This is one of those products I wish I never purchased.
This scrub features a rough cane sugar texture so if you are very sensitive, you might not like the feel of this at first; it could feel as though it is scratching you. But once you get past that initial ouchie phase and the sugar starts to melt a little, it becomes extremely pleasant.
The smell is intoxicating. Not to overpowering one direction or another - a perfect blend of coconut and citrus; lemon, lemongrass finished off with a kiss of vanilla. Coconut oil hardens when cold, so my scrub was a brick when it arrived. No biggie, I made sure the cap was on tight and I gave it a warm waterbath for about 10 minutes. I removed the vessel and with a demitasse spoon, I slowly stir the scrub and mixed the oils throughout the product to redistribute and soften the mix. Indie Lee's products can and will separate because they lack chemical stabilizers. I found with the waterbath method, I did not have to add warm water to the actual product, which over time, too much water can harden the sugar.
With the consistency of light brown sugar and the texture of sugar in the raw, I scoop a small amount out and cup it in my hands allowing the warmth of my body to begin melting the oils. I then apply small amounts at a time to my skin, starting with my shoulders and working downward. Limb by limb slowly and methodically.
The vessel is a medium weight plastic with a screw top. The container is easy to open and scoop product out of and since it is plastic I do not have to worry about it slipping off of my shower's bench and shattering to the floor. All Indie Lee products are housed inside brown vessels to protect the ingredients from light, which tends to break down the effectiveness faster. Indie Lee's products are in their most natural state - no greenwashing here - only the finest quality products are used and you can feel the difference instantly.
Smells delicious, gives you silky, smooth skin!
I received a sample size of Indie Lee The Body Scrub in my February Beauty Army kit and I finally let myself use up the last bit of it, which I was hiding from BF because I was being soft-skin-greedy. I had never used a body scrub before getting this sample, and now I cannot imagine my shower routine without a body scrub. Aside from it smelling SO delicious (enough to eat, but, yes, I held back) it makes your skin feel like silk - like brand new baby skin! It's unbelievable how good this makes me feel. I don't even feel the need to use a body lotion after I get out of the shower. The only down side, for me personally, is the price - nearly $40 for 12 oz. I just know I would only use it on "special occasions".
Fabulous & Natural?!
Totally amazing body scrub that literally melts into your skin leaving it smooth, silky, moisturized, & fabulous. No lie... best part is it's natural. I received a sample size of this from Indie Lee about two weeks ago or so & have been loving this product ever since. I did a complete review on it (along w/other Indie Lee products) on my main blog!
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This is the best body scrub I have ever used! It not only smells amazing, but it leaves your skin feeling fresh and moisturized! My favorite thing about this scrub is that it is 100% natural, so you know you are using something that is not only great for your skin, but SAFE for your body!
From New York Observer Playground Magazine
See attached review. We are so excited to be featured in the Spring 2011 New York Observer Playground Magazine: Beauty section as must haves for this coming season.