When I was a teenager, I used to regularly buy body scrubs from The Body Shop, but they were slightly budget busting, so I stopped buying them when I hit my twenties, and haven't bought any since, although I'm sure I'd find them much more reasonable now. I was lucky enough to get sample sachets of different body scrubs when I won Computer Girl's giveaway last year, and I decided to try out the Papaya scrub today.
The first thing I noticed was the wonderful, fruity smell. Whilst I wouldn't have chosen a fruity smell myself, it was very pleasant and not at all over-powering or artificial. The scrub itself was very 'scrubby', which I personally really like. There was enough in the packet to scrub my arms, legs and chest, so plenty in there for a full-body application.
The packet says that it contains 'papaya seed oil to moisturise'. I was slightly apprehensive about this, as I generally dislike scrubs which leave a residue, or oil behind. I prefer to moisturise separately, and I just want a scrub to scrub! But I didn't have to worry - my skin felt very soft afterwards, but there was no residue left on my skin, so this is definitely a product which needs an additional moisturiser - a good thing!
So this one gets a Bristol Beauty Blog thumbs up. I'm pleased to note that there are a couple more samples of Body Shop body scrubs in my sample stash and I also received a full size Body Shop body scrub for Christmas, so I can get back into the habit of using them.
Do you prefer 'scrubby' body scrubs, or the ones which moisturise as well?
Thanks for reading! xx