The Rough With The Smooth Body Scrub Review

5 Jul 2017

I'm a firm believer in exfoliating from top to toe. Not only does it help to remove dead skin cells and smooth skin, but I find exfoliating helps my moisturisers and treatments work better, whether that be facial exfoliators or body exfoliators. I've recently been using a solid exfoliator from Lush, The Rough With The Smooth Body Scrub, a product I find much quicker and easier to use than scooping exfoliators out of jars bit by bit - this is a simple product for exfoliating your entire body in one go.

Lush The Rough with the Smooth Body Scrub Review
Lush The Rough with the Smooth Body Scrub Review
To look at it, The Rough With The Smooth Body Scrub (£5.95) isn't the most enticing Lush product. It's not bright and colourful, in fact, it looks more like a chunk of a brick than anything else. It doesn't smell amazing and it doesn't have any show-off features, but it is effective. It has a subtle but deep and heady scent, teaming warming and stimulating Black Pepper Oil with relaxing and earthy Patchouli Oil, sweet and comforting Vanilla Absolute and moisturising Murumuru Butter alongside granulated sugar. 

It's easiest to use in the shower, and despite getting wet it doesn't dissolve as you would imagine, considering it's scrubby texture comes from sugar. It's easy to grip onto and hold and you can guide it around your body, scrubbing away at your skin from top to toe; I find a circular motion gets the best result. I can use this solid body scrub all over my body in less than two minutes, whilst scooping out product from a pot and doing a limb at a time can take me anywhere between 5-10 minutes, so for a busy stay-at-home-working mama like me, it's a much better alternative. 

Does it leave my skin as silky smooth as spending extra time and using a more expensive product would? Not quite, but if I use this daily, it does leave my skin soft and smooth. It also lasts for ages! I've been using mine daily, if not every other day, for a month now and I've hardly dented it, so cost wise I do think it works out better. It's also completely mess-free to use, which is a definite bonus!

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