Soap & Glory has quickly become one of the UK’s most well-known (and most-liked) lines of beauty products. Supporting the “Clean of England” since 2006, the cheeky brand started when suds-loving founder Marcia Kilgore used her cosmetic chemistry savvy to create fun, fearless, and fantastically formulated bath, beauty, and body products. After a brief departure, the Soap and Glory brand is back in the U.S. and I am ecstatic! Retro girly, tongue-in-cheek packaging make Soap and Glory products just plain ‘ol fun!!
I have very quickly become addicted to body scrubs…..the good ones that leave my skin feeling soft and smooth. Soap and Glory Flake Away Body Polish is among the really good ones. First of all it smells truly heavenly. The scent is Soap and Glory’s signature Pink Fragrance; fresh bergamot and mandarin, rose, jasmine, peach, strawberry, oakmoss, amber, woody notes and amber and warm vanilla notes on the bottom. It is almost an exact dupe for Dior Miss Cherie perfume! Plus, it has these skin softening ingredients:
- Sea Salt
- Shea Butter
- Sweet Almond Oil
- Peach Seed Powder
My favorite scrubs are the ones that have salt or sugar in them. They do a great job of exfoliating without scratching my delicate (read as old) skin. Trust me, any scrub made with seeds or uneven particles will tear your skin. This scrub has very small granules of sea salt that are well dispersed through the product, so you get effective exfoliation without it being too harsh on the skin. It does have the consistency of a polish rather than a chunky scrub. It’s soft and easy to work with, leaving behind conditioning oils giving my dry summer skin the moisture it craves. I did find it works better if used on smaller areas like knees, elbows and feet. I used it all over my body at first but I found it difficult to rinse off completely because the grains are so fine. Since it does contain salt, do be careful if you have a cut or abrasion, the salt can make it sting!
I’ve been doing water aerobics twice a week and the chlorine is playing havoc with my skin. My legs are very dry and I’ve found if I don’t get all the chlorine off my body almost immediately, I can get itchy bumps on the backs of my legs. Soap and Glory Flake Away has been a life…er… leg saver this summer. It deep cleanses, exfoliates and moisturizes all in one. And no oily residue!
At $18, it’s a bit pricey but the tub is HUGE, a full 10.1 oz’s, so it will last a good long time. Flake Away is a fantastic body polish and also works great on my feet before a do-it-yourself pedicure, a pre-self tanning exfoliation and for softening hands. Soap and Glory says “transforms your scaly legs from reptilian to radiant”--I tend to agree! Have you used it?