Thursday, September 13, 2012

Whipped Sugar Scrub - Selma Valentine

In the August 2012 Green Grab Bag, I received a sample of Selma Valentine's Whipped Sugar Scrub in Summer Breeze.

I have to admit: I'm not a big fan of sugar scrubs. In fact, I'm not sure I understand the appeal. The way I understand it from many articles I've read in women's magazines, sugar can cause yeast infections if it comes in contact with that very special sensitive female area. Why would a woman WANT to use a product that could potentially cause an uncomfortable situation that would need to be remedied with medication?

Now I know what you're gonna say: You don't scrub THAT area, silly. Yes, that's true. But still, while rinsing the scrub off, it's bound to find its way down to that area. So yes, I am hesitant to use sugar scrubs because yeast infections ARE NOT fun.

But... throwing caution aside, I tried the scrub with mixed results. No, I didn't get an infection (you're saying "Of course you didn't, silly!"). While the scrub performed well and left my skin feeling clean and tight, I have to admit I was not a big fan of the scent.

The scent is what I call "perfumey" meaning that it smells more like perfume than an actual, identifiable and recognizable scent. It's strong. But after using the product, I did not feel as if I smelled of Summer Breeze. I simply felt clean and smelled... regular.

The product retails for $15 on the Selma Valentine site.  The price seems right for this product. Would I buy it? No. When buying a scrub, I turn to salt scrubs, like Bliss Hot Salt Scrub (my favorite - I can get lucky sometimes and find this at TJ Maxx!).

Nitpicks: The scent - it reminded me of something my grandmother would have loved.

Lasting impression: This product left my skin feeling great for hours after use!

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