I had heard about Soap & Glory products several times before, but never really tried any until recently – when I chanced upon the bath and body care range at the Sephora store in Palladium, Mumbai. As I had only come across good reviews about the brand, I bought the Soap & Glory Scrub ‘Em & Leave ‘Em Body Buff on a whim. Thankfully, it turned out to be a rather wise purchase!
The scrub is scented with the brand’s very own Mist You Madly fragrance – a strong floral scent with notes of mandarin, bergamot, blackcurrant, magnolia, musk, freesia, and vanilla. That’s probably one of my favourite things about this product – its gorgeous fragrance! The other highlight is that it has both exfoliating and moisturizing properties, unlike some scrubs that leave your skin feeling dry. Babassu oil, sea salt, jojoba oil, and mandarin oil are just some of the ingredients that add to the uniqueness of this product.
Coming to my experience of the scrub – when I tried it for the first time, I was pleasantly surprised by how soft and supple my skin felt! The effect was instant! I didn’t even feel the need to apply a body lotion after. Although I would recommend you follow up with a cream in the current dry weather, especially if you already have dry skin.
The only downside is that once water gets inside the tub, the scrub gets sticky. Make sure you apply it on your skin before you get into the shower, because not only will the result be much better, but you’ll manage to retain the body buff’s original texture as well. You also need to ensure the lid is tightly shut before storing it, because the sweet and salty ingredients tend to attract ants.
Final verdict: Priced at approximately Rs. 800 for 300 ml, this product is the scrub of my dreams! I highly recommend it because of its exfoliating and moisturizing properties and its delicious fragrance! All you need to do is scoop out a handful of the creamy body buff, rub it all over, and rinse after, as it works better on bare skin than wet skin.
Before I conclude, I should add that recently, when I was in Dubai, I bought the Soap & Glory Daily Smooth Body Butter, along with the Scrub ‘Em & Leave ‘Em Body Buff from Boots, as it has the same fragrance and helps enhance the moisturizing effect. I’ll be sharing my experience of the lotion in the next post. Check back soon!