Review | The Body Shop Spa Fit Smoothing & Refining Body Scrub

An invigorating citrus body scrub, this product from The Body Shop is one of the better body exfoliators in the market.

With scrubby bits that feel organic (read: no rounded synthetic beads) yet not abrasive, it gives a satisfying exfoliating experience but does not rub the skin raw. It’s this balance that makes showering with it a pleasure.

The gel crème base is lovely too – the consistency isn’t too rich or greasy; mixing it with water actually turns it into a cream sorbet texture that feels silky on the skin. It foams up adequately, cleansing effectively in tandem with the exfoliants. I can see a visible difference post-wash – my skin looks cleaner and feels much smoother.

I haven’t seen the ingredient list but according to the brand, it contains 100% natural-origin citrus ingredients. It also has mint in it, I believe, because it leaves a cooling sensation similar to that of this ingredient. The light scent actually reminds me of a lemon mint drop! ;)

The mechanism of my press piece seems a touch unwieldy, the metal parts somewhat unyielding when I try to open or close the glass jar. Once fastened, though, the jar is pretty secure, which makes it suitable for travel.

In Singapore, this zesty body scrub retails at S$42.90 (200 ml). Slightly pricey but well worth the money for its efficacious performance.

To complete the skin-pampering experience, the brand recommends their Satsuma Body Butter (S$30.90/200 ml). An intensive body cream, it contains Community Traded melon seed oil, as well as shea and cocoa butter, to moisturise the skin post-exfoliation. I haven’t tried it but with its sweet orange notes, it’d make an apt scent complement to the scrub.

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