The Body Shop Mango Body Scrub Review

by Sub Editor Akanksha on April 17, 2014

in Body shop, Grade A, Reviews, Skincare

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Always read the VERY CAREFULLY label before you buy anything! I recently got a refresher in this simple lesson after buying The Body Shop Mango Body Scrub. The tub clearly says for “very dry skin” and being a sucker for cute packaging and luscious textures, I bought it thinking how bad can it be for my normal-dry combination skin? Turns out, TBS means what they put on the pack (silly me, I know). This scrub is definitely meant for very dry skin (or possibly extreme winter usage) and I am now planning to pass it on to my mum!

What Body Shop says, “Have soft, glowing skin with this oil-based, soft-textured scrub that is packed with exfoliating salt grains and organic sugar. BEST FOR: very dry skin

How it works:

  • Mango seed oil moisturizes and softens skin without being greasy.
  • Community Trade organic cane sugar and salt grains gently exfoliate skin.

Community Trade organic soy oil, rich in essential fatty acids, helps repair skin’s moisture barrier for smooth, supple skin.”

My experience with the product:

Standard Body Shop tub packaging with pretty tropical colors on the label. While it is definitely sturdy, I am not a fan on dipping into the tub every time to scoop out the product. Since scrubs get gooey if water gets into them, I use a spatula to take out the required amount.

It has a faint mango smell that feels a bit artificial and synthetic to me. But as fragrance is very subjective and a matter of personal preference, you may want to give it a sniff in the store. Appearance of the texture is deceptive, while it looks super gentle and soft (and may have you thinking it won’t exfoliate well), the opposite is true when you add a bit of water and rub it on your skin. The tiny particles in the scrub exfoliate diligently and effectively. It is not abrasive though. It melts fast but if you don’t use too much water, a little works well to cover a large area. Will help remove dead skin cells in winters and also give your skin some much needed TLC with its organic soy oil. Leaves the skin with an oily residue on my normal – dry skin but would work super well for very dry skin (as TBS says!)

My skin feels super soft and smooth after using it and being a super humid city, I can totally skip the lotion after this.

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What Works:

  • Effective exfoliation
  • Leaves the skin feeling moisturized and nourished, normal skin people can skip lotion after this!
  • Used with just right amount of water, can go a long way
  • Cruelty free, TBS products are not tested on animals

What May Not Work:

  • Leaves oily residue on skin – best for very dry skin, may work for normal skin during winters
  • Tub packaging isn’t very hygienic
  • The mango fragrance feels a bit synthetic

Rating: A

 Price: INR 1095

Recommendation: The Body Shop Mango Body Scrub is definitely for those with very dry skin as it exfoliates effectively and leaves the skin supple and nourished with organic soy oil. People with oily skin should stay miles away but those who miss mangoes in the winter may try it then when the oily residue on skin isn’t a problem!

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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Manasi April 17, 2014 at 5:08 pm

Sounds like a good one :)


Xuvious April 17, 2014 at 6:16 pm

Probably best for winters then! :)


Shilpa April 17, 2014 at 7:11 pm



garima@cosmochics April 17, 2014 at 7:18 pm

Looks yum…great review honey


Shilpa April 17, 2014 at 8:38 pm

It does! Thanks Garima :)


Shreya April 17, 2014 at 8:21 pm

The scrub looks awesome … I really loved cocoa butter scrub but can’t use it much in summer since I’ve oily skin.


Supria April 17, 2014 at 8:26 pm

I wanna try the raspberry version of the scrub too. This sounds delicious, best saved for the winter months :)


Nisha@PinkTrends April 17, 2014 at 9:34 pm

The scrub looks yummy, feels like taking a spoon and digging in ;)


Shilpa April 17, 2014 at 9:56 pm

Ha ha Nisha :) I couldn’t agree more…the texture looked so yum that I just had to buy it!


Krithi April 17, 2014 at 9:43 pm

I have used d butternut I love it
I want to try this :)
Great review


Arthi ramesh April 17, 2014 at 10:53 pm

I own this scrub as well, This is a bit heavy though, extrmely dry skin beauties can use it and its a strict NO-NO for summers !! Nice review & pics !! xxx


mily April 17, 2014 at 11:40 pm

this definitely looks delicious…..not for summers but so winters it is then :P


Embellished April 17, 2014 at 11:56 pm

This looks SO good!


tina April 17, 2014 at 11:57 pm

Sounds perfect since I have very dry skin.I’ll try it after I finish my Brazil nut scrub which I use more often than needed because I can’t resist its delicious chocolate -biscuit pudding fragrance :)


Swati April 18, 2014 at 3:52 am

Now that looks yummy enough to be eaten! Like mango puree.. :D


Aayushi April 18, 2014 at 8:08 am

Although it is meant for very dry skin people but I the mango smell and packing is very tempting for me. And I had also been very tempted lie you to pick it up but i had not given up on my temptation and I had not bought it….. :P


Vini @dndb April 18, 2014 at 11:33 am

It looks super duper yummy! I mean who woudnt want this!!! YAyy summers!!


Shailja@BeABrideEveryday April 18, 2014 at 11:41 am

looks yummmmmmy !


Clothes and Creativity April 18, 2014 at 11:51 am

I prefer Starwberry and Wild Cherry (ltd.) flavours in most of the Bodyshop products. Give the Strawberry one a try. :)


laks April 18, 2014 at 12:13 pm

This look so yummy!! I want them, love mango smell :D


Shilpa April 18, 2014 at 12:24 pm

Glad to know so many of you find it so tempting :) I don’t feel so bad having bought it even though it’s clearly not for my skin type or the weather here!!


Divya teja April 18, 2014 at 3:19 pm

Packaging looks so yummmm


Priyanka Jain April 18, 2014 at 9:04 pm
Swastika April 18, 2014 at 10:00 pm

I have oily skin but totally want this for winters


Priyanjana April 20, 2014 at 12:27 am

I have normal skin , so I guess i’ll skip


Richa April 20, 2014 at 5:59 pm

Looks yummy! Great review


Vineetha April 21, 2014 at 1:45 am

I love TBS Body scrubs. I am using Honeymania right now but I am ging to get tis one next! :-)


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