I have previously tried Nougat London's Cherry Blossom Body Shimmer which I used just before hitting the town one night. It created a gorgeous, radiant effect on my legs and decolletage area that had my friends asking which product I had used and it smelled fantastic. I thought then that it was definitely a brand that I would like to investigate and try out further, so when Nougat London offered to send me a tube of their body scrub I absolutely couldn't refuse. I was so excited to try their product that I used it the same day I received it! Here is my review...
An invigorating fragrance combining the essential oils of Bergamot, Lemon Myrtle, Grapefruit, Ginger and Lemongrass. Developed to help lift your spirits and awaken your mind on even the darkest, sleepiest mornings. Exfoliating particles of Olive Seed are suspended in a rich foaming gel containing an organic compound derived from Coconut Oil to buff away dull skin and cleanse the skin. Natural extracts of Basil and Cucumber soothe and soften the skin whilst Green Tea Extract is full of antioxidants to help inhibit collagen degradation.
Aqua, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropy Betaine, Acrylates Copolymer, Glycerin, Juglans Regia (Walnut) Shell Powder, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit), Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot), Fruit Oil, Juniperus Virginiana (Cedarwood) Wood Oil, Backhousia Citriodora (Lemon Myrtle), Citrus Auratium Spp Amara (Petitgrain), Citrus Sinensis (Orange), Coriandrun Sativum (Coriander), Elettaria Cardamomum Seed Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Powder, Litsea Cubeba (Litsea May Chang), Michelia Alba (Magnolia), Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Leaf Extract, Sodium hydroxide, Cucmis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Potassium sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Limonene, Citral, Linalool, Geraniol.
Olive Seed: A natural and gentle exfoliating agent.
Coconut Oil: a rich antibiotic, multivitamin, multi-nutrient, nourishing, anti-aging, anti-wrinkle and anti-oxidant which locks in moisture.
Basil: anti-inflammatory with soothing and relaxing properties. The vitamin C that the basil contains helps with the skin cell metabolism. This includes maintenance of the skin collagen, which is responsible for the dermis structure and its elasticity.
Cucumber Extracts: rich in amino acids, vitamin A, C, E and K.
Green Tea Extract: high in antioxidants to help inhibit collagen degradation.
As soon as I opened the box I could smell a lemony, citrus fragrance. It wasn't one of those overbearing aromatherapy smells (which remind me of washing up liquid) but more a creamy lemon. With water, the fragrance was sharp and zesty which reminded me of Sherbet Lemons, which in this warm summer weather felt particularly refreshing. The 'level' of fragrance was absolutely perfect, it wasn't too strong nor too weak, it was just right. I could still smell a gorgeous lemony fragrance after showering but it didn't last very long, but then I wouldn't have expected it to.
I first tried the product on my skin by using my hands to rub it in. It lathered moderately and I could feel the Olive seeds exfoliating my skin but they were not too coarse so there was no dragging or discomfort. I then tried using a shower puff and the lather exploded! It was rich and really creamy and smelled amazing. A little of this product certainly goes a long, long way.
It is an old beauty blogger cliche that 'my skin felt so soft...' ,but really, IT DID! My skin was left with a light citrus fragrance and felt silky smooth and supple. The scrub left me feeling particularly clean and refreshed too. I noted that a patch of eczema on my leg looked less inflamed than normal and the area didn't feel tight which it often does after showering. I found that my body butter absorbed into my skin faster than normal too.
Now the amazing thing I found with this product is that 48 hours after my first use, my skin remained smooth and feeling freshly cleansed! With continued use over a period of time, I really believe the benefits to my skin will be huge.
A quick hoorah for Nougat London putting this product into a tube and not a pot. Trying to use a product in a steamy environment and dripping water from my hands into the post is not good for any product. Take note brands, you know who you are!
Nougat London have a fantastic range of products and gifts available on their website for both men and women. You really should check them out!
The Refining Body Scrub is available here for £18.00.
Have you tried Nougat London products?