Friday, April 3, 2009

Review: Village Naturals Body Scrub

I ran across this at Meijer. I thought Village Naturals was only sold in Wal-Mart, but apparently they are in most stores. Regular price was $3.00, but it was on sale for $2, so you know I couldn't help myself. They have both sugar and salt scrubs. I picked the sugar.

I've never used such a basic scrub before and was kind of put off by all the oil floating on top. I thought it would be more blended. I used it this morning and hated it when I was in the shower, but now I think I kind of liked it.

I gave it a good shake to mix things up before I pulled the protective tab off. The sugar makes a great scrub and it lasts as long as you need it. I did my upper body. Good exfoliation, but I felt like a giant greaseball after using it. I did a once over with soap to get some oil off of me. Once I was out and started drying off, the oil finally sunk in so I wasn't greasy. I think if I had used this in the tub, I wouldn't have been able to get out. It does leave a greasy scum exactly where you are standing, which is dangerous.

Overall, it was okay. I will finish out the jar, but I won't repurchase. Other painpoint aside from sliding around in the shower, is the jar is very cheap, thin plastic that doesn't hold it's shape - or the lid. I couldn't get it back on straight.

Video on making your own scrub

Grade: Product - B+, Packaging: D
Price: $3
Size: 11.5 ounces
Pros: Super cheap, generous amount, good scrubbing action.
Cons: That flimsy jar that won't screw shut. Slip 'n slide in the shower.

Ingredients: Sugar, Sweet Almond Oil, Olive Oil, Fragrance

1 comment:

  1. For the price, this is one of the best inexpensive exfoliators on the market.

    It has the right amount of oil and when blended, creates an incredible shaving solvent, as well as a soothing body scrub.

    It rinses well and the oil helps my skin stay soft and smooth. It was never too harsh to use everyday.

    Both the sugar and the salt is great but I am finding I have to order it via the net. It appears as if Wal-Mart no longer stocks this brand. It is a shame!!