Monday, November 14, 2011

Review: LaRocca Champagne and Shimmer Acai Sugar Polish

I know I literally just got this in my November Birchbox but I thought I'd share my first impressions which I imagine will be my long-term impressions of the product as I only have another use out of the sample pot. I'm referring to the LaRocca Skincare Champagne & Shimmer Acai Sugar Polish.

I'm a bit conflicted about this product. First of all, it is super expensive, clocking in at $37.50 for 6.76 ounces. Second, the consistency is quite weird. It's almost like you whipped up some egg whites made meringue and then made it look like it was jelly. Third, it leave a bit of a residue, but not nearly as bad as some of The Body Shop scrubs or at least the last time I tried them. However, after showering and cleansing my body with body wash, my skin was super soft. So soft I didn't feel compelled to slather moisturizer on which is a feat with my dry skin. So, I've got to say it works. I found that this didn't have enough sugar crystals to my liking and they evaporated rather quickly (so I had to use a lot of the scrub) but that simply means it's more gentle. I don't know. If I magically came into a full size jar, I would definitely use it, but I wouldn't go out of my way to buy this. I prefer the Haus of Gloi Bubbling Scrub just because it's so convenient and is the ultimate in scrubbiness.

If you also received this in your November Birchbox, I'd love to hear your thoughts! 

Ingredients: Organic Sucrose, Cocoas Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, 24K Gold, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Fragrance.
Not tested on animals, paraben free.


Kimmy Ishy said...

Just tried it myself! I'm not sure I'd spend the money either. It definitely softened and made my skin feel smooth, but it seems like a result I can get with a less expensive product.

Jeweled Thumb said...

@Kimmy: Well said!

Semi-Wicked said...

I did get this in my November BB, and I love it! I live in Reno, though - the air is super dry here, so the fact that it seems to add an extra layer of moisture works for me.

I admit, the product didn't seem very "scrubby," but it leaves my bathroom smelling wonderful, even eight hours after my shower! And... my skin feels so good.

It is super pricey, though, just as you stated. Not sure I would buy it, because I'm on a strict budget... but I wouldn't mind having more of this product, that's for sure!

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