Sugared body polish - scrub by Not Soap Radio - review by DeliciousSurprise

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Sugared body polish

Scrub by Not Soap Radio

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I'd like to be lounging poolside at a beachfront resort, but not with this scrub.

This is a nice scrub for people trying to avoid the harshness of salt scrubs, but the overwhelming cranberry scent and lack of lasting soft skin makes this kind of underwhelming.
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Pros:
Smells like cranberry, easy to use, does leave my skin softer
Cons:
Doesn't smell like what it promised it would, doesn't leave my skin softer for very long.
Rating by reviewer:
3
extremely useful review

Use

This Not Soap, Radio sugared body polish (in scent Lounging Poolside at a Beachfront Resort, which I'll call "Lounging" from here out) is an exfoliating scrub for use in the shower or bathtub. Its sole function? To make you and your skin look and feel fabulous.

This particular scrub isn't geared towards men or women, though the flowers on the cap might be a little too feminine for your beau's Guns N' Roses themed bathroom.

Lounging's packaging does indicate it's safe for the bath or shower, but I'd caution against slathering yourself with this sugar scrub in the tub--remember, sugar is what gives some of us those painful infections, so if you're prone, be careful!

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

The scrub, initially, was extremely difficult to remove from the tub--if you're able to bring a spoon or one of those wooden tongue depressors into the shower with you for the first application, you'll have an easier task of it! You can also use long fingernails, if you've got them, to kinda get in there and scoop some out, but then you've got sugar scrub under your nails to deal with.

After a few uses, if you've been reaching in with damp fingers, you'll find that the scrub becomes a bit softer and more liquid-like, from the moisture wetting the scrub--and this ruins its power as a scrub, since the sugar dissolves and only the seeds function.

The scrub itself is lightly grained, like super fine sand, with flecks of cranberry seed interspersed.

Taste / Aroma

I hate to say it, but I was really overwhelmed with the scent. I checked out Not Soap, Radio's website to get a better handle on what this was going to smell like, and they claimed it would smell like, "Coconut, vanilla, pineapple, slight gardenia, hibiscus." Aah, tropical island with fruity little cocktails, here I come, I thought.

Unfortunately, I don't smell any of that. I just smell Cranberry... Which is fine, because I like cranberry, but I don't smell any of the coconut, vanilla or pineapple I thought would dominate this scrub.

Performance

The function of this one was a mixed bag. It did work well as a scrub, but when you apply it to very damp skin, it changes texture completely and becomes a foamy lather that's not really grainy, and runs off your skin easily. Because at that point it's not doing much exfoliation, you have to apply more.

The packaging touts that it's good for before shaving, but I must advocate that you rinse it off before shaving! I thought that I'd just scrub and use the foam as a shower gel, but I didn't realize that the little seeds would get stuck in my razor. Poor planning. Scrub and rinse.

I also found that it balled up easily in its semi-solid sugar scrub form, if I took too much out at once, so be a bit judicious when you're scooping!


The manufacturer also promises that dry skin will be vanquished, but I've found that while it does leave my skin softer while I'm in the shower, the effect doesn't last--almost like it's exfoliating but not providing any moisturizing to actually heal the dry skin.

Packaging

The scrub came packaged in a little tub, with the following paragraph written on the top:

I'm not here, I'm really lounging poolside at a beachfront resort.

The ultimate tropical escape. Crystal clear azure waves meet the sky as I gaze past sugar-white sands and towering cliffs. Palm trees frame the sweeping vista. The sun warms me from bronzed head to manicured toe. Not a care in the world, this is paradise.

Reality is simply what you make of it.


I think this is kind of a wonderful message, because I get to twirl away and be on a beach instead of in a shower when I'm using this.

The tub also has some other important info, like that it's got 8.5 ounces of scrub, and the list of ingredients:

Sucrose, butyrospermum Parkii(Shea Butter) Fruit, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Catearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Stearic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Fragrance, Tocopheryl (Vitamin E), Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seeds, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol.
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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Comments
  • DeliciousSurprise
    Thanks y'all for reading! Latsyrc, I hope you find a good scent for you!
  • Cat E.
    Good review.
  • sugar&spikes
    thanks for the review!
  • sweetpea12
    Thanks for the great review!
  • amazon
    Thanks
  • (k)InkyIvy
    Wonderfully thorough review! Thanks so much for taking the time to share!
  • Gettinmymojoback
    thanks very much!
  • Lovely Jubblies
    Thanks for the review
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