Good morning everyone!
Today I’m bringing you a review of one of the products that I got when I purchased BodyShop’s Large Holdall (review here).
As I said in the review, I’m not a massive fan of BodyShop because I expect more from their products in terms of scents. There’s other brands and ranges that have stronger scents and are cheaper.
Nonetheless, I was really looking forward to trying the Body Polish in Strawberry that came with the Large Holdall, that I love!
Its look reminds me a lot of strawberries with the black beads and the tiny red beads inside that help scrub off your dead skin and leave your skin smooth.
This is what they say about the Body Polish products:
“Have good, clean fun and smooth skin at the same time thanks to this fragrance foaming gel-based scrub that’s gentle enough to use everyday. Dead skin cells are removed in no time, revealing brighter, healthy-looking skin thanks to natural exfoliators. Containing Community Trade organic honey”
The Body Polish comes in a clear, squeezey tube with a sturdy plastic, milky lid that shuts tightly. I like this packaging because it is hygenic and it’s easy to dispense the product. The opening in the tube through which the product is dispensed is big enough for the big and small beads to come through. I also like that the tube is see-through so you can see the product – it looks pretty awesome and as I said it looks very much like a strawberry. 5 out of 5
The strawberry version of the Body Polish is red like a strawberry gel and has black and tiny red beads (it’s difficult to spot them in the tube). The Satsuma version is orange and looks like it has satsuma bits in it. And if you still can’t tell what “flavor” the body scrub is – the label includes an image of the fruits on the front. On the back you can find instructions and a list of ingredients – it contains organic honey. As far as I can tell there’s only a Strawberry and a Satsuma version of the Body Polish – at least online. I would’ve liked some other “flavors” but it doesn’t make too much of a difference to me. Both of them cost £5. 4.5 out of 5
In the description it says that it leaves you with a healthy-looking, smooth skin. It certainly does. My skin felt really smooth and even and looked healthy too! So that part is definitely right. The beads in the product feel really gentle on the skin – it’s not scratchy like the beads or scrubbing particles in other products that I’ve come across. So again, the description in that sense is true. It does claim however that it’s foaming and it does, but not a lot – at least it didnt lather up a lot on my skin. So maybe not so true. This however didn’t make a difference to the effectiveness of the product itself. What disappointed me though was the fact that when you squeeze the product out it really smells like strawberries, but once you’re done showering/bathing and have toweled dry you skin doesn’t smell of strawberries at all – which is what I would expect of a product that smells so strongly of strawberries at first. 3.5 out of 5
I like this product. It looks great, it comes in fantastic packaging, it’s gentle to the skin and makes it feel soft and smooth and look healthy! The only downside is that it doesn’t make your skin smell of strawberries. Now, I’m not sure if the price is always £5 a piece. If it is then it’s a great value for money product. If it is normally pricier, I wouldnt buy it again, simply because there’s other products that might not look as nice, but do the same job just as gently. 4 out of 5
Packaging: 5 out of 5
Product: 4.5 out of 5
Quality: 3.5 out of 5
Overall: 4 out of 5
Total: 16 out of 20
I hope you liked my review of the BodyShop Body Polish. I said it in my other review – this is only the 2nd time that I am using BodyShop products. It seems that it is an OK brand and OK products, but nothing I personally would go crazy for.