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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 makeupalley.com. 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!