I’d never heard of the Spa Fit range from the Body Shop, until I placed a big online order from them back in the Summer. I went on a big old scrub haul as I’d totally depleted my collection, all three of the scrubs I picked were totally different in texture. I’ve already reviewed and finished up the Early Harvest Raspberry Scrub, but
The Spa Fit Range is a small collection of products that make up the Spa Fit range, which features a massage oil, body massage tool, firming and toning gel moisturiser and of course this scrub. I’m not sure behind the idea of the range as I can’t seem to find any marketing spiel on their website on this particular range – but given the products, they’re clearly inspired in creating an at home spa atmosphere with all of the products seemingly targetted at a more treatment style version of body care.
The packaging of this scrub is nice, and would make a really nice decorative side of the bath scrub, featuring a clip style mason jar, but it’s also a heavy plastic rather than a glass, so if like me you drop stuff in the shower all the time, you don’t have to worry about it shattering everywhere! I will say it’s not the most practical scrub to try and fight with in the shower I will say, it looks nice but the opening is very stiff, and once it’s been loosened it’s like a loose cannon and pings open.
If you’re looking to try this scrub out I’d recommend waiting for the sale, whilst I believe this is a permanent line to The Body Shop, it was in the sale back in July – and I also noticed that it was in the sale that has just passed. It normally retails for £14, but when I picked it up in July it was £7, and with a discount code it was just £4.20.
The texture of this is unusual and I’m struggling to think of another scrub that I’ve tried that has a similar texture. The base of it I can only describe as a thin goo, peppered with soft pulpy lumps and a caffeine granule which resembles a microbead type texture. The scrub is filled with essential oils from lemons and grapefruits, if you’re like me and would be expecting a real hit in the face with a lemon type scent you might be disappointed – whilst it does smell citrusy, it’s not as intense as I’d expected.
The scrub is described as being smoothing and refining. The Caffeine granules will help tighten and brighten the skin, whilst the citrus essential oils will aid in brightening with their high vitamin C content. When massaging into the skin the texture emulsifies and becomes a little creamier, but because of that reason it means you can’t really get away with a small handful that you can use all over by moving it around your body.
I like this scrub, it does the job – but I don’t love it especially when it comes to the price. If you’re skin is very sensitive and you find a lot of scrubs too harsh then this might be a good option. For me you need a lot of product, and it’s kinda expensive for a Body Shop Scrub IMO, the pot is smaller than what you’d get with most other TBS scrubs. The Body Shop recommend using this 2 – 3 times a week, if that was the case you’d be through the whole pot after three weeks.