Monday, 4 July 2016

The Body Shop Pinita Colada body scrub review

Dear Beauty Diary,

I'm here with another product from The Body Shop Pinita Colada range! So excited for this range, and all the products smell so yummy, like a true pina colada. The Body Shop Pinita Colada range is inspired by the iconic pina colada, a cocktail made of equal parts pineapple, coconut and white rum. Also happens that I love pina colada, and had to grab all the Pinita Colada products when it launched. Alas, its only limited edition, so grab it while you still can. I also bought The Body Shop Pinita Colada body butter, which you can read my review here.

I got The Body Shop Pinita Colada body scrub for $36.90 ($27.46 USD), which I think is quite pricey for a The Body Shop product. However, you get 250ml worth of product, which is more than the usual 200ml pots that The Body Shop does for its scrubs, to account for the price difference. By the way, I love the new body scrub packaging, it comes housed in a little plastic jar. Its so aesthetically pleasing! ^_^

Fusion of pineapple with coconut

Super cute jar packaging!

The Body Shop Pinita Colada range contains specially formulated products just for the hot summer weather. Here's what The Body Shop says about the Pinita Colada body scrub:
Turn your shower into a beach party with Piñita Colada Body Scrub. Blended with real shredded coconut this exotic exfoliator with a deliciously tropical scent helps reveal smoother, summer-ready skin.
  • Deliciously tropical scent
  • Reveals smoother, fresher skin
  • Lifts away dead skin cells
Yes its true, this product contains real shredded coconut inside. Lots of it. In fact, the shredded coconut is the 'scrub' in this scrub, its small and gritty and does all that scrubbing for you. You can see some yellow bits suspended in the scrub, those are the small flakes of shredded coconut.

Let's face it. This product doesn't have a huge scrubbing action going on. You're scrubbing yourself with coconut shreds, how much scrub action is that going to give you. So for those with really dry, flaky skin, and if you're looking for a scrub with superior scrubbing power, this ain't the scrub for you. Let me kindly direct you to The Body Shop Cocoa Butter body scrub, that is one coarse scrub.

The Body Shop Pinita Colada body scrub has a medium scrubbing power, the coconut shreds are fairly gritty, so they do some sloughing of your dead skin cells. But its not gritty enough for a really good scrubbing session. I personally quite like this, as this means I won't end up over-scrubbing myself, which isn't good for your body either. Just use this more frequently that your usual coarse scrub, perhaps 2 to 3 times a week.

As for the texture of this scrub, its so lovely. Its an air-whipped cream with coconut shreds suspended in it., to give you a fair, even scrub. The cream is so light and fluffy, it feels so luxurious using it. And that smell. When you use it in your bathroom, your whole bathroom is going to transform into a tropical beach paradise. Its so juicy and fruity! Juicy being the keyword. So delicious.

Hello to lovely light cream scrubs!

You don't really need much scrub each time you use it. A fair amount should be enough to cover your whole body. After rinsing off the scrub, I found that it left a thin oily film on my skin. I think its to moisturise your skin, but I did not quite like the feeling. It felt quite greasy in my opinion, so I washed it off. For those who like moisturised skin, this is good news for you, as the thin film will keep your skin hydrated. My body did not feel dry at all after using this scrub.

Here's the ingredients if you're interested:

In a nutshell, this is one cool scrub. Scent is really strong, of sweet coconut with strong hints of juicy pineapple. Also, I did not get any dry patches or irritation from using the scrub. Highly recommended! ^_^

What are your opinions on the Pinita Colada body scrub? I would love to hear from you in the comments! :)

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