Sunday, March 6, 2011

Review: LUSH Sugar Scrub

Image from LUSH
I am sorry, but LUSH Sugar Scrub, I really really didn't like you! I am normally a big fan of LUSH products, and I have tried numerous products from them that I loved and repurchased over and over again, sometimes even recommended to my friends and family. But this is the first LUSH product that I had to toss away.

LUSH described this product as: "Our Sugar Scrub is hard, but a bit of a sweetie. Its no nonsense stance stimulates activity and tackles cellulite with fennel and ginger. Calming lavender has a balancing effect and encourages healthier skin."

To use: "Wet your skin in the shower or bath and rub a sugary scrub all over your body, then rinse. Do not get the scrub wet under running water or it will melt before it has had a chance to health and smooth your skin. As you rub on your body feel the scrub work its sugary magic, leaving you with bright, smooth and healthy glowing skin"

Um, excuse me? Smooth, healthy glowing skin? After I used the sugar scrub, it left little scratches on my arms and legs, and then a day later, a ton of itchy, rough raised bumps that took forever to heal! I am not new to scrubs and I use a body scrub at least once a week in my shower to exfoliate and help get rid of dead skin cells. But this was my first time using the LUSH Sugar Scrub, and the result was so disappointing. It felt so rough on my skin, so I had to use an extra light hand. Even so, it damaged my skin. I feel like the only area you can safely use this scrub on are your heels, but that's what my pumice stone is for.

The only thing I liked about the scrub is its scent. It's sweet and flowery. But other than that, I disliked how it melted and left a pile of green mess in my shower after using it, and I strongly disliked how it was so rough on my skin and made me feel miserable for days while my rashes healed.

At first I thought I had been using this all wrong -- even though this has always been how I use a scrub! You take it and rub it on your body! I still wanted to do research and checked out its review on It turns out I wasn't the only victim who got scratches and rashes from using this product. Some people suggested crushing it first and use the crumbles, which is less abrasive. I tried breaking it apart but it was solid as rock! I suppose I could take a bag and break it inside w/ a hammer or something, but honestly it was too much hassle for me to use a product.

In conclusion, LUSH Sugar Scrub was a completely disappointment to me. If you have sensitive skin, take my advice and do not try it! If you want something really powerful against callused skin, perhaps this has enough power for you. For me, I will never use this again!


  1. awww... :( scratches and rashes? >o<" i'm sorry you had to experience that. i will be definitely staying away from this.

  2. OMG I agree. I tried this out BECAUSE it was in a gift set and I hated this so much!, I just put it on my shower floor to melt away. I hated the ugly green residue it left in my shower!

  3. Oh geez, I'm so sorry to hear this. T_T Thanks for the warning, Lulu!

  4. sorry to hear that it was such a bad product! I was curious about it since there's a Lush near me, but I'm going to stay far away from it!

  5. I didn't really like Lush's sugar scrubs either. I definitely find that crumbling them is the way to go, otherwise if you don't use the whole thing the sugar melts and then recrystallizes and is just impossible and EVEN MORE abrasive. The regular ones are just ugh.

    The holiday sugar scrub was actually a lot softer and crumbled easily just with the hands. I rationed it into three scrubs and it was actually really nice. I really don't understand why the regular ones aren't that texture. =/

  6. eek sounds like rubbing sandpaper against your skin! Thanks for the review, I will definitely steer clear of this, as my skin is already sensitive enough to begin with.

  7. I had the same experience! Scratches all over my body! The product was horrible!