23 January 2014

Review: St Grape Aqua Bliss Bath Scrub

Back in November I entered a giveaway on Sabrina's blog A Little Obsessed to win a St Grape Aqua Bliss Bath Scrub. I didn't win but I received an email from St Grape in December asking if I wanted a free tub of this scrub - all I had to do was pay the postage. So I jumped on the chance and instead of paying £12 plus £4.95 postage I only had to pay £4.95! 

I absolutely love the packaging of this product. The floral white box and design of the label is so fresh and looks like such a high end luxury product. I wasn't expecting the product to be wrapped up so this was even more of a bonus as the paper was so pretty and it felt like Christmas opening this up!

The packaging of the product itself is in keeping with the label on the box. I love that the pot is glass and not flimsy plastic which adds to the luxury feel of the product.

The product smells amazing! What prompted me to buy the product is that St Grape's products are 100% organic and natural. As I have sensitive skin and suffer from eczema I thought this would be a great product to try in the hope that it wouldn't irritate my skin. 

So down to the nitty gritty (what a perfect term for a scrub!)…

The directions on the label state to use the attached scooper and use 1 scoop of product - first problem was there was no scooper! Unless they mean the flimsy bit of material inside the lid that buckles under any weight of the product! I found it much easier and quicker just to scoop a bit out with my fingers! 

I really liked the product when I was using it and having washed it off could feel a difference straight away. It left my skin feeling soft without feeling like I had grated half my skin off! However within 5 minutes of using the product my arms were burning and I had red patches all over both arms. This really put me off but a couple of weeks later I thought I would give it another go. Five minutes after using the product I thought all was good but within another 5 minutes the burning sensation had returned. I decided that the eczema I sometimes get around my elbow crease did not agree with this product.I've continued using the product but avoided using it on my arms and I've not had a problem so I think I'm going to stick with using this on my legs. 

My only other criticism of the product is that if you were to use the provided scooper (if the flimsy bit of material really is the scooper) then this product isn't going to last all that long and I think £12 for the amount you get is quite expensive - considering the pot was only about 3/4 full when I received it. However I would consider repurchasing it if they offered the same incentive again. 

This is probably my first review where there have been more negatives to the product than positives. But I definitely put this down to my skin type as I've heard rave reviews from others about the product. 

Have you tried this product? What did you think of it? 



  1. This sounds like a nice product... thanks for the thorough review!


    1. Mmm now I've worked out to only use it on my legs I'm getting on really well with it. No problem :) X

  2. This is the kind of product that I'd really want to buy but I'd be quite wary of because of my sensitive skin. It's the salt that really irritates my skin, I'm not sure if it's the same for you? Salt scrubs are supposed to be great for exfoliation but it stings me too much. All my body scrubs nowadays are normally sugar scrubs or some other form of exfoliant.


    1. Mmm I think that's why I didn't mind trying it for only £4.95! Yes salt definitely does, unless it's sea salt which hurts like mad but actually is really beneficial as it's good for healing! But yes I agree, sugar scrubs definitely seem to be better! X


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