Soap And Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub Review

by Sub Editor Akanksha on October 22, 2013

in Grade B+, Reviews, Skincare

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Guest Review By Shilpa

Scrub, scrub, scrub and come clean! A firm believer in the power of exfoliation, I love to get my hands on all types of body scrubs. Considering myself a true connoisseur of ‘body scrubs’, I am difficult to please! While I had high expectations of the Soap and Glory Sugar Scrub (the brand has some fantastic products!), it didn’t quite meet the mark.

What Soap and Glory says,” Super scrub with smashed brown sugar and sweet lime, almond oil & macadamia grains.”

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE: Use in the shower once, twice, or three times weekly, depending on the level of scaliness you struggle with. (Four times-even-if you’ve ever been labelled ‘old lizard legs’.)

My experience with the product:

First off, the packaging. It comes in a wide, transparent, cylindrical tub that’s convenient, but not hygienic to use. While taking out the scrub, some water invariably gets into the product and it gets sludge-y. To counter this, I actually scoop out a few tablespoons separately and use, while it works – its kinda irritating to do this extra step. That said, the tub is robust and sturdy. The lid fastens securely and can travel safely.

The first thing that hits you after opening the lid is the supremely zesty, fresh, citrusy, wake-me-up smell. It is quite potent and overpowering, definitely not to my taste but may cue efficacy for some people. Soap and Glory products usually smell wonderful and have complex, sophisticated scents. I am surprised how this super strong lime and lemony smell got in!

The texture of the scrub is a thick paste with tiny brown sugar and bigger, darker macadamia grains with the former working gently and the macadamia grains providing stronger exfoliation. Since the relative quantity of macadamia grains is less, I do feel the need to use a fair amount of the product to get decent, feel clean exfoliation. That said, it is easy to spread and not abrasive (unless you take a lot of it and put in too much effort!). It rinses off easily and the almond oil works its magic and leaves my skin soft, supple and lightly moisturized (I skip the body lotion post this as I live in a humid city). This works for me as I have normal skin, but may feel greasy on people with oily skin. As the scrub action is not harsh, can be used up to 2-3 times a week.  

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What Works

  • Gentle, but buildable, effective exfoliation

  • Leaves the skin feeling supple and moisturized

  • Easy to wash off

  • Cruelty free, Soap and Glory products are not tested on animals

What May Not Work

  • The strong citrus fragrance can be overpowering

  • Tub packaging isn’t very hygienic

  • A little doesn’t go a long way – more product is needed if you want proper exfoliating / scrubbing action

Rating: B+

Price: Available online in India for INR 800

Will I repurchase? Will probably not purchase this again but would love to try the other scrubs from Soap and Glory (Breakfast Scrub and Pulp Friction!)

So, is it for you? Made for cold, dry climates, this scrub could work during the extreme winters in the north with reasonable exfoliation and moisturization. The strong citrus smell may not be everyone’s cup of tea though!

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Embellished October 23, 2013 at 12:11 am

I’ve always wanted to try this!


Vineetha@indianbeautyreviews October 23, 2013 at 6:17 am

I have tried tis one Mehak! wholeheartedly agree on the pros and cons.My fav is clinique’s sparkle skin right now!


Shilpa October 23, 2013 at 7:29 am

Hi Vineetha! Glad we think alike on the pros and cons :)


Ishitaa October 23, 2013 at 10:47 am

Hey on which website is it available in india?


Shilpa October 23, 2013 at 11:16 am

Hi Ishitaa…I’ve seen it on medplusbeauty!


Shilpa October 23, 2013 at 11:17 am

Hi Ishitaa…I’ve seen it on medplusbeauty!


Ishitaa October 23, 2013 at 11:20 am

Thanks :)


R October 23, 2013 at 12:16 pm

hi shilpa, great review.. can you please suggest a budget scrub for oily skin with loads of whiteheads.. the neutrogena blackhead eliminating warming treatment did not work on my whiteheads. any suggestion would be helpful.. thank u


Shilpa October 23, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Hi R, thanks :) When I was younger and on a budget, St Ives Apricot scrub was my go-to scrub. It worked super well as an exfoliant, leaving my skin bright and smooth, also helpful for whiteheads. Not sure which city are you in, but places like Gaffar Market in Delhi / Alfa in Bombay (that stock imported items) should carry this.

Dear Editors…any other recommendations please? Thanks.


mehak October 23, 2013 at 2:01 pm

I second ST Ives. For sure best budget scrub ever.


Shilpa October 23, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Thanks Mehak…super prompt as usual :) Am sure people at work would love you for being so responsive!


R October 23, 2013 at 7:14 pm

thank you shilpa and mehak.. any other suggestions for scrubs are also welcome. i stay in mumbai shilpa, so going to alfa would not be a problem. any other scrub from alfa which according to you is worth trying? thank you.


Swati October 23, 2013 at 3:06 pm

This sounds so perfect for my mom. She has really dry skin
I love St Ives scrubs too! They are fantastic


Krithi October 23, 2013 at 7:51 pm

This is dfntly in my wish list


Sangeeta October 23, 2013 at 11:17 pm

Body scrubs rarely last long. This sounds nice, but I’m sure I’ll use it up in a jiffy.


LittleBigHappyGirl October 24, 2013 at 11:22 am

The packaging is so pretty, I might just end up buying because of that!


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