The Gingerbread Man Cometh!
Gingerbread Man body scrub has been around for several years now and it’s another product that I’ve always been meaning to try. I bought The Gingerbread Man hot salt scrub the same time as Have a Zoe Christmas bath and shower gel thinking that using both together would be a real winter treat. I wasn’t all that fussed about the Have a Zoe Christmas gel so I wasn’t sure what to expect with the body scrub.
Size – For £20.50 this is a generous 652g size tub. Most scrub tubs are about 250g which to me is a bit skimpy. Once you peel of the cardboard foil lid this is easy to get open with a screw top lid. The plastic jar itself feels nice and sturdy. I could probably get about 8-10 uses out of this tub.
Texture – It’s wonderfully thick and there are no oils that you have to stir which is brilliant because I hate faffing around with stuff like that while I’m the shower. You really have to dig your hands in to get it out but it’s not a hard crunchy texture it’s more like a cookie batter.
Scrubbing grains – This contains small evenly sized bits of sea salt which are rougher than sugar. The directions say to rub onto to dry skin but found that if I mixed it with a little water first to make a paste (like picture above) it enabled me to give myself a very rough scrubbing down. Even though this says it’s a hot salt scrub it doesn’t heat up or at least not enough for me to notice. This didn’t bother me because it made my body fantastically soft like I’ve just scrapped about 3 layers of skin off which makes me super duper happy. It should also be noted that the scrub rinses very easily, doesn’t leave a residue on you or in the tub.
What’s missing? The scent! There isn’t one other than a slightly soapy smell. Now I could curse a blue streak about this but I refuse to swear on my blog (not because I’m ladylike) because my mom reads it. Yes I was expecting this to smell like spicy gingerbread. Even if this smelled like cookies, vanilla, frosting, or anything sugary that would have been fine but it doesn’t. I did read other reviews of this, most of which mentioned it had a warm spicy scent. I don’t know if they have changed the formulation since it first came out or if those reviewers are smelling something I’m not. Fragrance disappointment aside it this gives me what I crave in a rough body scrub so it’s not a complete bust.
This is available at HQhair for £20.50.