Sunday, August 7, 2011
Product Review: Bliss Lemon + Sage Body Scrub
There are a couple of things I must mention before I get into my brief review of this product.
First, being a reformed product junky, this item was not on my shopping list when I entered the Sephora counter at my local JC Penny. I went in there to get another acne skin care kit by Philosophy, and I thought IF there is something in there that I really need, then MAYBE I'll get it, but for the most part if I need something I will hit up my local Duane Reade, Family Dollar, Dollar Tree, or wherever I can get a discount. And considering the fact that his particular item is produced by Bliss, well imagine the $'s that flashed in my mind when even thinking about considering purchasing one of their products (which I know are very good, just not for my pockets at this point in time).
The second thing I must mention is that after opening the jar, I was immediately transported to a good time in my childhood. I couldn't pinpoint the exact moment in time, but all of a sudden I was reminded of my beloved Grandmother and how she used to always give my sister and I little bath and beauty products. I just remember sitting on the floor in her apartment in the Bronx and being surrounded by these smells that were both aesthetically pleasing as well as comforting... but I have digressed severely so let me get to it.
I am usually suspicious of body scrubs since I usually end up feeling like they don't do what I want them to do, which is to make me feel like I've been sandblasted, BUT I like this one, a lot. From the smell, to the scrubbing effect, to the price (I got it on clearance - the last one - for 7 bucks! The original price is $36, so I guess I'm going to have to save this scrub for special occasions until it goes on super sale again!)
The directions instruct the used to scrub the product on the body for a minimum of 5 minutes BEFORE getting into the shower. They suggest that frequent "scrubbing sessions" will soften skin and invigorate circulation.
When I used the product I felt that the scrubbing feeling was significant without feeling like I was trying to remove 10 layers of skin. With lemon being a natural remedy for skin with acne, and with it's lightening properties, this is perfect for me as I work on evening out the skin tone on my shoulders and upper back especially. Meanwhile, sage is said to work as an astringent, and antiseptic and an antibacterial treatment that acts as the perfect tonic for the skin, encouraging cell regeneration. All the things I look for in a product for my finicky skin. So at the end of the day would I recommend this product, at the regular price? After just one use, with my skin still feeling quite exfoliated - which I like a lot - yes. If you can get a hold of a small sample of the product, I suggest you try it out.