Burt’s Bees Cranberry & Pomegranate Sugar Scrub 226.5g
I first saw this reviewed by Karen on Makeup & Beauty Blog and thought I better get me some pronto. As you probably already know Burt’s Bees really go out of their way to make beauty products as close to 100% natural as they can. This is in fact made with 100% natural ingredients so top marks for that. Here’s a break down of the main points and what I thought:
Size – Mmm I’m not happy with amount you get in the 226.5g tub. I don’t mind paying for a bigger tub because when scrubs are around this size I can only get three uses out of them at most. The container itself is nice sturdy recyclable plastic although you may have to check if you can recycle it your own country.
Texture – This is an oily scrub but there are no pools of oil floating around that you would have to mix up. The soybean, coconut, and fruit oils are evenly mixed with the scrubby bits. It is on the thicker side and looks like raspberry sorbet.
Scrubbing grains – The grains are made up of sugar which is more gentle that using salt. There are also some lovely little red cranberry seeds floating around with the sugar and oils which gives this a festive twist. The mixture is easy to spread and you get that nice sugar crunching sound when you rub the scrub over your skin. There will be an oily residue left on your skin after you rinse off the scrub, so it’s a good idea to wash yourself first then use the scrub if you want the oils to act as a moisturiser. These absorb in the skin fairly quickly so you don’t need to worry about feeling like a chip pan for the rest of the day.
Scent – This is very strong – more pomegranate than cranberry. It’s refreshing and different and not sickly sweet. I just don’t know if I like the smell of pomegranate. It reminds me of honeydew melon and I’m not really keen on honeydew melon either to eat or the way it smells. I don’t think this should put anyone off because it doesn’t smell awful – it’s just my personal preference. I’m sure The Body Shop does pomegranate shower products at Christmas time that smell similar, so if you like those then you will like this.
Results – This does leave my skin feeling plump and moisturised. This is a fairly rough scrub but it doesn’t scratch as all the sugar grains are evenly sized and you could make it more gentle by not using as much. I would probably only use this in winter as the residue from the oils would make me feel hot and sticky in the Summer.
I was quite excited to find this at Feelunique for £11 including delivery when the recommended retail price is £12.99, but they don’t seem to sell it anymore. You can get this for £12.99 at Bath & Unwind. Fragrance aside I would buy this again when I’m feeling in a festive mood or when my skin gets really dry and needs a nourishing treat.