Review: Is Soap and Glory “The Greatest Scrub Of All”?

If you’ve got dry, sensitive skin like me, trying a new face scrub is likely to be something you’re a little bit apprehensive about. A face scrub in my skin care routine is crucial to smooth over dry patches, but it must be gentle enough to not aggravate my eczema.

So, into my skincare routine walks Soap and Glory “The Greatest Scrub of All”. Bold claims straight away from the name, but I was initially sceptical due to previous bad and painful experiences with harsh scrubs. Sold as a “DIY micro-dermabrasion”,  the scrub contains salicylic acid, which is traditionally known to treat oily skin. However, it’s also fantastic for breaking down dead skin cells without actively having to “scrub” them away as it encourages natural skin turnover.

The scrub is for all skin types, and recommends using a pea-sized amount onto damp skin wherever your problem areas are (whether that be an oily nose to unclog pores or an area of flakey skin) for around 30 seconds.

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I was instantly drawn into the claim that the scrub gave “instant radiance”. I’ve been using this once or twice a week after using a cleanser in the evening, and following with moisturiser as directed.

The Results

Honestly, the face polish has become a firm favourite in my routine. The grains within the scrub are not too harsh and very finely milled within the polish itself, which means 30 seconds is perfect to give a good amount of exfoliation. It’s not too harsh for my skin and leaves it feeling soft and visibly more radiant. I stuck to using it once a week, sometimes twice if I had a particular problem area, and this worked great for me. If you have more oily skin, you possibly could use it more for a deeper clean.

Most amazingly, I have noticed a huge improvement on my facial milia. Due to my eczema, I have to use a heavy moisturiser to treat it which can cause the annoying tiny white bumps to appear around my eyes and under my cheeks. I, of course, don’t use the scrub on my eye area itself but those under and around the eye they are visibly reduced. Salicylic acid does = DIY microdermabrasion in this case!

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I’d definitely say the scrub lives up to its claims of being suitable for all skin types and giving instant radiance. It’s one that you can adapt to suit you based on how much you use and how frequent etc. Is it the Greatest Scrub of All? That’s for you to try the polish and answer!

You can buy The Greatest Scrub of all here for £9 for 150ml.

Do you use a face scrub in your skincare routine?

C x

*Blog supported by Soap and Glory. All opinions are my own.

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FeelUnique Skin Care Savings

I make no attempt to hide the fact that I am a huge lover of all things beauty. Whether it be make-up, skincare or fragrance, it could definitely be said I have an ever growing collection. FeelUnique is a fantastic website that I use regularly to feed my habit as it always has fantastic prices and a huge variety of both low cost and high end brands such a Decleor and Urban Decay.

They are currently running a “specialist skincare event” with up to 1/3 off best selling brands such a Vichy and La Roche-Posay, alongside 3 for 2 offers and free gifts. What’s even better is that you can get a further 15% off using code STYLE2015 (this is valid on all products on the website) meaning huge savings to be had! They also offer free worldwide delivery on all orders over £10.

I placed an order for my holy grail skin care of the Vichy Aqualia Thermal Light and Rich creams, which already had a fantastic 33% saving at £12 each and then a further 15% off taking the order down to just £20.40 in total (from £36 normally). I highly recommend the moisturisers if like me you suffer from dry and dehydrated skin.

The skin care event ends midnight Tuesday 30th June, and you can visit the site here.

Will you be placing a FeelUnique order?