Saturday 4 September 2010

Lovea Bio L'Argan Regenerating Body Scrub - A Review For My Pure

In my August / September parcel from My Pure I was delighted to receive another item from the Lovea brand. If you read my blog regularly you'll know that I've already reviewed a few Lovea products, and that I've generally been pretty impressed. A French brand, Lovea's products are certified organic and are generally Paraben and SLS free. 

The product I received this time is the Lovea Bio L'Argan Regenerating Body Scrub.  As you know I am a big body scrub fan especially at this time of year, were generally exposing more flesh (oo er), we might be self tanning, or recovering from, or in my case preparing for holidays.  
The key ingredient in this scrub is Argan oil, often know as Moroccan oil. This super oil which features in a lot of Lovea products, is high in vitamin E to moisturise, repair and protect the skin, and plant fats to promote cell regeneration. The scrub also contains crushed Argan nuts, sugar, and orange peel to provide the scrubbing action, as well as Sunflower oil for moisture. 

 The scrub itself comes in a squeezy tube applicator, this works fairly well but on the first use each time you do need to manipulate and squeeze the tube quite hard to get it to come out. The scrub itself is a brown / orange in colour, the scrub particles appear to be suspended in a oil/gel texture. You can see the individual particles quite clearly, brown for the Argan nut, orange for the orange peel, and small granules of sugar.  

The scrub spreads quite easily on dry or damp skin, giving a gentle but satisfying scrub, surprisingly though for this type of scrub it doesn't really foam. It rinses away easily and leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth, with the delicate fragrance of the product, a kind of nutty, citrus exactly like the shampoo I tested previously. 

I have to say I really liked this scrub, the smell, the combination of the sugar and the oils all left me skin feeling gorgeous - definitely another winner from Lovea - my only slight issue is the mess it leaves in the bath. I normally stick to pure sugar or salt scrubs because they dissolve in the water, however the argan and orange particles do have a tendency to cling to the bath even when you have let the water out. This isn't a huge bad as it does rinse away easily, and it might not bother some people but it's something I thought I better point out. 

 Lovea Bio L'Argan Regenerating Body Scrub retails at £7.49 for 150ml from My Pure (This product was provided by My Pure for review purposes - this hasn't altered my view in any way)

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