Monday, November 14, 2011
Review: LaRocca Champagne and 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.