Summer Lovin': Battle Of The Body Scrubs


Exfoliating is a key aspect in maintaining healthy skin but full body exfoliation is often placed low on our list of beauty priorities. During the winter months, we can hide under our many layers of clothing if we've been slack in polishing ourselves to perfection, but there's absolutely no escaping a full body beauty regime in summer.

Throwing caution to the wind, we bare more flesh when the sun is shining to avoid overheating (obviously) and in a desperate attempt to top up our Vitamin D levels. If you're pale and interesting like me, sunshine is usually an excuse to strip off and work on that much-needed Ibiza base tan. You'd never know I was half Spanish with skin like this....

In order to feel confident in a semi-naked, summer-lovin' state, I have to have soft, smooth skin. That means investing in a good body scrub to buff away those dry, flaky imperfections. With thousands of different scrubs on the shelves, it can be a difficult decision.

What if it's too harsh? What if it's too soft? What if it leaves my skin feeling really dry? What if it irritates my sensitive skin? What if it's too expensive? 

Investing time, effort and money into a beauty product that doesn't give you what you need can be really frustrating. So, on my quest to finding the perfect body scrub this summer, I've tried and tested two new organic body scrubs from Australia's favourite all-natural beauty brand, Sukin, and here's the verdict.

Sukin Renewing Body Scrub with green tea and jojoba, £12.99 (200ml)


Although I drink green tea by the gallon, this is the first beauty product I've tried than contains green tea leaves. We're all aware of the health benefits of drinking green tea but it also has great benefits when used topically as an ingredient in beauty products. Packed full of miracle-working antioxidants, green tea protects the skin from free radicals, reduces inflammation, rejuvenates skin cells and prevents premature ageing - so no wonder why beauty brands are including this potent plant in their formulations!
I'd like to buy all the green tea in the world, please.

As well as green tea leaves, the Sukin Renewing Body Scrub also contains micro jojoba beads and ground walnut shells to gently polish the surface of the skin and rose hip oil, coconut oil and aloe vera to nourish the skin during and after exfoliation. With a fresh fragrance and lovely creamy consistency, the scrub requires minimal effort and in no way feels abrasive or uncomfortable. While stimulating the senses, it delicately buffs away to reveal soft, smooth skin and is an absolute pleasure to use. My skin felt softer for up to three days so I'd recommend using the scrub twice a week for enviably soft skin that you won't ever want to cover up.

Sukin Energising Body Scrub with coffee and coconut, £12.99


As a self-confessed coconut addict and the proud owner of an ever-growing collection of coconut-infused beauty products, my initial excitement to try this scrub was off the scale. And with coffee also making a long-lasting impression on the world of beauty, I was very curious to see what effect these two super ingredients would have on my skin.

As well as being a natural exfoliant, ground coffee is heralded for tightening and brightening the skin, improving circulation and reducing the appearance of cellulite. With additional ground coconut and walnut shells for a more effective exfoliation - and coconut oil, rose hip oil and vitamin E for hydration, the Sukin Energising Body Scrub is a refreshing and indulgent way to polish and pamper your way to beautiful skin. While seducing the senses with its beautifully rich long-lasting scent, the scrub stimulates and smoothes the skin, leaving it deliciously soft with a silky sheen. Being slightly more course than the Renewing Body Scrub, I would recommend only using it once a week to avoid irritating the skin.

The Sukin Energising Body Scrub was my favourite scrub of the two and it lived up to all my expectations. I may have been initially swayed by my love of coconut beauty products but regardless, it makes your skin feel wonderful! 


The full Sukin range is available from www.sukinorganics.com and select Holland and Barrett stores.   


26 comments

  1. Awesome! I wanna try both. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Great review. I know someone who would really love those products.

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  3. I also drink a lot of green tea, and I think there should be more beauty products with green tea as ingredient. Body scrubs are important for skin but somehow I am so lazy in winter to take a better care of my skin, I hope I'll change this habit.

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  4. I also drink a lot of green tea, and I think there should be more beauty products with green tea as ingredient. Body scrubs are important for skin but somehow I am so lazy in winter to take a better care of my skin, I hope I'll change this habit.

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  5. They need to find a way to smell products through the computer because these scrubs look like they would smell as luxurious as they look!! Do you know if these products are on any shelves in the USA?

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  6. Great review! I'm a huge fan of coffee scrubs -- they smell amazing and are supposed to help tighten up your skin or something. Either way, I'm for sure going to look into this one.
    xx
    A

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  7. I really like body scrubs especially during the summer. Having dry skin can be terrible and exfoliating is the perfect solution for it. I'm glad you found products that work well for you!

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  8. I haven't used body scrub in a while. Those two look perfect though. Too bad I don't live in Australia: I have to check if they're available here.

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  9. This is a nice review. Though, I am not that a fan that product. Thanks for sharing

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  10. Yes, I am a coconut addict as well. Love the smell and taste!

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  11. Welcome to the self-confessed Coconut-aholics club where we are obsessed with using coconut.We like to think that coconut is the avocado of the beauty world so some good choices here!

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  12. Ahh these look gorgeous. I've only recently tried a coffee body scrub but boy have I been missing out!

    Ami xxx
    www.ami-rose.com

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  13. I love a good scrub that work well on my skin.

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  14. I love a good scrub that work well on my skin.

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  15. These products seem to be a very good choice! I need something like this! ;-)

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  16. I really want to try the energizing body scrub. Working a full time demanding job and making time to blog as taken a toll on me

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  17. i LOVE body scrubs. Both look amazing so i might try both haha

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  18. I'd never heard of Sukin until reading this, look interesting may have to look into them when my current body scrub runs out thankyou :)

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  19. All of these look amazing and interesting!

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  20. Nice review, I did not know the brand yet but I am going to look into them... Although I am a bit afraid that they problem are not yet selling in the Netherlands...

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  21. That renewing one sounds like something I could use!

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  22. I also didn't know about the benefits of green tea in beauty products. I also haven't heard of this brand, definitely need to take a look at their products.

    Sempiternal Adventures

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  23. If I'm honest as a geezer I'm highly unlikely to try these products but appreciate the blog well written

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  24. I drink green tea as much, but never really try product consist green tea. The scrubs sound great for the skin treatment.

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  25. I've always wanted to try Sukin. I guess they have worldwide shipping...I will check their website :)

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  26. I love body scrubs as it makes my skin soft and smooth. These looks like a good products to try. Thanks for sharing dear.

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