Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Review: LUSH Sugar Scrub

I love scrubs! I love scrubby soap, scrubs in tubes and pots, so when LUSH came out with these sugar scrubs a little while ago, I bought a few to try out. The green scrub is an earthy scent that is bordering on chemical, but it doesn't really stick around that much so it's not a huge concern of mine. The major issue I have this product is the delivery system. I applaud LUSH for trying to cut down on consumer waste by not using packaging in their products, but this one would benefit considerably by being placed in a jar. The major issue is you can't cut this up into individual uses and I found it too scrubby and harsh without some added water, which dissolves the product, creating a green slime on my white shower and also makes the floor very slippery, more so than any other scrub that I've used. The scrub itself disintegrates almost immediately when it comes in contact with water and becomes fairly pleasant to use, aside from the slime and the slickness and the fact that soon you have your green money (to the tune of $4.95) slipping down the drain.

If you do manage to conserve some of the product, the question is where to put it. I didn't automatically think to keep a container in my shower for this to be saved in, so I was forced to keep it on my soap dish which created a line of green ooze down my shower wall (isn't talking about this product pleasant?).

I was able to squeeze out 2 uses from my little ball, but I think after I'm done with my little sugar scrub stash (why on earth did I buy more than 1 of these prior to trying it?), I'll be switching to a different scrub.


Kimberly said...

That has been some of my issues with Lush bath products; they only last one use and that's a lot of money for just one shower/bath. I can't justify $5-7 for one bath. And that's the cost of their bath bombs.

PoorCollegeStudent said...

Thanks for the review/warning!

Lillian Funny Face said...

I had one of these and foud i could chop it up (i did it into quarters, each one was just about right for a full bodyu use) i had to just do it with a big kitchen knife, it was tricky but doable.

Jeweled Thumb said...

@Kimberly: I know! I was thinking the same thing when I held up a chunk of LUSH soap next to my Good Enough To Eat Soap - the GETE was so much bigger and cheaper! Makes you think.

@PCS: No problem! There are many better cheaper scrubs out on the market. =)

@Lillian: Hmmm. I might give that a shot with the second LUSH scrub I bought. Still a pain to have to go through the effort of cutting to make it more economical.

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