's really solid and a little goes a long way (something seriously rare when it comes to scrubs!) This feels the most gentle on the skin, yet somehow, when it comes to results, I like this so much more than any other scrub I've tried. It doesn't feel abrasive on the skin at all. The particles feel much smaller than your average scrub, yet it leaves your skin smooth, fresh, baby soft, almost glowing.

For a product that smells pretty horrible in the pot (Clinique doesn't fragrance their products), it has a minty freshness about it when you're actually using it (I'm not sure how that happens, but I like it!) If  you are on the market for a new body scrub, I couldn't recommend this strongly enough. It's not cheap at £22.50 for 250ml, but it will last you considerably longer than any of it's counterparts and it's really a lovely product.
What's your favourite body scrub for the summer time? 
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  1. wow looks amazing! Great post!
    xx
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  2. The Clinique one looks and sounds amazing! xx

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  3. Lovely post! I'm really loving Burt's Bees Pomegranate Scrub, it's such a lovely smell for the summer and works into the skin so well!

    Erin, xx

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  4. I really like the Clinique scrub, as it has the creamy texture I find it isn't too harsh for my sensitive skin.

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  5. I'm looking for a new body scrub, so I may need to try some of these out. Eyeing up the Clinique one!
    Starting a make up artistry course that involves body painting so if people are going to see me naked, I want the best skin ever!

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  6. That Elemis scrub looks gorgeous, but I don't think I could spend that much on a scrub! (Unless I was getting married then it'd be right there with your recommendation!)

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  7. Great post Fleur! I'm getting married in one month, and this post reminded me that I need to start scrubbing again to prepare!

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  8. I really want to try the Ren Moroccan Rose Otto Sugar Body Polish, it smells fabulous. It's on my wish-list!

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  9. I usually go for a nice smelling body scrub over scrubs that show results, but maybe I will give the Clinque body scrub a go as my skin is in desperate need of sparkle H x

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  10. If you have not tried Lush's Ocean Salt Cleanser as a body scrub you are missing out!! Really exfoliates the skins and leaves it baby soft! Also the antibacterial effects of the lime and vodka helps cleanse pores and brighten skin (Good for dark spots). But i'm really interested in using the Elemis scrub!


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  11. I like the look of those, lovely post! :)
    xoxo

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  12. I love Rituals,particularly the Sakura range, so I can't wait to try the body scrub, it sounds amazing!

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  13. you should try some sanctuary spa products especially the salt scrub. i havent tried it but ive heard great things about it!

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  15. Im on the search for my perfect scrub, as always. I actually like mine to be quite harsh on my skin, I like to know its really scrubbing away. I actually like the look of the rituals one, was disappointing to hear it was your least favourite..

    Lianne
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  16. The clinique one sounds nice im running out of body scrub just have a soap and glory one left

    Carrieanne x

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  17. I was given the Clinique one as a gift a while ago and it has been sitting in the bathroom cabinet ever since! I never used it because of the smell! I will definitely give it a try after reading this - thanks for the tip :-) xx

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  18. Really want to try the Clinique body scrub now, thanks! Good luck on your big day!

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  19. Really want to try the Clinique body scrub glancingbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. These sound lovely! I'm a bit obsessed with Soap and Glory's Pulp Friction at the moment - I feel like it actually stays on my skin long enough to exfoliate nicely :)

    Sophie
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    xxx

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  21. I love Soap and Glory's Scrub of your Life, we are just starting to get more of the soap and glory brand in Canada and it's so exiting. Their product just smell amazing!

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  22. I love the rituals one. It's my all time favorite. xx

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  23. i can feel the smell of the products after reading this :D

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  24. Soap and Glory Breakfast scrub is my favourite! it smells yum:) Bet your so excited for your wedding! Not long at all now:)
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  25. Elemis one looks so good. Love the packaging =P

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  26. Thanks for the great review, I love Rituals but the Clinique sounds very tempting :)

    Chris x

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  27. Great review! I really want to try more clinique products and this one sounds really good. :)

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  28. Thanks for sharing! I'd like to give the Clinique one a try, it's probably the most conventional of the bunch.
    <3 Carolyn

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  30. Thanks for sharing these scrubs.

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  31. I love body scrubs my fav one right now is from bath and body works but will def. try these too now knowing they are your top 3 thanks for sharing these! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  32. I really want to try clinques scub it looks amazing!

    mana
    Fashion and Happy Things

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  33. These all look lovely! I have a pot of body sugar which does a great job of exfoliating my skin and I use that with a soap or shower gel:)

    Charlotte xxx

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  34. Have you tried the Burt's Bees Honey Shea Sugar Scrub? It's super exfoliating and smells amazing!

    Lucy x

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  35. I need a new scrub , so i might buy one of these !!! Also Oriflame has some great scrubs :)

    NovembreBeaute

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  36. Love this post :-) even though you said it doesn't smell great in the pot for some reason the Clinique scrub is the one I want to try most ha ha xx

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  37. Can't wait to try the Clinique scrub. It looks really unique AND effective. xx

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  39. These all sound great! The Clinique scrub was my favourite years ago, so you've reminded me how lovey it is :)

    -Jen

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  40. The clinique one seems really interesting. I might give it a go.

    Zoe
    The Caribbean Flower

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  41. Amazing post! I'm so keen to try these out! Thanks fleur

    XoXo
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  42. I love soap and glory body scrubs! I would love to try all of these though, and after you raved about the elemis one in a video once, every time someone asked me to recommend a good one, I always tell them about your video!:) xx

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  43. I think I might just try out the Clinique one!

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  44. Great post, thanks for sharing!:)

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  45. I like using my Soap and Glory Flake Away when I want a really abrasive exfoliater like before shaving or applying tan, but as an every day, moisturising scrub I love the Laura Mercier ones. They are more gritty than I was expecting and do a good job of softening the skin, probably because they are really nourishing and moisturising too. Not cheap but SO worth it!

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  46. I've been on the market for a less abrasive exfoliator for a while. I don't like to feel like I'm using sandpaper on my skin, lol. The Clinique Sparkle Skin sounds intriguing, I think I'm going to give it a try! Thanks for the tip!

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  48. Great post I love a good body srub

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  49. So excited for your wedding, Fleur! Congrats, once again! xx
    I feel that The Body Shop scrub is a go-to!
    xoxo,
    BerryBloomXO

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  50. I didn't even know Clinique had a scrub! I'm definitely going to check it out! Thanks for the post!! xo Kelly http://chicnstylishblog.blogspot.com/

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  51. You and the Clinique scrub had me at 'minty'! There's nothing I love more than mint in a product, I'll definitely be checking this out! I've been using Soap & Glory's 'Flake Away' these last months but I did not like it that much, I didn't really feel like it exfoliated my skin as much as I would want it to.

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  52. I love the Clinique srub! One of my absolute favourites!

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  53. I love the Clinique scrub!! The Clinique products works so well on me!

    xo Valerie

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  54. These all seem very nice! I just tried The Body Shop's body scrub and polish at a friends house and fell in love with it. Ordered it for myself now. When I run out of it I think I will definitely try out the Clinique scrub.

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  58. I didn't even realise that Clinque did a body scrub....this may have to go on my wish list!

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  59. mmm I think Im gonna try these,
    even though I love my collistar one!

    Lonneke X
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  60. I LOVE RITUALS :)

    it makes me feel reborn :) !

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  61. The Elemis scrub sounds amazing! If it was a little cheaper I would definitely purchase it.

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  62. I recentlty bought the Clinique one and I love it the fresh minty feeling it leaves!

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  63. I have the clinique one and I think it's amazing! The smell doesn't bother me at all! I loved your review! xoxo
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  64. I am def trying the clinique one!

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