Hi guys. So today I’m reviewing the PHB Ethical Beauty Pink Grapefruit Handmade Sugar Scrub. It’s an exfoliator for your body that comes in the form of a bar.
I was really excited to try this because I thought it would be less wasteful than exfoliating scrub in loose form. I don’t know about you but when I use exfoliator in loose form, I tend to use loads and lot of it just tends to go down the drain having hardly touched my skin.
It’s really affordable as with the rest of the PHB Ethical products cosing £4.95 for 100g of product. Compared to the other natural body scrubs on the market, this is very cheap.
I always tend to make my own exfoliating scrub because it’s so quick and easy and way cheaper than buying any of the natural branded body scrubs. It does the trick at a fraction of the price. However because this was so cheap I thought I’d give it a try.
As with all PHB Ethical Beauty products, the sugar scrub is free from animal ingredients, parabens, SLS, DEA, TEA, Alcohol (ethyl alcohol, ethanol), phenoxyethanol, artificial perfumes /fragrance, petrochemicals, methylisothiazolinone, phthalates, colourants, silicone, mineral oils and propylene glycol. PHB products are Organic, Vegan & Halal.
Some of the main ingredients are;
- organic cocoa – great for keeping the skin soft and moisturised
- pure can sugar – good for exfoliating the skin to keep it smooth and bright, and boosting circulation
- lemon and grapefruit oil – great for brightening dull skin
The scrub smells great and from touching it you can tell it’s moisturising as there was a slight oily residue on the bar. Not something I’m mad at.
However, on first use I found it the scrub really rough on the skin. I used it almost like a bar of soap applying the bar directly to wet skin. It left scratch marks all over my arms and legs. I looked like I had been attacked by an evil cat.
Admittedly this only happened on the first use. After that it’s almost as if my skin had removed the first scratchy layer of exfoliants from the bar and then it was more pleasant to use but it’s still not my favourite.
My skin was left soft and supple but I don’t want to have to pay the price of having really scratched up legs every time I purchase a new one.
So to conclude…
This is not for me. I’m a fan of harsher exfoliants but this one is just too scratchy for me. It’s uncomfortable to use and leaves your skin looking like it was attacked by that really ugly hairless cat that Rachel bought in Friends episode ‘The One With The Ball’.