Sunday, November 3, 2013

The scrubbiest: Soap & Glory Pulp Friction

A few months back I won Julia's awesome UK Spring Giveaway -- what a great surprise because, well, I rarely win anything online. I got a lot of really awesome stuff delivered by Julia herself, products that I am so excited to use myself!

Side note: When Pnut passed away, Julia offered a coffee date to cheer me up. At that time, I was so distraught I didn't want to talk to anyone about Pnut's demise. Julia's adorable 10-year old Jack Russel Terrier, Jack, passed away last May (a few days after Pnut's 10th birthday) so if there was anyone who knew and felt my pain, it was her. Thanks, Julia! Let's have that coffee date soon!

One of the products that stood out the most was the Soap & Glory Pulp Friction, a foamy fruity body scrub chock-full of fig powder, pumice, orange waterjuice, lemonade tree liquid and vitamin balls of A, C, E. I've always been interested in Soap & Glory but never got around to actually purchasing one in Sephora. I really love their packaging and their humor, Soap & Glory is such a fun brand!

Get fresher, smoother and softer skin with fig powder, pumice, peppermint oil, lemonade tree liquid, orange waterjuice™ and vitaminballs™ (A,C,E). Scented with our new Fruitigo™ fragrance.
Retail price: £8.00/ €9.36/250ml
Pulp Friction is a pretty straightforward kind of scrub, it contains two types of scrubbies: the finer, grittier one is pumice while there are larger pink beads which remind me of the St. Ives Apricot Scrub beads. The combination of these two exfoliate skin really, really well.

I use this once a month when I have the time to spend more than 30 minutes in the shower, because recently, I can only allot about 20 minutes because I'm rushing all the time. Sad, I know.

The product is in cream form which also creates a soft lather when massaged onto skin in the shower. If you look up close, you can see the pink beads in the swatch above.

When scrubbing, I start from my neck  and gently scrub in circular motions, then work my way down to my heels. I concentrate on my elbows, knees and heels. Scrubbing is sort of like therapy for me, and helps me zone out and just concentrate on the task at hand. Admit it, when you shower you still think about work, right? At least I do.

The other thing that blew me aside from the excellent texture is the scent which is uniquely fruity, I get hints of lemon and pomelo. It's a bit unusual (frozen yuzu + pomelo + green fig?) but it works and leaves the bathroom smelling delicious. The scent also lingers on my skin even after rinsing. Mmmmm...

Pulp Friction is a pretty popular product but it's weird that no one actually speaks about it, you can't even find a lot of reviews on it online. And lookit, it even won Best Body Scrub at the Stylist Skin Care Awards in 2012

I would love to repurchase this at my next Sephora visit, but I think this generous 250ml tube will last me a long, long time. Thank you, Julia, for introducing me to this wonderful product! :)

Do you love scrubbing as much as I do? What's your favorite body scrub? :)


  1. So cute. Bye Bye Pnut. You're probably flying now in Dog Heaven.

  2. How much do you use per scrub sesh? I'm a scrub dummie and I have a small tub at home, which is almost empty after just 5 uses. Am I doing this right?!

  3. Hi, Tellie! I don't think there is such a thing as a scrub dummie, haha :) I think it mostly depends on how abrasive the scrub is in the first place.

    For example, I have the small Asian Secrets tub at home. It has finer granules and as a result I tend to scoop out a lot. A small tub could last maybe 2 months, depends how often I use it. For the Soap & Glory Pulp Friction, it's more abrasive and I use less of it (otherwise I over-exfoliate and my skin becomes red).

    I've tried other body scrubs from Watsons that have very little scrubbies, and what happens is I use up the tube right away since I don't feel like it's exfoliating my skin at all!

    So I hope this helps you out! :D

  4. I still have my tube from last year's SG trip :)

  5. Man, I love the smell of this :) So invigorating :D