With Princess Brat as my prop, I got these two to review together, because they were both birthday presents from a friend. Unfortunately, Flickr’s Aviary has issues and I cannot crop any photos, which is a pity. Happy Birthday to Me! This is my 1st present! I gave myself a phone last Christmas, hehe, I haven’t thought about what to give myself yet. But plenty of stuff to own.
First… the Scrub
Vanilla Chai Body Scrub is a sugar scrub, made predominantly with sugar, oil and the fragrance of vanilla and chai spice perfume. The recommended frequency is two to three times weekly. You dampen your skin and rub in circular motions. The smell is like chai tea, but not too overpowering with a hint of vanilla.
As you can see from the cover, these are actually Christmas stock, and therefore limited edition. If you are a fan of the chai perfume, it is worth trying this Body Shop range. The product has good viscosity but the grainy texture does not seem too rough. However, if you want a finer scrub, try the Sukin Body Scrub, which has finer grains.
Even though it looks rough, the Body Shop sugar scrub is gentle on the skin, mainly because the prime ingredient is sugar. It washes of easily so might want to step out from the shower.
The Body Butter
It says 24- hour moisture for dry skin, unfortunately I am debunking that claim. As you know, Princess has severely dry skin. I had been using multiple formulations on her extremely dry skin during the 40C heat. Trust me when I say this does not actually do what it claims.
Unless your skin is just about of dryness, maybe. But any drier than itchy and peeling off, it does not apply. Sadly, because it would have been great not to use that many products. At the moment, I am using baby massage oil by Baby Bee (a Tasmanian company), followed on by paw paw ointment with Manuka honey. Intermittently, I am using Dermaveen lotion.
I have long since finished Epaderm, which is great until her skin tolerated it. Plus it is not cheap.
Kind of disappointed about that, otherwise I liked the scent and the buttery smoothness of it. Prince Brat uses it too, so I don’t think this jar is going to last very long. However, if you know someone who has dry skin, I know that Body Shop does other scent/ flavors.
The butter absorbs well after bath/ shower and leaves no greasy residue. Worth considering if you are getting presents. Too bad this Christmas edition is going away soon, it is always nice to try something new. My favorite from them is still the original Shea Butter.
On that end, does anyone have any suggestions for Princess Brat’s extremely dry skin? I am all ears because she’s scratching herself silly at night. I am not getting enough sleep because she will then bleed and feel the pain, screaming like a banshee.
If you are going to tell me use a humidifier, it did not work… sorry.
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