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Scrub by Venus

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(Milk) Reveal Your Softest Skin Ever! Smells Like Milky Almonds!

The light scent of milky almonds will refresh you while you slough off dead skin and reveal the soft skin you have waiting underneath. The scrub is just abrasive enough to work well without being too rough or too soft. The bottle cap is slightly annoying and it's really the only problem I have with this product. I wish the bottle was bigger because I love this stuff! Highly recommended!
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Pros:
exfoliates well, softens the skin, smells good, rinses easily
Cons:
The bottle cap is easy to drop and lose, I wish the bottle was twice as big!
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review

Use

This aromatic dead sea salt body scrub from Venus is absolutely wonderful! It sloughs off dead skin and leaves your body feeling clean, refreshed, and smooth. This is the first product I've tried from Venus and it left me wanting more. Besides the body scrubs there are also matching body butters, body mists, and bath salts. If you're picking up the body scrub I'd highly recommend purchasing it along with the matching body butter for incredibly soft skin!

The body scrub is made with dead sea salts. If you'd like to learn the basics about "The Dead Sea" and the benefits of using dead sea salt in bath and bodycare, check out this neat little website I found:

Dead Sea Salt

The best use for this product is for exfoliating the skin. If your skin is dull and rough then you probably need to exfoliate! It works great on legs on those days between shaving, arms, elbows, knees, feet, ect. I didn't realize how much I needed this product until after I used it for the first time. I thought my skin felt fine before but after using it you can feel a significant difference in the texture of your skin. "Fall in love with Venus body scrub made to buff your skin to it's softest." I'm definitely in love with this body scrub!
    • Arms
    • Elbows
    • Legs

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

The texture of the body scrub can be described as smooth and grainy. You can feel the salt granules in the scrub when you apply it to your skin. The liquid and the small granules make it look a lot softer than it really is. It's grainy but not too grainy. It's gentle but just rough enough to slough off dead skin cells without being too abrasive. I love the texture of it because when you use it you can feel that it's really working. The liquid is like a really watery gel that drips and pours easily. I would have liked it more if it was thicker in consistency. You have to be very careful when you pour it out because you can easily pour out too much at a time. When in use it feels soft, luxurious, grainy, and smooth. It rathers up slightly when you use your hands. I'm not sure how much it lathers if you prefer to use a wash cloth or a bath sponge. I prefer to use it with my hands and concentrate on those rough areas with my fingertips.
    • Grainy
    • Smooth
    • Thin

Taste / Aroma

When I ordered this product I also ordered the matching body butter to go with it. The body butter has more of a heavier scent than the body scrub and they both smell amazing. Milk smells like a delious whipped blend of milky cream and almonds. I love this scent so much! It's like a natural, oatmeal, almond, milky, yummy scent! It kind of reminds me of Jergens lotion without the cherry. The body scrub is very lightly scented and not nearly as strong as the body butter. When you use the body scrub in the shower like I did you can catch light whiffs of the scent but it's not very strong at all. It smells so good and I wish it was stronger!
    • Clean smell
    • Light smell
    • Smells good

Performance

I took the body scrub in the shower with me. After shampooing my hair, washing my body, ect. I pointed the shower head away from me so I could get a good scrub down before rinsing. The bottle has an annoying little black cap that you have to twist off. It's really easy to drop and lose so you have to be careful with it. I poured some of the body scrub into my hand. You have to be careful when you pour because it's pretty watery and gel like and it's so easy to get too much at once! I did this on accident at first. I rubbed my hands together and just applied it all over my legs and arms, concentrating on those stubborn dry elbows and knees. After a few minutes I rinsed it all off and I could already see and feel a difference in my skin. I didn't experience any burning or allergic reactions at all and my skin is pretty sensitive to these types of products. My skin was rosy and pink but not from irritation, it was more of a healthy pink glow. It's like my circulation improved and I could just see and feel that my skin felt a lot better already. I could definitely feel a difference in the rough spots on my knees and just the overall feeling of my skin. The more you rub it in the velvety it gets. It lathers up slightly and feel really nice but when using your hands it doesn't lather up very much. I could smell the delicious milk scent but it was very light. Rinsing off was no problem at all. The salt goes right down the drain unlike other scrubs where the grains just stick to everything. Plus the salt is clear so you don't have to worry about any visible beads clinging to the shower floors or walls. It's rinses off easily and doesn't leave any stickiness behind.

In the past I've used other scrubs that had blue colored beads in them and they just stick to everything and they're so hard to rinse off! Usually at the end of my shower I end up having to clean my shower by rinsing down all the walls and the floor to get the beads out. It's really inconvenient when you're trying to relax. I didn't have that problem at all with this salt scrub!
    • Needs to be washed off with soap and water
    • Performance
    • Smells good

Packaging

The body scrub was inside of a plastic baggy that was tied with a knot at the top. When I received it there were no leaks. If there had been a leak the rest of my order would have been saved which is always a good thing.

The bottle you get is 8oz. It's a plastic bottle with a black plastic cap that screws off/on. It's a pretty simple bottle with thick shiny sticker labels on the front and back. The cap is my only major issue. I would have prefered to have a click top cap or even a pump. The cap could easily get lost or dropped when you're fumbling with it in the shower. I also want to note that I thought this bottle would be twice as big than it really is. I would love a huge bottle of this body scrub with a pump! I want more more more! If I only use it twice a week I think the bottle might last me a little longer than a month or so. I like to use a lot of product so I'd much rather just grab gobs of this without worrying about wasting it. This body scrub is awesome and I'll definitely be buying more I'm sure.

The sticker label on the front has a white silhouette of a woman which doesn't look sexual in any way. But she's standing in front of somebody naked! You can only see a sliver of the side of the naked body standing behind her so from far away you probably wouldn't really notice. But if you look up close it's obvious. It doesn't show any naughty bits or anything. I don't think it's that explicit at all but it's something to think about if you're giving it as a gift. I think it's fine though.

Special Features

Ingredients:
dead sea salt, pumice, aqua, tea lauryl sulfate, propylene glycol, carbomeroleth 20, glycetreth 26, fragrance, benzophenone 4, methyl paraben, propyl paraben imidiazolidnyl urea, triethanolamine, disodium edta, may contain fd&c yellow 5, yellow 6, red 33, and blue 1.

This product contains parabens and I'm assuming "glycetreth" is glycerin? The bottle also states that Venus does not test on animals. Made in the USA. A natural dead sea product.

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Follow-up commentary
This stuff is amazing! I can really see and feel an improvement in my skin when I use this. My skin is softer and it looks and feels healthier. The scrub can make your skin feel on the dry side so it's best to use a moisturizer as soon as you're rinsed off and out of the shower. I use the matching body butter afterwards and I'd highly recommend getting both. When used together my skin feels so soft and it smells so good! The scent of the scrub is so light and it doesn't linger on the skin at all. I've also used the scrub on my bath pouf and used it as a body wash. It works great for that! It lathers up really nicely and feels velvety and soft.

After this review I ordered the lavender scrub and body butter. The scrub and the body butter smell like a strong, soapy, musky, floral (like typical lavender scented products) with an undertone of a medicinal scent. It's not bad at all and I find this scent really relaxing but some may not like the medicinal scent lingering underneath. It's also a fairly strong scent. This would be great to use if you need to relax after a stressful day or if you have a cold.
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  • sugar&spikes
    sugar&spikes  
    thanks for the review!
  • sweetpea12
    sweetpea12  
    Thanks for the great review!
  • Cat E.
    Cat E.  
    I've never heard of a milky almond.
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