Review: ESPA Detoxifiying Salt Scrub

I love a good body treatment, and who doesn't? There's nothing like winding down and pampering yourself in the comfort of your own home - if a skilled therapist isn't working their magic, in calming surroundings on you instead.

The first ESPA product I experienced was over a year ago, when took the Invigorating Body Reviver on holiday with me. I was really impressed by how well it exfoliated my skin, without the need to scrub myself red raw but my tube looked a right state by the time I was ready to blog about it! Lemongrass, Lime and Thyme kick started my day each morning in the shower. It was bliss.

The latest ESPA product I've tried is the Detoxifying Salt Scrub. Suitable for all skin types, this exfoliator containing radiance refining sea salts, smooths and softens, sloughing away dead skin cells. Uplifting grapefruit, Cypress and Eucalyptus help to stimulate circulation and eliminate toxins, leaving you feeling refreshed and ready to go.

I used this on day one of my holiday before we headed down to the beach, wanting to prep my skin for the elements and my eventual tan. I was suitably impressed by how soft my skin felt afterwards and couldn't stop harping on about it to the girls- one of which helped herself to it, the following morning and agreed that it worked fantastically well at exfoliating and softening her skin too. It also contains Sweet Almond Oil, which left my skin so hydrated that there was no need for a separate moisturiser - something which I never pass on, as part of my bodycare regime.

My only grumble is that I find the sachets quite awkward to use. It was difficult to squeeze the product out, and I ending up squeezing too much oil out, leaving plenty of granules inside, which were near impossible to get out! I didn't have any scissors to hand being on holiday and wasn't about to trek to reception to ask for some. I tried in vain over a period of three days to scoop the rest of the scrub out, before accepting defeat and throwing the sachet away.

I searched online, expecting to see it available in a larger quantity in a use-friendly tube or tub, instead finding a pack of 10 sachets being sold as an alternative. For this reason, I can't purchase it, as it will result in me wasting too much product. If they change the packaging, I'll be throwing my money at this. Until then, it's staying in my wallet.

How much is it? £7.15 for two sachets, £32 for 10 sachets
Where can I buy it from? House of Fraser, ESPA online, Liberty

*PR sample

2 beauty lovers have sumthin to say:

GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle said...

I don't like hard-to-use packaging either, but only if the product is especially good.

LaaLaa Monroe said...

How I was reading to just throw some money at it. Yet I don't feel 10 sachets for £32 is worth it but if it was in a large box - I'm there.


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